While my family was in Kuala Lumpur for the recent Chinese New Year, we stayed at Hotel Istana at Bukit Bintang.
Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, no one can deny that it’s a happening place – surrounded by areas of attraction such as The Pavilion, Rum Jungle and Planet Hollywood.
But we only explored Bintang Walk and Jalan Alor during the night. When it’s bright and sunny, we were off at other places.
Anyway, this is gonna be a walk-through on how the room at Hotel Istana is like…
I love staying in hotels – I must say. It’s like home away from home, albeit for just a few days – and no matter how messy the room gets, it’ll eventually be cleaned. :D
Like any other hotel, this room at Hotel Istana looks pretty cozy. Even though there’s a sofa and a coffee table, it’s still spacious. Oh, the beds are comfortable and wide as well.
The cool thing about the room is the big flat-screen television.
With it, everyone can sit far away and still get to watch – unlike hotels that provide small CRT television, which I’d rather stare the view outside than to strain my eyes.
Anyway, here’s the outside view from our hotel room’s window. Tall skyscrapers surrounding the hotel.
Now, the toilet.
I still find it amusing that many hotels have a bath tub and a shower cubicle together. Perhaps to save time, you and your roomie can wash up together.
There’s also two sinks as well. Both can brush teeth and wash face at the same time – therefore, saving time too.
Within the toilet, there’s another cubicle with the toilet bowl inside. I like this concept because if you take a dump for a very long time, your roomie can still use the toilet for other purposes.
Also within the hotel room, is a refrigerator where drinks and snacks are placed.
However tempting they are, I won’t take any because the hotel charge bloody expensive! But one tip, if you really can’t resist – just take, and then remember to buy from a nearby 7 Eleven store and put it back! ;)
There’s also a so-called “mini bar” in the room.
These sachets of coffee and mineral bottles are definitely complimentary. But honestly, I’d expect a variety of drinks from a “mini bar”. :/
Next, the cabinets – typical cabinets, but I find this compartment interesting.
It seems like there’s a built-in seat inside the cabinet. Who knows, maybe it’s comfortable enough for someone to actually sleep inside?
Oh yeah not forgetting, there’s a work desk as well – and an Internet cable! Yes!
Feeling excited that I can access the Internet inside the room, I quickly took out my laptop and plugged in the cable. But…
Wah… RM15 for 1 hour?! Damn rip off wei!
No wonder it’s called Hotel Istana, which translates to Castle Hotel – where only the King can afford such pricey fee for the Internet!
Other than that, it was a great stay. The King didn’t visit us though. ;)