Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur review — One of the best residence apartments to see panoramic skyline of KL
After I uploaded several photos of the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, many of you inquired where I took them. So now I’ll present and assess the hotel where I stayed and used its surroundings for my pictures in Kuala Lumpur: the Regalia Hotel (Regalia Hotel KL), or more precisely, Regalia Suites (Regalia Residence Apartment Kuala Lumpur, Regalia suites & hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Regalia suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur). Now, let’s have a look!
After viewing many stunning photographs of Kuala Lumpur cityscape, Petronas Twin Towers shot from the site of this hotel by many famous photographers from across the world, I went online, searched for information, room rates, and booked a stay here for my trip in Malaysia’s capital.
The location of Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur (Regalia Hotel KL)
Address: No. 2, Jalan Anjung Putra, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50480, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Regalia Suites & Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia located in the heart of the city, only 10-15 minutes by train from major shopping districts such as KLCC, KL Sentral. Right next to the hotel is Putra World Trade Center with full of goods, clothes, and brands you need, Zara HM, Prada also present, bustling, diverse no less than other major Kuala Lumpur shopping malls like KLCC or KL Sentral.
How to get to Regalia Residence Apartment Kuala Lumpur?
From the KLIA2 airport, you take the Sky bus to the city center (RM10.00 / person), the bus will stop to dropping off at KL Sentral. Then you go straight up the stairs right at the bus parking lot to enter KL Sentral and take the train (LRT) from here to the hotel.
You catch LRT trainsnn from KL Sentral to Masjid Jamek, then change to the yellow line to PWTC. Note that the address is Sultan Ismail, but if you go to Sultan Ismail Station, finding the way to the hotel will be very complicated. Just go to PWTC station, then go round up the elevated pedestrian path through a big supermarket called Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) and go straight to the basement of the hotel (remember to ask for more directions here because of the distance is quite long). From the basement you take the elevator to the 2nd floor to check-in your room at the reception area.
Also, if you take a taxi, just ask the driver take you straight to the lobby of the hotel at the address available above.
The hotel’s focal point is the rooftop swimming pool with views of the majestic Twin Towers. You may go up here for swimming and periodically admiring the full view of Kuala Lumpur city from above, particularly at night when the city lights up, and get the same experience as you would at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel swimming pool in Singapore. Alternatively, after taking a bath and sitting on one of the many seats, get a drink from the restaurant downstairs in the pool and sip leisurely while reading a book; nothing beats it. Please bear in mind that there is always a gatekeeper at the pool, and you must present your room number to get access.
Rooftop swimming pool:
The hotel also offers a gym, a tennis court, a conference room, and a library. If you are arriving early or need to send your luggage, you can do so at the hotel reception.
In terms of room interior, with the price range of $40-45 / night, I had one night in an apartment on the 20th floor for 2 people with an area of 50m2, including a bedroom, a toilet, 2 bathroom, a kitchen and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, not expensive for a big city like Kuala Lumpur. The very large living room has a sofa, large screen TV, and especially the view to the Petronas Twin Towers through the glass wall of the hotel. You can go to the nearby supermarket and buy food to cook, or walk to the PWTC shopping mall with many restaurants with a variety of dishes to choose from. The door is locked with a magnetic card, each room has its own wifi transmitter and you have to ask for the password from the front desk.
You can see the real photos I took of the Regalia Suites & Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (take pictures of the city from the glass window):
City landscape shooting angles from the Regalia Hotel KL
While staying at the Regalia Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur, you have two options for shooting cityscapes: one from the rooftop swimming pool and the other from my apartment room. When shooting from the rooftop, you will have many different shooting angles, and it includes the foreground of the swimming pool, so there are more possibilities, but when shooting in my room, I can shoot through the glass or open the door. My accommodation is on the 20th floor, so I can catch the light trail of trains moving through the night in a vertical posture with the Twin Towers in the background, which makes for wonderful backgrounds.
Taken from my room:
Taken from the rooftop swimming pool: