For our 3-days/2-nights adventure in Malaysia, we stayed at Hotel Alpha Genesis, a business boutique hotel located at No. 45, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is just a few minutes walk (15-20 minutes, they say) to the two famous attractions in Kuala Lumpur; the tallest twin towers and the sixth tallest telecommunications tower of the world - the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower, respectively. Also, the hotel is just 10-minutes walk to the KL Monorail - Bukit Bintang Station. It is also just 2-blocks away from the famous Jalan Alor where we had our first dining experience in KL. Also near the hotel is a 24-hour convenience store (just in front of the hotel) and several bars and restaurants.
|Hotel Alpha Genesis - Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Our room is located on the seventh-floor, with the view of the KL Tower from the window. It is a twin-bed spacious room with private bath/CR (with hot/cold shower, hair dryer and toiletries), central air-conditioning system, colored-TV with international channels, electronic in-room safe, and mini-refrigerator. The room also has coffee and tea-making facilities, of course with complimentary coffee and tea. Most of all, the hotel has free wifi *big smile here*. Though the staff told me that it is only available in the hotel's reception area, I was still able to connect to it from our room. ;)
|The KL Tower - view from our hotel room|
Our accommodation also includes buffet breakfast from the hotel's restaurant, Cafe & Bistro, located at the ground floor. From the Bistro, we tasted Malaysia's roti canai, an Indian-influenced bread served with a super spicy vegetable curry. The Bistro's roti canai does not taste and look like bread though, it tasted more like a pancake (but it doesn't look like a pancake too, haha...I don't know how to describe it, just check the photo below), with a super hot syrup, sauce rather...hehe!
|Roti Canai (right), with the super spicy vegetable curry (left) :D|
|Fried rice and sausage dish (far upper-right)|
On our first breakfast at the hotel, we have the above-photographed foods - roti canai with the super spicy curry veggie, fried rice and sausage with potato. On the next day, again we were served roti canai and a noodle dish (I don't know what it's called). That's it, that's what they call buffet breakfast, Malaysian-style! :> ;)
|Our first- and second-day breakfast! :D|
I was a bit disappointed with the hotel's free buffet breakfast, particularly the very limited food choices, but with the room's amenities/hotel's location and accommodating staff, I would still recommend Hotel Alpha Genesis for budget travelers who want comfortable accommodation; just look for promo rates so you'll get it at a cheaper price. :)
~ oo00oo ~KL Summer Adventure Series:
* Street Dining at Jalan Alor (Day 1)
* Accommodations at Hotel Alpha Genesis
* The City Tour (Day 2)
* 272 Steps to Batu Caves Temple (Day 2)
* The Towering Towers of Kuala Lumpur (Day 2)
* Shopping in Jalan Petaling - KL Chinatown (Day 3)
~ oo00oo ~
Date of Visit: May 6-8, 2012
Note: I don't know exactly how much is the rate of our room as we bought a package tour which include air fare, hotel accommodation and city tour; but recent inquiry from Agoda showed the hotel (promo) rates from US$44 - US$55 per night, superior twin bedroom, breakfast included.