Kuala Lumpur is not a place I fancy but had to be there to attend a colleague’s wedding. I decided to book a hotel that’s reasonably good and will probably stay in just to chill out with my other colleague as work had been pretty hectic. We both deserved a good rest!
Tricky bit was that we would arrive about 4.30 in the morning and there was no way we would be able to check in that early! Either we book another room night or just find something budget for the morning half and then head over to the nice hotel after our colleague’s lunch wedding. We were not about to spend that much on accommodation so finally found one that seemed rather decent.
Honestly, I was not expecting much for the price we paid. SGD30.00/night for a standard double room. I checked out the reviews and booked the hotel via Agoda.com
On the day of arrival, we could have walked but being not familiar with the area and Kuala Lumpur was not exactly a safe place, we took a taxi. The driver drove to the area and then commented that he did not know there was a hotel there and all we could see along the way were factories and constructions, he even commented that the hotel could have been demolished!
Anyways, soon enough we finally spotted our hotel. The lady at the reception spoke good English and advised that the room night had been paid when the booking was made but a deposit of MYR100.00 was required. After verifying the passport, we were given a plastic folder containing the remotes for the air-conditioning and TV an extension cord cable, along with the password for the free wifi.
The room given to us was on the 1st floor and was a room with no windows. Both of us wearily placed our baggage on the floor and turned on the air-conditioning. All else was actually pretty decent, the bathroom was clean and most importantly, there was no stale smell.
The air-conditioning was good, the room did not smell musty, wifi was strong, bedding was clean. To be honest, it was better than I expected although some may beg to differ.
We checked out around 11.30am and it was on the way out that we discovered we were right in the centre of many chocolate factories. In fact, there was a chocolate museum just opposite the hotel! There was a local coffeeshop just next door and I was told it would take us about 20-30mins by foot to KLCC via KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway.
Room : SGD30.00/night for a standard double room with no windows, free wifi
Location : Not many amenities around the area, be prepared to walk
Service : Average
Cleanliness : Decent
Sleep Quality : Clean bedding, medium comfort
Verdict : 6.5 / 10