“A good-value, cosy boutique hotel with a terrace restaurant and top-floor spa, right in the heart of sultry KL”
Spread over three floors, all rooms come with luxurious double beds (many with teak four-poster frames) and tiled bathrooms with shower cubicles. We were particularly taken with the beautiful hand-painted Chinese porcelain basins.
Personally, we’d recommend splashing out on an Anggun Suite. Each has a covered balcony with a wicker table and chairs, as well as another small outdoor balcony overlooking giant trees; floor-to-ceiling windows ensure they are lovely and light.
Honeymooners should opt for the private Courtyard Suite, which has a natural stone Ofuro bathtub, a traditional Japanese design, and a separate rain shower.
We stayed in one of the 4 Deluxe Rooms, which all face the courtyard. We found it very comfortable and spacious, although we did miss having access to natural light.
The 8 courtyard-facing Classic Rooms are great-value. Their queensize beds take up most of the space, but if you're an active traveller who simply needs a comfortable place to rest, they're ideal.
The Family Rooms each have a queensize bed and a single bed, plus a covered balcony. Floor-to-ceiling kampong windows give lots of natural light and views over the Angsana trees, although you may get some street noise.
Breakfast is served on the Anggun Café’s first-floor terrace. This is a lovely open space, decorated with fishcage lanterns and wooden wind chimes, which lend a tropical feel. There are several set menus to choose from including local-style breakfasts of fried rice and noodles or a roti canai and dhal. Western options include eggs, pancakes or omelettes. All come with fresh fruit, toast, chilled juice and freshly brewed coffee or tea from the Borneo rainforest.
At night, the terrace is beautifully lit with tea lights, ideal for a relaxed drink following a full day of sightseeing. We didn’t get a chance to try their dinner menu, but we’ll be sure to swing by next time we’re in town.
The hawker streets are a great way to experience Malaysia's multi-cultural cuisine. Five minutes' walk from the hotel is the famous Jalan Alor Street, which has over 200 different stalls to choose from, and rock-bottom prices. Alternatively, there's a selection of restaurants mere steps from the hotel. We liked the award-winning Vietnamese Sao Nam, which had healthy, authentic dishes such as rice paper rolls and spicy beef salad.
Children are welcome, and well catered for in this thoughtful hotel.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Family Suites have a double bed, a single bed and space for 2 rollaway beds. Two Classic Rooms can interconnect. Each Deluxe and Anggun Suite has space for a rollaway bed. All rooms can hold a baby cot
Babysitting is available by arrangement