Hotel Review: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Immerse yourself in the 5-star service and refined elegance of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Renaissance Kuala Lumpur is located at the "Golden Triangle" of Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur.
If you are a Marriott Bonvoy elite member, Kuala Lumpur is one of the best cities to visit - there are plenty of hotels that you can choose from (most of them are really affordable) and you typically get treated quite well as a top-tier member across properties.
When I visited Kuala Lumpur in 2019, I stay at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel which is approximately 10-minutes away from the Petronas Twin Towers. The iconic landmark of Malaysia.
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail & Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I booked a Club Deluxe Rooms here at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel and is located on higher floors and they feature access to the Club Lounge which is open from 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM daily - this is the exclusive club that also serves complimentary alcoholic beverages and canapes in the evening. For your information, Most Club Deluxe Rooms are 38 sqm in size but since mine was a corner room, the actual size of this room is larger than what is on the web description.
There are 2 wings but what I heard is that the right-wing will give you a better view.
FYI: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel was renovated in 2018. Having said that, all the rooms are pretty modern and elegant.
With that said, a lot of the public areas still look like they belonged in a different time period but with the price you are paying for this property, it really isn't a bad deal. To be honest, it is pretty much standard in Kuala Lumpur. Every room in the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel comes with a small table which also doubles as a workstation. WiFi is complimentary for all in-house guests and it was fast enough for me to stream shows on Netflix so if you need it for work, it should be sufficient. One thing I want to say, the WiFi connection in Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is quite slow. Maybe I used to 4G or 5G networks in Singapore and the US.
Complimentary coffee is provided in one of the drawers under the coffee machine but unfortunately, they are not "ATAS" or branded coffee or Nespresso-branded and look cheap and should provide by a 5-stars hotel perhaps this is Malaysia standard. Alternatively, teabags and freeze-dried coffees are also provided if you prefer that. Do remember that water from the tap is not drinkable like in Singapore so you should use one of the bottled waters to fill up the coffee machine if you wish to use it. Do remember to boil your water from the tap water.
The bathroom of my Club Deluxe Room at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel was located at the front of the room (it is essentially the first thing you see when you enter) and while it may be simply furnished, it was functional, modern, and clean. There is a deep-soaking tub located on one end of the bathroom as well as a separate standing shower area on the other side. Overall, you don't feel as luxurious as much as everything is pretty basic.
I actually quite like the pool and is a bit resort-style with coconut trees surrounds you. Finally, this is the place I like it very much.
My Final Verdict
Overall, the hotel actually looks much better inside than it does from outside. The major plus points are an enormous pool and fitness centre, which when combined with few guests (because of the East Wing closure), make for a very good experience.
A minor comment is that although the hotel was very recently renovated, the rooms do not feature USB ports for charging, unlike at the Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur Chinatown, where several were available. The room and bathroom are too basic, you don't really feel the luxury.