MalaysiaKuala Lumpur $$$$$ City Center Wheelchair Friendly
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The Kuala Lumpur Journal: Review

Discover the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Feel the culture on the streets by watching vibrant city life from the rooftop pool oasis. Taste the culture with dozens of restaurants, hawker stalls, and bars within easy walking distance.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal listens to the needs of modern, tech-savvy travelers. Be productive in the indoor or alfresco shared working spaces. Feel inspired by modern, industrial interiors accented with bold colors and quirky quotes.

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Overview

Rating

4 star Hotel

Price

$$$$$Rates start at $60-$119 per night

Location

City Center
  • 117 Rooms
  • Airport transfer available (charged)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast included (based on room package)
  • Opened 2015
  • Last renovated 2018
  • Check-in 2:00PM
  • Check-out 12:00PM

Photos

BedroomBedroom
Ensuite bathroomEnsuite bathroom
City viewsCity views
Inside the Deluxe Room
Hotel front entranceHotel front entrance
Cocktails by the poolCocktails by the pool
Soaking up the sunshine while overlooking the citySoaking up the sunshine while overlooking the city
Live entertainment in the eveningsLive entertainment in the evenings
Rooftop pool after sunset
Rooftop pool & lounge
LobbyLobby
Decor in Kedai Kopi JournalDecor in Kedai Kopi Journal
Rooftop seating at The Swimming ClubRooftop seating at The Swimming Club
Around the hotel

Internet & Tech

  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Strong
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Power outlets: Convenient (local input)
  • Business center
  • In-room safe: 13 inch laptop friendly
  • In-room music player: Bluetooth & wired

Rooms

  • Very good bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Good soundproofing
  • Very dark window coverings
  • 40" Satellite TV
  • Small size in-room safe
  • Paid minibar
  • Kettle
  • Iron & board
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Rain shower head
  • Alarm Clock
  • Interconnected rooms

Room types:

Deluxe 28 sqm
1 king or 2 twin beds

Entry level rooms with artistic finishing and city views.

Superior Deluxe 35 sqm
1 king bed

Larger in-room working space and lounge area.

Facilities

  • Outdoor pools: 1
  • Rooftop pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Busboy
  • Concierge service

Food & Drink

  • Average food quality
  • Friendly and prompt food service
  • Room service available
  • Restaurants nearby: Lots and lots

Restaurants:

$$$$$Kedai Kopi Journal
International

The main breakfast restaurant with a choice of either international buffet breakfast or traditional a la carte options. Dine in a colourful and bold atmosphere with artistic chalkboard style signage.

6:30am-6pm
$$$$$The Swimming Club
International

Cocktails along with small dishes for lunch or dinner. Poolside seating available.

11am-10pm Mon-Thurs, 11am – 12am Fri-Sun
Artisan bread, cheese and yogurtArtisan bread, cheese and yogurt
Breakfast buffetBreakfast buffet
Omelette made to orderOmelette made to order
Breakfast at Kedai Kopi Journal
QuesadillaQuesadilla
Fish & chipsFish & chips
Malaysian beef satay from The Swimming ClubMalaysian beef satay from The Swimming Club
Mie goreng (fried rice) with chicken satay from The Swimming ClubMie goreng (fried rice) with chicken satay from The Swimming Club
Chocolate fondue fountainChocolate fondue fountain
Food at hotel

What's Nearby

Petronas Twin Towers

Tower

Iconic twin skyscrapers that were the tallest buildings in the world at the time of their construction. The towers double as an entrance to KLCC park and the Suria KLCC shopping mall. Amazing city views can be admired from the observation deck and connecting sky bridge.

2.00 kms (1.25 miles) Driving time: 7 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

KLCC Park

Park

A garden oasis in the heart of the busy city center providing a peaceful escape for a picnic, casual stroll, jog or bike ride. Kids love the large playground and water playground but the park’s main attraction is Lake Symphony and its daily water fountain shows. The fountains are spectacular at night when they light up and shoot into the sky in perfect timing with a musical score.

1.90 kms (1.19 miles) Driving time: 7 mins

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Batu Caves

Cave

This national treasure of Malaysia is one of the 10 most holy Hindu sites in the world. Batu Caves comprises a series of natural caves inside an ancient limestone hill. The caves originally served as shelters for Malaysia’s indigenous population before becoming a sacred Hindu site, housing a series of shrines. The main ‘Temple Cave’ (or Cathedral Cave) is located at the hill’s peak, only accessible by climbing 272 steep rainbow-painted steps. Perhaps the bright rainbow colors are intended to distract visitors from the burning climb. Naughty Macaque monkeys accompany climbers along the journey, keenly watching for tasty snacks to steal.

13.30 kms (8.31 miles) Driving time: 31 mins

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KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur)

Tower

The tallest telecommunication tower in South East Asia providing some of the best views of Kuala Lumpur city from the 276-metre-high viewing deck. Enjoy the views with a drink or snack from the tower’s café or a full meal at revolving restaurant, Atmosphere 360.

1.80 kms (1.13 miles) Driving time: 6 mins

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Central Market

Market

Escape KL’s many shopping malls and find locally made Malay, Chinese and Indian handcrafts. Shop for gifts and souvenirs like batik fabrics, wood carvings, stone jewelry, clothing, and natural candles and soaps. The iconic market has been running since the 1940s in the Pasar Seni building, constructed in 1888. Central Market also hosts dozens of food vendors and regular cultural performances.

2.40 kms (1.50 miles) Driving time: 9 mins

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Chinatown (Petaling Street)

District

No shortage of classic Chinese restaurants, street food, and bargain shopping. Petaling Street is lined with vendors selling imitation designer clothing and handbags, electronics, souvenirs, and every form of knick-knack imaginable.

2.40 kms (1.50 miles) Driving time: 9 mins

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Little India (Brickfields)

District

Bursting with color from painted buildings, decorations, and shopping opportunities. You’ll find exquisite Indian fabrics, clothing, and jewelry, restaurants and Indian grocery stores.

5.20 kms (3.25 miles) Driving time: 17 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

KL Bird Park (Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur)

Wildlife Park

One of the largest covered bird parks in the world and home to over 200 species of birds. Daily opportunities to watch bird feedings and have your photo taken holding friendly parrots and cockatoos. Some birds are contained within cages or enclosures while others wander around the park freely.

5.00 kms (3.13 miles) Driving time: 14 mins

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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Wildlife Park

A thriving tropical garden brimming with 120 different species of alluring butterflies. Wander around the garden while over 5,000 butterflies of blue, orange, green, and onyx hues dance among sun-kissed flowers or devour fruit platters scattered throughout the netted enclosure.

4.50 kms (2.81 miles) Driving time: 12 mins

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Jadi Batek Gallery

Art

Try your hand at fabric painting with a Batik class. Paint your own t-shirt, scarf or sarong or buy pre-made batik sarongs, clothing, and souvenirs.

1.80 kms (1.13 miles) Driving time: 7 mins

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Plaza Low Yat

Shopping Mall

Tech nerds and shopping malls don’t often go hand in hand, but Kuala Lumpur’s Plaza Low Yat is an exception to the rule. In this 6-storey mall, fashion boutiques and homewares stores are replaced with laptops, mobile phones, and the latest electronic gadgets and toys.

600 meters (656 yards) Walking time: 8 mins

Map... Get walking directions... Full attraction details...

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Modern interior. Feel at home with bold colors, modern art pieces, and quirky quotes.
  • Central location. Easy access to KL’s many shopping malls, dining options, and tourist attractions. 
  • Shared working spaces. Host a meeting or work alone in the Journal’s modern meeting rooms or shared working spaces. 
  • Rooftop pool. Watch the bustling KL city while lounging by the pool.
Could Be Better:
  • In-hotel dining. Limited lunch and dinner options. Malay dishes are far tastier than Western menu options. 
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Contact Details

The Kuala Lumpur Journal

Address:
No. 30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
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