There are many factors to consider when looking for a hotel, and the importance of each factor differs between individuals. For me, hotel location and comfort are important factors when I’m traveling. When I don’t get a good night’s rest, my holiday is pretty much ruined. Same goes for the hassle of commuting; If getting around is difficult, you might waste too much time trying to hail a cab or getting stuck in traffic.
Prince Hotel & Residences in Kuala Lumpur is conveniently located in the city centre, just a short walk from Pavilion, Bukit Bintang and Suria KLCC. My Grand Deluxe room was spacious and boasted a gorgeous 180degree view of the KL cityscape and twin towers. The bed and pillows were comfortable, so I slept well throughout my stay.
Even the view from the bathroom was amazing. For those planning a special weekend, a rose petal bath along with a bottle of wine/champagne and chocolates can be arranged at a separate cost. 😉 Other room features include a 32-inch LCD TV, in-room safe, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer.
Prince Hotel & Residences is also a family friendly hotel. There is a Kids Club where your little ones can have some fun, under supervision.
If you’re feeling hot, take a dip in the pool and enjoy the view KL city has to offer. Gym enthusiasts can resume their workout regime at the gym just next to the pool or if you love a good pamper, check out The Sompoton Spa located on the same floor.
Those who want to snuggle in bed can enjoy the 24 hours in-room dining, but there is a choice of international buffet at Eccucino, Chinese food at Tai Zi Heen and Japanese food at Enju.
I tried the Mexican themed international buffet (RM98++ per person) and found the food to be quite decent. The nachos, enchiladas and tacos were a nice change from the usual buffet spread. A pity this was only available for two weeks.
Food at Prince Hotel & Residence is halal, so Muslims can also enjoy Chinese dishes and dainty dim sum at Tai Zi Heen. rif and I tried the all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet (RM65++ per person), and I think I shocked the chef and wait staff with my ferocious appetite.
Another thing I like about Prince Hotel & Residence is its central yet somewhat secluded location. Most hotels are located along the main road of Jalan Bukit Bintang, but Prince Hotel & Residence is just slightly off the main road, making it more peaceful at night. On top of that, walking to Pavilion takes just 5 to 10 minutes tops. Very convenient.
If you need to hail a cab, contact the hotel concierge and they will gladly help you out. The nearest Putra LRT stop is KLCC, and it takes you 15 minutes to get there by using the covered and air-conditioned walkway just outside the hotel.
The Grand Deluxe room ranges from RM488 per night (subject to change). Considering the location and room condition, it’s pretty good value if you’re looking for a mini getaway in the heart of KL. If you’re a tourist visiting Kuala Lumpur or a savvy business traveler, this is one the hotels you should consider if you plan to venture into the city.
By the way, Prince Hotel & Residence is also quite near The Butter Factory and Zouk, so if you’re planning to let your hair down and party the night away, this would be a good option for you.
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