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Kuala Lumpur at night |© i.gunawan/Flickr
Kuala Lumpur at night |© i.gunawan/Flickr

The 10 Coolest Hotels In Kuala Lumpur

Picture of Jessica Dawdy
Updated: 29 November 2016
Kuala Lumpur is a wonderful mishmash of different cultures, with everything from Moghul to Victorian styles visible in its architecture. Combine these diverse influences with Kuala Lumpur’s status as one of Southeast Asia’s most prosperous capitals, and the result is a city filled with lavish, imaginative hotels. From hotels that draw on the country’s Malay heritage to more avant-garde modern designs, check out our list of Kuala Lumpur’s coolest hotels.

The Royale Chulan |© Phalinn Ooi/Flickr

The Royale Chulan |© Phalinn Ooi/Flickr

The Royale Chulan

The Royale Chulan is a luxurious hotel with a dramatic circular staircase in the lobby, gilt mirrors, glass cabinets and shining marble. The guest rooms are similarly ornate, featuring intricate woodwork, satin bed runners, and Chesterfield sofas. The real design highlight, however, is the hotel’s ground-floor garden, which is topped with a glass roof and decorated with fountains, trees, and elaborate chandeliers. On-site facilities include a spa, pool, gym, mini-theater, salon, and three fine-dining restaurants. Visitors can enjoy traditional Malay food at Bunga Emas or French cuisine at L’Heritage.

The Royale Chulan, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +1 60 3 2688 9688

Villa Samadhi

Villa Samadhi is designed to resemble an upscale beachside villa with a façade made of timber, bamboo and dried grass. Inside, you’ll find charcoal flooring, and earth tones with brightly-coloured accents. The hotel is centered on a lagoon-style pool, which can be accessed directly from the rooms found on the ground floor. Other villas have outdoor rainforest showers, indoor Jacuzzis, or kitchens that include the service of a chef who takes guests to the market before preparing a meal for them. The hotel also features a fine-dining restaurant and a picturesque rooftop lounge.

Villa Samadhi, Persiaran Madge, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2143 2300

Anggun Boutique Hotel

Anggun Boutique Hotel is set in two 1920s colonial houses that once belonged to the wealthy Chung family. The homes have been beautifully restored and feature the open courtyard found in the center. During the evening, this peaceful atrium is enchantingly illuminated with red Chinese lanterns which can be seen from many of the guestrooms. Rooms are decorated with teak beds, natural fabrics and dark woods, while the lobby features Peranakan tiles. This eco-friendly hotel also offers a spa, as well as an excellent rooftop resto-lounge that serves authentic Malay cuisine.

Anggun Boutique Hotel, 9, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2145 8003

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur |© Simon_sess/Flickr

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur |© Simon_sess/Flickr

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Despite its minimalist and modern décor, Le Meridien exudes an inviting, home-like atmosphere. The sophisticated rooms are decorated with warm brown tones, featuring silk drapes and large bathtubs with separate showers. Windows overlook views of the city and the nearby Lake Gardens, which is home to more than 18,000 indigenous plants, trees and flowers. The hotel also includes the city’s largest free-form pool, along with a fitness studio, spa and two excellent restaurants. Prime serves a menu of Australia and US premium meat cuts, while Favola offers pastas, pizzas, seafood, and other Italian classics.

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2263 7888

 

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, KL |© Edmund Gall/Flickr

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, KL |© Edmund Gall/Flickr

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

The guest rooms at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa are decorated in a variety of themes, including ‘Tranquillity’ and ‘Arabian’, while the Premier Room offers gorgeous views of the Sunway Resort City. The hotel is home to a landscaped, free-form swimming pool with a beautiful waterfall feature. There’s also on-site spa offering Balinese-inspired body treatments, a rooftop tennis court, and six on-site restaurants and bars. The hotel is bordered by Sunway Lagoon theme park and Sunway Pyramid shopping mall, connected directly to both by covered walkways.

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia +60 1 800 82 8888

The Majestic Hotel

A Kuala Lumpur icon, the Majestic Hotel has been welcoming guests into its glamorous rooms since before the Second World War. With rooms set in two buildings, the hotel’s enchanting interior features Roman columns, vintage wrought iron ceiling lamps, and a gold-leaf domed roof. The Majestic Wing, the hotel’s original building, exudes a timeless elegance with its polished wooden floors and claw footed bathtubs. The Tower Wing features more contemporary décor, while still paying tribute to the early 20th century with its black, white, and gold color themes. Colonial Cafe and Tea Room is a tea lounge and bar with an old-western-saloon vibe, while The Smokehouse is designed to resemble an 18th-century gentleman’s club.

The Majestic Hotel, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, KL City Centre Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2785 8000

The Majestic Hotel, KL |© Roderick Eime/Flickr

The Majestic Hotel, KL |© Roderick Eime/Flickr

Carcosa Seri Negar

Carcosa Seri Negara is set in a gorgeous 19th-century mansion that once belonged to Sir Frank Swettenham, British advisor to the Sultan of Perak. Set on a hilltop, this heritage mansion is surrounded by 16 hectares of gardens. The hotel includes 13 Victorian-style suites, including the Grand Makmur Suite which features two, private verandas, a colonial four poster bed, and lovely French windows, and four Stately Suites with high ceilings, and separate living rooms with views of the well-landscaped garden. A swimming pool and whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, tennis court, and a jogging track are also found on-site.

Carcosa Seri Negara, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2295 0888

 

 

Carcosa Seri Negara, KL |© mulberry leaves/Flickr

Carcosa Seri Negara, KL |© mulberry leaves/Flickr

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Maya takes its name from a Malay word meaning ‘illusion’ or ‘dream’. This chic hotel aims to incorporate elements of nature into its design, with bamboo panelling and flowing water elements. Rooms feature timber flooring and full-length window overlooking the city, plus junior suites include a free-standing bathtub. The hotel takes luxury to a new level with its free 24-hour butler service for all guests. Located on level 13, the Sky Lounge is the highlight of the hotel’s six bars and restaurants, offering stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower.

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, 138, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2711 8866

Courtesy Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Courtesy Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Maison Boutique

Hotel Maison Boutique is a uniquely themed hotel located a short walk away from Berjaya Times Square. The rooms draw on diverse themes, ranging from James Bond and Marilyn Monroe, to Arabian Nights and Fairy Tales. The Pink Fantasy Room is furnished floor-to-ceiling in various shades of pink, the walls in Mission to Mars are decorated so guests feel as though they are looking out the window of a spaceship at the surrounding planets and the Eiffel Tower rooms features a chic red carpet and black-and-white photos of the tower. The hotel also includes a fitness center and a pork-free bistro which serves Malaysian cuisine, along with a few Western and Japanese favorites.

Hotel Maison Boutique, 36, Jalan Baba, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2145 2929

Boulevard Hotel

Boulevard Hotel is a stylish hotel with gleaming marble floors and plenty of natural light. Plants, beige couches and deep yellow pillars are found through the public areas, while the guest rooms feature cooler tones of chocolate, gray and white. The hotel includes a pleasant café overlooking an infinity pool, a gym, several function rooms, and two on-site dining venues. Guests can enjoy wines, champagnes and cocktails at Living Room or browse the menu of local and Western cuisine at Wild Rice Restaurant, which features seating on an outdoor terrace.

Boulevard Hotel , Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 3 2295 8000