Disclaimer: While the costs of the trip was covered by MTV Asia (I think), all comments and opinions are in NO WAY dictated by MTV Asia or Aloft Kuala Lumpur/Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Once again, I would like to thank the awesome and nice people at MTV Asia and Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (Aloft KL Sentral) for the brilliant weekend stay.
With that sorted, here we go with some highlights of the Aloft KL Sentral hotel for me.
As I have mentioned in my previous post about the “Live at Aloft Hotels” post, I practically missed like the whole set for The Light Fantastic because of the flight delay out of Singapore and a mess up at the baggage claim in KLIA. Booooo.
It was quite a shame really, the W XYZ bar is really very nice and cozy. Very good for an intimate acoustic session.
Anyway, when I got into the room, I was greeted by this (ignore my bags, lol):
Check out the view of my room:
The first thing I noticed about the room was how spacious it was. Also, I really like how the entire hotel and rooms are have a modern, clean and sleek finishing. Also, I couldn’t help noticing how well designed the room was and how there were so many power sockets placed in convenient spots for you to charge your mobile devices.
There’s also a whole bunch of plugs at the wall where you can borrow the cable from the “Aloha Desk” (ie front desk) to watch stuff from your mobile devices on the TV in the room.
Also, I like the toilet design as well. I don’t have a good photo of the toilet because I can’t get a good angle but really, I really like the space utilization in toilet area a lot. However, I didn’t really like how the clothing rack bar was perpendicular to the width to the wardrobe. It wasn’t very functional at that position. Would have preferred for the bar to be parallel to the width instead.
HINT: you can actually request for a room of different artwork if you have been a guest with Aloft KL Sentral previously!
After I was done settling into my room, I popped down to Nook, the in-house restaurant for a late dinner.
In the 4 days and 3 nights stay at Aloft KL Sentral, I tried various items on the food menu and I highly recommend the Wagyu Beef Rendang (RM 48.00 nett) and the Sarawak Laksa (RM26.00 ~ RM28.00 nett or so, I forgot). I’m drooling as I type the names of the dish. I am not kidding. It is really, really that good.
HINT: There a special/secret menu at Nook where you can try their award winning dish: Smoked scallop semai sushi duck confit.
Click on the image of the menu to see the full res version of the menu. I really like the organic saba noodle version of the Sarawak Laksa. Soooo gooooood. And just so you know, if you want to try this special menu, it’s best to order at least a day in advance because the duck confit takes about 4 hours to prepare.
Another highlight of the Aloft Hotel for me was the infinity pool on the rooftop.
The place looks AMAZING in the day. Check out it out at night!
Breathtaking isn’t it? Also, at night, the rooftop bar, Mai Bar comes alive and you can choose to chill by the pool or in the pool.
In all, I think Aloft KL Sentral is amazing! How the whole hotel is wifi enabled with free wifi definitely is a very large plus point in me coming to this conclusion. LOL.
Besides, it is a really good place to stay if you want to have a chilled-out getaway from Singapore. The environment surrounding KL Sentral isn’t as noisy and messy like the Bukit Bintang/KLCC area. It is also really convenient to get there as it is just a 28 minute KLIA Express (RM 35.00 one way) ride from KLIA.
If you want to go shop for a bit, KLCC is just 4 or 5 stops away by Putra (RM 1.60 one way), Mid-Valley is 1 stop away (RM 1.00 one way) by KTM and Bukit Bintang is a few stops away via the Monorail.
Definitely a place I’d recommend if you want a quick getaway with a few friends or if you are a family unit with kids in the primary school age.
For more information, go check out the Aloft KL Sentral official website: www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.