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“Location, Location, Location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel China Town Inn
Ranked #102 of 341 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Udon Thani
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143 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

I checked out of this hotel early today, thus am reviewing it while memory is very fresh. This is almost your typical low end budget hotel, but the difference is the staff are really friendly, there is a nice lobby with comfortable sofas, computers available for use, and free WIFI that works great in all parts of the hotel including our room that was on the third floor. There is running hot and cold water that worked great with plenty of pressure in the shower. There is also a spray nozzle connected to the toilet. The beds were nothing special, but were fine. Comfortable and not hard as can be found in some Asian hotels.

A couple things that might be of concern to some guests first:

#1. We found a baby house gecko (for those not familiar these are tiny harmless lizards that live in homes) in our room when first arriving. To us this is no big deal. We live in Thailand where even nice homes have these. They are all over the place in some areas. We did not see any bugs and the room was clean, just seen this.

#2. There is maybe 20 or so stairs to walk up to the lobby level. Those with mobility issues would not find this ideal. Once to that level there is a single modern lift for getting to the other levels.

None of those two facts bothered us at all. We absolutely LOVED staying here. The reason why is the location. It is right in the smack of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur’s most popular street for cheap eating and shopping for fakes, printed t-shirts and other things. There is food of all varieties all over the area. There is even a Nando’s Peri Peri a 3 minute walk away (2 turns: onto safe and popular streets) but TONS of street food. Right across from the hotel (or perhaps just a little to the left and set back slightly) is a food court where a stand at the side of the entrance has an amazing self-serve vegetarian buffet. You still pay for selections individually but is self-serve. I had the amazing mock meat dishes ever, and the total cost for filling up a plate was just 6 ringgit (That’s $1.87 in USD!). For Vegan people this location is a dream, but that’s probably just as true for anyone as again all sorts of cheap delicious street food is right here.

It is not the easiest walk, but it is awalking distance to the KTM Komuter train. I believe it took us about 10 minutes to walk there. From here we were able to easily go see Batu Caves which are right at the last stop and buying a ticket for the KTM is very easy!

Also noteworthy is that when checking in we arrived at a little before 10AM and our room was ready and the Indian women working the desk gave it to us without any mention of it being early. At checkout I asked for them to call a taxi and the Chinese man (whose English is perfect and he mentioned having previously lived many years in New York) working the counter went out of his way to try. The phone taxis all however needed more advanced notice. He suggested getting a taxi from the street out on the main road and offered to go with me to help. I was fine however. I jogged to end of the road, found a taxi at the corner, negotiated an 80 ringgit flat rate to KLIA2 and because walking street was packed told him I’m fine if he just waits here, I’ll be back in 5 minutes with my family and bags. So we dragged bags less than 2 blocks but this worked just fine. The man at the counter again offered to help, he was super friendly, but again I was fine so declined.

I generally when visiting Kuala Lumpur stay in high end hotels. But knowing my wife loves Chinatown I decided to try staying here and was glad with the choice. At the rate for this location this place is great. It won’t be my go to hotel for all trips, but every now and then when wanting to visit Chinatown I plan to book the final night of my Malaysian vacations in this hotel. It is a great way to say good bye the awesome Malaysian food and do some shopping just before heading back. My rating of very good is because I went in with the understanding of what type of hotel this is, and it way exceeded my expectations. Do understand it wouldn’t be ideal for guests of all preferences, but budget in Chinatown this is the place to go.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jim G
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Thames
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

This Hotel is centrally located in China Town, close to rail, free bus, Market etc, most in walking distance. Lots of eateries in the neighbourhood.
Hotel is great value. Our budget room had no windows with the advantage of being quiet. The disadvantage was that it smelt quite musty, otherwise I'd given it five points.
We chose not airconditioned after reading other reviews. One night the airconditioning was on, and we had to unpack our down sleeping bags to bear the cold, which seems rather ridiculous in a tropical city. On the plus side, the musty smell vanished.
We'd choose it again for location and value.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are okay since quiet, but be prepared with warm bedding if air-conditioned. You really...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christiane W
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Bath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

The rooms were really clean and quiet, there wasn't a window but that didn't bother us.

The hotel is in a great location right on the doorstep of china town, close to lots of food places.

A short walk to the underground and overground stations so easy to get around.

Overall a good place to stay and good value for money!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emily B
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our third visit to China Town Inn just the other week.
Requested a room at the front overlooking the street market with aircon and that's what we got upon check-in. Raj, at the front desk was very efficient and helpful.
For 100 Ringgit per night I think is a great deal. Spotless clean, nice size room and bathroom with hot water, very comfortable beds. TV only had a handful of local channels but that wasn't a major problem. There's a little noise from the market outside but nothing much, no traffic.
Loads of dining options nearby (tip- move out of the main pedestrian areas for better deals and service).
Couldn't recommend booking bus tickets to other cities from the hotel though. Better to make your way to the nearby terminal and do-it-yourself. A lot cheaper and probably less confusing!!

Room Tip: I like the rooms on the front overlooking the market. Not really noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RepublikaR
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Prague, Czech Republic
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Hi, like this hotel because of its lovely location-in the centre of Petaling street and can visit many places by walk (write it also to China Town Inn 2), also is very nice the (I think newly) reconstruction - walls also the elevator is seem to be new.

But what was really dizaster - the morning wake-up by our neighbouring guy in the room right next to our room. He was doing some wirde noise like caught and vomit by the same time and because of the paper walls it seems like it goes from our bathroom.. he was doing that for near one hour, so wake-up time at 6:30 am was big surprise.. just sayin that to maybe take a ear noise stoppers ;)

wifi was working fine - no troubles; bathroom small, but clean with towels and small showergel, tv has a few channels, but hbo satisfy for "than you fall a sleep" time, staff very friendly, key deposit 30 RM.

Yea, stay here, its nice place, but if you dont take deluxe room expect no windows, otherwise if you take the room just for sleeping, go for that (remember the stoppers) ;)

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Díša M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

A great budget hotel! Rooms are air-conditioned centrally, bathrooms are very clean with complimentary shower gel/shampoo and the staff are very polite.

The only problem is that most of the rooms are without a window... Not that there would be any nice views, but the pitch black can put some people off.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paris L
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Easy no frill check-in and check-out.

Good location n value for money. Located directly inside Petaling Street, Chinatown. Accessible near Pasar Seni LRT n bus station.

Rooms are just the pillow too soft n only one each. They even clean the rooms n change towels daily. Free flow of drinking water at hotel lobby, they even provide container for us to get free drinking water.

Overall stay was fine will stay here again next time...

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margy3751
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Property: Hotel China Town Inn
Address: 52-54 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel China Town Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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