So to avoid the same mistake I did (or if you’re arriving early and are not in a hurry), here are a couple of options of getting to the hotel from KLIA/KLIA2:
- Take a cab – obviously expensive, but is the most convenient way;
- Take the KLIA Ekspress (33 minutes, RM35.00) OR the Skybus (1 hour, RM10.00) then take the free hotel shuttle (depends on the schedule) at KL Sentral. If you miss the shuttle, you can hail a cab in front of Nu Sentral mall.
The Assistant Front Office Manager, Maggie, immediately ushered me to my 1-bedroom Club Suite upon arrival.
The suite is equipped with a kitchenette (sans cookware), and coffee and tea making facility. It even has a CBTL machine.
The en suite bath is in an ‘open concept’ fashion with only a frosted glass separating the tub from the room.
There’s a separate shower stall with rainshower head, too.
I also appreciate that they have a retractable clothes line in the shower stall because where else would you hang your wet swimsuit, right? Other hotels with pools haven’t even thought about that.
Plus points for the toilet with hand held bidet with adjustable pressure.
Hairdryer: check! Dual sided swivel vanity mirror: check! Premier toiletries and grooming kit: double check!
Bathrobes, plenty of plush towels, and slippers are provided.
Inside the closet are plenty of hangers, iron and ironing board, and electronic safe.
In terms of food, there are plenty of dining options within the hotel.
TOP: Apple Quencher mocktail, teh tarik, stawberries & cream
BOTTOM: smoked salmon bruschetta, parfait, scones, and petit cakes (not pictured)
On my first night, I went to Punch Bar & Lounge, and tried their Apple Quencher mocktail. I rarely drink alcohol, so their mocktail selections were just perfect for me. I enjoyed it while chilling at one of their colorful art deco chairs.
I’ll tell you a little secret: I pigged out on roti canai paired with either hummus or baba ganoush every breakfast. :p
My stay coincided with Hari Raya so you can just imagine how busy it was at the buffet breakfast, but the staff tried their best to manage the queue. They were also quick to ‘bus out’ tables, and food warmers were constantly replenished.
I also had the privilege of trying out Bhuvana Spa Luxe. It was a real treat for my weary body. Imagine the torture my back and shoulders suffered after lugging my bags for 2 weeks through Thailand and Laos.
I had a one-hour aromatherapy massage which started with gentle stroking, kneading and rubbing of tight muscles using essential oils to release tension.
My therapist, Yana, was really really good. Even without telling her, she started with my back, and I think I actually heard my spine pop as if it was suddenly properly aligned. haha I immediately felt the tension went away and my muscles started to relax.
It was a really blissful experience.
Everyone at Best Western Premier Dua Sentral was really nice, courteous, attentive, and were dedicated in ensuring that guests have a pleasurable stay that I didn’t go out the whole time I was there.