This is the second time I stayed here. The first was back in 2010 during the FIFA World Cup season. And here I was again, during the Euro 2012 season. I was here with my best bud. To find this place, just alight at Bukit Bintang Monorail, and look for the Mcdonalds and A&W joint. However the A&W was down for renovation, but you can still see the signboard clearly. Paradiso is located at the second floor of A&W. A staircase on the left with yellow-coloured walls will lead you to the front desk. Remember to pick the correct staircase. The other one leads to a sleazy massage parlour. The plan was to stay here only for a night, trying to explore Bukit Bintang's night life while catching the Euro semi-final match. But we were so hung-over and sleep-deprived that we decided to extend our stay.
That's the weird part. We head out at around 11pm. After everything was over, we staggered back to the place and were shocked that the front door was locked. The last time that I was locked out t night, was the time when my biggest worry was my pimple-covered teenage face. So it kinda surprised us that they locked the place. Ok maybe it was for security. But still.
Shamelessly we rang the doorbell at 5am. The tall bald guy unlocked the door and questioned us on our whereabouts. I answered most of his questions that it came to a point that I almost mistook him for my mother. Once we managed to reach our beds, we decided that we should be up at breakfast in a few hours time just to show him that we were not drunk and we know what we were doing.
Yes we were up in three hours time with the biggest headache we can remember. We wolfed down the orange juice, tea and toast and made small talk with the tall guy. He explained to us that it was for security reasons and that he had to lock up the place at night. He said that previously, there were some outsiders who sneaked up and slept on the couch at the lounge area after midnight. Anyway, breakfast was simple and filling. They had other payable selections available on the menu. Reasonable too.
We head back to our room after breakfast and snored away. The room we were in was at the extreme corner. A small room with 2 single beds, a little side table, and a mini lamp. Air-conditioned yes, but you can't control the temperature. It was set at 24 deg C, so it was ok. For RM40 per person per night, it was reasonable. You can get a cheaper bed for RM30 in the 6pax dorm with bunk beds.
The shower and the toilet was at the other end of our room. The toilets were clean. Showers had hot water and bath shampoo was provided. There was a lounge area where you can watch DVDs and hang out and interact with other guests. Wi-fi was free and at a very high speed too. I think that for what we paid, it was a very pleasant stay.
However I would like to comment on one thing. While I was there in 2010, many guests were backpackers, students, couples, sort of the young people kind of crowd. But this time, I noticed that there were families. There was even a small 8 year old girlfrom Indonesia that we managed to make small talk with. She said she was there with her mother and sister and her aunt and that it was her first time in KL. I have been to other B&B/hostels that don't allow families, those over 60 and those under 16. I guess Paradiso is open to the general public.
But all in all a good place to crash after spending all your money on the delicious street food, fake wallets or the endless massage all around the area. I would return, of course. Some other time.
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