Istana  5 stars

73, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200  show mapSave
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Hotel Istana, a five-star hotel, is located in Kuala Lumpur's city centre. It is not far from the main airport and near to the railway station. The 505 guestrooms and suites are spacious and luxurious and are equipped with modern amenities, including high-speed internet.

The hotel is the ideal place for meetings, conventions of the international scale, celebrations, and weddings. Grand Mahkota Ballroom can cater up to 2000 guests. Other 14 meeting rooms of different sizes are equipped with necessary business amenities for conducting successful venue.

Two restaurants, which offer international and Asian cuisines, are open each day, and their chefs are ready to surprise you with unexpected dishes. Several bars for meeting with the friends and relax are also available.

Fully equipped fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, and many others opportunities are at your service too.

Number of rooms   439.

City Center Kuala Lumpur - 1.8 mi
Airports Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) - 11.1 mi, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia) (KUL) - 28.2 mi
Train Stations Raja Chulan Monorail - 700 ft, Bukit Bintang Monorail - 1700 ft
Restaurants Taps Beer Bar (cuisine: Pizza, Bar, Pub) - 500 ft, Suka (cuisine: Asian) - 400 ft


Totally, there are 505 guestrooms (393 deluxe rooms, 50 club rooms, 58 club suites, and four stateroom suites). The standard features consist of broadband internet, safe, individually-controlled air-conditioning, radio with five channels and piped-in music with bedside controls, remote-controlled TV with movie channels, international direct-dial telephones with bathroom extension, and voice-mail system.

Other additional features are bathrobes, slippers, local newspaper, complimentary coffee/tea-making facilities, executive writing table and chair, hair dryer, well-stocked mini-bar, and in-room iron and ironing board.

Dining options

Asian and international cuisines are served at Urban. The restaurant has numerous offers of wines and liquor.

Taman Sari Brasserie serves a wide range of local and international cuisines.

The Istana Bakery serves chocolates, fresh breads, pastries and cakes. Special order for cakes and takeaways are available.

Songket Lounge is an ideal place for guests to relax. The sport lovers will value sports bar where you can drink cocktails and light refreshments.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs MYR 45 per person per night. 


Grand Mahkota Ballroom and 18 meeting rooms of different are the preferred location for conventions, corporate meetings, government events, and private celebrations.

Grand Mahkota Ballroom is can accommodate up to 2000 people and can be partitioned into three separate function rooms with capacities of between 70 – 900 guests.

There are five multi-purpose court rooms of various sizes. With a capacity of between 15 – 60 guests, these Court Rooms are most ideal for company meetings and training sessions as well as cozy private get-togethers and celebration parties.

The eight executive meeting rooms are located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, affording a picturesque birds-eye view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline (15 – 50 persons).

Pencils, writing sheets, mints, assorted raisin, whole fresh fruit, RO water, flipchart, whiteboard, standard microphones, complimentary standard backdrop (wording only), flat parking rate at RM10.00nett per entry per car (rate subject to change) and many other features may be included into the meeting package.


There are many opportunities for relax and beauty treatment. Please visit outdoor Greco-Roman styled swimming pool (7am to 8.30pm). Fitness centre (6.30am – 10.30pm every day; 6am – 10pm weekend, public holidays) includes fully-equipped gym, complete with separate male and female steam baths, sauna, and a whirlpool. A personal trainer is available for guests who require assistance in fitness workout.

Also, you can visit Sompoton spa (10.30am - 11pm daily). It includes two double suites with rain shower and couple Jacuzzi, four single spa suites shower room, four single spa suites, separate male and female steam room, sauna and a unit of whirlpool, and product retail.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Squash
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Halal food
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's pool
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Steam bath
  • Night club
  • Tennis court
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Animation
  • Beauty treatment
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Adjoining rooms
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi



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until  1 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of MYR 92.80 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Totally, there are 505 guestrooms (393 deluxe rooms, 50 club rooms, 58 club suites, and four stateroom suites). The standard features consist of broadband internet, safe, individually-controlled air-conditioning, radio with five channels and piped-in music with bedside controls, remote-controlled TV with movie channels, international direct-dial telephones with bathroom extension, and voice-mail system.

Other additional features are bathrobes, slippers, local newspaper, complimentary coffee/tea-making facilities, executive writing table and chair, hair dryer, well-stocked mini-bar, and in-room iron and ironing board.

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            Istana LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Airports
            • Underground stations
            • Train stations
            • Parks
            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
            • Stadiums
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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            There are many nightspots and gastro-pubs near the hotel (Bintang Walk, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Tengkat Tong Shin, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan P. Ramlee).

            The Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur is located in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle that’s why many sights are in a walking distance. Bukit Bintang Shopping and Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Craft Centre) are in five minutes, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre/Petronas Twin Towers are in 10 minutes.

            Tourist attractions
            • KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing
              700 ft
            • 3000 ft
            • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
              1.1 mi
            • Merdeka Square
              1.1 mi
            Popular areas
            Places of interest
            • 1400 ft
            • Menara KL Tower
              2700 ft
            • Puduraya Bus Terminal
              3700 ft
            • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
              5000 ft
            • Masjid-Jamek-Mosque
              5000 ft
            • Central Market aka Pasar Seni
              1.1 mi
            • Dataran Merdeka Square
              1.1 mi
            • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
              1.2 mi
            • National Mosque
              1.4 mi
            • 1.4 mi
            Sport related
            • Stadium Negara
              4300 ft
            • Merdeka Stadium
              5000 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
              1000 ft
            • Pavilion Mall
              1000 ft
            • KL Plaza
              1000 ft
            • 1700 ft
            • Low Yat Plaza
              1700 ft
            • Capital Square
              4300 ft
            Historical sites
            • Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
              5000 ft
            • KLCC Park
              2700 ft
            • Bird Park
              1.4 mi

            Local Attractions

            • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
              5100 ft
              Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
            • Masjid Jamek
              5000 ft
              Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur
            • Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
              5100 ft
              Jalan Tun H.S. Lee No.168, Kuala Lumpur
            • Sze Ya Temple
              5200 ft
              Jln. Tun H.S. Lee and Jln. Cheng Lock, Kuala Lumpur
            • Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
              1.0 mi
              172 Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur

            Near the hotel

            • Istana Negara
              1000 ft
              Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur
            • Jalan Alor
              1900 ft
              Kuala LumpurMalaysia
            • Muzium Telekom
              2000 ft
              Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
            • Petronas Twin Towers
              3300 ft
              Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
            • Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower
              2600 ft
              Jalan Punchak, Kuala Lumpur
            • Berjaya Time Square Theme Park
              2300 ft
              1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
            • Berjaya Times Square
              2500 ft
              1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Taps Beer Bar

              85% likes this, based on 79 reviews
              Cuisine: Pizza, Bar, Pub
              Price Range: USD 5 - USD 14

              500 ft
              A-0-3, One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari | (Off Jalan Raja Chulan)

              Phone: +60321101560

            • Suka

              83% likes this, based on 15 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian

              400 ft
              1 Jalan Nagasari
            • PAPER + TOAST

              84% likes this, based on 30 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Healthy, Café, Sandwiches

              400 ft
              A-0-5, One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari

              Phone: 603.2141.6752

            • Restoran Nagasari Curry House

              69% likes this, based on 56 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian

              600 ft
              Jalan Nagasari
            • Pisco Bar

              78% likes this, based on 21 reviews
              Cuisine: International, Spanish, Peruvian

              500 ft
              29 Jalan Mesui
            Getting there.

            The hotel is rather near to the public transport. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is in about 45km, and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah is near (in 18km). The train station, Old Kuala Lumpur railway station, is in 2.1km.

            Istana Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Istana

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            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends

              This hotel is close to the city center and you can see kuala lampour city on foot. It's breakfast is very good. I try dinner and it's amazing.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Location and value for money are excellent - staff are very welcoming

              I was unable to use my debit card to provide a deposit for incidentals, forcing me to find a local atm to provide a cash alternative. This was a great inconvenience and unnecessary.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              Great location, large rooms, luxury at a great price.

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            • Couple

              Great hospitality

              I was staying at suite room should b the best,,but it was leaking (toilet washer) and the roommaid dont do nothing but turn it off,evening cocktail is too early,not much variation of breakfast on the executive lounge,took me over an hour for my room ready after checked in

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              1-They just gave each room 1 key for opening the door and if you lost the key they would charge guest for 20-200 rm! 2_breakfast counter was very poor and staf they did not have fast reaction to guest request,may be you would get a glass of water after 30 Min if you were enough lucky. 3- A personal bath robe was taken from our room and with too much folow up it return back to us!!!

              • Average rating
            • Group of friends

              In short the hotel staff, rooms' service, conceige and accomodation are acceptable. and well doen. Toilet facilities are excellant separate long bath, shower and wc. Breakfast are excellant.

              Lights in the room are too dimmed and some lightings points are not working at all. preferably to have a bedside clock. Housekeepers should check rooms on the lightings so as to feedback your M&E team. Some cabinet handles and even the towel ring holder are defective. Small items but equally rectify. For future retrofitting do not lay carpet if possible marble or tiles finish. Carpets can be fairly contaminated and difficult to maintain.

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              Comfortable, helpful staff, excellent location and value for money

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              The location of the hotel is near to the main shopping area which is the Bukit Bintang and Pavilion Shopping Centre. Therefore this hotel is very accessible. It is not far from klcc where it is possible to take the monorail from the nearby station to klcc.

              The service provided by the hotel is not up to standard. The room provided is not fully prepared for guests. Towels were not given when I checked into this hotel. And it took more than one hour to get the towels.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              It was our 4th or 5th stay at the Hotel Istana kl. So far we are satisfied with the service dedicated to us.

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            • Group of friends

              The loby bar service (Coffee) was 7 star world standard. Especially Nora, the Maneger is to be rated as to a 7 star employee in the hospitality industry My background is opening 5 star hotels around the world, base in Australia and my opinion is based on these standards. Rooms were tired (decor)and carpets were dirty with stains. Housekeeping is avereage not 5 star. No rack to keep luggage Very avereage amenities not 4 or 5 star standard more 3 star International standard. The Food presentation at dinner buffet is 5 star BUT the quility and taste is average specially seafood and meats. The crabs and prawns were freezer burnt and very below standards The BBQ food served was cold and horrble, very dry meats and prawns. Overall ok ( 3-4 out of 10 for Food) 9 out of 10 for presentaion of food Regards Lakshman

              • Average rating
            • Single

              I loved the location of this hotel right in the ACTION zone. The staff were amazing and so helpful!! My room was lovely. I wish I got a chance to use the on site spa as the treatments there looked SO good. I highly reccommend this hotel for you next trip!

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              Nothing really except the location, the food at the restaurant and coffee at the lobby, and a few very pleasant staff.

              This is the worst experience I had at a so-called 5 star hotel in my years of travel. It should be rated a 3 star hotel. Extremely poor service in general. Repeated calls to concierge to get your luggage will not be responded to and you have to drag your luggage yourself. 3 times I and my friends had to do that over a 5 day period. Promises to open the room safe will not lead to anything. For many staff, it seems hotel guests are a burden. The reservations section does not seem to know what the front desk is doing. You may have done your booking with and after your departure, you may be notified by the that based This is my first experience of this nature. In my years of travel, I have never seen such a 5 star hotel. Even basic toiletries you would expect to find at a 5 star hotel bathroom are not provided. On some days you have to ring the housekeeping to come and clean your room!

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              It was not my first time to sit in Hotel Istana, we really liked the place, the staff were very welcoming and smiling through all the day. Te location is vert strategic. Everything is reachable, you have seven eleven supermarket 24 hours open if you need something urgent only by crossing the road. Of course this will not be the last time to come and sit in Hotel Istana.

              May be the checkout should also be from the lounge even if there is balance to be returned.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              We had a good stay however, we are now in dispute with the hotel because on our return home to Australia we discovered we had been charged twice for the room on our Visa card. The first charge was dated on the day we made the internet booking and looks to be about the correct rate, the second charge was made the day we left the hotel and is three times the internet rate quoted. I have been to our bank to get the payment stopped but they can do nothing and we should contact the hotel; which I have done. We are really disapointed that this has happened and would appreciate it if you could apply some pressure on the hotel to reverse the charge. regards Larry Lee.

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            • Single

              The price was reasonable for what was offered.

              It does not live up to its billing of 4* or 5*. Very poor breakfast. Last of minibar was very annoying. Decor was very poor. Leaking water from toilet cistern. Overall, big building, but very poor quality.

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