Here are Malaysia’s best hotels in 2018 based on travel group type, ranging from families to friends. For each group type we tell you why it’s the best. Based on the thousands of Malaysia hotels, these are our top picks for 2018!
Families – with teens / with infants
Couples – that are long term / that are new
Friends – that are groups / that are best friends
Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Why it’s the best: For families with teens, lots of space and things to do is what matters most when it comes to choosing a hotel. Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s huge rooftop pool and spacious 2-bedroom deluxe rooms designed for families, make the centrally located Kuala Lumpur hotel the choice for families with rambunctious teens. To tip the scales even further in favour of the hotel is the gigantic indoor theme park located in the mall attached to the hotel.
With gorgeous views of the city at night, and other enjoyments including luxury spa treatments, one of the city’s largest rooftop pools, fine dining, and a lounge bar where specialty cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are served, Berjaya is prime stomping ground for families on a trip to KL.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor
Why it’s the best: For families with younger kids, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour Johor is ideal as it’s right next to a theme park! Legoland and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town are literally just a minute’s walk from the waterfront hotel. With popular children’s cartoon characters including Pingu, Bob the Builder, and Thomas and Friends, a visit to the theme park will be nostalgic for parents while at the same time a new, fun, experience for the kids!
The hotel is also stacked with its own leisure facilities including an infinity pool, themed family rooms, and a buffet restaurant for hungry families and their toddlers after days of fun.
that are longterm
Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Why it’s the best: Long term couples that are saving for a flat, or who can’t go on extended romantic holidays because they have kids, will find their ideal romantic getaway on nearby beach resort Port Dickson.
Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, the coastal town’s premier luxury resort, has all the sexy in-room features you’d want on a lover’s escape including a private pool, king sized beds, and even a private sauna on the balcony. Sporty couples can also go jet skiing or banana boating.
that are new
Thistle Johor Bahru
Why it’s the best: For new couples on their first romantic trip together, some good ideas on making it a holiday to remember is to get pampered, keep it short, and build the trip around the interests of both people (and try new things). On the Malaysia-Singapore border, Johor Bahru is great for hotel-oriented travel given the numerous affordable luxury hotels. Five-star Thistle Johor Bahru is among the best of these hotels.
With access to the Executive Lounge, where an elevated breakfast spread and evening cocktails are served each day, the Executive Seaview Room is great for couples wanting to enjoy their hotel experience to the max. More reasons why couples love this hotel include its two-level resort-style pool, top-notch international restaurants, and the delicious deep tissue massages offered at the whirlpool equipped spa.
that are groups
Doubletree by Hilton Johor Bahru
Why it’s the best: Is your group trip a hen/stag-do or just a time honoured tradition of bonding with good friends? The exceptional service, comfort, food, cleanliness, and facilities are what guests single out from their stays at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru. The sleek design, with focus on earth tones, space, and natural lighting, not to mention an awesome furniture selection, makes friends feel right at home and in the mood to chat for hours on end.
With executive lounge access, a spacious living room, and a large walk-in rain-shower, the King One Bedroom Suites are a favourite among groups of friends. The outdoor pool, and scrumptious food selection at the Makan Kitchen is the icing on top of this hotel stay.
that are best friends
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Why it’s the best: Malaysia’s best hotel for best friends has got to be the airy Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. First impressions are the great location, situated right beside the Sentral Station, and the modern rooftop infinity pool that’s open till late and Tiki-themed rooftop bar. When you and your bestie step into your hotel room you’ll instantly feel natural light pouring through the high windows, overlooking the KL skyline.
Request an Urban Room that’s higher up for great views. With plush bedding, chargers for electronics provided in-room, and walk-in showers and wall-to-wall mirrors, you know the hotel had young friends in mind when designing its rooms. And from guest reviews, Aloft succeeds in addressing the comfort of each individual.