Cross-boarder travel may seem like a way off but fret not, when we eventually are able to make the road trip over, we’ve got your accommodation choices covered. Lap up the sun, salt, and sea in Langkawi or immerse yourself in heritage-rich, Ipoh. From East to West, here is a round-up of your best hotel options in Malaysia.
BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA – EAST
Discover luxury in Southeastern Malaysian fashion in one of One&Only’s private suites. Off the coast of Desaru, their crowning villas showcase exoticism with flair. The rooms are secluded heaven surrounded by tropical flora and pristine golden sands.
Do a bit of soul searching through the coast’s unspoiled nature and tropical waters and get involved with a range of adrenaline-pumping activities. Sign up for a round of golf, bike around the beach, or go for a hike. End the day off at the resort’s Chenot Spa that offers personalized wellness programs that will soothe you back to optimal health.
- Prices for One&Only, one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$837++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Another escape from the sights and smells of the city, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a low-rise, stand-alone hideout in lush tropical gardens that overlooks the lagoon and ocean. Dating back to 2001, the Antara experience has expanded globally through cosmopolitan cities, desert islands and heritage destinations, each thoughtfully modern and contemporary – a vibrant showcase of each destination’s character and culture.
Book into a room along the balmy coastal shore with a private balcony or choose from one and two-bedroom Villas with private plunge pools and light0filled living rooms fitted with unique Malaysian interior. Show up with the whole family at the Residences – fully decked luxurious beach abodes with enough run around space for your family and friends. The 3- and 4- bedroom residences come with a private chef and butler to attend to your holiday needs.
- Prices for Anatara one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$192++ per night for 2 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Welcome to the softest white sands, clearest blue sea, and brightest sunshine. Alang’s Rawa is essentially your own private oasis. You will feel at home at the resort’s compound with a meer 14 rooms. The laidback atmosphere and friendly faces on their staff ensure you’ll feel right at home upon stepping foot onto the island.
Rawa is off the Seri Buat archipelago on the south0east coast of Malaysia. Its near-perfect weather 10 months of the year gives you clear visibility of the stunning islands surrounding the one you’ll be nestled in. Rawa is just a 25-minute boat ride from the port of Mersing, KL. We know once the pandemic is over, you’ll need a space like this to escape and recharge in.
- Prices for the Jungle Side Room at Alang’s Rawa one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$213++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Batu Batu operates on the ecological ethos that tourism should support biodiversity, empower local communities instead of trample them. Their deep respect for nature is at the core of their business which seeks to effect positive change thoruh preservation and regeneration of the Tengah Island. The payoff is crystal clear waters and clean beaches which the resort resides in. Come see for yourself and celebrate Batu Batu’s conversation activities that they arrange for their guests to get involved in.
There is a bountiful array of outdoor leisure activities that allow you to explore the natural beauty of the island and its surrounding waters. Visit their Dive and Activities Centre for a professional and safe experience underwater.
- Prices for Batu Batu one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$710++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA – WEST
- Prices for Pangkor Laut Resort one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$240++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
A luxury spa resort in Ipoh, this hot springs retreat is the first of Malaysia’s kind with natural spring wells which offer a bespoke experience that will do the mind and body wonders. get pampered in one of their 45 garden, water and lake villas located in a 22-acre valley in the northern state of Perak – just a 15-minute drive from Ipoh city or 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur.
The resort boasts of not only its superior spa facilities but also exquisite dining. Sit at JJeff’s Cellar, crowed top five most magnificent bars in the world by CNN. The bar is built into a cavern of limestone hill 260 million years old. Taste the most organic and rare wines you will have the privilege of uncorking alongside a one-of-a-kind ambiance.
- Prices for Banjaran Hotsprings, one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$370++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
- Prices for the Cameron Highlands Resort one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$152++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA – LANGKAWI
The renowned resort at Four Seasons has enhanced their global health and safety program with the launch of lead with care. Be rest assured that your safety during your stay is their prioritized concern with the company’s new global program that is a collaboration with international health care experts that provides the personnel at Four Seasons with expert opinion and guidance.
You can so, sit back in ease in the resort’s Malay-style pavilions tucked away within a UNESCO World Geopark. Start your morning with a dip in your private plunge pool then proceed to the deck for a professionally prepared breakfast. Alternatively, satiate your palette with authentic Malay cuisine at Ikan-Ikan before toasting to the setting sun with a cocktail from Rhu Bar.
- Prices for the Four Seasons Resort one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$376++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
- Prices for the St Regis Resort one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$247++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices.
Situated on the edge of the Andaman Sea, the Ritz Carlton Langkawi is the luxurious intersection between glitz and nature. Discover this pocket of the 10-million-year-old rainforest with a hike through the jungle or kayak through the mangrove swamps. The team at the Ritz Carlton has carefully tailored a collection of local expeditions and attractions for whatever suits your fancy.
