Sunday, October 16, 2011

Review: Hilton Petaling Jaya

This is one of the oldest Hilton’s in Malaysia but also one of the cheapest which makes a good mattress run hotel. The hotel was still undergoing much needed renovations when we visited. Our rooms were still the old rooms and yea, it’s about time they got a makeover. The carpets were old and dirty and what about the tiny television. The thing we disliked most about the rooms were the soft beds.

The executive lounge does somewhat make up for the rooms. We were promptly checked-in at the lounge when we arrived. The cocktail hour is from 6-8pm and the offerings in the lounge were pretty extensive and enough for dinner for those who want to cheap out or too lazy to head out.
Executive Lounge

The hotel does have a pool which we did not use and a pretty extensive gym that was operated by an outside company.

The hotel is located on the outskirts on Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya which is about a 20-30 minute cab ride to the city depending on traffic. There are a couple of restaurants in and around the hotel but other than that, you would need a cab to get around. We did visit the Japaneserestaurant for lunch which gets good reviews from the local food scene but we found it so so only.

We would only recommend this hotel for those looking for cheap stays for a mattress run or if you have business in the outer areas of Kuala Lumpur like in Petaling Jaya, Subang, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Public transport is much quicker to the city since there is a station visible from the hotel. Why fight traffic when it is easy to get around by public transportation?

    I actually like this hotel despite its faults. It is a good inexpensive option for KL. Too bad the Hilton KL is not near the same price point.