Apr 11, 2012

Starpoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur In Little India

At the edge of the city centre in Little India, Starpoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a great budget hotel located in a fast paced multi-cultural area of Kuala Lumpur. Starpoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur won “Best New Hotel in Malaysia” upon opening in 2009 by LIBUR. While it certainly isn’t the best hotel in the city, it has become a great budget hotel for business travelers.

In The Heart of Little India

In the heart of Little India, and just feet away from Chinatown, there are excellent food and multi-cultural shopping choices just a short walk away. Just a short walk from Masjid Jamek LRT Station, Starpoints Hotel is built on top of Haniffa Department Stores. The hotel is surrounded by a great selection of Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese vendors. Colorful textile shops, jewelry stores, and street vendors post up outside of Starpoints. The Jalan Petaling street markets are a nearby favorite. The hotel is also close to St. John’s Cathedral, Merdeka Square, and KL Tower.
 StarPoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The area around the hotel is often busy with street peddlers, and traffic from the weekend markets can create quite a ruckus. While the area is generally considered to be a safe and pleasant multi-cultural district, some travelers avoid the neighborhood due to a perceived “dirty” factor. In any case, the interior of Starpoints and its 137 guest rooms are cozy, comfortable, and clean.

No Frills Here

StarPoints Hotel
Starpoints is a young hotel, and many of the rooms are in great condition, but if you’re looking for  a hotel with amenities, stay elsewhere. The hotel has no swimming pool, no spa, limited on-site dining options, and it doesn’t cater well to families with children. Many visitors have mentioned questionable check-in experiences, and run-ins with management. For MYR 124, it’s not the service that provides the sale, it’s all about comfort and price.

Great For Budget Business Travelers

StarPoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur Photo
Starpoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a conference center, multiple conference rooms, as well as secretarial services, and A/V equipment for business conventions. The hotel has two floors of executive suites, making it a great choice for budget business travelers. WiFi connectivity costs MYR 50 per day. While Masjid Jamek is roughly a 10 minute walk from the hotel, most guests prefer to use taxis to travel to Kuala Lumpur’s popular tourist attractions.

If you’re looking for a no-frills budget hotel that caters to business professionals, Starpoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur should fit the bill.

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