14 Amazing Hotels In Malaysia For Your Next Girls Trip


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Sep 13, 2022

Planning a girls trip in Malaysia can be awesome! From spending the night away with your best friends to having a fun slumber party together, there are many things to do during a girls getaway in Malaysia. Since girls' trips are about maximising quality time with your friends, searching for an awesome resort where you can hang out together in comfort is crucial. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best resorts in Malaysia for girls' getaways!

Note: Where relevant, we've highlighted hotels that offer family or group rooms/accommodations, but these hotels also have standard two-person rooms. So if it's just you and your BFF, the hotels in this list will still be great! All rates are updated as of 13 September 2022.

2. Aloft KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

Credit: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral on Facebook

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is located at the hub of KL’s transport system and connected to Nu Sentral Mall. This trendy hotel (which is part of the Marriott group of hotels) is as accessible as they come, given its connection to the various LRT, monorail and train lines via KL Sentral. This means that you can have a girls trip to the city! But not only that, the hotel offers rooms and amenities that will make for a fun time with your squad.

Credit: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral on Facebook

The hotel has various room types available, ranging from Loft rooms to suites. Both its Corner Rooms as well as Urban Rooms are tailored for groups of 3 or 4 respectively. A special room to highlight would be the hotel’s Sweet Suite which features a duplex-style layout which can accommodate up to 4 people.

Rate: Starts at RM154 per night on their website

Address: No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2723 1188

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2. The Kuala Lumpur Journal

Planning a girls getaway in KL but looking for something a little more unique? The Kuala Lumpur Journal will be right up your alley - this boutique hotel boasts an attractive retro yet industrial design for a picture-perfect stay. This chic hotel has plenty of Instagrammable spots so you’ll have plenty of glamorous snapshots to commemorate your spectacular staycation!

Each bedroom has a tinge of retro design complete with Malaysian nostalgia (some even depict scenes of olden day KL), but at the same time, it’s super sleek! The hotel offers Deluxe Triple rooms that accommodate 3 people and larger groups can get adjoining Deluxe King rooms too!

One of the best parts about the hotel is its location in the heart of Bukit Bintang. Perfect to do some shopping and to experience Kuala Lumpur’s vast halal food offerings! It’s only a 5-10 minute walk from major malls such as Pavillion, Starhill and Sungei Wang. And it’s close to the Bukit Bintang monorail station too. But with beautiful pool aesthetics like this, you probably won’t even leave the hotel!

Rate: Starts at RM182 per night on Agoda

Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: +603 2110 2211

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3. One World Hotel, Selangor

One World Hotel has long been a favourite for weekend getaways in Selangor, and it’s no mystery why. The hotel is connected directly to the massive 1 Utama Shopping Centre that has about anything you could want in a mall (and more!).

This 5-star hotel has 438 spacious rooms ranging from the Superior Room all the way to the Executive Suite - with several of them accommodating at least 3 people. The hotel also has several dining options including the halal-certified Chinese restaurant Zuan Yuan, so technically, you wouldn’t even have to leave the hotel!

And it’s worth mentioning – booking a stay at the hotel come includes breakfast at the hotel’s halal-certified main restaurant Cinnamon Coffee House that's located at the Concourse level.

Rate: Starts at RM292 per night on Agoda

Address: First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: +603 7681 1111

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4. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat, Selangor

Credit: Templer Park Rainforest Retreat on Facebook

Next on our list is perfect if you have a larger group that's looking for a beautiful nature retreat in Selangor. Situated only about an hour’s drive away from KL, the Temple Park Rainforest Retreat is located among the lush greenery of the Kanching Forest Reserve in Rawang. Sprawling across 3 acres of the land, the nature retreat lies within view of some beautiful limestone formations and promises a serene getaway.

Credit: Temple Park Rainforest Retreat on Facebook

There are two houses available at the retreat, The Villa and The Container.  The Villa is a two-storey building which houses between 6 – 16 people across 4 bedrooms (all with attached bathrooms). Kitchen facilities are available for cooking, (or you can arrange external caterers to provide food), and breakfast supplies (such as bread, butter, jam and eggs) are provided for you to prepare a nice simple meal in the mornings.

Credit: Temple Park Rainforest Retreat on Facebook

The array of activities available mean that there’s something for everyone. Besides an infinity swimming pool, there's a jacuzzi, lush grounds that you can wander about, nearby waterfalls, jungle trekking trails, and even hot springs (located about 15 minutes drive away).

