Hotels and Kuala Lumpur, where to stay
Hotels Kuala Lumpur prices
In Kuala Lumpur, many hotels of all categories. For example, in the heart of the tourist center, Chinatown, you can find a bed in a hostel from $ 5, and a separate room with minimal amenities from $ 12. Accommodation options in the middle price category and more comfortable accommodation (2 or 3 stars) not very much and it is better to book in advance. But Kuala Lumpur is world famous for its cheap five-star hotels. So, to stay in the "five" here can be from US $ 70, and in the center, near the Petronas twin towers.
Book budget hotels in advance is optional, you can always find it in place. However, it is better to do it in advance so as not to lose on the place the time looking, and certainly not to fall for "wiring" local "help" or taxi drivers who are caught tourists at bus stations and railway station, and offer hotels and accommodation at inflated prices, and then another, and beg tourists to the Commission for assistance in selecting. If this happens you have to give such volunteers 2-5 dollars.
To avoid such a situation, it is better to book accommodation in advance, what can be done in the most popular Southeast Asia the search system hotels Agoda.comor one of the most popular in the world the hotel booking system booking.com. Can search for the hotels in KL from using the search from Agoda:
Areas of Kuala Lumpur, where to stay
The cheapest hotels and guesthouses mainly concentrated in the center of the city, especially in Chinatown (Chinatown). Besides, this is the most interesting and colorful place in the city, and most of the interesting sights will be within walking distance. In General, if you do not know which neighborhood to choose, go to Chinatown, it is considered the most tourist area of Kuala Lumpur.
A little more comfortable accommodation for the same money, and many five-star hotels can be found in the area of Bukit Bintang, which is a 10-minute walk from Chinatown and within walking distance from the Petronas twin towers.
Another useful recommendation for selecting the right location, especially if you are an economical traveler and prefer to use public transportation choose a hotel closer to the subway stations or LRT transport hubs. Good option - the area around the station is Pudu Raya (Pudu Raya on the map), or metro station Masjid Jamek where the two lines of LRT (see more about subway in Kuala Lumpur). To settle near the monorail makes no sense, because you almost will never make it. And I would like to warn you against visiting in the district of Brickfield near the major transport hub of KL Sentral as tourists there doing absolutely nothing, no place to walk.
A little more detail about each of the areas of KL:
Chinese quarter, or Chinatown (Chinatown)
This is one of the most popular for tourists is located in the heart of the capital. Chinatown lies along the street of Petaling Street (Jalan Petaling) and extends along its neighborhood (the Chinatown on the map).
Very often in front of tourists in Kuala Lumpur is faced with a choice - where to stay: here, or in nearby Bukit Bintang. In short, Chinatown is a very interesting places with a special flair (mostly Chinese), always noisy and never sleeps, with a vibrant nightlife. At the same time, many tourists think this place is too dirty and messy on the street here you can see rats and cockroaches running around under the trading stalls between the piles of trash. Budget accommodation is also not very clean and comfort. Bukit Bintang has no flavor and a vibrant nightlife, but for the same money there we can get much more quality and cozy room.
However, the cheapest hotels, hostels and guesthouses are located in Chinatown. To find a room here from 25 ringgit with Breakfast, backpacker and bed and 15 ringgit.
If you live in Chinatown, then 10 minutes walk you will have access to the station commuter trains Kuala Lumpur KTM Komuter Station, a 5 minutes walk there is a bus station Puduraya (Puduraya) from where it is convenient and cheap to get on the bus to the airport. Approximately same distance is station Pasar Seni Kelana Jaya line city subway. If you want to sit on the Ampang line of the city subway, you just walk 5 minutes to the station Plaza Rakyat or Masjid Jamek. The way to Masjid Jamek, you can take any line of the two lines. The closest monorail station - Maharajalela is located at a distance of 10-15 minutes walk, unless you get lost along the way.
Bukit Bintang (Bukit Bintang)
This is another popular tourist district valuable, affordable quality accommodation. Here, you'll find a little bit far from the extravaganza of Chinatown, but can get more clean and quiet accommodation for the same money. Minutes here no no, walk in the evening through the streets, too, especially nowhere, but at the same time, the Bukit Bintang is the "shopping" area in the center of most of the major shopping centers of the city are located here.
Bukit Bintang is located in the "Golden triangle" in the vicinity of the same street Jalan Bukit Bintang for its entire length. This street is quite long and the area, respectively, also fairly large (Bukit Bintang area on the map).
To explore Kuala Lumpur and its attractions when you stop in this area, you can use one of the stations of the monorail – Imbi, Bukit Bintang or Raja Chulan, they are all in the area. Relatively close to the bus station Pudu Raya (Pudu Raya). Unfortunately, the urban metro line LRT Rail walked around the Bukit Bintang side. The nearest stations are Plaza Rakyat and Hang Tuah the Ampang line is located at a respectful distance, especially if you are going to stay in the Northern part of the district. The alternative is the monorail of Kuala Lumpur, where the station of Bukit Bintang can be reached either to the transfer station Hang Tuah (for the Ampang line) or to KL Sentral (for Kelana Jaya line).
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) - this is a small area in the centre, where the Petronas twin towers, aquaria KLCC, KLCC Park and Menara KL tower (the area of Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) on the map). It is very clean and well maintained neighborhood, built skyscrapers, many of which are five-star hotels. Here is most of the hotels with views of Petronas twin towers (see list of hotels with views of the towers). Several large shopping malls and expensive Nightclubs, as KLCC is also one of the most expensive to stay.
In General there is very nice, the area looks sterile, well-kept and rich, but from a tourist point of view, to walk and wander around, admire the sights there is no room. Even a hint of any Asian flavor there.
There are so many places where you can find the hotel they are located in almost all the city and even beyond (see map below). But much sense to tourists in other places besides the above listed areas, no. Here is a brief about these areas:
- Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Chow Kit – the two areas occupy a small area between the city centre and the "Golden triangle", close adjoining to the towers "Petronas". This is the main "Playground" traditional trade of the capital. Here you can find and buy something that will not be able to find anywhere else in Malaysia. You can find it is budget accommodation.
- Brickfields (brick plant) – this district lies on the South of the city. This so-called Indian quarter, and there is a main railway station and transport hub – KL Sentral.
- Bangsar and Midvalley – these areas are also located South of the city centre. Bangsar is known for its restaurants and nightlife. Midvalley particularly tourists, nothing interesting, except Megamall – one of the most popular places for shopping.
- Damansara and Hartamas – a suburb in the West of the city, some of its interesting restaurants and drinking establishments.
- Ampang is a Koreatown in the East of the city. Here is most of the foreign embassies.
- Northern suburbs (Northern suburbs) is a huge area on the Northern outskirts of the city. Here is most of the entertainment, including Zoo Negara (national zoo), the National Zoo and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (huge Park–forest research Institute of Malaysia), Batu Caves (Batu caves).
- Southern suburbs (southern suburbs) – this area on the southern outskirts, there is nothing particularly interesting for tourists is that the main sports complex (stadium) and the so-called "Park of the miners" (The Mines theme park).
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