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Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur

5-star5 stars
No 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200, Malaysia

Luxury hotel with spa, near Jalan Alor
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 5,137 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

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Beautiful beach
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Decent vibe

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur

from $61
  • Deluxe Room
  • Club Room
  • Club Suite
  • Deluxe Room (Twin Tower View)

What’s around Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (3-minute walk)
  • Jalan Alor (5-minute walk)
  • Berjaya Times Square (8-minute walk)
  • Kuala Lumpur Tower (8-minute walk)
  • Petronas Twin Towers (9-minute walk)
  • Petaling Street Market (14-minute walk)
  • Central Market (15-minute walk)
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Batu Caves (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)

Getting around

  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Subang (SZB-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah) - 32 min drive
  • Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station - 22 min walk
  • Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni Station - 29 min walk
  • Kuala Lumpur Sultan Ismail Station - 11 min drive
  • Raja Chulan Station - 3 min walk
  • Bukit Bintang Station - 7 min walk
  • Bukit Nanas Station - 13 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 486 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 23 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking

  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1993
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Bali-Bali Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Urban - This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Taman Sari Brasserie - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Songket Lounge - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur’s small print

Also known as

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  • Istana City Center
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  • Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur City Center Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs MYR 25 per day

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 64 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very Good 8.2 From 585 reviews

Good 6.0
Bad front desk experience
bad experience at check in. A female front desk clerk gave me a hard time giving me a second card key for my husband. She even stated that if I lose the card key I will pay $20 for it. Then I realized that I really needed the second card foot was hurting and I wanted to rest, my husband wanted to go out but he didn’t because he didn’t want to wake me up if I fell asleep. I went to the front desk and asked for a card key the second time and another lady told me that I have to come back in the morning before I can get one. I asked her for the reason...she stated she has to wait for the other guests to turn in their card keys...I left again then after 30 minutes, I went back and talked to a male person in the desk, I told him I want to file a complaint, he asked me about the problem, and mind you, THIS IS THE THIRD TIME I HAVE ASKED FOR A CARD KEY. I’m sure, a hotel should have a lot of card keys. He came back and gave me one right away. This is a CONVENIENCE PROBLEM WHICH IS SO SIMPLE AND SHOULD BE PROVIDED HOTEL GUESTS, ESPECIALLY A 4+ STAR HOTEL? I have travelled to several countries half the globe and I never encountered this problem...the rest of the staff like the security Adin and the bellman, housekeeping were very nice.
Shirley, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Where do I start from, we arrived very early for check in and efforts were made to check us in as a room was found for us. The room is very good and very spacious. I cannot begin to describe spacious bathroom that has both separate shower and bath tub. What my wife and I were surprised about is the spacious 2 separate sinks, which is unusual. Yes we have stayed in 5 star hotels before, but we are impressed with the provisions of the bathroom and the room. Unfortunately, there was a very bad pipe bust in the toilet and there was a good response by the staff that prevented the gushing of the water that may have ruined the room carpet. I would credit the staff who responded and the way it was dealt with. I congratulate all the staff, although disappointed after a long travel of about 2 days and within minutes of checking in but it is understandable as it is no one's fault and these things do happen. We were moved as soon as possible and to our surprise, the new room is a club room with a living room. We don't know if this was caused by availability or as an apology but this was unexpected. The hotel location is perfect and I could not believe how central the hotel is located. The breakfast is very good and with many options. The staff were very good and helpful. Definitively, if I am in Kuala Lumpur in the near future, it is most likely I'll be staying at this hotel again. I'll recommend the hotel. Thank you to management and staff of the hotel and please keep this up.
Babatunde, gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
nice hotel luxury but stuck in the 90's
okay spent about a month in this place used predominantly as a hub to see other parts of Malaysia, i.e. penang, langkowi and even a short trip to Singapore. Breakfast is truly amazing....but they ask you to pay for fresh juices....i found that bizarre when you consider the amount of choice available for breakfast you wonder if they added fresh juices to their already huge breakfast menu would it have really cost them so much more? so they have Asian, English continental, western then there the curry from India, local cuisine from Malaysia, the nasi lemak is not to be missed. followed by Chinese steamed dumplings. the choice is just out of this world. really is a highlight and my favorite time of the day. Room wise - i m afraid its a 90's design and in its hey day i think it could have competed with any 5* hotel i think generally its more of a 3-4* trying to keep up with today hotel standards. so we start with the room. great size initially however only 2 plug sockets in the opposite side of the room. so have to charge your phone using just two sockets in the room highly annoying when your sharing a twin room. bathroom had mildew spots all over the edges and sinks looked nice but can see the repairs done to them over the years. the bday in the toilet leaked and every morning in the my craze to reach the toilet always got cold wet feet which was highly annoying and nothing was done to fix it. these lil things sound minor but when your there for a month it grates on you.
Azzi, gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location and quiet
We knew from other reviews to expect this hotel to be a bit old and tired, and it is. But it is clean, staff are friendly, and it is in an ideal location to explore the shopping and nightlife. What we didn't expect is how big and grand this place is, it really gives you that five star hotel feeling when you enter. We didn't get our choice of room due to renovations, and hence made do with two single beds pushed together. There was some noise (which we were advised at check in) during the day from the renovations, but we were out most days hence it didn't affect us. The room was very spacious and mostly comfortable, a few quirks such as the shower leaked water under the door, and it could do with a few more TV channels, not that you go on holidays to watch TV. The pool area was nice and tidy, perhaps could do with a few more umbrellas and seats, but the water was clean, gardens well kept and plenty of towels available. Breakfast was huge with a mix of Asian and Western choices, and as much as you want including omlettes to order. Overall excellent value for money, not sure why you'd want more in a hotel when on holidays and hence really only using it to sleep and have breakfast at.
H, auOther trip
Good 6.0
Great Location with Poor amenities
My flight was delayed and I arrived late to the hotel. Beautiful entrance and hospitable staff. However they were all out of rooms with larger beds and only had a room with two single beds. I was traveling alone and not the smallest of men so I preferred a larger bed if possible. I talked with the staff asking if there were any other options and the best they could do was give me a smoking room where the two single beds were put together to form one. I opted for the non smoking option but only after I offered to pay to upgrade my room to a suite but was again declined as they had no other available rooms. I was quite skeptical of this as it took some time for them to come up with this answer. Arriving in my room the bed was quite hard and the decor and facilities were quite dated. There were stains on the bathroom floor under the sink and the floor boards were coming apart at locations. For my business stay in the future I will not be staying at the Istana, a Holiday Inn express opened across the street so I will stay there next time. The area is great as there is lots of local restaurants within walking distance and only a 10min taxi to KLCC and Petronas Towers.
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