14 Affordable Romantic Hotels In Malaysia For The Perfect Weekend Getaway


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Sep 13, 2022

Who doesn't love planning a romantic getaway in Malaysia? Whether it's a weekend retreat or an anniversary getaway to somewhere special, it gives us a much-needed break from the daily grind. The truth is, staying at a romantic luxury resort in Malaysia is not always affordable! Don't worry, we're here to help you out. We've compiled a list of affordable romantic hotels in Malaysia that will not only be the perfect setting for a romantic getaway for two but also be easy on the wallet.

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Kuala Lumpur

1. Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur by Far East Hospitality

While there are many romantic hotels in Kuala Lumpur, it can be pricey and cost no less than RM350 per night. However, at Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, you get the same advantage of being in a comfortable city setting but at a cheaper price! The hotel is located along Jalan P. Ramlee, which is less 10 minutes drive away from KLCC and Bukit Bintang.

The best part about Oasia Suites is its amenities. The rooms are done serviced apartment-style, with each room equipped with a kitchenette, a dining area, and even a washing machine and dryer! It'll be like a home away from home except there's also housekeeping services. Besides that, you and your loved one can spend time hanging out at the rooftop pool!

Rate: Starts at RM129 per night on Agoda

Address: 10, Lorong P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2726 6788

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2. WOLO Kuala Lumpur

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We're pretty convinced that WOLO Kuala Lumpur is one of the most Instagram-worthy romantic hotels in KL. An accommodation that's not afraid to set the trends with bold prints, textures and colours, WOLO is made for the creative like-minds and the city romantics too. If you're checking-in with your spouse, get the Copper King room that comes with a comfortable king-size bed, two cosy bathrobes as well as quality duck down and microfibre pillows.

Rate: Starts at RM226 per night on Agoda

Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2719 1333

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3. The Chow Kit

Situated in the busier side of Kuala Lumpur, there are a few reasons why The Chow Kit should be on every honeymooner's radar. Taking inspiration from the surrounding heritage area of Chow Kit, the hotel celebrates it by reflecting elements of the neighbourhood in its rooms, design and style. With 86 rooms and 27 suites, city honeymooners can definitely sense some old-school subtlety in its well-furnished rooms.

The majority of its rooms are called Dens, named after Chow Kit's former infamous gambling dens, and boast a look that is minimalist but packed with thoughtful details, like timbre floors and gold-coloured fixtures. For something special, we recommend one of the gorgeous Towkay Suites!

Rate: Starts at RM173 per night on Agoda

Address: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2778 6666

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4. Areca Hotel

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If you fancy a road trip to the food and heritage land that is Penang, why not make it a romantic retreat for two at the charming Areca Hotel? Converted from pre-war shophouses and located in the historic UNESCO heritage site within George Town, Areca Hotel will provide a wonderful stay steeped in a romantic heritage design.

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The hotel's beautiful interior courtyard is enough to make anyone swoon and be sure to take a nice photo of you and your partner here! You'll also be glad to know that the hotel is within walking distance from must-visit food places like Teochew Cendul and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

Rate: Starts at RM143 per night on Agoda

Address: No 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, 10050 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 261 0050

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5. Muntri Grove Hotel

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Where past meets present, the Muntri Grove Hotel should be everyone's next romantic getaway! Nestled in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Penang, this dreamy hotel offers an exciting glimpse of the city's bustle while you and your partner are tucked away in the privacy of its luxurious rooms.

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With high ceilings, timbered wood flooring and an oasis of lush surroundings, this heritage boutique hotel in Penang is a definite love at first sight. Have a morning lounge by their elevated outdoor swimming pool or take a cooling dip to beat the Malaysian heat! After a refreshing swim, head over to the breakfast area right next to the pool and savour in the local or Western flavours.

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Elegant rooms play an important role in making that romantic retreat close to perfect. With the Deluxe King Room at this hotel, not only will your getaway be the best one yet but you don't have to worry about breaking the bank! With a beautiful garden view and a space that's enough to fit your entire family (not that you would bring them on this particular trip), this is a place worth returning to time and time again.

Rate: Starts at RM239 per night on Agoda

Address: 127, 129, 131A – F, Muntri St, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact: +604 264 2626

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6. Royale Chulan Penang

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If it's been a hectic couple of months for you and your partner, there's no better place to de-stress and relax than at Royale Chulan Penang (formerly known as Royale Bintang Penang), a 4-star heritage property located in George Town as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With modern luxuries to complement its colonial architecture, be prepared to feel like royalty here.

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The hotel's sleek marble flooring, high-end decor and rooms (depending on the type) that come with a private balcony or view of the sea are all crafted to cater towards a refined, romantic getaway in Penang. Soak in the bubbling waters of their jacuzzi or pamper yourself with a good massage session at the Royale Spa. If you're feeling adventurous, hit some of the nearby landmarks like the Penang Peranakan Mansion or Khoo Kongsi.

Price: Starts at RM141 per night on Agoda

Address: No 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact: +604 259 8888

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7. Sweet Cili Boutique Hotel

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If you're looking for an affordable romantic hotel in Penang, Sweet Cili Boutique Hotel should definitely be on your radar. Bright and cosy, this 8-bedroom boutique residence was originally a row of pre-war shophouses, and that means you get to truly immerse in the heritage site of Georgetown when spending the night here. There are three types of rooms available, and honeymooners can set their sights on the comfortable Standard Room that's perfect for two.

