Chinatown Boutique Hotel

Chinatown Boutique Hotel

34-36 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia
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#2 of 23 inns in Kuala Lumpur
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Finding an ideal boutique inn in Kuala Lumpur does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Chinatown Boutique Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur (0.1 mi) and National Mosque (Masjid Negara) (0.5 mi) make Chinatown Boutique Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Kuala Lumpur.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Chinatown Boutique Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The inn features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage.

Travelers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Mosaic, THIRTY8, or Marini's on 57. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Italian restaurant such as Marini's on 57, Quivo, or Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Best of all, Chinatown Boutique Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Kuala Lumpur attractions like Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Galeri Petronas, and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, which are some popular art museums.

Chinatown Boutique Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kuala Lumpur.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay

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34-36 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Jennifer D wrote a review Feb 2020
Western Australia, Australia1,221 contribution278 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here a few times and always found it a great location. Shopping, restaurants and MRT all in easy reach. Rooms are air conditioned. Great hot water - bathroom could be cleaned a little more. Book direct and in advance as they get busy.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Pasi M wrote a review May 2012
Helsinki, Finland43 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had 2 days booked in advance, but I took 2 days more in this hotel, at the desk it was a litlle bit cheaper price. Room was superior queen, big enough for us.
A great budget hotel in an interesting area of Kuala Lumpur Chinatown.Petaling street just near.Well located to the train and bus terminal . Staff were very friendly and helpful.Great cheap Chines restaurants around.
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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djpinks wrote a review Mar 2012
Tokyo, Japan52 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We rolled up with our suitcases around 9 in the morning and were welcomed with a smile and the pleasant surprise that our room was available.

The room? clean and basic.
The location? heart of Chinatown so not quiet.
The rate? could charge more at this quality.

Wake up call was on time (a tap on the door) and a cab at 4 in the morning was easily hailed to take us to the Sentral Teminal to catch a bus to the airport.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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ekSging wrote a review Aug 2012
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions15 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am quite disappointed with the cleanliness quality in this hotel. I have been to so many budget hotel in KL, but this hotel has its modern outlook.. But the bedsheets has pen ink, blood stains, saliva mark and shoes print mark, bed head wall (near your pillow) the base bed frame looked like infested with bed bugs or it's probably a 2nd hand bed frame! The Lamp is coated with thick layer of dust. The toilet basin which I left my lens solution is crawl with ants. I wonder it's this still a hotel that can stay.. You can decide yourself. The room I stay is Room 404.
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Zhong4 wrote a review Aug 2012
9 contributions4 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is the most unsanitary I've ever seen in my life. There were smears all over the walls, including snot dried into the headboard. There were blood stains and hair on the sheets. Yellow and black stains on the comforter. Dirty bandaids stuck to the shower walls, which themselves were filthy. Each time the toilet was flushed a stream of dirty toilet water poured out of the back of the toilet filling the bathroom floor. And despite sleeping fully clothed on top of the cover - for fear of coming in contact with the blood stains, we woke up with bites all over us. I had pre-paid for 3 nights at the hotel. We arrived after midnight and went the following morning at 7am to check-out. We asked to be refunded for the 2 nights. The man working told me straight away that there was no chance of that happening. I emailed the reception manager with whom I originally made the booking, asking simply for the 3rd night to be refunded, even though we would not be staying the 2nd either. I thought that was more than fair (48 hours notice), and attached the photos of the scene described above to confirm my complaint of the room being too unsanitary to sleep in. It has been 1 week now and I did not even receive a reply! Extremely unprofessional. I will be attaching my photos for you to see for yourself before considering booking at this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lardylove wrote a review May 2012
Taichung, Taiwan577 contributions214 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on the first night of my one month trip in Malaysia.

The location is decent. Its right on the corner of the main market of Chinatown, so you won't have to walk down there to be inundated by touts selling dvds if you don't want to be. The food stands just outside the door sell good food (mostly fusion or cantonese/southern chinese dishes), its close-by to Pasir Seni station, the bus station that is the departure point for buses north and close to the bus that goes to the budget and main airports. If you like the hustle, noise and bustle of Asian markets its right on the door-step too.

The room itself was over-priced. The good things were:the decor was interesting, the toilet and shower were decent and the television has a few channels, the guy on the night shift was friendly. The bad things were: the sheets had a couple of stains (for the price this is really not acceptable), the bed was hard as nails, the air-con took forever to cool the room down. If you paying over 100RM for a room i think you could find much better value places.

