Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
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I can hardly believe it myself but I'm in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia! I've come to KL for the OLPC Base Camp Summit November 16-18 in Melaka (Malacca) Malaysia. We are all volunteers (and all financing our own trips. Some of us are meeting early (November 14) in KL to visit a rural school with XOs, ahead of the formal "Summit."
I had never …
Kuala Lampur is bumpin.....so many people and so diverse! We went to a rooftop bar to people watch and every table was so eclectic. We even ate at an Irish pub! They even have a Times Square mall with a "central park" but definitely didn't feel like NYC. Spent the entire day walking...went to the national mosque and Islamic cultural museum. Also …
The humid air hit us at 30 deg as we exited KL airport for the transfer car to our Hotel. AND It was 10pm!! The trip was about 45 min and despite being very tired Will Haydn and I still played the word game "categories" all the way.
Renaissance Hotel was "fancy schmancey", even after we got redirected to the "Budget Wing". It was not long …
11 - The number of pairs of shoes Heather bought in five days in KL.
10 - The number of minutes it takes to walk to the KLCC shopping centre from our hotel (with decent coffee a delicious two-dollar chicken rice and the obvious world of shopping of course).
9 - The number of attempts it takes for Heather to remember how to say …
This is it. Our last day. Tomorrow we return to England. But we're gonna use this day just as much as any other. So when a very helpful guy in reception suggested a canopy walk to us yesterday we decided very quickly that that's what we were going to do. So at a 8am we leisurely pulled ourselves out 9f bed (for our body clocks it was 10:30am) got …
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I'm treating myself to the Renaissance KL because this hotel has the best resort pool area and fitness club in KL, and with my Marritott Rewards status, I have the Club Room meals included too. I booked through Agoda at a great rate, much better than those on the Marriott booking site. Tip: Always check prices for hotel properties on the alternative booking sites as well the home site. The hotel is great, from the very cool rain shower in the room, to the Club Room food, the pool and fitness club, and all of the hotel staff. I will not want to leave.
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Our wing was the "not so fancy smancey" side but it was still very clean and well appointed. Older styling but well maintained. Brekky was included in our package and it was an amazing feed! Everything from Aussie Corn flakes to Thai squid. to fondu melted chocolate dip for fruit! The pool was enormous and a great remedy for our jet lag. We could walk to the KL towers which was a great day out for our overnight stopover. It was a 45 min drive for airport transfer, I was happy this was was pre-organised. We are looking forward to our return trip stopover here, we might book the all day Elephant tour and the caves
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The Renaissance was a pleasant surprise. Excellent hotel, friendly staff and excellent location. The rooms are large and very clean. Breakfast good with plenty of choice but could improve on juices. Quite a popular hotel as very near to twin towers. KL itself has changed a lot since my previous visit 5 yrs ago. Excellent holiday destination, even with v. young kids. If you are thinking of the rennaisance - book it.
It has 2 wings, New World (4*) and renaissance wing (5*). we were in the Renaissance wing but I thing the New wsorld wing is prob. as good
Just I spent 2 weeks in this hotel.
Everything was perfect: check in and out, the rooms are large and the bed kingsize, the service is excellent, specially in the club, the room service is very nice and the pool is olympic size. I know others hotels in KL but this one is really the best. It should be #1. Trust me!
ask for theClub level in Renaissance wing.
Large bedroom, excellent king size bed.
Service is excellent.
I stayed in the New World wing for six nights. Unfortunately there were a few persistent plumbing problems with the cistern, which caused a bit of a niggle, but overall the room was comfortable and the breakfast and meals I took in the Renaissance Wing were excellent. The linen was changed daily and the Housekeeping staff were friendly, polite and obliging.
The hotel location is gr8 and it is maintained well , i stayed in the new world wing which is the 4 star area the hotel has a 5 star wing too. i had to upgrae my room to a deluxe one to have an excellent view for the twin tower . and get some luxirious amenties . It was only an extra 9 dollars per day . breakfast is fine but filled with asian items . conceirge service is not 100% reliable but it was ok . always negotiate with taxi drivers sometimes u will pay less than what u expect always give it a try . Electronics and mobiles are very cheap and u will like it visit mid valley mega mall for brand names .
Excellent service but the rooms...
We booked two rooms (New World Wing) and arrived late at around 8.30pm. The lady at the reception kindly gave us two adjacent rooms upon request. One room however turned out to have persistent power supply problems. The electricity went out at least thrice between 9.30pm to 11.00pm! (I was travelling with my parents and that's why I really didn't want to change the room.) That said, I have to say I am very impressed by the service - technicians arrived at our door well-dressed within 5 minutes! (Not sure if that's because this sort of problem always occurs though.) The last technical staff eventually sorted out the problem by replacing a few bad bulbs. Overall, a clean and up-market option. Breakfast is excellent. But a bit worn out (perhaps only in New World Wing).
Best hotel I have stayed in
we stayed here for six days. What a fantastic hotel , I am surprised it is only 4* we have stayed in claridges, the savoy, a few mandarin oriental hotels as well as other 5* digs, but the staff, the breakfast (which is included), the very cheap chauffeur service( all day for £40) the olympic sized pool, then we get to the best feature..... The view (ask for a high up room) we can't say enough about this hotel. If you have booked already you won't be dissapointed, if you are thinking about staying here, stop thinking about it, do it!
This was our 4th trip in Feb 2005 to Malaysia and by far the best hotel we have stayed in. The rooms are large and the views from the room to die for. Its quiet usual for these city type hotels to have very small pool areas but the rennaisance surpassed itself. The staff were excellent and the small unexpected touches, like giving us a gift for Valentines day, and wathcing the dragon dancing celebrating the chinese new year so unexpected in such a big hotel group. The renaissance wing is how a luxury hotel should be and we would have no hesitatation in recommening this hotel to anyone. The food is a gastronomic delight, that is if you can manage to eat anything after such a wide choice at breakfast.
I love to travel, best of all when you request a room high up when staying in a major city to get the best views. However, although I knew our room on the 21st floor would be good, I was amazed to open the door and be greeted with a full view of the worlds tallest building (well until it was superceeded recently anyway). You can walk easily to the Petronas twin towers, and the fantastic duty free shopping at KLCC at the base, and in the opposite direction to the magnificent KL tower with its observation deck a staggering height above KL.
I just returned from a 11 night stay (Aug19-30) at the Renaissance in Kuala Lumpur and it was a very rewarding experience. The hotel is located within walking distance of the awesome Petronas Twin Towers and the KL City Center shopping mall. The hotel staff were all very nice and eager to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. The maid service is top notch and the Concierge provided helpful information when asked. Any room problems were attended to quickly and followed up with a call from a staff supervisor to make sure the problem was resolved to my satisfaction. The room rates are very affordable ($62/day in the New World Wing) and includes all tax/service fees and a free (and very good) breakfast buffet is available every morning. There is also a very large and modern Olympic size pool available and it was very nice. I found the free room safe to be very secure and used it every day. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to KL...