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Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

5 stars
73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
18 reviews
Superb experience

I love hotel istana Malaysia . Ill be coming to Malaysia again and stay in the same hotel See full review

  • Somepalli Krishna teja
  • Mar 28, 2013
Excellent location - Good staff

The room was very clean except for some kind of leak in the bathroom. The issue was promptly... See full review

  • ME 2012
  • Dec 16, 2012
Explore Kuala Lumpur from chic downtown hotel with modern amenities
Located in downtown Kuala Lumpur, in the Golden Triangle area, the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur sits just a short walk from the popular shopping district along Bukit Bintang and it's also near the convention center and the Petronas towers. A monorail station in front of the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur makes it easy to explore the city. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate the comprehensive amenities of the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, including high-speed Internet access (fees apply), an outdoor swimming pool and flexible event spaces.

 

Highlights
  • On-site restaurants and bars
  • Outdoor swimming pool, garden
  • Jacuzzi and sauna
  • High-speed Internet access in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Fitness center with classes

 

Rooms
The Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur features 505 guest rooms and suites ideally located with great views of downtown. Accommodations come with either a king or pair of twin beds, and suites also feature sitting areas and spacious workstations. Private baths features tubs, showers and full-length mirrors, and in-room amenities include TVs with movie channels, coffee and tea facilities, room safes, mini-bars and air conditioning. All rooms also have high-speed Internet access (fees apply).
 
Features
The downtown Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur boasts a lush garden courtyard with an elegant Greco-Roman swimming pool and a sun desk with lounge chairs. The hotel also features an on-site fitness center with a sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness classes. For meals, guests find a fine dining restaurant and casual breakfast and lunch buffets. There also are two bars and a bakery on the property. Business travelers appreciate the hotel's full-service business center, as well as the in-room high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Groups of any size hold their events at the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur -- the hotel boasts a grand ballroom with space for 2,000 guests, as well as 14 flexible meeting rooms.

 

Transportation
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (36.3 mi/58.1 km)
  • Raja Chulan Metro Station (across the street)
  • KL Sentral Train Station (3.4 mi/5.4 km)

 

Attractions
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Petronas Towers (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Chinatown (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Royal Selangor Golf Club (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Batu Caves (10.6 mi/17 km)

 

Business
  • Ballroom accommodates up to 2,000 people
  • 14 flexible meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)

Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur Rooms

Club Suite
Designed exclusively for corporate or leisure travellers who value the comfort of extra space. Fitted with a private lounge-within-a-suite ideal for private entertainment or as a spacious work-area for corporate travellers. Includes exclusive access to all the privileges and amenities of the Club Lounge located on the 20th floor. Choice of king-sized or twin beds. Room equipped with internet access, minibar, air-conditioning, room & luxurious bathroom amenities, television, radio, coffee & tea making facilities, IDD telephones, voice-mail system, in room iron & ironing board & shaving adaptor.
Deluxe Room
Tastefully decorated with warm earthy colours and decorated with traditional fabric accessories. Ideal for corporate and leisure travellers. Choice of king-sized or twin beds. Room equipped with internet access, minibar, air-conditioning, room & luxurious bathroom amenities, television, radio, coffee & tea making facilities, IDD telephones, voice-mail system, in room iron & ironing board & shaving adaptor.
Club Room
Located on 19th, 20th & 21st Floors. Each bedroom-suite includes a spacious lounge ideal for relaxing, entertaining or even business meetings. All suites offer exceptional views of KL skyline. Choice of king-sized or twin beds. Room equipped with internet access, minibar, air-conditioning, room & luxurious bathroom amenities, television, radio, coffee & tea making facilities, IDD telephones, voice-mail system, in room iron & ironing board & shaving adaptor.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet in room
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

3.1502 101.7094
Area served
Kuala Lumpur.
Nearby airports
Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Area description
Experience the world-class service and facilities that blends with warm Malaysian Hospitality at Hotel Istana. An established five star hotel with 505 tastefully decorated rooms nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Excellent location, 5 minutes to Pavillion Shopping Mall and Bukit Bintang and walking distance Petronas Twin Tower and the KL Tower. Transportation is very convenient with KL Monorail Station in front of the Hotel.

Nearby points of interest

  • Bintang Walk: 0.3 mi
  • Starhill Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Sungei Wang Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Menara Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Pavilion Mall: 0.5 mi
  • Zouk: 0.5 mi
  • Dewan Filharmonik Petronas: 0.5 mi
  • Petronas Towers: 0.5 mi
  • Cosmo's World: 0.6 mi
  • Times Square: 0.6 mi
  • Suria KLCC Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Craft Complex: 0.6 mi
  • Pudu Prison: 0.7 mi
  • Bintang Walk: 0.3 mi
  • Starhill Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Sungei Wang Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Menara Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Pavilion Mall: 0.5 mi
  • Zouk: 0.5 mi
  • Dewan Filharmonik Petronas: 0.5 mi
  • Petronas Towers: 0.5 mi
  • Cosmo's World: 0.6 mi
  • Times Square: 0.6 mi
  • Suria KLCC Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Craft Complex: 0.6 mi
  • Pudu Prison: 0.7 mi
  • Negara Stadium: 0.8 mi
  • Jalan Masjid India: 0.9 mi
  • Masjid Jamek: 0.9 mi
  • Kuala Lumpur Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • National Zoo: 0.9 mi
  • Sze Ya Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Merdeka Stadium: 1 mi
  • Merdeka Square: 1 mi
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple: 1 mi
  • Central Market: 1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Fountain: 1 mi
  • Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre: 1 mi
  • Pudu Bus Station: 1.1 mi
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building: 1.1 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • National History Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Dayabumi Complex: 1.1 mi
  • Kuala Lumpur Memorial Library: 1.2 mi
  • National Library of Malaysia: 1.2 mi
  • Chow Kit Night Market: 1.3 mi
  • Bank Negara Money Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Chow Kit Wet Market: 1.3 mi
  • Chow Kit: 1.3 mi
  • Old Railway Station: 1.3 mi
  • National Mosque: 1.4 mi
  • Masjid Negara: 1.4 mi
  • Islamic Arts Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Istana Negara: 1.5 mi
  • National Planetarium: 1.6 mi
  • Police Museum: 1.6 mi

