Tripadvisor caters to whining on a highish level, and once one starts complaining about standard Hiltons, one might want to question one's demands. And surely, this applies to me as well. This is a good hotel, the rooms are fine, and yet - as one can see - the excitement is somehow missing. This hotel has a lot of ***** features, but there is a strong **** touch. I guess one of the reasons is that this is a hotel in KL, famous for it's dirt-cheap genuine luxury hotels with not just good but fabulous breakfast spreads (the Shangri-La flagship comes to mind), and that downtown KL there is a really excellent, true ***** Hilton. And plus, this one is in PJ; you do need to take a cab or the LRT everywhere.
Basically, I would recommend the hotel only for those whose work is in or near PJ (as was the case for me), in one of the corporations or universities in the area. "YOLO" and the price difference between this and one of the downtown KL palaces is really marginal in the end. But if you are booked into the Hilton PJ, nothing could be further from a catastrophe.
Just a few practical tips: I was on the 15th floor and soundproofing was great. The pool is cold and weirdly set up; not ideal for swimming. Just across the main entrance (cross the street but be careful) there is an ATM (none in the lobby), a supermarket, and a bit to the left a branch of the Sayid Indian restaurants which is fantastic (on a street food level). The sandwiches etc. in the hotel itself are good and cheap as well. Laundry service, as usual in a Hilton, is overpriced and not very thorough. The shower, as has often been mentioned, invariably does flood the bathroom floor because of bad cubicle design; for the first shower you take, watch it because slipping and crashing down on the floor is a real danger (no handbars or anything).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Petaling Jaya is located in the heart of the business and leisure districts, 15 minutes away from downtown Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is 45 minutes away by car, while the closest Light Rail Transit (LRT) station is just a short walk away. The hotel is a stylish urban retreat that leaves a lasting impression. Fine dining options, attentive service and Malaysian hospitality add to the experience, while nearby recreational and shopping facilities provide entertainment for all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton International Petaling Jaya
- Hilton Petaling Jaya
- Petaling Jaya Hilton