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“Clean n small hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Joy Inn Hotel
No.22-1, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #102 of 267 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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12 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Clean n small hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

suitable for a nite or two. Close to KL sentral (5 mins walking)
clean and provide with simple breakfast. only problem is during nite time alot of man looking at u when u walk around, mayb bcos there is a few adult hotel nearby, try to avoid late outing.

also the room has very thin wall. so get a room which is at the back.

Room Tip: 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Rating has to be relative to the cost and at such central location (beside KL Sentral monorail) and about 5-10 min walk to the KL Sentral Station, with numerous eateries along the main road, this is good.

Apparently, the hotel was first runned as a minimart and owners probably extended the floors upstairs. Check in was a breeze and rooms was about (est about 2.2 meter by 3.2 meters) with a bathroom. A flat screen TV, a kettle, 2 bottles of water and bath towels, bath soap are provided. Was surprised when told there is breakfast.

Saw some reviews that it looked like some streetwalkers roaming. No, its true, its just beside the hotel, and there are red lights. Still, my wife and I felt safe and it is really near the main road with police cars patrolling the area. However, for women travelling alone, guess, makes sense not to venture out too late.

If you take cab, its easier to drop beside the KL sentral MONORAIL as some may not know where Jalan Thambipillay.

The minimart is wonderful and stocks just about everything. Think its open 24 hours.

Great stay although I saw some MYR60 hotel rooms along the main road as well. Left at 10.00pm at night to catch the midnight train to Singapore. And the room was mainly used to put our bags and have a quick shower. Overall, wonderful room and area.

Room Tip: Dont be choosy, most rooms should be quite alright, as there is controlled access from the minimart...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

5 mins walk to KL Sentral so handy for early journeys - hence the reason we stayed here. So on that front the location is good, it's also in Little India which is nice & authentic with good eats. However, when the lights went down we realised that there was a brothel next door & straight across the road with dodgy characters everywhere! Also, the hotel is above a 24hr newsagents so extremely noisy at all hours. Through the very thin walls we could hear people going to the store room, clicking up & down the stairs, if the door opened we could hear din from the shop - overall, not fit for purpose! The room itself was very clean & well finished but extremely small - not a room for lingering in! The staff are pleasant but overall I wouldn't recommend due to the seedy nightlife & noise.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.22-1, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Ranked #102 of 267 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
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Number of rooms: 15
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