4.4 out of 5

"Despite noise from alterations during the day,we enjoyed our stay " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 24 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Kuala Lumpur awaits you at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find Jalan Alor and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 spa tubs and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 486 rooms feature free WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service makes dining in an option. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs, bathrobes and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water and safes are also available.

A day of pampering at Bali-Bali Spa can include massages and facials along with access to the spa tub. The fine-dining restaurant, Urban, is open for lunch and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and kids' swimming pool. Business amenities include a conference centre, a business centre and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star Bukit Bintang hotel include Kuala Lumpur Tower and Berjaya Times Square.

Club Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room (Twin Tower View)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center

Everyone (28) Couples (21) Family (10)
2 out of 5
We had to move rooms twice due to issues that the hotel should have been aware of. Despite the great customer service from staff, I doubt we will be staying at this hotel in the future. On an unrelated note, why is it some tourists from certain countries think they are entitled to waste good food at buffet meals? Why do people need to excessively pile-up their plates, then take more, and not end up finishing their meals? Please stop the blatant wasting of food.

Posted by , from Perth, Australia on 4 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Oct. 2018 by Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

Dear Hisham, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your comments with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for the short-comings and unpleasant experience. We have also highlighted your comments to the respective Heads of Department to take corrective measures. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit. Thank you. Regards Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

4 out of 5

Nice hotel,very convenient,staff friendly

Pros: Gteat breakfasts, very convenient
Cons: Nothing to advise
Location: Close to City Centre, only 5 min walk to the Pavillion major shopping centre,Mono Rail station close by
Despite noise from alterations during the day,we enjoyed our stay

Posted by , from Australia on 24 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

5 star experience

From the moment you arrive the staff are there to greet you and take your luggage. The hotel itself is very regal and very warm and inviting.

Posted by , from Victoria, Australia on 9 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5

Very well located hotel

Pros: Very comfortable beds and very helpful staff.
Cons: The fridge (chiller) in our room was not working. Had to get it replaced.
Location: Great location to shops, restaurants and sights.
Very good hotel with great facilities such as a gym, good size pool and restaurants.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 4 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

nice hotel in city centre.

Pros: I liked the breakfast buffet, dinner buffet and lounge area and reception.
Cons: The Urban restaurant was nothing to talk about we were the only ones there.
Location: location was central can walk to nearby restaurants and shopping centres
The rooms need an upgrade carpets very old and bath room had a paint over job, need new sinks and shower area. The bed I found too hard and and like sleeping on a wooden board.

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Mystery hotel package

Booking for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 7 and 9) resulted in be I no offered one King size bed or 2 king single beds for all of us....all other booking made over the prior 6 weeks on same and similar sites granted us a bed each, so not happy sleeping arrangements. Was offered 1 roll away at additional cost. After sleeping on the sofa cushions on the floor the first night, desperate to get some sleep. I approached reception, explained the situation and requested a roll away at no extra charge. Which was provided. The bathroom had serious mould problems and looked like the walls could do with a wash or better still a coat of paint. The basin tap was broken and no plug for the bath. The pool area had construction going on next to it so landscaped area was being covered by a false floor and marquee. Bad timing on our part. The staff were great. Housekeeping were ever obliging and provided excellent service.

Posted by , from Australia on 16 Jun. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Easy walking to many thiga and close to monorail
Cons: Average bathroom.
Location: Great
Facilities: Everyday; Value: Average price; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Lacking;

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Launceston on 22 Sep. 2014

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2 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Everything else
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Run-down; Value: This is 2 star hotel; Service: Sloppy; Cleanliness: Smelly; Absolute dive ! I will not even accommodate my dog there

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 14 Sep. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Service and location
Cons: Refurbishing needed, a little old, mouldy shower
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Refurbishing needed; Value: Affordable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Mouldy shower;

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Hobart on 29 Jul. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: No in-room Wifi, poor TV
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Good; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Pleasant; Great swimming pool

Posted by , from Philippines on 15 Jul. 2014

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About the Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center

Location No 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200

Property Features

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 hot tubs, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre and a limo/town car service are available. There are 15 meeting rooms available. A kid's pool, a fitness centre, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Kuala Lumpur hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 486 guestrooms or units
  • 23 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1993
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.) (59.3 km / 36.8 mi)
  • Train station: Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Raja Chulan Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center offers 486 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Urban – This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Taman Sari Brasserie – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Songket Lounge – On-site coffee shop. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 hot tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a kid's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center


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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit 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.

  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2



  • 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 64 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 25 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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