During my last trip to Kuala Lumpur I also stayed one night at the Hilton Petaling Jaya. It was a new Hotel for me so I did not really know what to expect. After my stay at the Doubletree and my visit of the Petronas Twin Towers I took the Kelena Jaya Line from Ampang Park to KL Sentral where I switches to a ‘Budget Taxi’ to the Hilton Hotel. The taxi had almost 1000000km on the odometer, but had air condition and was cheap: 16 RM (equals to $5 or 4€) and took 25 minutes. Ok, train would’ve been 2.30 RM…. I’d to pre-buy a taxi voucher at the Taxi counter in KL Sentral station first.
I arrived in the late afternoon at the reception but my room was not yet ready. After less than a minute wait I was asked to wait in the Executive Lounge and have a drink until my room is ready to move in. The EL has comfortable chairs and plenty of soft drinks. And very friendly staff. Was impressed, really. Just a couple of minutes later I was able to go to my room.
Someone was thinking ahead here!
To be fair, it was a refurbished room. Really liked it! The property is undergoing a major refurbishment.
Staff at the Hotel was really friendly and attentive.
Hilton HHonors Gold/Diamond members however do only get free breakfast at the Executive Lounge. BUT I was offered – unlike at the Doubletree – cooked-to-order items like eggs sunny side up or an omelet.
Kuala Lumpur is not a frequent destination for me and I only know three different Hilton Hotels there. If I’d to choose two Hilton properties to stay again, number one would be Hilton Kuala Lumpur (conveniently located at the KL Sentral station). Second choice Hilton Petaling Jaya, no doubt!