As a frequent traveler to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I often end up staying at a hotel near KLIA, Kuala Lumpur’s international airport. With flights leaving KLIA as early as 7am, and as I’m not a morning person, getting an inexpensive hotel near KLIA is often more appealing than traveling the hour to the airport from Kuala Lumpur city itself. As KLIA hotels are not always cheap, if you’re planning on doing the same, it pays to know which hotels close to KLIA offer the best deals.
Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT Airport – Just a 10 minute bus ride from KLIA and right next to Kuala Lumpur’s other airport, LCCT, Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT Airport offers cheaper deals than some other airport hotels for such convenient hotel accommodation. (Note, I say ‘cheaper deals’ as, overall, I think Tune Hotel is expensive for what it offers is perfect for budget travelers who don’t mind ‘basic’).
Owned by budget airline, Air Asia, Tune Hotel is of course basic but, if all you’re looking for is a cheap hotel to get a few hours sleep or relax and watch TV, then this hotel does the job.
The concept of Tune Hotel is nothing more than the rental of a tiny box-like hotel room at a basic price. The rooms offer nothing more than a comfortable bed, a flat screen TV and a teeny en suite shower room. If you want air conditioning, a towel or in-room internet, you pay extra for it. But, as Tune Hotel’s prices are still relatively cheap, it’s not exactly going to bankrupt you.
Basic room prices at Tune Hotel at LCCT are 149 ringgit ($49) a night plus tax, plus charges for any of the extras. They do however offer rates for as low as three hours stay, so if you just need a few hours sleep in between flights, it works out a bit cheaper that way.
Tune Hotel is right next to LCCT airport. To get to KLIA, simply hop on a bus that stops right outside the airport and it’s a 10 minute bus ride from here.
Empress Hotel Sepang – Just a 10 minute taxi ride or drive from KLIA, the Empress Hotel Sepang offers a little bit more bang for your buck than the Tune Hotel.
At the Empress Hotel Sepang, every guest room features an en suite bath, TV with satellite or cable, hairdryer, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet. Air conditioning is also included in the room rate.
The hotel has a small restaurant, known for its excellent Malaysian food, and there’s also a Chinese menu available if you prefer. If you book through a site like AsiaRooms.com or Booking.com, you can also get the hotel’s buffet breakfast included in the room rate.
Room rates at the Empress Hotel Sepang begin at 179 ringgit ($58), but as you get so much more for your money, travelers wanting a little more comfort and amenities may prefer the slightly higher price than the Tune Hotel.
Empress Hotel Sepang is at Jalan ST1C/7, Medan 88, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, 43900 Sepang.
Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) – One of the closest hotels to KLIA offering the best hotel deals, the Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur KLIA is less than three kilometers away.
The Concorde Inn offers guest rooms featuring en suite bath, free Wi-Fi internet, a flat screen TV with cable, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel has its own tennis courts and an excellent gym. There’s also a spa, as well as a small business office where the hotel staff can help you with any business needs you might have.
The hotel’s buffet breakfast is included in the room rate and gives quite a sizeable meal – perfect if you’re not going to be flying for hours but don’t want to pay KLIA airport’s exorbitant restaurant prices.
Room rates at the Concorde Inn are reasonable for the standard of room and available facilities, particularly if you factor in the convenience of getting to KLIA if you have an early or late flight. Room rates for a superior double room, at the time of publishing, are 270 ringgit or $88.
The Concorde Inn is at Jalan KLIA, 1/60, Sepang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tune Hotel, KLIA-LCCT Airport
Empress Hotel Sepang
Concorde inn KLIA