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8.7
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Housekeeping253
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  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur310 m
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  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)950 m
  • Suria KLCC1.04 km
  • Petronas Twin Towers1.13 km
  • Petaling Street1.44 km
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple1.65 km
  • Thean Hou Temple3.86 km
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall4.93 km
  • Batu Caves10.82 km
  • 4-star Hotel
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    The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

    No. 30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200 - See map
    "Everything was so good: reception, room, welcome drink at poolside bar, infinity pool, breakfast especially and of course location."
    Johan - January 7, 2019
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    91% positive mentions
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    • 200 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kuala Lumpur every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
    Value for money8.6
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    Distance to airport17.5 km

    Rooms available at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Deluxe- 1 King Bed
    Superior Deluxe- 1 King Bed
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King
    Deluxe King
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple
    Deluxe Triple
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Special Deluxe
    Special Deluxe
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • City view
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    Superior Deluxe Room
    Superior Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Family
    Deluxe Family
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Superior Deluxe
    Superior Deluxe
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    Double Premier
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel?

      Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel?

      A stay at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is available for an additional charge.

      What is the smoking policy at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel?

      The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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      What people love about The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Staff 

        "I highly recommend this hotel for the strategic location and helpful staff."

        Catherine

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        December 26, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "Near to Bukit Bintang, Room was large and clean , breakfast was fine."

        Peregrine G.

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        January 12, 2019

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "The location, the facilities and the staff all are excellent ."

        anita

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        September 8, 2016

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      8.9/10
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      Overall rating:

      8.7

      Excellent
      4,858 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      8.3
      Location
      9.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      Essentially a good stay with a spacious hotel room and helpf...
      Jiahui from Singapore
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      More about The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

      More about The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

      Stylishly designed with a modern retro vibe and a unique local flavor, The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is committed to providing its guests a comfortable accommodation. The property features essential amenities like free Wi-Fi access, expedited check-in, and a friendly and efficient service from a knowledgeable staff. Guests will be able to enjoy a great night’s sleep and thoughtful amenities that add a personal touch to each stay, comfort and quality at good value and a great location to boot.

      Enjoy having access to the insider's scoop on the city, staying well clear of the tourist traps. The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is well located in the Bukit Bintang area, right in the hub of the city, where luxury retail, high street shops, and restaurants are all within short distances from each other. The property is also within walking distance of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur's most famous food street.

      For a night out, the property is just minutes away from the vibrant Changkat neighborhood with its specialty bars, live music and restaurants. Guests of this property will also enjoy excellent access to the monorail, LRT stations and bus networks so getting around is easy and hassle free.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      155 mentions
      Breakfast
      133 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      86 mentions
      Food & Dining
      28 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Complete with Astro sports so you can enjoy it at you own co..."

      Khairul

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      December 21, 2018

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      Nearest essentials

      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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      Food and dining

      Breakfast options

      American
      Asian
      Continental
      Vegetarian

      Restaurants on site

      Kedai Kopi Journal (Lobby Cafe)
      Cuisine:Asian, International, Malaysian
      Menu:Buffet

      Nearby restaurants

      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Ship
      70 m American, Asian, European
      The Burger Bar by Fatboy's Concepts
      180 m American, Bar, Barbecue
      Fish & Co. (pavilion Kl)
      220 m American, Halal, Seafood
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Estana Curry House
      100 m Asian, Halal, Indian
      Mandi-Hadramot Restaurant Bukit Bintang
      100 m Asian, Lebanese, Mediterranean
      Nasi Hadramot Restaurant
      100 m Asian, Lebanese, Mediterranean
      Chinese cuisine
      Chinese cuisine
      Yan's Restaurant
      250 m Chinese
      Shui Kee
      340 m Chinese
      Hiding Mun Restaurant
      350 m Chinese

      What's nearby

      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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      Reviews of The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.7
      Excellent
      From 4858 reviews
      9.2Location
      8.8Cleanliness
      8.7Room comfort and quality
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      10
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      2.2% this month
      Cleanliness8.9
      Facilities8.3
      Location9.2
      Room comfort and quality8.6
      Service8.7
      Value for money8.6
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      9.2
      Exceptional
      MOHAMAD from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

      Great Stay at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel!”

      Great stay at KL Journal Hotel! I've heard so many good reviews of this hotel and finally made it to stay here! Have always been a huge fan to boutique hotels and this is one you can't miss out when you're in KL. Rooms are clean, chic and with their woody, minimalist concept. If you're a solo traveler like myself, this hotel fits you right! Staff from Front Desk, Restaurant and the Swimming Pool Club bar have gone above and beyond my expectations! Friendly and service oriented team! Review pages in many websites will always be complaints - but this deserves huge compliments! Definitely coming back here to KL Journal even for that short weekend getaway from 🇸🇬! Love!

