$$$ KPO and CZM $$$: The Westin Kuala Lumpur Review

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Westin Kuala Lumpur Review

CZM and I went to KL over the weekend (17-19 March) and ate so much food! I shall leave the food post to her.. On a side note, I was not allocated any Kimly shares :'( Imagine that 100% gain even with just 4/6 lots.

We have traveled quite a bit but this is the first time (maybe the only time since it is much cheaper this time round) we stayed in a 5 star hotel - The Westin. After booking the trip online, we received an email the next day from Westin asking if they can help with anything. 
We replied asking for higher floor and the price of the breakfast buffet as we booked the cheapest rate without breakfast. You can read about it here.
Not too bad for a 5 star buffet breakfast, so we asked them to add one morning of buffet to our reservation.

When we were deciding between various hotels, we were quite amused by the fact that they are constantly marketing their bed as a feature - WESTIN HEAVENLY® BED. To our surprise, upon our arrival at the hotel, they actually placed their heavenly bed in the middle of the lobby!

We were given floor 28! The highest floor is 35 and this is a picture of our Deluxe room and the window view, nothing too spectacular. One thing which I really like was that they gave us 6 bottles of water each day! Not sure if it was due to our SPG membership or what but we were glad that we did not had to buy separately or boil any water.
 This is a snapshot of our itinerary and what happened over the weekend:

Day 1 LunchOverseas Restaurant Char Siew sold out :(
Day 1 CafeMiru Dessert CafeShiok Toast comparable to After You in BKK
Day 1 DinnerJalan AlorWong Ah Wah Chicken Wing and Roast Pork Dark noodle
Day 2 BreakfastDolly Dim SumIt was not opened when we reached. Too hungry, so we ate at a random place
Day 2 LunchBak Kut TehChar Siew sold out on Day 1 so we went back to Overseas Restaurant again
Day 2 CafeCoffee Amo3D Coffee
Day 2 DinnerChina Town Seng KeeSurprising good mee tai bak/pearl noodle
Day 3 Breakfast5 Star Buffet BreakfastA lot of selections!
Day 3 LunchMeal at PavilionCheap cheap! (Sushi Tei)

We ate so much that we had to exercise in order for CZM to not feel guilty (I do not have the slightly guilty feeling. lol). I do not gym but Westin gym WestinWORKOUT® certainly looks pretty well equip. The best/worst part is that the gym is 24 hours! CZM wanted to drag me to the gym at night!!
Westin is also located at a very convenient/central location. Across the street is the super huge shopping mall - Pavilion (I dun think we finish walking/shopping it) as well as other smaller mall such as Lot 10, etc. Special mention to Grab for sponsoring our transport! Nope, this is not a paid post and they did not really sponsor us. It seems that Grab just launched their GrabShare service few weeks back and was having a RM8 promotion. CZM and I traveled to KL at the right time! lol. Even without the promotion, using Grab in KL is definitely a great idea since you do not have to worry about getting stuck in the jam with the meter jumping every second.

5 star buffet breakfast certainly did not disappoint us because they have a huge variety of food! CZM said that the breakfast buffet is a lot better than the one at Kuala Lumpur Grand Millennium when she went on a business trip 2 years ago. Even a simple egg, they have it in various forms (omelette, poached egg with salmon and egg benedict with fancy french name), we ate a lot a lot of eggs! 
With a heavy heart and a heavy stomach, we left KL bloated and return to work the next day. No work no money, no money no adventure.

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