Fraser Place by Haftarent

Trupcotel Website | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

As you drive down Jalan Perak you will come across a building parked in the centre of the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Fraser Place is strategically positioned off the main roads giving you the much needed quiet from the bustling city whilst maintaining a 5 minute walk from KLCC. These luxury apartments come with the splendours of a hotel combined with the easement of a luxury apartment, and this unique service is brought to you by Haftarent, formerly TrupCotel.

Saify Akhtar & Amanda Sabri | TrupCotel

Haftarent

Haftarent is a one stop tenant matching website that allows you to book hotel-like serviced apartments, but offers a concierge service making it as easy as possible for young executives. Founded by Saify Akhtar and Amanda Sabri, Haftarent aims to provide tenants with contracts as short as one week to two years stay. With most rentals in Kuala Lumpur, you will find that there is normally a need for a 2.5 month deposit, and most places would also require a month’s utility bills. At Haftarent, you only pay a deposit of RM399.00 (£72.00 / US$102.00) which also includes utilities and high speed internet broadband for the duration of your stay. Equipped as a fully furnished residence, all Haftarent properties also provide a weekly housekeeping routine, especially useful for working professionals who just need that little help around the house. When asked what Haftarent’s philosophy to business and how they differ from other booking engines out there, they replied: –

“We look to optimise the use of unoccupied assets around Klang Valley, with the intention of bringing value to the lives of young Malaysians. TrupCotel is not a booking engine. We see ourselves as a virtual rental platform – we’d like to see an advancement in the way rentals are dealt with in Malaysia, starting with a lower barrier of entry, rental payments online and shorter lease periods. Soon, our website features would include virtual tours of apartments, and a network of exclusive tenants who will be given access to our extensive portfolio of developments.” — Amanda Sabri, CEO of TrupCotel.

The Booking Process 

To sign up, you fill in a quick step form on the website detailing your needs, whether its for a one individual or sharing. You will be provided with a Tenant ID and a follow up email will direct you to an enquiry form which will assist in choosing by location, number of people and budget. You can rent an apartment from as low as RM400.00 (±£72.00 / ±USD103.00) per person per week for a 1 week stay (depending on location). For a whole apartment like Fraser Place, it would set you back at about RM1,200.00 a week if you’re renting for a week, and RM900.00 if you’re renting for 4 weeks, which comes up to about RM3,600.00. Rentals also decrease if you are sharing your apartment. All payments can be made online and once you bank in your deposit, you will receive a confirmation and all you need next is to just collect your keys and you’re good to go. When asked what their approach to customer service is, she replied: –

“Simple, the customer is always right. We are available 24/7 for assistance, and take feedback from clients as a priority when deciding our next course of action.” 

Master Bedroom | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

Fraser Place: Luxury Apartment Rentals in Kuala Lumpur

The room is spacious enough for 4 people, but if you feel you need more personal space, it also works as quite a roomy place for 2. The apartment comes with a living area, dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom equipped with relaxing rain shower and built in bathtub.

Second Bedroom | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The master bedroom comes with a king sized bed, perfect for a luxurious night’s sleep. The room is decently sized and is equipped with closets and a work table. The second bedroom is smaller, but comes equipped with closets and a workspace as well.

Kitchen | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The kitchen comes fully equipped with pots and pans, including a hob and hood, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and complete dining utensils.

Dining Area | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The room also comes with an ironing board, and laundry basket, all packed into closets for that ease of living. TrupCotel has also put some thought into the minor details to make your stay the more enjoyable such as providing an iPhone charger and speakers, part of your everyday items that you could possibly forget to take with you on your holidays.

Swimming Pool Area | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is an infinite pool with the view of the KL skyline, with beautiful deck chairs for a nice and relaxing time. A key note about the bathroom at the swimming pool floor is that is contains a steam room, a sauna, a hot dip pool equipped with Jacuzzi and a cold dip pool. Quite the nice experience.

Facilities Floor

On the facilities floor you will also find a fully quipped 24-hour gym with all sorts of machines and weights. There is also a Yoga and Aerobic room on this floor for those that are interested. This floor also has a Games Rooms, one for Nintendo Wii, and the other for Play Station. As for your laundry, there is a Self Service Laundrette that you can handle your washing, for apartments which are not equipped with a washer and dryer.

 Skillet at 163 | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The Dining

One of the best reasons to stay at Fraser Place is that is has some of the better restaurants in town. Skillet at 163 is famous for their simple approach to bistronomy with fine dining touches as well as Simply Green Salad with their touches of fine dining techniques. Easily some of the better restaurants in town, this is probably the best reason for you to stay at Fraser Place.

