Malaysia has just about everything one could want in a vacation destination: beautiful weather, gorgeous water, interesting sights, and amazing cuisine. Whether you want to kick back and relax in a tropical location, or you're an adventurer who wouldn't mind getting up close and personal with remote tribes and wild animals, this Asian country may be your ideal getaway. The Malaysian peninsula and Borneo, which is shared with Brunei and Indonesia, provide an array of unforgettable experiences, stunning views, and sightseeing opportunities.
Because it's become such a popular tourist spot, there have been a number of luxury resorts and hotels that have come to the area in the last several years. The best hoteliers in the country provide wonderful accommodation and exquisite service.
Here are five of the top luxury hotels in Malaysia.
1. The Danna Langkawi
Located in the Pantai Kok region of Malaysia, the Danna Langkawi hotel and resort is surrounded by scenic views and lush greenery. The pool itself is a wonder to behold and perfectly mimics the look of the area's pristine waters. You can even lounge within the pool as the waters surround you. Aside from the beautiful setting, The Danna Langkawi features rooms that look like they came from a designer showroom. Each is carefully styled and filled with high quality, comfortable furnishings. Everything comes together to create a relaxing retreat where you can unwind and relish your own little piece of paradise.
The Danna Langkawi's staff is attentive and truly make staying at the beachfront resort even more of a pleasure. Amenities include a fitness center, hot tub and spa, bar and lounge areas, and an on-site restaurant. There are a variety of suite options available at the The Danna Langkawi, and nightly rates start at $240 per night.
2. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
Ipoh, Malaysia is host to an incredible hotel known as The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. It's a combination hotel, spa, and luxury wellness resort that provides the ultimate in 5-star treatments. Across its more than 16 acres, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is surrounded by some of Malaysia's most majestic natural features including limestone hills, jungles, waterfalls, caves, and geothermal springs. If you're looking to visit Malaysia to enjoy a peaceful sanctuary, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is definitely worth considering.
The variety of suites and villas is excellent. The hotel has garden villas with private pools, water villas next to the area's natural hot springs, and special areas where no minors are allowed to allow adults to relax in peace and quiet. The interior decor is contemporary and exactly what one would expect from a five-star luxury resort. Amenities at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat include health and fitness facilities, a spa, restaurant that serves delicious healthful dishes, a pool area, bar, and hot tub. Nightly rates at The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat start at $280.
3. Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
The Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur is a popular destination for visitors to the country, and one of the outstanding hotels there is the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. The rooms are styled with gorgeous decor and furniture, and swathed in soothing colors. Once you've stepped into one of the suites at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, you'll have no doubt that you're in a top class resort. It's in the middle of the area's Golden Triangle, which is full of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. In addition to hosting guests, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is equipped with the facilities to host business conferences and special events such as weddings.
Some of the amenities guests enjoy at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur include stocked minibars, laundry and room service, concierge service, a 24-hour workout room, spa, pool, and lounge area with a bar. Even the complimentary breakfast spread is incredible and full of gourmet treats. The price to reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur starts at $175 per night.
4. The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort
The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort, located in Bukit Tinggi, is absolutely palatial. The resort's look comes from it being designed to resemble an 11th century Alsatian castle. If you want opulent surroundings and luxurious touches in every detail of your stay in Malaysia, this is one of the best places to get what you're after. The entire resort is nestled among centuries old trees in a tropical rainforest, and it feels like you're in a place far away from the rest of the world. Inside the suites, you'll find modern decor and plush furnishings.
Natural nourishment and wellness is the focus here, which is why The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort primarily stocks organic toiletries and foods. The hotel's spa, La Sante, offers organic facial and body treatments to give guests a rejuvenating experience. If you've never tried an herbal infused sauna chamber before, you'll be able to receive all of its benefits at this state of the art retreat. Amenities at The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort include complimentary shuttle service and free parking, a free healthy breakfast, tennis court, fitness center, pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant, and bar area. Rates for The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort start at $170 per night.
5. Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, situated in George Town, Malaysia, has a storied history. It has welcomed generations of visitors for well over a century and embodies the elegance and sophistication of the British colonial era. As it has stood the test of time, Eastern & Oriental Hotel has grown to reflect the local area, it's unique history, and traditions. All of these elements are what make Eastern & Oriental Hotel one of the most sought after resorts in Malaysia. If you're looking to experience luxury while also taking a cultural tour, Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a great place to start.
Everything about this resort, from its pool to its suites, is immaculately fashioned and the very definition of luxurious. Best of all, the staff treats guests like royalty. The decor of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel's rooms is chic, but not at all overdone. All of the rooms here manage to pull off looking beautiful while avoiding feeling stuffy or pretentious. In addition to its fabulous accommodations, Eastern & Oriental Hotel offers guests laundry and concierge services, a gourmet restaurant on site, bar and lounge, pool, spa, fitness facilities, and shuttle service. Nightly rates at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel start at $165.
Written by Garrett Parker
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