3.9 out of 5

"Overall is good, but we forgot our stuff up there. So this is to check if the hotel courtesy to send it back? " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 16 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Kuala Lumpur awaits you at Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Within steps you'll find Jalan Alor and Berjaya Times Square within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and a full-service spa.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 450 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free newspapers and free bottled water. 24-hour room service, safes and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Kontiki, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, nightclub and kids' swimming pool. A conference centre and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3.5-star Bukit Bintang hotel include Sungei Wang Plaza and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$57* Per night/room 4 Oct. - 5 Oct.

Merdeka Premier Double

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Inner View Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Deluxe

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Merdeka Wing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Merdeka Premier Twin

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Everyone (15) Couples (3)
3 out of 5
It is pretty good for value and very central hot water not the best could be a bit cleaner..

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
Overall is good, but we forgot our stuff up there. So this is to check if the hotel courtesy to send it back?

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice Family Hotel

Pros: Friendly, homely, good breakfast and great staff in the Kontiki, nice to be welcomed and remembered.
Cons: Supply a wardrobe or drawers in the Merdeka rooms.
Location: Perfect situation to go shopping, eating and easy to travel and explore from this area.
Overall our stay was very good, very friendly staff but had to move rooms twice before we had a comfortable place for 13 nights. The first had the king bed up to the wall on one side and as we are 65 years plus didn't want to crawl into bed. The second room was so noisy from a disco till 2 am couldn't sleep but the lovely lady on reception found us a quiet corner and all was OK. The hotel is near to shops and transport, we used the hotel limo and it was excellent for our trips including Genting Highlands. Revolving restaurant offered excellent food but the service was poor and they had to go down to the veranda lounge to get drinks which was pretty slow, they used to have live entertainment which was gone, sadly. Th room lacked hanging space or drawers for our clothes so lived out of our suitcases. Having said this l would go back again (5 visits so far) as it feels like coming home.

Posted by , from Australia on 31 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Close to everything with great staff

Pros: Location,staff and cost
Cons: nothing really.
I have stayed here any times and have no reason to try any other hotel.For not just the price,but the staff are extremely helpful. The pool is a great attraction.always clean and relatively quiet most times. I need to move rooms during my 5 night stay as a very enthusiastic group of students arrived on my 3rd day staying in the rooms either side of us and the staff very kindly moved us to another room with our any hesitation,and even upgraded us. I would recommend the Federal to anyone wanting comfortable and affordable accomodation in KL.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 26 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice deep swimming pool, close to everything

Pros: Great Staff; Good Entertainment/Live Music at 3 Cigar Lounge; Supermarket across road sells Fosters Lager; Great Roti Cenai nearby
Cons: Should stock and sell Fosters in the bars
Location: Best Rot Cenai (ht fr)rd Flr Exitr
So nice hotel have stayed here 32 times in last 12 years cannot wait for my next visit

Posted by , from Brisbane on 5 Sep. 2016

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3 out of 5

Convenient location.

Pros: The staff were very helpful, courteous.
Cons: The air conditioning, insulation.
Location: Our first room was right above a very noisy bar which played discussting loud music till 2.00am so We could not sleep. The window would not shut tigh
After several nights in a very noisy room we got a quieter one with no view.but at least we could sleep.The hotel was ina good location.close to very good eateries and shopping centres.

Posted by , from Forster NSW Australia on 15 Jul. 2016

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3 out of 5

Central spot, drab room

Pros: Its location was good if you're after the hustle of Bukit Bintang
I found the room quite clean but very cold and drab. It had been superficially renovated but showed signs of its age. The outlook was to a services shaft so was dark 24 hours a day. I believe this hotel has better rooms but this was a bit disappointing.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 14 Jun. 2016

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2 out of 5

Okay hotel if watching your money

Had to move room during night due to loud music and singing ( sounded like next door) Staff gave us another room which was okay. Talking to porter who moved us he said mucic was terrible even weekend, my husband asked why people are put in this room, he laughed and didn't answer, so travellers be aware.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 9 Jun. 2015

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3 out of 5
Cons: Room was dirty, and very worn, had a bar nearby that the music could be heard loudly until 2am
Location: Near transport
Service: Professional, Courteous; Cleanliness: Grubby;

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Hobart on 28 Jun. 2014

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4 out of 5
Cons: They haven't returned the money they charged on my card when I checked in.
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Basic; Value: Moderate; Cleanliness: Clean;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 26 Apr. 2014

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About the Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Location 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100

Property Features

Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a kid's pool. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the family-friendly Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Kuala Lumpur hotel.

  • 450 guestrooms or units
  • 20 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.) (56.9 km / 35.3 mi)
  • Train station: Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Imbi Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers 450 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. 20-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Kuala Lumpur hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Kontiki – This poolside restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Bintang Revolving – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

The Verandah – This lobby lounge specialises in international cuisine. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Union Pay
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: MYR 118
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: MYR 59 (from 4 to 11 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 43 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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