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The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel
The 5 Elements Hotel

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7.7

Very good

3,682 reviews

3,682 reviews

Housekeeping126
Breakfast49
View16
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Shanghai Books

50 m

Going Places Tours

70 m

Lost In China Town

170 m

Wet Market

190 m

Jalan Petaling

190 m

Popular landmarks
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

250 m

Central Market

430 m

Menara Kuala Lumpur

1.1 km

KL Bird Park

1.2 km

Jalan Alor

1.2 km

Closest landmarks
The deceased

100 m

Net Youth Resources

110 m

Guan Di Temple Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

230 m

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

250 m

Reggae Bar

250 m

The 5 Elements Hotel

Lot 243 Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Chinatown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Petronas Twin Towers. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kuala Lumpur

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

260 meters to public transportation

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Shops

Safety deposit boxes

Hair salon

Tours

This property is in high demand!

8 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center5 KM
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Distance to airport16.3 km

Rooms available at The 5 Elements Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Earth Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 2 queen b...
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Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Metal Suite
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Wood Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Water Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Fire Suite
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does The 5 Elements Hotel have a hot tub?

The 5 Elements Hotel does not have a hot tub.

What time is check-in and check-out at The 5 Elements Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The 5 Elements Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The 5 Elements Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at The 5 Elements Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The 5 Elements Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 15 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at The 5 Elements Hotel?

The 5 Elements Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Breakfast is served here.

Can special events be hosted at The 5 Elements Hotel?

You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as private events can be hosted at The 5 Elements Hotel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties and honeymoons can also be accomodated. Services for wireless internet and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

Can business events be hosted at The 5 Elements Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make The 5 Elements Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 100 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at The 5 Elements Hotel?

The 5 Elements Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The 5 Elements Hotel?

Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 260 m away from The 5 Elements Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The 5 Elements Hotel?

Restaurants including The Palm Cafe, Restaurant Fong Yuan and Johnny's Stall Corner are popular in The 5 Elements Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as Chinatown.

What popular shopping places are close to The 5 Elements Hotel?

Located in the Chinatown area, The 5 Elements Hotel is close to great shopping choices like Jalan Petaling, The Warehouse and Gilasco.

What are popular attractions near The 5 Elements Hotel?

Guests at The 5 Elements Hotel can easily visit Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Merdeka Square located in the Chinatown area.

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What people love about The 5 Elements Hotel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Perfect location and price is good."

    LEE

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    July 26, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is the best, near to the cafe, china street and gwai zai hong."

    Loh

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    July 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "First time at this hotel with young children and a baby so requested a baby cot.Luckily, they provided and placed baby pillows for us."

    yong

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    July 16, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 6,806 Kuala Lumpur properties
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Room comfort score
7.5/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.6/10
Room size
33 sqm.
Better than
97
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
95
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Better than
94
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Bigger than
93
%
of Kuala Lumpur properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
3,682 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.0
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
Great location and very spacious room.
Omar from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about The 5 Elements Hotel

More about The 5 Elements Hotel

The 5 Elements Hotel

See the best of Kuala Lumpur with a stay at The 5 Elements Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Kuala Lumpur with a stay at The 5 Elements Hotel, located merely 2.1 km from Petronas Twin Towers. Did you know? Terminal Bersepadu Selatan is just 7.3 km away, giving guests convenient access to one of the city's urban transportation options.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at The 5 Elements Hotel. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Each guestroom at The 5 Elements Hotel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at The 5 Elements Hotel include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The hotel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The 5 Elements Hotel.
The 5 Elements Hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Kuala Lumpur during your stay at the hotel. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Menara Kuala Lumpur located 1.1 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 94% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 97% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Kuala Lumpur.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

240 mentions

Housekeeping

182 mentions

Food & Dining

96 mentions

Internet

64 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bottle of water

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake up call
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Chinaz Cafe

