Book now  

Tian Jing Hotel

A charming hideaway

66-68 Jalan Sultan T: (03) 2022 1131

Tian Jing Hotel

Our rating:

Quick links
Our review | Walk-in rates | Address | Map | Agoda | Booking

Set in a completely renovated shopfront, hidden behind a small but charming cafe, Tian Jing Hotel offers some excellent rooms in a seductive and private setting.

According to their website, Tian Jing is derived from a Chinese phrase which means “air well” and the architect has done well to double down on that idea, finding innovative ways to bring light into the property. We liked here quite a bit.

Let the light flood in.

Let the light flood in. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Brand spanking new when we walked through in very late 2017, we expect Tian Jing to become quite a sought after property and, we hope, it encourages others to renovate rather than decimate when it comes to tackling how to make some money out of the ageing shopfronts dotted all over the city—so much potential!

Tian Jing has twin, double, family and suite rooms spread across two floors running back from the street front cafe. As we walked back to the ground floor double room we were shown, we loved the light-flooded and brick faced wall with the exposed steel girders and art dotted around which led to the room.


Comfy. Photo: Stuart McDonald

On the ground floor each room has a private gravel based courtyard and we imagine once the greenery gets going in these, they won’t be as spartan as they appear at the moment—floodlights are set in the garden and create some evocative lighting when the sun goes down. The gardens are hidden from the room proper by tan-coloured venetian blinds, which we’d be keeping pulled up to let the light flood into the room. Upstairs rooms have a balcony instead of the garden, though we were not able to take a look at anything upstairs as they were apparently full. The bedroom fronts onto the large and spacious bathroom—we loved the look of the shower—and the private garden area spreads out beyond the bathroom.

Rooms are of a good size and as they are set well back from the road (the cafe serves as insulation) we would guess they are pretty quiet come the evening. The bed in the room we were shown was four poster style with a decorative mosquito net, pristine white linen and four fluffy pillows. The retro black rotary dial telephones were an unusual touch—our kids would have no idea what they even were!

A ground floor courtyard.

A ground floor courtyard. Photo: Stuart McDonald

For Chinese food focussed foodies, the location is excellent. You’re spitting distance from Seng Kee, one of our all time favourite claypot spots in Kuala Lumpur and you’re also walking distance from Petaling Street and all the shopping madness there.

This section of Sultan Street is dotted with other spots to stay, many are quite forgettable, Tian Jing stands out and we think will appeal to flashpacking lovers who have a little dosh to spend and would like a hideaway. Recommended.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to support independent travel writing on Southeast Asia, please subscribe to Travelfish—it’s just A$35 per year (less than A$1 per week)!


 Check rates at Tian Jing Hotel on
 Check rates at Tian Jing Hotel on

Check rates with
Search hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Arriving on:
Leaving on:

Walk-in rates at Tian Jing Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
230 ringgit
230 ringgit
Deluxe double room
320 ringgit
320 ringgit
Room: Superior double room, low season: 230 ringgit, high season 230 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 320 ringgit, high season 320 ringgit. Notes:

 Check rates at Tian Jing Hotel on
 Check rates at Tian Jing Hotel on

Where is Tian Jing Hotel

Tian Jing Hotel
66-68 Jalan Sultan
T: (03) 2022 1131
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º41'54.63" E, 3º8'37.92" N
Room rates: 120 to 250 ringgit

Map for Tian Jing Hotel

Map for Tian Jing Hotel

Open in Apple Maps | Open in Google Maps

Popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Kuala Lumpur.

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.


See below for more places to stay in Kuala Lumpur that are listed on

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kuala Lumpur? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

Top of page