From KL Sentral, it's only 5-minute away by taxi, despite the fact that you need to be very careful with the taxis in KL (mostly they don't want to use the meter and you need to bargain instead prior to jumping into the taxi. When I asked them why, they didn't give good reasons and it was related to politics or something like that). Just tell the taxi driver to drive to Jalan Lebuh Ampang. When you have reached an intersection below a train rail above, the hotel is on your right side (on the right side of the road, next to 7/11) with a sign saying the name of the hotel "1915".
I booked the hotel via Asiarooms.com, and it worked. My booking confirmation was there on the desk of two friendly receptionist staffs along with other papers. I booked for two deluxe rooms, but in reality the staff gave us a Family room which was bigger, with 1 queen-size bed and 1 smaller bed, which directly gave the room to my parents (they deserved it indeed!) and at the same price of deluxe room I booked at the beginning. My room (with my wife) was smaller, with windows facing the street at the 6th floor, but nice or some, you may categorize the room is small, so small, or even too small. However, it is clean, fulfilled with 1 queen-size bed, 1 cupboard with a digital-based safety box, 1 small desk for your belongings and a phone, 1 huge-size LCD/LED TV (I can't figure out the differences between them), and 1 bathroom. The bathroom is small, completed with a toilet, a sink, a hot/cold shower, and a box of liquid, good-smell soap. It is a "wet" kind of bathroom, so it is suitable for moslems to use the bathroom to clean themselves (remember that for moslems, being clean is more than just "clean").
The hotel is very close to everywhere and everything. It's close to a 7/11 ministore (right next to it), some Indian restaurants along the road. Take a walk for 2-3 minutes and you'll find KFC, Burger King, Coffee Box (on the corner of the intersection), some Islamic restaurants (owned by Indian moslems), an LRT Station (Masjid Jamek), the Masjid Jamek itself (but it's under construction, unfortunately). If you take longer walk, it's easy to get into Pasar Seni/Central Market, Petaling Street, Chinatown, and Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square); you need to pass across 2-3 intersections. Not very far from it is also located Masjid India.
One weakness is that the number of TV channels provided depends on the kind of room you stay in. If you stay in a deluxe room as me, you only got four channels: a Malay-based channel (which is not clear), Celestial Movies (sometimes the movie is "paused" for a long time), NatGeo Wild, and ESPN. If you stay in more-expensive room (as my parents), you got more options such as HBO and TV3 (a local channel with good programmes).
Another weakness is if you have a room with windows facing the street, you get a good view but should be ready with the voice from the cars passing by and some Indian music played by some Indian stores around. It's not too disturbing but can be a bit noisy for some.
Highly-recommended and surely will come back to the hotel!
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