Step into Furama Bukit Bintang Hotel, a family-friendly sanctuary nestled in the bustling heart of Kuala Lumpur.
As families step into the lobby of Furama Bukit Bintang, they are bound to notice the area’s spaciousness, purposely minimally decorated to facilitate smooth flow of human traffic. But one exceptional point that I need to make is the fact that families with small children are welcomed with open arms, made evident by the availability of a mini play area fondly called as Furamaland, strategically located at the lobby to keep children occupied while their parents check in; of course, some of the children might require strong coaxing to tear themselves from Furamaland once their rooms are ready.
Furama Bukit Bintang Hotel’s 433 rooms receive ample natural light, exude contemporary chic, and spacious enough for children to roam around and play. All of them boast 32-inch LCD television sets, coffee- and tea-making facilities, including complimentary use of the in-room internet broadband and Wi-Fi. The beds are also comfortable that good dreams are almost assured. To make the stay more memorable for the children, try booking into one of the themed family rooms named as the Castle, the Jungle, or the Underwater. These rooms are designed specifically with children in mind, complete with vibrant wallpapers, stuffed animals and toys, along with extra fun perks like the tent in the Jungle room, or the Pandora box console in the Castle room. Each of the bathrooms comes with a small step-stool, a toilet bowl seat cover and children toiletries for the benefit of the little guests.
Breakfast at the all-day dining Spices @ Furama restaurant includes extensive intercontinental buffet spread consisting of quality selection of morning staples such as breads and jams, cereals, local fares, omelettes and fresh fruits. The hotel is committed in making sure that all spaces are children-friendly as possible, hence children’s cutleries and menu are available at the restaurant all the time. On Fridays and Saturdays, Executive Chef Salsabil and his team offers the flaming Seafood Mania (MYR65+ per person) for lunchtime guests, featuring fresh seafood that are carefully sourced at a local market by the chef himself.
During downtime, parents may finish a book or take a few laps at the outdoor swimming pool while their young ones practice a few strokes in the designated children’s pool. But most families usually head straight to Waka Waka KL, a huge playground complete with castles, fun slides, tunnels, and even a mini zipline that elicit squeals of joy. The venue is open for walk-in customers too, but as in-house guests, they will get to enjoy special discounts. But that’s not all: the hotel also presents live music in the lobby lounge on most evenings so that parents can have a relaxing time after their children are tucked in bed. Other conveniences at the hotel include a fully-equipped gymnasium for health-conscious guests, and state-of-the-art meetings and conference facilities to accommodate its corporate clientele.
The hotel is especially made for active guests who set to explore the city’s endless excitements too, be it dining in top-notch restaurants, hunting for amazing discounts, to even strolling quietly in a nearby forest reserve. All these are within reach by walking or a short five-minute drive via the daily complimentary shuttle service from the hotel. Those who intend to roam further, on the other hand, should take advantage of the monorail and the free Go KL city bus service that covers many attractions, including Chinatown and Central Market. A 24-hour convenient store is also located right next door to satisfy late-night cravings or last-minute packing mishaps.
All in all, Furama Bukit Bintang Hotel ticks all the right boxes for that fun, memorable and stress-free stay. Yes, there are many other hotels in the city that strive to fit the family-friendly theme, but few do so in such a detailed-driven manner as Furama Bukit Bintang Hotel. Spend a night (or more) at this hotel and see how your children would beg for another stay soon after.
The prices for the standard rooms start roughly around MYR150 per night, which is incredibly affordable given its strategic location and facilities. For bookings, or more information on the hotel, please visit https://www.furama.com/bukitbintang.
This article is featured in Gaya Travel Magazine Issue 14.4. Read other contents HERE.