Don't expect a hotel, this is a minimally serviced apartment. It gets cleaned daily but that is all, you need to be somewhat self sufficient. If you love the luxury and pampering of a hotel, this is not the place for you. However if you know how to take care of yourself, this place can be a great spacious alternative.
Brilliant central city location for shopping and FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD! Eating is a Malaysian national pastime so there are countless places to eat all kinds of food, all cheap and all delicious. FYI I've never had gastro from food poisoning in Malaysia, only from drinking the water or ice blocks/ice desserts when I let my guard down.
As well as Pavilion across the road, Lot 10 and Sungai Wang are a short walk away, KLCC twin towers is a 10 minute walk away via a covered and mostly air conditioned walkway, and there are 2 grocery stores nearby. And a delicious gelato vendor right downstairs!
Check out the Pavilion food court on level 1, I especially recommend the green tea egg tarts. i look forward to those every time I go :-)
Access to the suites is not obvious, need to take 2 elevators to get up to apartments. The elevator doors close as soon as they open unless you hold the central door flap.
Front counter staff were okay, the manager was very professional.
Housekeeping staff were very friendly and did a good job.
We stayed for 11 nights in a 2 bedroom suite, we started on the 13th floor, on the 3rd and 4th nights I heard loud bass thumping from the 4th floor nightclub we didn't know existed. Kept me awake, but upon mentioning it to the manager he happily moved us up to the 18th floor and I didn't hear any more.
Other family travelling with us stayed on floor 12 and didn't care enough about the noise to move. I have very good hearing though which is not always a good thing!
The space of the apartment was great for the kids compared to a hotel room. With food so close and so varied, I didn't miss room service or hotel breakfasts at all. I only rated "room service" as "terrible" because it doesn't exist.
Aircons in the rooms blow directly onto the beds and are quite noisy, but the steady fan noise didn't keep us awake, only the thumping music before we were moved!
The TV had decent reception, it varies between rooms. DVD player and all other appliances worked in our 2 rooms.
Kitchenette was good as we had 2 small kids so sometimes cooked them scrambled eggs for dinner. Housekeeping delivers 4 x 500mL bottled water every day. We had some tiny ants in all rooms but not a swarm, just a few.
Furniture was modern, clean and comfortable.
The pool didn't smell much like chlorine at all but the kids were in it every second day and didn't have any problems. We enjoyed a dip too, and the large shallow child area and sloping ramp access to the large pool are perfect for young kids to safely splash around.
I took advantage of the reflexology and massage facilities on pool level too.
Keep in mind that asian building standards are not the same as western standards and you shouldn't be disappointed. Fit and finish are not important so you are likely to have some cracked tiles or leaking shower cabinet. It's not a deathtrap or run down, it's just....different. You can't expect the whole world to be the same as home now can you, if you did what's the point in travelling?
It wasn't perfect but compared to squeezing 4 of us into one tiny hotel room simply so we can have a buffer breakfast every day? I'll take the apartment thanks! I would stay here again quite happily.
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- Fahrenheit Suites welcomes you to the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Our stylish and modern 4 star residential suites are perfectly located along Jalan Bukit Bintang, well-known for its dazzling shopping centers and vivacious night-life. If you are looking for a luxurious yet affordable environment, ambiance, relaxation, privacy and comfort. Fahrenheit Suites Kuala Lumpur is there for all your needs. ... more less
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