Where to Stay in Bangsar
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Bangsar
Set approximately 15 minutes away from the main city centre, but still within the city limits, Bangsar is best known as Kuala Lumpur’s international village. This suburb of Kuala Lumpur caters to pockets of varying cultural and social echelons. Popular for its urban nightlife, it’s not as rowdy as KL but while the city centre sees more of a tourist and local Chinese crowd, Bangsar’s the haunt of expats, upscale yuppies, and KL’s well-to-do and college students. The area plays host to the Bangsar Shopping Centre and Bangsar Village shopping complex, but worth special mention is the smorgasbord of upscale eateries and frugally-priced friendly neighbourhood warungs or hawker centres. In a nutshell Bangsar’s appeal lies in its ability to cater to everyone. No matter the hour of the night you’re sure to come across trendy party animals as well as families out for a late night nasi lemak supper.
Cititel Mid Valley
Another branch of the popular Cititel chain, this Mid Valley venture is particularly well placed especially for those anxious to sample Malaysia’s retail therapy offerings. Winner of the 2008/2009 Malaysian Tourism Premier Award for the ‘Best in Hotel Services’ in the three-star category, Cititel is a glass, steel and chrome building that towers over the Mid Valley quadrant. The hotel has 646 guestrooms and is flanked by the uber popular Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens shopping complexes. One of our Top 10 Best Kuala Lumpur hotels, the air con, carpeted rooms feature broadband internet access and a mini bar; hotel facilities include a health spa and well-equipped business centre. Nearby public transportation access includes the Mid Valley KTM Komuter station.
The Garden Hotel & Residences
The absolutely stylish The Garden Hotel & Residences has 448 super fashionable and luxurious air con rooms sporting upmarket, contemporary furnishings and fixtures. Each lodging unit boasts broadband internet access, flat-screen TVs and a pillow menu; the five-star hotel’s also got 179 fully-furnished serviced residences and hotel facilities include a saltwater infinity pool, three restaurants and two bars. Flanked by the Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens shopping centre, the hotel’s well situated – the Mid Valley KTM Komuter is a short walk away.
One of our Top 10 Best Kuala Lumpur hotels, Boulevard Hotel is a four-star venture with plenty of windows, marble floors and 395 rooms as well as 66 studio suites. Sporting contemporary minimalist chic furnishings and fixtures, rooms feature broadband internet access. The property features an on-site herbal spa, fully equipped gym, five function rooms and a spacious café that overlooks the infinity pool. Flanked by The Gardens and Mid Valley Megamall, some of the perks of this hotel include access to the mall’s bowling alley and 18-screen cinema; the nearest public transportation access is the Mid Valley KTM Komuter.