  • Cuisine: Asian, Local, Malaysian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Lot 243 Jalan Sultan, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
    16.3 km 36 min drive
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
    44.7 km 56 min drive

Public transportation

  • Pudu Sentral Bus Terminal
    270 m
  • Puduraya Bus Terminal
    310 m 7 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik Pergigian Cahaya Suria
    250 m

Shopping

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
    1.7 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    100 m 7 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    40 m 1 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    250 m
  • Central Market
    430 m
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    1.1 km
  • KL Bird Park
    1.2 km
  • Jalan Alor
    1.2 km
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
    1.7 km
  • KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway
    1.9 km
  • Aquaria KLCC
    1.9 km
  • Petronas Twin Towers
    2.1 km
  • KLCC Park
    2.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Shanghai Books
    50 m
  • Going Places Tours
    70 m
  • The deceased
    100 m
  • Net Youth Resources
    110 m
  • Lost In China Town
    170 m
  • Wet Market
    190 m
  • Jalan Petaling
    190 m
  • Chinatown Liquor Shop
    190 m
  • Stadium Bola Keranjang
    200 m
  • Petaling Street Market
    210 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • All guestrooms at this property are non-smoking. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center5 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors12
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 104
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1973
  • Most recent renovation2017
Property announcements

Guests will be charged with tourism tax for 2 rooms when booking Family Connecting Rooms.

The restaurant is closed until further notice.

Reviews of The 5 Elements Hotel from real guests

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7.7
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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.0
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.5
Value for money7.9
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8-9 Excellent (380)
7-8 Very Good (691)
6-7 Good (382)
<6 Below Expectation (440)
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8.7
Excellent
Kok from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2009

Pleasant stay in 5 Elements Hotel”

1. Central, in Chinatown and near to good food 2. Hotel is clean and new; value for money compare to other hotel nearby with better reputation
I have to pay for parking car in the carpark even though it is at a discount.

I came to know of 5 Elements hotel when visiting KL Chinatown. The staff was friendly to show me the rooms which were nicely designed and clean. Therefore in my recent visit to KL Chinatown again, I decided to stay at the 5 Elements hotel. I was not disappointed as the room meet my expectation 100% and the the price was better than other hotels of similar standard.I would definitely be staying at 5 Elements again when I next visit KL.

Reviewed January 02, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Cherie from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Superb hotel!!”

Great location! Excellent service!

This is my 2nd time staying in 5 Elements, and it's still a great stay! Simply love the location of the hotel - directly opposite Chinatown where you can find good food and great bargain deals. Chinatown is even more exciting at night, with more stores offering greater variety. There's also a lot of food stalls just below/opposite the hotel (day time: wonton mee, dimsum etc. night time: bbq fish, claypot rice, lok lok etc).. Would certainly stay in this hotel again if I have the chance to visit KL again :)

Reviewed December 18, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Marcia from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

Everything I needed and more!”

If you are a budget traveler, but you still want a nice place that is close in, then 5 Elements is a good choice for you. My room was large, there was adequate storage, the AC worked well and the amenities were very nice. All the staff I dealt with, especially my housekeeper (for room 1009), was exceptional. If I wasn’t too tired from my day, I could walk home from the Central Market (which has DHL shipping office, as well as local shops) or catch a cab. Food is good in the in-house restaurant and food abounds in Chinatown on the street or little restaurants along every road. Truly, the 5 Elements is a great choice for it’s facilities, as well as it’s location. Try it, I am sure you will be as pleased as I was.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Angela from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

Great location at the fringe of Chinatown”

