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A flying visit back again after a month or so. Flew all night from the UK and drove in from the airport as the sun set and night arrived, then amazingly slept all night too. The view from the 20th floor last night was wonderful, twinkling lights all the way to the mountains - sadly not photographable. Woke this morning to view KL still sleeping and …
I was offered dinner with the events manager of our conference room in the hotel. After some gentle pushing, as I was unsure of the etiquette, I accepted and arranged to meet at 7pm in the Prince Hotel's Japanese restaurant. Being ignorant of Japanese food other than what I imagine to be the most basic and westernize of Sushi - which I get from a …
So when we first arrived in KL, we went to the Batu Caves as they were enroute. They were fairly impressive but a bit tired and everything was run down. Worse was the monkeys which were everywhere trying to steal from you! Theives!!
Our hotel was really nice (5*!) and we had interconnecting rooms for the first time which was good fun.
Today was our first morning at the Prince Hotel and Residence so going down to breakfast was quite exiting. The First World's buffet was average and so far our best breakfast was at the Methavali (Thailand) and as this is a 5-star hotel were hoping it would top it. Breaky was very good (but the Methavali is still way ahead) but the …
Unfortunately I had to leave Penang this morning. Also left my bloody sun glassees behind on the bathroom table...BUGGER!!!
Caught the bus at 10am and arrived in KL about 2pm. Checked into the Price hotel... which is only Ok when compared to the last two places, then went walking around a massive shopping plazza.\
I normally really really …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Value for money luxury
Stayed here for 4 nights on business. Service, room facilities and staff excellent. Room rate was a special from my company and was around what you would pay for a cheap B&B in the UK!!! Even the rack rates look very good value. Convenient for all attractions & business locations. Rooftop pool is great. The restaurants in the hotel lack atmosphere - I would go out to eat instead. Oh and the bar could REALLY do with getting a different CD collection!
Best Hotel Ever
We stayed 4 days at the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur and it was heaven.
The service is second to non, the cleanliness is excellent we found the staff and the facilities very good and they made us feel like a prince and princess.
The restaurants have very good food and the service is first class, breakfast was a wonderful experience.
The pool was a good size.
The location of the hotel is central and within walking distance of many shopping malls and the mono-rail system.
We can't wait to stay here again.
Sue & Eric
Very good accomodation
The hotel has a very good location, a footstep away from the Golden Triangle with its big shopping centres. Business or leisure travellers find a haven here. The restaurants can all be recommended. Breakfast is excellant. Service is perfect, but this should be the case in a five star rated hotel. Pool area is good. Would certainly come back again! A better choice in terms of price and service compared to Marriott and Westin across the street.
Excellent Location & hotel
Just returned from a 3 night stay in this hotel and throughly enjoyed it. Before we went I was concerned because so few tour operators use this accomodation. Needn't have worried as the location is great and just a short walk from all the attractions of KL.
Our room was spacious, clean and had a great view of the Petrona Towers that were quite stunning at night.
The breakfast buffet served in a nice environment had a really good selection and tasted good.
I would definitely stay here again.
Whilst we were there we went to the Batu caves by taxi and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You need to ask the driver for a price we paid 45 R going and 15R on the return trip!
Everything is really good value we struggled to spend our money, well worth a visit. Would recommend more than one night as the journey takes an hour from the airport and may be a little inconvenient for a one night stopover to NZ etc.
Fit for a Prince
Here are my comments on the hotel I hope some people find them helpful, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and take a look at the web shots I took of the hotel:
We only stayed in the Prince Hotel KL for 3 nights while seeing the sites around Kuala Lumpur before moving on to 10 nights at the Pelangi Beach Hotel in Langkawi (for the review of that hotel see http://www.gralton.com/reviews/pelangi/).
I can only call this hotel excellent and is probably the best I have stayed in, it really is luxury. Before I go on I will say that we did not eat at the restaurants in the hotel for either lunch or dinner but did have the breakfast on the 3 days. When we pulled up to the hotel the concierge service got our bags out of the car and gave us a slip for the reception to fill in with our room number so they could take the bags up for us. We were checked in within 5 mins and given our electronic key card for our room on the 26th floor. We jumped in one of the 6 lifts which shot us up to our floor.
