On our trip to Malaysia, we stayed in the DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur for two nights. It is in a central location and whether you book it on points or cash it’s cheap. Costing around £60 a night or 10,000 points. If you are Silver, Gold or Diamond your 5th night is free.
The hotel is located about 3km from the Petronas Towers, which you have a view of. It is close to a metro station so you can explore other parts of the city and also it is within a mall. The hotel also provides free shuttle to the Towers, China Town, and few other places.
I do like changing hotels and I decided I want to try the property so I checked from my previous hotel and booked into this one the same day. (Don’t ask, the life of a curious cat, me!) I arrived by myself because it was Friday and my husband went for Jummah (prayer). I was helped out of my Uber and my suitcases were taken care of.
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The entrance of the hotel is within a mall and there is a coffee shop, restaurant and it has a busy feeling; which I like. You go up to the first floor via the escalators and you arrive in a not so busy hotel lobby.
Check-in was efficient and staff were very polite.
The room was spacious, with the familiar DoubleTree furniture.
We did have a nice view of Kuala Lumpur although sadly the property doesn’t have rooms which look towards the Towers.
However, the Executive Lounge did have a nice view of them.
The lounge was good, I would say a little outdated and the internet a little slow, but staff and evening snacks spread was very good. Obviously, we don’t drink but they did have some good food options and sandwiches.
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Breakfast in the morning was a little chaotic. It is a very large breakfast room, it was definitely busy and communication can be difficult for coffee and tea. The spread of the buffet, however, was good, they did have everything you would expect as well as a Chinese restaurant buffet.
Still, my favourite buffet breakfast was in the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, delicious and massive variety. Overall it is a good experience with breakfast, minus the how busy it gets, but that is expected for a large hotel. I don’t have many photos of the breakfast, as I don’t like taking people’s face into pictures.
Overall I think the hotel is a great option for those who want to be close to the city, good hotel and cheap. Some dates can be expensive so the points option especially if you are redeeming for five nights as Silver, Gold or Diamond can be a good deal.
Kuala Lumpur is known for cheap five-star hotels and there are so many options that it can be difficult to choose, at least for me. I can always see myself going to the city and changing hotel every day just to try them all. 🙂
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