Melia Kuala Lumpur
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The next morning was such an early one, and we were in a cab at 6:30AM headed for the airport. Out next stop is Kuala Lumpur! Once we arrived we found the taxi stand and headed for our hotel - the Melia! KL is the 6th most visited city in the world so there are a ton of accommodations, and we were having the hardest time deciding on where we were …
We spent the morning catching up on life at the only free wi-fi around: Starbucks. Somehow the coffee is better here than I remember from any Starbucks in Australia...maybe there's just no other coffee in Malaysia to compare it with. We braved a few rail lines and found the neighbourhood of Kampung Baru, desribed in one travel guide as a beautiful …
After breakfast at our hotel, we geared for a big day out and hit the shops at Berjaya Times Square. Yes, we planned to go to many places today but after only two levels had been conquered and two hours had passed, it was clear we were staying for a while. Brad's birthday shopping went very well, and of course Elise had to keep up with sympathy …
We travelled from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur on a coach since it was so cheap and we were sick of flying! It was really relaxed and a great, cheap alternative to flying. (The company is called Aeroline)
On arriving in Singapore airport we got a taxi to a mall where our coach departed from. After about 2 hours wait we boarded the bus and …
This was an independent tour of South East Asia under a special program by Malaysian Airlines. They provided all the international flights and domestic flights in Thailand, all hotel accommodations, and a half day tour in each city with a private local guide and driver. I had plenty of free time to explore on my own, and learn how to be independent …
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After having booked the hotel through our travel agent I found this site and was worried by the comments I saw. I thought that we had made a big mistake!! Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the hotel.
Stayed 2 nights, upgraded by paying RMB30 more for Deluxe. Reception was very friendly and helpful. Room was a good size and nice except a little drafty from air-con vent. High speed internet worked well. Hotel is in a convenient location, lots of shopping just around the corner. Breakfast was OK. Special offer rate for Deluxe displayed at hotel counter can only be obtained if booked through a travel agent, was refused this lower rate when I requested for the upgrade to Deluxe.
Word of advice: Never go by the recommendations of your travel agent and do your research first! We weren't looking for a flashy hotel as we're a young couple and was just visiting KL to do some major shopping but given that the hotel has 4 star rating, you would presume that it would be a fairly decent hotel...BOY WAS I WRONG! How it managed to get a 4 star rating is beyond me.
- Chambre : Les chambres sont relativement grandes, mais vides. Elles donnent soit sur la rue (bruyante) soit sur le système d'air conditionné du parking (très bruyant). Le lit est simple, la moquette fatiguée.
- Salle de bain: simple et propre
- Petit-déjeuner: simple mais pas délicieux.
- Staff: pro et aimable... par contre accrochez-vous pour communiquer en anglais....
Hôtel bon marché, mais dans tous les cas pas un quatre étoiles comme indiqué à l'entrée.... idéal juste pour dormir.
As a frequent traveller in SE Asia, I might be spoiled, but I found the Melia less than exciting. Service is slow and unprofessional, albeit friendly. The poolside is useless. No service - you have to phone reception to get towels and room service to get drinks and snacks. And it's overlooked by lots of buildings and largely in the shade. As a business traveller, having a nice pool for those rare few moments is a must for me. The standard rooms can be very dark, and for about £20 extra it's definitely worth upgrading to an exec room. Although there are no extras: no exec lounge or special service, internet in rooms doesn't really work etc. But getting away from the dingy downstairs is worth it (and at £50 it's good value). Breakfast is so-so, coffee appaling.
Good hotel in a good location. Situated opposite Times Square shopping mall and right beside Imbi station on the Monorail and only a few stops along from KL Sentral station where the Airport train arrives/departs from. Within easy walking distance (about 7-8 mins) of the BB Plaza shopping complex (a massive mall with just about everything over many floors, connected to two major department stores and ALL aircondintioned! Also Ten Square, another up market mall on the other side of the road from BB Plaza.