My friends and i booked in this hotel for 2 days and 2 nights for 2 rooms. We're expecting to check in earlier since the owner allowed us to do so thru email. When we got in hotel petaling, we were surprised that our room was taken by someone else's! Actually they gave it to other guest! They even said the reason why they can't accomodate us was due to eletrical problem. They said we can look for another hotel nearby, check in for a day then go back to their hotel the following day. WTF?! Really??! The owner didn't even bothered giving us a heads up! Thanks to this hotel, we wasted the whole day looking for another hotel! We're only on a vacation for 2 days! 2 days only and they wasted 1 day of our vacation! Not gonna book ever again in this hotel!!
Recomended place to stay in KL. near to everywhere (3 minutes walk to pasar seni, 5 minutes walk to KLCG/ masjid jamek/ dataran merdeka, 5 minutes walk to puduraya/pudu sentral, 0 minutes walk to chinatown/petalling street, 3 minutes walk to halte bus GO KL)
this hotel also have fast respons for anything. I booked a room for 3 peoples with shower inside the bathroom. I got some trouble with the AC at first and then they fix it before 1 minutes after I complained them that problem.
Free hot/cold drinking water also ready 24 hours for free. Surely will choose this hotel if I come to KL again next time
I stayed at Hotel Petaling only one night, actually only about 7-8 hours. I came late in the evening by bus from Melaka, and left early in the morning to Taman Negara with Han Travel. Han's nearby starting point was my only reason for choosing a hotel at this position.
This, fortunately very short experience, was probably the worst hotel experience I ever had. It's a mistery how this hellhole can be among the 30% best Kuala Lumpur hotels according to TA reviewers. I read back some of the reviews and found several examples of great forgiveness on the side of reviewers who, though noticing very serious flaws, for some reasons did not give this hotel the deserved low grades.
When I came late in the night, the two receptionists (one older, mean-looking guy and much friendlier younger guy) were very obviously suprised, even though the room was booked and should have been waiting for me clean and ready. They exchanged few hasty sentences in Chinese, and the younger guy rushed up the stairs, obviously to tidy up the room for me.
Seeing this, I lowered my expectations on cleanliness and, basically, everything else, so I wasn't very upset seeing a very shaby room with no window, and some strange kind of "door". The very loud AC, if I remember it correctly, I managed somehow to shut off, since I was recieving enough air through a crack under the door.
But the main shock came after I shut off the light in the "room". There was a tiny layer of artificial light protruding in THROUGH A CRACK BETWEEN THE "WALL" AND THE CEILING!!! I touched the "wall" and realised that it is not a wall at all, but a cardboard, poorly attached to the ceiling. Yes, I was not in a room, but in a carboard box!
I could hear every single, even the slightest noise, not from my first neighbors, but from at least from 5-6 different similar "rooms". The things dramatically worstened when a family with a small child who just couldn't stop crying for more than an hour returned from somewhere. Judging to some other sounds and noises I heard from that direction, they were not tourists, but, as one of the earlier reviewers noticed, lived there. Somehow I did catch few hours of sleep, before the same child woke me up much before my set alarm.
On a bit brighter note, the morning guy at the front desk was very polite and friendly.
Anyway, even though the price for this staying was very low, it wasn't worth it.
This might be the best hotel for backpacker, as it is VERY cheap. But the room is clean, quite spacious and maintained well. There is also free flow of cold and hot water which save us money from buying mineral water. Not to mention the utmost friendly staff. We stayed twice here, and during our second stay and the staff still recognize us, they always greet us whenever we want to go out and help us with all the information we need.
The con is, the wifi is not always working but when it works it is fast. U might want to try the wifi from another floor which has the same password if the one you are using is not working. Also the room is not soundproof and it's quite annoying especially when there are children running in the lobby and throwing tantrum.
Overall the place gives you a good value for the $. Location is great as you have petaling street across from the hotel, pasar seni station a block away and the GoKL bus stop too. The hotel staff is super nice and helpful, we were able to leave our bags after check out as we had a late flight that day. The hotel is a bit old but elevator works perfectly fine and rooms are clean. The room was small but not tiny with no windows. Hot shower available in the room.