Top floors provide nice views

the hotel is just minutes away from pudu raya, which is a bus terminal that serves commuters heading to states north of kuala lumpur. being at the fringe of chinatown (jalan sultan), it is also near food stalls as well as popular fast food restaurants such as mcdonald's and kfc; as well as coffee joints such as starbucks (located at kota raya; next to mcdonald's). the hotel is a 14-storey building that is a refurnished. the lobby gives a nice and clean image of the hotel while the rooms gave hints of a hotel that had been around for a long time. efforts to refurnish the hotel - such as placement of lcd/plasma tvs, new shower heads and taps, and fairly new bar fridges - are commendable. other than that, the mineral water and instant coffee and tea are complimentary. free wireless internet access is available from the room. do call reception for the wep key. a family pub at the ground floor allows visitors to grab some snacks while the day-tour stall just outside the pub helps organize visits around the city as well as the neighbouring states. a taxi-stand just in front of the pub also provides a quick way to get around town. beware though, that the taxi drivers may ask for a flat fee as opposed to running by the meter. churches (both catholic and protestant), mosques and temples around the area allow visitors to fulfill their religious obligations if they are going to be there for more than a week or over the weekend. as with most places of worship, do check if photography is allowed before snapping away. the pudu raya bus terminal was newly renovated during my stay and obtaining bus tickets are fairly straight forward as long as you know where you are heading to. a special note if you are heading to genting highlands: you can grab a bus from sentral kl from their "feeder bus terminal", or from pudu raya itself. alternatively, you may also grab a taxi for a flat fee of rm90 (as of 18 june 2011) up the highlands and about rm120 for the journey back to th

Reviewed June 24, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
Dahren from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 4 nights in August 2009

5 Elements Hotel ”

Great Location - centre of China Town. Clean - value for money
Nothing major - improvements are being made but this did not affect us.

We had an enjoyable stay at the 5 elements hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The location is really good - the centre of china town - and if yo uare on a budget (we are a couple and wanted somewhere to stay that was reasonably priced yet of a good standard) then I think this is a really good place to stay. The breakfast was okay, not the best but not the worst! All in all great value for money and would recommend to those travellers on a budget just above a dorm!!

Reviewed August 30, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
Sharon from Australia
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

Fantastic Hotel in a Fantastic Location”

- location - cleanliness - facilities - views
It was awesome so not much

This hotel was excellent. It is incredibly well located in the heart of Chinatown. It is close to a train station and surrounded by markets. The hotel was modern, clean and with everything you could want. The staff were friendly. We had great views over KL from our room and could see the Petronas Towers and the Kuala Lumpur tower. I would definitely stay here again. Only comment was breakfast was a bizarre mix and was cold when we had it.

Reviewed October 18, 2009

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9.7
Exceptional
wayne from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2009

THE RIGHT ELEMENT”

It has a tranquil & beautiful foyer. Great view from the 10th floor room. Comfortable bed, quality linen & doona. Great big Television that can be turned on many angles for better viewing. Professional staff.
The only thing I disliked was the breakfast, not because it wasn't nice, but it was cold & should have been served hot.

The hotel is modern & trendy in it's decor.It has a relaxing atmosphere right in the hub of China town. The hotel is a wonderful contrast to the other buildings & hustle & bustle of China Town market.It is ideally situated in a cultural/colourful shopping market which is very convenient. When you get tired of shopping & eating, you can slip back to the hotel and replenish then head out again!!! The reception staff are curteous, friendly & always smiling. They made us feel very welcome & assisted us with maps, directions and local tips. They even gave us a quick lessons in useful vietnamese words. Also after viewing other hotels in the area we found that the 5 elements was not just another high rise, but a very personal hotel that provided excellent value for money.Our room was perfect:clean, good size, & nicely decorated. We loved the whole experience & would not hesitate in staying there again.

