Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur has no shortage of lodging for visitors. In fact, Kuala Lumpur is packed with multi-story chain hotels (from the West and the East), small hotels, hostels, apartments, AirBnB, you name it! As such, Dan and I were somewhat at a loss when picking our hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur!

We ended up staying at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur because we had points with SPG, and the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur did not see any better or worse than any other hotel in Kuala Lumpur. For our stay, we used 3,500 SPG points/night and accessed the the Club Lounge via this blog’s very own SPG card!

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Sheraton Club Lounge!

I was a little skeptical about staying at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur because well, it is a Sheraton and we were on our honeymoon… But, I was very pleasnty surprised from our arrival to departure. The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur was 5 starts and quite luxurious. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Kuala Lumpar (hopefully on points again!).

The Hotel

The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is not exactly what one thinks of when you think of a Sheraton. The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is 38 floor of Asian luxury, starting with a bellhop greeting our Uber and promptly taking our bags to our suite! Upon entry into the hotel, we were greeted by a number of welcoming staff members, an indoor pond under a grant staircase – which, bonus, was decorated for Chinese New Year, and the most welcoming green circle couch (it reminded me of the one at Lisbon’s Hotel Avenida Palace)!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

The Location

The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is located in central Kuala Lumpur, across the street from one of Kuala Lumpur’s many malls and next to a monorail stop. Its also about a 30 minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers and a quick uber or metro ride anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.

The Room

We booked a Deluxe King Non-Smoking Room through the Sheraton website with SPG points. Shortly before checkin, I updated our reservation through Sherton’s website, confirming our arrival and departure times and advising that we would be on honeymoon!

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Entrance way.

I’m not certain wether or not we were upgraded, but we stayed in the loveliest and largest suite with views of Kuala Lumpur! Upon walking into the room, the suite offered a king size bed with a desk and day bed to one side, a flat screen TV, and an entrance area separate from the bed.

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Room.

In addition to there room, there was a walk-in closet and a HUGE bathroom, complete with a separate tub and shower. 

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Walk-in closet.

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Bathroom.

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Bathroom.

The room also offered robes, slippers, complimentary water, and a minibar (pay per snack/drink). The hotel also surprised us with honeymoon cake – apparently a thing in Malaysia!

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Honeymoon cake.

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Minibar.

The Amenities

The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur offers a pool area, a spa, and a fitness center. We skipped the spa and the fitness center, but we visited the pool. The pool area is located on the 5th floor and offers views of surrounding buildings, including partial views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. The pool is done in a Tuscan theme (which is kind of bizarre) and offers, food, drinks, and, unexpectedly, hookah.

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The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur pool.

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Decent pizza and frites at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur.

The Club Lounge 

As I mentioned, via this blog’s very own SPG business card, we were able to access the Club Lounge on the 37th floor of the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur! I had not previously used one of these lounges, but this particular Club Lounge was awesome! In addition to a quite place to get soda and coffee all day, the Club Lounge offered breakfast, tea, and an evening happy hour from 17h30 – 19h30!

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First entrance into the Sheraton Club!

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Gorgeous city views.

HAPPY HOUR

Happy Hour was a fun event that most certainly warants space on your itinerary! Every night, the Club Lounge offers an open bar with various liquors, red and white wine, and a Tiger beer! The staff pours pretty generously and I did not see them cut anyone off, although a few people had a lot to drink. When I was there, the Pinot Noir was MUCH better than the Cabarnet Sauvagion and ask for extra booze in your cocktail. In addition to the drinks, the Club Lounge puts out a really good and generous spread of food, including an entire buffet of hot food that changes nightly, a salad bar, and a selection of cold appetizers and desserts, in addition to the standards of bread and fruit.

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Hard liquor bar.

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Salad bar.

The spread in video: 

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Dinner foods.

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Yum!

BREAKFAST

Like happy hour, breakfast is served every morning. The Shearton Imperial Kuala Lumpur offers espresso coffee drinks, a selection of cold breakfasts, including breads, cereals, and fruit, and a hot buffet of hot breakfast. I particularly enjoyed the friend potaots and the Malaysian rice!

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So beautiful.

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Malaysian rice!

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Favorite breakfast hot dishes!

If you cannot tell, the Club Lounge was lovely, and we really used the lounge. If you are traveling on a budget, you could make a meal out of the evening happy hour!

STEAL OUR TRIP 

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Malaysia. T: (60)(3) 2717 9900. Reservations can be made on their website.

ON A BUDGET

At $85 USD/night, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur will certainly not break the bank, especially if you have access to the Club Lounge. That being said, there are many other hotels that are cheaper in Kuala Lumpur.

POINTS TIPS

We stayed at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur for free using SPG points, which we earned from using the SPG Amex and Business Amex. When we stayed, the cost was 3,500 points/night or $85 USD/night. The Club Lounge access was free with my Wareontheglobe SPG Business Amex! (only the business version of this card offers this amenity).

 

 

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One thought on “Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  1. We feel that way too about Sheratons but they tend to be better in Asia than the ones here in North America, and while it is a confused and outdated brand, they keep building them in Asia! I really enjoyed reading this post because it brought me back to that time we spent there. I can’t really tell if they’ve done a full reno of the rooms though as they look the same as when we were there in 2010-2011! It was most indeed a great lounge and perk to have that amount of food and drinks.

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