September 27, 2018

Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur- Review

Located in the centre of all action in Kula Lumpur and within a short distance from Putra World trade centre, Grand Seasons is a premier hotel ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Its strategic location along Jalan Pahang makes it easy to reach LRT, Monorail and City Bus stations. Most of the major commercial and business avenues such as Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, National library, Pavilion and Bukit Bintang are a short drive away. As a result of its location, Grand Seasons hotel turns out to be an ideal place to stay for both business travellers and tourists while visiting Kuala Lumpur.

The beautiful entrance lobby with its plush setting and double ceiling height definitely is the cynosure of all eyes as you step in. The hotel is equipped with all the modern amenities and facilities to cater to the requirements of its guests. There are in total 800 rooms which are tastefully furnished and all of them come with tea/ coffee making facility, mini bar, toiletries, work station, television, bath tub with shower etc. The rooms have been classified as Seasons Crest, Deluxe room, Junior suite and Bridal suite. Seasons crest are ideal for business travellers and these rooms are available with both king size beds and twin beds. Deluxe rooms too have both type of beds available and are suited for small families. Both junior suite and bridal suite offer more facilities and come with a separate living area apart from the bedroom. Most of the rooms offer magnificent views of the city skyline which is absolutely breathtaking at night.

Grand Seasons Hotel offers recreational facilities such as a fully equipped gymnasium, an outdoor pool, a steam room etc. The hotel also allows conducting private parties and dinners near the pool area. It also offers other facilities such as  wifi, laundry service, free breakfast and parking to all its guests. Catering to the needs of business travellers, they also have a business centre and meeting rooms apart from banquet halls.

For the guests from world over, Grand Seasons hotel has two restaurants- Seasons Coffee House and O'las Indian restaurant. It also houses Avenue café and Kasbah bar & lounge. While Seasons Coffee House is known for its continental delights and buffets, O’las restaurant serves Indian cuisine and has a colourful setting. Avenue Café is ideal for a quick business talk with a cup of coffee and pastries or cakes. After a tiring day of meetings or walks around the city, Kasbah bar & lounge with its Mediterranean setting is perfect to unwind yourself.

My Experience:

As I walked into this tall storeyed hotel, what garnered my attention was its lobby which has a grand and elegant ambiance. I stayed in a spacious Seasons Crest room which was furnished with a king size comfortable bed and all the facilities such as television, mini bar, iron board etc. The breathtaking view of the tall skyscrapers of the city including the Petronas Twin towers and KL Tower was absolutely spellbinding. The view of the glittering cityscape at night from the room was a sight to behold. The roof top swimming pool is a well designed one and their gymnasium comes with all the equipment. Though I couldn’t experience Avenue Café and Kasbah bar & lounge, I did dine at their O’las Indian restaurant. While the main course was mostly Indian with Pulau, chicken and mutton dishes, Kuih Muih which is a Malay appetizer was very delicious and equally colourful. The chef also made sure that he served a Malay specialty in the form of Rojak, a street food. As much as the night skyline view was gorgeous, the sunrise over the cityscape too was a pretty one next morning. Breakfast at Seasons Coffee House had a huge spread of both continental and South Indian cuisine. The bread pudding was absolutely yum.

P.S.: I was hosted by Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on an invitation from Malaysia Tourism board, but opinions are completely mine.

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