After spending a month in Malaysia, half of which was in KL. We had to share with you the best budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Season Point Hotel, Chinatown.
This hotel is located in Chinatown, well only about 10 steps from it anyway. Perfect if you love markets, we both agreed it was the best Chinatown we have visited to date. As well as being convenient to the Market it’s surrounded by shops and restaurants. You can get everything from the western Nando’s, Mcdonald’s and Starbuck’s to the Malay Street food stalls. If you’re not brave enough to try the street food yet, head to Central Market. It’s just a 5 minute walk away and has a great little food court. We highly recommend the stall called ‘Penang sizzling wok’ we ate there a few times, it was freshly made to order deliciousness! It attracted a bit of a crowd with the locals too so that means it must be good! Convenience wise, the train station ‘Pasar Seni’ which can take you anywhere around the city for super cheap is also a 5 minute walk from the hotel. However we opted for better than cheap and took the FREE option. Literally just out the hotel and to your right is a bus stop for the GoKL bus which is a free service which runs through the city. The purple line stops here and takes you to Pavillion shopping mall with a few added stops on the way. We used it to take us to the Eco park too.
We actually stayed here by chance the first time we visited KL- the hotel we were supposed to go to had a water leak. For the whole time we couldn’t stop talking about what a blessing in disguise it was. The staff were so helpful the second we walked through the door. During the panic of us trying to book something on Agoda we accidentally booked the twin room instead of a double. We didn’t ask but after realising we were a couple they changed it for us with with no issues or extra costs. Before we paid they took us up to show us the room to make sure we were happy with it. They gave us a map and recommended a few things to do in the area. A few days into our trip we had a problem with our shower. It ended up leaking into the bedroom, but it was handled amazingly. Not only that but they upgraded us to the best room they had with a small balcony. Hafiz, was a member of staff in particular that was just amazing. He really made our stay memorable if you go please say hello to him for us! (We left KL and came back again. When we arrived he opened the door with the biggest smile and the words ‘You came back!!’).
It’s a fairly sad thing that these days we are judging hotels on their Wifi but we understand there are a lot of you who are now working from your laptops so it’s fairly important to have. With that being said we found it perfect for what we needed. We even spent our time there getting this blog up and running. Streaming Netflix and Youtube also worked great, we just can’t comment on the upload to Youtube speed.
Bonus top tip: There is a roof top with some seating and a TV. The Wifi also works well up there if you want a change of scenery.
We don’t have a lot to say on this as it was completely spotless. Rooms are cleaned daily if you ask.
Value for money
We booked though Agoda and it cost us £12.90. Plus £1.90 a night for the tourism tax. For us that’s a real bargain! We’ve stayed in a fair few hotels since we’ve been on our travels now and this by far has offered us the most whilst paying the least. That’s why we are rating it as the best budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Without a doubt we’ll be back if we visit KL again.
If you want to know more about budget travel, you can click here to see how we saved for our trip!
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