Where to Stay in Bukit Bintang
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Bukit Bintang
Dubbed the main vein of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang has got a lot to live up to. The address of some of the most exclusive hotels in KL as well as the best major shopping venues, restaurants and bars, this quadrant of KL is best described as the equivalent of Singapore’s Orchard Road. Its not as sophisticated but it’s a lively commercial hub and retail mecca – you’ll easily find designer brands as well as fake label goods in this shopping haven. Once upon a time, cabarets lined the streets but these days entertainment centres like karaoke bars dominate a major portion of the area and off the main thoroughfare, which is lined with trendy restaurants, you’ll find some of KL’s best gritty hawker centres along Jalan Alor.
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Jalan Bukit Bintang
Part of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Jalan Bukit Bintang (also known as Bintang Walk) is one of the city’s most widely known commercial and shopping hubs. Deluxe hotels, modern malls, nightclubs and major banks dominate its landscape and this area is often traffic congested. Yet Bintang Walk remains largely popular and is generally acknowledged to be the city’s prime quarter – well connected via Monorail, KTM Komuter and LRT stations, this part of the city is also well served by numerous bus routes.
One of our Top Ten Best Kuala Lumpur Hotels, Hotel Capitol is a three-star venture that’s close to the city centre action. It’s close to the Federal Hotel – the city’s first starred hotel and it’s a short walk away from the Bukit Bintang Plaza and Sungei Wang Plaza shopping centres. In the middle of the city centre action, the hotel is approximately ten minutes away from the Bukit Bintang Monorail station. The establishment offers 235 trendy, air con rooms with hardwood floors and standard hotel amenities – hotel facilities are limited (there’s no pool) but rooms deserve special mention due to their fashionable fixtures and furnishings. Read More...
Sharing the same stretch of road as the popular Pavilion, Fahrenheit 88, Starhill Gallery, Lot 10, Suria KLCC, Berjaya Times Square and Sungei Wang shopping malls, it’s little wonder that the brand new Fahrenheit Suites is all-the-rage. With 85 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, the four-star venture is the perfect spot for young and hip families. Each lodging unit is well equipped with standard hotel amenities and feature Spartan yet trendy fixtures and furnishings, elevating it far above the usual 'home-away-from-home' concept; hotel facilities include a fitness centre and swimming pool. Read More...
Occupying a corner lot along Jalan Sultan Ismail, the five-star, white washed Parkroyal is another top-rate hotel chain that never fails to impress. The lavish, uber modern establishment has 426 stylish, larger-than-usual rooms with broadband internet access and the property is a ten-minute walk away from the Bukit Bintang Monorail station. Sporting plenty of windows that flood the entire venture with natural light, hotel facilities include a state-of-the-art gym and an outdoor swimming pool. Read More...
Facing Pavillion KL and smack dab between Lot 10 and Starhill Gallery, Piccolo Hotel is a four-star venture with Planet Hollywood just outside its front doors. This boutique hotel is well-looked after and its 239 rooms are decorated with striking marine images and feature broadband internet access. The property has an on-site aromatherapy spa and three restaurants; nearby public transportation includes the Raja Chulan and Bukit Bintang Monorail stations which can take you popular KL attractions including Suria KLCC, the Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower and KL Convention Centre. It’s a popular choice among business travellers. Read More...
The Royale Bintang Hotel
A ten-minute walk away from popular shopping complexes such as Berjaya Times Square, Lot 10, Starhill Gallery and Sungei Wang Plaza, the Royale Bintang Hotel is a centrally located four-star venture. The hotel offers 418 spacious rooms with internet access as well as a gym, restaurant and a swimming pool. Worth special mention is the fact that the hotel is just a few streets away from Jalan Alor – KL’s most popular hawker fare avenue.
While Bukit Bintang’s main thoroughfare, Jalan Bukit Bintang, is lined with some of the city’s trendiest restaurants and nightclubs, Jalan Alor (a back road off mainstream Bintang Walk) houses Malaysia’s real food adventure. From bowls of prawn noodles and plates of fried char kway teow to barbecue chicken wings and satay sticks, this avenue plays host to some of the best hawker fare in the city. Crowded at night, especially during the weekends, when revellers and tourists show up for some alfresco dining, the area may look a little seedy but it’s quite safe, and during the day is rather subdued.
The newly opened eco-friendly Anggun Kuala Lumpur in Bukit Bintang definitely holds its own against luxury five-star ventures. Each lodging unit boasts exotic architecture, full HD LCD TVs as computer screens, state-of-the-art entertainment options including wireless keyboards, internet access and Blu-Ray DVD players. The open-air rooftop restaurant may be warm but the gorgeous lobby courtyard, and sustainable building materials more than make up for the property’s aesthetic appeal. Friendly staff members that know the ropes complete the sumptuous package. Read More...
The three-star Alpha Genesis Hotel is a budget-friendly venture with business hotel style. Its 133 air con rooms feature spacious beds, internet access and attached bathrooms. Hotel facilities are limited – there’s no pool but the hotel has a business centre, café, gym and sauna. Alpha Genesis is a short walk away from the Petronas Twin Towers as well as other KL sights and the Bukit Bintang Monorail station is also nearby. Read More...
A budget friendly hotel that offers admittedly compact rooms, this two-star venture’s air con lodgings boasts en-suite bathrooms and wireless internet. Personal hygiene ranks high in the priorities, so the hotel provides new towels and pillowcases for each guest. Hotel facilities are limited – there’s no pool – but it’s located along Jalan Alor, making some of the best KL hawker fare within easy reach. Plus Jalan Bukit Bintang’s main avenue, which plays host to some of the best nightclubs, restaurants and malls in the city are just a short walk away. Read More...
Located along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Corona Inn is a three-star venture with compact air con rooms. Each lodging unit has an attached bathroom with bathtub and Wi-Fi access. Staff members are friendly and hotel facilities are limited –there’s only a café, business centre and conference rooms. The area is well served by numerous bus routes and the Bukit Bintang Monorail station is a short walk away and the hotel is well located with easy access to some of the city’s best major shopping malls. Read More...
Radius International Hotel
One of our Top 10 Best Kuala Lumpur Hotels, Radius International is conveniently located. A short walk away from the Bukit Bintang Plaza, Starhill Gallery and Sungei Wang Plaza shopping centres, the three-star property’s been around for a while now. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, a business centre and banquet hall. It’s close to many public transportation options including the Bukit Bintang Monorail station as well as buses and taxis. Most importantly the hotel is excellently located due to the fact that the bars and restaurants of Changkat Bukit Bintang (the city’s most popular nightlife quadrant at the moment) are merely a stone’s throw away.
Nearby Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur’s other major avenues (such as Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Ampang and more) also play host to some great sights as well as restaurants, bars and malls that merit exploration. Some of these streets are the oldest in the city and most of them encircle the Jalan Bukit Bintang areas in varying degrees. It’s easy to reach the city’s best sights such as the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park, KL Convention Centre and Lake Gardens from here. Additionally, these areas are well served by numerous public transportation systems such as KTM, Monorail and LRT stations as well as bus routes.
Adjacent to the popular Bukit Bintang Plaza and the luxurious Starhill shopping complex, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most opportunely located properties. With 650 rooms appointed with good hotel amenities, this four-star venture features a rooftop park, gym, squash courts and a swimming pool. It sits on the Berjaya Times Square shopping centre so you can access the mall’s indoor theme park easily; the Imbi Monorail station is just a stone’s throw away making it convenient for you to move around the city. Read More...
Cube Hotel Bukit Bintang
Hotel Cube is one of Kuala Lumpur’s string of budget accommodation options. The hotel’s not exactly in the heart of Bukit Bintang but its close to cheap public transport i.e. KL’s main bus terminus, Puduraya, making it well located. The hotel’s a new kid on the block so the trendy rooms (which have modern conveniences and flat screen TVs) are fresh. These lodgings are compact, trendy and well worth the price you pay.
Directly behind Lot 10, the four-star Hotel Royal Kuala Lumpur has got 223 stylish rooms with high speed internet access. Upper-storey rooms feature great views of the KL skyline and the property’s location can readily be described as smack in the heart of the city’s main shopping warrens. The hotel’s facilities include a fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool. Read More...
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
Featuring palace-like décor, Hotel Istana is a 23-storey luxury venture nearby the KLCC shopping mall. The palatial property is special because, although it’s close to the city centre, its lush vegetation makes it almost pastoral. The five-star property has 516 richly decorated rooms with beds sporting batik throw covers, fresh flowers and broadband internet. The glitzy lobby is worth mentioning for its giant columns, tropical plants, marble fixtures and Malay motifs; the hotel features five restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and an on-site spa.
Located within the Golden Triangle quadrant, Meliá Kuala Lumpur is a Mediterranean-inspired venture with 300 rooms equipped with modern facilities including high-speed internet access. Surrounded by some of KL’s key attractions, the establishment is noteworthy for its position opposite one of the city’s newest retail complexes – the Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall – which plays host to an indoor theme park. Making the list as one of our Top 10 Best Kuala Lumpur hotels, the four-star venture has an outdoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym. Read More...
Another one of our Top Ten Best Kuala Lumpur Hotels, Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a large chain venture with standard hotel aesthetic appeal. Service is exemplary and the hotel has 310 rooms, an outdoor pool, a gym and business centre with high-speed internet access. The four-star hotel is not that close to KL’s restaurant and nightlife scene but its proximity to numerous public transportation services is heartening. The KL Railway station is approximately three km away and the Hang Tuah LRT station is within walking distance; alternatively the Imbi Monorail station is just around the corner. Read More...