Lumut Valley Resort Condominium
Lumut is a small but an important little town. There are three reasons for the importance of Lumut. Firstly, there is the Naval Base, secondly there's the ferry to Pangkor and thirdly, there is an increasing sized harbor.
The Lumut Valley Resort Condominium or LVRC is one of the hotels in Lumut. It's not "just" a hotel. The LVRC offers more then "just" accommodation. For many travelers the LVRC became a home away from home.
As said, Lumut is the gateway to Pulau Pangkor and it houses the Naval Base. The Lumut Valley Resort Condominium offers an excellent alternative for those travelers who prefer to stay at the mainland. If you work at the Naval Base (or at the nearby Lumut Plant) can and you want to stay here!
The Lumut Valley Resort Condominium (LVRC) offers clean, secure, comfortable, affordable and yet flexible accommodation. Travelers on business or vacations and/or expats working in the vicinity of Lumut, Sitiawan, and Manjung District will enjoy the LVRC. Eighty two (82) units of air-conditioned furnished service apartments are available for rental either on daily, weekly, or monthly basis depending on your needs.
LVRC is a 5 minutes walk away from the Lumut Jetty, the portal to Pangkor Island.
The rooms of the LVRC are between 10 and 50 meters above sea level. This gives you a panoramic view over the bay and the Straits of Malacca.
So, what does the Lumut Valley Resort Condominium offer other then great accommodation and views over the bay?
Now one of the great things about the LVRC is that the long term traveler, those who work in the plant, expats or other who love to stay for a long time find a second home.
To understand this we have to look at what the LVRC offers. There are 82 units air-conditioned rooms:
(All apartments equipped with kitchen, sofa set, dinning table,
refrigerator, water heater, coffee making facilities)
Additional facilities are:
What separates the Lumut Valley Resort Condominium from other hotels is their addition features which are on request and for rent:
There's a few things that the management can arrange for you:
The facilities make that many people who work and live in Lumut for a longer time decide to stay at the LVRC.
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There isn't a lot heritage left in Lumut. And what there is, will soon be destroyed in the name of development and progress (my expectation). So if you have an interest in heritage buildings in Lumut, you better be quick
Lumut less then a decade ago
Pieter Kruger from South Africa has lived and worked for a few years in Lumut. He saw a very different Lumut as we know it today. When I came to Lumut, in 2003, the old ferry was no longer in service. Yet, Pieter went to Pangkor with the old ferry.
He was kind enough to send us some photos of his days in Lumut, not even 10 years ago. But it has dramatically changed!
More hotels in Lumut and Teluk Batik
Although Lumut is mostly ignored by travelers it is a popular destination for local tourists.
There are some good deals to be found in both Lumut and Teluk Batik. Have a look:
The Dinding River
Few pay attention to the Dinding river when they arrive in Lumut. They are too busy getting the ferry to Pulau Pangkor. Fair enough. However, it is worth to get a boat and visit the swamps and mangrove forest in the area.