12 Hillside Accommodations In Malaysia For A Breathtaking Getaway


Cheng Sim •  Sep 14, 2020

[Updated 29 November 2020]

It's easy to take a break from the bustling city in Malaysia. A beautiful country that's blessed with mountains and lush nature, it's the perfect destination for nature lovers to unwind or social distance from the crowd. Sounds like your kind of holiday? Scroll down our list of amazing hillside accommodations in Malaysia for your next breathtaking getaway.

1. Woodhouse Retreat, Selangor

Situated in Kuala Kubu Bharu Heights (also known as KKB), stay high above the clouds at Woodhouse Retreat. A splendid nature retreat in Selangor, you're going to love escaping the crowd (and maintaining social distance) at this private and rustic sky villa. Perfect for a large family getaway, Woodhouse Retreat is divided into two rooms: The Master Bedroom (2-5 people) and The Deluxe Bedroom (2-5 people) - both come with ensuite bathrooms.

Besides that, this villa has a kitchen equipped with cookware, a separate living and dining area, a barbecue pit, and a washing machine. Do note that meals are not provided at Sky Villa, and we recommend bringing your own meats and ingredients to enjoy a cook-out! You can read more about Woodhouse Retreat here!

Rate: Starts at RM1,114 on Airbnb

Address: Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor

Email: [email protected]

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2. Bird of Paradise Villa, Pahang

Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa at Genting Sempah on Facebook

Situated in the foothills of Genting Highlands, bring your family and friends to this amazing retreat at Bird of Paradise Villa. A luxurious four-storey villa that is circled by beautiful trees and scenic mountain landscapes, you can definitely look forward to a relaxing vacation amid the sounds of nature.

Credit: Bird of Paradise Villa at Genting Sempah on Facebook

What's amazing about Bird of Paradise Villa is the spaciousness of it all. It can accommodate up to 16 guests and comes complete with 2 large living rooms (we love the one with the panoramic view!), a well-equipped kitchen, and a separate dining area. Besides that, you and your group can spend the afternoon hanging out at the infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi too. You can read more about Bird of Paradise Villa here!

Rate: Starts at RM3,157 per night on Airbnb

Address: 65, Jalan Rimba 2, Taman Puncak Rimba, Genting Sempah 28750 Pahang Tua, Malaysia

Contact: +6012 358 6666 (Ms. Karla Cheah) / +6016 227 1103 (Ms. Susan Teh)

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3. Colonie Luxe 1121 Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Credit: Colonie Fraser's Hill on Facebook

Planning a stylish hilltop retreat? Look no further than Colonie Fraser's Hill. They have several other well-decorated apartments and we're shining the spotlight on Colonie Luxe 1121.

Credit: Colonie Fraser's Hill on Facebook

Complete with lush forest view, this apartment is situated in Silverpark Resort and fully furnished with modern conveniences. Accommodating up to 10 guests, it has four queen-size beds and one double bed. This apartment is also Muslim-friendly and does not allow non-halal meats to be cooked in the apartment.

Rate: Starts at RM645 on Agoda

Address: Fraser's Silverpark, Jalan Lady Maxwell 49000 Bukit Fraser, Pahang

Contact: +6016 480 4148

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4. The Acres Resort, Pahang

Credit: The Acres Resort on Facebook

Situated in Kampung Bukit Tinggi, we bet you've never seen a sleek and modern nature resort in Pahang that's remotely close to The Acres Resort. Just a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, this resort stands tall with its contemporary architectural design mixing deep greyish tones and romantic light fixtures.

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There are four types of rooms available for guests, ranging from the Double Room to the Family Room. If we can choose a room to start with, that would be the Sunrise Chalet. Perfect for 8 adults, the chalet comes with one king-size bed, one queen-size bed and one sofa bed. Some rooms come with a private balcony that overlooks the surrounding nature. You can read more about The Acres Resort here!

Rate: Starts at RM580 per night (Double Room)

Address: Lot 28431, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Contact: +6012 223 5866

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5. The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands

Tucked away in The Valley of Eternal Spring, be enchanted in a fairy tale world where the Tudor-style country house of The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands awaits you. Just a short driving distance to Tanah Rata (2km) and Ringlet (6km), this luxurious resort in Cameron Highlands overlooks a sea of rolling hills against a peaceful woodlands setting, making it the perfect candidate for an Insta-worthy snap.

Housing 19 elegant rooms and suites, you'll be in for a treat during your stay at The Lakehouse with its unique wooden ceiling beams and four-poster beds. Adding to its classy interior are the rafters, fine carpets and Victorian furniture. Beyond offering a stylish stay, you can book a guided jungle trek through the resort to explore Cameron Highlands nature.

Rates: Starts at RM696 on Agoda 

Address: 30th Mile, Jalan Ringlet - Sungai Koyan, Sungai Khazanah, 39000 Ringlet, Pahang

Contact: +605 495 6152

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6. Sembayu Villa, Seremban

Starting the list is Sembayu Villa, a brand new luxury villa situated in Seremban. A family-owned resort that is circled by beautiful views of the lush greenery, it's the perfect accommodation for a girls trip. Featuring a modern look with a mix of industrial and wooden touches, check out the Narra, Cendana or Jelutong rooms that are ideal for four guests.

