After I posted some pictures of cityscape of Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, many of you asked for information about where I took them. So today I will introduce and review the hotel that I stayed and use its surrounding scenes for my photos in Kuala Lumpur, it is the Regalia Hotel (Regalia Hotel KL), or more accurately, Regalia Suites (Regalia Residence Apartment Kuala Lumpur, Regalia suites & hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Regalia suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur). Now, let’s check it out!
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I found this hotel because I saw many beautiful pictures of Kuala Lumpur cityscape, Petronas Twin Towers of many famous photographers around the world were taken from the location of this hotel, so I went online, searched information, room rates and booked a room here on my vacation in the capital of Malaysia.
The location of Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur (Regalia Hotel KL)
Address: No. 2, Jalan Anjung Putra, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50480, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Regalia Suites & Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia located in the heart of the city, only 10-15 minutes by train from major shopping districts such as KLCC, KL Sentral. Right next to the hotel is Putra World Trade Center with full of goods, clothes, and brands you need, Zara HM, Prada also present, bustling, diverse no less than other major Kuala Lumpur shopping malls like KLCC or KL Sentral.
How to get to Regalia Residence Apartment Kuala Lumpur?
From the KLIA2 airport, you take the Sky bus to the city center (RM10.00 / person), the bus will stop to dropping off at KL Sentral. Then you go straight up the stairs right at the bus parking lot to enter KL Sentral and take the train (LRT) from here to the hotel.
You catch LRT trainsnn from KL Sentral to Masjid Jamek, then change to the yellow line to PWTC. Note that the address is Sultan Ismail, but if you go to Sultan Ismail Station, finding the way to the hotel will be very complicated. Just go to PWTC station, then go round up the elevated pedestrian path through a big supermarket called Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) and go straight to the basement of the hotel (remember to ask for more directions here because of the distance is quite long). From the basement you take the elevator to the 2nd floor to check-in your room at the reception area.
Also, if you take a taxi, just ask the driver take you straight to the lobby of the hotel at the address available above.
The highlight of this hotel is that there is a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the beautiful Twin Towers. You can go up here for swimming and sometimes admiring the whole view of Kuala Lumpur city from above, especially at night when the city lights up, feeling no less than you experience at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel swimming pool in Singapore. Or, after taking a bath and resting on the available benches, order a drink from the restaurant downstairs in the pool and leisurely relax and reading a book, nothing better. Please note that there is a gatekeeper for the swimming pool at all times, you must fill your room number to access this area.
Rooftop swimming pool:
In addition, the hotel also has a gym, tennis court and meeting room, library. If you arrive early or need to send your luggage, you can send off at the hotel reception.
In terms of room interior, with the price range of $40-45 / night, I had one night in an apartment on the 20th floor for 2 people with an area of 50m2, including a bedroom, a toilet, 2 bathroom, a kitchen and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, not expensive for a big city like Kuala Lumpur. The very large living room has a sofa, large screen TV, and especially the view to the Petronas Twin Towers through the glass wall of the hotel. You can go to the nearby supermarket and buy food to cook, or walk to the PWTC shopping mall with many restaurants with a variety of dishes to choose from. The door is locked with a magnetic card, each room has its own wifi transmitter and you have to ask for the password from the front desk.
You can see the real photos I took of the Regalia Suites & Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (take pictures of the city from the glass window):
City landscape shooting angles from the Regalia Hotel KL
While stay at the Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur you have two spots to shoot cityscapes, one when I shoot in the rooftop swimming pool, and the other I shoot from my apartment room. When shooting from the rooftop, you will have many shoot angles, it has the foreground of the swimming pool, so there are more ideas, but when shooting in my room I can shoot through the glass or open the door to shoot. My room is on the 20th floor so the vertical position with the background is the Twin Towers, so beautiful backdrops, in addition, I can also capture the light trace of trains running through the night.
Taken from my room:
Taken from the rooftop swimming pool:
Reservations at Regalia Hotel KL
- Option 1: Simply click on the booking on Booking.com or Agoda.com. Booking through Booking.com is reassuring because Booking is always has the best price and does not have to pay in advance.
- Option 2: You book a room via AirBnB (such as: Luxury 3 bedroom at Regalia Kuala Lumpur or Regalia Residence Home stay). This is another booking way with individuals who living in these apartments and they have rooms for rent. Regalia is a hotel and their customers are usually those who come to Kuala Lumpur to work and rent long-term rooms here. When they are traveling for business and have room availability they will for rent via AirBnB. If you don’t have an AirBnB account to book a room, you can click on this link to register and will be give $25 to the account used to book.
A minus point for the Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur is when I arrive here and meet an elderly staff but the service attitude is not good, lack of enthusiasm. At that time I had a long night flight, arriving in Kuala Lumpur early in the morning, I arrived at the hotel around 10am and had not been checked in. However, when I asked for the information, this receptionist answered indifferently and did not have an affable attitude towards the customer. Of course there is only this staff lady and the rest of the waiters are fine no matter what.
If you do not know which room you will stay when just arriving, you can ask the receptionist to arrange yourself stay in a upper room with windows facing the Twin Towers for the purpose of photographing the city landscape.
If there is anything that needs advice, please leave a message under the comment section, I will try to answer.
See more photo of Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur:
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