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Hotel Istana

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   73 Jalan Raja Chulan | Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
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Ranked #40 of 264 hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here 2 years ago and loved it so we decided to go back on our recent trip to Kuala Lumpur. Again it was excellent! All the staff are so helpful and friendly. We were on a different floor this time but again the room was perfect. This time we had a view of the swimming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had never stayed in Kuala Lumpur before, only been there for one day on a cruise ship. When we were planning to go there this year I asked a friend of mine who travels there frequently on business if he could recommend a Hotel and he suggested the Istana as being one of his favourites. We were not disappointed,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I use this hotel twice a year and have been for several years. Very nice hotel, great staff , especially Lily who always takes care of my reservation. The hotel is going through some renovation and is at last getting up to date TV's but once again I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Istana twice for three or four nights each time. It was nice because we were within walking distance of several shopping malls. The staff was friendly and helpful. While a very nice place, I did not feel it was a 5 star as advertised. We booked through Expedia, and the first time, they did not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. When I checked in for 4 nights on the 21st July I was advised that the recent upgrade including wifi (turn on the router at the plug socket with what looks like a mobile phone battery charger in it above the desk) and a safe in every room was now virtually complete. My L14 room has these features... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for only 2 nights as a stopover before visiting Bali. Arrived at 9.30 am and was really pleased that I was allowed to check in then as this meant I could have a few hours sleep to catch up on sleep missed from 13 hour flight. Breakfast here was very good, plenty of choice and an egg station... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Istana is a thirty year old luxury hotel in the centre of KL. The room was first class and the location of the hotel was ideal for a pub crawl. The entrance foyer is genuinely grand and the staff whom we met were all charming and helpful. We did not eat at the hotel. In the morning some of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel may be a little dated however the staff are some friendly and welcoming. The location is within walking distance to all the attractions even with all the construction going on in KL at the moment. It is close to the monorail however there has been landslides that took out two Monorail stations so plan ahead and you will... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hotel. Great location, great breakfast bar, very comfortable rooms - and having a drink and sinking into one of the couches in the foyer is an incredibly relaxing experience. The pool is delicious-good size, and respite from the heat!

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur is one very elegant hotel. The staff in the foyer entrance and everywhere else, are happy, helpful and attentive. We stayed there for a week October 2013 and are again staying there at the beginning of October 2014 to enjoy good living in elegant and cool surroundings at the same price that you would pay... More

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Address: 73 Jalan Raja Chulan | Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Istana 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#21 Spa Hotel in Kuala Lumpur #27 Romantic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur #29 Family Hotel in Kuala Lumpur #33 Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
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