Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

We did not see a whole lot of in-between places to stay, though they may exist somewhere in the city. Choices seemed to jump from low-end shared dorm room like places scattered all over Chinatown to upscale western hotels. That said, prices at all but the tip-top top end for hotel rooms were less than for the same room in other major cities albeit not for the budget traveler. Shop around for prices.

For what it is worth, if I had to pick, the Ritz-Carlton looked very nice, and is in a central location, albeit not really too close to anything in particular but close enough to most things in general. A brand new Hilton will open late in 2004 right on top of Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the main rail station at the southern end of the city.

We stayed at a very nice place called MiCasa. It is an all-suites hotel, very similar to the Embassy Suites chain in the U.S., with most of the same amenities. We had four beds, two toilets and showers and a sitting area for the same price as two hotel rooms elsewhere. MiCasa had a nice buffet breakfast, a pool and a health club included, as well as a location about 10 minutes walk from both Toy ‘r Us and the Ampang subway station. We located and paid for the place as we always do, on our own, and did not inform them that we would be writing about our stay.

Take a look at the MiCasa web site for more information or book here.

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