We discovered the Pullman after every traveller's nightmare. After a delayed longhaul from the UK we missed our connecting flight and found ourselves outside KL Airport after midnight, with all the airport hotels full and a low battery warning on our mobile. Luckily the Currency Exchange Desk was 24hr. If, like us, you haven't flown in to KL before, you need a voucher to get a taxi. It's a good system that prevents overcharging, but the Taxi voucher kiosk is located inside Arrivals so I had to renegotiate Security to buy our fare. Actually the Guard was very nice and understanding, despite the fact that I was waving my wife's passport instead of my own.
It's about a 30 min. ride to the Pullman. By then it was around 1.00 am but we were greeted by smiling staff, checked in and taken to our room. It was a spacious room, big bed, balcony and roomy bathroom - at a cost of under £80.00 to include Breakfast it was not their cheapest room but it was a most welcome relief. The fixtures and fittings were fine, some of the build-quality was a little iffy but OK at this price-point.
The location and the grounds around the lake are beautiful, spaciously laid out and we could happily have spent a longer stay there.
Breakfast is a self-service buffet with chefs to prepare your eggs however you like them, plus cereals, bacon, sausages, toast etc. Thus fortified it was on to their Internet suite in the lobby to finally locate a flight out of KL that evening. Reception had also tried other transport options for us and were very helpful. While chatting to the Duty Manager, he on hearing of our trials immediately offered to move our checkout time to 4.00pm at no charge to us.
To sum up, when you're stranded at an airport, tired and fast running out of options and all you really want is a smiling face to sort out your problems the Pullman staff certainly did that for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first premier ‘Malaysian Icon Hotel’, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside is located 25 minutes from the KL International Airport with easy access to Kuala Lumpur city centre and Sepang Circuit via ERL transit train or by car through a network of highways. It is the epitome of class with exquisite accommodation, contemporary elegant cuisine, large signature spa facilities and an endless array of recreational activities from fitness centre, games & Wii room to kids club and water sports such as canoe, kayak, paddle boat, cruise and water ski.Sprawled over four acres on the shores of the Putrajaya Lake, this spectacular 281 rooms including suites and 34 service apartments’ 5-star hotel is meticulously crafted to depict architecture and ambiance that are distinctively ethnic Malay, Chinese, Indian and of the Borneo continent. Experience Malaysia’s multicultural showcase at its best. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel Putrajaya