Swiss Inn Sungai Petani Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
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Quuite good place to stayfrom olssonludvika
money well spent. considering that you hav exit both too the well appreciated chnise market on the back side and china town in front.
I stayed 6 nights durig marsh 2007
All in all this a qiute good place to stay!
my speling in always ok/ but you get the drifrt
Unimpressive and expensivefrom Mr_Botak
It can't quite make up it's mind whether it is a budget hostel or a modest hotel and suffers as a consequence. The rate is not that cheap, being only about £10 cheaper than some of the more upscale hotels, but internally the hotel needs a serious update.
Because of it's long thin plan, getting around in the hotel involved the use of two lifts and a long corridor with numerous obstacles.
I didn't feel especially welcome on arrival at reception, although the porter was very friendly who took our bags up to the room.
The room itself reeked of tobacco smoke. With no opening windows and marginal air conditioning it's clearly going to stay that way forever. The bathroom was small, and suffered from a toilet that wouldn't stop running. I now know why there's a drought despite the rain! The twin beds were adequate, although very soft and creaky. Once upon a time it was clearly a very nice room, but lack of maintenance has hurt it badly.
Breakfast was included, and was served in the nice restaurant area fronting onto Jalan Petaling. The buffet was not extensive, but included cereals, toast and my personal favourite coconut rice with chicken curry. The coffee was probably, by some margin, the worst I have ever experienced anywhere. I only mention it because it was really bad. A nice local coffee or teh tarik would have been a much better.
Check out was as unfriendly as check in.
All in all it was acceptable, mainly because we simply slept there and didn't hang around, but you are paying a premium for the location and not getting a great room.
A quick tip - If you are using a taxi to get to the hotel, the front entrance with recepetion is actually on Jalan Sultan, which is the next street up from Jalan Petaling. To avoid a long walk with your bags, make sure they drop you there and not at the entrance to Petaling Street.
good, middle-ranged hotel in central locationfrom GwynnethSalzburg
Staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast very much but for dinner we did not visit the hotel restaurant as it was very expensive.
The location is excellent, directly beside the china town night market. We had no problems but some people said it was very noisy at night.
Cheap and cheerfulfrom Red-110
The staff were OK and able to arrange things if needed. The restaurant and bar was fine and looks onto a busy shopping street in Chinatown. Handy for picking up bargain stuff and near to 2 metro stations for going into the other bits of the city. Breakfast was very busy but the food is OK.
Definatly budgetfrom Travelgypsyisme
Arriving late (and albiet a little cranky after a 17hr journey) the receptionist informed us firstly that they did not have the booking, then found the booking and informed us that we did not have a queen as booked, then we had been downgraded, then took that back, then told us they would block off a queen room for us to move into the following day for the remainder 2 nights.
In this particular standard room the bathroom was huge, but the sink was blocked and the toilet ran sometimes. The single beds were positioned under the window so the light shinned in your eyes in the morning.
After a number of phonecalls to reception regarding the room change we were informed the hotel was booked out and we now could not move. After ALOT of jumping up and down we were upgraded into a deluxe. Although had a queen bed, and slightly better decor the bathroom was tiny. You had to stand in the shower to close the door to get to the toilet. See photos.
Breakfast included is basic but very filling. Great orange juice, tea and coffee okay, toast, eggs, fruit and some malay style. Be warned if you don't give in your breakfast voucher within 2 seconds of entering a certain staff member will scream at you for it across the dining room.
Reception is on the otherside of the hotel, so most days you can enter/exit from the restaurant and market street - Pedaling Market Street.
Overall, if you can't stand staying in a hostel this is a great BUDGET hotel, simply for the location. Don't expect good service but if you plan on being out and about doing your own thing, then this is a great choice. Contact them directly for some great packages. Next time for us we'd book the deluxe straight away as they gave us a good deal and wouldn't spend much time in the hotel.
Very Averagefrom TheSavvyTraveller
The room itself was clean but not very well maintained - some of the switches didn't work and the furniture needs to be updated. The worst point was the bathroom which leaked (everyone else in my group reported the same problem) and the shower, which wasn't as clean as it could have been. The shower wasn't seperate from the rest of the bathroom, meaning that when on, water goes absolutely everywhere. The towels were also pretty thin and rubbishy.
It's fine for a night or two if you are not planning on spending much time in the room, but I probably wouldn't stay here again. A bit of basic redecorating and maintenence of the plumbing is pretty much all it needs and it has a lot of potential.
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Okay .......from AFKG
On to the good points, the room was a good size, if you like original copies (fakes) bargain hard, you can step out the rear entrance into the Chinatown market in the evenings, we could not hear it from our 5th and 6th floor rooms.
The staff are very friendly, though I am sure the cleaner ate my grapes and nuts !
To the front of the hotel on the right side is a cafe selling the nicest chocolate banana cake and other sweet treats. You can exchange money directly across the road, and get a good meal for £1.50 in the market.
In all honesty next time I will try to stay in the Bukit Bintang area.
does the jobfrom antibes
Reception area was small, but welcoming, with friendly staff, and a tours desk.
The rooms were big enough and clean, with tv, and coffee making facilities. A/C was provided but was quite noisy. Rooms were cleaned daily and fresh towels provided. Our room overlooked the market so could be quite noisy till 2/3am. (had a deluxe room)
The biggest let down was the bathroom. Quite a lot of mould, very small, toilet didn't quite flush properly, had to manually refill it, and to brush your teeth in the sink required some thought so as not to hit your head on the shelf.
Breakfast was included in the price, and was a good selection. Breakfast was provided in a nice cafe at the back of the hotel leading out into Chinatown.
Its located in Chinatown, which is atmospheric with all the stalls and touts, but maybe not the best location for families.
There is a tube stop close by which takes you to Suria shopping mall/petronas towers.
Its about 20-30 mins walk to the Bintang street area.
All in all we would probably pay a little bit extra next time if we were staying longer, but for a quick stopover its fine.
We stayed at this hotel 10 days later and went for a superior room instead, and found it to be better, the view was of a wall, rather than of china town, which actually made the room much quieter! It was also a slightly larger room, and the toilet worked fine! Superior is cheaper than deluxe.
We booked via expedia, but the hotel itself offers a good 3day/2 night deal, which includes 1 hour free internet plus money off voucher for the cafe/dinner, thus making it cheaper than expedia. Dont pay more than £22 a night.
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Other names for Swiss Inn Sungai Petani Hotel
- swiss kuala lumpur
- swiss hotel kuala lumpur
- Address: 62 Jalan Sultan - Kuala Lumpur - 50000 - Malaysia
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