Swiss Inn Sungai Petani Hotel

, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Swiss Inn Sungai Petani Hotel

, Kuala Lumpur
62 Jalan Sultan - Kuala Lumpur - 50000 - Malaysia 3-2032-3333
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Quuite good place to stay

from olssonludvika
I´ved first made my reservation throw agency and that workt out very well. I was very welcomed at the front desk. The room where quite nice accapt the bathroom witch where acctualy horrible. running toilets, no pressure in the tubs etc. atherwise very frindly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast buffe. Do try to get a room high upand with a windoow. I´ve tire too make my next resevstion at thh front desk but they recomended me to book via internet to get ther cheeper rates. it´s a B but it saved me 20 RM/night. All in all its quite
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

Mats Olsson
070331

Unimpressive and expensive

from Mr_Botak
The Swiss Inn in Kuala Lumpur has a great location for anyone interested in China Town and the Central Markets.

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.
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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 location

from GwynnethSalzburg
We stayed there 4 days, at arrival and before departure from Kuala Lumpur Airport. We found this hotel good and well priced. The rooms were old, but o.k. and clean. Beds were comfortable and clean as well.

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 cheerful

from Red-110
This hotel is a cheap place to stay while in Kuala Lumpur. The rooms are nothing special and we stayed in the very cramped Double 4 Delight room with two bunks. It was a squeeze with 2 adults, 2 kids and a baby cot. The room was clean, but had no windows so was quite oppressive – more motivation to get out and explore the city. They wouldn’t provide us with extra sheets which was a bit odd, and the layout is simply baffling – up and down stairs, corridors and corners just to get to the reception.

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 budget

from Travelgypsyisme
We have just returned from our stay in Kuala Lumpur. We just wanted somewhere to stay for a couple of days on our homeward journey. Arriving late into KL we took the express train into the city and then got a taxi from KL Central Station. The Train cost 35RM each and the taxi to the hotel another 20RM. For future information, although the train is quicker, it costs about the same (80RM) for a taxi direct.
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 Average

from TheSavvyTraveller
This hotel is in a good location for the bustling craziness of Chinatown, and provides a good escape from it! The reception is fine and the staff very helpful, and they have in house massage and an internet room which are both very good. The hotel is a bit of a maze but once you have worked it out it is no problem. The breakfast is very average and nothing to write home about.

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.

t go back

from s
Bathroom was bad....after having a shower, water would be everywhere. It was mouldy and the sink leaked. Carpet had stains...as well as the sheets (even though they were clean). Our room was always cold, even though we turned of the Air Cond. Room was small, but ok. Location was good, right in the middle of chinatown, and the breakfast was good. Staff were ok.

Awful

from kiraywm
Starting with good points - reception was friendly and helpful. Onto the bad, firstly had problems with the electricity in our room. When it was fixed, I couldnt even get into my room as they had neglected to reset the room key card! This was late at night and the trek back to the front desk was not appreciated. Inside, the sheets and pillows had black spots all over it, so I had to sleep with one of my clothings on top as I did not want to put my face on their dirty sheets. The toilet was grubby, hair and mould here and there. Makes me shudder thinking about it so I will end it here. No photos as it was not worth taking any.

Okay .......

from AFKG
As this was the only hotel I have stayed at in KL, I cannot compare with others however, we opted for the Deluxe room I was really disappointed with the bathrooms, you have to step in the shower area to get out, their plumbing needs attention the tap and the shower leaked, whatever you do, do not take the trap out of the sink waste, I am so glad I did not have my glasses on when I did this bcos the water was slow emptying. There was mould in the grout, which is unacceptable as bleach cleans this up.
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 job

from antibes
Overall we were happy with our stay at the Swiss Inn as a budget choice. (dont confuse with the posher Swiss Garden of the same chain)

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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  • Address: 62 Jalan Sultan - Kuala Lumpur - 50000 - Malaysia
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