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Alamanda Hotel Petaling Street
Ranked #300 of 349 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 14 October 2013

we was two person in twin superior room and stayed 5 nights
the hotel is cheap and has good value
its location is in the heart of KL in china town, near every thing bukit pintang, KLCC, monorail, LRT and puduraya bus station. the room was in the 5th floor with good view, the hotel has 2 doors one on petlaing st and the rear on car park
air condition is good but sometimes the water goes down in the room
the staff is very helpful
we left our luggage after check out for 5 hours in the reception

the rooms are too small but if you will spend most of the time outside the hotel it will be good.
also there is some loud sounds come from the street
the front door is very crowded outside
the Chinese food restaurants near the hotel has a bad smell

finally if you need a cheap hotel only for sleep and in the heart of KL this hotel may be good

don't expect more from the hotel

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This was one of the cheapest hotels we could find on the internet. It is on Petaling Street which is the main market street in Chinatown. There are lots of other hotels on the same street, or nearby, and they all seem to be a similar quality. At $20 a night for a basic room there are lots of things to dislike about it. The standard rooms have no window, are very small (think European capital city sizes), and some are cleaner than others. There are some good points as well; there is AC, wifi, central location, staff speak English, and are reasonably friendly. You can get a coffee in the morning for MYR2. We stopped there twice, and in between I actually recommended it to a friend, who was satisfied, once we’d told him what to expect. The second time we actually upgraded to a superior room, with a window. If you’re staying a few nights, it is probably worth doing. One other point to note is that the first floor is reserved for “hourly” rooms. The ladies hang around at the passage entrance; they are relatively discrete, friendly enough, and shouldn’t be a problem

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank stanleyhalim
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The hotel room is ok but just a little too small for a 3-person room as there is no place to walk and to put our luggages. however, the room is clean and great value for money as we wanna find cheap hotels. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The location is also convenient as it is only few minutes walk from the nearest Pasar Seni LRT station. i have been staying here 3 times already and i satisfy with it. will book again when i visit KL!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

This was one of the cheapest hotels we could find on the internet. It is on Petaling Street which is the main market street in Chinatown. There are lots of other hotels on the same street, or nearby, and they all seem to be a similar quality.

At $20 a night for a basic room there are lots of things to dislike about it. The standard rooms have no window, are very small (think European capital city sizes), and some are cleaner than others. There are some good points as well; there is AC, wifi, central location, staff speak English, and are reasonably friendly. You can get a coffee in the morning for MYR2.

We stopped there twice, and in between I actually recommended it to a friend, who was satisfied, once we’d told him what to expect. The second time we actually upgraded to a superior room, with a window. If you’re staying a few nights, it is probably worth doing.

One other point to note is that the first floor is reserved for “hourly” rooms. The ladies hang around at the passage entrance; they are relatively discrete, friendly enough, and shouldn’t be a problem .

Room Tip: Pay a little more and get a room with a window. Also, if you don't like your room, ask to chang...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We booked online for 2 nights. On first impressions the hotel seemed ok. There are 2 entrances, one directly onto Petaling street via a long narrow corridor and a lobby situated off a large car park. We arrived by taxi so got the lobby entrance which was well presented and clean. The staff, mainly older guys lounging around smoking and a woman were reasonably friendly. Our room was on the fifth floor and there is a lift. Our room was very small, with little room to manoeuvre around the bed. For a single traveller this wouldn't be a problem but for a couple it's quite a squeeze. Once we settled into our room our initial impression vanished. The floor was littered with mouse dropping and there was a small turd on the bathroom floor. Hopefully it wasn't human...
There was a hole in the bathroom ceiling that was dirty and leaked onto the toilet. We had aircon but this broke down within a couple of hours leaking water onto the portable tv. I spoke to staff in the lobby and a guy came to repair it. When he moved the TV stand to get to the aircon he exposed lots of other rodent droppings and chocolate bar wrappers. Having fixed the unit he was simply going to push the TV unit back into place until I told him to sweep up the droppings etc. One of his colleagues told us we would be moved to another room if the aircon broke down again.
Later in the evening an alarm started going off so I went to investigate. It turned out that someone had got stuck in the lift and was ringing for help. I went down to the lobby where the lounging around smoking guys were completely unaware of the situation. It turns out the power to the lift had failed leaving some poor bugger stuck somewhere between the 4th and 5th floors... By the way, using the stairs was an eye opener, it looked like staff or somebody was sleeping on the landings.
Breakfast was help yourself toast with jam and a choice of coffee or tea via a machine.
Somebody else has posted that there are prostitutes in the hotel. We saw at least 2 'transactions' taking place, the ladies use the Petaling street entrance and are quite discreet. They must use the 1st floor as they don't use the lift.
The only thing that saves this place from a desultory 1 star is the price and location. For China town the place is ideal. That's if you want the chaos and seediness of China town in the first place. The hotel is fairly cheap so no complaints there but I don't see why cheap should equal filthy. This is the sort of place that makes me think the owners don't care at all about the upkeep, they just want the money. And if its any consolation the wifi connection was good.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I stayed in this hotel for just One night so can just share a bit but yes it is situated in the heart of market near china town. very very crowded place full of street food around. You will see street -market just at the entrance of hotel in the crowded street round the hour. grocery or daily item is next to the hotel. Kaula lampur is a big city you get a cab on the main road so u might have to walk for 10 mins. Staff is co oprative. Rooms are not very spacious and so are the bathrooms. Only one lift in the hotel which is also old fashioned....................Still a place one can afford to pass a night or two

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

Stayed a few days at the Amanda and have no real complaints. Good location, friendly staff, daily room cleaning, great WIFI in the room, hot water AC. There is a TV but very few stations...only turned it on once! The room is small but compared to Japan it is a suite. Very quite.

Room Tip: Go out the back door and you are in the market complete with chickens, seafood and everything else...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 85 Petaling St, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #300 of 349 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: £10 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alamanda Hotel Petaling Street 2*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Petaling is a tastefully furnished 68-room budget hotel located at Jalan Petaling in the China Town of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... more   less 
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