Review: Renaissance Hotel – Kuala Lumpur

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Once I cleared immigration, I connected to the airport’s WiFi to order an Uber. The distance to the Renaissance was about 30 miles, but the Uber was only about $18.

I could not help but notice construction on the property as the Uber arrived. The main check in area in the west wing was affected by it. I entered the hotel through the east wing. It was crowded, but there was more than enough staff to cover.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby Concierge Desk
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby Seating

Anson, the front service manager greeted me as I walked towards the front desk. I was welcomed with a  glass of apple juice.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Welcome Drink

He ensured that my check in was processed quickly, so quick that I forgot to leave a card on file to pay for the room. After checking in, Anson walked with me to the elevator. He gave me a brief tour during this time. Anson informed me of the executive lounge hours, a description of the lobby lounge, and my breakfast options. I really appreciated it.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Hotel Directory

Room

The room located on the 18th floor. After exiting the elevator, I made a left and the room was on the right.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur 18th Floor
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The hallway in the room felt a bit small but it opened to a spacious living area.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

On the right was a two door closet. The left closet contained a safe and slippers. The right side contained a robe and ironing supplies.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

On the left was the bathroom. The bathroom had a ton of space. In the box to the right of the sink contained toiletries such as dental and shaving kits.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom

The bathtub contained more than enough room for my 5’8 frame.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom

The shower contained two shower heads. The water pressure was great. With the shower on the middle seating, the water is boiling hot. There was a ton of toiletries available.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom

I do not if the following is the hotel’s fault or an issue with water pressure in Kuala Lumpur, but I had to flush the toilet two or three times to clear the contents.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King Bathroom

As I walked in the main area, there was a coffee machine and complimentary water on the left.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

The bed and tv were just past this. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were soft, which I prefer.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

On the far side of the room was a chaise with end table. The table had a message that I found interesting.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

There was also a desk next to the chaise.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

Dining

(I will separate the dining options into the different wings where they are located. The only place that I ate was the lounge.)

West Wing

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing

Executive Lounge I visited the Executive lounge for hors d’oeuvres. The place was completely full. It was hard to grab a seat, picture, or beer. Some tables were full, while others had one seat taken. The food looked amazing.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Dinner
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge

Chefs were in and out of the kitchen during my visit. I never saw a dish go empty. The cool thing was that the staff was very nice. They checked on every guest to ensure that our needs were met. Jordan, the lounge manager even took time to sit and chat with me, which I appreciated.

I went back the next morning for breakfast. Much like the night before, only a few seats were available. The food selection was very impressive.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge Breakfast
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge

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The lounge had a separate meeting room and waiting area/business center.

Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Executive Lounge

Sagano Restaurant

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing

Mezzo Bar & Wine Lounge

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing

Vogue Cafe

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing

Lobby Bar

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Lounge
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Stairs
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Lounge

There was a business center adjacent to the lobby bar.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Lounge
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur West Wing Business Center

East Wing

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing

Dynasty Restaurant

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing

Deli Corner/Temptations

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing Lobby

Pool/Fitness Center/Spa

The beautiful outdoor pool is located on the 4th level.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Pool
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Pool

There was a swim up bar at the covered pavilion.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Pool Bar

To access the fitness center, from the west wing, you have to get off of the elevator on the pool level.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Fitness Center and Spa

Then walk to the other side of the pool and take the stairs to the 3rd level.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Fitness Center and Spa
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Spa

The fitness center was to the left. I walked in to take pictures, but the staff told me that it was prohibited.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Fitness Center
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Fitness Center

To the right of the stairs was the spa. I did not bother asking to take pictures after my interaction with the fitness center staff.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Spa

There was a huge ballroom that separated the two wings.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Grand Ballroom

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There was also a place to hold luncheons and more meeting rooms downstairs.

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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing
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Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur East Wing

Final Word

Whew! That was a lot of pictures, but I wanted to capture everything that I saw (I know that I missed some things). The Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is a great deal. I enjoyed the hospitality of Anson, Jordan, and the rest of the staff. I do not have anything negative to say. Thank you guys, I cannot wait to visit again.

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