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✓ Designed to be an elevated home away from home
✓ Family-friendly amenities like family rooms, one of the largest pools in Kuala Lumpur with water slides and an indoor Kids Club called Paradise Trails
✓ Good range of food and shopping options around the hotel’s vicinity, most of which are in walking distance
✓ Event halls and Sky Rooms also double as a flexible venue for smaller, more intimate gatherings
Home to 513 newly designed rooms and located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre is Marriott Bonvoy’s latest Four Points by Sheraton in town.
Describing itself as a place that offers the elevated pleasures of home, Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, City Centre (Four Points by Sheraton KLCC) is all about bringing a Malaysian flair to visitors without compromising on comfort.
The hotel likens itself to a space where you can recharge at ease and experience a well-rounded stay with its family-friendly facilities, which includes adjoining family rooms, pools with slides, and a club for kids.
We were invited for a 2D1N workcation to experience it ourselves.
Easily accessible but it can be confusing
Getting to Four Points by Sheraton KLCC was a breeze in our experience.
If you’re like us and don’t drive, there’s an LRT station nearby (Dang Wangi) that’s a six-minute walk away, though I don’t recommend this if you’re carrying heavy luggage.
The building isn’t hard to spot as it shares a property with Renaissance Hotel, another stay under the Marriott Bonvoy brand.
However, it’s not to be confused with the other Four Points by Sheraton in Chinatown, KL. We heard that some people may get confused by the two Four Points hotels (we nearly did ourselves), so be sure to double check the address on your GPS.
If you decide to get here by car, there’s a parking lot in the basement where guests are charged RM10 daily. Those driving electric cars can rest assured that there are six charging stations on site.
Working with a view of the city
We were treated to the Deluxe Bay room on the 20th floor, which had a wonderful view of the Petronas Twin Towers. The room had a small alcove and an armchair to emphasise the view, though we did wish the armchair could swirl around to face the window.
Aside from that, there was a mini-fridge, en-suite bathroom, an LCD TV, and a king-sized bed. The working desk faced the window and allowed us to work while enjoying the view.
Altogether, we had a comfortable stay, especially since the bed and pillows were plush and the room was aptly spacious.
However, the main disadvantage for workcationers would be the desk size, if there are multiple adults who need to work on laptops in the room (in my case, it was me and my colleague). Squeezing in the both of us was a tight fit, so I resorted to the small coffee table by the armchair.
As for noise, despite being catered more towards families with children, the hotel was surprisingly quiet. We didn’t hear a peep from the hallways, so working in our room was peaceful. Plus, perhaps due to us being on the higher floors, we didn’t hear any of the regular din from the common areas and KL traffic.
In terms of convenience, workcationers don’t have to worry about the number of plug points available in the room.
Alternatively, you could choose to work in the hotel’s lobby area which sports lounge chairs, coffee tables, and a long communal working desk. Even here, the convenience of the number of plug points was carried over.
Throughout the hotel, we found the connectivity and speed of its WiFi reliable and allowed us to work without disruption.
Filling meals and spreads
For dinner, we had the pleasure of dining at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, Sichuan Kitchen. If it weren’t for the rain, we could have enjoyed a wonderful view of the Petronas Twin Towers here too.
We had one of the restaurant’s set menu which is suitable for a minimum of two people and priced at RM198 per pax.
There was a good variety of soup bases, like Sichuan Mala, Abalone, Truffle Mushroom, Tomato, and Coconut.
The set included:
- Sliced Angus beef
- Sliced Shan Shui chicken
- Mixed paste platter (homemade chicken and fish balls)
- Sabah Deep Sea Tiger Grouper fillet
- Ocean prawn
- Bean curd ring rolls
- Mix mushroom platter
- Fresh vegetable platter
- Minute noodle
The ingredients were fresh and the hotpot was delicious. Although marketed as being for two pax, we think it’d be filling for even three people.
Breakfast is found in the hotel’s other in-house restaurant called The Mesh, and comes complimentary with every booking.
The buffet featured various cuisines, balancing between local favourites like nasi lemak and curry puffs with the usual Western spread.
If you prefer something fresher, there’s a chef ready to make you an omelette or a customised bowl of noodle soup.
For those with bigger parties, there is an open-spaced private room at the restaurant.
If you don’t have time for to sit down for a meal, The Mesh also has the Grab N Go area where you can buy coffee and snacks to go.
For quick bites, guests can find cakes, simple pastries, and local treats like Apollo Chocolate Wafers and cup noodles. For a more filling meal, there are fruit cups, granola cups, poke bowls, and panini sandwiches.
Putting work-life balance at the forefront
On the fourth floor, guests can find its swimming pool which has various water slides for children. At the end of the pool is a wet playground equipped with elements that kids would love.
Just a floor below, there’s also a sizeable children’s theme park called Paradise Trail. There, you’ll find canopy walks, more slides, see-saws, and a rock climbing wall. Available only to guests, entry is free but there’s a fee to have a go at its rock climbing wall.
For adults, there’s a fitness centre and a spa on the third floor. However, it’s currently under renovation, so the hotel has created a makeshift space for these two amenities, each with individual rooms. To access them, you have to pass by the pool area and enter the Renaissance hotel’s building.
Due to time constraints, we couldn’t test these ourselves but felt that the facilities looked warm and welcoming.
As for business-related spaces, there are conference rooms on the second floor for events as well as a Sky Room on the highest floor (Level 24) of the hotel. We were told that the Sky Rooms could double as a bridal party suite or a space for private product launches.
All in all, Four Points by Sheraton KLCC was a comfortable and productive stay. In our opinion, it best fits workcationers who are bringing along children as there are plenty of amenities to keep them entertained.
|What workcation crowd is Four Points by Sheraton KLCC fit for?
|Hybrid workers on the go
|Pop by The Mesh’s Grab N Go for a quick coffee or light bites if you’re rushing for meetings or errands.
|Book the meeting rooms and events spaces offered at the hotel.
|Business travellers with children
|Keep the children entertained and busy with the various amenities like the in-house theme park and child-friendly pool.
- Read our other reviews of workcations we’ve been to here.
- Learn more about Four Points by Sheraton KLCC here.
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