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Question re Accomodation in Kuala Lumpur

Travel Forums Asia Question re Accomodation in Kuala Lumpur

1. Posted by jgow (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

We're a family looking to go cheap in KL. Our kids are 3 and the other is 11mths. We want to book via this site but dont know what sort of room we should be looking for. Anyone got some insight and maybe even a suggestion as to where to go? We're not into big hotels, rather small family run inns (we like getting a taste of culture whilst we're in a city), but would like our own room and bathroom.

Cheers

J

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

cheap rooms are around the china town and by the Paduraya Bus Station on Jalan Pudu. They all will have some ensuite and aircon rooms.

For the first night book through this site - and look for something else while there if you are not happy with the location/quality.

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4. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

Hi J,
U should be looking at those 3star hotels if u want your own bathroom. There are several cheap accomodations in KL but mostly they are backpackers-oriented and certainly not a good choice if u seek privacy.
I know of this hotel( they are listed here in travellerspoint btw) which is pretty close to the budget hostel i stayed in afew months ago.
Here is their website. http://www.bestotel.com/
It's a newly built hotel in a pretty quiet area and there's a host of amenities around. The rail service is also within walking distance. Service-wise, i can't comment since i've never stayed there. And as Jan(Massageuk) puts it, dont commit more than one night in your first stay there.

Hope this helps.

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Jared

... I know of this hotel( they are listed here in travellerspoint btw) which is pretty close to the budget hostel i stayed in afew months ago.
Here is their website. http://www.bestotel.com/
It's a newly built hotel in a pretty quiet area and there's a host of amenities around. The rail service is also within walking distance. ...

Jared,

Bestotel is not as close to the place you stayed as you think. You've been deceived by the map in the website, as everything is so close to each other! :) It's a 15mins of real smooth ride to Bukit Bintang, the place you stayed. There is a rail service nearby, but this service covers the broader metropolitan area (including neighbour cities), rather than within the city itself, which is serviced by another rail line. Getting on from one rail line to another is possible, but may be a little challenging to tourists, as even many of the locals do not know how to do it.

Jo,

You may want to try a night there, as it is near the famous Batu Caves. it's a 10mins ride to the cave. Once you've been to the cave, you can then move out to other family-run inns or budget hotels in the city centre.

Do you have any plans on where to visit when you're here? Let me know if you need more info.

Cheers,
Hien

6. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

My bad...Hien, u are right i got it mixed up - fooled by the facade. Did a proper check, i was actually referring to another boutique hotel, which is in Bukit Bintang. Here is the link to Allson Genesis Hotel - CLICK
In their own words, "Right in the heart of the Golden Triangle at Bukit Bintang, the central tourism, shopping, gastronomic and business district of Kuala Lumpur." Yipe, this's the one. The prices are now higher than what i saw afew months back, but still a worthy consideration given its location and facilities. And oh, its also near to a street where there's alot of stalls selling wonderful street food. ( Hien, is that Jalan Imran? I want to eat that Super Black Mee again!)

Indeed, a face-off with the rail system there can be challenging. Pulled out this site. Should get u a rough feel of the rail service there. Check it out - Here

Hope this helos