Escape Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a bustling Southeast Asian metropolis known for its glittering skyscrapers, food-filled laneways, and vibrant markets. The latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) reported that room rates in Kuala Lumpur have become markedly cheaper, showing a 13 percent decrease to AUD$108 in the prices paid for a room per night, so it’s no wonder Hotels.com have it on their top travel destination list for 2016.

Katherine Cole, Regional Director Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Hotels.com, says Aussie travellers get a lot of bang for their buck in Malaysia.

“With nearly 500 hotels in Malaysia’s vibrant capital listed on Hotels.com, Kuala Lumpur offers a great variety of options when it comes to hotels. What’s great about this Southeast Asian capital is that a luxury stay won’t break the bank for Aussie travellers.”

When in KL, Katherine suggests staying in the Golden Triangle area.

“The Golden Triangle is a tourist hotspot offering the best dining, shopping, attractions and transport links.”

Here are three hotels Katherine recommends when in the area.

AFFORDABLE

Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur 4*

Kuala Lumpur has a huge selection for the budget traveller and from just AUD$93 per night, the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a very affordable option for those who still crave those extra special touches. Combining comfort and convenience, the hotel is just a short walk from a number of Malaysia’s famous sites such as the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower.

For those who want to splash some more cash on extras rather than accommodation, there are plenty of shopping options nearby, ranging from large shopping centres to bustling markets, such as the famous Petaling Street, which is dubbed a bargain hunters paradise.

Taking into account the hotel’s location and great facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, five dining options, and a shopping arcade on the first level which houses all the essentials as well as a massage parlour, the Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is sure to spoil the budget traveller in Malaysia.

Rooms at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur start at AUD$93 per room per night (15.01.2016)*. To book a stay visit https://au.hotels.com/ho140212/concorde-hotel-kuala-lumpur-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

MID-RANGE

E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur 4.5*

For those who want to stay in luxury but don’t want to spend a fortune, the 4.5 star E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur is the perfect option. The hotel offers spacious and modern suites which feature separate living areas as well as glass walls and balconies with spectacular city views. If shopping is on the agenda, the hotel is connected to a retail annexe containing eateries, boutiques and spas. With Raja Chulan Monorail station just a short stroll away, guests are just a short journey from KL’s main station, KL Sentral, which will connect them to anywhere in the city.

To rest and relax whilst away, the hotel’s meditation and yoga room will leave you feeling reinvigorated and set to explore the fascinating city. The hotel also has a lush 1.2-acre Central Park-inspired garden which features an infinity pool with stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower, so you don’t even have to leave your hotel to take in the stunning sites of the city.

Rooms at E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur start at AUD$127 per room per night (15.01.2016)*. To book a stay visit https://au.hotels.com/ho419011/e-o-residences-kuala-lumpur-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

TOP-END

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur 5*

With prices at one of Kuala Lumpur’s top hotels starting from just AUD$233, luxury for less is guaranteed in this vibrant city. The Mandarin Oriental brand is synonymous all over the world with luxury and impeccable service, and this hotel in KL is sure to please those travellers who like to indulge.

Travellers will love the location of the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, which is nestled between Kuala Lumpur’s City Centre Park, an outdoor green oasis that is set amongst the bustling city, and KL’s top tourist site, the Petronas Twin Towers. The hotel offers the perfect base for those wanting to explore the city where guests can walk on foot to the nearby public transport networks or take a short stroll to the close by attractions such as the oceanarium Aquaria KLCC or the many surrounding shopping centres and markets.

With ten dining options on site, guests can choose from a selection of local and international delicacies. With onsite facilities like an infinity pool overlooking manicured gardens and the city skyline, an indoor golf simulation, two outdoor tennis courts, fitness classes, and a full service spa offering Asian and western treatments, there are so many reasons to never leave this luxurious hotel!

Rooms at E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur start at AUD$233 per room per night (15.01.2016)*. To book a stay visit https://au.hotels.com/ho128775/mandarin-oriental-kuala-lumpur-kuala-lumpur-malaysia/

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^Hotes: Price quoted is per room per night based on two people sharing and is inclusive of all fees and taxes. Rates are subject to availability. Minimum stay requirements and black-out dates may apply. Prices are available as of 15th of January, 2016. Prices may fluctuate due to changes in taxes, fees and currency. Visit https://au.hotels.com/ for full terms and conditions.