Oct 13, 2015

Lantern Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

I was half sourcing hotels for a school gathering as well as looking up and checking out new places when I happen upon the Lantern Hotel. I was immediately attracted and wanted to see more of it...


Tucked in a very convenient area, the Lantern Hotel is located smack right in middle of  the busiest part of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. If you are familiar with Chinatown, this little gem of a hotel is located on top of the Hong Leong bank there… and very close to where the yummiest Mou Tak Ding Lo Han Ko drinks are sold…You can immediately tell from the bright red lanterns on the ceiling welcoming you… but if you think this hotel is tacky or sleazy, you are so wrong, this place is really clean, charming and clean!!!


pic credit to trip advisor
This very charming 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the Kuala Lumpur International airport which is just about 55 km away. It is also very accessible via the Pasar Seni / Central Market  LRT Train Station which is just about 0.3 Km / 4 mins walk.  And likewise if you are local, took a bus and stopped at Puduraya which is just about 0.4 Km /5 mins walk….Heaven knows I’ve walked through those areas countless times…


At Lantern Hotel, the service is pretty ok and superior facilities can make your trip to Kuala Lumpur something to remember.

Some of the features of the hotel include 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service.


The Lantern Hotel is  a stylishly renovated four-storey building, situated on top of the Hong Leong Bank in Petaling Street. It has an industrial-meets-tropical design touch, and I found it pretty bright and airy there.

I will have to say that for the price you are paying, you are getting a good deal with the comfort and amenities of a boutique hotel, as well as the funky culture and friendly atmosphere of a hotel.


You really should check out their chill-out terrace which is amazingly unique  overlooking Jalan Petaling. There is also a mini bar/cafĂ© where guests can buy cakes, drinks and coffee/latte/cappuccino, etc.


Lantern Hotel is home to 46 bedrooms. All are simply but  tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as WiFi (complimentary) on the lower floors, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, balcony/terrace. 

© Staek Photography
Pic credit to Staek photography


This is the view from one of the windows that is opened out to the bustling Petaling Street below....from the 3rd floor... 



All Lantern Hotel rooms come with air conditioning, door card access key, free mineral water, high quality mattresses, fresh linen, and free towels.

pic credit to Lantern Hotel

Except for the dorms, all rooms have their own private bathroom with amazing rain shower and you do not have to worry about toiletries as they provide you with generous bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel to use…


For those who fancy, some of their rooms, located on the upper floors have 32" LCD screen TVs with Astro!



The cost pod-like dorm beds are all equipped with individual reading light, power point and luggage locker with free padlock.

If you need, hair dryers, hair straighteners, irons and ironing boards can be borrowed from the reception for free!




Your stay at the Lantern Hotel is inclusive of a yummy free breakfast as well...

And as I mentioned, being now pretty well verse about that area, Lantern Hotel is in a very good location ...  You can go to: China Town (0.1 Km / 2 min walk), Central Market (0.3 Km / 4 min walk), LRT station (0.3Km / 4 mins walk ) and main Rapid bus stop area to be able to access to many other places… all within a few minutes walk...

A great location, comfortable and clean beds with considerably good facilities for the price you are paying....(well, do not expect 5 star amenities if you are paying for a 2 star.....) , great breakfast and a very affordable price.... what more can anyone want.....Personally, I give it a thumbs up!!

For more info, do check out :  http://www.lanternhotel.com/




42 comments:

  1. LOOks beautiful perhaps i can consider staying there one day to enjoy like tourist

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    1. exactly..... hehehe it is fun pretending to be a tourist sometime in your own hometown, or where you stay and look at things as a tourist do...

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  2. oh i didnt know there is lantern hotel in KL....but the chillout terrace looks very pretty and instagram worthy :D

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    1. the terrace is very beautiful..... I loved it...

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  3. The lantern is really beautiful.. Cozy hotel to stay in..

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  4. Wow its really pretty! I like the overall style, its charming. I especially love the terrace.

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    1. Definitely.... the terrace is one of their best features and this place is build/ renovated by a German company and the GM is French... hehehe

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  5. Cute,e nice to see more boutique themed hotels. Changing the landscape of budget hotels that litters the area.

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    1. I like that it is very affordable and yet simple, comfy and very picturesque

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  7. very nice, simple and just for sleep in. Suitable for traveler that need only for nap or sleep.

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    1. if you are travelling, that is all you need, a place to come back to, sleep, bathe... and this place is perfect... it is comfy and clean and pretty... and it is very affordable...

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  8. lantern hotel. something new to me.. the interiors are beautiful! :D

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  9. Wow, this hotel is very nice and clean... So beautiful. I don't know this place in the Chinatown only! Great photos u took.

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    1. I did not know it was there too... until I researched it and visited it... LOL

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  10. How much is it per night? I need to stay the night in KL often enough and would consider this if it is really as convenient as you have mentioned.

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    1. it is pretty affordable.. RM120.... around that... heheeh

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  11. Seems a pretty good stay. Although the red lanterns are kinda creepy.

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    1. not creepy lah... besides the lanterns just at the entrance....

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  12. Yay! Finally i know what it looks like on the inside! hehe. Lovely photos :* and the place looks surprisingly very liveable :)

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  13. simple and yet nice. something to look forward for a hol

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  14. Looks good for a 2-star hotel
    Thanks for sharing Miera

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  15. This Lantern Hotel looks decent and classic right in the middle of the city. Its clean and neat plus take public transports is easy.

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  16. lantern hotel? looks really nice, with the red lantern theme. A clean hotel in the city vicinity is really good.

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  17. wow that is actually quite a nice room with a nice view overlooking Petaling Street. Surprising for a 2 star hotel!

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    1. No lah... the view is from the corridor....

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  18. Why this place so nice one? Thanks for sharing Miera, will definitely check it out!

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    1. because it is nice??? hehehe.....do check it out... I am sure you will love it

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  19. oh i love these kind of hotels! I will definitely share your blog with my sisters whenever they need to find a hotel around there.

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    1. me too.... when I travel on shoe string, these are my favourites.... thanks...

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