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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel near to petaling street and nite hawker food. No need taxi. Just walking in 1 - 2 minutes, can shopping and so many foods. Great hotel, good prices, clean and bigger room capacity. But the bfast menu is so so...

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2Thank Jhonsen L
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had our stay in this hotel from 30th May to 3rd June with my family of 12 people .The day before our check out i & my husband went on the reception to request them for the late check out & if we need late check out till 7.00 pm what will be extra charges.The staff named Adam spoke...

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7Thank manishamoosani
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 June 2016

For years we stayed at an adjacent Hotel in china town without knowing about this awesome hotel. This hotel is hardly 50 meters from Petaling street. The rooms are large and comfortable with the option of inter-connecting rooms for families! The breakfast is good and the staff are very friendly and english speaking. Overall an excellent stay close to all...

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1Thank RheaSriram
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this as a filler hotel for one night and we were glad to be off to our next place. This is a solid 3 star hotel. It's in need of a good spruce up in the rooms with lots of wear and tear in the furniture and carpets. Our rooms smelled very strongly of cigarettes despite being a...

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A well located hotel in China town. Close to street food and shopping. Easy walking distance to many interesting places. The hotel room was clean and tidy,. The staff were uninterested, lacked interaction with guests. Breakfast was terrible. Mostly frozen foods deep fried! No chef to prepare fresh food. Only white bread, no pastries or yoghurt. Juice was not fresh....

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Thank deb U
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 May 2016

In Chinatown KL, this hotel stands out as one of the best. It is the tallest around the Chinatown vicinity. The lobby have a wide space to move around and is clean too. There are 2 counters at the lobby where you can purchase bus tickets to Singapore. If you are interested to travel around, you can enquire and even...

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1Thank 88marvel2015
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Stayed in a group, A good hotel in a perfect location for local kulinary (street food). Even got the perfect oloiya within walking distance...lol. in room Wifi was super good. Love it. Breakfast was good too. Room was actually clean and nice but unfortunately I got a spotty cover like an oil spot on my bed. Apart from a "grumpy...

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Oulu, Finland
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We had two different kind of service. In the main lobby, the receptionists were always very quiet, not so friendly at all. They didn't make any effort to make us feel any better as the monsoon rain made us wet that time we first arrived to hotel. They hardly greeted us, took our 50 rinngit deposit not even telling us...

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1Thank Katriina I
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

As the title above, this hotel is in the middle of Chinatown, so you won't get hungry as you will see lots of restaurants, food stalls and other vendors selling Chinese stuff. The concierge wasn't really nice and was lazy to even accommodate my question on where to buy the nearest adapter for my laptop. He offered to get me...

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Bed is clean, there's running water, very friendly staff. And free wifi!!! Fully recommended for budget stay. I just love this clean and budgeted hotel. Cool location - a little away from the Petaling street crowd but still so close to all the happening,

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The 5 Elements Hotel - a uniquely themed boutique hotel in famed Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur that offers hotel rooms at affordable rates plus highly personalized service. No longer are tourists visiting Chinatown limited to just the budget hotels and travellers' inns here which offer guests the basics of accommodation. We honestly feel that hotel guests deserve not just affordability, but also comfort and security - plus that touch of the unusual which makes a stay truly memorable. Our aim is to make everyone who comes to our establishment say, "Hey, I found a really cool place to stay in KL!" Our boutique hotel is inspired by traditional Wu Xing (五行) philosophy - reinterpreted for the discerning modern traveller who seeks something beyond the ordinary. Here, water, wood, fire, earth and metal - the Five Elements essential for universal balance - set the theme for a contemporary, chic ambience and a refreshing service experience. At The 5 Elements Hotel, guests have the perfect gateway to discover the many charms of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown and nearby Petaling Street. Your hotel room here is your oasis of calm amidst all the hustle and bustle. A place to rest and rebalance all the elements of mind, body and soul. Stay with us for a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The 5 Elements Hotel

Address: Lot 243, Jalan Sultan (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM116 - RM254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The 5 Elements Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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“1. Choose a room above 10th floor for better view. 2. This hotel has KKKL bus counter.”
 of 5 bubbles Sriram_Jay, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse is good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles 63rict, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take higher floors to avoid street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles RheaSriram, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Had a room on floor 11, not a great view but could see the markets.”
 of 5 bubbles 477debu, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher floors are better due to the night view of the city, like the twin tower, but it cost maybe RM20 to 30 extra”
 of 5 bubbles 88marvel2015, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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