Adjacent to Safuan Plaza, The Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur looks good on the exterior. In the interior it is a slightly jaded. It has only been seven years since the hotel was officiated on August 10, 2009 by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Yassin.
Anyway, I understand that the hotel is currently in the process of upgrading, so it is a matter of time before it becomes a choice hotel for visitors to the area.
This hotel is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur in an area called ‘Chow Kit’. It faces the wet market ‘Pasar Transit Zon B Pasar Jalan Raja Bot’. To me, the wet market knocks down the standard of the hotel by a couple of notches. It is too close for comfort.
Breakfast is served from 7am at the hotel’s funnily-named Market Front Coffee Terrace. This eatery is also where you can enjoy all-day dining from 11am until 11pm.
Having stayed there for two nights recently, I realised that wet market aside, the location of the hotel is excellent. It is just a short walk from the Chow Kit Monorail Station. Two major shopping complexes in the area within walking distance that I am aware of are Maju Junction Mall (anchor tenant: Parkson) and Quill City Mall (anchor tenant: AEON).
Superior Room: RM190+
Deluxe Room: RM220+
6% Goods & Services Tax is applicable
Moreover, Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) are also nearby. Some of the rooms overlook these two major iconic landmarks of the city. They are also visible from the swimming pool on the tenth floor and make an excellent sight at night when they are lighted up.
I think it was a lovely touch that I came back to the hotel one night to see a bar of Hershey’s milk chocolate waiting for me, with my name printed on it. Definitely plan to return.
The Regency Hotel
Add: 3, Jalan Raja Alang, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-2262 2000
Fax: +603-2262 2111
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