Awesome Times In Our Berjaya Times Square Hotel Review, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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There is one hotel in Malaysia that we can’t stop coming back to and that is the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

It’s one of our favourite hotels to visit anywhere in the world thanks to having great size rooms, awesome facilities and being so easy as it’s on top of the Berjaya Times Square shopping centre which is home to over 1,000 shops, restaurants and many recreational facilities.

I have never stayed somewhere so easy and fun while still being so well located as the Berjaya Times Square Hotel KL.

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Berjaya Times Square Hotel

In this review, I will walk you through what you can expect (and why you should make a Berjaya Times Square Hotel booking!).

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Berjaya Times Square Hotel Review

This Berjaya Times Square Hotel review is based on our experiences staying here 5+ times from 2013 to 2018 with our kids aged between 0-8.

Berjaya Times Square Hotel Room

There is a range of room types at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel. What is great is that they are all a decent size. There are no tiny hotel rooms here.

The smallest is 51m² and is the family room. It still has room for a king sized bed, a bunk bed and a sitting area.

The cheapest room types are 57m² and basically studio apartments with kitchenettes and separate bedroom and sitting areas. There are also two bedroom suites and rooms with club lounge access.

All rooms have everything you would expect – air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and more. However, there is a difference in how long it has been since each room type was last renovated.

The cheaper options, whether thats for a standard room or a two bedroom option, have not been renovated in a long time and are showing their age. You don’t have to pay much more to get a recently renovated room which is much nicer. The choice is yours 🙂

I’ll show you through examples of both options from our stays over the years. All rooms we have stayed in over the years have been fine. In fact, we have quite enjoyed the cheapest room type, the superior which is like a studio apartment. It suited us well when we had two young kids. Now that we have three much bigger kids, the two bedroom suites are ideal.


Bejaya Times Square Hotel superior room
Berjaya Times Square Hotel superior room
Bejaya Times Square Hotel room living area
Superior room living area

These rooms are old, but we have found them great. They go far beyond what you usually get in a hotel. They are more like mini apartments with a bedroom area with a sliding door, lounge room, bathroom and mini kitchenette.

It’s perfect if you are a family or want more space than a regular hotel room without paying more.

Bejaya Times Square Hotel room kitchenette

The first time we stayed, we were given an “upgrade” to a premier room. This room type is of a better quality and still really big but it doesn’t have the separate room areas so, with out kids, we preferred the superior room type.

However, for a couple of solo traveller, you may prefer the upgraded premier room. It’s looking swish 🙂

They offered us one another time and we refused so be careful of this if you want a more apartment style room. It did have awesome windows and views though!

Bejaya Times Square Hotel premier room
Premier room
Views from Bejaya Times Square Hotel premier room
Views from our Premiew Room in Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Regardless, for the price, taking into account the location and facilties, any of these rooms are a bargain.

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Two Bedroom Suite

On our most recent stay, now our kids are 6, 11 and 12, we opted for the two bedroom suite.

This was great! It consisted of two bedroom areas, one of which has a sitting area and two bathrooms. The rooms themselves were renovated, although the bathrooms are still older style.

Photos and more coming soon.

Berjaya Times Square Hotel Facilities

The facilities at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel is what you would expect from a 4-star hotel in a big city. There are multiple restaurants, a bar by the pool, a gym, laundry service, squash courts, sauna and spa.

The best part about the facilities at Berjaya Times Square Hotel is the huge rooftop area with swimming pools and a kids’ playground. This picture really doesn’t do it justice.

The main pool is huge – probably the biggest I have ever seen at a city hotel and we have spent hours in it. There are also kids’ pools at each end which were perfect when our children were younger. The playground is also fun.

Berjaya Times Square Hotel playground

From this area, there are also views over Kuala Lumpur. We just love it!

Maybe even better than the pool is the huge Berjaya Times Square shopping centre below the hotel which I will cover more later in this article.


The only meal we have eaten within the hotel is breakfast – there are so many options downstairs in the shopping centre that it’d be crazy to eat in the hotel. You can also easily walk to the delicious Jalan Alor Food Street from here.

The Berjaya Times Square Hotel buffet is good with plenty of variety for breakfast. It can get really busy, however, and feel a bit crazy.

If you do want to eat the hotel, there are two restaurants. Berjaya Cafe for vegetarian eating and Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant. This is a fine-dining restaurant.

There is the Poolside Gazebo where you can get snacks and drinks by the pool, and the Broadway Lounge where you can have drinks, snacks and views and is recommended at sunset.

You can also eat in your room with room service.

Getting to the Berjaya Times Square Hotel

The Berjaya Times Square Hotel is well located in Bukit Bintang which is a great area of Kuala Lumpur next to the centre KLCC. It’s known for its shopping, so if you somehow get sick of Berjaya Times Square, there are plenty of other massive shopping centres nearby that you can walk to.

Getting to this hotel is easy thanks to a monorail station being located adjacent to the shopping centre. So you can get public transport to KL Sentral from the airport and then switch to the monorail. Note that there is a walk between KL Sentral to the monorail which is easy enough but not recommended if you have a lot of luggage.

It is easy to get a taxi here and there is a taxi service next to the Berjaya Times Square Hotel lobby. There is also parking available at a small extra cost if you have your own car. Of course, you can also get Grab taxis here.

Berjaya Times Square Shopping Centre

While I would love this hotel for its facilties and rooms alone, the shopping centre you can access directly from the hotel lobby is where this hotel option really becomes the best choice in Kuala Lumpur.

BERJAYA Times Square shopping centre
Berjaya Times Square shopping centre

Berjaya Times Square is HUGE. With over 1,000 retail outlets alone, you’ll have a great time if you love shopping. However, even if you aren’t a shopper, like me, you’ll still love it here.

For a start, there are tons of great places to eat. So many that it’s hard to chose. If you are on a budget, there is a food court on the bottom level that has many great choices. Otherwise, there are restuarants everywhere offering many types of cuisines. We have never had a bad meal here.

There are also so many other things to do. You can watch a movie, go bowling, play games or take it easy and have your nails done and a massage. You can walk up stairs that are like a big piano and play music as you step up them.

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

The best attraction in Berjaya Times Square may be the indoor theme park. The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is the second largest indoor theme park in Asia and has many rides from a big rollercoaster to toddler friendly train rides.

It’s lots of fun and we often visit it when we stay at Berjaya Times Square Hotel.

Final Thoughts

We love this hotel. It ticks all the boxes, and I don’t think it can be matched for the HUGE range of facilities and things to do right there. The rooms are spacious and well organised, there is a fabulous pool area and it is well located.

Prices start at about MYR330 a night which is a bargain in my opinion.

It works well for solo travellers, couples and it’s especially awesome with kids.

Give it a try, you’ll love it!

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Looking for other accommodation options in Kuala Lumpur? Read our full guide to the best hotels in Kuala Lumpur here. You can also find our full Kuala Lumpur guide here or other hotels near Berjaya Times Square here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.