Dining

Urban
Urban is a contemporary fine dining restaurant offering a spacious, relaxing and informal ambience.
Taman Sari Brasserie
Serves a wide range of local and international cuisines. Diners can choose to dine buffet-style or from an extensive a la carte menu.
The Deli
Offering freshly-baked gourmet chocolates, breads, pastries and cakes. Special order for cakes and takeaways are available.
Songket Lounge
Lobby Lounge
Sports Bar
This outlet serves an interesting selection of cocktails and light refreshments while guests catch up with the latest sports updates and watch live screenings at the bar.
Trishna Restaurant
An authentic Northern Indian Restaurant, TRISHNA. With over 100 dishes to choose from some of which India's most popular dishes such as Amritsari Fish, Nooraini Kebab, Aloo Tandoori, Palak Paneer and Paneer Tandoori just to name a few.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Overall score

3.9 / 5
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
pixiepie
singapore
Apr 12, 2014

short stay in KL

Good hotel at the price offered.. Great location just opp pavilion n pubs n cafe. Walking bridge to KLCC. Staff are friendly but you need to approach them to ask for help. Amenities a bit old n tired but we enjoyed the spaciousness unlike new hotel. Will come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Just behind hotel

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
BkkGuava
Business
Bangkok
Sep 20, 2013

Great Location

I go to KL for business and Istana is central and within walking distance to shopping and great restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
Columbus
Business
Romania
Jul 15, 2013

Ill comeback and recommend it to my friends

Very comfortable, quiet, good location, lovely stuff, good sevice at lobby during evening, good band every evening perform at lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to all important places

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

1
TOHEID
SINGAPORE
Jul 10, 2013

BELOW AVERAGE

WHEN YOU ENTER YOUR ROOM FIRST THING WHICH WILL COME TO YOUR MIND IS WHY I PAID THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THIS ROOM

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

BIG SHOPPING MALL BESIDE THE PAVILION TOWER

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

5
Somepalli Krishna teja
Singapore
Mar 28, 2013

Superb experience

I love hotel istana Malaysia . Ill be coming to Malaysia again and stay in the same hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Enjoyable climate

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

1
organic lung
Seoul, Korea
Feb 2, 2013

worst staffs

I don't know why they are not responding to my request. They keep saying "wait!" but never "do" it.. or never properly explain. i don't even want to say more about that hotel. also breakfast at the hotel is way too expensive regarding its quality. never have breakfast there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

5
ME 2012
Chicago,IL
Dec 16, 2012

Excellent location - Good staff

The room was very clean except for some kind of leak in the bathroom. The issue was promptly addressed. The service was excellent. The hotel is in excellent location - 2 minute walk to Raja Chulan monorail station which has trains to go to KL sentral station. 15 minute walk to Petronas towers and Pavilion mall (Bukit Bintang area). This hotel was definitely a good deal for the price. Would definitely recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Train station, Petronas towers, shopping, restaurants

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
acyvr
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dec 6, 2012

KL 3 day trip

We spent 3 days 2 nights in Kuala Lumpur and enjoyed the stay at Hotel Instana very much. Room was clean and comfy (althought I was surprised by the BIG tube style TV). Staff was very very friendly and accommodating. We checked out at noon but they stored our luggage and allowed us to shower and change 8 hours later as our flight departed around midnight. Also, location was great, just a block from many places to eat and 2 malls. KLCC is also near by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

5
Riani Sovana
Jakarta, Indonesia
Jul 26, 2012

Great Value of Money

First we were wowed by the nice building they have, and the hotel smells great too like scent from Lovely Lace brand which is my fav. The receptionist guy was just so so, not that nice, but the check-in & check-out process was so easy. The room was surprisingly great! The Club Suite where my parents stayed, and Deluxe Room where me & my husband stayed--both were great. They have a very cold air conditioner even though i already turned it off (don't know where it from). They provide tools for ironing which i found it helpful, and the bathroom was sleek too, even though i found some spots of someone/past guest's red lipstick at the white door they have. Overall, this is a great place to stay and i would love to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
Lidu
Weston, FL, USA
Mar 27, 2012

Good location, nice hostesses, bit old

traditional hotel, very well located, with view to Petronas and KL tower. kind of old however comfortable. the staff was helpful to the extent they could understand english.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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