JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Our last two nights in Kuala Lumpur were spent at the beautiful JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur in KL’s city centre. This was a huge treat for us as we were able to get some solid sleep before we were off to our next destination. Plus, given its location, we were able to visit some of the last tourist items on our list in the city centre.
The 561 room hotel is located adjacent to the Pavilion, one of KL’s many massive shopping centers and is within walking distance to the communications tower, the Petronas or ‘twin’ towers and several other major landmarks.
ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
We arrived at the hotel a couple of hours before the normal check-in time so instead we headed to the Executive Lounge to wait for our room, where we enjoyed our piping hot Americanos! Check-in was smooth and Mr. Reza in the lounge ensured we felt welcome.
Our upgraded, one bedroom junior suite, was pretty spectacular. It boasted a king bed, huge bathroom with soaker tub and separate shower, living area/office with two flat screen TVs and a city view. Although the building isn’t brand new, the rooms are well maintained and have character. We even had a bottle of wine and fruit and cheese platter waiting for us!
As expected, WiFi speed was great. This hotel is frequented by business travellers, as was evident in the executive lounge (brought me right back to work when I would spend my evenings in the hotel lounge with my laptop!).
The lower level of the hotel features the ‘Feast Village’ which is home to a variety of restaurants, with cuisines from all over the world. The Marriott breakfast, which was complimentary during our stay, is offered Shooki restaurant and features your standard buffet fare. You will not go hungry here, as there’s an abundance of variety for all palettes.
The hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of KLCC. As mentioned above, one of the city’s largest shopping centres is located directly across the street and the Petronas Towers are about a ten minute walk away. Given that KL’s international airport is so far out-of-town (basically in Singapore!), it takes about 1.5 hours door to door, so give yourself adequate time and have hotel reception book your airport transfer.
The gym was extremely quiet during our visit. It is well equipped with all the gear you would need with adequate weight in dumbbells and a bench press. The machines look like they came from the set of Mad Men, but everything worked well!
Although the hotel is in the center of the city, the pool area is well sheltered and very relaxing. Within minutes of setting ourselves up in the poolside lounge chairs, a staff member came by with glasses of ice-cold water and a small fruit plate. WiFi was also great in the pool area!
As mentioned above, there were several business travellers staying at the hotel. It is in perfect location, in the heart of the city, with fast WiFi and all amenities required for business travellers. However, it is much more pleasant when staying for leisure!
Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at JW Marriott and we look forward for to staying with them again in the future.
Special thank you to Mr. Reza in the executive lounge, who really went out of his way to make us feel welcome. He was professional and provided us with a ton of information about KL. Thank you to Natasya for facilitating our stay.
To hear about how we spent our time in KL, read our post here: One week in Kuala Lumpur
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Finelinetravels was a guest of the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, however, as always, the views and opinions expressed herein, are those of finelinetravels only.