Girls trips can be awesome. Think about it – a getaway with your squad so you can spend the night away with your best friends catching up, pampering yourselves, and overall having sleepover fun together.

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And since girls trips are about maximising quality time with your friends,  where you stay is often an important factor – a place where you can hang out together in comfort is crucial (with bonus points if it’s the hotel has a beautiful setting that is perfect for those group shots or selfies!). To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our top resort picks in Malaysia for your next epic girls getaway.

Note: We’ve categorised the hotels and resorts by destination (KL, Selangor, Ipoh, etc.) Where relevant, we’ve highlighted hotels that offer family or group rooms/accommodations (perfect for a girls trip where you’d like to maximise time spent with each other or have long chats into the night), but all these hotels also have standard two-person rooms. So if you need a little privacy during your trip or it’s just you and BFF, the hotels in this list will still be great! All prices quoted are updated as of a 31 May 2019.

Kuala Lumpur

1. MOV Hotel

A staycation in KL (or a getaway to KL, if you’re not from the city) is always a good idea! Especially when you and your girlfriends get to stay in the incredibly beautiful MOV Hotel.

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Located in the heart of KL’s main shopping district, Bukit Bintang, MOV is probably one of KL’s hippest hotels and the perfect option for a girls trip. Not only is it close to all the shopping action along Bukit Bintang (it’s an 8-minute walk to Pavilion mall), but its trendy and chic interior is totally swoon-worthy 😍 To read more about the hotel’s beautiful attractions, check out our write-up on it here!

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For a group trip, why not opt for their Family Loft? This two-storey unit can sleep four people and is the perfect venue for those late-night chats.  Don’t forget to also make full use of the hotel amenities, like the hammock lounge and rooftop pool area which overlooks Bukit Bintang’s skyscrapers. There’s a gym for those of you feeling energetic too!

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Address: 43, Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Price per night: From MYR 134 (USD 32) on Agoda (Family lofts start from RM486 (USD116))
Reservation: Call +60 3-2781 9888, Email or Book on Agoda
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2. Aloft KL Sentral

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is located at the hub of KL’s transport system and connected to Nu Sentral Mall.

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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 with the city at your fingertips! But not only that, the hotel offers rooms and amenities that will make for a fun time with your girls.

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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 – but a special room to highlight would be the hotel’s Sweet Suite which features a duplex-style layout which can accommodate up to four people.

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As mentioned the hotel is also connected to Nu Sentral Mall – perfect for a quick shopping session, plus there are plenty of halal eateries there to choose from! Plus, with the hotel’s location at KL Sentral, you are just a train ride away from anywhere you’d want to go!

#HHWT Tip: KL Sentral acts as a transport hub where different transport rails (including the Kelana Jaya LRT, KTM Komuter and KL Monorail lines) converge. The LRT and the KL Monorail are usual modes of transport you can use to get to many of KL’s tourist attractions. Use the MyRapid site to help plan your journey and get further info on how to travel using the rail lines!

Room rates per night start from RM270 (USD65) on Agoda
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Address: No 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50470
Contact no.: +60 3-2723 1188

3. The Kuala Lumpur Journal

Planning a girls getaway in the city 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 picturesque stay.

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This chic hotel has plenty of Instagrammable spots so you’ll have plenty of glamorous shot to commemorate your spectacular staycation 😎

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Each bedroom designed is retro-inspired with a tinge of Malaysian nostalgia (murals above the bed). But at the same time, it’s super sleek too! The hotel offers Deluxe Triple rooms that accommodate three people (for a trio getaway), but fret not if you have larger groups – you can get adjoining Deluxe King rooms too!

One of the best parts – it’s right 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.

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But with beautiful pool aesthetics like this, you probably won’t even leave the hotel 🏊‍♀️

Rate: From RM260 (USD62) per night on Agoda
Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2110 2211
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4. One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
One World Hotel

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One World has long been a favourite for many a weekend getaway, 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!).

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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 three people. The hotel also has several dining options (including halal-certified Chinese restaurant Zuan Yuan located in the lobby), 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 (located at the Concourse level).

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As mentioned, the hotel is connected directly to 1 Utama via a passage located at the lobby. In addition to having just about every shop you could ever want, the mall also has unique attractions such as an indoor skydiving centre and a flowriding venue (for a more epic girls staycation!).

Room rates per night start from RM364 (USD83) on Agoda
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Address: First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47800
Contact no.: +60 3-7681 1111

4. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat, Rawang

Number four on our list is perfect if you have a larger group that’s looking for a beautiful retreat within nature.

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Located 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 retreat lies within view of some beautiful limestone formations and promises a serene getaway.

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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) which sounds perfect for a squad get-together. 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.

