It is undeniable that every nook and corner of Lantern Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Street, Chinatown is Instagrammable. From its hanging lanterns to an open-air terrace and industrial meets tropical design seen throughout the building, there are plenty of photo opportunities at this budget boutique hotel. 😀
Where Modern Meets Old
Guests will find many opportunities to take stunning photos in and around Lantern Hotel Kuala Lumpur @ Petaling Street, Chinatown. One particular photogenic spot I like was the open air terrace where we had our free breakfast and enjoyed the view.
Another interesting spot was the courtyard space within the building that allows natural light in and facilitates air ventilation. Potted plants and vines on the walls do a great job at enhancing the entire look and space. It was pleasing to the eyes. Plenty of tables and chairs allow guests to sit and relax or do their own thing.
Breakfast on the Open-air Terrace
The next morning, we enjoyed our breakfast at the open-air terrace located on the second floor. The hotel’s kitchen and bar is just next to the reception counter. Breakfast was self-service and guests are able to help themselves to the food and drinks.
The free breakfast given consist of several slices of raisin bread paired with jam, butter and/or slices of cheese with orange juice and coffee/tea. Milk was provided too. It was basic, but enough to kick-start our day. After all, we were surrounded by numerous stalls selling good food and drinks. 😉
On the terrace, one of the walls had a Malaysian-themed mural painted by a young local artist named Qaisy Jaslenda. The building looks majestic with its façade of brick walls and traditional wooden window shutter blinds. Its unique look makes it stand out from the other building in the area and one could easily spot the building from afar or from Petaling Street itself.
Hotel Facilities & Improvements to Note
As much as we enjoyed our stay at Lantern Hotel Kuala Lumpur @ Petaling Street, Chinatown, there are several things to note. First of all, parking is not available at the hotel, so, it is best to get there on foot or by public transport. Thankfully, the bus and train stations as well as the city’s attractions are located within walking distance from the hotel.
Secondly, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.
Last but not least, free Wi-Fi access is available in the public areas of the hotel and the check-out time is up to 12:00 pm. Baggage storage is available at an additional charge. It also is beneficial if the manager of the hotel could be a tad friendlier and helpful. On the other hand, the hotel staff was great.
In a Nutshell
My fiancé and I enjoyed our short stay in the queen room with balcony at Lantern Hotel Kuala Lumpur @ Petaling Street, Chinatown. We also had a great time exploring the area and be immersed in the hustle bustle around us. 😀
Address: 38, Jalan Petaling,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2020 1648