Five of the most luxurious hotels in KL
There’s nothing quite like pampering yourself at fine, luxurious and sophisticated hotels during your travels, and Kuala Lumpur certainly has it’s fair share of opulent hotels that are sure to leave a memorable imprint on any traveler’s journey.
Most top-notch hotels in Kuala Lumpur boast of having exquisite interiors, lavish amenities, outstanding services and award-winning restaurants.
Here we cover some of the finest hotels in Kuala Lumpur, set in the heart of the city. Perfect for pleasure-seekers who enjoy the benefit of being in close proximity to the many popular city attractions such as Changkat street, Menara KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, Pavilion Mall, and many more.
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The famous Sky Bar
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is situated opposite of the famous Petronas Twin Towers, and is known for its Skybar – one of the city’s popular rooftop bars situated on the 33rd floor, overshadowed only by Marini’s on 57 in the building next door which perches precariously on the 57th floor. The hotel provides an hourly shuttle service to Suria KLCC for hotel guests.
While you’re there, do drop by M Marini Caffe, Kuala Lumpur’s first ever Champagne, Caviar and Oyster Caffe in Malaysia. Located on the Ground Floor of Suria KLCC, be sure to try out their exclusive range of caviar that range from Beluga to Oscieta. Fresh Belon and Claire de Fin oysters are included in their menu, as well as indulgent high tea sets that come served with Champage.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Elegantly decorated rooms
Nestled between the blooming gardens of the City Centre Park and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental Hotel is one of the hot-spot hotels for luxury-lovers in Kuala Lumpur. Food-lovers will simply love this palatial hotel as it houses ten restaurants and bars under one roof, where one can enjoy sumptuous meals and cocktails from almost every part of the world.
That being said, if you are looking for majestic views of the city, and one of Kuala Lumpur’s most established fine dining restaurants, highest rooftop bar, and internationally stocked Whisky and Cigar Lounge, then head over to Marini’s on 57. Just a few steps away from the lobby of Mandarin Oriental, simply ask the amazing staffs to point you in the right direction. With weekly theme nights, and monthly parties that include international DJs, and the best lounge singers in Kuala Lumpur, Marini’s on 57 is the place to be and be seen.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Living up to its world-wide famous brand, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur adds to the list of sophisticated hotels in KL’s Golden Triangle. Well within walking distance to most of the popular landmarks in the city, the hotel also connects to Pavilion Mall via a sky-bridge, affording its guests a sheltered, air-conditioned and secure walk straight to the famous Bukit Bintang road.
If you’re looking to have a delicious steak dinner whilst enjoying arguably the best view of Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Tower 3, head over to Marble 8, the best steakhouse in town and only 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, via a scenic path through well-manicured KLCC park.
Although most people come to Kuala Lumpur to experience the cultural bustling metropolis, it’s best not to forget that Kuala Lumpur sits in the middle of impressive mountainous terrain and rain forests. For those who want to venture a further out of the main hustle and bustle of the city, we’ve listed down some luxury options for the adventurer in you…
Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur
Exquisite Drawing Room for Afternoon Tea
This elegant and historic mansion was built in the late 1800s and for a period in time, used as the residence to the British High Commissioner. Set on a scenic hilltop that overlooks exquisite lawns and lush greeneries, its whitewashed walls and magnificent antiques still housed in the mansion, will transport you back to elegant era of colonial grandeur.
Guests of Carcosa Seri Negara Kuala Lumpur can relax and enjoy a truly traditional English Afternoon Tea outdoors while enjoying the view, surrounded by lush gardens and well maintained flora before adjourning to the Drawing Room whilst sipping away at cups of tea or champagne, along with freshly made scones topped with cream and strawberries.
Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur
Tranquil ‘lagoon’ pool to ease your mind
This hidden sanctuary is designed to deliver peace and tranquillity to their guests amid the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and is located only 10 minutes away from the Golden Triangle.
A seamless mixture of contemporary and rustic Balinese décor, this luxurious boutique villa boasts a serene Lagoon surrounded by bamboo and oriental adornments, along with shaded and secluded private balconies, and unique nature-inspired rooms.
Villa Samadhi offers a range of palatable Asian dishes at Mandi-Mandi, a guest-only dining venue that overlooks the immaculate Lagoon. If you prefer a metropolitan view, head over to Bumbung, an aptly named in-house rooftop bar to feast your eyes on the breath-taking view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline.