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Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur : 3 Places To Stay for All Budgets
Bukit Bintang Area, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Too many choices -- but which should you choose?
Bukit Bintang (Star Hill), Kuala Lumpur -- for those who've been here, the name itself invokes the idea of trendy youth busking on the street, surrounded by hip and luxurious malls.
Some say you need a healthy wallet to pay pilgrim to this Asia shoppers paradise. But others swear that the area is much cheaper to stay and more enjoyable to browse than any other parts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
We don't care who's right. We just want to let you see 3 options you can have if you choose Bukit Bintang as the place to stay when you visit KL -- from the top of the line international chain to a hotel that would only costs a coffee and a doughnut back in the USA.
Ready? Here goes, we start with the ...
- Prince Hotel
- Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- +603-2170 8888
1. Upscale Luxury - the Prince Hotel & Residence
If you're don't feel easy trying Asian hotels, there's the Prince Hotel & Residence just opposite the massive Pavillion Mall, Bukit Bintang.
It's a 5-star luxury hotel with internationally acclaimed reputation for great service and awesome bed -- so there's no worries there.
If you're travelling with families and you need a larger place to stay, they also have plenty of kitchen-equipped apartments for you. They even separate family dining options for apartment guests and hotel guests at Prince.
Most of the rooms have the KL Twin Towers view and if you need to go around the city but hate to walk, you can always hop on one of the free shuttles provided by the hotel.
If a 5 star hotel back in the USA can set you poorer by $300 or more, the Prince Hotel in KL will only costs you around $100. Yup! This is KL -- the place where you can enjoy near Singapore like luxury at Jakarta price.
But if you want the live Asia, breathe Asia and feel like an Asian for a day or two, try ..
- 9 Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- +603-2145 8003
2. Anggun Boutique Hotel
Anggun means elegant in the native Malay.
And the Anggun Boutique Hotel is surely and elegant way to stay in Kuala Lumpur. Built in two 1920s building, you're basically trading your money to enjoy what it feels like living like a rich magnate in the pre-war Malaya mansion.
The furnitures are mostly made of wood and many of the decorations are sourced from all over the country to make sure you feel like you're just being transported back to before World War broke lose in the country.
Hotel Club call this hotel KL's Best Kept Secret but since winning it, Anggun can no longer be a whisper among tourists to the city.
With handcrafted teak beds, locally crafted furniture on a mahogany-finished wooden floor, period lights and ceiling fans, Anggun will surely takes your breath away.
This little paradise is located minutes away from Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL’s most popular shopping street. Jalan Alor is only one block away for the best strip of eateries for late night dinners.
There are only 18 rooms here, so service should not be a problem. But the cost is similar to the Prince Hotel, so it is definitely out of budget for backpackers.
If you're cash-strapped, let me introduce you to ...
- UFO Capsule
- Jalan Pudu & Lorong 1/77a, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 03-2148 0661
- In Malay, we say Hotel di Kuala Lumpur when referring to Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
3. UFO Capsule - Tokyo Style Hotel
Yup! the crazy Tokyo style hotel is finally here.
The capsule was a controversial thing on Japan when it was first introduced during the recession in 2010. It was actually used not by tourists, but by men too embarrassed to go home to tell their wives that they are out of job.
But the hotel is finally in Kuala Lumpur. At it is located just behind the Berjaya Times Square Mall, Bukit Bintang.
If you need a bed or a night or two and you do not care about sleeping in a coffin-size bed, you'll be delighted to learn that it costs you less than $10 a night. And the good thing is the IMBI monorail train station is just 500 meters away -- making travelling around the city easy and painless.
So, there you go -- 3 hotels that you can choose from hundreds dotting the Bukit Bintang area.
Which one do you want to try ?