Whether you are visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time or simply looking for a weekend staycation in Malaysia, Alila Bangsar is the perfect choice for all your travel needs.
Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
Address: East Side, 58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-2268 3888
Check-In Time: 3:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM
Reservation was made for 3 nights in Bangsar Suite.
Alila Bangsar is a 5-star lifestyle hotel nestled in the vibrant Bangsar neighborhood just 15 minutes away from Downtown Kuala Lumpur. (25-30 minutes if traffic is heavy.) The idea of a lifestyle hotel is that it draws elements of intimacy and homeyness from boutique hotels, but adds on the component of a chain hotel in which it can be found in multiple cities. (Think of it like a franchised boutique hotel.)
A lifestyle hotel, as the name suggests, is all about the lifestyle too. It’s about the unique experiences and distinctive features that other hotels cannot offer. What sets Alila Bangsar apart is its urban retreat concept. While situated in Kuala Lumpur, it is far enough from the bustling city life yet close enough to access major shopping malls and tourist attractions. Additionally, its clean, contemporary design with dramatic contrast between its dark façade and white interiors makes it perfect for young Millennials who love to take pictures for the gram as well business travellers alike.
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Alila Bangsar is approximately 55km away and takes around 50 minutes to get to by car. I would recommend downloading “Grab” (aka Asian Uber) and ordering a taxi from there.
Alternatively, you could take the KLIA Ekspres from the airport, hop off at KL Sentral and transfer to the Kelana Jaya line where you will then get off at Bangsar Station. The walk from there should then take about three minutes give or take.
Again, check-in begins at 3:00PM and the hotel reception is actually stationed on the 41st floor making it a sky lobby with sweeping views of the city.
During our three nights in KL, we stayed in Alila Bangsar’s Bangsar Suite which occupies 95m2 of space and can sleep up to three guests on its king-size bed.
One of the things I loved the most at Alila Bangsar was the complimentary breakfast. In addition to its buffet bar, guests can choose from five different breakfast sets: International, Oriental, Malay, Indian, and Vegeterian.
International breakfast set.
My personal favorite was definitely the Malay – nasi lemak with boiled egg, cucumber, anchovies, sambal, chicken rendang, and nyonya kuih. I’m usually quite skeptical about hotels serving up local dishes because it can easily be a hit or miss (with most cases being misses). However, I thoroughly enjoyed the Malay and would recommend!
Other Restaurants & Bars
Botanica + Co
Located on the first floor, Botanica + Co caters to both Western and Asian tastes. Not to mention, their décor is totally cute!
Entier is a casual French restaurant that specializes in family style dishes that are meant to be shared. This is also where breakfast is served.
The Pool Bar
Kuala Lumpur is scorching hot. Why not cool off with a dip in the pool and an icy tropical cocktail!?
Pacific Sand Bar
Inspired by mid-20th century Los Angeles charms, this old-school cocktail lounge and bar encompasses Hollywood’s vintage glamour and romance.
Lido is Alila Bangsar’s rooftop bar that spans across levels 42, 43, and the roof and the panoramic views here of KL’s skyline are sure to leave you speechless!
Feeling hungry, but too lazy to go out for food? Worry not because room service’s got you covered!
We ordered from Botanica + Co, but decided we wanted to take a quick night swim before the pool closed. That said, we maybe came back half an hour to an hour later yet the food was still piping hot AND delicious!
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Feels like home away from home
- Fantastic breakfast options
- Wide range of dining selections
- Helpful staff and well-prepared. (We forgot to bring adapters and the front desk lent us extra ones.)
- Turbo strength blowdryer. (My hair is really thick and long so I appreciate a good hair dryer when I find one.)
- Environmentally friendly. (Instead of giving bottled waters, they provide glass bottles and have a water station by the elevators.)
- Snacks are always available! (By the same water station, there are coffee/tea and snacks available 24/7. In the morning, they also offer small pastries like croissants and danishes.)
- From the ground floor of the building, the elevators only go up to the 41st floor. From there, you then take a separate elevator to your actual hotel suite. While this heightens hotel security, it’s not always the most convenient always having to take two different elevators going in and out of the hotel.
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