We all have our preferred place to stay in when traveling. As a standard traveler, I have tried several places including guesthouses, studio apartment, budget hotels, 3-star hotels, 5-star hotels and private houses too. The one place on my dream list, the place I longed to stay in, at least once, has always been the best room in a hotel: the VIP room. This dream came true when I was asked to cover the MyBalloon Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur this month. It was there that Sri Damansara Hotel provided Asian Itinerary team with the VIP Suite.
I must mention that this was possible thanks to PR on duty at the MyBalloon Fiesta, Miss Ezrin Balqis, who introduced us to Sri Damansara Hotel General Manager, Mr. Aaron Lai.
What a great honor it was to stay at their best room: the moment I entered it, I felt like a king, only different was, there was no courtiers. It turned out the ‘room’ was in fact an apartment of over 100mts, comprising two bedrooms and three (yes three) bathrooms, and a living room most of us would dream of in our own house. There is a TV in each bedroom and in the living room, massive bedrooms size, wooden wardrobe, desks, you name it. The sofa was a hug leather combination that fit me perfectly, you can be sure. The luxury of the ambience, needless to say, assured my good sleep at night.
Sri Damansara Hotel is a business run by a family from Sabah, east Malaysian Borneo, who has owned the premises since 2011. The hotel consists of 157 rooms categorized as Super Deluxe, Executive Deluxe, Deluxe King, Deluxe Twin and VIP Suite, with a price range going from 108 up to 668 Malaysian Ringgit (RM) per night. This stunning hotel is equipped with modern structures and at night sports so many flickering lights that makes it appear as if out of a 1960’s Hong Kong movie.
Sri Damansara Hotel is well-managed by young, affable, warming and handsome Mr. Aaron, who has studied hotel management in Switzerland and has always worked in the hospitality sector. At 26, his career has been fast and promising so far.
Sri Damansara Hotel is located in the best area for those who want to visit Batu Caves, Genting Highland and Cameron Highland, as it is the perfect starting point to those amazing destinations. It is located relatively near the city center, which is perfect for those planning to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur lifestyle, and since it is near an industrial area, they also welcome visitors employed in the sector.
Apart from being near several tourist attractions, Sri Damansara Hotel is also near One Utama Shopping Mall, Curve Shopping Mall, Tesco Hypermarket and a few choices of local stalls that serve amazing Malaysian cuisine.
I had such a great time at Sri Damansara Hotel, I was given warm welcome and helpful advises, as well as grand services, and I will not hesitate to recommend it to anyone planning some time in Kuala Lumpur.
Sri Damansara Hotel
1, Jalan Cempaka SD 12/5, Bandar Sri Damansara PJU 9, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-6280 5000
Facilities: 24-hours front desk, air conditioning in all rooms, free parking area, accessibility for people with reduced mobility, flat TV screen with mix channels, hair dryer, free wifi, family rooms and banquet hall. Note that breakfast is complimentary and that pets are not allowed.
Other services: Tour packages, transportation service, corporations packages.
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Getting there: A taxi or a Grabcar from KLIA or KLIA2 airports should cost you around RM 60.
A cheaper option is to take the bus from KLIA1 or KLIA2 to KL Central and from there continue with LRT Metro or with Grabcar.
MRT line is planning to have a station nearby, called Sri Damansara West Station, which will make accessibility to the Sri Damansara Hotel more convenient.