The Explorer Hotel is located in a fantastic location. It took us about 20 mins and 20RM to get there by taxi from the Central Bus Station. It's location right opposite the sky tower with a huge green sign you can't miss. On foot, it's about 10 minutes' walk away from the river side and Jonker street. It is also located right next to the megamalls, with easy access to restaurants and fast food. There is a 7-eleven just across the street. Also, on weekend nights, there is a local night market right downstairs.. Not much shopping to be done, but you can definitely get some local snacks to munch on.
The hotel seems pretty new. Our room is fully equipped with TV, air-con, kettle, and most importantly of all, free WIFI. Towels, toothbrush and shampoo are also provided. Breakfast was a buffet of both local "nasi lemak" and accompany dishes, porridge, toast and fruit. It was pretty good. The staff were also very friendly and prompt in their service. Frontdesk helped us a book a nice fancy taxi for our trip back to the bus station and it cost us the same price as the old red taxis.
The only issue I have with this hotel is the thin walls. With the night market downstairs, I could hear the music. And we were also rudely awaken at 6am by a tour group of tourists who were checking out. Not so good for light sleepers who are looking for a restful night after a long journey on the coach!
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