So I have a bit of an apology to make. For the past year when people have been asking me for tips about what to do in Kuala Lumpur I’ve been raving that the best view of the Petronas Towers is from Marini’s on 57, a very cool bar, cigar lounge and delicious fine dining Italian restaurant in Petronas Tower 3.
I’m sorry, I was wrong.
On my recent visit to Kuala Lumpur, a local friend assured me that while the view from Marini’s was “good” (check out the picture above!) he had a place that would blow me away. He was right. So let me correct myself and tell you where you MUST go to see the best view of the Petronas Towers and maybe have a cheeky cocktail to boot!
The Best View of the Petronas Twin Towers
The Traders Hotel is perfectly positioned opposite the Petronas Twin Towers with just the City Centre Park separating the two; and there is no better view in the house than from their Sky Bar on level 33.
Enter through the hotel lobby and take the elevator up. It’s easy to find your way with the pumping music.
Even if you don’t make a table reservation, you should have no trouble getting a window seat. It took us around 20-minutes on a very busy Saturday night, though most of the group was happy to sit at a bar seat pool side or take to the dance floor at one end of the pool.
Cocktails at the bar start at the incredibly reasonable RM$35 (that’s AUD$12/GBP£6.50), not including government taxes, and food is available to purchase.
By day, level 33 is the hotels pool deck and by night it’s one of the cities coolest bars. With a view like this, I can see why people keep coming back!
SkyBar @ Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre