Hotels in Puduraya, Malaysia

by Joanne Thomas

Puduraya, the main bus terminal of Kuala Lumpur, connects the city with destinations all over Malaysia as well as cities in Thailand and Singapore. Because it is located in the heart of the city and close to many tourist attractions, hotels near Puduraya make convenient bases for exploring Kuala Lumpur. The handful of hotels located within steps of the station include options to suit a range of budgets and demands.

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Citin Hotel Pudu Kuala Lumpur

Citin Hotel Pudu Kuala Lumpur is housed in a towering building located directly opposite the Puduraya Bus Terminal. A choice of superior rooms and deluxe rooms is available. Both kinds of room feature a 32-inch LCD-screen television and bright, unfussy decor with contemporary furnishings. The deluxe rooms are more spacious and include tea- and coffee-making facilities. The on-site Citin Cafe offers buffet breakfasts and international and local dishes for lunch and dinner. Room service is also available. The cafe features two computer stations and provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

AnCasa Hotel and Spa

AnCasa Hotel and Spa is located steps from the Puduraya Bus Terminal and within walking distance of Chinatown, the Central Market and Independence Square. It features five types of guest rooms, which range from standard rooms to family deluxe rooms and are available with room-only or bed and breakfast rates. The rooms are all air-conditioned and feature a satellite television with in-house movie channels, a mini-refrigerator and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Guest services offered by the AnCasa Hotel and Spa include airline ticket confirmation, postal services, an Internet kiosk and laundry services. The spa offers beauty and wellness treatments, including aromatherapy massages, body scrubs and a special "tired foot treatment" to the sounds of Balinese music. The hotel's restaurant, Saffron Brasserie, offers buffet and a la carte menus featuring western and local cuisine. An on-site bar, BabaReeba, has a resident band, pool table, darts board and full menu of beverages.

Hotel Apple Inn

Hotel Apple Inn is a 24-room boutique hotel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, two minutes on foot from the Puduraya station. The inn offers rooms to suit various budgets, including some with air conditioning and private attached bathrooms, and some with shared bathrooms and ceiling fans. The decor features bright apple-green accents. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The hotel can arrange tours and transportation, including bus tickets and airport transfers.

Hotel Mayview Glory

Hotel Mayview Glory is a modern, five-story hotel located within minutes of the Puduraya Bus Terminal. Its guest rooms are elegantly furnished, air conditioned and equipped with wireless Internet access. Room rates are reduced during the week and in the off-peak season. The on-site tour desk offers a range of excursions in the local area, and can also arrange airport transfers. Seasonally available packages combine hotel accommodations with excursions such as city tours and visits to Batu Caves, a hill of remarkable cave temples and ancient rock formations located about eight miles north of Kuala Lumpur.

About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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