When it comes to choosing a hotel, I emphasis on these key things – location, amenities, accessibility and value. I’ve stayed at hotels far from the city centre and there was little or limited transportation options for me to get around. In the end, I spent more money on taxi fare, which I could have put to better use on a hotel in the CBD. I think my age and job nature play an important role when I choose a hotel these days – comfort and location comes first.
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is one of the hotels in KL city that offers most of the key things I look for in a good hotel. Location is very central and the shopping, nightlife and good food are easily accessible by foot, train or taxi. rif and I stayed there for the weekend to break away from our daily routine and it was only then that I realised how convenient the hotel is for business and leisure travellers alike.
We stayed at the Orchid Club Deluxe King Room, allowing us access to the club lounge and personalised check-in and check-out services. As Orchid Club Room guests, we also enjoyed our breakfast and evening cocktails at the lounge – a benefit I really appreciate when staying in business hotels. It’s a lot less chaotic and service is personalised.
Our room offered a good view of the city, a plush king size bed, work desk and complimentary internet access which was pretty high speed during my stay. That to me, is a plus point as not all business hotels provide good Internet connection. It happened to me twice in Singapore and when I needed to check work emails, getting them to restore connection was a real pain.
The hotel is within walking distance to Lot 10, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square and also Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. We walked to these places during our stay and found the walk fairly pleasant. As you exit the hotel, you automatically find yourself in the middle of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping haven; both luxury items and bargain hunts.
rif and I enjoyed a soothing spa session at St. Gregory Spa, an urban oasis that offers a comprehensive range of treatments and traditional healing therapies. My session was the Aromatic Body Bliss, which helped relieve tension and stress on my upper back, as well as sooth muscle aches. Much needed!
There are five F&B outlets at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur — Chatz Brasserie, Si Chuan Dou Hua (Sichuan & Cantonese cuisine), Klix Lounge, Hot Gossip and Pool Bar. We tried Chatz Brasserie and Si Chuan Dou Hua, with my favourite being the latter. If you’re big on Sichuan cuisine, this would be a good place to get your fix. If you’ve never tried Sichuan cuisine, this would also be a good place to start.
Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur offers day tours and activities around Kuala Lumpur, collated by the city’s most reputable tour operators. Guests can explore different parts of the city, including modern infrastructures and historical sites. Approach the concierge desk for more info when you’re there.
Our stay at the hotel was nothing short of pleasant. It allowed us to rediscover the city on our own terms and also spend leisurely time together. Also, one of Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur’s advantage over other hotels within the vicinity would be the good meeting/conference facilities. There was a wedding and business conference when we were there, and I noticed the comprehensive facilities provided to ensure a successful event.
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