We had a smooth check in, and managed to get the highest floor in which we were told by the friendly female staff that our hotel is at level 6, even though the room card showed 705. Pleasantly surprised with the artsy deco along the corridor and also the room.
Room: The toilet is fairly clean and has an unusual shower. Water pressure for the top shower head is not strong, and the shower head with the hose is not working. Water is leaking very badly. There was a cockroach in the bathroom. The pillows were smelly. Smells as though it has been kept in some storage for a long time, I had to put my t-shirt over it to sleep through the night. Bed and pillows were too soft. For the first night, we weren't given any bathroom floor mats (but they gave us on day 2 after requesting for room service.)
Since our hotel is facing right directly in front the train tracks, you will be expecting trains zooming pass every 5 mins, which means it will be noisy. It starts as early as 6am and ends as late at 1am. We were wondering why there isn't any free wifi in our room, went down to ask and we were given 3 slips of paper for internet/wifi connection and were only able to surf for 2 hours and a pretty slow speed, but connection was alright at the Arenaa Diner eatery. Plus points would be hotel conveniently located about 2-3 traffic lights away from the LRT. Overall I would NOT recommend this budget hotel. Just pay a little more and get a hotel that provides more.
Shopping Tip: If you like to squeeze with the crowd in hot places, Petaling street is good with lots of imitation goods. But no point going there because 90% of the stalls are pretty much selling the same stuff. Or if you are a teenager, shop at Lot10 (there's H&M) and also Sungei Wang plaza. (if you've been to Singapore, the stuff at Sungei Wang Plaza are pretty much like stuff from Bugis Street/Far East Plaza) If you like branded stuff, head over to Pavilion or Mid Valley. Personally feel shopping is better there.
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