Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur: The Best Hotels in Malaysia’s Capital

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Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur: The Best Hotels in Malaysia’s Capital

There are plenty of reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur. It's an exciting and vibrant city with a thriving culinary scene and a dynamic mix of architecture. Old, stunning mosques and temples share a space with towering skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls. Restaurants, cafes and narrow streets lined with food stalls offer an endless variety of delicacies to chose from. The list of things to do, see and eat seem to go on forever in this bustling city.

This popularity has been matched by a boom in the hotel industry. Now, there are almost as many places you can choose to stay as there are things to do. While it might seem great, it can also be a little time-consuming trying to whittle the list down to a single place. If you're looking at where to stay in Kuala Lumpur, these are some of the best hotels and places to stay that you can never go wrong with.

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Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur: The Best Hotels in Malaysia’s Capital

Top Ranking - The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Located just a few minutes from KL Sentral, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur has long been recognized as one of the grandest hotels in Malaysia's capital. It boasts two wings, the Majestic Wing, which is part of the original Hotel Majestic built just a little before the second world war and the more contemporary 15-story Tower Wing. The two wings differ slightly in style and price. The former consists of 47 suites that have remained faithful to an old world sense of luxury and grandeur, and each suite comes with a 24 hour butler service. The latter wing is a little more modern, but still maintains the original colonial elegance, luxury and style that ties the whole place together.

Facilities include a drawing room, a cigar room, pool, gym, spa, hotel coach and a Truefitt & Hill for the gentlemen's grooming needs.

Luxury - Mandarin Oriental

Unforgettable dining experiences, incredible views, an infinity pool, luxury spa, indoor golf and tennis courts are just a small part of why the five-star Mandarin Oriental is the perfect accommodation for travelers looking to pass their time in Kuala Lumpur immersed in splendour and opulence. Located between the world renowned Petronas Towers and the luscious green KLCC park in the heart of the KLCC area, access to high end dining, shopping and nightlife is incredibly convenient from here.

The hotel is also home to 643 stunningly elegant and comfortable rooms and suites offering different views of park or city.

Budget - The Bed, KLCC

Excellent location and unbeatable prices make this capsule hotel an excellent choice for travelers on a budget. It's possible to get a private room here but the cheapest rooms are the stacked single pod rooms. All bathroom facilities are shared, although clean towels are provided. The design of the hotel is modern, clean and minimalist and you'll find a shared lounge and luggage storage there too. It's the ideal base to explore the city from if your priorities regarding accommodation are that it be very cheap, hospitable, clean and centrally located.

Boutique - Villa Samadhi

This serene and luxurious, Asian-inspired boutique hotel is located in the upscale embassy zone of Kuala Lumpur, just a short taxi ride away from the popular shopping and entertainment district, Bukit Bintang. The spacious villas here form an arc around a large, palm fringed central pool referred to as the Lagoon, offering direct access from the rooms to the water. Bold, natural wood, stone, black cement and local bamboo accents used throughout the premises are a nod to traditional Malaysian architecture and the warm lighting and privacy of the grounds create the perfect atmosphere for absolute relaxation.

There are a total of 21 rooms including ten suites in the facility, all but two also include a private whirlpool or outdoor plunge pool. Additionally, all facilities at the hotel are exclusively reserved for guests only which helps maintain the strong sense of privacy and tranquility.

Near the Airport - Sama-Sama Hotel

Directly connected to Kuala Lumpur International Airport via an enclosed sky bridge, this 5-star hotel is an excellent choice for anyone requiring accommodation that's close to the airport. The hotel has 442 modern, clean and relatively spacious non-smoking rooms accented with the hotel's signature orange decor. Facilities at the Sama-Sama hotel include restaurants, an outdoor pool, gym, spa, sauna, jacuzzi and tennis court. Just enough for a little rest and relaxation before a long flight home.

They also have a 24-hour buggy service for travelers with heavy baggage, or just anyone too tired to take the five minute walk back to the airport.

Instagrammable - Alila Bangsar

Located on the upper floors of The Establishment building in the hipster neighborhood of Bangsar, every angle of every floor at Alila Bangsar hotel looks like an image straight off your favorite travel influencers Instagram page. Wooden floors, white walls, dark accents, lush foliage and an abundance of natural light which floods through ceiling to floor glass windows all help to characterize Alila Bangsar.

The open air swimming pool located on the 40th floor is a particularly instagrammable spot, replete with some luxurious day beds, incredible views and bright natural light. Other facilities include a gym, laundry service and chauffeur service.


When it comes to accommodation, there's plenty to chose from in Malaysia's vibrant capital, but if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, we're sure one of the places listed here will serve as an excellent base from which to explore the city. Whether you're looking for a wallet friendly spot, a touch of history, convenience, beauty or unlimited luxury, these six fantastic hotels span all bases.