Rate: Starts at RM86 per night on Agoda

Address: 6, Gat Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact: +604 261 6995

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Negeri Sembilan

8. Avillion Port Dickson

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Inspired by the traditional Malay fishing village, Avillion Port Dickson is a 5-star beach resort that provides guests with only the best. Overlooking the Straits of Melaka, this is another water villa in Port Dickson that will take your breath away and be the perfect romantic setting.

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While 5-star resorts don't typically get associated with being affordable, don't fret. Avillion has Garden Chalets that are no less beautiful but cost less than the Water Chalets.

Relax at the resort while enjoying the array of amenities available, including its pools (there are three, including an adults-only pool!), a spa, sea lookout points, and also various dining establishments (check out the picturesque aVi Lounge for some pretty views – perfect for a romantic date while watching the sunset!).

Rate: Starts at RM327 per night on Agoda

Address: Avillion Port Dickson, 3rd Miles, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Contact: +606 647 6688

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9. Rosa Malacca

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There's something about the boutique hotels in Melaka that screams romantic, and it's likely due to the more intimate nature of the hotel as well as the care placed into the design and interior. Well, Rosa Malacca totally fits that bill and will make the perfect romantic hotel in Melaka for you and your partner.

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You're bound to fall in love with the beautiful decor, the spacious rooms, and the romantic atmosphere of the hotel. And the hotel is only a 10-minute drive away from Jonker Street, so you'll be close to all the action in the heart of Melaka too!

Rate: Starts at RM176 per night on Agoda

Address: 212 Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka

Contact: +606 281 9888

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10. 1825 Gallery Hotel

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Another romantic hotel that's situated near Jonker Street is the 1825 Gallery Hotel. This boutique hotel sits near the Melaka River (great for an evening stroll!) and offers beautifully decorated rooms. The best part is, that the affordable nature of the hotel means you can pay just a bit more to get a Deluxe King room that comes with a balcony, which is perfect for lounging with your loved one!

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Rate: Starts at RM124 per night on Agoda

Address: 212 Jalan Parameswara, 75000 Melaka

Contact: +606 281 9888

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11. M Boutique Station 18

When you think of a hotel in Ipoh, it's hard not to automatically think of M Boutique hotel, the hipster hotel that has long graced many Instagram feed. For a romantic trip for two, why not try its younger sister hotel, M Boutique Station 18? Also located in Ipoh, M Boutique Station 18 is super hip and exudes beautiful interiors with a twist of vintage. It also offers bigger rooms than the original M Boutique hotel.

The hotel is also located close to an Aeon, so you can stock up on snacks the two of you can share while nesting in your beautiful hotel room! Don't forget to go and eat Ipoh's famous halal food while you're in town.

Rate: Starts at RM144 per night on Agoda

Address: 15-23 Jalan Pengkalan Barat 35, Taman Pengkalan Jaya, Station 18, 31650 Ipoh, Perak

Contact: +605 321 1666

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12. Ipoh Bali Hotel

Who knew that you could find a slice of Balinese heaven in the middle of Ipoh? Well, that's exactly what you'll get with Ipoh Bali Hotel. Spacious and roomy, it's decorated in Balinese-style interiors featuring wood and bamboo touches mixed with contemporary furnishings. Despite being located within central Ipoh, the hotel will provide a peaceful stay and a restful respite for you and your sweetheart. There's even a spa available with massage, scrub and other treatments if you're in the need of some major pampering!

Rate: Starts from RM231 on Agoda

Address: 12A, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Off Jalan Tambun, 30350 Ipoh, Perak 

Contact: +60 10-566 0222

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13. Resorts World Langkawi

A romantic beach getaway in Langkawi for two? Yes, please! Located away from the busy Cenang beach (about 30 minutes drive), is the Resort World Langkawi. Although the price is closer to mid-range, you would think you’re at a high-end hotel with the amenities that are available – from a rejuvenating spa, a nicely equipped gym, and more.

Enjoy the beautiful infinity pool facing the sea, or you can head to Pantai Cenang which is a short drive away to soak in the lively atmosphere there! The rooms are super spacious as well, so it'll be nice to just relax in your room too.

Rate: Starts at RM199 per night on Agoda

Address: Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604 955 5111

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14. Amari Johor Bahru

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If you're looking for a romantic hotel in Johor Bahru, tell your better half that you've booked a room at the beautiful Amari Hotel. Part of the chain of Amari group of hotels (with resorts in Krabi, Bangkok, Hua Hin and Sri Lanka - just to name a few destinations), the hotel boasts spacious rooms and a great location - it's located right next to the City Square shopping mall.

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Besides having a swimming pool and a gymnasium, there's also an in-house spa available for some pampering! Don't forget to check out their amazing restaurant too - the breakfast buffet is said to be pretty great!

Rate: Starts at RM185 per night on Agoda

Address: 82C, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: +607 266 8888

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...And there you have it! These affordable romantic hotels in Malaysia will be perfect for you and your loved one. Whether you go for a staycation in the city or want a retreat to the beach, you won't have to bust your budget to have a nice trip together. It's time to book your romantic trip for two now!