Rate: Starts at RM1,000 per night on their website (view full rates here)

Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

Contact: +6016 203 8562

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5. Avani Sepang Resort, Selangor

Credit: Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort on Facebook

Stretching out from the Sepang coastline, the Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort is known for its palm tree-shaped sea villas. It'll be the ideal place for a seaside getaway with your girls without having to venture far! Surrounded by the waters of Straits of Melaka, the sunset view can be seen from every room. This five-star resort also offers a variety of recreational activities - diving, water sports and so much more!

Credit: Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort on Facebook

It'll be understandable if you'd just want to chill in your room all day - there are 315 beautiful rooms available, including larger villas (Family Villa, Two-Bedroom Villa and Three Bedroom Villa) that can accommodate 4 or more people.

Credit: AvaniSepang Goldcoast Resort on Facebook

Rate: Starts at RM399 per night on their website

Address: 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kampung Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor

Contact: +603 3182 3600

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6. Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson

Lexis Hibiscus Executive Pool Villa
Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on Facebook

Lexis Hibiscus gained fame for its beautiful pool villas that sit on the water arranged in the shape of the hibiscus flower. This luxury resort on the shores of Port Dickson is a perfect excuse for a girls getaway in Port Dickson.

Credit: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson on Facebook

Lexis Hibiscus offers a range of villas, starting from the Executive Pool Villa to the ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite. Most of the villas come equipped with two king-sized beds, making them perfect for groups! Do note that the Sky Pool Villa, which is one of the more spacious villas, is situated in the hotel building on land and not over the water. It still comes with its own pool and a great view of the sea, so choose the villa that best suits your group's needs!

Lexis Hibiscus’ restaurants (including UMI Japanese Restaurant and Roselle Coffee House) are halal-certified, so you won’t have to worry about where to eat!

Rate: Starts at RM880 per night on Agoda

Address: 2th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Contact: +606 660 2626

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7. Avillion, Port Dickson

Inspired by the Old World Malay fishing village, this 5-star Avillion beach resort provides guests with only the best. Overlooking the Straits of Melaka, this is another amazing resort in Malaysia that are perfect for girls trip.

With over 250 exquisitely-designed rooms, chalets and villas, you're spoilt for choice. All of its chalets and villas accommodate at least 3 adults whereas the 2 or 3-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 7 adults.

You'll have plenty to do during your girls trip with an array of resort 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 catch-up while watching the sunset!

Rate: Starts at RM306 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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8. M Boutique Station 18, Ipoh

Planning a girls trip to Ipoh with your best friends? Yes, please! Especially when you get to stay in a boutique hotel in Ipoh that's as uniquely gorgeous as M Boutique Station 18.

The fancier sister to the popular M Boutique Hotel, which is also located in Ipoh, M Boutique Station 18 is super hip and exudes a beautiful interior with a vintage twist. Offering bigger rooms than its M Boutique Hotel, this boutique hotel chain still maintains its signature cool vibe that will provide the perfect backdrop to your girls getaway in Ipoh.

Besides offering rooms accommodating solo or couple travellers, the hotel also has Family Suites that can accommodate up to 4 people. Enjoy a morning coffee at their Myth Espresso Bar before exploring this charming town, especially the delicious halal breakfast spots in Ipoh!

Rate: Starts at RM137 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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9. Berjaya Langkawi Resort

When it comes to planning a girls trip to Langkawi, Berjaya Langkawi Resort is a great contender in terms of places to stay. Located between the luscious greens and the vast ocean, this paradise on earth offers nothing else but calmness and serenity.

This beachfront resort offers views of both the beautiful Malaysian rainforest and the heaving waves of Burau Bay. The pristine private beach of Burau Bay where the resort is located overlooks the majestic Gunung Mat Cincang, Seratosa Island and Burau Island – known as a roosting place for migratory birds.

Berjaya Langkawi Resort houses clusters of individual chalets built on stilts, reminiscent of traditional Malaysian villages where timber houses are elevated on stilts to keep floods from damaging the property. This includes a Family Chalet that can house up to four people.

Room rates vary across the different types of chalets. Their rainforest chalet comes with a gorgeous view of green-cushioned mountains☺️ Wood accents complete the room’s stylish and contemporary furnishing, creating cosy vibes for your stay with your besties.

Rate: Starts at RM206 per night on Agoda

Address: Karung Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604 959 1888

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10. Resorts World Langkawi

If you're looking for another resort in Malaysia that's perfect for girls getaways, stay the night at Resorts World Langkawi! The best part about staying in this four-star resort is that you'll receive top-notch facilities, spectacular sea view and excellent service - all at an affordable price! After checking in, head over to the newly-built infinity pool that overlooks the sparkling waters of Langkawi.

