Sunway Resort Review: Everything You Need To Know ✔️

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Looking for a great hotel in a fabulous location for enjoying Sunway Lagoon? With plenty of eating options and shops right there?

Consider Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa! Located right next to Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Pyramid shopping mall, this 5 star hotel has everything you need for a fabulous stay especially for families or anyone looking for an alternative to a Kuala Lumpur stay.

Sunway Resort
Sunway Resort from within Sunway Lagoon

With a range of room types from deluxe rooms to two bedroom Sunway Resort private pool villas, from the swimming pool to waterventure and kids club for kids, there’s a lot to love here.

But is it as good as it sounds? Is this hotel Sunway Resort right for you?

Keep reading our full Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa review with everything you need to know. You’ll see inside the rooms, facilities and dining options, so you know what it’s like to stay here.

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Sunway Resort Review

Sunway Resort Reception

The Kuala Lumpur Sunway Resort is a big, 5 star hotel. I arrived quite late after flying into KLIA from Dubai with my 7 year old son. We were in love with the hotel before we even arrived thanks to many light displays and cool sculptures in the drive up to the hotel. It gives a great first impression!

This continued in the lobby area which has a very polished look and with the staff that were all attentive when we arrived.

Check-in was quick and easy and we were soon in our room.

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Location

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa map
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Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 47500

Sunway Resort Malaysia is in the perfect location if you want to have tons of fun at Sunway Lagoon. It’s right next door, and there is easy to access from here. You simply walk outside the hotel and right next door are escalators to take you to the Surf Beach entrance of Sunway Lagoon.

Sunway Lagoon entrance next to Sunway Resort
Sunway Lagoon entrance next to Sunway Resort

It’s also connected to the big Sunway Pyramid shopping mall which makes a stay here very easy. There are so many shops, entertainment and eating options.

There are two other Sunway hotels here too – the Sunway Lagoon Hotel and the Sunway Pyramid Hotel. However, there is no competition when it comes to Sunway Lagoon Hotel vs Sunway Pyramid Hotel vs Sunway Resort. Sunway Resort is by far the superior option.

We like staying in this area when we have a short stopover in Malaysia as an alternative to Kuala Lumpur.

Hotel Rooms

Sunway Resort Hallway

There is a huge range of room types from standard hotel rooms (called deluxe) to Sunway Resort suites and the amazing Sunway Resort villa options.

I have a separate section about The Villas Sunway Resort Hotel below as these are sometimes listed as their own hotel as they used to be branded that way. However, they are now part of the Sunway Resort and Spa Hotel.

One of the things I love about this hotel are the family room options. I wish more hotels had these! While there are deluxe, grand deluxe and club rooms perfect for couples, there are also family terrace and waterventure terrace room types that fit up to four people with two queen beds and have family friendly amenities.

The Waterventure rooms also have terraces that lead directly to the waterventure water play area (more about that below).

Sunway Resort Waterventure
Waterventure – water playground area great for younger kids

All rooms have everything you would expect from a great hotel and are a decent size. You’ll find air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, desk area, flatscreen television, bathrobe and in-room safe. There’s a minifridge and water is provided.

For something more special, there is a range of suite options. These are generally bigger and offer a range of options like a private office area, club lounge access, minibar, gym equipment, karaoke, games consoles, multiple bedrooms and more. There is definitely a Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa suite that can suit anyone!

Since I was staying here with only one of my children, I opted for the deluxe room.

Deluxe Room

Entrance to our Sunway Resort Deluxe Room
Entrance to our Sunway Resort Deluxe Room

On entry to my deluxe room, our Sunway Resort review found a fabulous room worthy of the 5 star rating.

The entrance hallway was quite long for a hotel room as the bathroom on the right was spacious. The bathroom had a big shower, toilet and great basin area.

Sunway Resort Deluxe Room bathroom
Our spacious bathroom

On the left was a big cupboard area with dressing gowns and slippers. The in-room safe was also here.

Next to this was space for luggage, drawers and shelves and then the room opened up to the main bedroom area.

Sunway Resort Deluxe Room
Sunway Resort Deluxe Room

We had requested twin beds and these were on one side of the room with bedside tables on each side. Each side also had electronic controls for the lights, a USB point and an international power point. Perfect!

