Serviced apartments, or apart-hotels, allow guests to enjoy the privacy of a residential apartment and the luxury amenities of a hotel in one place, all for a home-from-home experience with far more living space. With the mushrooming of serviced suites in Kuala Lumpur, Top 10 of Malaysia takes a look at its list of the ten best serviced residences in Malaysia.
Parkroyal Serviced Suites KL
The winner of two 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, Parkroyal Serviced Apartments is strategically located in central Bukit Bintang, allowing guests easy access to Bintang Walk, Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang. Offering 287 units of modern studio, one and two-bedroom serviced apartments, guests at Parkroyal get to enjoy a sky pool, a fitness centre, a business centre, and even babysitting services. Parkroyal has also been long touted for its exceptional customer service, where staff cater to guests’ needs to the best of their ability – earning it consistently high ratings at several popular hotel-reservation websites such as Agoda and Booking.com.
Built by The Ascott Limited, the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, Ascott KL has been in business for more than 17 years. The suites, which overlook the beautifully landscaped Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park, are equipped with luxurious fittings, fully-equipped kitchens and spacious dining areas. Guests can choose to stay in elegant studio rooms as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. A complimentary continental breakfast spread is served daily at Tujo, Ascott’s in-house restaurant, and the professional Front Office staff are ever-ready to assist guests in their business needs.
Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur
Conveniently located within Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur offers 295 contemporary serviced hotel apartments, ranging from studios to penthouses. The residences are fitted with international standard facilities, such as home entertainment systems in each apartment, an infinity pool, a large 24-hour gym and steam/sauna rooms. Owing to its location, guests are a stone’s throw away from KLCC Suria Mall and the KLCC LRT station. On top of that, Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur has an enviable track record – the suites were awarded with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years as well as “Hall of Fame 2015, and Best of Malaysia’s Best Serviced Residence award for three consecutive years (since 2013).
Pullman KL City Centre Hotel & Residences
Situated right across KL’s famous Pavilion Mall, all 445 rooms and 157 apartments in Pullman KL offer spectacular views of either the Petronas Twin Towers or the city skyline. Among the exclusive facilities that are offered by Pullman KL are a fully landscaped tropical garden, various therapeutic massages at Pullman’s Sompoton Spa, and the hotel’s very own golf course. Guests can dine at Pullman’s 6 restaurants and bars, offering a variety of local and international cuisines, and walk a short distance through a newly-built covered walkway to Pavilion for some retail therapy.
Micasa All Suite Hotel KL
Home to the award-winning Cilantro Restaurant, Micasa All Suite Hotel is not only famous for its fine dining options but also for its roomy, warm-hued apartment space, as well as personalized service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, designed to make guests feel at home in an instant. Guests can enjoy the convenience of having groceries delivered to their rooms, and the hotel assists in food delivery from nearby restaurants. Micasa is also the first hotel in KL that uses the latest saltwater technology for its pool, allowing guests to enjoy swimming without worrying about excess chlorine levels.
E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur
The namesake of the legendary Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel in Penang, KL’s E&O Residences continues its brand heritage with its offering of 200 stylish suites, designed with angled glass walls and separately partitioned sleeping/living areas to ensure a roomy, comfortable stay. The hotel’s concierge service assists guests with any task, from booking flights to getting seats at local performances, while a full-service business centre caters to guests’ business needs. E&O KL is a 5 minute-walk away from popular tourist spots and top corporate offices, making it perfect for guests travelling on business, leisure, or both.
Shaftsbury Serviced Suites, Cyberjaya
Located less than half an hour from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Shaftsbury Service Suites offers luxury suites that range from studio to penthouse sizes. All Shaftsbury suites feature fully-equipped kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, as well as washing machines. At the adjacent Shaftsbury Square, guests can choose from some of the best local and world-class restaurants such as O’Briens Irish Sandwich Bar, Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights, and Serai to dine in – or alternatively, have the food delivered to them. Shaftbury is a 20-minute drive away from KL and 10 minutes away from neighbouring Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital.
Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences
Ranked #5 of 294 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur by TripAdvisor, all suites at Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences either faces the KL Tower or the Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel features two rooftop lounges and a rooftop garden, located on floors 48-50, where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon is a stone’s throw away from not just the KL and Petronas towers, but also Jalan Alor and Bintang Walk. The suites offer spacious beds