Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has lots of hotels ranging from low priced lodgings and dormitories for Backpackers all the way up to Five Star Hotels & Resorts and beyond.

I have stayed in quite a few hotels in KL, and these are some of them with some honest opinions. Other posters may upload photos or let us all know about their own experiences in staying in Hotels in KL.

The Gardens

The Gardens Hotel is a really nice, stylish and well positioned five star hotel. It has direct access to The Gardens shopping mall and is on the circular road that surrounds Mid Valley.

When we checked in we were fortunate to be able to meet the Duty Manager who showed us to our room which was an Executive Deluxe and quite large. The room itself was stylish with light colored wood paneling and glass and with a beautiful bathroom. It had a nice LCD TV and the free WiFi was very fast. In addition, it had a king size bed that was luxurious and extremely comfortable with excellent soft pillows.

The bathroom was stylish and had a rain shower and a large bathtub. I don't often take bubble baths but it's difficult to resist when staying in a nice hotel.

Breakfast was delicious with a vast choice of Asian and Western foods and we were able to have snacks at the Executive Lounge which is nice although the children weren't allowed in.

Best of all, the hotel is located in The Gardens Mall where many of the better shops can be found such as Isetan and Robinsons as well as some nice restaurants like Italiannies and Sushi Zanmai which the kids love.

The hotel is a little expensive but really worth it for it's standard, location and service.


Main Lobby

Lobby Bar

Main Lift Lobby

Lift Lobby on 26th Floor

Corridor on 26th Floor

Executive Deluxe Room

View from our room

The Executive Lounge

Inside the Executive Lounge

Cititel at Mid Valley

The great thing about Cititel is that it is not all that expensive, I think I pay RM199 for a standard room which is not expensive. If you book on Agoda or or similar sites, then most likely you will end up paying more, and Cititel themselves recommend booking with them directly on their own website in order to get this better price. If you call to book then you also will not get the best rate, it has to be done on their own website:

Cititel Website for Booking

Cititel has direct access to the mall, supermarkets and restaurants in both Mid Valley and the Gardens. In addition to that, you are not far from the other major CBD of KL Sentral and not far from downtown Kuala Lumpur.

The rooms at Cititel are not very big, but spacious enough for one or two people. The facilities are good with moderately fast free WiFi and an LCD TV with a fair range of channels. The bathroom is fully equipped but small, and the shower area is a little small, I measured it at about 60cm in width which is a little narrow but it is quite long, but there is still enough space and the shower is excellent.

The room is a bit old fashioned and dark, but there are decent sized windows so if you choose a high floor then there is enough light. The airconditioning is always good and there is a ceiling fan should you wish to use it. As far as the bed is concerned, I wish the mattress was a little softer, and especially the pillows which I find a bit hard and high.

Breakfast is very cheap and not bad. It costs RM18 when you include it when booking your room online on Cititel's website, or RM45 without if you do not make a booking. But I think if you let the reception desk know in advance you can also get a cheaper rate for breakfast, possibly at RM25 if I am not mistaken.

All in all, Cititel is a good inexpensive hotel for shopping and business trips.

The Royale Bintang The Curve

We sometimes stay a night at the Royale Bintang Hotel at the Curve because it is ideal for shopping, eating out and for visiting Ikea, Kidzania and Bentleys (music store). The hotel was renovated not too long ago which has improved it no end. I can remember before the renovation how drab and worn out the hotel looked. The room was large with a view that overlooked Ikea and Ikano

The bathroom was modern and well equipped with an excellent strong shower and almost instantaneous hot water. The bed was a king size with clean fresh bedding and provide a good sleep although the mattress and pillows were a little hard. There was free wifi in the room which worked without problem. We didn't swim in the pool but it looked very nice and clean.

During our stay we found that the breakfast was not particularly good and that all the fried food had a particular smell, perhaps of the oil used. However, overall the stay was good and we all had a great time.

My room view

Le Meridien

A nice and modern standard hotel located just beside KL Sentral station. So if you are arriving on the KLIA Ekspres train from the airport then it arrives almost at your doorstep. Also located in the area just walking distance from the hotel is the Nu Shopping Mall which is pretty big with lots of shops and restaurants.

The room was pretty nice with a decent good view, and all the facilities in the room were excellent, although when we visited the WiFi was not free. They might have done something about that by now, but when we visited you had to pay for internet use in the room. However, the internet was free downstairs in the lobby.

The swimming pool is not too bad and my kids enjoyed it, but it was shared with the neighbouring Hilton Hotel.

Overall, I think the hotel is just alright, a high standard but lacking a bit in character, however, we did nonetheless have a good stay. Sorry but no photos of the hotel this time, just a photo of the view from our room.

The Palace of Golden horses

Located in the Mines Wellness City in Selangor just 35 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city, the Palace of Golden horses is a Five Star Hotel of extraordinary grandness. We stayed in the 132m2 Head of State Suite as we wanted to experience some luxury and we were not disappointed. Each Head of State Suite actually lists which Head of State has stayed in that actual room. However, the hotel does also have Deluxe rooms and many other types of Suite.

There is a ferry service from the hotel to the Mines Shopping Mall and a fast speed boat crosses a lake to get there and actually arrives in the mall. Taking the boat back, you will pass through a lock system which is also quite an interesting experience.

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Have photos of hotel rooms of all the hotels around SE Asia we have stayed in, people think we are crazy taking pics of bathrooms love it

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