Monday, April 15, 2013

Hotel Review: Executive Deluxe Room @ The Ritz-Carlton KL

When the school holiday approaches, my daughter would always ask me "Mummy are we going for a hotel stay during the school holidays"? Since I had loads of YTL points that I had to use up quickly, we decided to redeem 1 night stay at The Ritz-Carlton KL with the kids and another night stay with Hubby only (adult rejuvenation weekend - more on that later!).

Before we moved to KL, The Ritz-Carlton KL was often our hotel of choice when we came up for the weekend/holiday in KL. We loved staying here as the rooms are plush and the service has always been exemplary. Not to mention, the excellent location in Bukit Bintang next to the shopping malls such Pavilion KL, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88 and Lot 10.

A kids staycation at The Ritz-Carlton KL..

Executive Deluxe Room

We were greeted warmly by the doorman and escorted to the hotel reception to check-in. Our room wasn't ready yet so we went upstairs to use the pool facilities. Unfortunately for us, we only got to spend a little time in the pool before it started raining (with thunder too!).


Hotel Lobby

Brief moment at the pool.. :)

In the past we have stayed in the Deluxe Room, which we thought was great since it had a view of the Twin Towers. This trip, we were upgraded to the Executive Deluxe Room since there were no lower category rooms available at that time. The Executive Deluxe Room (495 sq ft) is a lot more spacious than the deluxe room, with a separate sitting area, bedroom with king size bed, a walk-in wardrobe, a marble bathroom with separate shower and tub, and another toilet near the sitting area. Happy to see that the hotel rooms are very well-maintained and interior is still as plush as I remembered it. We would have preferred a room with a view of the Twin Towers and it would have been better if we were given a non-smoking room. There is complimentary wifi in the hotel's restaurants and lobby but wifi in the room is chargeable at RM50 per day.

After spending some time in the room, we went for afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge, which the kids enjoyed tremendously before walking over to the malls for some window shopping. We returned to our rooms to find some chocolate cookies waiting for us, from turndown service.


Baby D checking out the view... KL city view

A separate sitting area with LCD TV and DVD player and spacious writing desk

The TV had a USB port, so the kids happily watched some cartoons before we went for afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge (read more here)

Marble bathroom


Large bathtub, and the hotel also provided natural bath salts for a soothing and relaxing experience. The kids enjoyed their (extended) bathtime here!

Natural bath salts and loofah


Vanity desk in the bedroom


 Walk-in wardrobe with some bathrobes




The Ritz-Carlton KL is within walking distance to Bukit Bintang area. Kids and daddy in front of the Pavilion KL fountain (Tallest Liuli Crystal Fountain in Malaysia).

We had a good night's sleep in the comfortable king-sized bed with goose down pillows.  Breakfast is served at César’s Restaurant on Level 1. In my opinion, this is one of the best hotel breakfast around. Hotel guests can order from an a la carte menu, whereby breakfast dishes are prepared upon order; one item per guest. Choose from eggs, pancakes, waffles, Japanese (shake shio), Indian (chapati, aloo pori), Malaysian (nasi lemak, mee goreng) or Chinese (congee, dry wantan noodles). We ordered three egg dishes - black truffle omelette, eggs benedict, and two sunny side eggs. Baby D wanted the Malaysian kaya toast with Hailam bread. Other than this, guests can also enjoy the buffet spread.

One of the servers wore the napkin for Baby D nicely around his neck, which he liked very much. I really love the service at The Ritz-Carlton KL (and any other YTL Hotels & Resorts), it's so pleasant walking around the hotel and being greeted with a smile.

Other than the a la carte menu, guests can help themselves to the buffet spread at César’s

Lovely flaky croissants and pastries with coffee/tea and fresh juices


Handsome boy

Black truffle omelette with asparagus, tomatoes and chive jus - nice fluffy omelette

A decadent start to the day


Two sunny side up eggs with grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, beef bacon and Cumberland sausage

Eggs benedict with beef bacon, Hollandaise and mushroom ragout - beautiful runny eggs!


Baby D and his kaya toast

After breakfast, we headed to the pool again. Better luck this time as it stayed nice and dry for us. :) There is no kids swimming pool here, so adult supervision is required. But nonetheless, the kids had fun! The pool is located on Level 4, the same level as the gym, spa and sauna/steam room/jacuzzi (which can be used by all guests over 12).

Pool time!






Relaxing after a swim


Verdict: We had a great stay here at The Ritz-Carlton KL. Lovely room with great location and we especially like the service here which makes this hotel stand out. 


Read more about our afternoon tea experience here.

Check-in time 3.00pm and check-out time is 12.00 noon.

Room rates: RM500 for deluxe room and RM700 for Executive Deluxe Room (weekend rate). Breakfast is RM68++ per person, if not included in your room rate.

Parking: RM10 for hotel guests. RM25 for valet parking.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2142 8000

GPS Coordinates: 3.146901, 101.715438

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KualaLumpur/Default.htm



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22 comments:

  1. Any more hotel points to spare? Going over next month, probably...sure wouldn't mind any freebies.

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    1. Oops sorry, used up all my points for the 2nd hotel stay.

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  2. What a great mum you are! I would have loved to have a fun mum like you! :D

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    1. LOL thanks Lorraine, hope my kids feel the same way :)

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  3. The breakfast looks yum. I'd definitely order the Eggs Benedict.

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    1. Hehe that was my order :) Can't resist runny eggs.

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  4. oooo, i'm very tempted by the hotel breakfast! i'm crossing my fingers that they would also serve public customers, and not only hotel guests, heheh :D

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    1. Hi Sean, I believe they do accept public customers here for breakfast. :D

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  5. What a fun and comfortable family outing!

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  6. I like the picture of baby D with the napkin round his neck. He looks very pleased with it :p

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    1. Yes he was! Nowadays when we dine in restaurants, he will ask me to tie the napkin in this style for him :D

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  7. Hi Yen. I haven't been to Kl in ages and I can imagine how it must have changed now. Hope you all had fun. Your kids are super adorable!

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    1. Thanks Adora! KL has changed quite a lot, would love to meet you next time u r in KL.

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  8. great shots! did they draw the bubble bath for you too? haha :P

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  9. Wow beautiful room, and the pool looks really nice as well! Looks like the kids had lots of fun.

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  10. Look at baby D, the relaxing pose so cute~

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  11. Your children are so cute!!! Sounds like all of you got to enjoy. I love Ritz. The swimming pool is ALWAYS warm and very comfortable temperature. My kids love staying at a hotel. :)

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  13. Very nice room indeed! You had me at best hotel breakfast around. :P

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  14. Wow fantastic blog post! all these things are proper place, i really enjoyed the read this post. thanks for share with us nice blog, and baby pictures also so cute, i would like to say great job keep it up.

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