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Review of The Kuala Lumpur Journal

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The Kuala Lumpur Journal
Ranked #24 of 340 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“3 nights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is great value and in a good location. Breakfast area and breakfast was definitely the highlight. Pool was very small and not well maintained, and its view not so nice so if you are looking for that typical high rise KL thing, look elsewhere. Rooms are very good, but could also use some maintenance because some of the furniture is showing wear and tears. Also the exterior of the windows could use a good cleaning. Staff is friendly enough but could be a little less formal. We would stay here again for this price though!

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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KLJournal, Manager at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Eric J,

Greetings from the Kuala Lumpur Journal!

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We truly glad that you are happy with your overall stay experience. Our team look forward to being of service to you again the next time you are in The Kuala Lumpur Journal.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in the middle of Bukit Bintang, close by the Mono-rail, spent 3 nights in end of January and I was really glad that I had chosen The KL Journal, it was a great hotel and went well beyond my expectations.

Rooms are spacious and filled with high-tech amenities (loved the speaker/alarm system). The staff although not very engaging with their guests did the enough to ensure there was nothing lacking or required of them.

Would recommend this hotel for sure! If you are looking for a short visit, (3 days or less) and need a place that lets you get in and out without much fuss, the KL Journal is definitely work looking into.

Room Tip: Try the Tea Tarik duirng breakfast and look at the menu, don't just walk around the counters.
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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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KLJournal, Manager at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Abdul Q,
Greetings from The Kuala Lumpur Journal!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fabulous review. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed our hospitality during your stay here with us. Our team look forward to welcoming you back soon the next time you are in town.

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Denmark
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night, and had a relaxing time by the pool. Would recommend this hotel, one downside was the food from room services was ok, but not great. im sure others would like it, but just not to my taste.. Just eat around the corner in jalan alor food or one of the many malls.
Located centrally, and the staff are friendly. Late checkout can be arranged until 6pm for 150rm, which was good for me as i had a late flight..

Room Tip: Room with a view of the towers.
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  • Stayed March 2017, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TerryD73
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KLJournal, Manager at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear TerryD73,
Greetings from the Kuala Lumpur Journal!

Thank you taking the time to write this warm review. Our team is delighted to hear that you enjoyed our friendly hospitality during your stay here with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Kuala Lumpur Journal in the near future.

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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in on thursday, and was promplty checked in. Rooms are a fantastic size, good king size bed, and ensuite. Location is great with a short walk to klcc and pavilion. Plenty of food choices around the hotel. Parking is included. The only downside is the tricky parking lot location, but its easily navigated. Will stay again.

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank AK_2908
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KLJournal, Manager at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear AK_2908,
Greetings from The Kuala Lumpur Journal!

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. Our team is truly delighted to hear your positive comments about us. Your kind compliments will certainly motivate us further to provide the very best of hospitality for our guests. We look forward to being of service to you again in the near future.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel situated in an ethnic area with lots of variety. Great rooms all modern fresh feel like you hv lots of room. Showers are v good. Worth a stay and v close to shops and restaurants as well as cafes and pubs.

Stayed March 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Graeme b
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KLJournal, Manager at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Graeme b,

Greetings from the Kuala Lumpur Journal!

Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us. We are truly glad that you are happy with your overall stay experience. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Kuala Lumpur.

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Additional Information about The Kuala Lumpur Journal

Property: The Kuala Lumpur Journal
Address: No 30 Jalan Beremi | Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 340 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Price range (per night): RM266 - RM314
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kuala Lumpur Journal 4*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kuala Lumpur Journal is a stylish boutique hotel in KL city centre. Designed with an inviting relaxed vibe where nostalgia meets industrial chic, we're centrally located in the city's main shopping and entertainment district of Bukit Bintang. Just minutes away from the Changkat neighbourhood - the hub of KL nightlife with its thriving bar culture and KL's foodie Mecca, Jalan Alor. ... more   less 
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