Stopping by Kuala Lumpur soon and not sure where to stay? Whatever your needs – whether you’re treating yourself to a staycation or planning a holiday with family or friends – there’s no doubt that Kuala Lumpur has the perfect place for you.
If you’re looking for a hotel experience that’s different from what you’ve tried before, then read on.
For the bargain hunters:
If you want to experience the backpacking culture while traveling, a hostel is the way to go. But with so many to choose from, how do you settle on the right one? For a hostel that’s conveniently-located with plenty of character, there’s Mingle Hostel.
Fitted with all the modern facilities you’ll need, from Wi-Fi to hot showers, you’ll be staying in comfort, while its chic decor and multitude of quiet nooks and hideaways will pique your interest.
If you’re a solo traveler looking to make friends, you can stay in any of the 4-bed dorm rooms, available either mixed or female-only. For those traveling in pairs or groups, there are also private rooms with multiple beds.
Located right in Chinatown, it’s the perfect base for travelers with a packed itinerary, and food’s never a problem, as there are a range of cafes, restaurants, and hawker stalls within walking distance. Book now.
Inspired by the Japanese concept of “Kyosho Jutaku” (maximizing utility using minimum space), container/capsule hotels are currently all the rage, so if you’ve yet to stay at one, now’s the perfect time – why not try the aptly-named Container Hotel?
Beautifully designed and set in a central location just down the road from Bukit Bintang, you’ll have everything you need within reach…literally, as the rooms are quite cozy. A Concrete Room is basically a bed inside a concrete tube.
If you need a bit more breathing room, there’s the Container Room, and for would-be glampers, you can ‘camp out’ in the Camp Site room, which houses a nifty cloth tent inside. Book now.
For those who want to indulge:
The Royale Chulan
To enjoy an authentic taste of Malaysian hospitality, you’d find it hard to do better than The Royale Chulan. Its top-notch service and elegantly-decorated suites allow you to get some proper rest and relaxation.
Take your time and have an unhurried breakfast (or if you’ve had a lie-in, an early lunch) with a lavish spread offering various cuisines.
For a spot of shopping, the world’s top retail brands are right at your fingertips, as Pavilion shopping mall is a mere 5-minute walk from the hotel. You won’t even have time to break a sweat! Book now.
Longing for a romantic holiday in Bali? Villa Samadhi is like a slice of Balinese paradise right in the middle of KL. Wash your stress away under the rain shower or dive into your room’s private plunge pool.
The hotel’s swimming pool, known as The Lagoon, is an oasis of calm where you can lounge on a cushioned arbor and soak in the sun, while the abundant greenery adds to the exotic lushness of your surroundings.
The star attraction, however, is the hotel’s first-class service, as the staff will go above and beyond to ensure that you have a memorable stay that will keep you coming back for more. Book now.
For families with young kids:
Hotel Maison Boutique
Do the kids keep insisting on going to Disney World, even though at the moment, that’s totally out of the picture? Give them the next best thing – a stay at Hotel Maison Boutique!
We’re not kidding: the hotel offers 18 whimsically thematic guest rooms, including one that looks like it came straight out of a book of fairytales, complete with Cinderella’s coach and stately white steed.
Besides its convenient location within KL’s Golden Triangle, the hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from Berjaya Times Square, which has plenty of shopping options and holds the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia. Get ready to scream as you ride the rollercoaster! Book now.
Palace Of The Golden Horses
Why yes, it’s another hotel featuring horses in its decor – but at Palace of the Golden Horses, in keeping with its name, the equine theme is even more prevalent and grand. Even its coffeehouse is delightfully decorated with painted carousel horses.
Located just a 15-minute drive away from the heart of KL in Mines Wellness City, you and your family can enjoy its spacious grounds away from the congestion of the city center. Had a long day on your feet? Board the Mines Cruise, where you can get a relaxing foot massage as you slowly drift around the lake.
After fun-filled excursions during the day, rest assured that you will return to 5-star comfort and service. Let us warn you, however, that you may find it difficult to tear your kids away from the swimming pool, which comes with cool slides that they’ll want to keep playing on. Book now.
For a romantic getaway for two:
The Majestic Hotel
Whether it’s a special occasion or simply a quick romantic getaway, The Majestic Hotel is known for providing service with a personal touch, thanks to its 24-hour butler service, so you won’t need to lift a finger during your entire stay.
Built in the 1930s, the hotel has stood the test of time, managing to maintain its colonial charm. To get an authentic feel of the hotel’s history, you can choose to stay in the Majestic Wing, comprising the original heritage building.
For something more contemporary, opt for the Tower Wing, which was more recently built in an art deco style complementing the hotel’s neo-classical design.
Don’t miss out on high tea at the Orchid Conservatory, where you can nibble on scones and sandwiches while surrounded by lovely orchid blooms. Book now.
Anggun Boutique Hotel
Set in two carefully refurbished heritage homes, Anggun Boutique Hotel is a hidden gem nestled in the bustling Bukit Bintang area. Its decor combines the Straits Peranakan style that can be found in Penang and Malacca with a hint of Balinese, incorporating dark teak furniture and warm lighting.
In fact, it’s so welcoming and cozy, you won’t want to leave your room! But perhaps you might be enticed by the hotel’s spa. You’ll also fall in love with the hotel’s sun-dappled private courtyard and airy rooftop restolounge.
If you do feel like wandering beyond this urban oasis, however, you can check out the busy nightlife at Changkat or get a bit of retail therapy at Lot 10 shopping mall, both located just a hop and a skip away. Book now.
For the solo explorer:
The Yard Boutique Hotel
With Instagram-worthy shots to be had at almost every corner, The Yard Boutique Hotel is on many a solo traveler’s list of places to stay. You’ll appreciate the distinctive kampung-style windows and marvel over the quaint courtyard, the hotel’s centerpiece.
Mixing the old and new, the hotel’s decor of brightly-colored Peranakan tiles and polished concrete make a charming contrast. You’re also guaranteed a lovely view, as the hotel’s 11 deluxe rooms all face the courtyard.
If you’re feeling peckish, you can savor the mouthwatering local delights of the hawker stalls at Jalan Alor, which is right around the corner. Book now.
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
For a nostalgia-filled getaway, book a room at The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel. It’s all in the details: from the 555 notebooks used as the hotel’s complimentary stationery to the subtle nods to Malaysian pop culture in the various works of art hanging on the walls, it’s like you’re taking a walk down memory lane.
If you’re looking for a brief respite from the rat race, you’ll find it here, where you can take a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool overlooking KL’s breathtaking skyline or savor a book and coffee at the hotel’s very hip cafe.
But if – *knocks on wood* – work suddenly crops up and you need a place to hunker down, the hotel has a communal working space filled with other workaholics, where you’ll feel right at home. Afterwards, you can enjoy post-work drinks with your new buddies at the beer garden. Book now.