Checking In: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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After years of passing through Kuala Lumpur on connecting flights, this January I finally made it to KL for a two night stopover at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This hotel is a colonial classic and just one look at the lobby will give you an idea of what you’re in for at this staycation hotel. If you’re looking for a fantastic luxury hotel in KL, here is a full review of my stay at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel

The original Majestic Hotel was built back in 1932 and quickly became one of the cities’ most iconic luxury hotels. Built in typical colonial style, the hotel features an impressive lobby, smoke room, conservatory filled with orchids, an incredible day spa and all the typical features of a five star hotel (spa, sauna, pool, gym, and a buffet breakfast fit for a king!)

A few years ago the hotel underwent a massive renovation to feature a new tower wing, which offers more modern features and decor, however with the same classic touch. Whilst both sides to the hotel offer a very different experience, the old and new compliment one another and allow guests to choose tradition or a modern touch when booking their rooms and suites. For my stay I checked in to the traditional colonial suite in the Majestic Wing on the fourth floor with a fantastic view of the city.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The check-in process was seamless, if not non-existent! I arrived at the hotel in the early morning on a Sunday, fully expecting not to be able to check-in to my room until later in the day. However the staff immediately welcomed me to the hotel and accompanied me straight to the lift and up to the fourth floor to complete check-in in my suite. A quick sign on the dotted line and swipe of the credit card and the process was over. I was then given a brief introduction to the room and advised to “push number one” to contact my butler for any and all requests. Fancy!

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Checking in: Colonial Suite

My suite was a traditional Colonial Suite, the base model of suites in the Majestic Wing of the hotel. After seeing my own suite, it was hard to believe there were room categories above this! If you’re really looking to splurge, the above models include the Governess Suite and the Majestic Suite, however for two people the Colonial Suites are incredibly spacious and well appointed. The separate lounge area features a large study desk and one of my favourite inclusions – free mini bar! Laundry services are also offered complimentary, which is a nice touch to refresh your wardrobe before checking out! The bedroom is similarly large with plenty of wardrobe space and an incredible art deco bathroom, complete with a foot claw bath tub and views of the city.

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The Majestic Spa

Should you have time to indulge a little, I can highly recommend the Majestic Spa at the hotel. There is an a la carte spa menu where you can select individual treatments, however to combat jet lag on your day of arrival a spa package goes a long way to kickstarting your relaxation whilst on vacation! I tried the 3 hour long Queen Victoria Lavender treatment which included breathing rituals, a full body scrub and massage – so lush! The spa also features hair masks, manicure/pedicure, and a steam room… all great methods that will go a long way in refreshing you after that long-haul flight!

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Traditional British Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is quite an affair at the Majestic Hotel, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays when many locals join international visitors to the fine British affair. If you do plan to enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel, be sure to book in advance on weekends as it is incredibly popular and if you can, book a table in the conservatory to surround yourself with fresh orchids for a feminine touch.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Dining Experience

The hotel is a part of the Leading Hotels of the World collection, requiring it to pass a stringent set of global luxury standards, particularly guaranteeing a fantastic dining experience. At the restaurant hotel I thoroughly enjoyed the international dishes on offer (being a vegetarian it was difficult to find a local dish to try which would have been my first choice). The English-themed menu had some great classics on offer, particularly by way of desserts. The English bannoffee pie was an absolute delight and for anyone who refuses to count calories like me, you couldn’t find a more indulgent toffee-themed dessert! Delicious is an understatement.

Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to YTL Hotels for hosting my stay in Malaysia!  As always my opinions are my own.

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!

January 26, 2016





    January 28, 2016

    Nice review but I was looking forward to a photo of the “fantastic view of the city” so I could compare it to the hotel we stayed in last year in KL.


    Gabi @ Books & Trips

    January 27, 2016

    Wow, it looks really fancy! Would love a stay there if I ever have the chance.



    January 27, 2016

    What a gorgeous hotel! I love the British tea.



    January 27, 2016

    That hotel is so beautiful!


    Arzo Travels

    January 27, 2016

    That hotel looks awesome! Really liked KL though I think spending 2-3 days are totally enough for that city but I could in this hotel for ages


    Telmah BF

    January 27, 2016

    Wow! Looks like a fantastic hotel. I go quite often to Kuala Lumpur, will definitely check out Majestic Hotel.



    January 27, 2016

    The food looks amazing and so does the hotel


    Diva in Me

    January 27, 2016

    Hey! I’m so happy to see this post on your blog. YTL have a chain of great hotels and you’re very blessed to be able to visit KL and enjoy a blissful stay at one of the prestigious hotels here. I can proudly say to you “Welcome to Kuala Lumpur” and enjoy some local delicacies. That’s what Malaysia is famous for.



    January 27, 2016

    Impressive! That mushroom dish looks amazing


    Half This World Away

    January 26, 2016

    Love Singapore!

    This hotel looks amazing <3


    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    January 26, 2016

    This looks amazing! I must admit, I’ve never had much luck with accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, so would definitely check this out when I’m there next!

    Tessa at



    January 26, 2016

    Ooh the dessert looks delicious!


    Susan the Farm Quilter

    January 26, 2016

    Looks lovely!! I had 2 layovers in KL – 12 hours each – but my daughter wasn’t allowed to leave the airport (she is in the military and they told it is wasn’t safe to leave the airport and so it was forbidden by her superior officers) so we found comfy seats and napped until it was time to board our next flights. I’d love to spend some time at your hotel!!



    January 26, 2016

    That place looks amazing! Now I want to go!



    January 26, 2016

    Oh so much beauty in the hotel!!!



    January 26, 2016

    I had my college prom here, and the hotel did look and feel majestic. I’ve always wanted to try the afternoon tea because it’s the talk of the town – maybe next time I’m in KL.


    Alexandra Chung

    January 26, 2016

    That bannoffee look delicious!


    Aiman Halim

    January 26, 2016

    Awesome. This is the country where I live.



    January 26, 2016

    Looks amazing! I am obsessed with Colonial Hotels! Can’t wait to check out this one!

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