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Smile Hotel @ Wangsa Maju
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Smile Hotel @ Wangsa Maju
Ranked #226 of 345 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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178 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Decent budget hotel”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed here after being too exhausted to go home from work. Nothing much really. Room was fortunately clean. Parking available and facilities were very basic. Jusco mall and food eateries are nearby so you can go and have a grab to eat. Overall, it is a good place for those who need a place for short stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

typical budget hotel. was there to escort drunk friends - checked in the morning and out in the afternoon. Everything was alright, i'm thankful that hot water is easily accessible from water booth just outside of the room. Another plus point is the window - most budget hotels can't afford one! When i leave the hotel for only half an hour to get something outside, they asked me to leave the room key with them. I got really worried - what if they entered the room? there were three girls inside, sleeping like there's no tomorrow. Overall this is what i expect from this price - clean sheets, simple room, simple amenities. Solve your most urgent trouble and does nothing to worsen it. Phew.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

I was there for a yoga weekend. The hotel room was small but clean. There is absolutely zero frills about the hotel but it served its purpose. There is a decent laundry around the corner, and food around the area is very reasonably priced,lots of choice. It's quite expensive to take a cab from the airport because of the distance. Generally, Wangsa Maju is quite far from the shopping hotspots that KL is famous for. I know quite a few people have complained about it not being clean but I was lucky enough to be a decent one.

Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

The hotel's room is dirty...stayed for a night...can't have good sleep..The bed sheet was dirty with stain on it..just like never wash from previous guest..the bathroom was dirty..can see the dirt on the floor..I will not coming back again and will not recommend to others..

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Smile Hotel is just a very basic budget hotel,nothing to crow about,but the bathroom in many of their rooms are so elevated that it is a danger for elderly guest,its a wonder that there has been no accident of broken limbs yet,or if there were,maybe it has been hushed up. I have been to many hotels in Kuala Lumpur,Langkawi,Ipoh,Penang and much more places,but have never come across a hotel,be it star graded or non star graded that has got such dangerous bathrooms..I would not recommend that elderly people stay there,it is alright for the younger ones..

Room Tip: Just be careful of the steps that leads to ur bathroom....
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Based on the good review from Tripadvisor, I'd chose Smile Hotel Wangsa Maju. I do not expect more from the hotel as I know that it is only a basic motel. But it's still disappointed me.
We reached there at 11.30 p.m and stayed in a standard room with RM98 nett per room. As expected, It is a small, simple and basic room with bed, tv, and bathroom. I don't really concern about the space but at least it must be clean and comfortable. Well, I could see ants around the small size table below the TV, bathroom and wall beside the bed. Hotel do provides towel but it's smell like it had never been washed since last guest used it. It is really disgusting. But I forced to use it as I did not bring my own towel along. Furthermore, I could not sleep tight with its flat and low quality pillow as well.
Overall, I do not see the value and worthy for the price I paid. If you let me choose again, I will sure blacklist this Hotel.

Room Tip: Choose lower floor as there is no lift in the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2011

I'm a solo woman traveller in my 40s and stayed at Smile Hotel Wangsa Maju 3 nights, choosing it for location as I didn't want to be in the centre of KL. What a good choice.

Its on the 3rd last station on the line, about 8km from central KL, then about 300m walk.

The price reflects it not being in the centre, and MYR88 great price for a nice simple room and bathroom. Clean and practical.
From the station, see the big mosque (masjid) up the road - my window looked out on the masjid.
Staff very friendly and helpful. They said 50-90% of guests are Malaysian and about 50% business, resting mostly visiting family.
Its in a very typical suburb, the authentic Malaysian experience.
The internet cafe (cybercafe/ CC) is upstairs on the side street on the way back to the station. Its MYR1/hr. I went to many of the local cafes and stalls and I'd go back to Smile Hotel any time.

The area is about 3km from Zoo Negara, which was great, and also at the end of the train line is the bus to the Genting Highlands cablecar - can be busy I had to book a bus for 3 hours later.

Room Tip: The view of the mosque across the road is quite stunning.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Smile Hotel @ Wangsa Maju
Address: 36 Jalan Metro Wangsa | Seksyen 2 Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur 53300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Ranked #226 of 345 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Smile Hotel @ Wangsa Maju 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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