Back in December, my partner and I booked a night’s stay in The Majestic Kuala Lumpur for a staycation and year-end celebration in the city centre. This historical hotel occupies a 1930s colonial building just opposite Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, where iconic landmarks like Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and Bukit Bintang are just ten minutes away by car. The Majestic Luxury Coach offers scheduled shuttles to KL Sental, Starhill Gallery and Mid Valley Megamall for its guests, but we didn’t use its service as we drove to the hotel.
The Majestic Kuala Lumpur has 300 guestroom and suites in two separate buildings called the Majestic Wing and the Tower Wing. The former houses 47 suites decked out in art deco style with modern furnishing and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, and four-poster beds.
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My partner and I stayed in the Deluxe Room, located within the hotel’s Tower Wing. My favourite feature of this room is the spacious bathroom, as it’s fitted with a large freestanding bathtub that faces a wall-mounted TV – it took me longer than usual to get ready in the evening because Courage the Cowardly Dog was on (oops).
The room also has a cosy lounge chair by the window, which overlooks the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. I definitely felt like royalty lounging on it, especially after soaking in the tub. After exploring the hotel grounds, we had a five-course dinner at The Colonial Café, which is located at the Majestic Wing’s ground floor. Fitted with chandeliers, comfortable red leather chairs and starched white tablecloths, the restaurant also shares a space with The Bar and Tea Lounge.
The food was delicious, to say the least – in conjunction with Christmas, The Colonial Café has a Christmas Eve dinner menu that cost RM280nett per person and RM380nett with wine pairing. For mains, I ordered the Grilled Barramundi Fillet, served with grilled vegetables and Dauphinoise potatoes. I could taste the freshness of the barramundi, while the vegetables had just the right amount of seasoning that they didn’t overpower the fish.
Meanwhile, my partner had the Trio's King, which consists of turkey breast, sausage in a blanket and herbs stuffing, atop a bed of creamy mash, minted mushy peas, and red wine gravy. Dessert was my favourite part of the evening, as we shared a Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Yule Log before heading back to our room. We also enjoyed a live piano and jazz performance by the descendants of Maestro Alfonso Soliano throughout the evening.
Breakfast was held at Contango, a spacious and elegant dining space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the railway station. Served buffet-style, there’s a good range of western, Malaysian, Chinese, and Malay dishes while three live cooking stations are set up in the centre of the restaurant, where chefs can prepare your choice of eggs, waffles, and pancakes.
Other facilities (that I didn’t manage to check out) within the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, an orchid conservatory, screening room, and a spa. Overall, I really enjoyed my short stay in The Majestic Kuala Lumpur, and I won’t think twice about staying here again if given the opportunity.
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The Majestic Hotel
The Majestic Hotel KL is divided into two buildings (the Tower Wing and Majestic Wing) is an icon in Malaysiaâ€™ and its hotel landscape.Before, during and after WWII it was Kuala Lumpurs glamour spot and today maintains that same charismatic vibe with porters dressed in white shorts, knee high socks and pith helmets.The interior is magnificent with high ceilings, Roman columns, a gold leaf domed roof, vintage wrought iron ceiling lamps, intricate cornices, polished marble floors and chandeliers.All rooms at the five star The Majestic Kuala Lumpur have four poster beds, fully stocked mini bars, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries and magazines such as Malaysia Tatler, Prestige and YTL Life. Read More...