GTower Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Posted April 23, 2013 by in Malaysia

Rating

Value
7.0


Location
7.0


Sleep Quality
9.0


Cleanliness
8.0


Service
7.0


Room
7.0


Total Score
7.5

7.5/ 10

Price: 400 Ringgits (around $132) per night for two.
 
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Pros:

Total comfort and relaxation to be found in the centre of a bustling city and delicious breakfasts served in the club.
 

Cons:

Having to see and hear construction of surrounding buildings as soon as you’re on the pool deck or outdoor areas.
 
Verdict

Even though we did not go there with business in mind, we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of comfort and natural elements found in this hotel. If you want to move about within the city, this is a great place to rest or get your work done.

by Lauren Manuel
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Standing tall amongst some of Kuala Lumpur finest skyscrapers and in view of the Petronas Twin Towers is the GTower Hotel. Placed perfectly in the heart of the business hub of the city, this hotel was designed with business travelers in mind. Albeit, a business hotel with finesse and one which welcomes leisure travelers too.

Once you’ve made your way up with the elevator to the 11th floor to reception and along the passageway to your room you will notice the striking elements of nature which immediately bring about a balance in the heart of the concrete jungle. Acclaimed photographer, Maria Espeus, was commissioned to shoot black and white images in Borneo and the result is an eye-catching portfolio of macro shots of everything from trees, to shells to misty forests and flowers.

GTower is also the first fully certified green property in Malaysia and uses kitchen waste oil to make the sweet scented glycerin soap in the rooms as well as waste energy to heat the showers and eco-friendly salt pool. Natural elements have been added to every part of the hotel, from the restaurant tables carved out of a tree’s roots, to the Elements Gym which functions around a large wooden center piece. Even the wall of The Club has been decorated with wood from the old hotel’s ceiling.

There is no mistaking that the traveler’s comfort and rest is prioritized here. The bed is one you sink into and never want to leave, plus you can select the pillow of your dreams from the pillow menu such as soft feather, balloon, and buckwheat or lavender pillow. Even with the noisy city outside, you will not hear a sound from the desk in your room. Travelers you will not be allowed into The Club for breakfast in shorts and/or flip flops. To unwind, relax or eat, there’s the View Rooftop Bar, fine dining Tanzini Restaurant and Bridge Bar with its funky interior and glass floors.

View at the rooftop bar

View at the rooftop bar

The Pool on the 11th floor

The Pool on the 11th floor

Our room at GTower Hotel

Our room at GTower Hotel

The Upper Deck Fine Dining Restaurant

The Upper Deck Fine Dining Restaurant

The Club

The Club

The Bridge Bar

The Bridge Bar

 

*Disclaimer: Our stay at GTower Hotel was sponsored but all opinions are our own.


About the Author

Lauren Manuel

Six continents later, Lauren still has itchy feet and wanderlust for adventure in all corners of the earth. Together with her husband, she is traveling the world pausing only to find work, take photos and write. She is currently mentoring English teachers in rural Malaysia and sharing everything about her expat life on WildJunket. Follow her wanderings on The Travel Manuel .

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