This place isn't criminally bad and if your options are limited i wouldn't say don't stay here but for the price and the fact there are a lot of choices in this part of K.L. I would say try somewhere else first.
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Date of stay: May 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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maddoghere4d wrote a review Mar 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts271 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
OK 'boutique' as a hotel concept has a different meaning in Europe and America, here it's just a word in the title of the hotel. I thought I'd be giving it a poor rating, yet no...Our stay began badly, the first room had a leaking toilet and no one wants that. The second room had a curtained window but no one could unhoook the curtain as it was so high and therefore effectively a windowless room. Third time lucky, room 305, great. Nice room, opening curtains and window, nice bathroom with multiple spray shower head that actually worked. Wifi worked quite well too. You're advised not to leave valuables in the room but the hotel offers no alternative safe keeping. However, I left my lap-top in the room four days in a row with no problem whatsoever. Street noise is a problem for all the hotels around this area but I always use earplugs anyway. The early problems disappeared and I began to appreciate the location above a 24 our convenience store. There's air-con, TV, two bottled waters and great for a Brit... a kettle for that all important cup of tea. Food is on the doorstep, an evening meal for two people below 50 MYR. the room is cleaned and towels changed daily if you vacate early enough - say by 10am. Laundry is a short 50 metres up the road to the Red Dragon hostel for 6 MYR per kilo. A little further along the street again and there is a chemist opening late and across the road from that is a Macdonalds if you need it. You can also get a great street breakfast of deepfried banana for cents only. The hotel is also great for shopping in Petaling street just behind it and it's about a 10 minute walk to the metro train at Masjid Jamek station - then 1.60 MYR to KLCC for the Petronas Towers. When I consider these things in total, I am confident in recommending the place as a convenient/ fairly comfortable doss for a couple of nights and if the room is fully functioning, then reasonably good value - just go in expecting the minimum from reception and don't have delusions about 'boutique'. It's mid range/budget.
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Date of stay: March 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: 305 is currently good but street noise is best combatted with earplugs. Some rooms are...
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MichaelHuxley wrote a review Mar 2011
Liverpool, United Kingdom265 contributions371 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a good solid choice for the budget/midrange traveller. It raises itself above the other budget choices in the area with an obvious attempt at refurbishment, but it really lets itself down on the small details. These aren't too important really, especially if you are used to budget lodgings or hostels, but mean a lot if the owners want to be seen as a cut above the other budget choices which they obviously do.

The location really can't be beaten. It is right in the middle of chinatown, just off the (infamous petaling street. The entrance is hidden slightly behind some street stalls, but easy to find if you follow the huge signs they have all round the building. There is a 24 hour convienience shop next door and a 7/11 across the road too.

The rooms themselves are tiny, but manageable (just). The walls are pretty thin though so pray for quiet neighbours! They have obviously made a clear attempt at nice decor, and they do look a lot better than most places (do not expect what you see on the glossy photo's out front though). However, it is the tiny attention to details that they are lacking in, such as broken showers, TV's that do not work, broken bedside tables, etc. We did eventually get a room that was fine, but it was the third one the owner showed us. If they paid more attention to the upkeep, it would be a lot better, it isn't a huge problem, but when they are asking a little more for a nights stay than similar places, you expect more.

The rooms themselves were kept clean enough, but we did get towels that were ripped and falling apart, sheets with stains on, etc. Again, it is these small details that let a place down.

Overall, it is a solid choice for the budget traveller, it isn't anything great, but it is nice enough, clean enough and still fairly cheap. If they wan't to continue justifying the extra few quid a night than what their competitors on the same street are charging however, they need to up their game a little and pay attention to the small things.
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Date of stay: March 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lenka O wrote a review Mar 2016
Prague, Czech Republic89 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid three months in advance, but our room was not available. The receptionist wanted us to go to another allied hotel - we spent an hour at night in a taxi, but the taxi driver could´t find tehe another hotel. The receptionist wanted we tried it again. Unbelievable! We slept in the hotel opposite.
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Date of stay: July 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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thumbsupAustralia wrote a review Nov 2014
Australia17 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here 6+ times durning KL stopovers in between SE Asians holidays and is definitely the best in and around Chinatown. The restaurants are at your doorstep and the hotels location is particularly convenient. It is also handy for western travellers if you are uncomfortable using the 'local' toilets (hole in the floor and no toilet paper) whilst shopping or dining etc, meaning you can quickly go to your room to go toilet and carry on after that in Chinatown.
At 100RM per night you get what you pay for as there is no room phone, room service or pool or any other standard hotel type amenities but the rooms are clean, beds comfortable and cable TV is good.
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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my_traveller wrote a tip Aug 2017
Singapore, Singapore8,090 contributions425 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"deluxe with big window"
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HappyTravellller wrote a tip Jan 2017
Kluang, Malaysia403 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room that is facing the street"
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Valmai M wrote a tip Apr 2016
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probably 2nd floor upwards is best but ask for a room with a window - too claustrophic without one."
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william300 wrote a tip Jul 2015
Bangkok, Thailand152 contributions112 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room faced onto main street however room was still quiet"
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ijourneyish wrote a tip Apr 2015
Oxford, Ohio4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for a room with windows, the second and third floor have good wifi"
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