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Traveller's reviews and photos

6
Review score
Do not stay in KL for more than two days. Take hop on and hop off bus one day. Go to sunway lagoon the othet day. Then go to langkawi. Langkawi is really nice.
SADIA
Pakistan
19 February 2017
8
Very good
Cleanliness of the country green and safe invorment. Good weather conditions. Not expansive ,and the people were very helpful and friendly and reliable and loving , good communication .
Azhar
Pakistan
19 February 2017
8
Very good
Loads of food shopping and definately cafe hopping for those who worry about Halal its a place for u
Nurul Nisha
Singapore
19 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Nice city with beautiful sights (temples, parks and museums), extremely good (Chinese, Malaysian and Indian) street food and excellent mango lassis, fresh juice and tea.
Hungary
19 February 2017
8
Very good
Great city, clean, cheap, recommend traders hotel sky bar for great cocktails with views of the Petronas Towers! Batu caves is a great climb too for beautiful views over the city.
Laura
United Kingdom
19 February 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

9.1 Superb

Score from 1,715 reviews

£99

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    165 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    141 related reviews
  • “great pool area”
    63 related reviews
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

8.1 Very good

Score from 3,210 reviews

£81

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    513 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    197 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    62 related reviews
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

9 Superb

Score from 5,058 reviews

£63

Average price per night
  • “amazing views”
    612 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    495 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    382 related reviews
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

9.1 Superb

Score from 2,619 reviews

£84

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    276 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    176 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    142 related reviews
Impiana KLCC Hotel

8.3 Very good

Score from 2,512 reviews

£58

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    455 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    277 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    124 related reviews
PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

8.1 Very good

Score from 2,404 reviews

£53

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    400 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    191 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    91 related reviews
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 1,774 reviews

£63

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    218 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    206 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    193 related reviews
Cititel Mid Valley

7.5 Good

Score from 3,845 reviews

£40

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    655 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    204 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    76 related reviews
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

8.2 Very good

Score from 3,657 reviews

£40

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    387 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    226 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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Discover Kuala Lumpur

Popular neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang

196 properties

Lot 10, Imbi Plaza, Sungei Wang, BB Plaza, Fahrenheit, Starhill and Pavillion ... high-end and mid-range, the gang’s all here – at least in terms of big malls, all of which run the gamut from tired to tasteful. Don't miss the Bintang Walk Streets for amazing street food, or Cosmo’s World Theme Park in Berjaya Times Square for kid-friendly fun.

Kuala Lumpur City-Centre

151 properties

KL City Centre is an amalgamation of all things commercial. It's filled with soaring skyscrapers that symbolise the capital's wealth and power, like the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. Yet there's also a softer side. Families stroll in Taman Tasik Perdana, children play in Butterfly Park and the health-conscious jog in KLCC Park.

Chinatown

44 properties

High quality, best deals! You'll hear these words, repeatedly, on Petaling Street, known for its designer duds at a fraction of the retail price. Vendors here sell watches, clothing, belts, shoes and luggage galore. If you decide to skip the retail madness, admire the Hindu Sri Mahamariamman Temple's colourful five-tiered “gopuram” (tower).

Mid Valley

42 properties

Come one, come mall! Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens are pendant malls for those with a penchant to shop, eat, drink ... and do little else, except maybe see a film. The malls are both connected by corridors. To get in or out, the KTM Komuter – Malaysia's first electric train – will get you anywhere in the city post-haste.

Golden Triangle

38 properties

Golden Triangle encompasses several districts and has something for everyone. Find food and fashion on Bukit Bintang and Petaling Streets. Culture vultures can get crafty with traditional batik painting and basket weaving at Karyaneka. At night, find wacky nightclubs along Jalan P. Ramlee (the 'clubbing street') and fist-pump the night away.