      Reviewed July 25, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Fern from Australia
      Family with teens
      Superior Deluxe- 1 King Bed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Great location Excellent spacious accommodation Lovely staff Clean Nice roof top bar with pool”

      Very well located for shopping at Pavilion Starhill and Lot 10 Malls and for eating in Jalan Alor Good accommodation Well priced Lovely staff Free internet Free parking Good range of food at breakfast buffet

      Reviewed July 22, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jasmine from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Convenient location, nice breakfast, comfy room”

      I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel in terms of comfort, look and location. It was close to the MRT station and close to Lot 10 area. My only issue is that going back at night can be a chore because you will have to cut through that enormous crowd that gathered for the street performer and this kind of blocks the pathway near the big traffic junction. You will also see quite a number of beggars along the road nearby. It is close to the Arabic street which can be interesting but it also means it quite crowded when you walk by. The hotel is located just off the main road so it's pretty good. The room was clean and sufficient. I was surprised there was an ironing board provided too. The shower room was well walled to prevent water from going out but the drainage was poor so you really have to not turn the water too big as you'll end up getting a mini pool gathered at your feet. The bed was comfortable and towels were good. A mini fridge with 3 can drinks were offered complimentary.

      Reviewed July 20, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Sibylle from Switzerland
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

      Great location and comfortable bed”

      We stayed four nights at this hotel and found the room very spacious, clean and the bed really comfortable. Wifi usually worked well and was fast enough. The hotel is located close to public transportation which made it easy to reach by KILA airport train and MRT no. 8. We would stay here again.

      Reviewed July 10, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Peck from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      go for deluxe king”

      5 min to some malls and an eatery about 5-10min walk away. very lively at night. stayed in deluxe king, big and spacious. love the bathroom with rain shower. love the breakfast, very local dishes. only some staff are super friendly, esp a lady who's pregnant. very friendly very humble. but a couple will just do their job and not smile. will stay again when i come to kl the next time

      Reviewed July 05, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Poh from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      One of the best hotel in Bukit Bintang”

      location is very good, room is surprisingly much comfortable than other 5 stars hotels nearby and decent breakfast.

      Reviewed July 22, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Soo from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Great Hotel!”

      Excellent location, clean and friendly staff. Like the breakfast. But like one other reviewer has disclosed, the walk to the hotel passes by some narrow lane with shops and men hanging around. Otherwise it is a great place!!

      Reviewed July 18, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tuyen from Vietnam
      Business traveler
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      good location, near public transportation. Nice and helpful staffs.”

      On business trip but also go with husband and 3 years old son. My son love this place. Near Jalan Alor, near train station, but you wont hear any sound from the train- which other hotel may get. Near Pavilon and Lot 10. Key thing is when you book Grab, thay may dont know Jalan Beremi, or you can select Jalan Alor or lot 10 near by, then walk to hotel

      Reviewed July 17, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Jeffrey from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Easily located and found ”

      Hotel was easily assess via train station, Bukit Bintang, walking distance less than 10 mins.. Malls are easily reached and plenty of foods can be easily found, all within walking distance. The cons of the hotel, - route to hotel, traffic is very bad. - do improvise more on the breakfast, quite limited range and taste not very good. The Pros of the hotel, - all staffs including those 24 hrs security guards, services were excellent., especially the guards, very helpful. Overall, was a great and enjoyable stay. I will be back to the hotel on my nxt business trip.

      Reviewed June 24, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      herina from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      PERFECT”

      Spacious room, comfy bed, clean bathroom, reliable staff. If you lucky, can get a room with city view, can always watch the triangle crowd, its make your day.... Now this is my favorit hotel.... note: I am so freak about cleanness

      Reviewed June 21, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      YEO from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      Easy to find, walking distance to Bukit Bintang area”

      Pros: Hotel is easy to locate, safety as there is security around, the room is very modern and bed is comfortable. The breakfast is nice too as there is a range of variety to choose from. Cons: air conditional is not cooling enough.

      Reviewed June 15, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      cristina from Switzerland
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

      2 nights in KL”

      Nice and clean hotel, in a good position. You need just 5 min walk to be at the street food, or inside of the Pavillon center. The Petronas tower are also near (10 - 20 min) with LRT and the airport is just 1 hour away with Klia express and MRT. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the breakfast propose diferent kind of food. The staff is helpful and kindly. Will be back to the Journal during our next trip in Malesia :)

      Reviewed June 11, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      herina from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Recommended”

      Stay here for 4 night, When the first day, a got the room at 3rd floor, so dissapointed. No view at the large window (just the apartment wall and neighbor rooftop. The Bathroom, have one kind of bad smell. So i ask another room. The staff name Issac (if i dont get wrong). He take my complain seriously. At tommorow, they give another room at 15. The room is so GREAT. Have a view to city, my little kids always can see the monorail train. The bathroom so clean (dont have any smell). Thanks for Issac to make my trip so Great. Sure will come back again.

