Thursday, October 17, 2013

Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur: Hotel Capitol

9-12 June 2013

Last June, I went to KL, Malaysia with a few friends for a vacation. This is actually a treat by J for her 50th birthday and retirement. It's semi-free because she paid for our fare while we paid for our hotel accommodations. We were a big group, there's 7 of us, and we wanted to be in a good location - in the middle of all the shopping hehehe. We were initially booked at Swiss-Inn Chinatown but decided last minute to change hotels since we didn't like the neighborhood in Chinatown. So good thing someone suggested Hotel Capitol. It's relatively cheap and in a good location - very near a monorail station and a few minutes walk to Bukit Bintang.

We booked three superior rooms at MYR250++ per room per night (~ PHP3,250++ per room per night).  Here are the photos.

The reception area
The lobby is pretty basic with a few benches you can sit on while waiting for check-in

When you enter the door, the beds are on the right side of the room
The view from our window. Can you see Petronas Towers?
The two beds. There's an extra pillow inside the cabinets but we asked for another one so each of us in the room will have two pillows.
There's a refrigerator under the TV but no food and drinks inside

Almost in front of the door is the cabinet (right side of this photo). There's a small hallway to the left of the door that will lead to this mirror and a door to the bathroom.

Minimal toiletries available so better bring your own
I was weirded out that the coffee and teapot was inside the clothes cabinet.
The hotel offers buffet breakfast but room rates are not inclusive of breakfast. We availed of the buffet breakfast but they have different rates depending whether you have reserved a table or walked in to their restaurant. Rate for reserved seats go for around MYR18++ (~PHP235) per person which is a good price considering that it's buffet and they have quite a spread.
The hotel is also near restaurants. Right next to it is an eatery/hawker station where we ate lunch on our first day - cheap, good food - check! There's also a money changer across the street and a convenience store at the other corner of the street. As I've also mentioned, it's near the shopping area in Bukit Bintang.
So if you're looking for a relatively cheap hotel with clean rooms and bathrooms and good location, Hotel Capitol is definitely the place to stay at.
Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone Number: +603-21437000

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