Reviewed October 22, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
rajendran from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

Hotel stay in 5 elements”

ITS definately a value for money hotel,
toilet flush system was not working propely, maintenance should do something

My stay at 5 elements was excellent.Every 6 mths or so i go to K.L,to meet my cousins and friends who r staying there. Usually i book rooms in bukit bintang, but i wanted to stay somewhere in chinatown for a change this time, because the very first night of my stay, i usually head down to chinatown to drink and enjoy bustling activities.I will definately book 5 elements in the future and not forgetting to recommend to my friends

Reviewed August 04, 2010

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8.3
Excellent
Glenn from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2010

The 5 Elements Hotel - Kuala Lumpur”

Good location, near to KL Sentral and ideal for visiting China Town, which is right on the door step. Lots of market stalls, etc.
Not good location if you don't like the hustle and bustle, but don't go into Chinatown if that's not your thing. Hotel room however looked good, the bathroom was little worse for wear.

Good stay at the 5 Elements Hotel, enjoyed the China town area, especially good if you like Chinese food and you can get relative cheap beer if you look, which is difficult in some areas of Kuala Lumpur. Hotel location was good, as we were near KL Sentral, which allowed easy access for our flight home. It was a brief stay, but would still recommend, not fully sure about a prolonged stay, that goes down to personal taste.

Reviewed April 14, 2010

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9.6
Exceptional
Francin from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Excellent hotel in KL's Chinatown”

Our 14th floor corner room was spacious & clean & we could see Menara Tower & Twin Towers in the distance. Petaling Street is just a minute's walk away, and this hotel is close to many attractions & famous local food. Basement Parking costs only RM5 per entry for hotel guests, & we walked everywhere. Breakfast comes with the price of the hotel room. Staff were polite and quick to oblige. Enjoyed our 2 night stay, as always, & we will keep coming back to the 5 Elements.

Reviewed December 05, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Giovanni
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Great deal for its price”

This hotel surprised us. Price was very affordable for all that was provided. We booked it only 6 hours in advance and got an excellent price on Agoda for only MYR88 a night. Pros: great location in the middle of Chinatown, good complimentary breakfast, reasonable price, nearby conveniences (food & transport), clean and comfortable rooms, responsive hotel manager (on Google reviews) Cons: does not require secure pass to access the lifts (anyone can go up to the room corridors), limited amenities (no hair dryer or iron) For the price we paid for such a last minute booking, I am surprised at how well-maintained and great the hospitality is. Probably the most decent-looking and well-kept hotel in all of Petaling Street. Two thumbs up to the management, will recommend to anyone overnighting on a budget in KL 👍

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Kyle from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 5 nights in August 2010

5 Elements, China Town, Kuala Lumpur”

Location, Staff, Room Cost
Facilities, Cost of additional services

This is a really good hotel, especially for the price. The location is phenomenal, as close as you can get to the action of China Town and Petaling St Markets without being a grotty little hostel, also no more than 5 (OK, 10 if you walk slow, wait for traffic and take alot of photos) minutes walk to Central Market and Little India. It is also close to the monorail. The rooms are surprisingly large with decent facilities and it is all very comfortable and clean with a huge TV and decent bathroom size. The staff are absolutely top notch when it comes to local knowledge and lending a hand and advice. The only real beef is that lack of additional hotel (as opposed to room) facilities and the cost of booking things outside of the hotel, through the hotel, e.g. taxis (80RMY to Airport.. train is about half that and a taxi you hail yourself outside their door won't ask for more than 70RMY), some of the tours (though in this case it isn't so easy to organise yourself without prior communication with a driver), etc. All in all though I will recommend it to anyone who is tired of lugging a backpack and keeping a wary eye on their fellow travelers!

Reviewed August 25, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Alexander from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Good hotel, lacking some details”

Large room, great bed, awesome location

The Hotel is good, smack in the middle of Chinatown. On a sidestreet of Jln Petaling, so it won't be too busy in front of your door. Loads of options for food drinks and sights just around the corner. The room was clean, nice and huge with a good view even if we didn't book the "elements" rooms on the higher levels. Wifi reception in our room was almost nonexistent. Breakfast was ok, prepared omelette, bacon and sausage, fruit and fried noodles available. Although the hotel has nice decals and a modern finish, it seems like it could use a more thorough makeover. It seemed a bit aged somehow. The only really negative point: one could notice from the smell that our room had once been a smokers room. While the slight smell subsided over 2 days of aircon use, it nevertheless would have been nice if the carpet would have been changed in the last years or at least some air freshener would be used in those rooms.