Spoil yourself with beachfront villas fitted with a palette of natural material and surrounded by the majestic humming of the ocean. Book into a room with a private 34 square meter-sized pool with an outdoor area and sundeck to sundry those worries away.
- Prices for the St Regis Resort, one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$346++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
The Datai have outlined an extensive guideline of measures the staff are taking to ensure strict adherence to health and safety standards amid the ongoing pandemic. All are welcomed to this captivating destination resort at the heart of Langkawi. Private verandahs and breathtaking views will help you feel at one with Malaysia’s nature and soothe your soul.
The resort is host to a wealth of flora and fauna. Spot Dusky langurs, Sunda colugos and Tokay geckos on your mid-day trek through one of the top ten beaches in the world as rated by National Geographic. The young villa of 25 years was the love child of designer Didier Lefort who instantly fell in love with the surrounding island. The infrastructure is a celebration of the forests which you will experience instantly upon arrival.
- Prices for the The Datai, one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$471++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA – PENANG
The Eastern & Oriental hotel has at one point been home to generations of travelers. The hotel has had a history of accommodation of the rich and privileged from the West – intrepid nomads that include acclaimed writers and aspiring literati who docked on steamships in exploration of the exotic East. The hotel legacy continues on in its 136th year of hospitality following a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment program in December of 2019.
Explore the Heritage Wing, the original site of the hotel, distinguishable with its Moorish minarets and soaring echo-dome lobby. Personalized services are available upon your arrival for in-suite check-ins to even the unpacking of your baggage. You could get used to the bespoke amenities within the suite that put comfort and luxury at the forefront of your stay.
- Prices for the The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$166++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
You will find this mansion along the historic Macalister Road. The quirky yet sophisticated destination is set in a lovingly restored colonial mansion birthed in the early 1900s. The boutique hotel is an adventure awaiting you int the heart of Georgetown, Penang.
Each of their eight rooms is uniquely designed and characteristically different in dressing. Take a peek into Room 5, a 46sqm bedroom with an adjoining living space and bathroom suite. Its walls are decorated with commissioned art pieces by global artists. You will find a broad landscape piece that depicts a combination of heritage buildings and indigenous Penang flora painted by Ashley Yeo.
- Prices for Macalister Mansion one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$379++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA – KUALA LUMPUR
Wedge yourself in between the gardens of the KLCC Park and the monumental Petronas Twin Towers. You will be treated to impressive views, absolute convenience and 5-star facilities. The Mandarin Oriental is an image of elegance with its stellar service and luxurious spaces.
Basque in the sweeping skyline that the Deluxe City View Room offers as you lounge on a king bed and melt into the marble floors of their large bathrooms walk-in showers. You will also receive access to the club lounge on its higher floors for a workspace that feels like a home away from home.
- Prices for the Mandarin Oriental one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$149++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
Revel in the electric energy of Malaysia’s multicultural capital at its center where the Four Seasons hotel is located. Extraordinary culinary experiences, stylish accommodation and top class service are what awaits you upon check-in. The hotel offers stunning views and unrivaled access to the buzz of the dynamic capital. Ring up the concierge team for a personalized itinerary just for you.
Since its first opening in 1961, the Four Seasons has been a tale of perpetual innovation, remarkable growth and dedication to the highest standards of service. You will be taken in as one of their own and treated with the fullest attention during your stay. You’ll leave with an impression worth sharing.
- Prices for the Four Seasons one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$231++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
Alila Bangsar is strongly committed to minimizing its carbon footprint and in that way promoting sustainable tourism. They strive to create a positive impact through initiatives that support the local community such as their ‘giving bag’ – an amenity you’ll chance upon that calls for donations of unwanted and gently used items; all of which go back to local charities. Supporting this hotel is a pledge to a more sustainable and empowered world.
The hotel is not short of sleekness and candor in its dark-clad retreat. Their idea of contrasting its tranquil white interior to its exterior facade is symbolic of its sheltering from the busyness of the city. The hotel is a concept of ultimate chic and youthful energy.
- Prices for the Alila Bangsar one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US82++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
Once a national heritage site, the Majestic Hotel Kular Lumpur is a pristine restoration of its colonial structure that was built in 1932. The hotel was an icon of Malaya’s boom leading up to World War II where the hotel was a one-stop location for glitzy social events and government receptions. The hotel has been established as an intersection between Malaysia’s past and today’s modern luxury.
Experience the charm of the colonial site and book into one of their 300 luxurious rooms and suites that boasts top standard butler services, and unique dining experiences. Their other facilities include The Majestic Spa and The Smoke House as well as the Contango restaurant.
- Prices for The Majestic Hotel one of the best hotels in Malaysia, start at US$118++ per night for 3 adults. Click for the best available prices
We hope you enjoyed our curation of the Best Hotels in Malaysia.
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