A Hotel with A Touch of Arts
Shah Alam is the capital city of Selangor. Although some said the city is boring, Shah Alam has a lot of attractions to be visited such as the Blue Mosque and i-City. One of the hotels that we can consider to stay at is Hotel de ART, located at Section 7, Shah Alam.
Hotel de ART is categorized as a boutique hotel and people tend to have some perceptions with the word ’boutique’. Some think boutique means cheap while others think boutique means unique. Nevertheless, this hotel is not your typical type of boutique hotel. It is so artsy and is also dubbed as the first art-themed hotel in Malaysia.
The first place that I went to was the reception area, to check-in. Despite its limited space, it is very comfortable with sofas for other members of the group to wait at and a TV to entertain them. They also sell can drinks apart from having a water dispenser there. The staff are also friendly. The check-in process was fast and smooth.
Hotel de ART has 58 rooms and all rooms have different themes such as Mickey Mouse, Lady Gaga and Paris, among others. As for my room, I was assigned a nature-themed room and it suits me well since being an excursion from my busy days, having such a room definitely provide comfort for me.
The room itself, though not so big, has many amenities. It has a prayer mat for Muslims, mosquito repellent, coffee facility and a working desk. So, if one is on a business trip, this hotel is comfortable enough yet will not burn a hole in the pocket.
As for the bed, I was really shocked when I lied down on it. It was so comfortable and the comforter was very thick, I fall asleep in the matter of second!
Another amenity that I wish to highlight is the fact that it has water dispenser near the staircase, which is good if one wants a glass of ice-cold water. Hotel de ART also teamed-up with Hailam Kopitiam, so all guests will receive a voucher for free breakfast at the Kopitiam, situated downstairs. Though choices are limited, this is definitely a plus point for a boutique hotel.
In terms of security, the access card is needed to access the main door (if your room is situated in a different block like mine) and the room. I would say that it is safe enough, as there are also CCTVs around.
Although strategically located at Section 7 beside a lake, the means of public transportation to go to Hotel de Art Shah Alam is mainly the taxis. There are Rapid KL buses plying the route but the frequency is unreliable.
Apart from that, this hotel is separated into 3 different blocks. The block where my room was located has no lift and it could be a hassle for the elderly and for those who bring a lot of luggages.
Overall, this is a really nice hotel to stay in. If you want a short staycation or on a business trip, or just want to stay in a hotel once in a while, this hotel is definitely worth the price you paid for.
Hotel de ART is an art-themed boutique hotel situated at Section 7, Shah Alam, near UiTM 2nd gate.
For bookings and enquiries, do visit their website or contact them at:
No 3, Jalan Kristal AS7/AS,
Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam,
T: +603 5518 0975 / 55180976
Rating (Maximum 5 stars):
- Value for money: 4 stars
- Location: 3.5 stars
- Customer service: 4 stars
- Security: 3 stars
- Cleanliness: 4 stars
- Facilities: 4 stars
- F&B: 3.5 stars
I would like to personally thank Ms. Jenny of Hotel de ART for making my stay at the hotel possible. Kindly be informed that all the contents/reviews are of my personal views.
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