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Quick location question!

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Quick location question!


My sister and I are travelling to KL over Christmas and are looking to stay at either the Hilton KL, Le Meridian (next door) or the Intercontinental. Having never been to KL before, we can't work out which is in the best location. The prices are all similar with the Intercontinental being the cheapest. We just want to know what location is best and if there is shopping, dining etc within walking distance from each ( I think I've read of a new shopping centre near Sentral - not sure if there is something similar near the Intercontinental).

Thanks !

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Hi, i recommend that you have alook on hotels in Bukit Bintang area such as Park Royal, Milllinnium, Westin, Royale Chulan and others since these hotels meet your requirement. More than 10 malls in the area and a lot of places to eat within walking distance.

Both Hilton and Le Meridien are not centrally located although they are next KL Sentral station. The new shopping mall (Nu Sentral) has just launch and not many shops has opened.

For Intercontiental, the nearest malls are KLCC and Avenue K. But you still need to walk quite a distance.

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Agreed with Azrul. Choose a hotel located on Bukit Bintang and you'll earn so much more from time saved.

There is Westin & Grand Millenium - totally central location.

There is also Novotel & Impiana - located between Bukit Bintang and KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers) and you could walk to both from these hotels.

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Hilton KL, Le Meridian is a good place to stay, you have LRT, and monorel to go almost everywhere, if you need to go to klia, you can take the klia express, for me chrismast time is a time of holiday and bukit bintang may well be to congested to move around and the price will be explosive

Why don't keep that extra money for travel and shopping instead, by train you can go to pasar seni for art and craft,masjid jamek for flea market, and klcc to name others, bukit bintang, pavilion side will be accessible via monorel

The nu sentral has some good food shop and you can have good range of choice to eat

The good tips is to learn Kuala Lumpur train schedule and place, you'll have fun

Separately try to check on security advisory on the travel and plan properly


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Park royal in Bukit Bintang for sure and certain.

Location location location AND value for money

Hard to beat.

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kL sentral is central to most things, but near to nothing (does this make sense?) you cannot be near to everything at the same time. If you want to be next to all the main malls then bukit bintang is the area to stay, but it is in the heart of the city so can be a pain to get out of or get back to after you tire of shopping.

If you plan to balance your time exploring other parts of KL then KL Sentral is a good place to stay and I have nothing but praise for the hilton and the leM. kL sentral is connected to almost all the train networks and is near little india and bangsar (a nice up market enclave with lots of restaurants and cafes and two nice neighbourhood malls). The garden and midvalley malls are quite good too and is a 10min taxi ride or a 20min train ride.

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KL Sentral area is good because it is easy to go almost every where in KL by using train (KL Sentral is the largest train station in SE Asia).. Nu Sentral mall, Little India and National Museum are within walking distance.. But for the rest of attraction, you need to board train/LRT.. China Town and Central Market is just a station away from KL Sentral (RM 1.20) and Twin tower is 5 stations away (RM1.90 one way).. ultra large Midvalley Megamall is merely 1 station (RM1) from KL sentral using KTM Komuter line..

You will also have direct access to KLIA and KLIA2 (either by bus or train) from here..

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I would not pick the Hilton, Le Meridien or Intercontinental hotels for their locations. As most of the others have said, they are 'sentral', but not central.

Bukit Bintang is much better location for having not 1 but 10 malls, endless shops, so many dining options etc within walking distance from each!

The Hilton and Le Meridien have the new Nu mall and the monorail but not much else. Intercontinental has, er, an old revamped mall or two . . .

If you are there over Christmas you need to head to Bukit Bintang - it is totally awesome!

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you will be allright in Intercontinental.

Just out of the hotel,to the main road, turn right,is the Ampang LRT station.

Then it is next to Citibank,and if you do have the Citibank Plus debit card (the best bet after 28 degrees started charging for overseas ATM withdrawal), it will be convenient also for ATM withdrawal.

With the AMpang Park LRT station at door step of Intercontinental, you can save the walking(the heat and humidity ), to KLCC LRT station,and take the exit for Avenue K for H&M flagship store,and also supermarket over here,and across the road from here is the Twin Towers ,and also the Suria KLCC mall below the Towers.

In the evening, you could hot foot it to Pelita Kandar rice.about 3-4 minutes,or walk over to Ampang Park mall which is across Intercon, for local eatery - Cozy Corner.

Though having said so, do agree with thoughts shared amongst all,then possibly if you could re consider and look at hotels in KL shopping district- Bukit Bintang.

Some notable hotels over here are Westin, Grand Millennium, JW Marriott, Park Royal, Royal, Ritz Carlton..and all shopping and eateries serving different demographic profiles and budget can be within easy reach of walking,and the food courts in malls such as Pavilion , Lot 10 are highly recommended for visitors to have the opportunity to sample the various Malaysian food in comfortable air conditioned environment.

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