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The Kuala Lumpur Journal, Kuala Lumpur

4-star4 stars
30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50200, Malaysia

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved

The Kuala Lumpur Journal, Kuala Lumpur

from $71
  • Deluxe King
  • Deluxe Triple Room (1 queen and 1 single)
  • Superior Deluxe Room

What’s around The Kuala Lumpur Journal, Kuala Lumpur

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (3-minute walk)
  • Berjaya Times Square (6-minute walk)
  • Aquaria KLCC (6-minute walk)
  • Kuala Lumpur Tower (9-minute walk)
  • KLCC Park (9-minute walk)
  • Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (9-minute walk)
  • Petronas Twin Towers (11-minute walk)
  • Batu Caves (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)

Getting around

  • Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Subang (SZB-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah) - 21 min drive
  • Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station - 22 min walk
  • Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni Station - 28 min walk
  • Kuala Lumpur Sultan Ismail Station - 4 min drive
  • Bukit Bintang Station - 4 min walk
  • Raja Chulan Station - 5 min walk
  • Imbi Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 117 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays 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



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* 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
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2015
  • Rooftop terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Kedai Kopi Journal - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

The Terrace & Bar - This bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal, Kuala Lumpur’s small print

Also known as

  • Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
  • Kuala Lumpur Journal
  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Kuala Lumpur
  • The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel Kuala Lumpur


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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

Deposit: MYR 300.00 per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 175 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 40 for adults and MYR 20 for children (approximately)

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.

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

Fabulous 8.8 From 784 reviews

Fair 4.0
I have been a fan of KL Journal hotel since the first time I stepped my foot into this hotel in August 2016. This year August, I stayed at the hotel again and again, in September. For the fourth time, I stayed in this hotel in November. I'll be coming to KL in January 2018 but this time round, I feel skeptical about setting my foot again in this hotel. I had a great experience, a wonderful stay on my first and second stay in the hotel. The third one, was just alright, somewhat satisfied. Sadly, the fourth stay that was in November, was a disappointment. Checking in and out was just unfriendly. I'm pretty sure through the hotel reservation, the hotel is able to identify if the guest is a frequent guest. Even if I am not a frequent guest, I feel that the hotel's warm friendly service is depleting. Even when I return to the hotel from shopping, dinner etc, there was no greeting from the staff standing at the door or even from the frontline staffs who were chatting casually and using their phones. There was a night when I came late from supper and shopping and forgot to bring a room key/card. A friend who was in the room was soundly asleep thus did not hear my phone calls to her to fetch me at the lobby. When I approached the staff at the frontline to seek assistance, a male staff reluctantly told his colleague to send me up "as I forgot to bring my key/card". Upon check out, I had to remind staff of the SGD200 deposit which I submitted at check-in. There were no "How was your st
sg2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Poor house keeping, slimy shower, dirty towels
The first room I was given had two beds that were so old, the sharp wood laminates were sticking out and cut my 5 year old son when he climbed up. I complained to the manager and she gave me a new room with free size upgrade. In the new room, I slipped on the dark tiled shower floor. Touching it, I discovered there was literally a thick layer of yellowish pinkish scum. I called the manager to the room she saw with her own eyes the jelly-like slime that would cling to my finger when I ran it across the floor. She quickly summoned the cleaners to scrub it clean and offered me a free dinner at the hotel. I returned to my room to finish my shower but realised every single towel is old and shredded and stained at random areas. I looked at the bed sheets and even the pillow cases had holes. I’ve stayed at motels in 3rd world countries and even they gave new towels and new sheets. I’m absolutely appalled that the KL Journal has such low standards of house keeping. It was clear that cleanliness and hygiene is not a priority here and decided to forgo the free dinner offered to me. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone traveling with children. Heck... I would not even recommend it to anyone at all. The facilities look new but at its core, it’s poorly maintained and old. I was pointless to complain any more to the manager. Even on the 2nd day when they changed the towels, I got a new set of old, shredded and stained ones. Please refer to my photos
Aram, sg2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
On the outside,KL Journal looks like a great interesting hotel with a great price for a 3 year old hotel in a very expensive area.But you know,if you look hard enough, there are always things you can nitpick on if you want to,but that will not be fair.I just want to highlight a few points that cumulate into why I wrote this review.But the straw that broke the camel's back was the appearance of cockroaches.I first saw a dead big cockroach outside the room infront of the room opposite.i was telling myself,this better not appear in my room.Alas,that very same night,around 2am while going to the toilet,a big cockroach came crawling out of the toilet. I had to kill it and call the reception,an apologetic housekeeping staff came and clear up.I went down to the reception and again this is where it went wrong.I cannot even bother what he said cause he was only interested to tell me he has been working here since it opened and this is the first time this has happened.Kept asking so what I want,want to change room? I gave up talking to such people.Next morning I asked to speak to someone about this and an Indian lady supposedly the manager spoke to me.she acknowledged my complaint that in a hotel this new and of this standard cannot have a cockroach problem.and cockroaches come in colonies and to see two these big, shows there are more hiding somewhere and a non existent pest control.Unfortunately I made another non refundable booking in December and trying to see how I can cancel.
Seow Siong, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel, well priced, centrally located
The hotel is centrally located and very well priced having regard to the location and the furnishing of the room. The room was modern, spacious and nicely decorated. I was allocated to the 8th floor which meant that I had a reasonably nice view despite only booking a standard room. There is a security officer at the entrance to the hotel all day and night everyday which made me feel safe. However, the surrounding streets are reasonably safe anyway. The room had a great little guide to Kuala Lumpur which provided some insights on hot spots to go in Kuala Lumpur and places to have an authentic experience. The only problem with the hotel was that the standard of cleaning could have been better. For example, the sheets on my bed were stained (appeared to be a make up stain), the towels were once white but hadn't been properly bleached meaning they now had a grey tinge to them (they were clean but just a grey color which wasn't very nice) and the corners of the bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly (for example, under the vanity there was a build up of some dirt and in the shower corners there was a build up of dirt). Although the room wasn't cleaned as thoroughly as I would have liked (I am a very clean person), I was still comfortable that it was cleaned well and was comfortable using the facilities. For the price, I would definitely recommend this hotel despite my comments about the cleanliness.
Stephen, auOther trip
Fair 4.0
A few pluses but one big negative
There was a lot to like about the KL Journal but one big negative that means we likely won’t be back and chose another hotel for the second part of our KL trip. Rooms were clean, location is good, breakfast very, very nice. The swimming club upstairs was nice. We’d probably return for that. However, the big negative - on our first night there someone entered our room when we were sleeping. My partner and I woke up but I was very hazy, thought I had dreamt it and quickly fell back asleep. He could not get back to sleep and stayed on edge throughout the night. When I woke up and realized what had happened I spoke with reception who found it was a housekeeper but they were adamant that the person had only ‘tried’ the door and not entered - though the door was definitely open and ajar and only the latch had stopped them from fully entering. This discrepancy in stories and a lack of follow up from reception and the manager who said she would come back to us but never did put us on edge the second night and meant we hardly slept again. As a gay couple in a country where homosexual is criminalised safety needs to be our number one factor. We did not feel safe. Therefore on our return to KL in a week we have booked with the Park Royal instead of with the KL journal. It’s a pity as we’re in KL a bit and thought we’d found our new hotel.
James, au2 night romance trip

The Kuala Lumpur Journal, Kuala Lumpur

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