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