KL Sentral Train Station

38 properties

Two reasons to stay in KL Sentral – food and connections! It's known as a transport hub, with easy links to anywhere in the city. For some great local eats, try Warong Kita or Kelantan Delights, famous for its strictly Malaysian buffet. The nearby Sooka Makan Foodcourt and Nu Sentral Mall offer an unending parade of dazzling pan-Asian flavours.

Local tips for Kuala Lumpur

No Black Tie
Rebecca by Rebecca

Rebecca likes to relax with a game of golf, or by taking in a musical or live jazz performance.

This venue offers quality jazz performances and attracts both local and international artists. The interiors are also worth a mention — acoustics-friendly wood panelling, a speakeasy vibe and a bar tucked into the corner, transporting you to a bygone era!

  • Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • noblacktie.com.my
  • Open Monday-Saturday 17:00-01:00
KLPAC
Brana by Brana

Brana spends his spare time theatre-going, at his local bar and volunteering at an animal shelter.

This is one of the best performance venues in the country and dates back to the 1960s, when the owners' theatre company was started. There’s a huge auditorium, a smaller black-box-style theatre and a more intimate venue for gigs.

  • Jalan Strachan, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • klpac.org
  • Check website for details
The Secret Garden@1 Utama Rooftop
Voon Jean by Voon Jean

Who has athletic Voon Jean’s heart? It’s a three-way battle between badminton, squash and swimming!

When at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, go up to the rooftop to check out The Secret Garden. This 30,000 square foot botanical beauty has hundreds of plant species. My personal favourite has got to be the Victoria Amazonica – the largest water lily species in the world. Best of all, it’s free!

  • UR603A / Upper Roof, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • www.1utama.com.my
  • Open Saturday-Sunday 10:00–22:00
VIEW Rooftop Bar
Wee Loong by Wee Loong

What do you need to catch fish? According to Wee Loong, youneed a line, bait and a lot of patience!

If you are in Kuala Lumpur and want to chill out with friends over an evening drink or two, this is the place to be. At 30 storeys high, the VIEW Rooftop Bar allows you to enjoy a drink while catching panoramic views over the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. Definitely a must-go.

  • Level 30, G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC
  • www.view.com.my
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 17:00–01:00, Friday-Saturday 17:00–03:00
Thean Hou Temple
Sau Theng by Sau Theng

Culinary goddess Sau Theng travels to winter wonderlands to escape KL’s all-year summer heat!

This 6-tiered, 4-storey temple displays the grandeur of Chinese architecture while offering panoramic views over Kuala Lumpur. Besides herb gardens and ponds, the cultural site also has sculptures and paintings depicting historical folklore. A surprisingly popular site for wedding photography!

  • 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
  • www.hainannet.com.my
  • Open Monday-Sunday 08:00–21:00
KidZania
Brenda by Brenda

Globetrotter Brenda uses her love for travelling to hunt down yummy eats whenever she can!

KidZania is a unique concept that first started in Mexico. This educational centre lets kids experience practical ‘work life’ through role play and give them a taste of a range of professions. You'll watch your little cherubs switch from fireman to pilot to magician to surgeon.

  • Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
  • Open Sunday–Wednesday 09:00–21:00, Thursday 09:00–23:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00–23:00
The Whisky Bar
Akma by Akma

Foodie and cook, Akma is on a personal quest to try as many types of whisky as she possibly can.

If you enjoy your whisky very much, you will definitely be able to find something to satisfy your craving at this bar, with has a selection of over 400 whiskies from all around the globe, from classic favourites to rare blends. The crowd’s great too, so don’t be afraid to mingle!

  • 46 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • thewhiskybarkl.com
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 16:00–01:00, Friday-Saturday 16:00–03:00
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Recommendations for Kuala Lumpur

Yes. but I must say the Taxidrivers are very rude and greedy. Nobody wants to drive with meter Price. Knowledge of english language is very poor. Specilly the Taxi Drivers from South India are very rude and greedy. Traffic System Needs to be regulated with trafic rules. Nobody cares wheather he has to yeld to give others a Chance to enter the road. Like India hahahah..

