For some reason, I got few hotel vouchers lying around in the house and one of them entitles to one night stay at Corus Hotel. It was going to expire soon and so, I had to use it before it goes to waste. Clearly understood with the terms and conditions of the voucher, I made my reservation via telephone which was fairly simple as the person handling the call was friendly and all.
Corus Hotel is perhaps one of the established hotel chains in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has been around for years now and it has undergone refurbishment recently to keep with the modern times. It is located along Jalan Ampang, diagonally to Suria KLCC shopping mall. It will take around 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the hotel to the shopping mall.
The hotel does provide shuttle service for hotel guests to other popular destinations such as Bukit Bintang. Other landmark near to the hotel is the ever famous Nasi Kandar Pelita which is the situated opposite of the hotel. For the uninitiated, Corus Hotel is also one of the pickup points for Aeroline – a business class coach service to and fro Singapore.
For a hotel, it surprising that the indoor parking lots at Corus Hotel are kinda limited. It could barely fit 50 cars in the basement and around the hotel. Nevertheless, hotel guests get to park for free with validated parking ticket at the reception counter.
The check in process was relatively quick and simple. It took less than 10 minutes to get hold of my key card and breakfast vouchers. Although there are only 12 floors in the building, there are plenty of rooms per floor to cater huge crowd. The first 2 floors are common area such as gym, spa, swimming pool, conference/meeting rooms and restaurant.
My room is located at the 10th floor. Despite being a non-smoking floor, I could still smell a whiff of burnt tobacco when I walked towards my room. Luckily, to my relief, the deluxe room I got was cleared off the scent although there was slight musty odour, I must say.
The room is carpeted and decked out the usual furnitures; cupboards, dressing table, coffee chairs and table and a queen-size bed with four soft pillows. Apart from those, the fridge and safety deposit box are hidden in their respective cupboards.
The usual basic amenities are provided; coffee, tea, bottled water, kettle and etc. Any extra is chargeable. Apart from WiFi, there is LAN cable at the dressing/working table for internet connection. But sadly, they weren’t free (according to the leaflet in the room)… even for such established hotel.
Side note; I still can’t fathom why, at this time and age, some prominent hotels with exorbitant rate still charge their guests for internet usage. Shouldn’t the service be free by now?
Anyway, back to the room… the bathroom. Tiled and clean, there is a bathtub with non-moveable shower head attached to the wall. The usual toiletries are provided, all neatly arranged beside the sink.
The buffet breakfast venue is held at Dondang Sayang. The spread wasn’t extraordinary on that day nor was it any bad. Although the cafe was packed with hungry guests at peak hour, it wasn’t as bad as what I had experience here.
I don’t have any complaints about the room or the hotel. Even if I have one, I shouldn’t complain since it was free night stay. I reckon it is quite a good deal (RM235++ a night according to their website) given the location and condition of the hotel.
50450 Kuala Lumpur,
GPS Coordinates : 3.159949, 101.714941
Telephone No. : +603 2161 8888