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Kuala Lumpur is full of so much life
- many Plazas and shops
- restaurants, bars and food stalls.
- China town
Everything is very cheap out there!!
Much jet lag after 24 hours of traveling with Etihad and stopping off at Abu Dhabi on the way.
Very friendly people however keep valuable close.
We got a taxi from our Ao Nang hotel to Krabi airport for 600B - about a 30 min journey, to enter the final leg of our journey with a couple of days in KL, lording it in 5* luxury, before we head back to London.
It was a wrench to leave Thailand but we felt we had seen a lot in the time we had and were satisfied with a …
Boarding passes in hand we headed from downtown KL back to the airport by coach, confident we would be flying, although aware of the ensuing ash cloud situation in Northern Europe.
We attempted check in with Emirates and were promptly an unapologetically told "If you are flying to the UK, you cannot board the flight to Dubai ", although …
China town last what a blast. Stall holders giving Moses the bird, Crazy waiters rushing everyone around, stomach still hoding out, then onto SUPACAB !!!! Faster than a speeding bullett our Supacb driver thought he was driving in a Crash Bandicoot race and got us back to our hotel in Supa Quick time - thanks Mr B. Even though thru red lights and …
Woke up bright and early at 330am this morning!!!
Arriving in KL we were left on the tarmac to 'folow the crowd' and then battled our way through the not so secure customs!
Moses(aka Rob) then led the way through the crowd to station 3 at which all the malaysians knew we were coming. Mum and Leash had a leisurley stroll as Moses …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFederal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
loverly stay :)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
I am very surprised to read the negative reviews of many other visitors. We had no problems at all at the Federal. Our room was a very clean and spacious one. Bathroom also very clean and no broken items!
We have been back to the Federal for 3 times now, also in April of 2006 we will be visiting this hotel!
Federal Hotel-Kuala Lumpur
Federal Hotel-Kuala Lumpur
Stayed for 3 nights en route to Oz, booked a Superior room but what a shock we got, dark/dingy/wallpaper hanging off & the bathroom was disgusting. Went and immediately complained and was eventually offered a lower grade room (but quickly told there would be no repayment)this was marginally better but still basically a dump!!!!
Reception staff were both unfriendly and very very unhelpful, the Duty Manager I think was trying to prove he was the most obnoxious man in KL
Worse still I had booked for 2 nights on our return from Oz-that also was awful!
Be warned stay well clear of this shabby hotel which masquerades as 4 * & should not even rate 1*.
Very Run Down
Stayed one night on a stopover from Australia. The Hotel reception was well furnished and modern, more than could be said for the bedrooms. 15 years ago the hotel was probably lovely but is now in urgent need of a renovation, the bedroom and bathroom were both very large, but dark and dingy and the bath was badly stained. The minibar was empty and tea and coffee supplies were not topped up.
I tried to use a prepaid phone card to call the UK but was informed I would have to pay to use the phone in my room. This service was free in other hotels.
The only good thing was the location which was good for shopping and restaurants.
Stayed at the Federal in March and I would have to give it top marks in the worst hotel I have ever had the misfortune to stay in category.
i reckon if u single or 'hardly ever spend time in your room, then this hotel would b fine. great location for shopping..room terrible and old..i decided to check out on the same day! the photos on the web looks nicer ..of coz..! but then again it's personal choice..as for me..never again!! i recommended concorde hotel for the price!
We stayed in room 1018. We had booked a superior room. which we thought looked very nice on the website. On arriving we were very pleased with the look of the hotel. The lobby looked great, The rest of the hotel floors did not. Not ours any way. Carpets were dingy. and just outside our room the wall paper was peeling off. and our bedroom was certainley not superor !! It bore no resemblence to the photographs of superor rooms. We had a mini bar. !! what a joke that was. There was nothing in it !! The bath plug was broken, the tiles looked old. That room had certainley not been decorated in years and the carpet although clean had loads of stains on it. In publicity for this hotel it stated that it had been refurbished !!! What a joke that is . I think they missed our room. All in all it was a shabby room. I complained but got now were with the staff. I was glad to leave and will certainley not reccomend this hotel.
The check in service here was pretty efficient (considering the transfer time from the international airport to the city centre takes so long, efficiency is what you crave) and we upgraded to one of their deluxe rooms - I think they have 2 per floor - because we thought that the standard (superior?) rooms were too small. Anyhow, the room was fantastic with plenty of space and it overlooked the pool, which made for good people watching. Everything was spotless (sheets, towels, shower tray), just as you'd expect but the beds, at least to us, were incredibly hard. Fortunately we were so tired from shopping that we didn't care too much! The 7-11 next door (on the left as you come out) was particularly convenient for water/Coke/crisps/beer and the staff were also really nice and helpful. There was a bit of corridor noise, I think the function rooms are very popular, and the lift was crowded out a couple of times with very drunk partygoers and obviously they book rooms in the hotel as well... The buffet breakfast was excellent and there were loads of choices - one of the best hotel breakfasts I've ever had, in fact. We definitely plan to stay there again. The breakfast and service made up for the beds!
We were a little concerned when reading the previous review and so were relieved when we arrived at The Federal and found our room to be spacious, light, clean and well equipped. Not a cockroach in sight. We did reserve a delux room so maybe some of the standard rooms are not up to the same standard. We ate in the revolving restaurant and the Chinese Restaurant on the 2nd floor. It was the best Chinese meal we have eaten and the cheapest. We had 10 dishes between 3 people for 22 ringgits each. The hotel is close to all the shopping malls and restaurants making it really easy to shop and then return to the hotel for a rest before shopping again. We would recommend KL by night tour with buffet meal and Malaysian dancing and KL by day tour. Both were excellent. Shopping wise we thought Lot 10 was the best and the new Times Square the worst.
My Uninvited Companions
In our recent trip to KL, we stayed at the Federal. From the exterior of the hotel, all seemed well. It is not until we checked in, that we realised that this is just the beginning of our nightmare. Our room was dark and not ventilated.
Mid in the night we realised that we have "extra" companions in the room to keep you busy through the night. In addition to the poorly ventiliated room, and poorly maintained toilet, we have cockcroaches running round and on the bed!
Its no wonder why we smelt insecticide when we walked into the room. Its a bad experience that we had to stay in that hotel.. really.