By Hotels.Com on July 14, 2017
Team Malaysia needs you! The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will be happening in Kuala Lumpur from 19th to 31st August, and with the launch of ticket sales, we know that getting the best seats in the sporting arena are not the only thing you would be worrying about. Looking for hotels in Kuala Lumpur that are near the event venues that are reasonably priced and comfortable at the same time? Hotels.com has you covered!
Hotels.com’s Mid-Year Sale Deals** coincide with the upcoming SEA Games, so you can take this chance to book your perfect stay in KL for a great price before the sale ends! It’s the obvious choice, obviously.
Here are our recommend hotels where the key sports events will be held – Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Putrajaya:
Sprint, Swim and a bullseye at KL Sports City
Most sports events will be held at the KL Sports City, which consists of Bukit Jalil National Stadium, the National Aquatic Centre and the Axiata Arena indoor stadium. The main venue has just been newly renovated for the SEA Games, with new features being added to enhance the buildings. Apart from the sporting event, this area is also closely situated to popular shopping spots like the Mid Valley Megamall and Bangsar Shopping Centre – in case you want to enjoy a nice brunch in Bangsar and do some shopping before getting putting on your Harimau Malaya jersey!
To find out more on what you can do in Bangsar, check out this comprehensive guide packed with information suited for both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike.
V E Hotel & Residence
For families looking for serviced apartments almost close enough to see the 100m sprint, the V E Hotel & Residence is located just 12 minutes by car from Bukit Jalil National Stadium. This 4-star hotel & serviced residence is equipped with great facilities such as a restaurant and pool bar, childcare and an outdoor pool to keep you occupied between games or even if you want to practice your butterfly.
Address: Bangsar South City, No 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, 59200, Malaysia
Special price from Hotels.com: RM326/night*
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
For others who are looking for a comfortable 5-star hotel for a good overnight rest, the Pullman is a posh yet affordable option. With an outdoor and children’s pool – where you can groom your former SEA Games medalists, spa services and a total of 9 restaurants and bars/lounges, this hotel is perfect for families and staycations!
Address: Tower 3 No 1 Jalan Pantai Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, 59200, Malaysia
Special price from Hotels.com: RM280/night*
Glide on ice in Selangor
Planning to see just the sports events on ice? This will be the first time that winter events like ice hockey and figure skating will be introduced in the SEA Games, and on the RM30 million Olympic-sized ice skating rink at the Empire City Mall. The newly opened rink can accommodate up to 500 spectators – where you and your family can be part of them!
Cempenai Parc Residences Bukit Damansara
Score by booking your stay at the Cempenai Parc Residences – featuring comfortable apartments complete with a kitchen and dining area. After the post-game handshake, head over to the nearby IKEA Damansara or 1 Utama Shopping Centre – the largest mall in Malaysia – for some shopping. Once you’re in the area, keep your children entertained and bring them to Kidzania as well!
Address: No. 12, Cempenai Parc Residences, Jalan Chempenai, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, 50490, Malaysia
Rates per night: RM386*
Special price from Hotels.com: RM355*
Don’t get caught off-side near Shah Alam
With a seating capacity of over 80,000, the Shah Alam Stadium used to be home to Selangor FA, and is currently home of PKNS F.C. The stadium consists of six huge semi-enclosed spaces, making it the largest stadium in Selangor State, and one of the largest stadiums in Malaysia, second only to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium. A number of football events will be held here, where you can root for your national team as they compete in the region’s favourite sport.
Dorsett Grand Subang
Staying in Dorsett Grand Subang in Selangor is a true goal for when you travel to KL to watch the football. With a gym, a beautifully landscaped swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a spa with Balinese-inspired treatments, you can be assured of a good post-match rest following the games. Plus, the hotel is just 20 minutes away from the city centre, making it very accessible should you want to get some shopping done. Other things to do in Selangor include Go-Karting, shopping and visiting top restaurants. Explore the best Selangor’s various activities here.
Address: Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor, 47500, Malaysia
Special price from Hotels.com: RM247*
Stargazing in Putrajaya
Did you know that the Water Sport Complex is designed to act as a natural cooling system for the city, together with Putrajaya Lake? The complex has also been used various times for hosting sports events, recreation, water sports and water transport.
Between events, spend some time visiting the various landmarks and attractions in Putrajaya, including IOI City Mall where the famous District 21 Kuala Lumpur is located, the Putra Mosque, and the Mercu Tanda park. Putrajaya promises a trip of fun, with a full list of things to do and places to go.
The Everly Putrajaya is located right in the centre of all the action from the water sports and from other attractions in Putrajaya. The hotel itself is well-equipped to ensure a pleasant stay, and is also just a 6-minute walk away from Alamanda Putrajaya, another mall to shop to your heart’s content!
Address: No.1 Jalan Alamanda 2, Precint 1, Putrajaya, 62000, Malaysia
Rates per night: RM418*
Special price from Hotels.com: RM203*
With these recommendations in mind, head over to Hotels.com’s Mid-Year Sale Deals** ** page to book these and other great hotels and secure your accommodations for the SEA Games before everyone else!