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15 Luxury Accommodations in Malaysia You Wouldn't Mind Spending On


Nasreen Nasir •  Oct 26, 2016


[Updated 15 June 2021] There are many ways to enjoy a short getaway in Malaysia. Whether you choose to stay in a romantic private pool villa or beautiful riverside accommodation, you're bound to find a place that ticks all the right boxes. If your weekend calls for a romantic honeymoon or an anniversary getaway, scroll down to see our list of luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia!
1. Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Credit: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection on Facebook The history that lies within this colonial structure is so mesmerizing that you do not want to miss discovering its majestic offerings. Built in 1932, the Majestic Hotel became one of the best luxury hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
Credit: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection on Facebook Still staying true to its glamorous features, this luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur is part of Leading Hotel of the World’s (LHW) family of iconic and legendary hotels that stands alongside The Ritz London, The Greenwich Hotel of New York, etc. #HHWT Tips: Consider booking the Junior Suite as you can get an inspiring view of the city skyline, along with some perks that combine contemporary and classic design that will make your stay delightful. Did you know that Majestic Hotel also has one of the most romantic suites in Kuala Lumpur? Rates: Starts at RM432 per night on AgodaAddress: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2785 8000Website | Facebook | Instagram
2. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Credit: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur on Facebook Situated right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this five-star luxury hotel adds elegance to your wonderful hotel experience. Fusing comfort and agility, this hotel offers you spacious rooms and a magnificent view of the city centre, including the majestic KLCC Tower.
Credit: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur on Facebook#HHWT Tips: We recommend the Park Suite as you can enjoy looking over the lush greenery of KLCC park - be it day or night, it will enliven your stay in the elegantly-furnished suite. Rate: Starts at RM410 per night on AgodaAddress: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2380 8888Website | Facebook | Instagram
3. The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Credit: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur on Facebook The St. Regis debuts its hotel right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Precinct. Combining both glamour and elegance, The St. Regis never disappoints with its sophistication and modernity.
Credit: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur on Facebook#HHWT Tips: Boasting perfect security and convenience, we recommend that you stay at their prestigious Caroline Astor Suites that perfectly unveils a panoramic view of Perdana Botanical Gardens and even the city skyline. The spacious suite comes with a comfortable dining space for four. Rates: Starts at RM782 per night on AgodaAddress: No. 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603 2727 1111 Website | Facebook | Instagram
4. Avani Sepang GoldCoast Resort, Selangor
Credit: Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort on Facebook A blend of tropical relaxation and adventure, it is definitely no surprise that Avani Hotels Sepang keeps attracting visitors every week. You can imagine your own Maldives by booking your stay in the spectacular overwater resort.
Credit: Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort on Facebook Avani Sepang not only offers a magnificent view of the ocean but exclusive rooms that will make your holiday even more worthwhile. Chill by your balcony with your family and friends as you witness the sunset. With all the flawless amenities offered, it is not hard to believe that many locals and even tourists love this untouched gem of natural beauty. Our contributor Adibah shared her experience staying at Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort! Rate: Starts at RM439 per night on AgodaAddress: No. 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang Kg Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor. Contact: +603 3182 3600 Website | Facebook | Instagram
5. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on Facebook If you think Sepang is the only place that offers overwater villas, think again. Travel a little further than Sepang and you’ll find another overwater villa, Lexis Hibiscus that sits beautifully on the popular coastal district of Negeri Sembilan that is Port Dickson. Though Port Dickson may be known for its beaches and markets, every traveller should explore in-depth the popular holiday retreat and try the luxurious villas the place can offer.
Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on Facebook The best part about the water villas is that you can get a view of the beautiful Straits of Malacca from your room. Consider booking your stay at the Panorama Pool Villa where you can get full access to sea view from the glass panel built into the floor of the villa for you to look at the sea life beneath you. Rate: Starts at RM760 per night on AgodaAddress: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Contact: +606 660 2626 Website | Facebook | Instagram
6. Avillion Port Dickson
Credit: Avillion Hotel Group on Facebook Wrest away the day from lingering fatigue with a venture into Avillion, another water villa located on the coast of Port Dickson. Designed with traditional architecture (modelled after the Malay fishing village) and modern amenities, the resort fuses modern luxuries with a slice of Malaysian heritage.
