Where To Stay In Kuala Lumpur’s Old City

Kuala Lumpur | © Jakub Michankow/Flickr
Kuala Lumpur | © Jakub Michankow/Flickr
Malaysia’s capital is packed with beautiful historic monuments, skyscrapers, green parks, shopping malls, marketplaces and amazing nightlife. The city is adorned with stunning mosques and temples for the diverse communities that live in KL. The street food is incredibly delicious, so what are you waiting for? Check out our list of 1o best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur’s Old City.

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur | © Simon_sees/Flickr
This hidden paradise is situated in the heart of the city center and is sure to delight every visitor. Shangri-La Hotel is located near the Golden Triangle and boasts a relaxing spa with a rooftop pool and a fully equipped health center. All of the rooms are filled with modern and luxurious fittings to ensure that a guest’s experience is one of absolute comfort. Indulge in some of their delicious international buffets and be sure to have breakfast at the hotel for a great start to any busy days.

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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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Mandarin Oriental - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mandarin Oriental - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | © David Berkowitz/Flickr

Nestled between the flowery, green gardens of the City Center Park and the Petronas Twin Towers, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers a five-star experience with gorgeous views. Offering rooms, suites and apartments, the Mandarin can cater to almost every need. The hotel has ten beautiful bars and restaurants, including the Sultan Lounge with cocktails and music going on until the early hours of the morning. The swimming pool offers a view of the city skyline and after a swim, guests can enjoy some pampering time in one of their steam rooms, dry saunas or hot and cold whirlpools.

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Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Le Meridien is easily accessible by the network of integrated railway stations in the city. Close to the bustling Little India in Brickfields, and the Perdana Botanical Gardens, the hotel is in the perfect area for exploring. Le Meridien invites guests to indulge in luxurious rooms and a great range of International fare at their several restaurants. The hotel features the largest free-form swimming pool in the city with water slides, slash pools and play areas for kids. Here, guests can relax at the pool by The Pool Bar & Grill with some refreshing drinks.

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Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur

These stylish serviced apartments are ideally located within the prestigious Embassy Row area. The Somerset Ampang apartments are great for business or leisure visits as each spacious residence is fully furnished with a full kitchen, internet and designer furniture. The surrounding area is full of businesses, embassies and shopping centers; these apartments are all within close walking distance to the train station too.

No 187, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2723 8888

Villa Samadhi – By Samadhi

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For a luxurious, romantic boutique escape Villa Samadhi by Samadhi is a relaxing paradise. The hotel is discreetly hidden from street view, ensuring guests a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, and is just a 10 minute drive from the city center. Each of the 21 Asian-inspired villas offers a unique layout to create the very concept of ying and yang with earthy tones and charcoal. The hotel offers relaxation areas and rooms equipped with a plunge pool.

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur | © Nicholas Chan/Flickr
Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment district, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Kuala Lumpur is a one of the grand five-star hotels in the city. Though it is a 60-minute drive away from the airport, it is just a short walk away from some of the finest things to do and see in Kuala Lumpur like the K Tower, the Petronas Twin Towers, several shopping malls and more.

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PARKROYAL Serviced Suites

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Bukit Bintang | © Phalinn Ooi/Flickr
Perfect for both family holidays and business trips, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites in Kuala Lumpur are wonderfully located in the city center. Boasting a huge range of facilities including a business center, fitness rooms, a rooftop swimming pool and a dedicated children’s play area, the hotel is designed for ultimate convenience. The suites are elegant and relaxing; guests can pick from a a studio, a one-bedroom suite or a two-bedroom suite. Each suite comes with a separate living and dining area and a fully equipped kitchenette.

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Facade | © Roderick Eime/Flickr

Just one kilometer away from Kuala Lumpur’s city center, The Majestic Hotel features warm and luxurious suites and rooms for a delightful stay. The Majestic Hotel is located in a historic old building, which has been completely redone to include art deco nuances that echo throughout the hotel. All the suites in the Majestic Wing include 24-hour butler service where no request is too small. The Tower Wing holds the majority of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, and the bathrooms boast a modern design created for relaxation.

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Ascott Kuala Lumpur

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Pool - The Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Pool - The Ascott Kuala Lumpur | © Phalinn Ooi/Flickr
The Ascott offers a choice of luxurious serviced apartments in the heart of Malaysia’s capital. The spacious and elegant apartments are ideal for business and leisure stays as they are located just across from the famous Petronas Twin Towers, offering a huge variety of restaurants and entertainment. At the Ascott guests can expect 24-hour concierge and security services along with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa and various bars and lounges. Each apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen and internet access. The Ascott has apartments with up to three bedrooms so there is space for the whole family.
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Double Tree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur | © Andrea Mann/Flickr
Located in the heart of the Intermark shopping and office area, the Double Tree by Hilton is just 10 minutes away on foot from the Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel offers a saltwater outdoor swimming pool with a fully equipped 24-hour gym. If you are in town on business or for leisure, the hotel has a shuttle bus to take its guests to the nearby business areas as well as the Kuala Lumpur tourist sites. Indulge in one of their five restaurants, including their authentic Malaysian dining experience at the Makan Kitchen.

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