15 hotels and resorts that are within a stone’s throw of Malaysia’s most thrilling theme parks

15 hotels and resorts that are within a stone’s throw of Malaysia’s most thrilling theme parks

When the school holidays come around, it’s normal for the kids to get restless and start climbing the walls if they’re stuck at home most of the time. The solution? A family vacation!

Theme parks are often the top pick for both parents and children as a destination, as there’s a variety of activities that will keep everyone entertained. So to help narrow things down for you, we’ve got the coziest stays that are just minutes away from the best theme parks across Malaysia:

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Pyramid Hotel

Sunway Pyramid Hotel

Sunway Lagoon has been a treasured Malaysian institution since the early ‘90s – it’s the go-to day trip for many families living in the Klang Valley. Sunway Pyramid is also one of the most popular shopping malls in the city. For the best of both worlds, stay at Sunway Pyramid Hotel, which is connected to the sprawling Sunway Pyramid shopping center and is by the surf beach entrance of Sunway Lagoon theme park. For families, there are Family Rooms and Family Suites available.

Sunway Pyramid Hotel

Rates start from: RM470++

Book a stay at Sunway Pyramid Hotel!

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Sunway Clio Hotel

Sunway Clio Hotel

As the newest addition to the trio of Sunway City hotels in Selangor, Sunway Clio Hotel has a fresh, contemporary feel. Guests have easy access to the west side of Sunway Pyramid and is set right next to Sunway Lagoon’s main entrance. The hotel’s outdoor pool also has Instagram-worthy views of Sunway Lagoon and the city skyline.

Sunway Clio Hotel

Rates start from: RM490++

Book a stay at Sunway Clio Hotel!

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Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Sunway Resort & Spa

For the perfect staycation in the city, book a stay at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. This 5-star resort features the Bali-inspired Mandara Spa that will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to the tropical jungles of Ubud. Meanwhile, the kids will love splashing around in the a massive, free-form landscaped swimming pool.

Sunway Resort & Spa

Rates start from: RM540++

Book a stay at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa!

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Legoland / Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri is right across the street from Legoland, making it an easy 5-minute walk from the lobby to Legoland’s entrance. The serviced apartments come in various sizes, from studios to three-bedroom apartments, allowing everyone from small groups or large families to enjoy its facilities. Each stylishly decorated apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a separate living area, ensuite bathroom(s) and other modern amenities.

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri

Rates start from: RM300++

Book a stay at Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri!

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Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri

Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri

If you want a bit more choice for your entertainment, then just 10 minutes down the road from Legoland is Puteri Harbour, which also promises a ton of fun for families. Located on the waterfront, Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri is surrounded by trendy shopping and restaurant outlets, and has a lovely view of the harbour. Besides Legoland, there’s also Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and an indoor theme park that’s sure to keep the kids occupied.

Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri

Rates start from: RM310++

Book a stay at Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri!  

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Holi Afiniti Themed Suites

Holi Afiniti Themed Suites

Love bright, colorful murals like the ones you’ll typically see on the streets of George Town and Kuala Lumpur? Then you’ll adore staying at Holi Afiniti Themed Suites, which offer multiple-roomed suites painted with eye-catching murals of your favorite pop culture references. Take your pick from suites featuring Ironman, the adorable Minions of Despicable Me, or Star Wars spaceships like the Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighter.

Holi Afiniti Themed Suites

Rates start from: RM350++

Book a stay at Holi Afiniti Theme Suites!

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Lost World of Tambun

Sunway Lost World Hotel

Sunway Lost World Hotel

The Lost World of Tambun theme park brought the shine back to Ipoh, attracting families from all over Malaysia and beyond. If the main focus of your vacation is the theme park, then you’ll want to stay at Sunway Lost World Hotel, which is a mere 3-minute walk from lobby to the park’s entrance. Since the hotel is so near, you can rest easy and enjoy the evening shows and performances, as well as the Lost World Hot Springs and Spa By Night – each room receives 2 complimentary tickets with each night’s stay.

