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“Quirky and remarkable value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel de Art
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Shah Alam
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Quirky and remarkable value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed just the one night here in May 2011 as we needed to be close to Subang Airport. It was fairly difficult for the taxi driver to find as it is quite new and not in a usual tourist area. Once there however we were quite pleased with what we found. The reception area whilst a little small was clean and bright. The staff were very attentive and when the porter dropped our bags in our room he was not expecting a tip and looked quite surprised to be offered one. The room itself was a little on the small side but as we only paid £23 per night for the room who were we to complain. In fact, from a value standpoint, you'd struggle to beat this place. There wasn't a wardrobe, just a coatstand with a few hangers on it. No problems with that though. The Bathroom again was small but perfectly formed. Remember to leave the toilet seat UP when taking a shower. Shower gel was provided and was of a reasonable quality. There is a TV in the room which we watched and it was fine. The "included" breakfast is served in the restaurant next door and only consists of Coffee, toast and a runny egg. You may order and pay for anything else you may require. The highpoint of the hotel is the room designs. Each is individual and you may request a particular design if it is available. The bed is first class, very comfortable. For a one night stay in Shah Alam this is a fun place and represents remarkable value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Katman
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JennyLiow, General Manager at Hotel de Art, responded to this review, November 10, 2011
Warm greetings from Hotel de Art!

How are you? On behalf of the team, we thank you for staying with us and great to hear you had an enjoyable stay. I"m sorry the breakfast did not live up to your expectation. We have looked into that and have added more variety to the breakfast choices! Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Take care and be well

Regards,
Jenny Liow
General Manager
Hotel de Art
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

The room is very clean, most of the front desk staffs r friendly, the design is unique, the place is convenience, the room rate is good, just a walking distance to iCity. I will be back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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JennyLiow, General Manager at Hotel de Art, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Greetings CHSH72,

We thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay. I am very pleased to read that you and your family had a wonderful experience - this is how it should feel at Hotel De Art.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you and your family back when you return to Shah Alam.

Take care and be well!

Jenny Liow
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2011

Took a gamble via booking.com on this one as it had no reviews at the time of booking and I was unsure if that meant it was a really new hotel or nobody stays there! :)

Turns out it is a really new hotel. Their own website pretty much sums it up and is a very accurate depiction of their lobby/reception area and their rooms.

We took 2 rooms: the Tiffany and the Pharaoh's Conquerer. Mine (Tiffany's) was very classy, all in black, white and creams with a hint of colour in the glass parts of the side bed lamps. The bathroom was bright red walls with black and white fixtures.

The Pharaoh's room (my friends) was completely wallpapered to look like the inside of a pyramid with drawings and hieroglyphics. Very effective. They had a four poster bed. Bathroom done in an earthy orange paint.

The ONLY negative of the rooms is they are quite small and the bathrooms are tiny. However they do squeeze in a writing desk and chair and a hat stand with multiple rails and coathangers which helped. There was enough room to lay the cases down the far end of the room and still walk between them and the bed so it was all good.

Toiletries provided. Air con in our rooms worked well. Kettle and cups, tea and coffee in room. Rain shower in bathroom was fantastic with great pressure and hot water. Rooms are really funky with nice pieces on the walls, groovy mirrors and side lamps etc.

The only cons were the size of rooms if you were having an extended stay, no fan and no fridge.

The hotel is above a fantastic Kopitiam (really new also and very clean; good cheap prices and wonderful food). Was like a modern, funky cafe. Free wifi at hotel and in Kopitiam. Get discount on food if staying at hotel etc. In the same small block were 2 small supermarkets (open until about 11pm), other restaurants (both cheap and fine dining) and lots of car parking.

Another plus is it is only 5 - 10 min drive to i-City with all the beautiful, coloured lights at night. Unfortunately we had been stuck in horrendous Public Holiday traffic from Cameron Highlands and didn't arrive until very late so we didn't get there this time (i-city closes 10pm).

Hotel is across the road from a lovely lake area and only 20min drive to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang - SZB Airport) at most. We flew from this domestic airport (lovely little airport with great facilities) to Tioman Island the next day with Berjaya Air.

Will DEFINITELY be back to this hotel and to visit i-City (and to stay before flying to Tioman again sometime).

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wishtago...
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JennyLiow, General Manager at Hotel de Art, responded to this review, November 9, 2011
Warm greetings from Hotel de Art Shah Alam!

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay.

Very happy to know that you and your friends had a wonderful stay! Yes, we are a new hotel and on behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for your encouraging words. This has boost our spirit in providing the best service to all our guests. Our mission is to give our guests a wonderful and memorable experience during their stay. =)

We hope to see you and your friends again the next time you are in Malaysia! :-)

Take care and be well

Jenny Liow
General Manager
Hotel de Art
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Additional Information about Hotel de Art

Property: Hotel de Art
Address: No 3, Jalan Kristal AS7/AS | Section 7, Shah Alam 40000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Selangor > Petaling District > Shah Alam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Shah Alam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel de Art 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known as the pioneer art-themed hotel in Malaysia, all 58 rooms in this trendy boutique hotel are wonderfully designed. Be it modern contemporary or classic imperial to even ancient Egyptian style, you will find each room decorated with a unique concept to impress all guests. Provided with a wide range of amenities, guests are sure to experience utmost comfort. While staying here, you are within close proximity from the famous i-City, blue mosque, museums, galleries, botanic gardens, agricultural parks, theme parks, shopping centers and many more. Whether for business or leisure, guests guaranteed a luxurious stay at affordable prices. So come by, check in and discover our spaces. One thing we promise, you haven't seen anything like it. ... more   less 
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