The City Tour bus ( Hop on Hop off) is extraordinary value.In fact I would say the best anywhere I have been. I would have happily paid the full fare but we were asked our ages and being 60+ were offered a concessionary ticket costing less than £5 (24myr). The bus even had an aircon room on the top deck. The full circuit takes about 3 hours and is highly recommended.

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Why would you recommend Kuala Lumpur for food?

Malaysia has a diverse range of food from their Indian, Chinese and local Malay influence. There is something for everyone. You'd want to try a lot of the different dishes and because everything is so cheap you might as well! At least try a curry laksa, curry puffs, cha kway teow and some chilli crab!

Go on a food walking tour. Eat in the local street restaurants, and go to Little India for the banana leaf meals -eaten like the locals do with your fingers - and check out the street stalls for the fried snack food and sweets

Prices are very reasonable compared to Australia. Good quality brands for about 1/3rd the price. Lots of people speak english so getting around isn't a problem. Taxis very inexpensive.

KLCC and the malls at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers - all the brands you could want in one place! Gucci, Prada, Armani, Cartier, Hugo Boss... the list goes on!

Food is easily available at the KL Sentral station concourse

Everybody willing to help and smiling faces

Food halls in Berjaya Times Square

Transport

Kuala Lumpur transport

Air - Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kuala Lumpur’s black airport taxis can shuttle you to the city centre in 45 minutes depending on traffic. Get a budget taxi voucher for MYR 75 or MYR 210 for a luxury one and proceed to Gate 3. To KL Sentral, the fastest way are the KLIA Express Trains every 15-30 minutes between 05:00-01:00. These cost MYR 25 and will get you there in 30 minutes. A cheaper alternative is a 1-hour Express Coach ride for MYR 10, which run every 30 minutes between 06:30-00:30.

Air - Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2

This budget terminal is a 10-minute drive from KLIA. As with the main airport, the airport taxi is the most convenient way to the city centre at similar pricing and timings. To KL Sentral, a 30-minute journey on the KLIA Express Train is fastest, also costing MYR 25. An economical option is the red Sky Bus at MYR 15, taking you to KL Sentral in 75 minutes and running at intervals of 30-60 minutes (05:00-10:15 and 10:45-02:45). Watch your luggage at all times!

Light Rail and Monorail

Three major lines connect the city. The Monorail Line costs MYR 1.20-5.10, Star LRT (Ampang Line) costs MYR 1-4.20 and Titiwangsa and Putra LRT (Kelana Jaya Line) costs MYR 0.70-2.50, all depending on distance travelled. They operate daily 06:00-23:30, or ‘til 23:00 on Sundays and Public Holidays. Buy a ticket or token from the machines (coins only) or get an electronic MyRapid Card at the counter. Signs and audio announcements are in Malay and English.

Train

For intercity travel, take the KTM Komuter Train operating daily 06:00-22:30, with a ladies-only pink cabin. Popular destinations are Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), Mid Valley and Batu Caves (some walking needed). Bring patience in case of delays! Tickets range from MYR 1 to 77 according to coach type and distance travelled and can be purchased at any KTM station, including the interchange at KL Sentral. Take note to add supplementary charges to your fare!

Bus

If you spot a cheery light purple Go KL City Bus, look for the Go KL sign, make a run for it, ask the driver for your desired destination and hop on for a free ride! With 4 lines, routes include hotels, business areas, train stations, shops and sightseeing attractions. The bus runs every 5 to 10 minutes all week (Monday-Thursday 06:00-23:00, Friday-Saturday 06:00-01:00 and Sunday 07:00-23:00). The complimentary WiFi means you can check out other places on the go!

Bus

The blue-red-white RapidKL Bus heads to attractions in the city centre and outskirts, operating daily from about 07:00-23:00 along 6 area routes. Schedule and hours vary according to day and area so check full details online. Flag one down from a bus stop with a ‘Rapid’ sign on it, tell the driver where you're heading and pay for your fare (about MYR 1-3 for one-way travel within the city centre). Make sure to have exact change!

