Stay in either of IHG’s two Kuala Lumpur hotels and you will be ideally placed to explore the delights of this fascinating city. With its early roots as a tin mining shanty town, it’s hard to believe that Kuala Lumpur is now a marvellous metropolis. The influence of the city’s financial successes can be seen on the skyline, which is punctuated by some of the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia, including the infamous 88 storey Petronas Twin Towers.
Kuala Lumpur embodies everything you might expect from an Asian super-city. Featuring all of the dynamism of a modern capital, you’ll find state of the art shopping malls, buzzing nightlife, elegant restaurants and cafes on just about every street corner. Art galleries and museums like the Islamic Arts Museum and the National Museum are sure to satisfy culture fans. Entertainment facilities include Genting Highlands, Cosmo’s World and Legoland all prove popular with fun seeking families.
However, there is so much more to see and do if you want to absorb an authentic Malaysian experience. Snacking on diverse and tasty street food at a hawker stall, trawling the vast Central Market or quirky Bazaar Baru Market, or taking a tour of the atmospheric Guandi Temple or historic Masjid Jamek mosque are just a few wonderful ways to wile away the hours.
Away from the city centre the 92 hectare Lake Garden Parks is just yards from the main train station and features pristine parkland and lush tropical jungle, as well as a walk-in aviary in the Bird Park. The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is home to an array of wildlife, flora and fauna and also boasts the highest view of the city skyscrapers accessible from the viewing deck of the 421m tall Menara tower. If you are a little weary from wandering the nature trails, you can even dine or take tea in the tower’s revolving restaurant.
When searching for hotels in Kuala Lumpur, look no further than an IHG property, where you’ll find the perfect rooms for restoring your energy reserves as you explore this stimulating city. Book your stay with IHG today and enjoy quality accommodation at a great price.
Comfortable accommodations and enhanced by Malaysian hospitality Holiday Inn Kula Lumpur is conveniently located in Shah Alam with shopping malls, recreational facilities and entertainment centres nearby. Choose our good-value Golf Package on the 18-hole courses at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club. Guests can also access the Club's squash courts and Olympic-sized swimming pool.
This is my second stay at this hotel. Location-wise, it was very convenient for the meetings I had at the KLCC, which was a 10-min convenient walk away.
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bonus. The staff at InterCon KL was very welcoming, polite and friendly. I did not use the hotel restaurants as there are many good and reasonably-price eating places in KL.
Three issues I had though, which could have made the stay much more positive:
1) The internet connection in my room was very spotty - it kept cutting off. At one point, I couldnt get pass the hotel's wifi connection page, and had to resort tethering my mobile phone to connect my laptop and ipad to the internet - I had enough 4G data and the mobile phone connection was more stable.
2) the normal, non-executive taxi fare from the hotel to KLIA was MYR120, pre-agreed between the concierge and the taxi driver. However, the meter at the end of the journey showed MYR85, which was the typical fare. Since I did agree to use the taxi, I dont have any issues paying the price, but it would be good for the hotel to be transparent with its guest on how much the actual taxi fare can cost.
3) IHG should consider allowing its Platinum members to use the club floor without charge.
Overall, I like this hotel and will recommend it for those who want a quality stay in KL.