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“Good and affordable option in KL”
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Classic Inn
Ranked #23 of 351 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Just Next to Times square and a few meter from a subway station, Classic Inn is an option to do the "cheap trip" to Kuala Lumpur. Even though the rooms might look like small, the staff is always helpful. Easy to get from the airport to time square.

Room Tip: From KL airport just take the TIME SQUARE BUS and you will get there
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We booked online and were given a standard room. Room was fine, quite small, but clean and had air-con. However, after our first night we spoke to reception about using a safe deposit box and were told there were only safes in the rooms in the same building as reception - we were smoothly upgraded to a premium room (for about AUD7 per night). Well worth it - room and ensuite both slightly larger and more recently updated. Wi-fi in our room was unusable; it was okay in the breakfast area but patchy.

Classic Inn is in a great spot - right behind Berjaya Times Square shopping centre & hotel; 5-min walk to Imbi monorail station (which is a 10-min trip from KL Sentral station). When you get off the monorail, walk down to the street level on the Berjaya Times Square side of the road. Keeping Berjaya on your left follow the side-street past the hotel entrance, another 150m down the street you will see Classic Inn on the opposite side of the street.

Breakfast was great - a set menu of noodles/rice of the day, fruit, kaya toast, tea/coffee & juice. Note: strict vegetarians might struggle as there was always egg and/or seafood, and one morning some pieces of chicken sausage. The serving staff didn't speak a lot of English and the Malay word for meat (daging) seems to mean 'red meat' rather than all meat - also seemed to us that chicken is generally not regarded as meat in Malaysia. Sometimes hard to work out if food contains other meats, like chicken!

We read reviews that some rooms were noisy, but we didn't experience that. We stayed three nights from a Sunday and it was quiet.

One thing that would be great is if the hotel provided a squeegee in each bathroom since there is no shower cubicle or screen/curtain - the whole floor gets wet and it would just be nice to be able to clear some water away and brush teeth or use the toilet without getting wet feet.

Room Tip: We found the premium room worth the extra 20 ringgit per night.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Classic Inn is a clean hotel in a great location across from Times Square and monorail. The rooms are a little small but great value for money for short stays. Nice alfresco dining area for basic but nice breakfast. Staff were helpful but we did have an issue with our taxi being booked for incorrect departure time which could have resulted in us missing our flight, so just check communication clearly, due to language interpretation.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Classic Inn is an excellent place to stay in Kuala Lumpur, located right beside Bherjaya Times Square Hotel the location serves as an excellent bed and breakfast at a great cost. There are rooms available for singles/doubles etc, I personally had a single.

Cleanliness is exceptional, rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily. There are staff available 24 hours as well if you need them and serves beer/water/soft drinks etc.

It is located approximately five minutes walk from Imbi Station (the Monorail station). Getting here from KLIA means taking the KL Express (~10USD) to KL Sentral, then transferring to the Monorail (~0.5USD). Overall, very easy to get here from the airport.

Laundry service is available as needed at very reasonable rates and turn around.

Overall, the Classic Inn is an excellent place to stay if you wish a low cost option which isn't the bottom of the bottom but don't want to stay at a hotel. I met some great people but was not kept awake at night either.

Highly Recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We enjoyed this; nice people, pleasant accommodation and a good location from which to explore Kuala Lumpur.

The room was clean and comfortable if a little small; the view was fine but the room and bathroom were rather cramped. Relatively reliable wifi and working hot water. Ultimately it was small and neat; good budget accommodation but not luxurious.

The star here was the breakfast at the hostel (our room was in an annexe); we rocked up in the morning and were treated to a plate of noodles, a plate of kaya toast, a plate of sliced oranges, a choice of tea or coffee and a glass of juice. Our wallets emerged and we asked for a bill (a sign said it was 20 ringgit, inexpensive for what we had); we were told that breakfast was free for hostel guests. Then they refilled our plates when we were done!

The staff were friendly but not overly competent: they managed to charge us twice (as we'd already paid through Agoda) but within the hour realised their error and refunded the money.

The hostel is fairly central and in a row of bars and restaurants, food is also available in the mall over the road. There is a monorail station nearby so it's convenient for seeing the city. In all, a good budget option (especially for a backpacker who can pack away breakfasts!).

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

near the Imbi station, nice place and silent. The receptionist is very friendly. I love the wall where guests can put their signature there. Bed is poor, old one.
The greatest thing is breakfast, it was so so much. They have coffee, bread, rice, and apples.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank natanieldp
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

My first hotel choice fell through at the last minute, so I found this hotel by doing some google research. It was not until I actually made it here in person that I realised how close everything (shopping wise) actually is. They need to advertise some things correctly like transportation, ease of access and exact instructions for the location.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE TIP:

If you're coming via taxi or bus or walking from Times Square you need to go to the lobby at number 36. If you try to get into no 52 during the night you will find it is LOCKED (need a keycard). This is NOT advertised on their website. This can be a pain in the butt for those with heavy luggage as there is a narrow path for you (and lots of stairs). No 36 and No 52 are NOT together there are a few houses that separate the 2 buildings.

SHUTTLES/TRANSPORT TIP:

They also do not have a shuttle service or have any contact details for vendors to and from the airport. I don't remember which website was advertising this but you need to make your own way. Lobby is semi-helpful but don't rely on them to help you too much (compared to a 3-4-5 star hotel).

For those young people like me who want to go shopping (let's face it, it's the national past time of urban Malaysia) the Bukit Bintang area is where you're going to be spending 80-90% of your time whilst in KL.

PROS:

* Free breakfast included - not a buffet but enough to keep you going - expect some fruit, a bowl of Asian dishes and toast. They give you 1 free drink.

* Great location

* Dimming light and normal light in room. Window let good natural light in too.

* Good air con in the room

* Near monorail and walking distance of the golden triangle - taxi drivers may not know Jalan Lorong or Jalan Imbi (just ask to be dropped off at times square or cosmo world/the theme park) and walk the back way.

* Money saved for shopping and other fun activities

CONS:

* Patchy and dropping out wifi like ALL THE TIME.

* I don't see people with mobility issues being able to fully enjoy the place. There are lots of stairs and narrow pathways to the lobby/breakfast area and the "standard" hotel. No 52 is being advertised as premium on the website but this does not appear to be the case. I was very uncomfortable with the stairs because they are really big.

* Staff manners were hit and miss as a woman. Was mostly ignored to talk to my male travelling companion which I was quite annoyed about.

* They really need to work on the small details (mainly room cleanliness) that would have made my 4 star review into a 5 star review. I didn't enjoy walking in stinking hot, wanting to shower and finding a dirty big black hair stuck on the wall. There were holes in the thin blanket and for westerners it was not pleasant.

Another thing I'd like to bring up that I read on here - what noise? Whoever complained about the noise here obviously hasn't lived in high density areas where some noise should be expected. I did not hear much noise and I am more likely to complain if my sleep was disturbed.

Room Tip: People with mobility issues should avoid this place. Lots of stairs and narrow pathways. Less likely...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Classic Inn

Address: No 36 Jalan 1/77a | Changkat Thambi Dollah, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 351 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: £10 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Classic Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classsic Inn is strategically located in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, a few steps away from monorail station, near to several shopping mall and Bintang Walk. All place mentioned are within 15 min walk. All rooms have window and come with private bathroom equipped with high-pressure hot showers, individual-controlled air-conditioning, color TV & IDD telephone. We provide laundry service. Wifi & Internet connection is also available 24hr. ... more   less 
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