Credit: Avillion Hotel Group on Facebook Enjoy basking in the beachfront and stroll to the nearby beach area for sessions of fishing and crabbing. There are also deckchairs on the beach for you to enjoy the ocean breeze. #HHWT Tips: Consider staying at the Premium Chalet where you will be situated at the furthest out to the sea, with a private balcony catered for you where you can witness the Straits of Malacca up-close. Rate: Starts at RM358 per night on AgodaAddress: 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Contact: +603 2262 0288 Website | Facebook | Instagram
7. The Shorea, Negeri Sembilan
Credit: The Shorea on Facebook If you’re looking for a luxury getaway not too far from the city, The Shorea is great for those seeking rejuvenation. An architect’s family retreat, The Shorea is located in Negeri Sembilan, just 9km away from the Seremban town. You don’t have to worry about the long commute, The Shorea’s definitely a one and a half-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
Credit: The Shorea on Facebook Set on natural terrains, the secluded villas are nestled in a tropical forest reserve. The Shorea is a 2,000-square-feet villa, boasting the magnificent view of nature and the beautiful mountains. The real catch here is that you can get direct access to the infinity pool on the lower floor. You can also explore the paths around the villa that will lead you down to a waterfall at the Berembun Forest Reserve. Click here to read more about The Shorea! Rate: Starts at RM500 per night via their website Address: Kampung Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Negeri Sembilan Contact: +6017 300 5600 Website | Facebook | Instagram
8. Macalister Mansion Penang
Credit: Macalister Mansion on Facebook Named after island's former British governor, Macalister Mansion houses eight guest rooms in a 100-year-old building. This small, yet an aesthetic luxury hotel in Penang features some of the parts from the original building that have been incorporated into the modern boutique-style hotel like the truss beams in some of the rooms and the iron spiral staircase.
Credit: Macalister Mansion on Facebook In spite of the light pastel and white colour palette from the entire mansion, the interiors provide you with a dark and elegant theme that elevates the space’s style. Rate: Starts at RM1,016 per night on AgodaAddress: 228 Macalister Road, 10400 George Town, Penang. Contact: +604 228 3888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang
Situated in Georgetown, a luxurious experience awaits at Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang. It is divided into two sections: the Heritage Wing and Victory Annexe. Opened in 2013, the Victory Annexe is considered the extended wing that consists of studio suites and corner suites. Reopened in December 2019, the refurbished Heritage Wing is sprawled with all-new suites complete with luxurious amenities. As far as facilities go, you can squeeze in some cardio workout at the Fitness Centre (you'll need it after feasting on all the halal food in Penang), get to know the story of Penang at the E&O Gallery, and buy unique souvenirs at the Emporium. Click here to read more about Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang! Rate: Starts at RM486 per night on AgodaAddress: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang Contact: +604 222 2000 Website | Facebook | Instagram
10. Casa Del Rio Melaka
Credit: Casa Del Rio, Melaka on Facebook Casa del Rio Melaka is a 5-star luxury hotel in the historic city of Melaka, beside the famous Jonker Street which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Credit: Casa Del Rio, Melaka on Facebook Consider staying in the deluxe room. Bright and cheerful with a hint of earth-tone décor, it comes with all the amenities that you need including free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, premium bedding, and luxury linens. Rate: Starts at RM378 per night on AgodaAddress: 88, Jalan Laksamana, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka Contact: +606 289 6888 Website | Facebook | Instagram
11. Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak
Credit: Pangkor Laut Resort on Facebook Bury your feet at the beach and let the sea breeze wash your worries away at Pangkor Laut Resort. A luxury resort located in Perak, it's the perfect escapade for beach lovers and their significant other. There are a few villas available at the resort, and if you want to look out to the gorgeous Straits of Malacca, book a beach villa or sea villa for your romantic honeymoon.
