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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
As the capital of one of the top ten most visited countries, it is not surprising to find Kuala Lumpur KL has a wide range of hotels.
There is a good mix of hotels in Kuala Lumpur to suite all sorts of budgets, ranging from international luxury class hotels, medium range hotels and the hotels for the truly budget conscience traveler.
This is apart from the numerous youth hostels, that are tucked away behind the backstreets of Bukit Bintang shopping district.
In addition, there is also the homestay program where visitors can really experience what genuine Malaysian hospitality is all about, amidst the tranquil countryside, by staying in a Malay village.
Anyway, below is a guide to the selection of hotels you will find in Kuala Lumpur.
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur - KLIA (Airport Hotels)
For the convenience of weary travelers, there are two international class hotels in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
They are the Concorde Inn KLIA and the Pan Pacific KLIA. Both are within 5 minutes walking distance from the arrival hall.
- The Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The Concorde Inn KLIA is a 5 star 338 room hotel with four types of rooms. They have “Superior” rooms, “Deluxe” rooms, “Executive” rooms and “Suites”.
The hotel has a fine reputation for the cuisine it serves. There is a good mix of quality, both Asian and Western food. The pool which is overlooking a Japanese Garden is the perfect spot to relax and have a nice cold drink.
- The Pan Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Another 5 star establishment located just adjacent to the main terminal building of KLIA, the Pan Pacific KLIA, it makes a great plaice to unwind after a long and tiring journey.
The facilities here are top class and in fact the Pan Pacific KLIA is also the first hotel in Asia to ever use a Digital Food and Beverage Menu System through the Apple iPad.
5 Stars Hotels in Kuala Lumpur City (Prices from $100 and upwards)
The 5 star hotels in Kuala Lumpur City have all the normal deluxe facilities like, mini bar, internet connection, cable TV, luxury bathrooms and comfy rooms. What may differ among them are the prices (though not by much) and the ambiance.
- The Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Located at Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Garden), this is one of the classiest hotels in KL.
It is virtually a stones throw away from the various historical sites like Merdeka Square, The National Monument (Tugu Negara) and Parliament House.
The hotel itself is also a historical heritage mansion.
Chinatown and the Pavilion Shopping Mall are also within walking distance. Set within its own private garden, the Carcosa Seri Negara Hotel has 13 comfortable and opulent rooms decorated with Victorian furnishings.
It’s no wonder that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stayed here during the Commonwealth Nations meeting (CHOGM) in 1989.
- Ascot Kuala Lumpur
Located at #9 Jalan Pinang, the Ascot Kuala Lumpur is great not just for the jet lagged business traveler, but also a good place to berth down for the night for the adventurous explorer who is more discerning.
Shopping and sightseeing is nothing more than a stroll away with its ideal location. You will find the Petronas Twin Towers and the KLCC Park and Suria Shopping Mall located directly adjacent to it.
Read our review of the Ascot Hotel here.
- The JW Marriot Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Located at #183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, the luxurious JW Marriot hotel is right in the heart of the Golden Triangle and busy shopping district of Bukit Bintang.
With its 561 rooms and suites, the JW Marriot hotel is luxury with all the conveniences of modern amenities within reach, right in the center of the busiest metropolis in Malaysia.
Read our review of the JW Marriott Hotel here.
Mid-Range Hotels in Kuala Lumpur (From $50 to $99)
The Kuala Lumpur mid range hotels do not lack in comfort when you compare them to the international 5 star hotels. The main reason for their price difference has more to do with either their location or the brand behind the hotel.
- The Crown Princess Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Located at City Square Centre, the Crown Princess Hotel is next to the diplomatic enclave and the exclusive residential zones of KL.
It is only a 10 minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC. With an abundance of taxis waiting patiently in front of it and the Putra LRT station nearby, it makes an excellent base for excursions around KL.
- The Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This hotel can be found around the corner on Jalan Ampang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. The famous “Beach Club” and Petronas Twin Towers are practically steps away.
With its close proximity to all the shopping malls, affordable room rates, superb amenities and easy access to public transportation, the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur has proven to be quite popular among its guests.
If you are looking to stay here on your visit to Malaysia, you are well advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
- The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This hotel actually predated to the days before the independence of Malaysia in 1957. The hotel was said to have been built to accommodate the various visiting dignitaries coming to commemorate the independence of Malaysia.
Since then, the hotel has undergone several refurbishments to update its ambiance and facilties. The location of the hotel is excellent for those wanting to do some shopping around the Bukit Bintang area.
Hotels in Kuala Lumpur - Budget Guide ($20 to $25)
Most budget hotels in Kuala Lumpur are spartan in their décor and facilities. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the Malaysian budget hotels are not hostels so the facilities you get are still better than average.
So for the price that you pay, you can expect air-conditioning, room service, internet access and in-house restaurants. These types of hotels are extremely popular among the local businessmen who are more interested in getting a good night rest in a clean room and bed than be pampered with luxuries.