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Jun 10

Best Places to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur City

Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of accommodation for all categories of tourist. Whether you are backpacking with a group of friends or travelling with family you can find accommodation that best suit your needs. Kuala Lumpur offers over 50,000 rooms in all price ranges. The most popular locations for tourist are KLCC, Bukit Bintang and Chinatown areas of Kuala Lumpur. I have stayed over 60 hotels in Kuala Lumpur over the last 15 years and in this article, I will highlight some of the best neighbourhoods to stay and best hotels to pick in various price ranges.  

When booking a hotel for a holiday in Kuala Lumpur, keep the following priorities in mind:

  • Prices $$
  • Distance from major attractions
  • Rating of the hotel ( 4 Star, 3 Star)
  • Size of the room
  • Facilities offered by the hotel
  • Breakfast included in the price
  • Hotel Reviews
  • Age of the hotel - (When was the hotel built)
  • Access to public transport
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids entertainment Room
  • Restaurants

Here are some of the nice options in most touristy areas: 

KLCC | Bukit Bintang | Most Searched Hotels | Luxury Hotels | Serviced Apartments | Special Offers

Booking a hotel in KLCC

Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) is home to Petronas Towers and a large number of high-end hotel chains. This area is very popular with executives and business travellers for its easy access to offices, CBD area of KL and other top-end bars, restaurants and nightlife. 

Some of the highly recommended hotels where I have stayed in KLCC are :

  • Traders Hotel  by Shangrila is adjacent to KLCC Suria and KLCC Park
  • Mandarin Oriental ideally located right next to KLCC Suria and Petronas Twin Towers
  • Fraser Residence located at walking distance from Petronas Twin Towers and popular spots like Beach Club
  • Concorde Hotel ideally located right next to Light Rail train station and two stops from Bukit Bintang
  • Hotel Maya - Located close Jalan Ampang area

Major attractions in KLCC include Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Suria Shopping Mall, KLCC Aquarium, Menara KL with KL Mini Zoo, Hard Rock Cafe (right next to Concorde Hotel) and KL Eco-Forest.

My favourite hotel in KLCC

I personally like the Concorde hotel because of its reasonable prices and top-quality service. Concorde offers one of the best breakfast in Kuala Lumpur 4-star hotels. With advance booking rates under US$ 60 a night, Concorde is an ideal choice. There are two restaurant on-premises, a massive swimming pool on the second floor, massage place and a bar with live music over the weekend nights. I highly recommend this hotel for single and family stay. 

Hotels in Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang is the heart of nightlife, shopping and eating out in Kuala Lumpur. This area is very popular with middle-eastern tourist in particular as some of the best shopping centres and restaurants are located in Bukit Bintang. Popular food street Jalan Alor and Jalan Ramlee are located in Bukit Bintang. Changkat Bukit Bintang has a large number of bars and clubs. A steady flow of tourist all through the night to the massage parlours around Changkat Bukit Bintang makes it a popular hangout till late hours of the day. Some of the best continental food restaurants and middle-eastern restaurants in KL are located in Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bitang Shopping

Pavilion Shopping Mall Bukit Bintang

Shopping Malls located in Bukit Bintang includes

  • Sungei Wang - Located next to Bukit Bintang Station
  • Lot 10 - Located next to Bukit Bintang Station
  • Fahrenheit - Located next to Bukit Bintang Station
  • Starhill Gallery - Located next to Bukit Bintang Station
  • Berjaya Times Square - located next to Jalan Imbi Station
  • Low Yat Plaza - Located next to Bukit Bintang Station

Luxury Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Most luxury hotels are located in KLCC and wider Golden Triangle Area. These hotels cater to most business travellers and people who prefer to stay close to KLCC area. The hotels provide easy access to Petronas Towers, KLCC Park and top-end shopping malls, cafes, bars and restaurants. Here are some of the most popular high-end hotels: 

Most searched Kuala Lumpur Hotels on the Internet

These hotels are popular on Google Searches and popular booking platforms like Agoda. Most popular hotels attract families, loyal customers and people who are searching for hotels based on services, ratings and various other features that make them unique. Here is a list of most searched hotels on Google Searches 

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I have been exploring South-East Asia for over twenty years and have visited some of the best destinations in the region. Through my blog, I want to share some interesting travel tips, my experience of driving across Asian destinations and some of the best places to explore in this region. I have undertaken hundreds of road trips, across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Most of the information in this blog comes through my own road trips and adventures in the exotic locations I have visited. 

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