My children and I spent a couple of fun nights at the trendy MOV Hotel, located downtown, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The location was fabulous – set amid bars, restaurants, street vendors, and KL’s largest Hawker food markets between Jalan Alor and Changkat, Bukit Bintang’s nightlife hotspot.
It is a designer boutique hotel with clean, funky rooms and minimalistic style with monochrome white décor.
MOV Hotel has a rooftop pool with comfortable, lounging options which overlook the bustling, vibrant metropolis of KL. From the terrace, lights and music can be heard from the array of nearby bars and restaurants.
The rooftop also featured a Sky Lounge for entertaining or relaxing with sweeping views of the KL cityscape.
We stayed in the Entourage Loft room which is great for families, accommodating up to five people. It included a king-sized bed, TV and an open, modern bathroom with double sinks, toiletry products, a separate toilet, and a separate rainfall shower. The upstairs loft featured twin beds where the kids slept.
There was a fun touch to our room with pink and red balloons covering the king-size bed with a love heart towel creation.
Amenities in the room included robes, slippers, a hair dryer, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
We had great views from our room of the city, showcasing the motley combination of older, rustic buildings juxtaposed with upmarket, contemporary buildings all mixed within the same landscape, creating an interesting scene.
The hotel was a 15-minute walk to Times Square, which featured high-end shopping malls including the Pavilion, a massive seven-story shopping centre showcasing top international brands and a huge range of eateries and cosmopolitan cuisine.
It is a three-minute walk from the Bukit Bintang MRT station. The train also connects to the International KL airport. Petronus Twin Towers and Central Market are only 2km away.
We caught the underground metro to Chinatown which was amassed with markets selling counterfeit items including clothes, designer handbags, sunglasses, shoes and watches.
The modern, funky vibe of the hotel and its excellent location for entertainment and shopping make it attractive to a wide demographic of local and international travellers. We met lots of interesting people from around the world of various ages and ethnicities.
The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but offers a simple breakfast service for a small fee to a contracted hospitality company that offers local Malaysian cuisine and pastries, and complimentary tea and coffee.
The hotel also includes a gym. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful in providing directions of nearby attractions and assisting with transfers and transportation. English speaking was ubiquitous.