This was my second stay at the Maya, the first being in 2007. I chose it then because it allowed a 7am checkin (when you have an overnight flight, an early checkin or even just the chance to shower is luxury!! Checkout is 2pm). I also think that being right around the corner from the Petronas Towers (KLCC) means that this hotel is in the right place (easy to find, just follow the landmarks!!) as well as unique. Staff are friendly and helpful (a past complaint I've heard about this place, but I suspect they've been focusing on this, as staff were really helpful on this stay).
Last time my room overlooked the cemetary with a view of KL tower, this time I had a view of the twin towers (stunning at night!!). The bathrooms are an absolute treat - separate bath, great shower and they have an amenities box with toothbrush, razor, nail file, cotton bud as well as supplying shampoo/conditioner/bubble bath/bath salts and bathroom scales (great for checking my luggage weight, since I was flying Air Asia). The bed is comfy, room service reliable, choice of 3 restaurants, dvd and large television.....what more could you want??
Well, my absolute top favourite thing is the hydrotherapy pool. After a long flight, to jump in the heated water and jump under those jets that pummel the aching jetlagged body is just the best feeling. I also had booked a package with free reflexology at the spa which was done poolside and really enjoyable (the ginger tea that comes with the treatment is the best!!).
Breakfast is yummy (choice of western or asian) and the restaurant is really stylish. Minibar is expensive (seems to be a trend in Malaysia), but there's a supermarket at KLCC if you want to grab your own supplies. Internet is free in the business centre. Each room has robes, slippers (useful for the spa), safe, iron and a complimentary umbrella.
The only negative feedback I can offer is that because of the layout, sometimes it can be a bit noisy (especially if there's been a function in the business centre) - there's an open layout and noise rises from the driveway. Out of the total of 7 nights in 2 stays, I've only had problems at night on one occasion, and when I rang to complain (despite swearing I'm not one of *those* types of people!!), it was handled well by staff.
I love this hotel, will stay here again next time I'm in KL. Oh, and last time I did loads of walking, including to KL Tower and Bukit Bintang/ Sungei Wang....this time I took taxis. For less than 5 MYR (about $2 AUD) it was so much easier than dodging the traffic when the KL footpaths vanish suddenly!
This is a really stylish hotel, but really reasonably priced (I paid 400 MYR which is about $170 AUD or $120 USD for the package, which included breakfast, spa treatment and early checkin/late checkout)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is a boutique urban resort hotel, located just an 8 minute walk away from Kuala Lumpur City Centre. This designer hotel has 206 well appointed rooms - 100 studios and 106 suites. Check-in can be as early as 7a.m with prior arrangement, and all rooms enjoy butler services. Highlights of the hotel include the Sky Lounge which offers a stunning view of the city skyline, and our hydrotherapy pool at Anggun Spa. ... more less
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