Simply Green Salad | Fraser Place | Trupcotel

The Haftarent Experience

TrupCotel has really managed to bring something new to the digital table by bringing a concierge service, and this is especially useful for people who travel from city to city, and is looking for a decent place to live, without it eating too much into your budget. When asked who would benefit most from a service such as this, Sabri quipped: –

“Malaysians, who travel 1-2 hours a day just to get to work! Live near the office, and regain their work-life balance. Expatriates will also benefit greatly, as they will no longer need to deal with so many different parties just to find a suitable roof over their heads.”

Its affordable luxury stay for pretty flexible contract periods for rentals in Kuala Lumpur. This was exemplified with a stay at Frasers Place and thanks the concierge service which was very helpful, giving such an easy and pleasant experience. TrupCotel has a host of other prime real estates such as Marc Residence, ViPod Residences, Pavilion Residences, Soho Suites, Summer Suites and 6 CapSquare. So if you’re looking for a short term stay as a traveller or a longer term stay as an executive in Kuala Lumpur, look no further.

You can make your reservations with Haftarent by booking here.

You may also enter our Promo Code: HaftarentxFoodForThought for a 5% discount on your tenancy (valid for the first 20 readers only).

| PHOTOGRAPHY BY: NICHOLAS NG & HAFTARENT | WEBSITE: HAFTARENT |

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Nicholas Ng

Nicholas Ng is a restaurant critic, travelogue and opinion columnist which is curated on Food For Thought. He has been a freelance writer for 10 years and has previously worked as a lawyer. He currently is the Managing Director of Black Wolf Digital, a digital marketing agency.

34 Comments

    • Yeah, its very affordable for what it is. A whole month stay would only come up to about RM3,600.00 for a whole unit to yourself. Low deposit, weekly housekeeping. I’m considering renting it myself. 🙂

    • Yup. Paling kurang 1 minggu, tapi its perfect for people who travel for short stays in KL, or if you prefer, a long stay.

  1. I have moved so many times and it always cost so much just for deposit. This would be great when my contract is up! Thanks Nic! 🙂

    • Starts at as low as RM400. Definitely better than using an agent. It’s quicker and all your bills are included.

    • For now its concentrated in KL only. But I think they are planning to expand real soon. 🙂

  2. The concept looks pretty great! Would love to try it out when I move the next time. Internet bills included as well? 😀

  3. Love this review! Nice one Nic! Too bad I have a home already. Such a great concept! 🙂

  4. Wow, it really seems like an airbnbeque booking agent. Would love to see an app like this go huge.

  5. Only 399 for deposit? My previous flat was at least 6k just for deposit. Wish I had known earlier. 🙁

  6. What a nice review. The owners look like such nice people as well. Like what Stewart said, I hope this app gets big!

  7. This is a great concept. Do you have the review of the other apartments other than Faser Place?

    • Hi Raul,

      Unfortunately, not at the moment, but when I do you’ll be able to see it. Watch this space! 🙂

  8. Wow, Raul was right. Quite a cool concept. Will be sharing this idea with my friends.

    • Its like a luxury apartment with a concierge service like a hotel. Anything you need you can call the TrupCotel number and they will sort your issues. Also has weekly housekeeping so its perfect if you have a busy schedule.

  9. This is the first time I have ever seen apartment rentals with deposits of RM399, even if I take on a contract of 2 years!! This is amazing. I’ll be sharing this with my friends. Great post Nick!

  10. I have a friend looking for a place as well. Can they get a discount using your promo?

    • Hi Carla,

      Yup, all you need to do is to quote my promo code and you get get a 5% off your rentals. Is doesn’t seem like much, but is actually pretty decent when you think of how much you would be saving over a year.

  11. RM400 for one week how come RM3600 for one month???? But it looks like a dreamy place to stay and I would love to stay there if I could..

    • Their apartments start from as low as RM400 is for one person per week, so for one person it’s RM1,600. For Fraser Place, if you take the whole apartment they can charge as low as RM900 a week (usually its RM1,200 a week), which is RM3,600 a month.

  12. This is my first hearing of TrupCotel but it sure beats paying RM35 for a hostel bed. Have to share the room with five other people, too!

  13. Def on the list for future housing in KL! Good motivation to make that $$. Thanks Nick!

  14. Nice place and it is convenient too especially for tourists since located so near to the Kuala Lumpur city 🙂

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