We will be in Kuala Lumpur in July. We would appreciate recommendations for budget and moderate priced hotels in the Chinatown area. Many thanks.
Chinatown is not the greatest area, and tends to be more of the backpacker market. Bukit Bintang is a better tourist area.
What sort of budget are you looking to spend? US$50? US$20? US$100? As from 0 to 500myr a night covers a HUGE number of hotels. . . . also what is your style, large international brand, small local B&B??
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I also use hotelscombined.com. You can look by the budget you want to spend and the area. I would suggest being as generous with your budget as you can as 2* hotels are normally pretty basic and many of the rooms are rented out by the hour (if you know what I mean!)Edited: 07 April 2014, 17:33
Check rates at hotelscombined.com
Thank you for your helpful comments. We are thinking $100- $150 a night budget. We like smaller places but the most important element is cleanliness. Basic is fine. Don't need a lot of amenities.
Few days back another toursit has posted the same topic about budget hotel but she was confused between two hotels. The location is good for both of them (Walking distance to China Town and Bukit Bintang). But as TravellingMitch said; you have to mention your budget because "Budget Hotels" it's different from a traveller to another. Anyway check out this it might help you;
Have a good Holiday :)
We'll be there in July too and agree Chinatown is not the best place to situate yourself: dirty, noisy, congested, and probably not the safest part of town. Nice for a visit, but I don't think you want to face it every day. For shopping, Bukit Bintang is the place to be. Another area to think about is KL Sentral. The neighborhood is so-so, but there are a selection of excellent hotels in your budget range and a brand new mall--Nu Sentral--is less than 10 days old. Looks like there are lots of food and shopping opportunities. The best thing about Sentral is that it's easy to get on the LRT and the monorail, which means you can get to anywhere in KL in minutes. Do a little research and see which choice is best for you.
Thank you Michael. Truthfully, shopping is not our thing so your suggestion is a nice alternative to the other area suggested.
We stayed in Crown Regency Servced Appartments, KL in last December. MYR200/night for a one bed room apprtment which was clean and tidy. It is withing 6-8 minute walking distance to KLCC (where you find twin towers, an umarket shopping centre and trains). Bukit Bintang is about 10 minutes walk away. Surrounding is quite and reasonably clean with pubs and resturants mostly for tourists.
Check in their website, if you book early they have very good deals. Also check the reviews on Trip Adviser to get a better understanding of the hotel.
do you know for July(but when exactly), one can avail to even Shangri La for just over USD150/night inclusive of service charge and govt tax.(exact USD151.20).
If you are not into high rise(as you had indicated smaller places), boutique hotel such as Anggun Boutique can be had for USD88/night(also inclusive).
Not too large-also Novotel- USD86/night(inclusive).
In your other posting,you enquired when to do the booking- well, before the ringgit continues to appreciate against the USD, maybe now is the right time,and some hotels provide discount for early bird booking.
KL Sentral is not a great area either. I would rather stay in Chinatown than KL Sentral . . .
Assuming that is US$ on your budget, then the Park Royal is a great hotel. Well placed for shopping, food courts and eating, the eating street of Jalan Alor plus great connections for getting out and about and seeing the city. The Anggun Boutique is a hotel I normally suggest for those that don't want the international chains and is in the same area.
I stay in Chinatown on Petailing street and love it, The Hotel Chinatown Inn is cheap and clean but basic. Pasar Seni LRT is around the corner and Central Market is around the other corner and the free bus isn't far away which keeps the price down.
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