Monday, December 8, 2014

Ibis Styles Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
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I stayed in Malaysia for about 11 days in total just this November. This is the longest stay I've had in a foreign country. Come to think of it, Malaysia is not so foreign for me anymore, I think I visit, or stop by this country for at least 2x a year - either for business, or lay-over or just visit friends.

Nevertheless, any traveler needs a good place to stay. I have always done my bookings via Agoda.com. It's just the most convenient online booking tool that I use for a lot of reasons.
  • User-friendly interface
  • Best Price Guarantee (If you have reserved a hotel room through Agoda and then show and email Agoda customer service that you could book the same room for the same dates at a lower rate that is viewable and bookable on another website, they will either match that rate or beat it.)
  • Discounts! (insider-deals, early bird savings, mystery deals etc.)
  • Free Cancellation up to a certain date for select hotels
  • Book now, pay later option
  • Plus, you get to earn points, so you can use this to book in the future
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3 Hotels I stayed

Ibis Styles KL 

Ibis Styles is a chain of hotels located worldwide, and Ibis Styles KL is among the biggest in the Asia Pacific. It has about 500 rooms to accommodate business and leisure travelers. This would be good for company trips, in case you are planning one for your company!

Ibis Styles KL Fraser Business Park

Transportation

The biggest advantage to this hotel is that it is easily connected to an LRT line. If you don't like riding trains, they also have a free shuttle service to Suria KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers) and Pavillion Shopping Mall is available at 11:00 AM and 12:00 noon. If you need to go somewhere at anytime, you can book a taxi or a hotel van service through the reception. Price for the taxi or van will range from MYR 25 to MYR 60, depending on the type of shuttle (taxi or van) and the destination area. MYR 25 could take you to Bukit Bintang area. This is good if you are sharing with other people and split the fare. But, if you're riding solo and you want a little bit of walking exercise, you can still opt for the LRT. MYR 3 could already take you to KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers) or KL Sentral (train to airport).

Taking a taxi from the hotel to the airport would cost about MYR 90.

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Attractions nearby

For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Pudu Market, Choon Wan Kong, the World’s Longest Mural and much more. Jalan Alor is just 10-15 minutes away by taxi.

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Jalan Alor - Hawker style, street food, and also a tourist spot. If at midnight you crave for some food, just get a cab, go to this place, and feast your eyes, and belly!

This photo was taken a little after midnight.

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The Pavillion Mall and KLCC are just 10-20 minutes away from the hotel!

Hotel Interior and Facilities

Ibis Styles Kl Fraser Business Hotel is an added testament to the new concept of economy hotel with its new contemporary and vibrantly designed rooms. The hotel d├ęcor is playing with designers colors, emphasizing on unique design and happy mood on every floor. The hotel has a restaurant, sTREATs, with an open concept kitchen, a trendy bar, 4 meeting rooms, kid’s corner, interactive corner, and a gym.

Ibis Styles KL Fraser Business Park

Great food selection for their breakfast buffet, which was already included in our hotel booking!



They also have a Kids Corner, a playground, gym, meeting rooms and interactive center.

*photos courtesy of Agoda.com

Hotel Rooms

We got a twin room, complete with basic toiletries and mini-pantry with complimentary water, coffee, tea and water heater. The room has a wall mounted TV with some basic cable TV channels. Our room had a comfy couch too!

Ibis Styles KL Fraser Business Park

We stayed in a standard twin room.

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<3 this couch. This is where we painted Dud's arms in preparation for the night's Pole Stars Malaysia Competition.

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CD, drawing tribal symbols on Dud's arm (the tribe prince)

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They have a working table, which was very helpful for me because I had to bring work with me while traveling.

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Complimentary water, coffee and tea!

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You can even request an iPod dock :)

Bathroom / Toilet Area

Some travelers are very particular about the bathroom area of their room. Me, I just want it clean - like the one we had in our room!

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Our sink, which also had basic toiletries. If you are missing any, you can just request for one via housekeeping.  The toilet has a little window where you can get natural light during the day.

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Toilet area is separate from the shower area :)

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Did I say good natural light by day? Yes I did, but I'm saying it again - good for selfies... or more importantly, when you do your morning routine (shave, put makeup etc.)

Restaurants Nearby

Apart from sTreats which can be found on the 4th floor of the hotel, there are also other restaurants within the vicinity. The nearest one is Old Town Coffe, then there are other Indian, Malaysian and Chinese restaurants nearby. They also have 7/11 just across the street and KKMart where you can buy groceries. At night, there's also a shabu-shabu/hot pot style food card/street food just right in front of 7/11.

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Old Town Coffee - is a must when you're in KL

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and yes... Kaya toast!


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Thank you Ibis Styles for becoming our home for 3 days! Thank you Agoda for being a part of our journey, for becoming a part of our passion!

We traveled across the seas to extend our passion to the world.



Of course, the main reason why we went to KL, was to celebrate our love for pole by joining Pole Stars Malaysia Competition.

CONGRATULATIONS Polecats!

Miguel Ignacio (Migna)
Professional Mens Open - Pole Art and Ultimate Champion

Kayleen Ortiz and Duds Ignacio
Professional Duo Open - Runner Up


We are also VERY VERY proud of our Pole Kitten and Pole Tiger (our students) who trained so hard and shared this love of pole with us!

Ronnie Singun
Amateur Mens Open - Champion

Georgina Rovira
Amateur Womens Open - Champion

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The reason why I love traveling, is because I learn a lot about the place, the culture sometimes a little bit of myself too. It feels good to travel with a purpose whether it be to experience the place or to celebrate life moments. My life, is not measured by days or years, it is now more meaningful sharing these moments with other people.


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This was me checking out... I will definitely recommend this hotel to everyone and will definitely book here again!

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Get in Touch

Google Plus: plus.google.com/+ibis
Website: www.ibis.com

More Blog reads!

From a judge's point-of-view
Christina Dy's blog - PoleStars Championships 2014, Malaysia



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About The Author Hannah Villasis Hannah is a lover of life! She retired as a CPA to become a pole dancer and a blogger. She loves Christmas too. She's a weird little one, but she is very curious and loves to explore the world and appreciate all it has to offer. She loves to surf, travel, go outdoors, stay indoors, play Pokemon, love One Piece, loves to ride anything that has wheels. She is also a Polecat and loves to go beyond her limits every day. More about me here. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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