Next to the beds was a great lounge chair with foot stool, lamp and coffee table. Actually, I wrote most of this review sitting in this chair!

On the other side of the room was a long shelf which was super handy for spreading out our stuff. This also doubles as a desk area, and there was a chair here. Above this was a big flatscreen TV.

On the TV, we could access TV channels, information about the hotel, many movies and TV shows on demand and we could also cast to the TV.

Next to this area were the tea and coffee making facilities, a minifridge and bottled water and glasses.

Sunway Resort Deluxe Room view
View from our room window (#1613)

The next morning when we woke up, we were excited when we looked out the window and saw Sunway Lagoon as pictured above. Perfect!

The room was quiet, clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay here a lot.

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The Villas Sunway Resort

As mentioned above, these villas are no longer branded as a separate resort and are part of Sunway Resort. The villas are separate villas though and not part of the main resort building.

These villas are beautiful and come in one and two bedroom options with separate living room and private outdoor area complete with a private pool. The outside area is also very green, and you’ll feel like you’ve left the city behind.

Guests also get access to an exclusive lounge with afternoon tea and evening cocktails as well as breakfast included.

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Sunway Resort pool
There’s a fantastic, large pool area

There is a fabulous range of facilities at the Hotel Sunway Resort and Spa.

For a start, there is the Sunway Resort Hotel spa. This wellness centre has a range of massages and body treatments to choose from.

Once you have relaxed at the spa in Sunway Resort Hotel, you can head down to the great pool area. This is in lovely surrounds with waterfalls, greenery and sun loungers. There’s also a poolside bar and the Sunset Terrace where you can order something to eat. Or listen to the underwater speakers!

It’s a big pool and fantastic to enjoy. You can hear the fun at Sunway Lagoon below as well.

A few levels above is the separate Waterventure water playground pool. It’s perfect for families with younger kids. My 7 year old is tall and a little too old for it, but we still enjoyed hanging here.

There is also a great gym.

Sunway Resort Wonderland Explorers
Wonderland Explorers

Also for families, there is a kids club, Wonderland Explorers, with many activities for an extra charge. You can also consider visiting the Urban Farm which is the hotel’s rooftop hydroponic rooftop farm. There are workshops to learn about how this works as well as related topics like healthy eating, food waste and water management.

Sunway Resort Wonderland Explorers activity schedule
Wonderland Explorers activity schedule

Of course, there is also the huge Sunway Lagoon theme park right next door. You can read all about it here.

You can also visit the connected Sunway Pyramid shopping mall to shop, eat or to do activities like ice skating, laser tag and karaoke.

 Sunway Pyramid shopping mall
Sunway Pyramid shopping mall

Sunway Resort Hotel Restaurant And Dining Options

Sunway Resort Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill

You definitely won’t go hungry at the Sunway Resort Kuala Lumpur.

The most famous place to eat here is the Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill. You can try out some of this famous multi-Michelin starred chef’s meals at this restaurant. I recommend you reserve a table in advance if you want to eat here. Unfortunately, this was a little out of our budget. One day!

There is also the brand new Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza technically in the shopping mall but connected to Sunway Resort and Spa.

There is casual, all day dining at the Sunset Terrace by the pool with pizza and international dining options or enjoy a burger at the Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes New York style restaurant.

Sunway Resort Sunset Terrace by the pool
Sunset Terrace by the pool

The Resort Cafe is where you will find the Sunway Resort buffet with local and international options.

Finally, there is the Linkway Cafe for coffee, meals and snacks.

If you don’t want to eat inside the hotel, there are more than 170 food and beverage options at the connected Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. I promise, you won’t go hungry!

Final Words

I hope you have found this Sunway Resort Hotel Malaysia review useful, and it helps you work out whether this hotel is right for you or not.

My son and I loved our stay here. We stayed here at the end of a month long trip, and it was our favourite hotel. It was so comfortable, quiet, easy and fun. What more could you want?!

It made for the perfect couple of days between international flights for us, and we had lots of fun between the theme park, shopping centre and the hotel.

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Looking for other accommodation options around Sunway Lagoon? Find our full list of hotels near Sunway Lagoon here. You can also find our full Sunway Lagoon review here and our full travel guide to Kuala Lumpur here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.