Sunday, June 11, 2017

Malaysia's Hotels Check-In Time is 2pm Now?

Do you know West Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Melaka's most of the budgeted and mid cost hotels' check-in time has changed from 12pm to 2pm?

I only realized this when I brought my family there for vacation last week (and that's why there's no blog update from me last week ;)). The last time I visited KL was only early last year.

Source: https://www.smartertravel.com

Out of my curiosity, I asked the receptionists but they did not tell me the truth. They just said it's their policy. I did ask Grab (similar to Uber in Malaysia) driver what's going on later. I was told that it's because the hotel operators are short of 'house keepers', due to increasing number of hotels and tourists, unable to find local workers, lesser foreign labors available as Malaysia currency has dropped so much and increasing foreign labor cost.

Well, I'm not sure if it's true, but it does makes sense they want to postpone the check-in time from 12pm to 2pm to alleviate the house keeping resources.

If you ask why there's no local people want to do house keeping job? Please don't get me wrong, they don't want to work for low to mid cost hotels due to the low pay condition.

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