I slowly tiptoed to where the sparkle was coming from, and it was the most unobstructed view of the Petronas Twin Towers. I stared at it like it was the first time. It was two in the morning and we just had our super late dinner. My eyes were glued at this great marvel as I sat on the carpeted floor of our home in KL, the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
We just had a quick stopover at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Melaka and will be spending three days in Kuala Lumpur before we head out to our next destination in our two-month backpacking trip around Southeast Asia. It’ll just be a snap; this KL trip will be all about our fave noodle dish in the world, Mee Goreng (hooray!), or so I thought.
And because we pretty much knew KL by heart by now, we sped our way from the bus station to the train station to get to Bukit Bintang to hop on the free GO KL bus going to the KLCC, whew. It took us an hour before we arrived at our home; it was eleven in the evening.
This has to be the latest check-in we had ever, but the most fun. It was almost midnight and the lobby of the Traders Hotel was empty. We were led to the fifth floor where the formal lobby was located. We were assisted by a front desk officer who seemed to know me personally. He’s like, So how’s your day Ms. Carla, which I gladly replied with our lovely stories from Melaka. And then, as if on cue, he handed our key cards and briefed us on this and that and so on with so much gusto, he had this early-morning-energy at midnight (bad thingtoo bad, I didn’t get to take note of his name).
|Fifth floor formal lobby|
I hurriedly went to where happiness was; the glass windows. It was midnight, and the Petronas Twin Towers was sparkling with all its glory. And it was beautiful. I’ve been here lots of times but this was definitely the first time that I truly appreciated it.
Oh, I almost forgot about how great our room was. The 32 sqm. Traders Club Twin Towers View Room was well-furnished with a huge comfy bed, LCD TV with local and international channels, couch by the window, full-size executive writing desk, mini-bar, coffee and tea-making facilities, closet with bath robe, electronic safe and portable iron station, and the best of all, unobstructed view of Kuala Lumpur’s (or Malaysia's) greatest icon.
The spacious en suite toilet and bath was brilliant. The separate shower area and bath tub were lovely (I hate it when some hotels use the bath tub as the shower area). The bathroom counter was so unique with its glowing light from underneath that has the essential toiletries that were all provided for. The magnified vanity mirror, hair dryer and digital weighing scale were women’s dream come true.
We also enjoyed the privileges of staying at a Traders Club room. One of which was that we got to enjoy the Traders Lounge’s perks of complimentary beverage all throughout the day and free breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at the lounge. We also had chocolates, candies and fresh fruits on the small dining table in our room.
|Gobo Chit Chat Restaurant|
|Hand me my freshly-made roti|
|Japanese for brekkie|
Waking up with a nice view of the twin towers was becoming a routine for us. We did some walking around the KLCC Park around the Petronas Twin Towers (a good 10-min. walk from the hotel) for a little stretching. We went back to the hotel at around six in the afternoon for some cocktails at the SkyBar.
|Public pool at KLCC Park|
|Traders Hotel on the left, KLCC Park on the right|
|Beer sessions with a view|
|Seafood themed buffet dinner|
We both agreed to spend our last night in KL at the comforts of our room. We were nursing our full tummies as we gazed on the amazing view from our window; it didn’t fail to amaze us, every time. We needed to get up early (like five in the morning) to catch our early flight to Myanmar.
We called up the room service to check if they could probably pack some take away breakfast sets for us. And it was better than we expected. They gave us a door menu in which we ticked our preferred brekkie plates the next morning. At four in the morning, they served the breakfast sets in our room. And it was great!
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur (book online)
Kuala Lumpur City Center,
Kuala Lumpur, 50088 Malaysia
Contact Number: (+60) 3.2332.9888
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org