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“Great Value for Money in the Heart of KL” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Yard Boutique Hotel KL

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The Yard Boutique Hotel KL
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Lot 623 (51D), Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #33 of 274 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Toulouse, France
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Value for Money in the Heart of KL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Cheap, modern, clean and professional. Fantastic location smack right in the heart of KL and a fantastic place for those on a budget. This was my first time staying in a boutique hotel and it won't be my last. A great alternative than paying for an overpriced hotel room. The only downside is that it is located in an alley and those familiar to KL will know that they aren't the cleanest of places.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Pro’s

Location
Staff friendliness
Free and fast Wi-Fi
Shower experience


Con’s
Room ambience
Bed uncomfortable
No refrigerator in the room
Very noisy
Kitchen smells
Hotel surroundings filthy and smelly
Rats in the Hotel garden

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Location
This hotel is located inside a laneway and is difficult to see from Tengkat Tong Shin. If you are coming by taxi, ask the driver to drop you outside Hotel Alpha Genesis. The laneway is located alongside Hotel Alpha Genesis.
The room
I was disappointed with the ambience of the room. The words ‘retro’ and ‘boutique’ just don’t appeal to me when I have to stare at bare concrete floors and walls, and lino flooring that harks back to the pre-war era. Give me carpeted floors anytime!! The photos from the hotel website are deceptive. The room is of substantial size is and has all the pre-requisites of any decent hotel i.e. writing desk, wash basin, clothes hanger, safe-deposit box, etc.
The bathroom
It has a rain-shower unit in the washroom which provides a good wash and drains into a pebbled drainage enclosure. However, the bathroom shares an opened-roof air-space with your next door neighbour, therefore any hanky-panky during your wash should be avoided if you value privacy. From the washroom, you can also hear constant chatters from the restaurant behind the hotel.
Noise
Being located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, it is surprisingly quiet. Although you can still hear the occasional passing motorbikes and people talking out loud, but it is not intrusive.
Conclusion
Not the best budget accommodation by far.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bekasi, Indonesia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I was with my family , we only had one room and one extra bed, its a little bit small but we manage it wall rather than have 2 rooms separated. The room is very clean, and the price worth the service they gave. Love the interior in this hotel. Very near to shop place and canteen or restaurant here. Recommended! :)

Room Tip: They have same size room, only 10 rooms they have
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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antipolo city
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love this hotel. We dont feel regret for choosing this hotel. The rate of the room, the garden landscape, the interior of room, bathroom, the location, the staff, are all fantastic. Actually all the review here is true. Located at the back of Alpha Genesis Hotel, highly recommended.....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We're spending 2 nights and have really enjoyed it. Very cool, contemporary decor, fantastic shower and an incredibly comfortable bed and large flat screen tv. The location is fantastic. Tiny bit noisy at night, but in central KL expected this. Good vibe and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

If you'll be staying mostly in KL, Courtyard is a value for money place to stay. They are classified as a BB/inn, yet you get customer service and convenience that of a 3-star hotel.

Pros:

Right in the middle of the KL, stone throw to Jalan Alor (famous for it's night time dining), Bukit Bintang (KL's commercial district) and Changkat Bukit Bintang (where the nightlife action is).

Very affordable yet with EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

Modern facilities, some are not readily present in the room, like kettles and an iron, but you can request for it from the reception, and they provide it for free.

Very clean rooms and showers.

VERY FAST and FREE WIFI!!!!


Cons:

It's a bit hard to find, it's in a back alley behind Alpha Genesis Hotel.

Room Tip: choose rooms 6-10
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Yard Boutique Hotel KL

Address: Lot 623 (51D), Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Ranked #33 of 274 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Yard Boutique Hotel KL 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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