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“Not a good value for money.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Yard Boutique Hotel KL

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The Yard Boutique Hotel KL
Ranked #16 of 319 Kuala Lumpur B&B and Inns
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not a good value for money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

If you are driving a car and need a car park, this may not your best choice. The hotel is nice. It is clean, new and spacious. And the garden is nice also. But the sound proof of the room is bad. I can hear someone talking next to our room. But the staffs are friendly. If you are a backpacker who need a gem in KL, this is your place. But if you comes with family and a car, you have better choices.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Yee Wen L
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toulouse, France
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Cheap, modern, clean and professional. Fantastic location smack right in the heart of KL and a fantastic place for those on a budget. This was my first time staying in a boutique hotel and it won't be my last. A great alternative than paying for an overpriced hotel room. The only downside is that it is located in an alley and those familiar to KL will know that they aren't the cleanest of places.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank charlie_ourson369
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Pro’s

Location
Staff friendliness
Free and fast Wi-Fi
Shower experience


Con’s
Room ambience
Bed uncomfortable
No refrigerator in the room
Very noisy
Kitchen smells
Hotel surroundings filthy and smelly
Rats in the Hotel garden

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rheinwiese56
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Australia
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Location
This hotel is located inside a laneway and is difficult to see from Tengkat Tong Shin. If you are coming by taxi, ask the driver to drop you outside Hotel Alpha Genesis. The laneway is located alongside Hotel Alpha Genesis.
The room
I was disappointed with the ambience of the room. The words ‘retro’ and ‘boutique’ just don’t appeal to me when I have to stare at bare concrete floors and walls, and lino flooring that harks back to the pre-war era. Give me carpeted floors anytime!! The photos from the hotel website are deceptive. The room is of substantial size is and has all the pre-requisites of any decent hotel i.e. writing desk, wash basin, clothes hanger, safe-deposit box, etc.
The bathroom
It has a rain-shower unit in the washroom which provides a good wash and drains into a pebbled drainage enclosure. However, the bathroom shares an opened-roof air-space with your next door neighbour, therefore any hanky-panky during your wash should be avoided if you value privacy. From the washroom, you can also hear constant chatters from the restaurant behind the hotel.
Noise
Being located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, it is surprisingly quiet. Although you can still hear the occasional passing motorbikes and people talking out loud, but it is not intrusive.
Conclusion
Not the best budget accommodation by far.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank OnMyLastLegs
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Bekasi, Indonesia
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I was with my family , we only had one room and one extra bed, its a little bit small but we manage it wall rather than have 2 rooms separated. The room is very clean, and the price worth the service they gave. Love the interior in this hotel. Very near to shop place and canteen or restaurant here. Recommended! :)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Anissa P
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antipolo city
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I love this hotel. We dont feel regret for choosing this hotel. The rate of the room, the garden landscape, the interior of room, bathroom, the location, the staff, are all fantastic. Actually all the review here is true. Located at the back of Alpha Genesis Hotel, highly recommended.....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank princessars
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London
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We're spending 2 nights and have really enjoyed it. Very cool, contemporary decor, fantastic shower and an incredibly comfortable bed and large flat screen tv. The location is fantastic. Tiny bit noisy at night, but in central KL expected this. Good vibe and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rhi_phillips
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Property: The Yard Boutique Hotel KL
Address: Lot 623 (51D) Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
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Ranked #16 of 319 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lumpur
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Yard Boutique Hotel KL 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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