Car

Rental cars aren't recommended, especially with a pretty comprehensive train network and attractions within walking distance. If needed, hire one from the airport. On-street parking is not allowed in the city, and those who do so risk a fine of MYR 300 or the displeasure of having your car towed! Locals will warn you of the dreadful traffic, especially Monday-Friday 08:00-09:30 and 17:00-20:30. Friday lunchtimes 12:00-14:00 can be pretty hairy, too!

Taxi

With about 17 companies in town, taxis are readily available at taxi ranks in all shades from red, yellow and green/orange (from MYR 3) to premier ones in blue (from MYR 6). They are an affordable way to get around and would be great if not for traffic! Check that they go by meter before boarding or you may get fleeced. Extra charges apply for tolls, prior booking and travel to or from the airport. Avoid any dispute with drivers for your safety!

Food in Kuala Lumpur

Top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

High-end dining
European
Lafite Shangri-La
High-end dining
Italian
Marini's on 57
Good value
Malaysian
Little Penang Café
  • Lot 409-411, 4th Floor, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–22:00
  • 00603 2163 0215
Good value
Malaysian
Wantan @ Signature Food Court KLCC
  • Level 2, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–22:00
Good value
Mediterranean
Chinoz on the Park
  • G47, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–22:00
  • 00603 2166 8277
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
NZ Garden Café
  • Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Saturday 08:30–15:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Asian
Simple Life Health Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Level 2, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–22:00
  • 00603 2181 7800
High-end dining
Malaysian
Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
Wantan Mee Stall Bukit Bintang
  • Jalan Sahabat, 50200 Kuala Lumpur(in front of Hotel Rae)
  • Open Monday–Sunday 22:00–02:00
High-end dining
Malaysian
Lai Ching Yuen
  • Level 1, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Friday 12:00–14:30 and 18:30–22:30, Saturday–Sunday 11:00–14:30 and 18:30–22:30
  • www.millenniumhotels.com
  • 00603 2117 4888
Good value
Malaysian
Lot 10 Hutong
  • Lower Ground Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–23:00
  • www.lot10hutong.com
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
Chua Brother's Fish Noodle
  • 15-1, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 17:00–03:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
Restaurant Gou Lou
  • 37, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Thursday–Tuesday 07:00–16:00
  • 00601 2665 4095
Cheap 'n' tasty
Singaporean
Singapore Hailam Chicken Rice Wisma Central
  • GF, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Friday 11:00–14:30
High-end dining
Japanese
Jogoya Japanese Buffet
  • T3, Relish Floor, Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:30–24:00, Friday–Sunday 11:00–24:00
  • www.jogoyarestaurants.com
  • 00603 2142 1268
High-end dining
International
Angus House Japanese Charcoal Steak
Good value
Asian
Wong Ah Hwa Barbeque Chicken Wing
  • No. 1, Jalan Alor, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 17:00–03:00
  • 00603 2144 2463
Good value
Malaysian
Meng Kee Grill Fish
  • 35, Jalan Alor, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 17:00–03:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
Ngau Kee Beef Noodle
  • Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Sunday 18:00–04:00
  • 00601 6907 9985
Cheap 'n' tasty
Malaysian
Alor Corner Curry Noodle
  • Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 17:00–03:00
Good value
Malaysian
Enak KL
High-end dining
Asian
1919 Restaurant
  • No. 15A, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Monday–Friday 11:30–15:00 and 17:30–22:30
  • 00603 2161 9919
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
LOKL Coffee Co.
Good value
Asian
WonderMama X
  • Avenue K, G-8C, Ground Floor, 156 Jalan Ampang,50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Open Monday–Sunday 10:00–22:00
  • 00603 2161 2589
High-end dining
Chinese
Youmiqi Cuisine
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