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Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

At a Glance

    Pros

  • impressive views of the city
  • infinity-edge pool
  • top-notch facilities

    Cons

  • heavy traffic outside
  • Wi-Fi costs extra
  • steep rates

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Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur Review

Conveniently located between the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park, Mandarin Oriental is smack-dab in the center of town. All 30 floors offer impressive views of the city, but request a Petronas facing room in order to gaze through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the high-standing towers. The infinity-edge pool on the third floor acts as an urban beach, overlooking the captivating city skyline. A fitness center, two outdoor tennis courts, and two indoor squash courts are on hand for recreation. Diners can visit Lai Po Heen for Cantonese classics or Wasabi Bistro for contemporary Japanese fare. Exhausted travelers should rejuvenate their senses by dipping into The Spa's steam room, sauna, and vitality pool before indulging in a signature treatment.

    Hotel Details

  • 643 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 12-16-2012

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    Kuala Lumpur Business Travel Heaven

    Rather recently (early September '13) had the privilege of an all-too brief, two-night, business travel stay at this magnificent property. That Mandarin Oriental hospitality I (we) have savoured over the years for business and holiday in Bangkok and of late, London, came through so seamlessly in KL. A first MO KL stay for work for me and most likely, not the last. Arrival was via my primary and preferred business travel carrier, Singapore Airlines, flight 118 J; her later departure from SIN perfect for completing a day of work at the Singapore (and Changi) office. My MO KL lodging was a most serene Club Executive Park View Room (via upgrade). That MO 'DNA' I've appreciated in Bangkok and London came through so brilliantly in Kuala Lumpur. Staff remarkable in anticipation and execution of my few, modest requests. Rather hectic working trip, so only had time for one sublime business dinner at her refined Cantonese restaurant, Lai Po Heen. Exemplary service and cuisine. Departure for me was another business travel first: Malaysia Airlines, flight 788 C to Bangkok for additional meetings. For various personal and professional reasons, I remain partial to Singapore Airlines, but will say those MH stewardesses were most gracious and accommodating, flying KUL-BKK. A most productive and enjoyable Kuala Lumpur business travel stay. Many thanks, wondrous MO KL staff; looking forward to seeing you for additional meetings - and perhaps, longer holiday stay with the loved one. Savour your Malaysian times.

    by AskOksena, 9/9/13

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