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“Understated comfort for the business traveller”
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Hotel Richbaliz
Ranked #75 of 349 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Unless you happen to be in this particular part of Kuala Lumpur on business, as I was, (visiting the Hospital Selayang opposite), I can't quite imagine why anyone would make a point of staying at the Hotel Richbaliz. It's small, and functional in a mainly commercial part of the city, but that is to miss the point. This hotel exudes the warmth and charm of a friendly B&B back home, with a good choice of rooms to suit most requirements.
My Delux room was reasonable in size with a king bed, clean white cotton linen, air con, safe, fridge, limited refreshments, large tv ( with BBC world), and a huge glass walled "wet room". Free wifi meant I had everything for work, a comfortable rest, and maybe some play!
The restaurant is basic but well stocked and although I never actually dined in the evening, the breakfast each morning was excellent.
I could emphasise the Balinese theme which is attractive in the central atrium area, but really that's just window dressing.
The staff were delightful throughout and I have to say I am very happy I choose to stay here given the nature of my trip and the volume of traffic that pervades KL each day.
There's plenty of more opulent choice in KL, but if you ever happen to be in Selayang, don't hesitate to pick out the Hotel Richbaliz.

Room Tip: Avoid basic and get at least a Delux room. At Malay prices however, why not splash out on the VIP su...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Located in Selayang which is a little far flung for the average KL tourist. The hotel itself is a notch above most budget hotels. The Balinese theme works fairly well and the rooms are very functional with most amenities included. The mattress and pillows were very comfortable. My deluxe room was small but it wasn't an issue for me. There is a cafe attached to the hotel which turns into a pretty decent pub at night.
Local travelers will be happy to know the Selayang Capitol Mall has an LFS cinema. In addition to the Station One cafe, there is a clean and spacious Indian-Muslim restaurant just up the road across Station One. Selayang Hospital is a 5 minute walk away. One has to use a filthy overhead bridge across a highway to get there though.
All in all, a good place to stay. Someone has certainly put thought and planning into creating this hotel. That's worthy of praise. Staff could be a little friendlier but still, they were efficient.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

-Lovely Hotel
-Clean.
- Free wifi.
- Friendly staff.
- Good food in attached restaurant.
- Room cleaned and tea/coffee/water restocked daily

- Small standard room, not much room for any bags or luggage
- Smelly drains when we showered, had to close bathroom door for an hour after
- Located on a side street about 1/2 hour taxi ride from the city, no taxi driver seemed to be able to find it.. Make sure you tell them it's by the Sky Hotel or opposite the hospital.
- While staff were ready to help whenever possible they weren't very good at English so didn't understand much we said.

Room Tip: Go for anything above a deluxe double for enough space to move around.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

As I've mentioned as above, the room is suitable for business traveler (short time in hotel). Room is small and not comfortable if there are 3 or above sharing in a room.Each room are close so don''t make too loud noise. Restaurants and Selayang hospital are within distance. Therefore, if you're from outstation and appointed to visit Doctor at Selayang Hospital, this is the right choice. The price of the hotel is quite reasonable and do check with the front desk for any necessaries during the day because staffs at night is less experience.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms which are not close to elevator lift
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Richbaliz, General Manager at Hotel Richbaliz, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay at Richbaliz. Our Standard and Deluxe Rooms can only accommodate to the maximum of two guest only. If you have 3 or more than 3 persons sharing in one room, we do have Family Triple or Family Suite which is more comfortable.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused as a result of our "less experience" staff. Please rest assured your feedback has been relayed to our Hotel's Supervisor to ensure the highest stand of service is being delivered on a consistent basis

Richbaliz Team
We are glad to have you with us and do come back again on your next visit to Selayang!

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is how it supposed to be, excellent quality above all expectations and at a low price! Hope this hotel can keep up this excellent service and quality. by far our pick for good prices hotels in KL

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This hotel/b&b is a nine small place. It is quite hard to find but opposite a large hospital that most taxi drivers will recognise. I would not recomend staying for more than 2 nights as it is Very small. It only has one lift which is cramed (with 4 people) The staff are very nice and kind. They are making a resteraunt at the moment so lots of noise but for now you have to walk down the road to eat at a resteraunt. Good value for money though..... It is quite a journey from the main parts of kuala lumpa: the petronas towers but close to the batu caves.

Room Tip: The family room we went into was very small.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

a truly boutique hotel by it's name and concept. with difference catergory of rooms and unique style for the bathroom. each bathroom comes with its own unique color and touch. bali suite comes with a mini fridge with complimentary beverages. you are serve with fruits and local crackers at the hotel lobby. daily newspaper is also provided in the hotel. there are also nearby restaurant with 2 minutes of walking time. had a pleasant sleep with comfortable pillow and blanket. evry one was nice at he hotel. evreything is very clean and new. love my stay, thank you.

Room Tip: the corner room is much quieter, better to have own transport.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Address: No. 13 , Jln SP 1 | Selayang Point, Kuala Lumpur 68100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 349 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $19 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Richbaliz 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Richbaliz, a 46 room boutique hotel that adopts the concept of a soothing resort ambiance in its interior design. It is the 1st Hotel in Malaysia to use EM (Effective Microorganisms) Technology in its renovation and maintance. ... more   less 
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