Your Malaysian Home Away from Home ❥ An Alila Bangsar Review

Complete review of Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur.

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

Complete review of 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
Website: https://www.alilahotels.com/bangsar

Check-In Time: 3:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM

Reservation was made for 3 nights in Bangsar Suite.

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About Alila

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.

Getting Here

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.

Check-In

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.

Bangsar Suite

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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.

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Complimentary Breakfast

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.

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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

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Located on the first floor, Botanica + Co caters to both Western and Asian tastes. Not to mention, their décor is totally cute!

Entier

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

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!

In-Room Dining

Room service from Botanica + Co.

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!

Public Pool

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Final Verdict

Amenities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★☆
Comfort: ★★★★★
Proximity: ★★★★☆
Quietness: ★★★★★
Safety: ★★★★★
Space: ★★★★★
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pros

  • 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.)

Cons

  • 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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Please note that I was welcomed by Alila Bangsar as a guest. However, all opinions are my own and I genuinely enjoyed my time here and recommend staying with them. This post contains affiliate links.

20 Comments

  1. June 9, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    I went to Kuala Lumpur on a family tour when I was a travel agent, many years ago. I remember seeing no less than 8 hotels in a day which was a bit too much. This hotel is very elegant and the food looks delicious.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 10:51 am

      Hope this will inspire you to book a stay with them the next time you’re back 😀

  2. June 9, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    I have never been to Kuala Lumpur but if I do I would consider this hotel. It sounds like it has everything you need. Lots of food and drink options and a nice looking pool.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 10:53 am

      You won’t regret booking a stay here 😉

  3. June 10, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Bold, whimsical and LEGENDARY! What a great place!

    Thoughtful service and decor abound here. The food offerings look to be simple and flavorful.

    I find hotels serving local or traditional foods to almost always be a hit, though – especially breakfasts.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:10 am

      You’re not wrong! And I love that you can experience local flavors in the comfort of the hotel too without even stepping outside hahaa. Hope this will inspire you to book a stay with them the next time you visit KL!

  4. June 10, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    That hotel looks like a great options. The room seems very spacious with all the amenities you need. I would also greatly appreciate that turbo-charged hair dryer. That can really make a difference for me as weak hotel blow dryers are so annoying. The food looks good and I find that pool to be very tempting.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:10 am

      Ughh I feel ya! I have really long hair and lots and lots of it so the hair dryer is always a game changer for me.

  5. June 12, 2019 / 11:42 am

    This looks so lovely! Very chic and modern, but peaceful. That breakfast looks delicious!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:11 am

      Oh the breakfast was TO DIE FOR!

  6. June 12, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    We are planning to visit Kuala Lumpur in August and this post couldn’t have come at a better time. The property looks both classy and comfortable. Great food options too. I really liked the sense of calm and peace you captured in your photos. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:13 am

      That’s awesome! Definitely do give it some thought about booking here. I had such a pleasurable stay and highly recommend it!

  7. June 13, 2019 / 3:12 am

    Spending a night in such a luxury hotel would be a definite upgrade from our usual lodging. The bathroom alone is bigger than many of our rooms, and the room size larger than a lot of small apartments! Very classy, modern but warm at the same time.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:14 am

      Well guess what!? KL is actually super affordable so you could stay at this room for cheap as compared to staying at luxury hotels in North America. If you’re ever looking to treat yourself, you know where to go 😉

  8. June 13, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    This place looks absolutely perfect! Everything looks so perfectly comfy and cozy and I absolutely love the pool. I wish Malaysia were on my itinerary for this year´s trip back the southeast Asia!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Oh no! What’s stopping you from adding it in though!

  9. June 13, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, this place is so chic! I wish I’d known about it before our trip to Kuala Lumpur! I love a hotel that serves a big, local breakfast like that. Next time we’re in Malaysia, for sure!

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:16 am

      Next time for sure! You’d love it here!!!

  10. June 14, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    This would be a good hotel to try out when we return to Malaysia! Thanks.

    • JASCHEN
      Author
      July 23, 2019 / 11:18 am

      Ya bet! Please let them know I sent ya if you do visit 😀

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