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To regular readers of our blog, it will come as no surprise that J and I are city slickers. We love the energy and vibrancy of large cities and Kuala Lumpur is a great one. Our biggest consideration when we pick accommodation is location, so on our return to Kuala Lumpur, we were very happy to find an Airbnb apartment which was located right in the middle of things. We were in heaven!
I used to think that one of the drawbacks of using short term rentals, like Airbnb, is that the location is not as good and we would miss out on hotel like facilities. However, I was so wrong. Staying here we really had the best of both worlds – the facilities of a hotel and a top rate location, as well as a self contained apartment with lots of little touches that made it seem more like a home with a host that we could contact anytime we wanted for help and advice. It also has the benefit of being a lot cheaper than what we would pay for a similar location in a hotel room, let alone an apartment.
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment. It was the perfect size for us and big enough that we all fit easily with our luggage. It was bright and airy with some great views.
We had an open plan kitchen area, dining area and lounge room. In this room, there was also a single bed with a trundle bed underneath. This worked very well for our kids. The kitchen comes with enough equipment to self cater. We made breakfasts and snacks in here without a problem. There is a decent fridge and freezer.
The bedroom has a queen size bed, cupboards and a dressing table. The bathroom is big and has both a shower and a bath. Everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There were lots of nice touches like plants, cushions and brochures about the attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
The apartment also comes with a laundry area with a joint washing machine and dryer and a balcony. There are actually three air conditioners in this place, so it is easy to keep it nice and cool. There is also decent internet.
The apartment complex is not lacking in facilities. Apart from a hotel like lobby area at the entrance, there are three pools – one especially for children with a slide, a playground and a sauna. There is also a tennis court, table tennis and a reading room, as well as a shop, Japanese restaurant and an art gallery.
My favourite part about these facilities is that the pool has a great view out to the Petronas Towers. Very cool!
If you want to be right in the centre of things at KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), you could not get a better location than this apartment. It is basically across the road from the Petronas Towers. This is just perfect for kids with a massive playground, water area, shopping centre, train station, aquarium and a science museum all within an easy walk that our 2 year old was able to do. Read more about them here. It is kid heaven!
It is also great for us as it meant eating out was never a problem when the kids were tired. We could just cross the road for a zillion options.
The kids love the apartment. They especially loved the the single bed having a pull out trundle underneath which the host told them was a “secret bed”. The pools and playground in the complex were a big hit.
We were very happy with this apartment and will no doubt stay here again sometime. It is so convenient, comfortable and just a nice place to be. We were able to prepare meals, do our washing and everything else without any drama. It also felt very private, and I loved being able to look out the window from my bed and see the Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower).
The size was perfect for our family as were the facilities. I just loved the location and being able to take the kids out so easily.
My only complaint is that check in was complicated by the fact that the host expected a phone call on arrival even though I told him I would not have a phone. If you stay here, go straight up to the lobby desk on arrival and ask them to call him if you cannot. They did not mind and he was there fast once we did this.
I highly recommend this apartment for all the reasons listed above. It is close to the KLCC LRT stop although if you have a family, it can be more economical to catch taxis around. If you have not joined Airbnb yet, create an account using this link and we will both receive US$25.
Disclaimer: We were invited by Airbnb to review our choice of properties. Our host did not know this and, as usual, our view are our own.
What is your favourite part of Kuala Lumpur?