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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Old Feb 19, 01, 4:05 pm
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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Has anyone stayed at this Marriott? I am planning to stay these for a few nights in 2 weeks--I heard there is no concierge level or lounge. Does anyone know if this is true? Also, is it convienent to major attractions in the area or day trips?
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Old Feb 19, 01, 4:19 pm
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The hotel is fine and right in the middle of a lot of action. There is a concierge floor which I have stayed on. The room insulation is not great and could be a bit noisy depedning on where it is located. But overall it is acceptable. There will be a big race in town in March. You may find booking there difficult after 3/15.

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Old Feb 19, 01, 6:25 pm
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Although the JW is the newer, the Rennaisance in KL is truly outstanding, with an excellent concierge level, ( a great breakfast buffet!) and wonderful service. Consider it.
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Old Feb 24, 01, 9:40 am
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Indeed they have a very nice concierge floor at the JW and the service was quite excellent. Great location too, across the street from the Regent and around the corner from the smallish Ritz Carlton (or is it Four Seasons?). Good gym and pool too! Tennis courts as well!

But, seeing bats in the lobby over several days and the 3:00am fire/smoke alarm in my room should keep me away on my next trip!

Enjoy KL!
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Old Mar 9, 01, 1:40 pm
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Does anyone have anything additional to offer? I need to choose between the JW Marriott and the Renaissance. The Renaissance Wing sounds very very nice and the proxiity to the Petronas Towers makes the Renaissance more appealing at first glance. I will ge staying in KL for 36 hours as a tourist, after having spent several days on business outside of KL - so proximity to shopping and other tourist activities is paramount.

I would be most grateful for any suggestions you may have.
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Old Mar 10, 01, 1:03 am
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I haven't stayed at either- but the JW had such a bad (paint type) smell every time I walked in there that I cancelled reservations I had there twice. It is a very large hotel with lots of noise and bustle in the the lobby area. I have stayed at both the Regent and Ritz on great rates and both are wonderful.

Don't worry too much about location - taxis are VERY cheap in KL so I would really base your decision on other things that are impt to you.
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Old Mar 12, 01, 6:01 pm
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Sitting in my room at the JW right now using the high speed connection to type this response. The JW is right at the Golder triangle. You get the feeling just like on the Orchard road in Singapore. The Renaissance is highly regarded by the locals. But it really is a long hike away from all the action. By the way, I still hate the bad sound insulation at JW.
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Old Mar 12, 01, 6:16 pm
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Thank you all for the responses. I just found out that the conference will be held at the Regent which is where we are expected to stay. Since this is a Four Seasons hotel, I am sure it will equal - and hopefully surpass - both the Ren and the JW.

(All the comments about bad sound insulation at the JW have turned me off to that hotel in any event - I HATE that more than anything...)
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Old Mar 12, 01, 8:29 pm
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The regent is just right across the street and quite nice but a bit tired too!
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I guess I've been lucky with my room at the Regent (but their pool was alway too cold for me )
Ah...but their breakfast buffet ... it more than filled me up for the whole day (darn and there was so much great food around) - nah self control is not in my vocabulary
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Old Jan 23, 02, 11:45 pm
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JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur

Does anyone have any comments on the service at the JW Marriot in Kuala Lumpur? I asked the local office secretary to book me a room there but she advises against it because of negative feedback.

Her alternatives were Ritz Carlton or Shangri-La. I have a meeting at the Regent and just would like to be near that hotel and also the shopping places for some accessible distractions in the evening.

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Old Jan 24, 02, 6:30 am
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I stayed at the KL Marriott and had no complaints whatsoever. Nice facilities, nice staff, not bad location. Interestingly, I was there at the same time as Bill Marriott.

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Old Jan 24, 02, 10:27 am
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Well, there are so many VERY nice places to stay in KUL. My experience was a bit different than Bruce. Yes, the facilities are nice and the location accross the street from the Regent are fine, but there was a bat living for days in the lobby and when the smoke detector went off at 3:00 am in the morning in my room, no one seemed to care and it literally took about 45 mins to get someone to just turn it off! When I noticed the next day that it still was not yet replaced, I checked out a bit early. Never heard back from them, sadly.

The rooms and the Club Lounge were very nice I should add.
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Old Jan 28, 02, 9:18 am
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The sound insulation is not good. Otherwise, it is very nice.
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Ritz Carlton is a nice hotel in a temporarily poor location. Service is very good. Great lounge with frequent changes of food during the day; breakfast, tea, dinner, dessert. Rooms are comfortable, elegant, lots of dark wood. Construction site accross the street (I think it's a Westin going up?) means you have to walk one block in a back alley to reach the Marriott. Taxis sometimes hard to get due to backstreet location. Slow elevators can be frustrating.
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