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The vast array of activities available mean that there’s something from 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).

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Capacity: 6 – 16 pax (for the villa)
Rates per night: From RM1,000 (you can refer to the full price list here)
Contact no.: +6016 203 8562
Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Heights, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

6. Avani Sepang Resort

Stretching out from the Sepang coastline, the Avani Sepang 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!

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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!

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It’ll be understandable if you’d just want to chill in your room though – 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.

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Rate: Starts from RM439 on Agoda
Address: 67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kampung Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, Selangor
Contact: +603-3182 3600

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Port Dickson

7. Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson
Lexis Hisbiscus

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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 road trip with your girls.

Lexis Hibiscus Executive Pool Villa

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Lexis Hibiscus offers a range of villas, starting from the 71 sqm Executive Pool Villa all the way to the ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite. Most of the villas come equipped with two king-sized beds, making it perfect for groups 😉 Do note that the Sky Pool Villa, which is one of the more spacious villas at 96 sqm, 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!

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In addition to having a private dip pool, each villa also comes with its own steam room and glass panel on the floor (for villas that sit on water) to view marine life! Sounds like the perfect retreat to spend time with your partner 😍

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!

Rates per night start from RM651 (USD155) on Agoda
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Address: 2th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Pasir Panjang 71250, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan,
Contact no. : +606 – 660 2626

8. Avillion, Port Dickson

Inspired by the Old World Malay fishing village, this 5-star beach resort provides guests with only the best. Overlooking the Straits of Melaka, this is another resort that will take your breath away.

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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, with 2 or 3-bedroom villas that can accommodate up to 7 adults also available.

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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!).

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Rate per night: Starts from RM237 (USD57)  on Agoda
Address: Avillion Port Dickson, 3rd Miles, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +606-647 6688
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9. M Boutique Station 18

A road trip or getaway to Ipoh with your BFFs? Yes, please! Especially when you get to stay in a boutique hotel that’s as uniquely gorgeous as M Boutique Station 18.

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

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Besides offering rooms accommodating solo or couple travellers, the hotel also has Family Suites that can accommodate up to four people. Enjoy a morning coffee at their Myth Espresso Bar before exploring Ipoh, especially its yummy food offerings!

Price per night: From RM133 (USD32) on Agoda. Prices for Family Suites start from RM300 and are only available for booking on the hotel’s website
Address: 15 – 23 Jalan Pengkalan Barat 35, Taman Pengkalan Jaya, Station 18, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
Contact: +605 321 1666

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[P.S. For more ideas of where to stay in Ipoh, check this list out!]


10. Berjaya Langkawi Resort

You can’t beat a girls getaway at a seaside resort –  there’s something about azure waters and white sandy beaches that’s perfect for some chill time with friends. And in Langkawi, Berjaya 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 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. For their rainforest chalet that comes with the gorgeous view of green-cushioned mountains☺️ Wood accents complete the room’s stylish and contemporary furnishing, creating cosy vibes for your stay.

Rates per night: From RM431 (USD103) on Agoda
Contact: (+60) 4 959 1888
Address: Karung Berkunci 200, Burau Bay, Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Malaysia
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[P.S. For more ideas of where to stay in Langkawi, check this list out!]


11. PARKROYAL Penang Resort

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 en suite 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 just have to be for families! 😉) that can accommodate four people.

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

Address: PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang
Rates per night: From RM301 (USD72) on Agoda
Contact: +604 881 1133

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12. Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Smack in the heart of Georgetown, Hotel Jen’s modern and spacious rooms are one of many perks that they’re best known for. Hotel Jen is the perfect place for you and your girls to spend your time at 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.

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The hotel is well-facilitated with free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, dining options, and a hair salon. If you’re planning to step away from the city for a bit, 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 three people and comes with a kitchenette, separate living area, and access to the hotel’s Club Lounge.

#HHWT Tip: Hotel 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!

Rates per night: From RM268 (USD64) on Agoda
Address: Hotel Jen Penang, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
Contact: +604 262 2622

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[P.S. For more Penang resorts, check this out]


13. Mangala Resort & Spa

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.

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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 even come equipped with private plunge pools! Aside from the tranquillity and solitude, the villas are kitted out with comfortable beds, private verandas and living areas. With a choice of lake or forest views to admire, it will be a perfect retreat for you and your girls.

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Rates per night: from RM592 (USD141) on Agoda
Address: Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kampung Melayu Gambang, 26300 Gambang, Pahang
Contact: +60 9-505 7788
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And that wraps up our list! So whether you’re looking for chic hotels in the city or a beachfront retreat, it’s time to call up your girls nad have some quality bonding time. Your girl trip awaits!

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