Reviewed October 28, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Kane from Singapore
Business traveler
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

Lovely hotel”

Service are excellent

this is my 2nd time staying in this hotel. really enjoyed my stayed in the 5 elements hotel. location is fantastic because is at chinatown. shopping gifts for family is great because there are alot of stalls around. hotel staff services are excellent.

Reviewed June 29, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
Jason from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2010

A great budget option in Chinatown”

Clean rooms, great location, great price, fantastic views!
Smell of smoke in the 'non smoking' room, breakfast pretty ordinary

The 5th Element Hotel is a great budget option for staying around Chinatown. I've stayed in several sub $50 hotels in Chinatown and they've been horrid, and this hotel was only a fraction more but really quite nice. We were able to check in to all 3 rooms we'd booked at 11am which was fantastic after an overnight flight, and we were delighted to find our rooms had views over Chinatown and we could clearly see both the KL Tower and Petronas Towers - fantastic! Breakfast was adequate but pretty ordinary, but that's pretty much the norm in lower end KL hotels. Close to Chinatown (literally right in the heart of it), the Central Markets and train stations for access to the rest of KL, I highly recommend this hotel. The street outside the hotel has some of the best street food in all of KL, make sure you try the chicken satays, roti bom and claypot chicken and rice!

Reviewed May 12, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
Waranon from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Value for money, safe and easy to go around”

location, service, comfortable

I'm really enjoy my 2 nights in The 5 Elements Hotel. Chinatown, restaurant and night market are just few steps from hotel door. Also, you can go around the city very easy from the hotel, because the Paduraya (KL-Bus terminal)locates only 150 m. away. or LRT train and Monorail is only 200 m. away. Great location !

Reviewed June 30, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
John from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

Our stay at the 5 Elements”

Neat and tidy room Great location in China Town Staff were great
Breakfast was not all that great.

The 5 Elements hotel in Chinatown was in a great location and the rooms were of good size and neat and tidy. Bathrooms were also roomy. Staff were always helpful and there are great little resturants in and around China town. With the markets literally outside our door we throughly enjoyed our stay at the 5 Elements.Not noisy like we were told it maybe but that could be because we were so tired we just slept well. I would reccommend this hotel, it was great value for what we paid.

Reviewed May 22, 2010

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8.4
Excellent
Anson from United States
Business traveler
Standard Single Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

Excellent”

I am a frequent traveler to Kuala Lumpur. I like where the 5 Elements Hotel is located because it is at the heart of Chinatown, Central Market and to the LRT and Puda Raya.

Reviewed April 01, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Eeva from Finland
Couple
Deluxe Queen
Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

Spacious modern rooms in Chinatown”

Room spacious, service
Breakfast

We stayed in 5 Elements hotel altogether for 3 nights, and really enjoyed our stay. The only cons were the breakfast (which with little effort from the hotel's side could be made better) and the during the first night the A/C that broke down. However once we informed the staff about the problem with A/C we got immediate response. Altogether the service was very good and flexible, so extra points for that! Rooms were clean, modern and spacious.

Reviewed August 17, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Ferdinand from Philippines
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Great Hotel With a Very Accomodating Staff"”

Nice Room, comfortable bed, clean room, a nice LCD TV, great view

The Hotel staff were very accomodating to me and my daughter. Whenever we asked directions to the city, the staff provides details on how to go about the transport system around Kuala Lumpur. They even provided us tips on how to make a booking trip to Genting Highlands. The room was very clean and the beds are very comfortable to sleep on. Airconditioning was just right and we had a great view of China Town. They just need improvement on the breakfast buffet.

Reviewed April 08, 2011

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