11 hotels and resorts across Malaysia with scenic pools you’ll want to laze around in all day

11 hotels and resorts across Malaysia with scenic pools you’ll want to laze around in all day

When you imagine your dream vacation, do you always picture yourself splashing in the pool or relaxing in a poolside lounge chair?

Well, we’ve got just the pools you’ll want to take a dip in:

WEIL Hotel

WEIL Hotel

WEIL Hotel exudes style and elegance through its contemporary design, and its pool in no different, either. The rooftop pool gives guests an unobstructed view of Ipoh’s city skyline and the surrounding limestone hills. Connected to Ipoh Parade shopping center and just a stone’s throw away from Ipoh Old Town, WEIL Hotel is the perfect stay for visitors hoping to get a taste of Ipoh, both old and new.

WEIL Hotel

WEIL Hotel

Rates start from: RM340++

Get an authentic taste of Ipoh at WEIL Hotel.

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The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – All Suites

The Haven Resort

Nestled among Ipoh’s famous limestone karsts, The Haven is a secluded gem you’ll want to keep all to yourself. Surrounded by forests and lakes, guests get to savor 5-star facilities, including a unique seahorse-shaped swimming pool that comes complete with jacuzzi, leisure pool, lap pool, children’s pool and wading pool.

The Haven Resort

The Haven Resort

Rates start from: RM480++

Uncover a slice of heaven at The Haven Resort Ipoh. 

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The Banjaran Hotsprings Resort

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Treat yourself to a spa retreat at Malaysia’s first luxury resort with its own natural hot springs, which offers individually-tailored holistic experiences designed for maximum relaxation and rejuvenation. Its Garden Villas provide a natural backdrop for the outdoor plunge pool, while the mineral-rich, geothermal-heated water of its outdoor freeform pool is sourced from the hot springs. If you’re able to take hotter temperatures, try the dipping pools, which have a scenic view of the lake.

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Rates start from: RM1,250++

Soak your tired muscles at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

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Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Situated along the famous beaches of Batu Ferringhi, Hard Rock Hotel is a popular choice among families. Known for its love of rock ‘n’ roll music, you’ll find all kinds of musical tributes strewn around the hotel, from its pool design to memorabilia of various rock icons. Its pool is the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysia, where you can take part in poolside activities or rent your own cabana for a bit of privacy.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rates start from: RM440++

For a rockin’ vacay, stay at Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

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Lone Pine Hotel

Lone Pine Hotel

Batu Ferringhi is such a popular tourist destination that it’s a challenge to find any semblance of peace and quiet there. However, tucked away among tall casuarina trees is Lone Pine Hotel, an oasis of calm. This charming luxury boutique hotel offers views of the Andaman Sea, so close that you can smell the salty breeze. Grab a book you’ve been meaning to read and hide away in one of the teepees by the pool.

Lone Pine Hotel

Lone Pine Hotel

Rates start from: RM450++

Find your hidden oasis at Lone Pine Hotel.  

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Flamingo Hotel By The Beach Penang

Flamingo Hotel Penang

Tanjung Bungah is another well-loved beachside destination in Penang that’s only half an hour away from George Town. If you’ve had enough of frolicking on the beach, the pool at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach has plenty to offer: grab a bite to eat at the Beach Bar for some al fresco dining or loosen up your muscles in the outdoor jacuzzi.

Flamingo Hotel Penang

Flamingo Hotel Penang

Rates start from: RM210++

Feel at home by the beach at Flamingo Hotel By The Beach Penang.

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Lost Paradise Resort

Lost Paradise Resort

This hidden gem in Batu Ferringhi truly is a “lost paradise”. Surrounded by lush plants and flowers and tastefully decorated with carved wooden art sourced from around the world, the resort gives guests a well-needed escape from modern life. Catch a gorgeous sunset from the pool with a loved one by your side.

Lost Paradise Resort

Lost Paradise Resort

Rates start from: RM250++

Discover paradise at Lost Paradise Resort.

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Fig Tree Hill Resort

Fig Tree Hill Resort

Looking for a tranquil getaway surrounded by Mother Nature’s bounty? Fig Tree Resort offers guests a verdant hilltop utopia among the jungles of Sungai Ara. Its villas are not only spacious, but are spaced far enough apart that you can enjoy some privacy. If you wait until nightfall, you’ll likely have the pool all to yourself, where you can splash around the pool and stargaze to your heart’s content.

Fig Tree Hill Resort

Fig Tree Hill Resort

Rates start from: RM750++

Let all your worries float away at Fig Tree Hill Resort.

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The Shore Hotel & Residences

The Shore Hotel

Being a historical city, Melaka doesn’t have many tall buildings, which makes it rare to get a bird’s eye view of the skyline. The Shore is one of the few hotels with such a view, and has several leisure pools available to guests, such as a children’s pool, lap pool and Jacuzzi pool. With its covered pool, you can still enjoy the  lovely view even when it rains.

The Shore Hotel

The Shore HotelRates start from: RM210++

Take in the dazzling view at The Shore Hotel & Residences.

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Eco Tree Hotel

Eco Tree Hotel

The contemporary 3-star Eco Tree Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Melaka Raya and is within walking distance to most historical sites and shopping centres. Its Sky Deck offers a 360-degree view of the city skyline and the Straits of Melaka. At the Pool Bar, guests can take it easy with snacks and drinks.

Eco Tree Hotel

Eco Tree Hotel

Rates start from: RM140++

Soak up the sun at Eco Tree Hotel’s rooftop pool.

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Hatten Hotel Melaka

Hatten Hotel Melaka

The 4-star Hatten Hotel has a beautifully-designed rooftop infinity pool where you can look sleek and sophisticated as you take a swim or chill on one of the lounge chairs. Located in Melaka’s shopping district, it’s within walking distance to Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan, where you can pop in for some quick retail therapy.

Hatten Hotel Melaka

Hatten Hotel Melaka

Rates start from: RM200++

Sip a cocktail (or mocktail!) in style by the pool at Hatten Hotel Melaka.


With such a wide range of accommodation options across the country, it can be a challenge to pick the one that’s best for you. To be in the know when it comes to Malaysia’s stand-out stays, keep your eyes peeled for Traveloka’s ‘Super Stays’ posts, a bi-weekly hotel special featuring our top picks!

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