Tonight is our sixth night in this wonderful hotel and unfortunately tomorrow it is time to go home. We have absolutely loved our stay. Other reviewers have written about the luxurious colonial surroundings, plush rooms, delightful high tea, and fabulous staff. So let's talk about location.
One review I read talked about the hotel being in the middle of no where. If you want to spend your holiday spending hours in an anaesthetic shopping mall that you can find anywhere throughout the world, the location perhaps is not ideal , but let's talk about what is within walking distance:
1) The old Kuala Lumpur train station is just across the road, accessible by a pedestrian tunnel under the busy road. This is one stop from Sentral.
2) The National Mosque, the incredible Museum of Islamic Arts, the KL Bird Park, and everything the Lake Gardens has to offer is close by. To get to the mosque just turn left when you walk out of the hotel and it is only 5 minutes away.
3) China town
4) Brickfields. Our most favourite restaurant is there - Vishalatchi, 18 Jln Scott. This is an amazing Indian restaurant. From the street it is quite unassuming. In fact inside it is still quite basic, but the staff put banana leaves in front of us and just kept putting amazing tasting food on the leaves for only 31 RM - for a meal for two.
5) you can walk to Sentral via Brickfields, but the hotel shuttle bus is better.
6) the National Museum is just a 5 minute walk to the right of the hotel.
7) In fact we walked much further than these places. Apart from getting to Sentral, walking during the day is relatively easy in KL. At night due to uneven paths, and busy roads, walking gets a bit harder. The staff at reception can provide a map. When walking be prepared to follow the path less traveled, but that is half the pleasure. And in peak hour when the traffic is at standstill, walking or public transport is the way to go.
We loved this place, and we are sure you will too.
Make sure you check out the screening room where we stumbled on a showing of the Invisible Man. A complete step back in time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur was built in the 1930s and was ranked as one of Southeast Asia's grandest hotels. Re-opening in December 2012, the hotel is poised to reclaim this former glory; its piece-de-resistance will be The Majestic Wing, whose Neo-Classical details have been meticulously restored. An annexe, housing the majority of the plush rooms, was designed to complement the historic building. A spa has been designed in art-deco fashion. ... more less
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