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The Kuala Lumpur Journal

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe King | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Kuala Lumpur Journal

The Kuala Lumpur Journal

4.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
30, Jalan Beremi,, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50200

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPavilion Kuala Lumpur7 min walk
  • Popular LocationKLCC Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationPetronas Twin Towers19 min walk
  • AirportKuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.)54 min drive

Room options

About this area

Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur Journal is located in Bukit Bintang, a neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, and is in a shopping district and near a metro station. Jalan Alor and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park and Butterfly Park. Check out an event or a game at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, and consider making time for Berjaya Times Square, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's convenience for public transportation: Bukit Bintang Station is 4 minutes on foot and Raja Chulan Station is 6 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Jalan Alor - 5 min walk
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur - 7 min walk
  • Berjaya Times Square - 9 min walk
  • KLCC Park - 12 min walk
  • Petronas Twin Towers - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station - 2 min drive
  • Bukit Bintang Station - 4 min walk
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) - 54 min drive


  • Jersey Jack Gelato - 3 min walk
  • Tous Les Jours - 3 min walk
  • Nagasari Curry House - 3 min walk
  • Arabella - 3 min walk
  • Taman Sari Brasserie - 3 min walk

About this property

The Kuala Lumpur Journal

4-star hotel located in Bukit Bintang
Located close to Jalan Alor and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, The Kuala Lumpur Journal provides a poolside bar, dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Journal Coffee Bar, the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi and a gym are available to all guests.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge) and 3 meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff, luggage storage and smoke-free property
  • A 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the proximity to public transport
Room features
All 121 rooms have comforts, such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks, such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • Smart TVs with Netflix, streaming services and satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Secured covered valet parking on site (MYR 35 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily: MYR 35 for adults and MYR 18 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Journal Coffee Bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • Netflix
  • Satellite channels
  • Smart TV
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 175.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 35 for adults and MYR 18 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: MYR 35 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 175.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kuala Lumpur Journal have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 6 Feb 2023 start from RM 332.5, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Kuala Lumpur Journal pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Kuala Lumpur Journal?

Valet parking is available for MYR 35 per day. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Kuala Lumpur Journal?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Kuala Lumpur Journal?

Checkout is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Kuala Lumpur Journal located?

Located in Bukit Bintang, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jalan Alor and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park and Kuala Lumpur Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bukit Bintang Station is only a 4-minute walk and Raja Chulan Station is 6 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Kuala Lumpur Journal and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Kuala Lumpur Journal offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Kuala Lumpur Journal cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

Haitham Said B. Saad

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were amazing, specially Shan - I will definitely be coming back to this hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Great location. Pretty lux hotel appreciate the friendly staff.

8/10 Good

Eng Hiok Zachary Dexter

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed at non-smoking Room 60? for 2 nights. At around late evenings, we could smell cigarette smoke in the bathroom area through the ventillation exhaust. That was the only irritating matter. We had to close the bathroom door and use floor mat to block the smell.through the gaps. Otherwise the hotel stau was pleasant.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Johan, Santa Clara

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location. Clean and friendly staff. Stayed here 5 nights. Wish there was a change in dishes at breakfast. After 5 days with the same dishes gets boring. And they don’t have hot chocolate. And no Nutella/Chico paste at breakfast.

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Suppose to give a 1Star Review, but because of the good staff there, decide to give a 3Stars. Not-so-good things example e-mail/WhatsApp no reply at all or slow reply. The room was dirty when we want to check in, due to the miscommunicating, the doorbell is down, and the view from the room is horror !! The positive thing is the staff do their best to make the hotel work and attend to our requests. The location is good, however, with the price that pays, will expect something better.

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness
Great Location, Lots of Potential
There are quite a few good points about the KL Journal that make it an attractive choice. Pros: * The reception team are lovely! Friendly and professional. Any issues dealt with promptly and courteously. The morning duty manager on 7/8/9 Sept deserves a pay rise. * Tasty, excellent breakfast. If they forget at check in (as the man who checked me in did, no problem, the lady the next morning handled it exactly as I would have trained my team to do, apologise and give the promotion price), ask about the RM20 promotion. * Nice pool deck. * Awesome lobby and music! Pleasant and upbeat, invites you right in. Opportunities: * Housekeeping and cleanliness really lets this place down. The earliest my room makeup started was 2.15pm. At 6pm they are still trying to clean. A key issue I spotted was that the housekeeper works alone. She has a heap to get through so corners get cut. Missing amenities, reused coasters, dust, towels that need recycling. There's a lack of accountability and, thus, care factor. * Maintenance issues in my room that don't reflect the hotel pricing point, especially with other new choices in the area. Will follow up separately via email. * Pool area great but music needs reviewing. Don't play it just because it's in English and makes you look hip. One song had loads of F bombs. Another quite explicitly told us all the various locales for hot flings. Hmmmm. Perhaps you find some Potato Head sunset tunes on Spotify
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Property is okay, but quite shock to find the flushing system is rather weak (being a relatively new hotel). Although, it is branded as a boutique hotel, frankly, there nothing unique and room design seems rather plain. By the way, there is no room service and cleaning of rooms only start close to noon time (staff were still cleaning our room when we returned at 1 pm). Easy access to the surrounding malls is probably the only plus point. You can "upgrade" to better hotels in the Bukit Bintang area (with full hotel facilities/services) for $US20-30 more.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean and well maintained. The staff were pleasant and friendly.
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great central location to the street food markets and transport
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022