KL Accommodation Guide

16 August 2019
Top view of KLCC

Malaysia is expecting to welcome up to 30 million tourists this year, a stark increase from 26 million the year before. Inadvertently, a large amount of visitors find themselves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at some point. Whether you’re travelling on business or a family holiday, looking for places to stay in Kuala Lumpur can prove challenging. Kuala Lumpur proudly calls itself the capital city of Malaysia, and is home to almost 2 million people. This translates to a fast-moving and lively place with activities and possibilities at every corner. While the hotel area in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Malaysia is packed with accommodation options, not all options are created equal.

When you ask yourself where to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you should first delve into the available choices in the city. Options vary from hostels, Airbnb units, service apartments, boutique hotels, and well established hotels. Ultimately, to decide on where to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you will have to identify the purpose of your trip, as well as any budgetary limitations. Typically, backpackers will find hostels to be of value, primarily serving as a hub to store baggage and catch a few winks over the night. For travelling families, service apartments and Airbnb have the most to offer. Solo travellers, whether for business or pleasure, will find hotels to be the best option, offering quality guarantees, extra security, and a prime location.

Swimming pool facilities in Corus Hotel

Searching for ideal hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia can be overwhelming at times, due to the sheer number of options. The best approach prior to selection would be to consider the location, facilities, and services offered. When locking down an area to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you should have a clear idea on what activities or locations you plan to visit, then utilise that information to find a hotel that is well-connected and strategically-placed. Moving about is important, so look for hotels with parking facilities and shuttle services. This will ensure your short trips are made convenient and safe, saving you ample time to soak in the sights and sounds of Kuala Lumpur.

Then comes the question of rooms and amenities. Families typically require more than one room, making connecting rooms a blessing, with another consideration being the bells and whistles like an ironing board, hair dryer, grooming kit, charge points, and so on. Does the hotel offer free late check-outs or early check-ins? Do they offer luggage storage should you require it? Another relevant field is hotel facilities like restaurants, bars, game rooms, conference rooms, laundry service, free WiFi, and so on. These questions are key in picking a stay that perfectly fits your needs.

Pavilion shopping mall near Corus Hotel

Should you find yourself spoilt for choice in the hotel facilities department, the decisive factor in picking hotels in the KLCC area is simple: location, location, locate on. Being a large city, the city centre of Kuala Lumpur has four major districts; Bukit Bintang, KL Sentral, Chow Kit, and KLCC. Bukit Bintang is known for its eclectic mix of luxurious and humble offerings, both in terms of accommodation and food choices, making it suitable for any budget. KL Sentral on the other hand stands tall as the most connected district in KL, with virtually every form of transportation at your fingertips. The area is commonly catered to business travellers, and is also home to a beautiful shopping centre.

Chow Kit is the perfect abode for budget-conscious travellers who prioritise a local experience in terms of sights, sounds and cuisine. The area is full of backpacker inns and affordable hotels, and is home to the Chow Kit night market, a place that will spark the inner bargain hunter in you. Standing atop all other districts is KLCC, the spiritual home to the entire city and home to the breathtaking Petronas Twin Towers. Travellers are left with endless choices in dining, arts, culture, recreation, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping and entertainment, all of which come with a sizeable price, making KLCC the most premium locale in Kuala Lumpur. KLCC is also home to the well-known, four star, Corus Hotel, and is well connected thanks to its direct access to the underground light rail network that connects the entire city.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre view

Kuala Lumpur offers visitors a unique blend of modernity and tradition, and offers travellers a plethora of accommodation options to choose from. When putting time to consider all of the facets above, choosing a hotel is as easy as pie. Should you be planning a visit to the beautiful city, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a great option. It’s prime location of just 10 minutes away from the US Embassy, financial district and entertainment districts put this four star hotel at the pinnacle of areas to stay in Kuala Lumpur. For anyone looking for a multifaceted trip to the city, look no further. For more information on Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, be sure to head on down to the website