Stayed 2 nights in April on our way home from Langkawi, Australia and Bali. Trailfinders booked the hotel for us so we knew it would be of a reasonable standard, but it was excellent. A huge skyscraper of a hotel, with massive impressive lobby, shops, restaurants of different styles, cocktail bar, gardens, swimming pool (which we didn't get round to swimming in - such a shame!), spa treatments etc. etc. etc.
I didn't realise staying in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur would mean an hour's taxi ride to and from the airport as I imagined it to be much nearer, so you need to factor this in when arranging an early flight home in the morning. We popped over to see the Petronas Towers the first night we arrived but realised you have to be there very early in the morning for tickets if you actually want to go up the towers and you only go so far up anyway - think it was the 18th floor (possibly you can prebook on line - not sure). Of course, KL is all about the shopping malls something like 300 of them in total and more being built at the moment. Not being a huge shopper, we decided to do the afternoon city tour the next day, which was interesting and basically showed you all the main sights of the city. We also popped down to Chinatown one evening by taxi for a walkabout and to see the vast range of fake designer goods. Just remember to haggle a lot or they will rip you off if you are buying and try going to the very back stalls for cheaper prices - that was our experience anyway. We dined twice in Shangri-La's Arthur's Bar and Grill which was fine - not gourmet by any means, but reasonable food and not too expensive. We also had a cocktail in the lobby bar after a day of sight-seeing which was nice watching the comings and goings in reception. The concierges are great - very helpful, and booked the city tour for us. The breakfasts were fantastic in the Lemon Tree Cafe - the choice was phenomal - buffet style of course but everything from your full cooked English to Malaysian and Indian curries, chinese noodle section, fruits of all kinds with yoghurts, juices in jugs on ice, smoked salmon, bagels, cold meats, cheese board, eggs of every description including boiled ones for 2 mins or 4 or 6 or 8/10!!!!!, gluten free section, full bakery section of breads, croissants, cakes and various delicacies - I could go on, but I can't remember it all - it was just fantastic. Most people were wading through various courses for breakfast - great to set you up for a day's sightseeing in KL.
Our room was amazing, very large and comfortable, with a massive bed - you could have slept an entire family in there!!! It literally had everything you could possibly need for a great stay. We definitely enjoyed The Shangri La.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, an award winning 5-Star luxury hotel renowned for its consistent extraordinary customer service, culinary and fine dining experience. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's commercial, entertainment and shopping district with easy access to most tourist attractions. The only hotel in KL that sits within beautiful lush gardens offering extensive meetings facilities, large multi-divisible ballroom along with wide variety of guest rooms, 101 suites and a Horizon Club that caters to business/ leisure travellers, MICE delegates as well as high profile guests and socialites. It's an extraordinary place to stay, dine and meet in KL! ... more less
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