【Review】Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

【Review】Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hotel
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The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The hotel has several dining options, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa offering a variety of treatments. The hotel is conveniently located in the Golden Triangle, with easy access to major tourist attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower.


royale chulan kuala lumpur

I decided to go to Kuala Lumpur on New Year’s Eve and was looking for a hotel in a good location for the countdown that would take place in the city. However, it was a few days before New Year’s Eve when we decided to go to Kuala Lumpur, and either almost all the hotels were fully booked, or the room rates were more than double the normal rates, so it took a long time to find the right hotel. Fortunately, we found a hotel that was located right in front of the Pavilion and the room rate was RM388 including breakfast, which was about the same or slightly higher than the regular rate.


royale chulan kuala lumpur lobby

We took a Grab from the airport directly to the hotel. Since it was New Year’s Eve, I thought the traffic in the city would be busy, but it was smooth and we arrived at the hotel at 13:00. As soon as we arrived, the doorman welcomed us and went straight to the reception.

marble stairs in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Once inside, I found the large marble staircase adding a touch of grandeur to the spacious lobby. Appealing and gorgeous antique pieces and wood carvings can also be seen throughout.
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to check in since we arrived earlier, but luckily we were able to check in early.

Studio Apartment

studio apartment in royale chulan kuala lumpur

The room was spacious at 41 square meters, but the furniture and carpets were dated. Also, it was not clean.

pavilion hotel view from studio apartment royale chulan kuala lumpur

What is being built in front of the hotel has been under construction ever since I stayed at the Pavilion Hotel before. But for now, the room have a Pavilion Hotel view.

studio apartment kitchen in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Since it is an apartment, the kitchen is equipped and has a microwave and a large fridge, but there were no utensils or plates.

coffee and tea set in royale chulan kuala lumpur

In the cabinet, coffee and tea set were provided.

studio apartment bathroom in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Bathrooms were spacious and functional, but they are old too.

studio apartment bath amenities at royale chulan kuala lumpur

Toothbrushes, sanitary bag, vanity kit, shower cap and body cream were provided.


swimming pool in royale chulan kuala lumpur

There was a large pool between the apartments and the hotel, with a kid’s pool next to it. The countdown and dinner buffet was being prepared by the pool.

gym in royale chulan kuala lumpur

The fitness center was next to the pool, with functional work out machines and yoga studio.

koi is swimming under waterfall at royale chulan kuala lumpur

The glass-walled courtyard has an indoor garden and a waterfall where Koi are swimming!


breakfast in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Breakfast is served at the Warisan Cafe next to the courtyard.

breakfast in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Since I was up late last night for the countdown, I overslept and had breakfast around 8:30 in the morning, Yes, Around 8:30 is the busiest time for breakfast in any hotel.

breakfast in royale chulan kuala lumpur

Breakfast was an international and local buffet with a wide variety of foods. Among them, local dishes such as nasi lemak and roti chanai were really good. Perhaps that is why they ran out so quick every time, but I was a bit disappointed that they were not replenished right away.

My Verdict

Design 8/10
Wi-Fi 6.5/10
Location 9/10
Value for Money 8.5/10
Overall Experience 7/10

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  1. SC says:

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