Checking in: Dorsett Kuala Lumpur Review
Located in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the Dorsett Kuala Lumpur offers more than just an epic position in this Metropolitan city. The hotel offers a range of amazing facilities and services from the newly refurbished guestrooms and suites, to their plentiful buffet breakfast! Read to see why we loved our stay at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur!
Location, location, location! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Dorsett Kuala Lumpur! Right in the centre of KL’s Golden Triangle, Dorsett Kuala Lumpur has everything you would want in a city hotel!
A short 5 minutes’ walk will take you to the Shopping Malls and foodie area of Bukit Bintang. Whilst KKLC and Petronas Twin Towers are also close. The hotel is just 45 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and can be reached via metro, tax, bus or private transfer.
Rooms at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
The hotel built in 1998 has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment of its room and suites, offering their guests refreshed and stylish accommodation with a prime location yet an affordable price.
I stayed in a Dorsett Standard Room, and the first things I noticed was the size of the room! It was so spacious, something lacking in a lot of city hotels in Asia. Although the interiors are not my style they are elegant and chic and most importantly super clean with all the modern amenities! The rooms feature pillow choice, HD TVs, free wifi, minibar and custom Dorsett toiletries!
The Dorsett Kuala Lumpur also offers family rooms, deluxe premier room, Dorsett suite and massive executive suite measuring 60 sqm.
The Hong Kong-owned chain is predominately run by females which shines through in the little touches that make Dorsett Hotel a top pick. In my room, I received a gorgeous teddy bear, cookies and the coolest hand drawn map. The map had special local restaurants to try as well as recommendations on what to do and see, with the corresponding walking distance. We also received a reusable shopping bag so when you are out and about you can opt out of using plastic bags!
Dining at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
You have two dining options at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, Checkers Restaurant and Windows Lounge.
Checkers Cafe is an all-day dining space offering value meals and a great selection of local cuisine as well as international dishes featured in the a-la-carte menu. This is also where the generous buffet breakfast is served.
On the 1st Floor, you will find the Windows Lounge that offers snacks and has a dedicated bar.
The breakfast buffet was phenomenal. There were varieties of bread, pastries, fruits, cold cuts and cereals. They also had an array of hot dishes featuring both western and Asian dishes. An egg station was a popular choice whilst I opted for the delicious Nasi Lemak and Roti Chanai my favourite dishes when visiting Malaysia! The buffet breakfast was a real stand-out, as there was every food imaginable catering to all palates and tastes! The chefs even bring around fun sample canapes for dishes they are testing.
During our stay, we were given a hands-on cooking demo by the head chefs at Checkers restaurant. We were taught how to make roti with chicken curry and then served a delicious authentic 6-course lunch.
Cooking classes are available upon request which I highly recommend it was such a fun experience cooking for the lovely head chefs!
Our Lunch Menu
1st Course- Traditional chicken satay
2nd Course- Cantonese egg broth with wide noodles and freshwater prawns
3rd Course- Roti with chicken curry
4th Course- Sweet and sour fish
5th Course- Mixed vegetables in garlic sauce
6th Course- Coconut cream with pandan and brown sugar syrup. Topped with fruit and white chocolate dome.
Amenities at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
The hotel offers a free-form swimming pool, an exclusive club lounge, a well equipped 24-hour accessible gymnasium as well as meeting rooms for business travellers.
Limousine service is also available at the hotel. Dorsett Kuala Lumpur offers a choice of cars from Proton Perdana, Mercedes to MPV vehicles. Charges apply depending on use and needs.
Next door you will find Dorsett Residences– furnished suites that have a gorgeous rooftop pool and gym.
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