The KL Hilton is located next to KL Sentral Station making it one of the best locations in the city in terms of getting there easily from the airport using the KLIA Express in just 28 minutes, with 10 different dining options, a 2 story fitness centre, spa and fantastic 120m ‘freeform’ pool this award winning hotel is a great location to go and relax whilst in Kuala Lumpur.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur – Vegan Food Quest Review
The hotel has over 500 rooms and suites and due to TravelMush having HHonors Diamond status we were upgraded to a room on the Executive Floor with access to the lounge on the 33rd floor.
The Executive Lounge has amazing views over the city (when visibility allows) and an impressive food and drink offering for their non-vegan guests, but how would they cater for a travelling vegan?
We didn’t get the choice of food (which was extensive) that everyone else did but there were enough olives, capers, vegetables, nuts and seeds to make an interesting snack plate plus they happily prepared a serving of very fresh delicious vegan sushi. The wine was good and flowing freely making us even more grateful for the sushi. The staff were courteous and helpful when we told them about what it means to be vegan and went out of their way to assist.
But the best Vegan Food Quest find came at breakfast, in the shape of dairy free spread which was on offer to everyone as a healthy alternative to butter.
Now this might not seem like much to most but in the world of a vegan away from home, finding a dairy free butter replacement (with no hydrogenated fat may I add) is very exciting.
Roll out the good old fashioned, European vegan breakfast of jam on toast.
I happily ate this with memories of my oldest and best (vegan) friend in the whole world who can never understand my ability to eat curry, noodles or any ‘dinner time’ food first thing in the morning. Well done Kuala Lumpur Hilton, it’s the little things that count!
Of course, they had a huge variety of other vegan foods to eat with a salad bar and a great Southern Indian food section so I ate that too, because I love Southern Indian food.
The Executive Room we were upgraded to was fine with all of the usual modern amenities you would expect of a 5 star hotel but it wasn’t what we had hoped for….10 years ago on our first visit here (when we were younger and definitely less wise) we were upgraded to an amazing suite, with a multi level balcony and our own outdoor hot tub.
We both remember being blown away by that suite with its separate dining room for entertaining, stunning hot tub overlooking the city-scape, which was extraordinary at night. This was one of the reasons we decided to go back in the hope that the Hilton Upgrade Gods may grant our wishes again, but I guess they just weren’t in the right mood this time meaning that our stay with them was very enjoyable but not quite as exceptional as we would have liked.
Next time hopefully…..
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur 50470,
Cost From: £150 / $300 per night (May 2015)