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Conveniently located in Bukit Bintang, The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is a retro-inspired accommodations surrounded by specialty bars and shopping centers. This boutique hotel features 2 dining options, a rooftop infinity pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi throughout and parking with fees are provided. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, every room is stylishly decorated and includes a 40-inch satellite TV. Guests enjoy ergonomic mattresses and microfibre pillows. Certain rooms have a separate seating area and a Nespresso machine. The private bathroom is fitted with a rain shower and premium toiletries. The Terrace Bar & Grill offers al fresco dining and an open bar, serving drinks and small bites. Daily buffet breakfast and fresh pastries are offered at Kedai Kopi Journal. Alternatively, Alor Street has plenty of dining options and various restaurants are located within a 5-minute walk away. Guests can relax in the poolside overlooking the city or work in the modern communal space. Staff at the 24-hour reception are happy to assist you with local area information and taxi hire. Airport transfers and laundry can be arranged at an additional charge. Bukit Bintang Monorail stations is 984 feet from The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel, while retail shops are located around the property. Petronas Twin Towers is 0.8 mi away and the nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, a 19 mi drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Kuala Lumpur, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Halal, Asian, American, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
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1 queen bed
1 king bed
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1 queen bed
1 king bed
1 full bed
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1 queen bed
1 king bed
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1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.8
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.2
Free Wifi
8.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • John
    Indonesia Indonesia
    Great location, friendly staff and doorman. Breakfast was tasty, although only a small selection, and the coffee machine is a nice bonus. I thought I remembered a wider range of food at breakfast, but I might be wrong. Room is comfortable.
  • Hannah
    Australia Australia
    The staff at The Journal could not be better. They are warm, friendly and very helpful. Their advice on nearby sights, restaurants, shopping and even the best way to travel to our next destination was invaluable. The breakfast selection was...
  • Romona
    Canada Canada
    Excellent location, breakfasts and chill vibes in the heart of a busy city.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Kedai Kopi Journal
    • Cuisine
      American • Malaysian • Local • Asian
    • Open for
      Lunch
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Halal

Amenities of The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Landmark view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Laptop safe
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

House rules

The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card UnionPay debit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Free Flow Coffee & Tea and Cookies at KKJ Lounge/ Coffee-House from 2pm till 7pm only for Genius Members.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

  • Room options at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Family

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Kedai Kopi Journal

  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is 2,450 feet from the center of Kuala Lumpur. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Evening entertainment
    • Swimming pool
    • Happy hour
    • Fitness
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Halal
    • Asian
    • American
    • Buffet