Elegant, grand and different to anywhere else I have had the pleasure of staying, The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is a real gem.
With the rapidly changing accommodation landscape, there are now hundreds upon hundreds of accommodation options around the world. From the 6-star to the home-stay room rentals, there is something for every taste and budget. Over the years, I have found that my stays in traditional, luxury hotels are (unfortunately) very far and few between. Of course I would love to stay in 5 star hotels all the time, but that just isn’t going to be feasible. At least it makes the times that I do get to stay in a luxury hotel all that more memorable!
The Sheraton Imperial has all of the luxuries of a full service hotel, with an almost ‘old-worldly’ charm.
I have stayed in all sorts of places in my travels – hostels to beach resorts – but my stay at The Sheraton Imperial in Kuala Lumpur was the first of it’s sort. It was my first stay in a more ‘traditional’ style hotel. In a time where colourful art, and sleek, new business hotels are popping up left, right and centre, it was lovely to experience something of a different ilk. The charm, grandeur and exceptional details of the hotel most definitely had me won over! Of course, it’s proximity to KLCC and Chow Kit played a big part in that too…
I have said it before, but location is everything when it comes to accommodation.
The Sheraton Imperial is just a short monorail ride from all of the action at Bukit Bintang and KLCC. It is also within walking distance from the local markets in Chow Kit. If you don’t feel like venturing too far, there is a shopping centre across the road that houses a H&M, and a killer food hall should you need to explore the food options outside Chow Kit and the hotel.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in a club room, you get exclusive access to the club lounge on level 38; where, from 5.30-7.30pm each evening, you can enjoy some complimentary pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. On the nights we didn’t feel like venturing particularly far from the hotel, we popped up to level 38, then dined at some of The Sheraton’s in-house restaurants – Celestial Court and Villa Danieli. To date, the romantic, candle-lit Italian dinner Kevin and I had at Villa Danieli, was the best Italian dinner I have had. A big call for an Italian! I didn’t expect to be eating Italian cuisine in Malaysia, but I am so glad that we did!
But, the biggest selling point of The Sheraton Imperial is the gorgeous poolside area…
Any good hotel in Kuala Lumpur is going to have a 10/10 pool and poolside area. Given the incredibly humid weather, it makes sense to put effort into a pool area for the guests. The Sheraton didn’t let me down. With Villa Danieli at one end of the pool, and a gorgeous view of the KL tower at the other, there really wasn’t much that I couldn’t love about it.
There wasn’t much that I couldn’t love about The Sheraton Imperial, period. It was a warm, luxurious stay, convenient to everywhere we needed to be, and a stay that was unique enough to stand out in my mind.