Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hotel Review: Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One of my favorite things about Malaysia is definitely the Petronas Twin Towers and any hotel which boasts a view of these twins would definitely earn extra brownie points from me. When we walked into our suite at Traders Hotel KL, we were greeted with this amazing view - this is probably the best unobstructed view of the Twin Towers you can get in KL. 

Suite with a killer view

There are 571 well-appointed rooms and suites in the hotel. Guests booked into the Clubs Rooms or suites can check-in and out at the Traders Club Lounge on Level 32. After a delicious champagne lunch at Gobo Upstairs, we retired to our Twin Towers view suite to relax before going for our spa treatment at theSPA. The suite is 48sq m (516 sq ft) and is luxuriously appointed with a king-sized bed, a separate living area and a spacious bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

The bed is extremely comfortable and we sure had a good night's sleep. The living area and bedroom are both equipped with a flat screen LCD TV. There is also a work desk as well as a iLap for your laptops. Complimentary wi-fi is available in the room and throughout the hotel.

The hotel is within close promixity to KLCC shopping mall and KLCC convention centre, and the hotel provides complimetary buggy service to the mall. You can also reach the Golden triangle area (Pavilion, Starhill, Lot 10 area) using the connecting walkway.

Just the two of us - romantic staycation

Separate living area

Complimentary fruits and chocolates

Heart and kisses

The bathroom is well-equipped with premium L'Occitane toiletries, lip balm, and even panty hose (just in case you need them for a night out!). They also provide ample amounts of bath salt, for you to soak your stress away. We also found a lollipop in the bathroom, a sweet for a suite, I guess :)

Premium L'Occitane toiletries

More photos of the Twin Towers from our suite -can't get enough

Sky Bridge

The hotel's swimming pool is located on Level 33 at the Sky Bar, with great panaromic views of the city skyline. You can also find a fully equipped 24-hour gym, as well as a saunarium and steam bath on Level 34 by theSpa. A full 1.3 km jogging trail around KLCC Park at the hotel’s doorstep offers an ideal venue for an early morning jog.

Guests staying in the suites and club rooms have access to the Traders Club Lounge. Open from 6.30am to 11pm daily, privileges include complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Cocktail Hours are from 5.00pm to 7.00pm and there is a smart casual dress code. Red and white wine, as well as a selection of cocktails and refreshments are served. The Traders Club Lounge also offers a great view of the Twin Towers, and a great place to watch the sunset.

Watching the sun set

Musical fountain

Illuminated Petronas Twin Towers

Good morning KL!

KL Towers

Buffet breakfast is served at Traders Club Lounge from 6.30am to 10.30am. You can order from the daily offerings menu (eggs, French toast, waffles or pancakes) as well as help yourself to the buffet spread. I ordered the Eggs Benedict - two beautiful poached eggs on toasted bread and smoked turkey breast and hollandaise sauce. Hubby had the poached eggs florentine, which sits on a potato cake with spinach and glazed with Hollandaise. We also tried the French toast, served with maple syrup, whipped cream and berries compote. Lovely breakfast!

Beautiful poached eggs

French toast

For dining, guests can choose from Gobo Chit Chat, the casual all-day dining restaurant or Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill for great steaks. We had lunch and dinner at Gobo Upstairs on the first day of our stay, so lunch was at Gobo Chit Chat. There is a huge buffet spread available, but we opted for the a la carte menu instead.

We tried out some of the new items on the menu including the mosaic of fresh seafood (RM38) which features cured salmon, marinated poached mussels and prawns served with a cocktail sauce, The Bookmaker (RM48), a grilled Australia sirloin steak sandwich which we enjoyed, and Japanese sashimi platter (RM40) of salmon, tuna, mikajiki, octopus and sea bass.

We also enjoyed the spicy Malaysian oxtail soup (RM25) and the Australian grain fed beef tenderloin (RM75 for 180g) was pretty decent, though the place to go for steaks is definitely Gobo Upstairs.

For desserts, we had the Malaysian Sago Gula Melaka (RM22) served with a pandan coconut sauce, traditional mascarpone tiramisu (RM20) and the dark chocolate dome (RM22). The dark chocolate dome blew us away - luscious, rich, creamy.. simply a dream to eat.

Mosaic of fresh seafood

Japanese sashimi

Prawn Noodle Soup

Spicy Malaysian oxtail soup

The Bookmaker

Australian grain fed beef tenderloin with truffle mash, sauteed mushrooms and asparagus


Malaysian sago gula melaka

Dark chocolate dome

We definitely had a great staycation at the Traders Hotel, thank you for having us!

Verdict: Great location, great view, luxuriously appointed rooms with excellent amenities. 


Just a reminder that the #MYEatPlayShop Instagram contest is still ongoing. Do submit your photos for a chance to win a room/suite stay at any participating Shangri-la and Traders Hotel in Malaysia. For more info on this contest, check out this post. Contest ends 13 October 2013! Follow me on Instagram (@babysumo) for more great photos!

Check out our latest hotel review from April 2018.

Room rate: Depending on date and availability, check on website for current rates.

Location: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03- 2332 9888

GPS Coordinates: 3.154271, 101.715417

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  1. I was just at Traders Hotel for the Arthur's Day PC last week... seems like a nice and convenient hotel to stay in KL

  2. What a great place for a romantic staycation! It must be so important to have these when you have kids (cute as they are! :)).

  3. what awesome shots! U make me wanna stay in traders all over again! :D

  4. The room and facilities look fantastic... and such a great view too.

  5. Can you believe that it is so close to my office and I have never been there before? Hahaha.

    1. You should go and try their lunch at Gobo Upstairs. It's good!

  6. When I finally can visit KL one day, I know where to check the hotel reviews! You've been reviewing hotels and restaurants and the information will be so helpful! I like to know the real review by a customer (not the hotel website) and I always enjoy reading your reviews.

  7. Nice! Great views...love the fresh flowers in the bathroom - have not seen that for a long long time now. Food looks so good - ooooo...the runny egg yolk! I like!


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