- Stayed in a double room. The size is ok. There is enough room to walk about.
- Room comes furnished with a stool, a counter which acts as a study table and I had a big comfy bed. Oh, there’s also a safe for you to keep you belongings.
- What it doesn’t have are a mini-fridge and a kettle.
- The hotel looks and feels very new, but the rooms and the corridor doesn’t quite look the part. But that didn’t ruin my experience at all.
- There was something quite annoying about my stay though. There was some kind of sound coming from somewhere. It sounded like a gear motor or a pulley of some sort. It can be quite noticeable but surprisingly, I was too tired to be affected by it.
- Which leads me to my next point - sound insulation. Noise insulation isn’t top-notch. Again, that didn’t bother me nor was I bothered by other guests.
- Front desk speaks decent English. However I was quite disappointed with their check out service. The receptionist could have asked me what am I queuing up for; it’ll only take 5 seconds to do that. In the end, I had to wait for the receptionist to finish entertaining the two people in front of me. And when it was my turn, it only took him 4 seconds to sort me out. “Check out?” “Yes please” “Thank you for staying”
- I had my room tidied up without my asking for it; some guests might not like that, but it was fine with me.
- The water dispenser is a big big plus for me.
- Located along the ever busy Mangga Besar street. For those who don’t know, it used to be part of the infamous “Golden Triangle”. I reckon it still is now.
- Cheap eats line the street as well as convenience stores.
- Taxis also run aplenty.
- The surrounding areas feel safe and “clean”, although sleazy areas can be found inside the myriad of alleyways.
- As the local mosque(s) is located very near to the hotel, I had no problems waking up at 4-ish in the morning. So if you have an early flight/ train/ bus to catch, I reckon you to choose a room facing the back.