You can find an enormous variety of accommodations in downtown Kuala Lumpur, ranging from big luxurious hotels to small-scale hostels and B&B’s. A few very nice boutique hotels can be found there too. Anggun Boutique Hotel is a beautiful, small-scale, and most importantly, very affordable hotel in the popular district Bukit Bintang. At that price, you can hardly do any better, location wise.
The entrance is somewhat hidden between several shops and houses. Once inside the wooden fence you can immediately tell how nice it looks. The lobby is beautifully decorated; it reminded us of a typical Balinese interior. They welcome you most pleasantly on arrival and checking in is quick and efficient. At the desk, you can find several brochures of attractions in de surrounding area, including a map of eateries well worth a visit and all close by.
The rooms are stylishly decorated. You understand immediately why they call it a boutique hotel. Everywhere you experience the Balinese atmosphere. The beds are beautiful, and there is a lot of eye for detail. The shower is in a connecting room, and it looks very nice too. Though the rooms are not big, there is a big closet (with safe) next to the bed and a desk with a TV and minibar. In the whole hotel – including the rooms – is free Wi-Fi and enough sockets for charging your appliances (you will need an adapter). Of course, there is an A/C.
Changkat Bukit Bintang party scene around the corner
Anggun Boutique Hotel is situated along Tengkat Tong Shin; a few minutes walk away from the popular nightlife district Changkat Bukit Bintang. In the immediate surroundings of the hotel, a lot of accommodations for backpackers can be found, making the whole area fun to be for tourists that fancy a bit of nightlife action. Changkat is a street full of bars and restaurants. In the streets behind, there are also many venues. At night, there is always a lively and cozy atmosphere.
In close vicinity of KL’s food heaven
On the same street where Anggun is situated you can find various eateries, a few small supermarkets and some massage parlors (some dodgy, some quite good). Directly behind Tengkat Tong Shin lies Jalan Alor; one of the most popular food streets in Kuala Lumpur. Here there are many dozens of local restaurants, crowded the whole day through. Especially at night it is crowded, and very popular among tourists that are staying in one of the many surrounding hotels and guesthouses.
Near KL’s most popular malls
All the big shopping malls of Bukit Bintang lie about 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Pavilion KL is about 10 minutes away and Low Yat Plaza (gadget-mall) some 5 minutes away. The more luxurious restaurants are all inside the shopping malls.
How to get there
The hotel is easily accessible by taxi; every driver knows how to find it (also directly from KLIA/KLIA2). Taking the subway is another excellent way to get there. If you come by KLIA Ekspres from KLIA/KLIA2, you can easily transfer to the monorail at KL Sentral (by walking through Nu Sentral shopping mall). From monorail station Bukit Bintang it is about a 5-minute walk.
Our final verdict
Anggun Boutique Hotel is a magnificent place in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Bukit Bintang is one of the nicest districts to stay in, besides dozens of enormous shopping malls, there are many restaurants, bars, and local eateries. The hotel is very pretty, especially if you take the perfect location versus the reasonable price into account. The hotel is situated in a very crowded area and at night you can hear the cars in the distance (not annoyingly so but you do hear them). If you are looking for a great hotel in the city centre, then you should really take Anggun into consideration.