Credit: Pangkor Laut Resort on Facebook If we had to choose, the Sea Villa definitely tops our list. Make your way to a private villa and get swept away by the large balcony complete with sun loungers. This villa also has a comfortable bed and a bathroom with an oversized tub. Prepare to wake up to the sound of the lapping waves. Rate: Starts at RM921 per night on AgodaAddress: Pangkor Laut Island Pangkor Laut, 32200 Lumut, Perak Contact: +605 699 1100 Website | Facebook | Instagram
12. Four Seasons Langkawi
Credit: Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia on Facebook When you stay the night at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, get ready for a luxurious getaway. Surrounded by the island's tropical rainforest, limestone cliffs, and the Andaman Sea, this resort is perfect for a wonderful honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Credit: Four Seasons Langkawi Resort, Malaysia on Facebook Step into the resort and you'll see stunning villas and pavilions waiting for you. You'll love the beach villa with a plunge pool that comes with a king-sized bed or the partial sea-view pavilion that gives us the best of privacy and sea breeze from the Andaman Sea. Rate: Starts at RM946 per night on AgodaAddress: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Contact: +604 950 8888Website | Facebook | Instagram
13. Mangala Resort & Spa, Pahang
Credit: Mangala Resort & Spa on Facebook Situated in Pahang, you'll find Mangala Resort & Spa sprawling across a vast land that was once used for tin and sand mining. Today, this five-star luxury resort in Kuantan is dotted with modern villas amid lush palm plantation, rehabilitated lake, and colourful flowers and plants.
Credit: Mangala Resort & Spa on Facebook Perfect for honeymooners, there are six types of private villas to choose from, ranging from Jala Villa that overlooks the Mangala Lake to Vana Villa that's surrounded by lush nature. Each villa is equipped with modern conveniences such as a cosy bed, a pantry, whirlpool tub and bathroom, and more. Rate: Starts at RM625 per night on AgodaAddress: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kampung Melayu Gambang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang Contact: +609 505 7788 Website | Facebook | Instagram
14. Mabul Water Bungalows, Sabah
Credit: Sipadan-Mabul Resort-SMART and Mabul Water Bungalow on Facebook If you enjoy an island getaway, a trip to Mabul Island is definitely a must. While you’re there, take the opportunity to stay at the Mabul Water Bungalows. Located on the clear waters off Mabul Island, the water villas will offer you a mix of modern and traditional where you can witness wooden-type bungalows furnished with contemporary interiors.
Credit: Sipadan-Mabul Resort-SMART and Mabul Water Bungalow on Facebook Named as one of the best dive bases in the world, it is no surprise that Mabul Water Bungalows can offer you the best of the island. Look out for aquatic life below your bungalow as you’ll be able to see colourful marine lives in the turquoise ocean water. Did you know that Mabul Water Bungalow is also one of the most stunning water villas in Sabah? Rate: Starts at RM2,811 per night via their websiteAddress: Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square, Off Coastal Highway, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Contact: +6088 486 389 Website | Facebook
15. Bungaraya Island Resort, Sabah
Credit: Bungaraya Island Resort on Facebook It's easy to fall in love with the beauty of Gaya Island, especially when you snorkel around to see the fish and coral gardens. Turn that snorkelling trip into a romantic getaway by staying the night at Bungaraya Island Resort. Just off the coast of Borneo, it'll be an experience unlike any other.
Credit: Bungaraya Island Resort on Facebook Out of the many villas at Bungaraya Island Resort, book a stay at the Plunge Pool Villa where you can get a private balcony and plunge pool - all to yourself and your significant other. The Superior Room is equally nice and it comes with a comfortable bed complete with comfy linens. Rate: Starts at RM650 per night via their website Address: Polish Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Contact: +6088 380 390Website | Facebook | Instagram Tempted yet? What could be more satisfying than breathing in the fresh air and enjoy the sight of Malaysia’s landscape? These luxury hotels and resorts in Malaysia are the perfect excuses for you to splurge so don’t wait any longer, explore these options and get packing.