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Malaya Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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Ranked #205 of 268 hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The rooms are really depressing. The first room I was allocated had a window that faced out onto noisy Chinatown and there was absolutely no chance of resting there. I asked to move to a quieter one and was allocated a windowless room! I just took it as I was tired but it wasn't much quieter as there were kids... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is a late review, we stayed here in 2008. It's 3-star hotel only around Chinatown so it’s convenient for shopping though the area is not that clean and classy. But then again, once you get inside the hotel it starts to get better! The hotel lobby is decent enough and well-designed, receptionists are very friendly and accommodating, the lift... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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35 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The location of this hotel is in the middle of China Town. Dont be scared when you enter in cos it has lot of chinese stuff & decorum. The staff is friendly, nice budget hotel & has good breakfast. Overall very good

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

We liked the hotel and the staff was helpful and friendly. it is conveniently located in China town. Be careful fi you opt for a prepaid cab from the airport as the cab driver left us on the road saying the hotel was inside chinatown and the cab could not go there.

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Guwahati, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

The location is in the middle of chinatown.Very crowded and noisy. Didnt like the service and rooms.But if you are under low budget and want to spend more time in sight-seeing and shopping then definitely recommended.

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Puerto Galera, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Poor and unfriendly reception, i was an assistant front office manager and trust me, the hotel receptionist would be fired if he was working with me! Can't walk out cause the room was prebooked and we have eave as soon as we can! Bathroom wasn't dirty but look cleaned like with backpacker style! Linen was awful and DON'T prebook the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

Do not stay here.We spent 3 nights at this hotel,3nights to long.For location to China Town it is very good but that is all that can be said in its favour. The first room that we got we were unable to flush the toilet & only one light worked in the room so moved to another.The hotel is very old... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

I booked a deluxe room and the lady middle-aged in short hair actually lied to me and told me that it was a deluxe room, when i knew that it was a standard room. It is because I have stayed in that hotel a week ago in a standard room, My deluxe room was exactly the same as the size... More

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England, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

The room was absolutely disgusting. It looked like there was dried vomit on the carpet, (see uploaded photo) the sink,bath and shower were that filthy we didn't dare to use them and the naff wallpaper was covered with nicotine stains. Not only did it look like the room design hadn't been updated in a very long time, it was as... More

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Doha, Qatar
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30 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

I called them one day in advance and requested for a room on Friday night. They had reduced their rate from RM136 to RM115 after they got rid if their bar. Im guessing too many tourist get drunk and create havoc. My room was ok, view was the back of Chinatown. Bed was ok, I slept well but nothing showed... More

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Address: 16 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Hotel Class:2 star — Malaya Hotel 2*
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