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“Not great”
Review of KL Hop On Hop Off

KL Hop On Hop Off
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$42.00*
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KL PASS: Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing Pass
Ranked #37 of 92 Tours in Kuala Lumpur
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The best way to tour KL city is by KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour. KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour has 23 designated stops, which covers more than 70 attractions. It’s the best way of introduction to the city.
Reviewed November 24, 2013

We always use the hop on hop off buses, but this was not a great experience. We waited quite a while (letting one bus go) so we could get on the completely open top bus and it was a great choice. Even though it was very hot, once we got moving the breeze was quite pleasant. We decided to stay on the bus for most of the time as we were travelling with young children. We alighted at Central Market for lunch and a wander around China town, getting back on the bus around 2.00. This bus was completely encolsed and not nearly as good an experience as the first bus. The traffic by this time was very bad and travelling was very slow. A hop on hop off bus should only stop long enough for people to do this, but this one stayed more than 10 mins at some stops and up to half an hour at another. After spending a couple of hours on the bus, we decided to get off and get back to our hotel under our own steam. Hop on hop off buses are a great way to see a city but, unfortunately, this one does not quite cut it.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have to agree with many of the people that wrote before me about this: only option to do hop on, hop off in KL, but one of the poorest experiences of these kinds of buses.

All buses are different: first one didn't have an open roof top but had earplugs and several languages to choose from - however, 95% of the time there was just music. The things that were told about the attractions were 2 sentences each that one had read in the Lonely Planet already. Second bus had closed and open roof top section, but no choice of languages or earplugs. The guide downstairs told about the attractions but nothing about history or alike (just stop number, walking distance to other attractions & "thank you).

Have been doing hop on hop off all over the world and this was one of the worst!
However, it's a relatively cheap way to get to the attractions and around in the city. Bring your Lonely Planet and the experience might be better!

1  Thank Luzifrau
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Price was quite cheap for a Hop On Hop Off service but was only option available.

Each bus is very different, the first bus had a small outdoor section but with no commentary, this was only available inside. the seats were wooden bench types.

2nd Bus was perfect, open rooftop with commentary and normal seats

§rd bus was terrible, only option to sit covered indoors and see KL though windows full of scratches and tinted...

Would not recommend...

Thank mhcd_2000
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We weren't sure what to expect from this bus tour give it has some pretty bad reviews, but gave it a go based upon others we've done. This was not a good as them, but was pretty cheap so we weren't too annoyed! Was a good way to see a bit more of KL but wasn't as informative as these tours usually are. The commentary was on speakers over the bus in English, not on headphones as advertised. The air con was welcome.
It was ok for a 2 1/2 hour loop, and to see a bit more of KL - but not the best bus tour ever!

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Only had one day in KL so spent the morning on the Hop on Hop off bus and afternoon on the Be Tourist Eat Pray and Love Tour. How to get the most out of your 24 hours.....the Hop on Hop off bus was a great way of seeing a lot and getting oriented with KL. I didn't get off as the whole circuit takes between 2-3 hours but I have a list of places to head to when next back in KL. The bus was a bit old but it was out of the rain, air conditioned and had taped information at each stop....it's reasonably priced so suited me just fine! Recommend to couples, family's with teens, friends and like me solo travelers!

1  Thank Shirley68
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