By Shahida Sakeri on May 29, 2019
Sunway Velocity Hotel is well-run and well-positioned property. When it opened about a year ago, the hotel filled the gap in Cheras hospitality scene that seems to be in desperate need for fresh properties. It is part of Sunway Group’s MYR4 billion integrated city development plan; when the entire project finishes, the area will boast premier retail offerings, office towers, serviced residences, an upcoming medical centre and a sprawling two-acre V park.
Gaya Travel team recently stayed at Sunway Velocity Hotel, and below are our thoughts regarding it…
Remarkably convenient. Since the hotel is part of transit-oriented development in Cheras, accessibility is key. The hotel is merely a short walk from two underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations – Maluri and Cochrane – connecting travellers to various popular spots, including Bukit Bintang, Pasar Seni, Merdeka Square, and KL Sentral, the capital’s transport hub. Nearby, there is also a Maluri Light Rapid Transit (LRT) station servicing the Ampang Line, allowing guests to easily reach Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), one of Kuala Lumpur’s main venues for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE), including weddings. Plenty of shopping options are literally right on your doorstep too, for instance Sunway Velocity Mall situated right next door and accessible via the hotel’s ground or fifth level, as well as MyTown Shopping Centre and IKEA Cheras, both taking only 10 to 15 minutes’ walk.
All 351 rooms are homely and practical. They invite guests to relax, thanks to the calming interior colour scheme comprising grey and green combined with natural lighting from large windows. The bed is large, with fantastically comfortable duck feather pillows and sumptuous linens. Millennials would appreciate the well-placed plug points for charging devices. Though the bathroom only has a walk-in shower, it comes with expected amenities like personal care toiletries, including hair dryer and vanity mirror. An additional plus about hotel is the thoughtful inclusion of wall-mounted grab bar and built-in seat in the bathroom to make it more accessible for guests with limited mobility. Snacks are also available for order at incredibly low prices.
Kaffeinate is the hotel’s express café serving à la carte snacks all day, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in ample daylight and tranquil view of the surrounding greenery and Wong Loo Sen See Chee Choong Temple. At breakfast, guests can expect a decent continental buffet ranging from Asian delicacies such as nasi lemak and congee to fresh pastries from a local bakery, which go perfectly well with the café’s hand-crafted coffees. Have room for more? Well, this is Malaysia after all, where good food is everywhere – guests can simply head straight to Sunway Velocity Mall where more dining options are abound.
There’s an unobtrusive yet professional team working in the background, ensuring the place runs smoothly, while the wait staff are friendly and attentive. On another note, the hotel features a fitness centre on its rooftop, and it is accessible 24/7 should busy guests prefer to exercise in the wee hours. Those who prefer to swim, on the other hand, can jump into the infinity pool, said to be one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the area. Be sure to make use of the complimentary scheduled city-wide shuttle service to Bukit Bintang shopping area and Sunway Putra Mall to experience more of the city when staying at Sunway Velocity Hotel.
The rates begin at MYR230 per room per night (room only). Guests of the hotel stand to collect Sunway PALS points (membership sign-up required, terms and conditions apply) for every booking.
This article is featured in Gaya Travel Magazine Issue 14.1. Read other contents HERE.