Kuala Lumpur Hotels - Traders Hotel

Traders Hotel is a relatively new 5 star hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Part of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) complex, it is the natural place to stay if you are attending a convention or function at the KLCC. It is also near the Suria Shopping Centre at the Petronas Twin Towers, and right next to the KLCC Park.

The design of the hotel is in the modern clean-line vein. The check-in lobby is located at a higher level. However, there is a concierge counter on the ground floor lobby. 

The ground floor lobby.

The reception lobby on an upper floor.

The hotel is positioned more as a business hotel. As such the facilities are more business oriented. There are several F&B outlets, the standout is Gobo Upstairs - a Western bar and grill which I have posted on before. 

The room layout is again quite standard, and not as stylish as Hilton or Westin. The bathroom in fact feels quite cramped and could have been bigger. 

The swimming pool at the roof level. At night this transforms in the Skybar - a popular nightspot for the hip and trendy.

The coffeehouse at lobby level. Pity there are no views into the KLCC Park.

In terms of service, Traders is not on par with the Westin or Le Meridien. In fact the staff tend to be a bit cold and business-like. Perhaps this is due to their business orientation.

This is a great place to stay if you need to be near the KLCC. However in terms of service and design there are other better hotels around.

Comments

Tan.wiratchada said…
Great review! I was there for some weekend last Dec 08, on Traders Club rooms on 29 fl.with Club services, including daytime beverage service and cocktail hours in the 32nd floor Traders Club Lounge. Soon we will be there again.
Borneoboy said…
Hi Tan. Did you like the service ?
Tan.wiratchada said…
Hi Kuching Boy (:P)
I forget to write about this, and I agree with you about the service. Yes the service is less then another hotel around even club floor and club lounge. Trader Hotel in KL and S'pore are same style. "No friendly staff" I agree all with your review.

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