The largest city and capital of Malaysia was once a quiet Chinese village known as Sungai Lumpur, meaning “muddy river.” Kuala Lumpur is now one of the fastest-growing regions in Malaysia, and the site of some of the world’s most affordable hotels.
A highly rated budget hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Hotel China Town Inn offers guests an open-air shopping haven with a number of restaurants right at the hotel’s doorstep. Established in 1997, it was commended by Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book for its “better value” and “spotless hotel-quality rooms.” Exploring the city is a breeze with its city and outbound tours and rent-a-car services. Bus and railway stations and some attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Butterfly Park, and King’s Palace, are just a short walk away.
Garden City Hotel in Jalan Masjid India or Little India is a three-star hotel that makes you feel at home. It has 74 affordable rooms state-of-the-art electronic lock for guests’ safety. Multilingual staff is always ready to attend to customers’ needs, and medical services are available upon request.
An ideal place to enjoy the sights and splendour of colourful Chinatown, Swiss Inn Hotel is centrally located in the city of Kuala Lumpur. The 110 rooms compete with those in luxury hotels, fusing ancient style with modern facilities. The hotel’s Terrace Café satisfies guests with its international and local fare, matched with sweeping vistas of Chinatown. The Metro Carlo Lounge spices up the night with its Asian cuisine and live performances of its Philippine band.
Other budget Kuala Lumpur hotels worth checking out are Citin Hotel Pudu, opposite the Puduraya Bus Terminal, Heritage Station Hotel in Colonial Railway Station, and Mayview Glory Hotel in Puduraya.