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Federal Hotel
Ranked #74 of 348 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I had again returned from a 2D21 stay at federal hotel it is an interesting stay. The check in was smooth though it was crowded . Belly Boy was so freindly dition and the auntie who make our beds and rooms were very friendly and wishes us morning and evening every time we returned and exited from our hotel. . As the room was for two we had to add another bed in for one of our companions the process was swift and the person who had came with the bed had automatically brought another set of toiletries without being informed. There were not a lot of choices for room service menu as most of the food could be found in Singapore or the food court at lot ten at a lower price. The hotel itself had two 'entrance' one was from the rear end lobby the other is the front door, it is a little hard to find the reception table as the 'entrance' is based on different floors. The ground and level one.There is also a few restaurants like Japanese, Chinese, Muslim and their revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel where diners could catch a 360 view of kl. The pricing (with reference to Singapore dollars) is relevantly reasonable. Location wise it is not too bad, as it is located at the heart of bukit bintang and there is lots of shopping mall like bejaya time square, pavillion and klcc twin tower all within walk-able distance. Travellers could also catch a monorail to Hang Tuah where a whole sale shopping mall Kenanga Wholesale City is located. This building consist a fair bit of Muslim products and is a must shop for our Muslim friends! One stop after Hang Tuah would be maharaja where our Chinese friends could go. It is also known as China town which sells handbags and tees from RM 25. Prices could be haggle. Or catching a meter taxi from bejaya time square could get you to this location easily, the drivers were friendly and were more than willing to introduce you to new places.There were two kinds of taxis one that goes by meter and the other which does not, for those who goes by meter there is a few taxi drivers who had the license of ' tourist ambassador driver'. They are drivers who are knowledgeable and is able to recommend places where the travellers wanted to go. Near by federal hotel is also a chocolate factory but due to the lack of time we had not had a chance to venture. When we had arrived, BB plaza is undergoing a renovation however the shops inside the mall were not affected. Travellers who stayed at federal need not worry about the lack of food as the streets are more or less about food. There is also another 'night market' like our china town and liang seah street. Just pass KFC towards the end of the road there is a huge an open air hawker. It has lots of food like seafood, bak ku teh etc comes at a reasonable price, many foreigners goes there at night. I would definitely book this hotel again

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

when i first git here, they have this flyer saying happy 55th anniversary Malaysia and federal hotel... wow, this hotel is as old as this country? nice room, wonderfull service, proper price and i think this hotel is the best hotel along bukit bintang street. easy to get everywhere, just walk and lots of restaurant open until late night surround. highly recommended. this hotel is a good one except the TV, still the box TV not the flat one heheheh

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

I have stayed at this hotel over a dozen times and I always choose it based on price and location. It is the middle of a great shopping area (I love to shop) and great restaurants. The hotel provides a great buffet breakfast with everything you can think of! Theres also a nice refreshing pool with a tropical plants/flowers around it. The rooms are clean, nicely decorated and I find the whole hotel a pleasant enjoyable stay. Will continue to return here :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank AskMay
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

I had returned from a 3D2N stay at federal hotel it is an interesting stay. The check in was smooth and the stuff were helpful with the tips and advise where would be the best place to travel.The hotel is huge and large and my friends and I had a pleasant surprise when we entered the room the room was huge and we had plenty of space to roam about.

Everything was in working condition and the auntie who make our beds and rooms were very friendly and wishes us morning and evening every time we returned and exited from our hotel. . As the room was for two we had to add another bed in for one of our companions the process was swift and the person who had came with the bed had automatically brought another set of toiletries without being informed. There were not a lot of choices for room service menu as most of the food could be found in Singapore or the food court at lot ten at a lower price.


The hotel itself had two 'entrance' one was from the rear end lobby the other is the front door, it is a little hard to find the reception table as the 'entrance' is based on different floors. The ground and level one.There is also a few restaurants like Japanese, Chinese, Muslim and their revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel where diners could catch a 360 view of kl. The pricing (with reference to Singapore dollars) is relevantly reasonable.

Location wise it is not too bad, as it is located at the heart of bukit bintang and there is lots of shopping mall like bejaya time square, pavillion and klcc twin tower all within walk-able distance.

Travellers could also catch a monorail to Hang Tuah where a whole sale shopping mall Kenanga Wholesale City is located. This building consist a fair bit of Muslim products and is a must shop for our Muslim friends! One stop after Hang Tuah would be maharaja where our Chinese friends could go. It is also known as China town which sells handbags and tees from RM 25. Prices could be haggle. Or catching a meter taxi from bejaya time square could get you to this location easily, the drivers were friendly and were more than willing to introduce you to new places.There were two kinds of taxis one that goes by meter and the other which does not, for those who goes by meter there is a few taxi drivers who had the license of ' tourist ambassador driver'. They are drivers who are knowledgeable and is able to recommend places where the travellers wanted to go. Near by federal hotel is also a chocolate factory but due to the lack of time we had not had a chance to venture.

When we had arrived, BB plaza is undergoing a renovation however the shops inside the mall were not affected. Travellers who stayed at federal need not worry about the lack of food as the streets are more or less about food. There is also another 'night market' like our china town and liang seah street. Just pass KFC towards the end of the road there is a huge an open air hawker. It has lots of food like seafood, bak ku teh etc comes at a reasonable price, many foreigners goes there at night.

I would definitely book this hotel again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

I have just come back from a 4 day stay at the Federal Hotel. Although its location is great, upon arrival, the people at reception were rude & unfriendly when we checked in. A room for 3 people on a non-smoking floor was just too much for them. After being taken to 3 separate rooms all of which only had 2 beds and 1 on a smoking floor, we finally was taken to a room with 2 double beds (gave up in the end). The whole time receiving attitude from the staff (all of them) and after wasting over an hour to check in, not so much of a "sorry to have troubled you".

The rooms are poor for the price you are paying. The sheets were stained and with cigarette burn marks. House-keeping not great either.
They have a pool, however it closes at 7pm, even though it is not dark, you are unceremoniously removed from the sun lounges.

The hotel is situated near somewhere that blares out music, so even in your room, with double glazing you can hear the karaoke style music.

Porters friendlier but do not take taxis from them as its set prices and 3 times the price you can get from hailing one down outside the hotel.

Would not recommend you go here, unless you like to be treated like dirt!!

Room Tip: Don't stay here
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Roxana25
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Address: Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Wilayah Persekutuan > Kuala Lumpur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 348 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: $66 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Federal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right smack on Bukit Bintang, surrounded by shopping malls and restaurants (Chinese, Western, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Middle Eastern). The famous Alor Street (Jalan Alor Hawker Street - local foods) is opposite the hotel; and two monorail station are mere 5 minutes walk. The largest IT lifestyle in malaysia, LOW YAT PLAZA is besie hotel's rear entrance. For those who enjoy nightlife; there are pubs, clubs beside the hotel. ... more   less 
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