I do miss Kuala Lumpur very much since I've moved base to up north.
But one of the things I don't miss about out lovely city center is the daily get together on the roads. Yup, the dreaded traffic jams.
So during our stay in January for a wedding, Ben and I decided to rest our weary heads at 2 hotel near the wedding destination. One of which is the lovely Novotel Hotel.
I have always had an attraction to this place as in the past we've had a gathering there with our French lecturer Monsieur Jean during their French Food week a few years ago.
So to visit back this place and to sample their rooms instead was a treat indeed.
Upon entry I was greeted by a big burly man with a friendly face. I think he was in charge of the the front desk. While Ben trotted of to settle the check in,
the friendly hotel staff and I chatted awhile and found out that both of us hailed from Negeri Sembilan, he was from Rembau I believe. And both agreed that Negeri Sembilan people are generally more friendly. Was a little shy to aproach him for a picture but I was thankful for making my stay already more pleasant.
So shall we move on to the rooms?
Nice comfy bed.
Per usual the TV and mini bar. Astro selected channels were available. I'm not so sure about the internet. I think I was charged for using it.
Seriously at this day and age, stable and free WIFI is pretty much expected in good hotels. Something which even big names like Hard Rock Hotel Penang doesn't deliver well.
Why is that?
The coffee making station in zen black.
Yes, Pavillion was just a skip away. So that means Fahrenheit 88, Low Yat, KLCC and the whole shebang is just at your feet! Saves a few pretty pennies on transportation fare. One of the best reasons for me to stay here.
Sadly didn't have the chance to wade in the pool as we were rushing around helping out with the wedding preparations. Next time perhaps?
At night you can still feel the pulse of the city.
Moving on the the bathroom. My favorite spot in the world.
Yeay for bath tubs!
Odd but good use of space I say.
PLease bring your own toothbrush and tooth paste.
Hair dryers are provided.
And now the next day.
The buffet breakfast was pretty basic. It was rather surprising as Ben pointed out the fact that there was not staple Nasi Lemak.
A bit of porridge to start the day for me.
All in all it was an enjoyable stay for me.
The great location and decor of the rooms were a great plus.
But there were some downside.
Mostly petty stuff accept for this one.
EEKS! The water was flowing brown the next morning! Needless to say I brushed my teeth and wash my face with mineral water.
But by golly what a damper on a nice stay.
- 2 Jalan Kia Peng
- 50450 KUALA LUMPUR
- Tel (+60)3/21470888
- Fax (+60)3/21470889
- E-mail email@example.com
- Hotel Manager :
Mr Jagdish PANTLIA
- Location & access
- GPS. N 3° 9' 9.29'' E 101° 43' 15.57''
Website : Novotel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur