The Aloft is just a 25 minute ride on the KLIA Express from KL's international airport. When you get off in KL Sentral, there is a sign for the Aloft with an arrow pointing you in the (supposedly) right direction, but it was misleading and I ended up on the other side of the train station instead. I let the front desk know when I finally got to the hotel that they need to improve their directions!
Check in is quick and efficient The lobby area is quite big, with a bar, pool table, internet area, etc. Rooms are quite spacious and I was upgraded to a room with a beautiful view of the PETRONAS Towers in the background. Bathroom toilet/shower areas were well thought out and the entire room was decorated quite nicely.
While the lobby had a party atmosphere to it (loud music, etc.) as part of the Aloft marketing strategy, the rooms were very peaceful and quiet, and I was able to get a very good night's sleep. The rooftop pool was amazing with spectacular views of the city. They have a nightly party at the pool area and even during the day, there was a DJ playing electronic music.
The buffet breakfast was very impressive as well, in particular the freshly squeezed juices. There was also an omelet station and a nice selection of hot/cold foods - both international and Asian.
Starwood should be very proud of the management of this hotel. For a new hotel, it's a very well-oiled operation and I'd highly recommend it if staying in Kuala Lumpur.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new destination sensation in travel arrives in KL Sentral with an urban-influenced design concept. Aloft KL Sentral is a refreshing alternative on the KL hotel scene offering spacious, loft-like rooms with high ceilings and a savvy environment. The perfect getaway to the city, Aloft KL Sentral is only 28 minutes away from the KL International Airport and connected to the main KL transportation hub such as the KLIA Express, KL Monorail, KL North – South Commuter and the Light Rail Transit. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Ctrip TA, Hotwire, Cancelon, Orbitz, HotelQuickly, TripOnline SA and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.