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“Great place to stay on a layover” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sama Sama Express KL International Airport

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Sama Sama Express KL International Airport
Mezzanine Level, Satellite A Building, Sepang 64000 , Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Sepang
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
“Great place to stay on a layover”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My family stayed at the Sama-Sama Express in the KL International Airport for 6 hours. Would we stay here again and/or recommend it to friends – yes.

The great thing about this hotel is they offer hourly rates. We were able to book a 6 hour block. It was great. We were able to get some must needed rest before catching our next flight.

A word to the wise, book online before showing up. We did this and when we were checking in the hotel was turning people away because it was full.

I have uploaded lots of pictures of the hotel for you to get a better picture of what it is like.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Iqmal M, Manager at Sama Sama Express KL International Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear ToonTowner,

Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to ewview our hotel.

We look forward t welcome you back in the near future.

Regards

Mohd Iqmal / Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

While returning to India from New Zealand, we had a one night transit stay at KL. Malaysian Airlines provided us accommodation at Sama Sama. We thoroughly enjoyed the brief stay at this lovely hotel. It is very convenient to reach once the immigration formalities were done. The check in was very fast. The rooms are excellent. The bathrooms are huge and very well equipped. The fully automated controls for every facility in the room were highly impressive. I only wish we had more time to spend in the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fethiye, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was travelling alone from Brisbane to Istanbul and had a scheduled stop over between flights of 19 hours so booked 12 hours in the Sama Sama Express.

The location is excellent - by gate C5 so no need to leave the terminal. Check in procedures seemed to take ages but eventually I was shown to a large, clean and airy room overlooking the runway. It was nice having somewhere to sleep, relax, use the internet and generally rest between flights.

As another reviewer has already said, there was very little aeroplane noise. But despite notices asking guests to be quiet as people were sleeping there were children running up and down the corridor and making a noise unchecked. I was also woken by the sound of someone trying to insert a key card into my room lock and I eventually called out. I thought that was end of it only to be disturbed a short time later by a male member of hotel staff who had opened my door to let someone in. Luckily I had put the security latch across.

When I came to check out I did receive an apology - apparently I had not been allocated a room on the computer! A mistake but nevertheless one which was quite distressing especially as I was travelling alone.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Iqmal M, Manager at Sama Sama Express KL International Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear KemerCaz,

Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to review our hotel. It is with regret to note about the inconvenience encountered during your last stay with us. We view this seriously and will addressed this with the relevant personnel.

We hope this one off experience would not deter you from supporting us again and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Regards,

Mohd Iqmal / Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Do you have 8 to 10 hours between flights as I did a few days ago , I stayed here and grabbed a nap freshened up with a nice shower and watched some TV all of this without leaving the terminal for a reasonable $80.00 for a 6 hour block.

The hotel is in the arrivals so it is within 5 to 10 minutes depending on where you land.

The bed is very comfortable the rooms very quiet pull the curtains and there is no light .

Great shower, complimentary coffee tea and wifi

Room Tip: ask for a room with a view overlooking the runway
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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313 reviews 313 reviews
64 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is for the Sama Sama Express hotel, next to gate C5, airside in KL airport not the other one outside the airport. Firstly love we didn't have to get on the train and do the whole round robin out and back through immigration. We got off our first flight and literally within 10mins we had checked into our room and slept for the next 5 hrs before a 5min walk to our next gate and onto the plane. You'll need your boarding pass for your next flight to checkin. Our room looked exactly like the picture. Great shower, good sized bed, National Geographic channel to fall asleep to, 2 bottles of water, wifi, all too easy. We paid $75USD for 6 hours and to us money well spent in lieu of paying for lounge access. Amazingly quiet considering out the window was enormous planes. Grab some food from the food court before heading to your room. Would recomend and do again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Iqmal M, Manager at Sama Sama Express KL International Airport, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear SumoDoha,

Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to reviw our hotel.

We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Mohd Iqmal / Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The suite we had was superb ... Gorgeous an sumptuous ... Fresh fruit platter ready for us ... Great bathroom ! We arrived tired from a long trip so went straight downstairs to eat . Being careful eaters , and vegetarian and vegan , w are some Indian vegetable curry , rice and had some fresh fruit . The buffet dinner have us both runny tummies .. !!! Never again

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was the perfect place to stay to wait overnight for a connecting flight and get a few hours sleep. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very clean, as was the bathroom. Wake up call provided. The hotel is right in the airport, so no need to go through customs etc. There are signs leading you to the hotel.

Room Tip: I got the cheapest room and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Iqmal M, Manager at Sama Sama Express KL International Airport, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Dear AnnikaRose,

Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to review our hotel.

We look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

Mohd Iqmal / Sama-Sama Express KL International Airport
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Additional Information about Sama Sama Express KL International Airport

Address: Mezzanine Level, Satellite A Building, Sepang 64000 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Selangor > Sepang District > Sepang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Sepang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sama Sama Express Transit Hotel is conveniently located in the Satellite Building adjacent to Gate C5 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Hotel guests do not need to clear Malaysian Customs and Immigration on arrival to access this hotel, and if they are on a layover between flights. ... more   less 
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