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10 Unique Hotels in Malaysia For Your Next Staycation

September 3, 2020
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After a long and tiring work week, it’s normal to crave for a relaxing weekend getaway or a short escape to de-stress and unwind. If you reside in Malaysia, you'll be spoiled with choice as this country offers some of the best hideaway options for a romantic weekend trip or family holidays!

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From cosy establishments surrounded by lush rainforests and waterfalls to swanky, luxurious hotels in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, we’ve got some cool ideas to make the best out of your #staycation for you and your loved ones.

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1. Rawa Island Resort - Johor

If your idea of a getaway is enjoying the sun and sand on a private island, then the Rawa Island Resort in Johor might just be what you’re looking for. Feel the grains of white, sun-baked sand between your toes as you stroll along the beach and take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the South China Sea. You can also snorkel along the natural coral reef just metres from the shore. Or simply relax as you watch the sun disappear lazily over the orange horizon.

unique hotels in Malaysia

The Rawa Island Resort is accessible by a 20-minute speedboat ride from Mersing, Johor. All accommodations are inclusive 3 meals daily and boat transfer to and from Mersing.

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

You can book your stay at Rawa Island Resort by visiting their official website at rawaislandresort.com.

2. The KL Journal, Kuala Lumpur

Located right next to the party area of Changkat, Bukit Bintang and the famous food galore, Jalan Alor, the KL Journal is a great hideaway if you ever run out of things to do during the weekend.

unique hotels in Malaysia

What makes this hotel unique is their chic and stylish pool area dubbed The Swimming Club that takes design cues from Wes Andersen and Swimming clubs of yesteryears. (Think Palm Springs and the old Penang swimming club!). The resulting aesthetic with striking splashes of colour, eye-catching details and retro motifs makes the rooftop pool an instagrammable place for sundown cocktails and gatherings!

unique hotels in Malaysia

Besides The Swimming Club, their retro-inspired rooms offer plenty of glamorous photoshoot opportunities to commemorate your spectacular staycation at this trendy hotel.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Special promotion: From now until 30th September 2020, enjoy exclusive offers up to 35% when you book your stay via the KL Journal official website (apply promocode BOOKDIRECT).

3. Samaya Luxury Villa - Melaka

Who said you have to fly to Bali to enjoy the Balinese vibes? You can still do it locally at the Samaya Luxury Villa. Located in the Melaka famous Klebang seaside, this private villa is the perfect place to unwind with family and enjoy a change of scenery.

unique hotels in Malaysia

This secluded private villa comes with its own gorgeous pool, complete with a tropical-inspired cabana and a lush private garden with a fish pond. Blessed with the natural setting and complemented by a modern tropical architecture, this place is ideal for a family vacation or a couples retreat!

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

You can book your stay at Samaya Luxury Villa via their official website at samayavilla.com.my.

4. Time Capsule Retreat, Pahang

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a capsule hotel, then the Time Capsule Retreat situated in Pahang is the right place to start! Each capsule was built out of a concrete pipe and comes equipped with a comfortable queen-size bed, warm lighting and air conditioning...there’s not much room left to spare in the capsule so travellers are advise to bring as little as possible if you are planning to stay there!

unique hotels in Malaysia

This fun retreat is set inside a rainforest and is located in close proximity to a few outdoor attractions such as suspension bridges, hiking trails and the rainbow waterfall, which is known for the rainbows that appear over it.

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

Secure the best price by booking your stay on their official website at timecapsuleretreat.com.

5. Macalister Mansion, Penang

Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang the Macalister Mansion will wow you from the moment you arrive until you bid it a fond farewell. It features 8 elegant and expensive suites designed to provide hospitality of living in an actual home.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Meanwhile, The Lawn (pool) area offers the perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy the assortment of refreshments available at the adjoining bar whilst you bask in the sun.

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

You can make your room reservation via their official website at macalistermansion.com.

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6. Bon Ton Hotel, Langkawi

Bon Ton Resort Langkawi is a great option to consider if you are looking to experience what it feels like to live in a traditional Malay kampung house. Featuring approximately eight individually styled Kampung-styled villas, the Bon Ton Hotel is secluded yet conveniently located just 2 minutes drive away from the Cenang beach.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Each unique villa has a charm of its own and can accommodate up to 6 people in one villa, facing either the garden, the pool or the lagoon.

unique hotels in Malaysia

unique hotels in Malaysia

You can book your stay via their official website at www.bontonresort.com

7. Momo’s Kuala Lumpur

Suitable for party goers or solo travellers who don’t mind sharing space with other guests, a few nights at Momo’s Kuala Lumpur will be a trip to be remembered! It features 99 minimalist rooms with a little nook under the bed to slip in your cabin size suitcases or shoes.

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The real attraction of this chic hotel can be found once you step outside the hotel room and explore the MoMosita Taco Bar and The Playground - a dynamic, ever-evolving space that replaces the traditional lobby and plays host to a constant lineup of exciting events, parties and food pop-up.

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

Special promotion: Enjoy 20% discount when you book your stay at Momo's. Check out Momo's Kuala Lumpur official website to find out more info about their amazing offers and deals!

8. Colmar Tropicale, Pahang

If you are looking for a short escape away from the city without having to travel too far you can consider planning a relaxing staycation at the Colmar Tropicale, which is only less than an hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur. This French-inspired hotel exerts an imaginary realm for a perfect hideaway from the city amidst the serenity of the Bukit Tinggi Hills.

unique hotels in Malaysia

There are also plenty of fun activities to do here, such as flying fox, golf, paintball, and equestrian that will keep you and your family occupied during your stay there.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Special promotion: Self drive to Colmar Tropicale and get your toll fees reimbursed! Visit their official website at colmartropicale.com for more info.

9. Liu Men, Malacca

The beautiful design that blends eastern and western elements found in this meticulously restored shop-houses could convince you to spend your holiday at the Liu Men Hotel in Malacca.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Boasting an art deco decor design, heightened with Peranakan ambiance; each room embraces the unique history that is Malacca.

unique hotels in Malaysia

unique hotels in Malaysia

You can book your stay at Liu Men Hotel via their official website at liumenhotel.com

10. KLoé Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Be a tourist in your own city and see it through a new lens by staying at the KLoé Hotel. This newly opened hotel ( in Feb 2020) features 80 rooms and 5 artist lofts hugging a central courtyard, connected by open walkways and lush green walls.

unique hotels in Malaysia

Beside the standard and deluxe rooms, KLoé’s stylish lofts are unique as each individual room is inspired by artists lofts and studios and focuses on a creative theme: Art, Music, Books, Food and Gardens.

unique hotels in Malaysia
unique hotels in Malaysia

Special promotion: Book now with promo code ‘BOOKDIRECT’ via their official website at kloehotel.com to enjoy the best rate!

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