10 Trendy Hotels In Kuala Lumpur You Need To Check Into This Merdeka Holiday


Farah Fazanna •  Aug 04, 2023

Merdeka Day falls on Thursday this year and while it’s not a long weekend holiday, it’s the perfect time to unwind on hump day! So, if you’re looking to have a change in your weekly routine, why not enjoy a staycation during the public holiday? We’ve rounded up 10 trendy hotels for you to relax on this Merdeka Day! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F

1. KLoe Hotel

If you want to unwind but still stay close to the action, KLoe Hotel is the place for you! Located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, there are plenty of dining options and shops in the area. Despite being in a vibrant area, the hotel manages to retain the calmness and tranquillity of a peaceful sanctuary untainted by the busyness of the city. With a collection of spaces aimed to inspire creativity and make their guests feel at home, KLoe is the perfect staycation spot for urbanites in need of a fresh view or a relaxing environment to recharge.

Rate: Starts from RM371/night Address: 227 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Website

2. Tian Jing Hotel

A small gem in the middle of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. Tian Jing Hotel is a boutique inspired by traditional Chinese architecture wisdom to expand air circulation, maximise natural light and balance room temperature. The hotel’s furniture is hand-picked from places all across Malaysia to reflect the rich Chinese heritage, each piece has its own unique story. Set in a lively street, the boutique hotel is 10 minutes away from yummy street food, aesthetic cafes and other hot spot attractions in Chinatown.

Rate: Starts from RM371/night Address: 66-68, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. Website

3. The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

The popular boutique hotel in the heart of Bukit Bintang is the perfect pick-me-up spot with its hip, laid-back and funky vibe. Be sure to take a dip in the beautiful rooftop infinity pool and chill on the colourful sun chairs while basking in the sun. Enjoy Netflix and chill in the spacious room at the KL Journal Hotel where the beds are comfy and the floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in plenty of natural light.

Rate: Starts from RM270/night Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200, KL Website

4. MoMo’s KL

If you’re looking for a hotel with personality, MoMo’s KL is your answer! They have super comfy beds, warm ambient lighting and bespoke toiletries – everything you need during a short staycation. Choose from rooms with bunk beds to rooms with queen beds on a Tatami-style raised platform – both equally cosy and with all the basics you'll need, minus the clutter. The hotel also houses MoMosita Taco Bar (where you can indulge in Mexican food, tacos, nachos, and drinks) as well as The Playground (an open-plan, lively space with food, performances, and fun)

Rate: Starts from RM150/night Address: 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur Website

5. WOLO Kuala Lumpur

The stylish WOLO Kuala Lumpur sits on the corner of the bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang, so you may have caught a glimpse of the hotel! The hotel is well-known for its design-forward rooms that are Instagrammable yet functional and comfortable! It’s the perfect place for sleep, work, rest, play and exploration. With its prime location, it’s a great hotel if you need retail therapy or a good meal!

Rate: Starts from RM328/night Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang & Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Website

6. Bunk & Bilik

If you’re looking for nothing else but serenity this Merdeka holiday, Bunk & Bilik is your getaway. With chic, minimalistic rooms that exude peacefulness. The muted tones, elegant decor and no-frills rooms are the keys to a good night’s sleep. There are a range of accommodations including dormitory-style bunk beds and family suites that are great if you have big groups. The hotels also house bright, airy, and cosy common areas, and provide free-flow refreshments, and a bunch of cool amenities.

Rate: Starts from RM78/night Address: 646, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur || No, 9, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Agoda

7. The Chow Kit - An Ormond Hotel

There’s a reason why this hotel was ranked number 20th on the New York Time's list of 52 Places To Go In 2020! The award-winning hotel offers simplified luxury with their Oriental-style interior design. From the plush comfy beds to the use of local brands in their toiletries, the hotel is perfect for those looking for affordable luxury.

Rate: Starts from RM218/night Address: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur Website

8. Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Classy and charming – two of the best qualities to have in a hotel. The Hotel Striped Kuala Lumpur ticked all the boxes for the perfect staycation hotel as it is: located in a central area where yummy food is easily accessible, art galleries to peruse and a stunning rooftop pool. What else can you ask for?

Rate: RM406/night Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Website


The newly opened PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur is designed with the environment and wellness in mind for modern-conscious travellers. The eco-chic hotel is Instagrammable with its vertical garden façade incorporating sky planters, roof terraces showcasing 13,000 square feet of foliage and a host of green features. So, be sure to get your camera ready! Among the amenities that you can enjoy here includes a modern gymnasium and fitness studio, as well as an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery.

Rate: RM380/night Address: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur Website

10. The RuMa Hotel and Residences

Nestled in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle and just steps away from the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, The RuMa means home in its literal sense. A serene sanctuary amidst the downtown hustle and bustle, it is a hotel that captures all the intimacy of a home away from home. It’s the perfect staycation where you can uncover the city’s origins and local heritage in a contemporary setting that exudes the soothing qualities of a true urban sanctuary. There are two dining options here — ATAS and SEVEN for all your culinary needs, UR SPA that combines modern science with ancient healing, and even a barber shop if you need an urgent haircut!

Rate: Starts at RM630/night Address: 7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Website

Well, there you have it! What are you waiting for? Start planning your Merdeka holiday now! If you need more inspiration, check out our articles here: