After our trip to Japan, we stay over at Kuala Lumpur before heading back to Kota Kinabalu. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is kind enough to host our stay and we gladly accept as Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is located adjacent to Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, the largest railway station in South East Asia.
Situated in the new business hub of Kuala Lumpur, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the 2nd largest Aloft Hotel in the world. This 482 room hotel is only a 28-minute train ride to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Greeted by the cool concierge upon stepping into the lobby. After a simple registration, we get the key to our room.
re:fuel located right next to the concierge area and is a great place to grab some snacks. re:fuel is a 24/7 self-serve gourmet venue where you can grab healthy, lip smacking food that is part of its innovative menu or wake-up with the signature single origin Arabica. The concept is designed to provide travelers on-the-go with a welcome change from the ordinary.
Charging station available at the lobby
in-touch terminals, offering easy breeze internet access to help you find local information and more.
Infused with the DNA of W Hotels, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral caters to the modern traveler seeking a unique experience. All guestrooms feature loft-like decor with soaring eleven-foot ceilings, Aloft’s signature platform beds, oversized showerheads, and Bliss® Spa products. Designed with the digital generation in mind, the hotel provides free wireless internet access throughout the property, including all guest rooms. Each room is also equipped with a unique plug-and-play connectivity solution that connects most electronic devices to the 42’’ flat-screen LCD TV, turning the room into a high-tech office as well as an entertainment center.
Unique to Aloft KL, different Malaysian style comic display in each and every room.
Aloft KL also offers in-room dining. the first among Aloft hotels. Is it because we Malaysian love our foods anytime, everywhere?
Coffee press is provided with toasted coffee beans, tea bags and instant coffee.
Wake up the next morning with views overlooking buildings surrounding Kuala Lumpur Sentral. We can see the office workers walking to their office from KL Sentral station.
Breakfast is at Nook. Nook is Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral all day dining restaurant, serving local and international flavors on its breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet spreads. The menu boasts of delicious spreads of culinary delights coupled with familiar tastes.
I love the egg station which offers made to order various kind of eggs.
We check out the rooms and hotel facilities after the breakfast.
From level 5 to 29, the floors are filled with asleep – the Aloft term for guestrooms. 465 of them are Loft Rooms and Urban Rooms, while the suites include Sweet Suite which is designed with two floors (49sqm) and Breezy Suite, the largest suite (69sqm).
Urban rooms come with colorful bean bag
Breezy suite offers duplex style suite with the bedroom above the living area.
RE:CHARGE fitness center open 24 hours for the guests to stay fit anytime during the stay at Aloft KL Sentral.
SPLASH pool is located on the 30th floor offering great city view. Located on the same floor next to the pool is MaiBar and Cigar Lounge.
The infinity pool overlooking the buildings surrounding Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
Relaxing swim while enjoying the signature cocktails from MaiBar. Great place for relaxing after long hours flight.
Located on the ground floor is W XYZ bar. W XYZ® bar is an Aloft signature brand that is characterized by its colorful yet cozy furniture, signature cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. The bar has its own pool tables, board games, along with its signature cocktails and tapas.
Signature drinks at W XYZ Aloft Kuala Lumpur is ABK (Ais Batu Kopi) ice cube coffee. Coffee is made into ice cube and serves with cold milk and sugar syrup.
Another different version of the drinks is Ais Matcha latte, serve with cold milk and sugar syrup.
We have our dinner at Nook.
Opens daily from 6.30am till 12 midnight, Nook seats up to 140 persons at one time and serves both buffet and a la carte menus. Buffet dinner is priced at RM108 nett per person.
The niche buffet counter features original Moooi lightings, named Raimond and designed by Raimond Puts. They are perfect spheres made out of stainless ‘spring steel’ structure, punctuated with tiny LED lights. With no wiring on the lighting, the lights give out an effect similar to that of staring into the soft glow of a starry night.
The menu in this restaurant showcases a combination of flavors, textures, and freshness. Among the local favourites and Chef’s recommendations are, Sarawak Laksa – creamy and spicy noodle dish, made with paste specially ordered from Sarawak; Nook’s Beef Burger – juicy patty, grilled to perfection; Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s favourite rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves and Chicken Rice – a Hainanese special.
Shopping at NU Sentral, KL Sentral
Nu Sentral is located next to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The mall is new and self-sufficient with an eclectic selection of shops. Almost major mid-range brands can be found here. Most importantly, it is well connected to the rest of KL city by virtue of its location. LRT and Monorail are just steps away from the mall.
Foodies will definitely love this mall as there is good selection of restaurants, food court and food stalls at Nu Sentral
Dolly Dim Sum is located at the LG floor offering halal dim sums
Brickfields is just across the road from NU Sentral and connect through skybridge. Brickfields is known as “Little India” due to the high percentage of Indian residents and businesses. For those looking for something out of india, you will find beautiful sarees, headgears, perfumes, spices and indian sweets here.
Monorail station is located at Brickfields and connected by skybridge. If you want to do some shopping at Bukit Bintang, Monorail is the best mode of transportation as it stop right at Bukit Bintang Centre.
One of the famous foods at Brickfield is a stalls at Restoran One Sentral selling banana fritters and kuih bakul
only 4 items on the menu, Fried banana fritters, sesame balls, kuih baked and curry puff. We love the kuih bakul (nian gao), crispy at the outside and soft inside. The queue can be long especially during tea time.
Another highly recommend foods at Brickfield is Nasi Briyani at Legend’s Claypot Briyani House. The briyani is served in a clay port, which looks and taste superb. However it can be spicy at times. They even have briyani for vegetarians which is made of just vegetables or with mock vegetarian chicken, mutton or, mock vegetarian fish.
There are also few shops at Brickfield serving banana leaf rice but we didn’t visit on this trip as we have limited stomach space 🙂
Stay at Aloft KL Sentral
If you want to stay at a Hotel with good accessibility to major transportation networks in KL, Aloft KL Sentral is the perfect place to “Play, stay and mingle” we had great rest at KL after tiring flight and able to discover Brickfields and do some shopping without traveling much.
Come over and celebrate your style at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the hip new hotel in town. For more information or to make reservations, please call 1800 80 6575, email Reservations.Aloftkl@alofthotels.com, or visit www.alofthotels.com/kualalumpursentral.
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