Bright and yellow
You can’t miss the bright yellow walls at the end of Jalan Rembia and once you manage to get through the front gate you’ll find Amethyst Love Guesthouse to be a welcoming and quite comfortable place to stay.
We stayed here years ago when the property was operated under a different name, but it changed hands and reopened in mid 2017, now run by an energetic and very eager to please woman who, we have to say, seemed somewhat taken aback by just how positive the reviews of her place have been. She’s a cleanliness nut and if there is one thing Amethyst Love Guesthouse is, it is clean. Really clean.
Behind the bright yellow walls there is a common area and we felt the owner is still getting a handle on what she actually want to do with this space. There was some mismatched lounge furniture and some lazy chairs scattered about, but there wasn’t really a rhyme nor reason to it—we assume that is coming in the future. This is also where the small complimentary breakfast is served—chocolate coco pops it looked like—along with coffee and tea.
Rooms run back behind this common area and are divided over two floors. They’re compact affairs and won’t be winning any Elle Decor awards, but they're clean and well kept—as are the shared bathroom facilities at the rear.
Amethyst Love Guesthouse will appeal to those looking for a small place—more homestay than small hotel—with a personable owner, who is really hands on and bending over backwards to please. While we haven’t stayed in this immediate area in years, in the past it has caught a bit of noise in the late evening, so light sleepers may want to pack earplugs just in case.
The guesthouse is also very well situated for eating, with plenty of eateries a short walk away, along with the bars and whatnot on Changkat Bukit Bintang. Shop around for a competitive rates—we found rates to be all over the place—and do contact them direct for a price as well. If you’d like something similarly priced but a bit larger in the same area, consider Orange Pekoe or Rainforest Bed and Breakfast.
Address: 13 Jalan Rembia, Bukit Bintang
T: (019) 813 7767;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º42'31.35" E, 3º8'46.87" N
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Room rates: 60 to 120 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm air-con||30 ringgit||30 ringgit|
|Standard double room|
|70 ringgit||70 ringgit|
|Superior double room|
|80 ringgit||80 ringgit|
|220 ringgit||220 ringgit|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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