Location is really fantastic. We got on bus from the LCCT and it dropped us off at KL Sentral.
We got lost a bit going to the hotel because we didn't follow the pathway that most passengers used, but it was alright because we ended up in a strip of Indian restaurants serving fresh roti for MYR 2.50 in the morning. If you get lost, ask the taxi drivers, not the locals. They know all the hotels in the area.
The hotel is really a good 5 min walk. From the pathway, you can see its building. If you're nearsighted, it's just behind YMCA. We arrived in the morning and we left our luggage there because our room was not yet ready. We walked back to KL Sentral to take the KTM to Batu Caves for MYR 2.
When we returned after lunch, we saw a stall for Ice Kacang near the hotel. We saw locals enjoying this icy treat. So we had ours for "takeaway" or "bungkus". It was really tasty.
When we finally checked in, we were surprised that our room was better than we expected. We requested for the 10th floor (the top floor) as suggested by previous reviewers and was immediately thankful that we did. The view was splendid! We saw some of the Malaysian skyline. Below us we could observe the life on the streets.
Channels in our room were limited but since we only used the room as a place to sleep, it was adequate. We were happy that there were English channels.
They also lent us with adaptors for the sockets. We didn't bring any. The catch was that we had to go down to the reception to get it.
We slept off the rest of the afternoon. When we woke up hungry, we went down. The doorman saw us leaving and he asked where we are going. We told him that we're going to try some of the hawkers in the area.
"Hawkers in this area are not good. You should go to Jalan Alor where it is food paradise," he said. Then he pointed us to the monorail and said we should get off at Imbi station.
We were still tired and hungry but we're not one to back away from a place labeled as "food paradise" by our doorman. So we headed off. Turned out that we should have gotten off at Bukit Bintang, instead, because it's nearer.
We got lost in the alleys and backstreets of the area before we found the hawker street. We had the best pork buns of our lives so we immediately forgave our enthusiastic doorman.
We came back to our room full, happy, and grateful. Btw, jackfruits, durian, and mangosteen are not allowed inside the rooms.
Breakfast in the morning was so-so. My husband and I both wished that we had our breakfast in the roti place nearby. But we had full plans ahead and had to leave KL.
Will we stay here again? Most definitely. If you are staying longer in the hotel longer, I strongly suggest you skip breakfast and try out the Indian restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Summer View is nicely located within a 7 minutes walking distance from the famous KL Sentral Station in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Being in such close proximity to this transportation hub of 6 major railway networks and public transport, travelers have easy access to many major tourist spots, shopping centres, cultural venues and other places of interests in city. At Hotel Summer View, our 98 guestrooms come with either Super Twin or King-sized beds. Our tastefully furnished and cosy rooms are equipped with various amenities to make your stay a comfortable one. All our rooms have in-room individually controlled air-conditioning, attached bathroom with water heater, television, IDD telephone service, complimentary coffee and tea making facilities and complimentary drinking water. Our friendly reception staff is ready to serve you at any time of the day or night as we have 24 hour front desk reception service. With your safety in mind, we have 24 hour CCTV Security System. At Hotel Summer View, we will make your stay a pleasurable one. ... more less
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