We walked into the room where we had a big queen size bed with lots of big cushions dressing the bed. The room was immaculate and although we did not have a view of the twin towers the view from a room that far up was still amazing. Other things in the room were:-
* 2 seat sofa
* Desk and chair
* Big built in wardrobe
* Fridge and mini bar (charged locally and quite expensive, about 15RM for a 330ml beer)
* Iron and board
* Tea and coffee making facilities
* 24 inch TV (lots of channels including BBC World, Star Movies, Vision Four, CNN, ESPN...)
The bathroom was also immaculate and as well as a bath it had a separate full length shower which was very powerful. The entire suite was marble as well. Some of the nice little touches the hotel offered were complimentary bath robes and slippers along with 2 free 500ml bottles of water each day (though the tap water is safe to drink).
As I am sure you know the hotel has a Pool on the 10th floor which is quite a strange experience. There is also a sun terrace around the pool, a separate decked sun area and a pool side bar. The pool is not that big but good for a little swim or a dip when you get back from a humid day in the city. It was quite cold when we were there (July) but was ok once you were in. The pool also had a Jacuzzi attached which was nice and warm and complimentary towels were provided.
As I mentioned we did not have lunch or dinner at the hotel opting to eat in town but if the breakfast is anything to go by I am sure they are both lovely. At breakfast there was everything you could imagine and more. Sausage, Chicken Sausage, Bacon, Beans, Egg's (all varieties), Hash Browns, Fried Toast, Fruit, Cereals, Pastries, Fruit Juices ... the list goes on and on.
All in all we loved the hotel and would recommend it to anyone. It is about a 10-15 mins walk to the twin towers or a 5RM (3 min) taxi ride whichever you prefer. If you want a taxi just ask the concierge and they will hail one for you, this is usually cheaper than getting one yourself on the street. I could not find one thing to complain about at this hotel. I hope it is a good for you as it was for us - if you choose to go.
For information about Kuala Lumpur please see my guide, there is lots of useful information you will want to read and maybe take with you about food, drink, places to see along with some general hints and tips http://www.gralton.com/reviews/malaysia.shtml.
Well think that is about it, as I said if you want to know anymore e-mail me email@example.com and visit my site if you want to see some pictures.
The Prince for a Princess
Wonderfull hotel, only a hop step and a jump from all the main attractions and shopping. Could walk everywhere. Great rooms with great views. Full Buffet Breakfast included and what a feast it was. Yummo. Whilst we were there the royal family stayed and the red carpet was laid out for the prince and Princess of Malaysia. Obviously that tells you what class of hotel this is, and for a bargain. 5 star luxury.
I have been two times in this hotel, Fisrt time three years ago, when it was new hotel and dazzling and this year for the second time, although I think 3 years ago the hotel was better generally, but any way that is an excellent hotel, very good service, also good location, walking distance to Bukit Bintang (Shopping area) and Sultan Esmaill - Disco districts, some of it rooms has a great view of Petronas twin towers, and to sum it up, this a great hotel with a very reasonble price,
Stayed at this hotel for 5 days and I must say I was really pleased.We arrived really early about 8am and I asked if it was possible to get an early check in-no problem.The food is above average,the rooms are spacious and clean.The staff are really friendly and the hotel is very well situated not far from Petronas and larges shopping malls.All in all excellent.
Loved the view
I expected quite alot from a 4/5 star hotel, so when we arrived at the hotel I was extremely happy that the porters were so helpful. The reception desk was ruined by not so smiley/friendly staff and only one of the rooms being ready but all other staff were brilliant. Family stayed in a Standard and an Executive room. If you like modern simplistic designed rooms, this is the place. It has very clean and large bathrooms and a dressing room in the executive!! Views were fantastic, especially at night. Buffet breakfast was included and there was plenty of different things to choose from, eg. Congee, malaysian curries, fruit, etc, etc. Swimming pool was too small, just for paddling. Has a convenience store & hairdressers inside hotel for some necessities. Overall very good value!!!
New and sparkling
Stayed in this hotel several times, the latest was in May 2004. I have tried the Junior Suite, executive deluxe and the standard room. The hotel is a new hotel and all its facilities are in a good condition. Eventhough I am from Kuala Lumpur but I always take the family for 2 or 3 nites away from home and stay in the local hotels. The kids activity room is good, lots of activities, toys and games provided. Used the gym, not big but OK. In the city centre but you may need transportation such as taxi which is readily available. View from the hotel is superb, you could see the PETRONAS twin towers from the hotel and looks nice especially at night.