Just a 45-minute drive out of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll reach Genting Highlands, which is often often called the entertainment capital of Malaysia. Set in rugged terrain, surrounded by dense tropical forests and swirled in thick fog with clouds hanging low and heavy, making it the perfect place to unwind. There are loads of hotel options at the top of Genting Highlands, including on the ascent up and nearby towns at the foothill. Here’s our pick of some of the best hotels in Genting Highlands.
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1. Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences
Perched on a prime location high up on the mountain, the Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Genting Highlands ranks high on the options available for Genting Highlands hotels. The rooms and serviced residences available at this property will give you a very special destination holiday, especially if you are looking to escape the humdrum of daily life.
With temperatures that hover between 19°C to 25°C daily and even lower when the monsoon season kicks in, not only will you enjoy the cool Genting Highlands weather when you are out and about, but you will also love the warm and cosy environment of your room when you return to it!
The property offers 561 accommodation options ranging from Deluxe to Premier rooms and suites with stylish modern decor and signature bedding and amenities. There are 307 Deluxe Rooms, 6 1-Bedroom Suites, 69 Executive 2-Bedroom Suites and 169 2-Bedroom Residences here. Spacious and packed with quality amenities, you are bound to find the perfect room or residence for a comfortable stay.
With a heated rooftop swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, this property also presents you with a list of facilities such as a gymnasium, kids’ pool and playground, games room and squash and tennis courts. There is also a daily scheduled complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to Genting Premium Outlets, available exclusively for hotel guests. You gotta eat, right? Fret not. At Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Genting Highlands, your dining experience includes grabbing a bite at The Garden Terrace Cafe located on the 5th floor for local and international dishes.
Rates: Starts at RM212 on Agoda
Address: Windmill Upon Hills, Jalan Permai, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
2. Grand Ion Delemen Hotel
The Grand Ion Delemen Hotel is perfect if you’re looking for a stay that’s close to every attraction in Genting Highlands: the Chin Swee Cave temple, Skytropolis Theme Park, Arena of Stars, Sky World First World Plaza, Genting Premium Outlets, and Happy Bee Farm & Insect World are easily accessible from this hotel.
The high-rise hotel offers over 500 rooms in various categories such as Deluxe King that is just right for couples, Deluxe Twin for friends, 1-Bedroom Suite for a small family of 2 adults and 1 child, 2-Bedroom Suite for up to 4 adults and 2 children and 3-Bedroom Suite for up to 6 adults and 3 children. The Penthouse can accommodate up to 7 adults and 3 children and comes with additional facilities exclusive to guests staying there.
One of the best hotels in Genting Highlands for its classy lodging options accompanied by warm hospitality and sterling service, the Grand Ion Delemen also invites guests to dine like a king at its many F&B outlets. Dinetopia offers ‘360 Cinematic Dining Experience’, Hugo’s In The Sky for fusion fine dining, Kembali Kitchen and Home restaurants for family-friendly halal food, Midtown for Malaysian, fusion and international fare, Warung Pak Munir for Malaysian favourites, Hotspot for snacks, pastries and beverages, Fairy Tale for desserts and cakes, and Lepak Corner for snacks and light bites.
For fun for the whole family, head to the indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, garden terrace, children’s playground and the Arcade Game Zone. The hotel also offers unique experiences like Virtual Reality Games & Experience, Intelligent Robot Workshop, Art Stone Painting Workshop, and mocktail and cooking classes for a small fee.
Rates: Starts at RM266 on Agoda
Address: 1, Jalan Ion Delemen, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
3. Box Pool Villa
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Box Pool Villa is a standalone bungalow located behind Genting Sempah R&R and Mcdonald's. Built as an open-concept house that's meant for group gatherings, you'll have the whole house to yourself to enjoy.
The villa has a unique design to it as it looks similar to container boxes and has an industrial and modern ambience to it. It's surrounded by lush rainforest so you know you're in for a peaceful retreat. Inside the villa, it has an open layout overlooking the rainforest and of course, sitting areas for you to relax under the sun. The communal areas are also perfect for IG-worthy pictures with natural lighting.
Box Pool Villa in its entirety can fit 16 people, so there's space for everyone in your entourage! There are 4 bedrooms with huge 9 double beds to accommodate everyone comfortably. You and your family won't even have to fight over who showers first as there are 4.5 bathrooms! Some of the rooms even have the rainforest as the view so you can wake up with the beautiful nature swaying its trees at you.
Rate: from RM1,699 per night on Airbnb
Address: Lot 37, Jalan Rimba 1, Rainforest Sanctuary, Genting Sempah 28750 Bentong, Pahang
4. Rustcamps Glamping Resort
Experience a new glamping experience with Rustcamps Glamping Resort in the chilly Genting Highlands! Surrounded by fresh and lush 100-million-old rainforest and hills, this glamping resort is unique with its natural beauty and rich biodiversity. It's a private retreat perfect for a romantic getaway or with your friends if you're planning a girls' weekend staycation.
They offer four types of accommodations at Rustcamps Glamping Resort and two of them have private jacuzzis! Opt for the Single Room With Private Jacuzzi that has two comfy single beds and an en-suite bathroom or the King Room With Private Jacuzzi for those who want a more intimate room. The King Room has king-size beds as well as an en-suite bathroom too. Both of these options come with a private jacuzzi where you can chill in it while listening to nature's echoes.
Both rooms also come with halal complimentary breakfast that's served daily from 8AM-10AM which you can enjoy on your private balcony and take in the stunning greenery view. This place is the ideal getaway for couples or close friends that love privacy, nature and rustic minimalist designs. Free Wifi is available at this glamping resort too so you'll have plenty of internet service to update your social media.
Rate: Starts from RM249 per night on Agoda (Prices may vary depending on seasonality)
Address: Rustcamps Glamping Resort, Lorong Genting View 7, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
5. Geo Resort & Hotel
Geo Resort & Hotel is strategically located near the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, so it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the theme parks! There are also plenty of Muslim-friendly eateries here and even a Starbucks outlet for all your caffeine needs. There are a few room types: Premier Suite, Family Suite, Deluxe Room and Superior Room. Each room is equipped with a workstation, TV LED, coffee maker, minibar, iron dan hair drier. Guests will also have the option of an American-style or halal breakfast.
Rate: Starts from RM285 per night on Klook
Address: Jalan Permai 2, Genting Permai Avenue, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
6. SCAPES Hotel
Located in the heart of Pahang’s pristine hill country, minutes away from Genting Highlands, SCAPES Hotel welcomes you to a memorable stay in the city of entertainment. Stay in the most comfortable rooms and enjoy delectable dining choices. SCAPES Hotel Genting Highlands has 176 rooms and suites that are distinguished by 6 different design concepts. Furthermore, comfortable furnishings and modern amenities are all included, making this hotel a popular choice for accommodation for your holiday in Genting Highlands. You can also have a great workout at the gym, take a dip in the pool, relax in the outdoor jacuzzi or check out the Kids Zone and other great facilities before exploring the top tourist attractions nearby which include a golf course, theme parks, premium outlet stores, and stunning cable car rides.
Rate: Starts from RM240 per night on Agoda
Address: Jalan Jaya Permai, Midhills, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
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