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Kuala Lumpur Hotels

In the swanky business district of KLCC, soaring skyscrapers are home to many of the top-end stays, but prices are markedly more affordable than their counterparts in Europe. Various budget beds and mid-range stays are found dotted around Chinatown and Jalan Bukit Bintang.

The Kuala Lumpur hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over RM600)
Moderate (RM350 to RM600)
Cheap (up to RM350)
These prices are the starting rate for a standard double room per night and include sales tax but not service charge. Breakfast is not included, unless otherwise specified. A government tax of 6% and a service charge at 10% are added to the bill in most hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Additional tips are not necessary, although it is perfectly acceptable to tip the porter at more expensive hotels.

Luxury

Mandarin Oriental

The benchmark for luxury in Kuala Lumpur, the Mandarin Oriental enjoys a spectacular location right in the heart of the business district, overlooking the green expanse of KLCC Park. Its fabulous 643 deluxe rooms, including 41 suites and 51 exclusive apartments, have king-size beds and marble bathrooms and are decked out with Asian furniture and artworks. Extensive facilities include multiple restaurants, an outdoor infinity pool, tennis and squash courts and a relaxing spa.

Address: KLCC, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
Telephone: +60 3 2380 8888
Website: http://www.mandarin-oriental.com/kualalumpur

The Majestic

This lovely heritage hotel retains the refined air of its pre-war days, but recent restorations have added a modern 15-storey Tower Wing. The contrast between old and new plays out in the bedrooms, with those in the colonial quarter boasting wood panelling and claw tubs, while the new wing entices with four-poster beds and sleek glass fittings. The hotel's parlours, smoking lounge and orchid-filled conservatory add further allure.

Address: KLCC, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur, 50000
Telephone: +60 3 2785 8000
Website: http://www.majestickl.com

Villa Samadhi

Set behind bamboo-clad gates in the leafy embassy district, this intimate hideaway is one of the city's finest boutique offerings. The 21 rooms and suites are wonderfully spacious and decorated in exotic artefacts collected from across Asia. Guests can enjoy private hot tubs and romantic balconies that overlook a tear-shaped pool surrounded by cabanas and tropical foliage. The restaurant serves all-day dishes and an indulgent breakfast come daybreak.

Address: , No. 8 Pesiaran Madge , Kuala Lumpur, 55000
Telephone: +60 3 4251 0043
Website: http://www.villasamadhi.com.my

Moderate

Hotel Capitol

Regular promotions and online booking deals bring down prices at this towering business-type hotel set in the midst of the Golden Triangle. Rooms are neat and functional rather than opulent, but the staff are friendly and the location is excellent, with the Jalan Bukit Bintang shopping strip right on your doorstep. Guest have access to an upscale restaurant, a kitchen-bar and 24hr concierge service.

Address: Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bulan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Telephone: +60 3 214 37000
Website: http://web.hotel-capitol-kuala-lumpur.com

MiCasa All Suite Hotels

For a home-from-home experience, this design hotel has accommodation in the form of elegant, well priced one to three bedroom suites with kitchens. There's also a palm-shaded pool, a restaurant and a bar. The hotel is situated in the central business district, opposite the Petronas Towers and near the shopping centres of KLCC.

Address: , 368B Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400
Telephone: +60 3 2179 8000
Website: http://www.micasahotel.com

Traders Hotel

Firmly targeting the business traveller, Traders Hotel offers a location and amenities associated with the top Kuala Lumpur hotels but its prices are easier on the pocket. Rooms are modern and smartly decorated, and service is friendly and efficient. A bonus of staying here is having immediate access to the rooftop Sky Bar, an in-demand address thanks to its epic views of the Twin Towers.

Address: KLCC, Off Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
Telephone: +60 3 2332 9888
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/traders

Cheap

Metro 360

Located in a bustling part of the Golden Triangle, Metro 360 offers tasteful, air-conditioned rooms across 22 floors of a tower block. Guests can make use of all-day dining options, free Wi-Fi, a pool and a gym, as well as shuttle buses to KLCC and Sentral Station. Visitors hoping to explore KL's shopping scene will appreciate the hotel's location nearby the Pavilion, Starhill and Lot 10 shopping malls.

Address: Bukit Ceylon, No.6 Changkat Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200
Telephone: +60 3 2031 0360
Website: http://www.metro360hotel.com

Sarang Mas

This homely bed and breakfast set in a 1920s brick-built house offers rooms with simple furnishings along with communal lounge areas, and suits both families and single travellers. There's relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that feels far-removed from the business hotels of KLC, and the owners also have various other options, including apartments and single rooms, in six other locations across the city.

Address: Bukit Bintang, 11 Jalan Galloway, Kuala Lumpur, 50150
Telephone: +60 1 2333 5666
Website: http://www.sarangvacationhomes.com

Tune Hotel

Taking the budget airline concept and applying it to hotel rooms, the brightly-coloured Tune Hotel offers limited service at low cost. Its tidy and compact singles, doubles and twins are good value but add a surcharge for air-con, Internet access and other extras. The flagship hotel is located downtown, a short stroll from Medan Tuanku Monorail station, but a new sister establishment has opened in Jalan Putra.

Address: Downtown, 316 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, 50100
Telephone: +60 3 2694 3301
Website: http://www.tunehotels.com