I stayed here with my partner as part of my birthday celebration trip and found it a very good place to stay in.
What I liked:
It was right next to 1Utama shopping mall, which is HUGE. To give you an idea of how huge the mall is, they have two Starbucks outlets. TWO. You can find international clothes chains like H&M, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and the usual here. But they also do have the local shops as well.
I went to the hotel spa, Sanctuary@one, and it was AMAZING. Spa facilities were clean and their staff were very friendly and hospitable. I was actually the last patron and my session ended way past their closing time, but my masseuse Nana did not complain once and still gave me a professional and wonderful experience.
The buffet spread was mind blowing! I've been to a couple of hotel breakfast buffets, but have not seen a spread of this much variety! Besides the usual eggs, mains and pastries sections, they also have a Japanese section (which had my favourite Chawanmushi!), Indian section, Chinese noodles section and a fruit juice section. My only regret was that I didn't have four stomachs! Special mention goes to Ee Ling (if I remember correctly) at the Teh Tarik station. She was always so chirpy and polite even though it was so early in the morning.
What I didn't like:
I made a note on my reservation that I was checking in on my birthday and if the hotel could do something special, but unfortunately they did not. It was partly my fault though, as I had conveyed the message through the booking website Agoda, when I should have emailed the hotel directly. So I'm not sure if it was a lapse on Agoda's part or the hotel's.
The toilet amenities were really the basic - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, shower cap, cotton buds and sanitary bag. I was surprised that they did not provide toothbrush and toothpaste and also a razor as most higher-end hotels I've stayed in would do so.
But all in all, those are just minor hiccups and I would definitely recommend this hotel as a good place to stay if you're looking to unwind in a city and do some big-time shopping.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5-star One World Hotel is located in the heart of Petaling Jaya and is adjoined to 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It offers 438 luxurious guestrooms and 7 food & beverage outlets, with facilities such as fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1 World Hotel
- Hotel One World
- One World Petaling Jaya