Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

December is my favorite month because there are many momentous occasions that took place - we got married and welcomed both our kids on the same date this month!

Seeing how much my kids (and yours truly of course!) love luxurious staycation, plus the fact that my company has corporate account with Mandarin Oriental KL which enables me to book a deluxe city view room for RM450++ (normal rate: 600++), last month I decided to treat myself and my little family a one-night stay at this hotel:


Deluxe City View Twin Room

Service was excellent from the moment we arrived. We were offered chilled fruit juice during check in and they even gave my little girl a kids' welcome pack consisting of stationery kits and a coloring book. 

The staff who checked us in even sent us to the lift, which was a first ever for me.

The beds are just divine and super comfortable!

Our room was facing KLCC Tower 3. I purposely chose twin beds - one for my kids and the other for us. Although the reception staff offered me a baby crib at no extra charge, I decided not to take the offer as my 2-year old hardly slept in a crib.

The entry walk

What I really like is their beds with their goose down bedding - the sheets are cool to the skin and the mattress oh-so-divine! I feel like I was floating on water when I dive into the bed.

The beds from another angle

City view from our room - we can see St Regis apartment and KLCC Tower 3 

I notice subtle signs of the hotel's thoughtful gestures to make their guest's stay a comfort, such as placing glasses and bottled water by the bedside so those who are used to wake up in the middle of the night don't have to leave the bed for a drink.

There's an iPod dock / iPhone 4 charger dock as well. Bottled drinks are thoughtfully placed by the bed side table

Lifestyle magazines which I didn't manage to flip through because I was busy enjoying the comfortable bed!

Most hotels provide small-sized safe deposit box, but Mandarin Oriental KL provide one which is large enough to put a laptop backpack inside so you don't have to bother emptying out all your precious gadgets from the bag to transfer to the deposit box.

The safe deposit box with compartments to place little items like watch or jewellery boxes

The hotel provides fluffy bathrobes for after bath and thin kaftan robe in case you want to have a massage in the comfort of your own room

Snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are also made available

Tea / coffee making facilities

Welcome fruits and I believe a bowl of water to clean the fruits

Work desk which is equipped with stationeries and high-speed broadband cable

Of course, the highlight of a hotel staycation (in my kids' opinion) is the bathroom. Mandarin Oriental's are done in gorgeous golden marble tiles, lending it an elegant look. The toilet is attached to the bathroom, and yes, they do have hand bidet yippee!!

Luxurious bathroom equipped with a large bath

Separate toilet cubicle for extra privacy

Shower cubicle all done with marble tiles for a luxurious experience during shower

Love the crystal clear glass opposite the bathtub which makes the room appear twice its size

Sink / vanity area

For those who don't know me, I am obsessed with hotel toiletries especially those that come with their own brands. You can say I am an enthusiast who collect bars of soaps and bottles of lotions or shower gels or shampoos from each hotel that I stay in :) Something about the presentation of the toiletries which are unique in each hotel motivates me to become an avid collector!

Toiletries come in a pretty wooden box with elaborated floral patterns

Mandarin Oriental KL's toiletries aren't exactly raved about like the Westin's Heavenly Bath set, but they carry their own brand, Senses Pure Botanicals.

Aromatherapy soap

Senses Pure Botanical toiletries offered in Mandarin Oriental KL

While staying in this hotel, I took the opportunity to sample their in-room dining. I ordered nasi goreng for the main course and a slice of Chocolate Bliss cake for dessert. When the food arrives, the servant converts the food trolley into a dining table so we could enjoy our food on properly set-up dining table. How nice is that?

Pretty flower which accompanied our in-room dining

Condiments to go with my Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng is a must-try although the satay is a bit dry

Chocolate bliss. Not the best chocolate cake I've ever tasted but looks really appetising
Lastly, if you forgot or decide not to bring a baby stroller, Mandarin Oriental KL also lend out baby stroller so you can enjoy your shopping trip to the next-door KLCC hassle-free with your kid in tow. It is free of charge but do mention your needs when you make your booking because strollers are in limited quantity.

Overall, it certainly is worth the money spent - the location next door to KLCC, the great service, the luxuriously decorated room and the divine bed. Highly recommended for a staycation!

Rating: 10/10

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