The suite has a massive living room, a very inviting king-sized bed, floor to ceiling glass windows and an enormous flat-screen satellite television. I padded over the richly carpeted floor and positioned myself in one of the room’s corner, half-squatted and took a picture. This room was not where we’re gonna stay, but it was close enough.
We were at the StarPoints Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and I liked what I was seeing. Located at Jalan Masjid India, the city’s Little India, it’s one of the largest hotels I’ve stayed at during the numerous lay-over I’ve had in Malaysia in a short span of time.
StarPoints Kuala Lumpur has 137 rooms divided in three types; Superior, Deluxe and Suite. Each one tastefully and luxuriously designed, but without breaking the bank (check rates). Since we’d be heading to Nepal and a few more countries right after, we’re carefully budgeting our expenses without sacrificing comfort.
It was slightly drizzling when we arrived near Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown area where the buses from the airport usually park. From there, it was about a ten to fifteen-minute walk to the hotel, which we didn’t mind at all. Still, we were relieved to get out of the rain as we entered the hotel lobby and were greeted by welcoming smiles from the hotel staff.
After confirming our reservation, we were led to StarPoints’ Superior Room which impressed us. With an area of 22 square meters, it was quite spacious. And more, it has a luminous view of the Kuala Lumpur cityscape.
Our room is equipped with the usual cable television, a safety vault, built-in closets, complimentary coffee and tea with thermos and free Internet Wi-Fi. What I love most about it though was the wide work table facing the window where I was able to write a bit during our lull time in KL.
The en suite toilet and bath was also a delight. It is spacious and well-equipped with modern fittings including hot water, bidet and a rain-type shower head. Standard complimentary toiletries and linens were, of course, readily available.
While we usually eat at hawker stalls along the streets of Kuala Lumpur, StarPoints made us think twice. Their Kababish Restaurant, which is located at the penthouse of the building, looked really inviting.
What made it even more so was its al fresco area which has a breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur. Their dishes were out of our budget though, so we had to resort to eating at the hawkers near the area, which is not a bad deal in itself since we were right at the heart of KL’s Little India.
What we missed during dinner, we made up for come breakfast time. StarPoints Hotel provides complimentary breakfast for all its guests, and yeah, it’s a buffet!
The selection was mostly local and Indian food, which was absolutely what we want. I mean, why go to Malaysia if you’re gonna be served with hotdogs and hams? Food has always been part of why we travel and StarPoints got that right.
All in all, we’ve had a pleasant stay at StarPoints Hotel. The accommodation was already quite luxurious by our standards. Add the awesome vista of the city from our room and restaurant, the superb local food, the spot on location and the very warm and friendly staff; well, I can say nothing but highly recommended.
StarPoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Address: 149 Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact Number: +6(03) 2698-1866
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GPS Coordinates: 3°09'12.5"N 101°41'50.2"E