It’s been a hectic month and I haven’t actually been writing, or traveling or having much time to myself! But it’s time to sit down and write about this awesome staycation I had last month, in my very own capital city of Kuala Lumpur — at the Ramada Suites by Wyndham KLCC. I can never say no to a staycation, and the thought of lounging by the pool or snuggling up in a comfy bed, and pretending I’m in my own little bubble for just a little while.
The Ramada Suites by Wyndham KLCC is located right smack in the heart of the Golden Triangle — Kuala Lumpur’s main nightlife, food, shopping and entertainment district. It really is the best place to live it up in the city, and for a little adventurous exploring. The hotel is situated just a walking distance away from some of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks and tourist attractions; and public transport like the monorail and train stations are easily accessible.
This 4-star hotel boasts 108 well-appointed rooms that are in fact, spacious suites. And with the hotel’s tagline being “Say Hello to Red” — one can’t help notice the little hints of red everywhere around the hotel, from the hotel’s signage to the uniforms and room furnishings.
The Ramada Experience
We arrived at Ramada Suites KLCC in time for check-in at 3pm. We drove to the hotel — and since the carpark is not part of the hotel; I had to drop by the lobby to obtain a parking tag for the flat RM10 rate (per car per night) parking access (after that we just used our room key). Just remember to bring your car out front to the lobby before checking-out (as you need the room key to exit the carpark too). It’s a little bit of a hassle — but alternatively, you could just take a ticket and pay the normal rate for your first entry into the carpark.
It was a quick and easy check-in process after that — and while waiting for our room key, we enjoyed a refreshing welcome drink at Hugo’s KL.
Studio Suites and Other Rooms
We stayed in the Studio Executive King Suite, with an area of 42sqm — and it comes with all the modern luxuries. Our room had a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave, water boiler, an electrical hob for light cooking and a dining table; a small living area with a 50-inch LCD TV; a comfortable King-sized bed next to the study table; and of course, a rain-shower bathroom with all the necessary amenities. There’s also a locked balcony (I guess we can get it unlocked upon request).
While our room is perfect for a couple, the hotel has multiple room configurations to suit all kinds of travelers — from solo and business, to small groups, friends and family. There’s the Studio Executive Twin rooms, as well as the Studio Family Quadruple and Studio Family Triple (perfect for odd numbered families and groups of friends). For more generous space, there’s also the 2-Bedroom Executive.
The rooms at Ramada Suites by Wyndham KLCC is 100% smoke-free; and complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel is provided for all guests.
Dining at Hugo’s KL
We had breakfast at Hugo’s KL, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and bar. The buffet spread had a pretty good variety — from local cuisine like fried rice, noodles, nasi beriani and curry; to the more international favourites like cereal, pancakes, pastries, sausages, salad, and of course, an egg counter.
We also had the opportunity to dine at Hugo’s KL for dinner, and I absolutely enjoyed their variety of local Malaysian, Indian, Asian and Western selections. We first started our night with pre-dinner drinks — Happy Hour at Hugo’s start from 6pm to 9pm, Monday to Sunday. We then shifted from the bar to the dining table, and had a scrumptious meal of the Hugo’s Caesar Salad (RM22), Chef Bahar’s Nasi Lemak (RM24), the Bulgogi Burger (RM28), and the most delicious Lamb Madras with chappati (RM25). We ended our dinner with a Chocolate Fudge (RM24) for dessert.
Most recently, there’s the “Blues and BBQ Sunday” at Hugo’s KL, every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 12pm to 7pm. It’s all you can eat lamb, steak, fish, squid, satay, chicken wings, potatoes, corn on cob and grilled tomatoes for RM60. And you’ll be entertained with live jazz and blues music from 3pm to 7pm. I’ve yet to head over, so I think I’ll need to clear a Sunday off my schedule for an afternoon of blues and bbq!
The Infinity Pool and Other Facilities
And yes, what’s a staycation without some pool time? Ramada Suites KLCC’s Infinity Swimming Pool is located on the 9th level of the hotel — and it’s a lovely place to tan the day away on the many lounge chairs and cabanas. The pool provides a panorama of the skyscrapers around the hotel, and in the corner you’ll also be able to see the KL Tower. After breakfast, I spent my entire morning by the pool (until check-out time at 12pm)! Next to the pool is the fitness centre, and there’s also a coin-operated laundrette and the Yoyoy Kamphora Spa on the same floor.
The hotel also has a function room and a board room for events and meetings. Oh, and for the women, if you’re staying at the hotel and heading for an event, attending a party, or even painting the town red — Ramada Suites KLCC provides in-room beauty services like hair and makeup, eyelash extensions, manicure and pedicure, and even facial treatments. How lovely to get pampered in the comforts of the hotel room!
What To Do Around Ramada Suites?
There’s plenty to do around Ramada Suites KLCC because it is located right smack in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. You can spend the day visiting some of Kuala Lumpur’s famous landmarks like the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, or go shopping at Chinatown and the many malls; and then end the night with delicious local food at Jalan Alor or party it up at Changkat Bukit Bintang.
During our stay at the hotel, we went out to explore the streets of Bukit Bintang right after checking-in. I’m ashamed to admit that even though I’ve lived in the city for more than half my life, it’s been a long time since I’ve walked this part of the city. It was fun browsing through random shops in the area, making a stop at the city’s most famous Mekdi (McDonald’s), and then hunting for the recently popular Jalan Alor street art. We only found two painted streets though, the weather was too humid so we decided to return to the comforts of the hotel room.
After dinner that night, we gathered some friends and headed for a night out at the lively bars and clubs at Changkat Bukit Bintang — we went bar hopping, and had our last pint at Hugo’s KL. I loved the convenience of just taking the lift back to my hotel room upstairs after an oozy woozy night!
End of the Day
The best part about the Ramada Suites by Wyndham KLCC is its location. If you’re looking to explore the Kuala Lumpur city centre and it’s popular Bukit Bintang area, this is a pretty good place to be based in. If you’re planning a night out in the city with friends (like having a birthday party or hen’s night) — where better to stay than right next to where all the nightlife action is?
I thoroughly enjoyed my own little two-day Kuala Lumpur adventure!
RAMADA SUITES BY WYNDHAM KLCC
Where: No.1 Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon,
Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Malaysia.
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*She Walks the World stayed at the Ramada Suites KLCC and dined at Hugo’s KL as a guest; and as always, all opinions stated here are my own.
*All information shared are correct at time of writing, but for up-to-date details on prices and events; please head to the hotel’s website here.
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