Sunway Lost World Hotel

Rates start from: RM160++

Book a stay at Sunway Lost World Hotel!

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Golden Roof Hotel Sunway

Golden Roof Hotel Sunway

For a very affordable and cozy stay, Golden Roof Hotel Sunway is a great alternative – it’s less than 5 minutes away by car from Lost World of Tambun. You won’t have any difficulty finding a place to eat, as there’s a good variety of restaurants nearby, such as a Thai restaurant and one with a mix of seafood and Western cuisine.

Golden Roof Hotel Sunway

Rates start from: RM90++

Book a stay at Golden Roof Hotel Sunway!

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The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – All Suites

The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh

Surrounded by impressive limestone karsts and tucked amongst thick rainforest, The Haven Resort Hotel truly is a hidden gem. Despite all the wilderness surrounding you, guests won’t have to rough it, as you’ll have access to 5-star creature comforts and amenities such as a signature-designed infinity swimming pool, sports facilities and a luxurious spa.

The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh

Rates start from: RM280++

Book a stay at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh – All Suites!

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MAPS

Casuarina Meru

Casuarina Meru

Located about 20 minutes north of Ipoh’s city center, Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is one of the newer theme parks in Malaysia, with over 40 exciting attractions for visitors to experience. If MAPS is on your must-visit list during the school holidays, then you should book a stay at the modern and Casuarina Meru. The hotel provides a convenient shuttle service to MAPS, which is only 5 minutes away from the hotel.

Casuarina Meru

Rates start from: RM200++

Book a stay at Casuarina Meru!

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Valya Hotel

Valya Hotel

This brand-new 3-star hotel has spacious family rooms and apartments that will comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Valya Hotel is only a 6-minute drive from MAPS, and is located in Bandar Meru Raya, where there are tons of restaurants to choose from. The warm and welcoming vintage decor of its rooms makes it a treat to return to after a long day out.

Valya Hotel

Rates start from: RM100++

Book a stay at Valya Hotel!

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Clover Hotel Ipoh

MAPS – Space Xplorers

Not too particular about where you stay, as long as it’s clean, comfortable and convenient? Then try Clover Hotel Ipoh. Its bargain prices doesn’t mean the hotel skimps on its service, as it ensures that every guest’s needs are attended to quickly and with a smile.

Clover Hotel Ipoh

Rates start from: RM70++

Book a stay at Clover Hotel Ipoh!

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A’Famosa

A’Famosa Resort Hotel

A'Famosa Resort

A’Famosa is Melaka’s premier integrated resort, including an ‘aww’-inducing animal park, a lively water theme park, a sensational wild west park and a premium shopping outlet (where shopaholics can indulge in some retail therapy). For the most convenient stay, check in to A’Famosa Resort Hotel, which overlooks the golf course.  

A'Famosa Resort

Rates start from: RM310++

Book a stay at A’Famosa Resort Hotel!

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While these hotels and resorts are a little further away from the action, we think they’re worth a look!

Amverton Heritage Resort

Amverton Heritage Resort

Located in Ayer Keroh just minutes from the exit off the North-South Expressway, Amverton Heritage Resort is a fantastic choice for a quick weekend away with the family. The resort offers a range of activities for the kids with a children’s water park and dry park, as well as a game room. Beyond the resort, there are plenty of other activities, like the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary and the Melaka Zoo and Night Safari.

Amverton Heritage Resort

Rates start from: RM190++

Book a stay at Amverton Heritage Resort!

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The Shore Hotel & Residences

The Shore Hotel & Residences

Situated right in the heart of Melaka City, you will have no problems exploring the historical city and all its treasures, as most tourist attractions are within walking distance. The Shore’s deluxe accommodations mean that you’ll holiday in style as well. If you like pools, you’ll want to jump into The Shore’s  various leisure pools, like the children’s pool, lap pool and Jacuzzi pool, all of which offer gorgeous views of the city skyline.

The Shore Hotel & Residences

Rates start from: RM210++

Book a stay at The Shore Hotel & Residences!


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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