The Westin Kuala Lumpur
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At April 26, we took a bus that would take us to Malaysia and it only took us few hours to get there. The first thing we did is going to Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa which is the second time I visited it.
Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa has a lot of interesting things. It's room, it's architecture that gives a castle vibe. But most …
Day 1 (first blog try): Glad to be out of Seattle and see some sun.
Off to KL by bus......just like flying business class....lovely bus ride except having to get off at border crossing....about 5 hours in total......lots plam oil plantations on way......Petronas Towers what a sight to see.....Entrapment ala Sean Connery........lovely city.......pitty airport so far away.....caught plane back to Singapore for 30 minute flight
Most people have no problems packing "light" for trips- they take 1 carry on for 3 weeks travelling or a backpack for 6 months. I on the otherhand may leave with one backpack but come back with 100kgs of luggage (true story) becuase you can never pack enough and end up buying everything you need (and everything you don't need but must have). This …
... laws about using the toilet and the cultural preference of using water instead of paper..."
( also for hygiene reasons) The use of just dry toilet paper to clean the perianal area is considered dirty and unhygienic- ''smearing urine and feces all over our delicate private area''
''many asian men and women carry a soap box with a small piece of soap with them and toilet paper''
''One of the industry trends that has been driving the bidet market is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Kuala Lumpur
My partner and I stayed for 2 nights in May and treated ourselves to one of the Executive Suites... when we arrived at the hotel I was quite impressed it was in a fantastic location and the lobby was very smart, we were taken upstairs to the Executive checkin whihc was very efficent and the staff were helpful, booking our taxi for the return transfer the the airport. When we arrived at our room I was speechless, I have stayed in quite in a few hotels over the years but this took my breath away, we had views across the city a fantastic bathroom, dining table and surround sound TV/Music system. The room was on the corner of the hotel and almost wrapped around so where ever we were the views were breathtaking.
Modern Grandiose Hotel
Spent two nights at the Westin KL.The rooms were well appointed, smart and comfortable.The Bathroom was nice however the wash bowl is very low for a westerner so keep that in mind. The pool area was nice but a bit dull,not much happening there,although I did not expect Jamaica at the pool.
The Lobby is beautiful and has a quick access to elevators,however the elevators do not work without a KEY and the key does not work all the time.
So you are stuck sometimes for a few minutes going nowhere.
I would stay at this Hotel again for its location and the rooms gave me great nights of splendid slumber.
BEWARE OF MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE BANG IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL.
Nice business/pleasure hotel in Golden Triangle
I don't agree with the negative reviews on this page. I recently stayed at the Westin for two days in March and really enjoyed the experience. The hotel may be geared more towards the business traveler, but I found the hotel staff to be very accomodating, the room to be comfortable with all the newest finishes (heavenly bed, casual contemporary furnishings, granite bathroom, large tub, glass enclosed shower), wonderful views (old town or twin towers), a nice sized pool, great fitness center and sauna. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay amidst the shopping mecca of Bintang Walk.
After reading previous reviews of this hotel we were very apprehensive about staying there. Our fears couldn't have been more unfounded. The staff and the service were excellent - we never had to open the door once when entering the hotel as the friendly door staff were always on hand and, on arrival, our feet never touched the ground as we were whisked away to the 33rd floor to check in. Our bags arrived in the room at the same time as we did!! We stayed in an executive room which was beautiful - clean, well equipped and the bed was of course exceptional.
OK - New and need some work
Great location...being a new hotel, expected wringles but I read most of the reviews and agree in principle. The heavenely bed is to die for - simply fantastic like all Westin BUT I was awken after midnight as the toilet was running and disturbing the guests downstairs. The toilet is way from the room & bed and not my fault is was running - after all it was a KOHLER toilet fixtures. Very inconvenient and the repair man came and disturbed me: Since the other guest was up, MOVE THEM!!
True reviews: front desk could use some work in being friendly, acknowledging people (especially SPF GOLD guests) and explain where is breakfast, elevators but OK once you talk to them. Concierge is not very helpful....
The owner used very cheap material . The finishing in this hotel is terrible unlike what you would expect from any Westin or any 5 star hotel chain. Rooms are small and have paper thin walls. Big noisy construction site nearby working 24 hrs...looks like it is going to go on for a long time...(we stayed there on jan 6 /05 for 2 nights).
I spent 4 nights at the Westin KL. I absolutely loved the bed and the room decor was very tasteful. Well done. The coffee was quite delicious and loved the coffee plunger that was provided. Thank you for the bottled water, came in handy during my shopping excursions.
I stayed in the Westin for a week over X'mas 2004. Stayed in a guest room for 3 nights and then the Executive Apartments for 3 nights.
I stayed at the brand new Westin during a week's visit to Kuala Lumpur in February 2004. I had booked a standard room (at a special introductory rate, very reasonable at about £44 per night) via the hotel website. I arrived and was immediately and warmly greeted by the excellent, friendly front desk staff. I was informed that I had been upgraded - I was expecting maybe a larger room but I was delighted to find I was upgraded to an "Executive Residence", basically a luxury apartment! It was extremely comfortable, clean, spacious, modern and tastefully furnished. I had my own kitchen, living room, dining area, office etc! This contributed to very enjoyable stay in KL. The staff (at the front desk, concierge, business centre, pool, housekeeping, room service) were all first class, often young Malaysians who were impeccably well mannered and in posession of outstanding customer skills. The hotel itself is excellent by both decoration and location - right on Jalan Bukit Bintang in the middle of the Golden Triangle, plenty of restaurants, bars and shops nearby, and also a monorail stop at the end of the block. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend it.