$60 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 5, 2015 Check-out: Sep 7, 2015

Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

5 stars
View map of 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50250

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
23 reviews
Most enjoyable stay recept

Arrived in KL early in the morning, booked to stay at the Club room. Very friendly and welcoming... See full review

  • SengK
  • Aug 28, 2015
Great family trip!

We went to Malaysia for a quick tour and a gift to our 79 year old mother. It was an experience to... See full review

  • Sherman B.
  • Aug 1, 2015
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.

 

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).
 
Property 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.

 

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

 

Nearby 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)
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)

 

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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

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:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 23
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jlg supermummy
Business
singapore
Aug 23, 2014

hotel is too old

Staff were great. Hotel were too old. Location is near to clubs. Too pricey for an old unrefurbiahed wat used to b a 5 star hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1sttriptoMalaysia
Business
Seoul, KOREA
Nov 7, 2010

Kind staff, wonderful breakfast!

Stayed for a four-day business trip and was satisfied in overall. Location & staff are all okay. The breakfast was very good. The Room is spacious and clean but needs some repair and polishing, for example, an electric kettle and table. Adding a safe and iron to a room would be required. No wire-less internet access in the room was a big problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The PAVILLION(a shopping mall)is in 10-minute walking distance from the hotel. You can find two department stores with international and local brands in there. Also a huge food-court at the G level. Recommended for both dining and shopping.

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Leesburg, VA
Nov 5, 2010

Hotel Istana in KL

Classy - Local flavor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AJB of T. O.
Business
Thousand Oaks CA. USA
Apr 16, 2010

Isotana Hotel

Right next to Monorail. Down town. Easy to get everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Can walk to Lot 10, the large Mega mall with all kinds of mid & high end shopping; low, mid & high end dining. Can also take the monorail from KL Central train station to & from hotel. KL Central has the hi-speed train to KL Int'l airport (30 minute hi-speed train.

Review of Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago USA
Oct 20, 2009

A nice hotel

The Istana is a nice hotel. The rooms are big and clean and the location is great. I was traveling solo and they were very helpful in showing me around. I thought it was a great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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