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Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – a review

On our summer adventure to Malaysia with kids our first stop was the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. Full of color and fun and somewhere to recuperate after our long travels. We decided to stay at the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpursomewhere really luxurious during this time.

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A family stay at the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A family stay at the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Hotel and Location

The Shangri-la Hotel is set right in the heart of the city with the twin towers around a five-minute walk away. and the Kuala Lumpur Tower glowing around the corner.

The hotel is absolutely beautiful with a huge central lobby looking out onto the gardens. They have 662 rooms and suites, an outdoor pool, a gym, health club, spa, function and banquet halls.


We stayed at the Shangri-La with two interconnecting rooms which had either double or twin beds in each. The hotel then brought in a third bed in for our youngest.

Double bedroom

Each room had a large space with desks, chairs and small table and very large windows overlooking Kuala Lumpur. And there was also a fantastic large bathroom in each room with baths and separate showers.


We love interconnecting rooms as they give everyone space and they were particularly convenient as myself and the two boys had jet lag on the first night so sat up in bed watching Disney films. While Mr GM and our daughter slept away happily in the other room.


There are a number of restaurants at the Shangri La Kuala Lumpur and we had a great meal at Shang Palace, their Chinese restaurant.

We had wonderful food full of flavour and originality. This included a hot pot of tofu and wild mushrooms, delicious broccoli with garlic, fish in batter, omelette rolls filled with pickled vegetables, fried noodles that we loved so much we had to order more and really tasty tofu in red sauce with cashew nuts.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We also had breakfast each morning which was the most amazing spread with absolutely everything you could wish for. From freshly squeezed juices to pastries.

There was a noodle station, Indian food, Japanese food, Chinese food, an egg station, a dumpling station and so much more. It really was the most fantastic breakfast.


Our children’s favorite was the chocolate fountain and the frozen yogurt machine. And all for breakfast.

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - copyright:

The Best Bits of the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Everything at the Shangri-La was really incredible from the huge, beautiful lobby that made you want to linger and enjoy the spectacular floral displays and evening music to the friendly staff.

The food, particularly breakfast, really sets you up for a day of exploring Kuala Lumpur. And the rooms were the perfect place to relax afterwards.


I loved the feeling of calm in the city with little gardens tucked away such as the one the lobby overlooks with carp in that the children got to help feed one morning.

Feeding the carp

From the moment you step inside you’re made to feel at home and can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We loved the Shangra-La and it is one of our favorite hotels.

Worth Bearing in Mind

There really is very little to bear in mind. This is a fantastic hotel for anyone traveling to the city.

We did notice that the breakfast got markedly busier at the weekend so it’s worth getting there early if you’re planning a long, lingering one (and you definitely should).

Child Friendly?

Absolutely child friendly. As well as the gardens out the front there is also a fun maze out the back which the children loved racing around to try and get to the middle of. It was a great place to be able to come and run off some steam.

Maze - A family stay at the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The children also adored the outdoor swimming pool which comes complete with life guards and little fountains.

Spending our first evening there, watching the moon come up over Kuala Lumpur is one of those moments we’ll remember forever.

Pool - A family stay at the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This was a fantastic all-round hotel.

Ready to book Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur?

You can find out more at the hotel and book your own stay here and don’t forget to check out our top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids.

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