Credit: Resorts World Langkawi on Facebook

The resort may not be close to the beach, but they provide a free shuttle service to the well-loved Pantai Cenang, which is only a 10-minutes drive away! After a day on the beach, plan a relaxing walk or dine along the boardwalk with girlfriends. The next day, you can head over to the private jetty and fill up your day with island hopping, private boat rides, and sunset cruises.

Rates: Starts at RM224 per night on Agoda

Address: Resorts World Langkawi, Tanjung Malai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +604 955 5111

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11. PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Penang

Penang has all the right ingredients for an epic girls trip - sunny weather, good food, ocean views, and awesome hotels for a comfortable stay. And your gang is sure to be pleased with PARKROYAL Penang Resort located in Batu Feringghi!

With everything from large beds to ensuite bathrooms, modern comforts come guaranteed when you book a room at PARKROYAL. Plus, their award-winning Gregory Spa and spacious swimming pool are also bound to help provide an amazing stay. PARKROYAL also offers Family Rooms (that don't have to be for families! ?) that can accommodate 4 people.

#HHWT Tip: Swing by the nearby night market and local restaurants that are peppered at PARKROYAL’s doorsteps.

Rate: Starts at RM252 per night on Agoda

Address: PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang

Contact: +604 881 1133

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12. JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La, Penang

Smack in the heart of Georgetown, JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La’s modern and spacious rooms are one of many perks that they’re best known for. JEN is the perfect place for you and your girls to spend your time while still being close to the city’s hustle and bustle. The Peranakan-inspired decor and interior design of the hotel will be sure to charm.

The hotel is well-facilitated with free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a steam bath, a sauna, dining options, and a hair salon. If you’re planning to step away from the city, take the free shuttle bus to the Batu Ferringhi beach for some sun, sand, and sea!

The stylishly decorated rooms range from Deluxe Twin to Family Rooms (that can accommodate up to four people). If you and your girls are looking to splurge on something even nicer, you could opt for the Apartment, which accommodates 3 people and comes with a kitchenette, separate living area, and access to the hotel's Club Lounge.

#HHWT Tip: JEN offers a free daily shuttle bus to Golden Sands Resort, so you can use the pool facilities there and check out Batu Ferringhi beach too!

Rate: Starts at RM148 per night on their website

Address: Hotel Jen Penang, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Georgetown, Penang

Contact: +604 262 2622

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13. Hotel Penaga, Penang

Credit: Hotel Penaga Official on Facebook

Update: As of August 2020, Hotel Penaga is temporarily closed until further notice

What about a girls' getaway in a boutique hotel in Penang's heritage area? Hotel Penaga is an establishment that is owned by famed architect Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela. The original building, a double-storey structure comprising rows of art deco shophouses and terraced houses originating from the 1920s had fallen into disrepair over time.

But Hijjas and Angela painstakingly restored the building into a hotel that not only preserves its pre-war heritage but also meets environmental standards too! It's the first heritage restoration project in Malaysia to be given a Gold Rating by the Green Building Index.

Credit: Hotel Penaga - Official on Facebook

This boutique hotel in Penang has a great location, just a short walk away from plenty of Penang's famous eateries and also the World Heritage Zone. Guests will appreciate the detail and care put behind the hotel's restoration, with original furniture and tiles and lumber taken from other colonial buildings and repurposed for use in the hotel.

Credit: Hotel Penaga Official on Facebook

The hotel offers 45 spacious and beautifully furnished rooms boasting Chinese and Nyonya touches. Many rooms come equipped with a jacuzzi, and there are also Family Suites that can accommodate up to 4 adults (and 2 children below 12).

Rate: Starts at RM354 per night on Agoda

Address: Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, 10050 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 261 1891

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14. Mangala Resort & Spa, Pahang

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Why venture out to the tropical splendour of Pahang? Situated in Kuantan, Mangala Resort & Spa promises a luxurious stay in its villas located within its lush grounds.

Credit: Mangala Resort & Spa on Facebook

The resort's villas include its Jala, Vana, and Amani villas which come in 2-bedroom variations that can accommodate at least 4 people. The Vana and Amani 2-Bedroom Villas are even equipped with private plunge pools! Aside from the tranquillity and solitude, the villas are kitted out with comfortable beds, private verandahs and living areas. With a choice of lake or forest views to admire, it will be a perfect retreat for you and your girlfriends. 

Rate: Starts at RM481 per night on Agoda

Address: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kampung Melayu Gambang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang

Contact: +609 505 7788

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And that wraps up our list! So whether you're looking for an Instagram-worthy hotel in Kuala Lumpur or a beachfront resort in Penang, it's time to call up your girls and have some quality bonding time. Your next girls' getaway in Malaysia awaits!