For a larger group of friends, you can spend the night at the Jati and Bitti rooms that have four bunk beds complete with a balcony to admire the scenic view. Before planning your trip, here's everything you need to know about Sembayu Villa!

Rate: Starts at RM772 per night on their website

Address: Pantai Hill, Lot 3164, Kolam Air Pantai, Kampung Baru Pantai, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Contact: +6012-6401768

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7. The Shorea, Seremban

If you're looking for another nature resort in Seremban, The Shorea might win you over with its wooden villas, picturesque pools, and lush jungle surrounds. The Shorea is split into two main wings - The Shorea Resort and The Shorea Estate.

The Shorea Estate features duplexes and suites that are air-conditioned, with some rooms having direct access to private infinity pools. The Shorea Resort, on the other hand, has more rustic lodgings which are naturally ventilated (read: no air-conditioning!) but boast spacious rooms, with the villas equipped with living areas or private balconies, depending on which villa you choose. Planning a trip? Read everything you need to know about The Shorea!

Rate: Starts at RM1,852 per night on their website

Address: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Contact: +6017-338 5698 / +60173005600 

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8. Mountain Valley Resort, Sabah

Credit: Mountain Valley Resort, Kundasang on Facebook

Situated in Bundu Tuhan, a village near Kinabalu Park, Mountain Valley Resort is a 15-minute drive from Kundasang. This hillside resort is occupied with 15 guestrooms consisting of Family Room, Signature Deluxe Room, and Standard Room

Credit: Mountain Valley Resort, Kundasang on Facebook

Starting from RM360 per night, you can choose to stay in the Mountain wing (with a view of Mount Kinabalu) or Valley wing (with a view of Bundu Tuhan valley). You can read more about Mountain Valley Resort here!

Rate: Starts at RM360 per night (excluding breakfast)

Address: Mountain Valley Resort, Jalan Tenompok Bundu Tuhan, Bundu Tuhan, 89300 Tenompok, Sabah

Contact: +6017 777 6750

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9. Mesilau Mountain Retreats, Sabah

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If you're looking for another accommodation in Sabah with a view of Mount Kinabalu, look no further than Mesilau Mountain Retreats. A privately-owned cluster of three-bedroom villas, this accommodation is spacious enough to fit the whole family. Besides waking up to the breathtaking mountain view, the villas are also complete with verandah, kitchen and ensuite toilets.

Rate: Starts at RM682 per night on Agoda

Address: Mesilau, past Kinabalu Golf Course, Kundasang, 89300, Mesilau, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

Contact: +6012 899 0025


10. D'Pine Villa, Pahang

D'Pine Villa is a standalone bungalow located within the gated residential area of Taman Puncak Rimba. Built as an open-concept house that's meant for group gatherings, you'll have the whole house to yourself to enjoy.

Credit: D'Pine Genting Villa on Facebook

The villa in its entirety can fit 30 people, so there's space for everyone in your entourage! There are 5 bedrooms, all containing multiple double beds to accommodate everyone comfortably. There are ample bathrooms in the house too (6 altogether!), so you won't have to fight over who showers first. You can read more about D'Pine Genting Villa here!

Rate: Starts at RM1,694 on Airbnb

Address: 86 Jalan Rimba 1, Taman Puncak Rimba, Genting Sempah, 28750, Pahang, Malaysia

Contact: +60 14-968 7306

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11. Aman Rimba Private Estate, Pahang

Situated in Pahang, Aman Rimba Private Estate sits gracefully in Janda Baik, a small village that's only a 50-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. Perched on a hilly area, you'll be welcomed by the cool temperature that can drop as low as 22 degree Celsius at night, so prepare to embrace the cosiness throughout your stay.

Credit: Aman Rimba Private Estate on Facebook

Step into Aman Rimba and you'll notice how it resembles a traditional Malay village surrounded by lush greenery and palm trees. Perfect for large groups, guests would need to rent the entire property(starting at RM3,850 for 2D1N) that comes with six villas, which can accommodate up to 20 people. You can read more about Aman Rimba Private Estate here!

Rate: Starts at RM3,850 for 2D1N (all 6 villas) - View full rates here

Address: Lot 5487, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Janda Baik, Pahang

Contact: +6010 566 2757

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12.Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat, Pahang

At Rest. Pause Rainforest Retreat, you can while away the hours just soaking in the beautiful nature views and fresh air. This 4-bedroom accommodation is fully self-contained with 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and an indoor and outdoor kitchen.

It can accommodate 15 people comfortably, and up to a maximum of 20 people. Breakfast is provided on the verandah daily, and there are facilities like a reading nook, DVDs and a stream that runs near the house.

Rate: Starts at RM950 via their website

Address: Lot A293, Jalan Tanarimba Sum Sum, Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang

Email: [email protected]

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There are many ways to enjoy a nature getaway in Malaysia and one of them includes a stay in these amazing hillside resorts! If you're looking for more travel inspirations, check out these recommended reads below,