      Reviewed June 10, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jacqueline from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Well located Boutique hotel at Bukit Bintang”

      Pros: Friendly helpful staff from security at the door to reception. Very prompt service from Housekeeping department. Clean comfortable beds. Hot shower with good pressure. Close to shoppping belt, Lot 10, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Sq Con: It’s located along Jln Beremi which is a one way road. If you take taxi or book a Grab, expect longer waiting times and some traffic delays getting to/from the hotel.

      Reviewed June 06, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Matthew from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

      Still one of my favourite hotels in Asia”

      This was my fourth time staying at The Journal, it's such a great hotel - a lot of thought has gone into it and the styling and attention to detail is incredible. I was there for a week this time and wanted to use the Co-Working space on Level 1 called Workers Union. It's a great space but the Wi-Fi is unusable, it was still great though as I could use my Hotspot - but it would be an issue if you were downloading large files. We also had an issue with it closing at 8pm when we were told it was 10pm at reception. Security came and kicked my partner out mid-way through a conference call. It was pretty bad at the time however the Manager came to us the next day and was very apologetic. The staff were very nice especially the Trainee who recommended checking out the Bird Park at the Botanic Gardens which were well worth a visit.

      Reviewed May 23, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kaz from United States
      Business traveler
      Superior Deluxe Room
      Stayed 7 nights in May 2019

      Spacious, great location, nice staffs”

      Journal locates right in the center of KL, Bukit Bintang, walking distance to The Pavilion, yet homey and charming. Spacious and clean room with nice bathroom, modern amenity with very helpful staffs. Roof top pool with an amazing view of the city. Minor areas for improvement are the size of gym, not even a gym but a small space with very limited equipment. And noise. A Bar downstairs blasts music til late in evening. And a door between adjacent / adjoining room is very thin, you can hear everything from your next door neighbor who may be partying all night in weekend.

      Reviewed May 23, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      anson from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Awesome Location !!! Awesome Pool !!!”

      Pro: Good location, near to Jalan Alor and Bukit Bintang, less than 5 minutes walk to near Monorial, Family-Mart,Free Welcome drink at pool side, enjoyable & Instagram-able pool view, free soft drink in room, good room design Con: No obvious signage / indicator to Hotel Parking ( i park at outside of the hotel & thought that is hotel parking which cost rm10/entry ) , the level of sound-proofing is less satisfaction, the Pool size is small Overall , Is a good choice of staying in heart of KL .

      Reviewed May 05, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Matty from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Great option in Bukit Bintang”

      Overall, staff, location, room cleanliness and rooftop bar are top notch. We had a room on a middle floor and still, the views were great as we could see one of the Petronas towers. The neighborhood behind the hotel is super seedy with the biggest rats ever, but the street front is perfectly safe/appealing. My one actual complaint is that EVERY time our across the hall neighbors opened their door it would be loud enough to wake us both from a deep sleep. Super creaky and annoying. Other than that, the place is "fancy" by my backpacker standards and is on a street right by the Bintang monorail. Staff were super helpful calling us cheaper, Grab cars every time we needed. The area behind the rat street does have some wild bars if you're looking for nightlife which is a bonus. Close by to Petaling and Alor, easy walks to and from both. Despite the neighborhood behind, there was always a friendly security guy on duty. Easily would stay here again.

      Reviewed May 05, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Khaleel
      Couple
      Deluxe King
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Comfortable”

      The room was super comfortable with the soft and fluffy pillows. I loved the vibe the hotel oozed. The variety of food was not much but really tasty. So, I was happy. Location was good too. Honestly, I am really happy with this hotel and would recommend to my acquaintance.

      Reviewed April 29, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Pauline from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Excellent”

      Pros: early check-in was entertained. This is an absolute plus pt as travellers could have had a tiring journey. Room was clean & modern. Location is good. Cons: either the walls are thin, or the chambermaid wasn't having a gd day.. could hear the screeching sound of bed shifting, slamming & knocking as she went about her duties.. Pillows were fluffy but 'empty/ flat'. Got cuts by the bed frame as the formica sheet wore out with sharp edges, the housekeeping gets it fixed by taping the edges.

      Reviewed July 07, 2019
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