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Hotel Recommendation for KL

Posted by dmcrory on 3/3/2012 at 08:09

Everyone I need a good Hotel Recommendation for KL. Almost every hotel on Trip Advisor has a bad reviews. Has any one stayed at the "Lotus Family Hotel"? Is it ok?

I am 46 years old professional want to pay between $35.00 to $60.00USD. I want it a non-smoking, quiet, safe room with a window.

What area of the city should I be looking in? Any other recommendations.

Is AirAsia the cheapest to go from Bangkok to KL? Any tips here.

Any site see recommendations in KL?
Can you take the train from KL to Singapore?
Canadian Citizenship what are the Visa requirements for Malaysia. VOA?



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Posted by SimplyEnak on 3/3/2012 at 19:46

Hi Dan,

It sounds like you would like to be located close to the center of KL? Have you checked out places like 'The Nest'? Or Sarang Galloway? both are under the B&B section of TripAdvisor and would fit your price range. I would suggest finding a place near Bukit Bintang as this is easiest for you to navigate the city.

AirAsia is usually the cheapest to Bangkok, just make sure you book early.

Kuala Lumpur has plenty of things to see and do, you'll find a lot of suggestions on Lonely Planet. A few tips, Chinatown, Birdpark, Batu Caves and don't forget the great food you'll find everywhere!

You'll get a visa on arrival. Fore more info check the immigration website of Malaysia.

Enjoy your stay in KL!


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Posted by DLuek on 3/3/2012 at 21:58 TF writer


I just got in to KL yesterday and got a room at YY38 Hotel just off Bukit Bintang. I have to say it's a solid choice - about US $35 for a small but clean and adequate room. It's a good budget choice that's not a "backpacker" joint. A/C, window, good hot water shower, comfy bed, clean, good location, free WiFi, TV with English channels, good security.

Just walking around this area there are at least a dozen other hotels within a block of this place, and it looks like there are plenty of good options in your price range here, all of which appear to have vacancy. For my first time here I wanted to have a room pre-booked but next time I'll probably come back to this area, walk around and check out a few places until I find the right one. On the other hand YY38 is perfectly suitable for me after one night so I might just come back here.

Oh and don't worry if you don't have an adapter for the three pronged square plugs - they sell them at 7/11 for cheap.

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Posted by goonistik on 5/3/2012 at 00:38

Yes, it is possible to take a train or bus from KL to Singapore. There is more info about the train here:

Bus info here:

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