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Neath, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel location is right in the center of KL about a 45 - 60 minute drive from the airport. You can see the tops of the Petronas Towers from the hotel and they are a short 10 / 15 minute walk from the hotel via the Sky Walk. A metro station is also...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My room at the Istana was a bit dated (though spotlessly clean, which is what counts - and I had a splendid view of the Petronas Towers out of my window). The breakfast buffet was only average, and could be improved. But my overall experience at the Istana was the best I can remember in a very long time, and...

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear TomW-SG, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to see your wonderful feedback about your stay with us. We wish if you had elaborated more on the breakfast section as to what is it really that you missed for the breakfast and we assure you that...

Cape Town
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment you walk through the door you are greeted by the friendliest most helpful staff. Every single person was amazing. The rooms are large and the bed was very comfortable. The room has everything you expect from a hotel in this range. The bathroom though was a bit outdated and needed some TLC. The shower was extremely powerful...

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear CapeTownOtter, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. Indeed our associates are the ones who create the most memorable experiences for our guest. Our rooms are the most spacious and currently we are busy replacing old carpets with new carpets in the rooms. Next we will handle bathrooms but they...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent service, delicious food, fantastic garden and swimming pool, great conference facilities, close to all main shopping centers definitely recommended to stay here for both your business and holidays trip.

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear Yoga20142014, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your short and sweet feedback and your intentions to return to Hotel Istana in future. Warm Regards Aamir Khan General Manager

Balikesir, Turkey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel staff is extremely helpful and nice.Room service menu is great.Price of the hotel is very reasonable.Food and food service are good.Hotel is in walking distance to three great malls,Aquaria and Petronas towers.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

High rise hotel close to Petronas Towers (wow) KL tower, lots of shopping to keep the most enthusiastic customers satisfied and many places to eat and drink. The hotel reception and dining areas are very spacious and you can breakfast Al fresco in a nice garden where they even put some AC units to keep you cool. The staff are...

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear David N, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. It is true our guest not only like our breakfast but also like the choice and style of Al Fresco dining. We are checking your room AC to look at the noise issue from AC and will fix it immediately. We...

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I loved the service and it's really really, quite unmatchable! Right from the moment we entered, we were pampered! The club lounge / rooms were amazing with a lot of complementary food including mid afternoon fruit bowl! There may be minor issues like a really old property and so bathroom flooring may look old (built in 1990s) or no locks...

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear GeorgeAshish, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. It is nice to see that your stay was a memorable one and that you enjoyed it well. We are in the process of soft renovations at this moment and you will notice new carpets along with some behind the scenes work...

Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique experience felt nostalgic and vintage. Room and toilet size was amazing though it wasn't a suit. Loved it very much. Service standards lived up to my expectations. During our breakfast chef was attentive enough to realise we are vegetarian and guided us to the veg section outside the dining area. Good location and had a comfy stay.

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear Amib007, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. Your comments and feedback is very important to us and I am glad that our Chefs were able to take care of you for your special dietary needs. We hope you will recommend us and will return in future. Best Regards Aamir...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Hotel Manager myself and although this hotel is a little old, it is not without it's charm. It is still a very beautiful and impressive building with plenty of character - ideally located in the very heart of the city surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants, clubs and of course the world famous Petronas Towers. From the moment...

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear ReservationiSanook, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to see that you had a memorable stay with us. It is indeed a pleasure to see from a fellow hotelier a positive feedback and I must say that our success is due to our wonderful associates whom...

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel is centrally located with easy access (walking distance) to places of interest such the pavilion Mall, Petronas Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. The hotel offers a great breakfast, good service and the room is spacious and clean. Good variety of food at the restaurant and a great drinks lounge area with music entertainment nightly.

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Hotel_Istana_KL, General Manager at Hotel Istana, responded to this review

Dear mimmob88, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to see that you felt like royalty and enjoyed the old charm. We are in the process of soft renovations and you will notice the positive changes soon in future. We hope you will continue to support us...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Food & drink at the hotel
Taman Sari Brasserie
Taman Sari Brasserie
Cuisines: Asian, French, Malaysian
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Hotel Istana

Address: 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $60 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Istana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 515
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Also Known As:
Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Istana Kuala Lumpur
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#16 Romantic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#21 Family Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#23 Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
#24 Luxury Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Great views, very clean, quiet rooms and good water pressure in shower.”
 of 5 bubbles mimmob88, 1 week ago | Read review
“Go for the Club Rooms. Definite Value For The Room.”
 of 5 bubbles 906atiquer, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't stay here the rooms are disgusting!”
 of 5 bubbles 2happycampers2015, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Stayed in Room 1937, below the Club Lounge. City view did not include Petronus Twin Towers, but perfect anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles guggle86, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Request for a room with the Petronas Twin Tower View”
 of 5 bubbles gilgit63, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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