de King Boutique Hotel KLCC Review • Superior King Room

de King Boutique Hotel KLCC

de King Boutique Hotel KLCC is located opposite Avenue K at Kuala Lumpur City Centre, which had been rebranded from Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC. I booked de King Boutique Hotel KLCC for its location and price, with a BLACK FRIDAY d’♛ DEALS on offer, costing me just RM357.18 for a stay in front of the Petronas Twin Towers, which gets me easy access around KL with the LRT Kelana Jaya Line.

The main entrance to de King Boutique Hotel KLCC is just after Avenue K across the road. de King Boutique Hotel KLCC is located before Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

My journey to de King Boutique Hotel KLCC was rather eventful.

With the very late arrival of my ETS Platinum Business Class 9107dn from Butterworth to KL Sentral, I first had to make my way to The Chow Kit Hotel to pick up my big luggage. With Masjid Jamek interchange closed, I used the MRT Kajang Line and LRT Ampang Line to travel there via Merdeka/Plaza Rakyat, cutting it close to the last trains available.

After arriving at The Chow Kit Hotel, I was greeted with an unpassable Jalan Sultan Ismail due to the rising Klang River. No Grab or taxis were available to get me out of The Chow Kit Hotel, and no rooms were available at the inn before Christmas.

I resigned to fate to overnight in the The Chow Kit Hotel lobby (thank you The Chow Kit Hotel for not chasing me out into the rain), but I finally managed to get a GrabCar Exec for RM27 for the short 4-minute 2.21 km hop from The Chow Kit Hotel to de King Boutique Hotel KLCC once the floods receded enough for the roads to be passable.

Upon arrival at de King Boutique Hotel KLCC at 2.13am, I was surprised to see the front desk quite crowded. Still better than overnighting in the The Chow Kit Hotel lobby.

Nevertheless, check-in was quite fast with a prior booking. Since I had not made my payment, I paid with my credit card on the spot, and my room key was issued.

de King Boutique Hotel KLCC Superior King Room

I booked a Superior King Room for this stay. The website informed that this room offers limited view, but it didn’t matter to me since I would be out and about in KL.

For the price and location, the Superior King Room was huge at 23 square meters.

The Superior King Room was so wide that the King-sized bed looked like a Queen-sized until I lied down and felt the real space.

A universal power socket is provided on each side of the King-sized bed

A console with a TV, safe, coffee and tea making facilities, and a minibar is placed in front of the bed by the large window. A desk is tucked away in the window corner.

2 bottles of Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC-branded drinking water are provided each night.

The minibar provided came empty which was great as I could then put my own drinks inside without risk of any mistaken additional charges incurred.

A spacious working table is provided by the window.

2 3-pin power sockets and 1 universal power socket is available for use by the working table. An additional 3-pin power socket can be accessed if you plug out the table lamp.

An open wardrobe and full-height mirror is available along the corridor towards the toilet and main door.

Bathroom

The toilet and shower area are split with actual concrete walls.

A bidet is provided beside the toilet bowl. A bathroom door mat/towel is provided, folded on top of the toilet bowl.

The sink is located opposite the toilet bowl.

Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC-branded toiletries are provided by the sink.

A standing shower is partitioned by the concrete wall. Note that there is no curtain separating the shower area from the toilet area, so some splashes will occur.

Le Apple Boutique Hotel KLCC-branded shampoo and shower gel are provided in the shower.

“Limited View”

Although my Superior King Room offered a limited view, I was quite surprised when I opened the curtains in the morning.

My room was facing directly on Jalan Ampang over to the upcoming SO Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Residences, which was nice.

I was expecting my room to face the back buildings, or worse, a pillar. But perhaps a view of a construction site would be considered “limited view” to many.

Looking down at Wisma Central.

I couldn’t see the Petronas Twin Towers directly, but I can see the reflection of 1 against Permata Sapura Tower.

Conclusion

Overall, a pleasant stay at de King Boutique Hotel KLCC with big, clean rooms, good location just opposite the Petronas Twin Towers, and easy access around KL via the LRT Kelana Jaya Line from KLCC LRT Station.

Too bad there’s no Aeroline VTL to HarbourFront Centre, if not this location would be super convenient as well.

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