Located in the heart of the city, Traders is the ideal base for business travelers and families, especially those traveling with kids, because KL’s attractions are easily accessible from the hotel.
photo courtesy of Traders Hotel KL
When I entered the ground lobby and asked to be checked in, the staff courteously told me that the main lobby is actually at the 5th floor. Another staff immediately escorted me to the main lobby and offered to help with my bags.
I was then handed my room keycard.
No WiFi login details were provided because FREE WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel premises.
To avoid looking cluttered, they used sliding doors for the cabinet and bathroom. The mini bar, and coffee and tea making facilities, are ‘hidden’ under the writing desk.
Other room amenities include LED TV with satellite cable, electronic safe, umbrella, plenty of power outlets with built-in international adapters, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.
It has Johnson Suisse fittings, and TOTO toilet bowl with eco-washer (that automatic water spray that washes away the dirty stuff :p).
There’s also a generous supply of premium toiletries and complete grooming kit.
Another thing that really caught my attention was the tiny dial on the bathroom wall which I discovered to be a volume control, so you can still listen to whatever program/movie is on the TV while you’re taking a bath! I find it really cool.
“SkyBar offers guests the ultimate in refreshing drinks and intoxicating views all in a chic and cosmopolitan ambiance.”
My only concern was because my room was just two floors below SkyBar, I can somehow hear the music in my room. While it didn’t bother me that much, this might be a problem for light sleepers.
Breakfast is served both at Gobo Chit Chat and at the Traders Lounge.
If you want to try everything at the buffet breakfast spread, go to Gobo Chit Chat. If you want more privacy and less foot traffic, you can have your breakfast at the Lounge. However, breakfast choices in the latter is not as extensive as Gobo’s.
The buffet breakfast serves deli, homemade yogurt, cereals, pancakes and waffles, omelette, noodles, Japanese, Western, Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian cuisines, fresh bread (they have gluten free ones, too) and pastries, variety of cheese, cakes, fruits, and juices.
~~ I was hosted by Traders Hotel KL for a night, but all opinions in this review are my own. ~~