Can anyone recommend somewhere to stay in KL?
I fly in there on Monday and am staying for two days before flying to Penang.
Or any suggestions on what area I should aim for? I'm kind of worried I'll end up in the middle of nowhere
Any suggestions would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
From the KL International Airport (KLIA), you have two choices. (three actually, if you include the bus service, which I'm not familiar with.)
Go to the bottom floor of the terminal building and hop on to the KLIA express train to KL Central station in the city centre for 35 Malaysian Ringgit (about GBP5 or USD10) one way in 28 minutes. The first and the last trains leave the stations at 0500 and 0000hrs respectively with a frequency of 15-20 minutes. From KL Central station, buy a taxi coupon at the station exit and get on a taxi to the Jalan Bukit Bintang area. I have not been on a taxi from the station to that area, but I think it should not cost you more than MYR8 for the ride.
If you come in a group of more than two, getting a taxi to the city centre may be cheaper (MYR60-80). Get on a taxi from the airport and head on to Jalan Bukit Bintang. Beware of touts offerring you taxi services. The journey takes an hour on normal traffic condition.
Request the taxi driver to stop in front of BB Plaza. Once you get off the taxi, look around along Jalan Bukit Bintang (jalan = road). You can find all types of accomodation, ranging from shared hostel room (from MYR25) to 5-star hotel (from MYR350).
Bukit Bintang area is a shoppers' paradise. You can find virtually anything there, from A-Z. Not to be missed is the Petronas Twin Towers, located within 20 minutes walking distance. At the base of the towers is an upper class shopping centre. If you have the time, go to Batu Caves. It's a limestone cave located just outside the border of Kuala Lumpur at the north. It's also a Hindu temple and you have to climb a staicase of 272 steps to get to the cave.
Let me know if you need any help regarding the above.
Thank you so much for your help! That will really help us out a lot. We're only have two days unfortunately before we head up to Thailand but we'll have about a week there before we fly out to NZ after Thailand. The limestone caves sound wicked!
Thank you again for your kind help!!