Review: Hilton Kuala Lumpur (King Executive Plus)

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Cheapest nightly rate on Fridays to Sundays: 299 MYR (347 after tax)
Cheapest nightly rate from Sundays to Thursdays: 421 MYR (488 after tax)
When to book: One month in advance

Hilton Kuala Lumpur opened in 2004 and is strategically located right beside KL Sentral Station. This is really convenient if you need quick access to the airport. There is also a large mall (Nu Sentral) directly connected to the hotel and train station.

KL Sentral Station
KL Sentral Station
NU Sentral Mall
NU Sentral Mall
Side entrance to Hilton Kuala Lumpur is right beside that of Le Meridien’s
Side entrance to Hilton Kuala Lumpur is right beside that of Le Meridien’s

Arrival

Check-in for Gold and Diamond members is done at the seating area in the lobby. I was offered a one-level upgrade to a corner room on the 34th floor (one below the top floor). Not bad for a 7-nights stay!

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Priority check-in area
Priority check-in area
Diamond member welcome letter
Diamond member welcome letter
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The suite (King Executive Plus)

Corner room on level 34
Corner room on level 34
Work desk
Work desk
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The bathroom
The bathroom
Large glass window behind the sink in the bathroom
Large glass window behind the sink in the bathroom
The toilet and shower
The toilet and shower
Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries
Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries
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View from the bathtub
View from the bathtub

Breakfast

The breakfast spread at Vasco’s restaurant is massive! Get’s pretty crowded though. The tables are very close to one another and you will literally be bumping elbows with someone else’s partner and listening to each other’s conversation.

Asian food section of Vasco’s
Asian food section of Vasco’s
Japanese food and egg station of Vasco’s
Japanese food and egg station of Vasco’s
Pastries section of Vasco’s
Pastries section of Vasco’s

Executive lounge

The Executive Lounge on level 33 has a really nice panoramic view. The food offerings for afternoon tea and evening aperitifs are of good quality too. As my room is just one floor above, I could just walk down the grand staircase to get to the Executive Lounge. It gets full in the evening, so you will have to be there early to sit by the window to enjoy the sunset. Do note the strict dress code though. Really appreciated attentive and courteous staff, Angeline and Jun Gene.

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Dress code at the Executive Lounge
Dress code at the Executive Lounge
The Executive Lounge on level 33
The Executive Lounge on level 33
Afternoon snacks at the Executive Lounge
Afternoon snacks at the Executive Lounge
Evening desserts at the Executive Lounge
Evening desserts at the Executive Lounge
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More food choices at the Executive Lounge
More food choices at the Executive Lounge
Alcoholic offerings at the Executive Lounge
Alcoholic offerings at the Executive Lounge
Warm food offerings at the Executive Lounge
Warm food offerings at the Executive Lounge
My favourite table at the Executive Lounge
My favourite table at the Executive Lounge
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View from the Executive Lounge at sunset
View from the Executive Lounge at sunset

Other facilities

The swimming pool is long and narrow. I find it a little on the small side. It is connected to that of Le Méridien’s next door.

The swimming pool area
The swimming pool area
Mini waterfall and slide by the pool
Mini waterfall and slide by the pool

The gym is large and they have free classes every day for hotel guests. My partner and I went to the yoga and bollywood dance classes and enjoyed ourselves!

The gym
The gym
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Ratings

Breakfast: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Location: 9/10
Room: 9/10
Facilities: 8/10
Executive lounge: 9/10
Elite member recognition: 10/10

4 thoughts on “Review: Hilton Kuala Lumpur (King Executive Plus)”

    • I received complimentary breakfast as a Diamond member. Not sure about what’s included in the Exec room as a non-Diamond member.

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