Friday, July 29, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: 01 - New Winner Hotel



There is nothing wrong with this hotel but there is also nothing that sets it apart from other similar accommodations in KL’s urban sprawl. I was able to sleep comfortably for the night although there is that eerie feeling that a ghost would suddenly appear or something. I am not saying that the place is haunted. What I’m trying to say is that hotels, regardless of how many stars they have, have lost their appeal on me ever since I found the joys of backpacking and guest houses where you meet a lot of people whether you like it or not.



The bathroom had a resident baby cockroach, which I found dead when I dropped by later that day when I woke up to pee. I had nothing to do with her death, I swear. I am good at cohabitation as long as they don’t fly and land on my face. Anyway, the room is spacious enough and the queen sized bed was comfy. We are in Kuala Lumpur, and accommodation here is cheap. Even Wikitravel says that you could get the cheapest 5-star accommodations here. Take your pick. There are a lot to choose from. By the way, I think the MYR77 price is too steep, but relatively cheaper than most accommodations within a 500 meter radius. Another advantage? It is just a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral, where all trains in KL meet.

KUALA LUMPUR: 01 - New Winner Hotel

6 creature/s gave a damn:

Anonymous said...

fuck this hotel..their service was goddamn bad..the receptionist was a butthurt..i hate the way i got treated while staying there..at least teach them being courteous..argghhh..never gona spend my money staying in their hotel anymore...

ihcahieh said...

@Anonymous - Sorry to hear about your bad experience. If you don't mind dorm type accommodations, I recommend Pods Backpackers down the block. :)

Phoebe said...

my husband and I stayed here last June 29. So far, we never had a bad experience, only that the Chinese guy receptionist really changed his mind fast. When we first went inside to inquire about the room rate, he said it's RM70 and we need to deposit RM80, so total of RM150. We didn't have RM that time, so we first went to KL Sentral Station to find a money changer. Supposedly we'll only change 50USD since we'll just stay overnight in KL, the ff day off we go to Phuket. But because of the deposit, we decided to change 100USD. Now, here's the funny thing - when we went back to the hotel, suddenly the receptionist told us not to deposit RM80 anymore. So, we ended up changing the remaining of our RM to Baht instead of converting it back to USD.

ihcahieh said...

@Phoebe - Wow, that is weird. I think he was asking too much for a deposit of such amount. Good thing you were not scammed or anything. :)

Anonymous said...

A fake smile costs RM 500. May be they should add a smile to the total room charge. Say RM 70 minus the smile. Charge RM 30 for an additional smile and that would be RM 100 per night. No money, no smile.

ihcahieh said...

@Anonymous - Haha. Looks like you had a bad experience. I don't care about their smiles anyway, I would just go straight to Pods down the block. XD

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