Malaysia never fails to surprise its visitors. Travellers across the globe visit this beautiful land just to soak in the varied experiences it provides. To support some of the best adventures are a range of hotels that offer unique stays in Malaysia. Check out some of the unique hotel experiences that ensure you a comfortable yet memorable vacation.

Unique hotels in Malaysia

Image: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands

Unforgettable Hotel Stays in Malaysia



Templer Park Rainforest Retreat: Sleeping in a rainforest

Imagine sleeping in a rainforest retreat atop a hill blanketed by greenery. You get to choose out of a villa or container accommodation. Take in the fresh vibes of the beautiful scenery around you, and calm your mind away from the fast-paced life of the city.

Barely 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, this accommodation gives you a panoramic view of the Kanching Rainforest Reserve and provides viewing decks to catch a glimpse of the mountains and lake nearby. During your stay, you are bound to have close encounters with beautiful birds, monkeys, colourful butterflies, monitor lizards, fireflies, bats and squirrels for sure.

Begin your day with the chirping of birds and retire for the night after a fulfilling meal, swim and sauna. Lie by the hammocks, book a refreshing spa and rejuvenate your senses to detach yourself from the busy world.

Templar Park Rainforest Retreat, Kuala Lumpur CC 2.0 / Luca

Capsule by Container Hotel: Layover in a capsule

Have you ever felt the need of sleeping at the airport? Don’t you need some space and a comfortable bed for yourself during long hauls and layovers? Resting in a pod equipped with basic facilities on the go is every traveller’s dream.

Available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) itself, Capsule by Container Hotel is the most convenient and unique hotel experiences you could find in Malaysia. The best part is that it doesn’t discriminate between different flights or carriers booked. As long as you need a place to rest and go, you have it equipped with shower cubicles, sleep chambers, locker rooms and Wi-Fi. The concept is purpose-built and perfect for anyone willing to spend a little on stretching their back during a tiring journey.

Capsule by Container Hotel, KLIA2

Pangkor Laut Resort: Sleeping in tranquillity

Sleeping in a secluded bay on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is a resort that offers tropical bliss in a garden setting. This property in Perak is nothing short of a sweet dream. This is your contemporary home on the beautiful, private bay of Pangkor Laut island.

Stay in villas offering garden, beach or hill views and enjoy body massages in a secluded set-up of The Spa Village, go jungle trekking or simply take up a boat excursion for fishing or snorkeling. Rest assured, you are going to wake up rejuvenated. If luxury is on your mind, take up a private cruise and enjoy an island excursion.

Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak

Hard Rock Hotel: Strumming to hard rock

Enjoy one of the most unique hotel experiences in Penang. Designed for Hard Rock fans, this particular property has its rooms and lobby themed around heavy rock. It is situated on the most famous beach, Batu Ferringhi. Dine and unwind over some good music, delicious food and vibrant décor.

To add to the zest, you can attend events or parties happening at the bar. Relax in the cool hues of greys and purple and enjoy the contemporary work-space. This stay offers not just luxury, but also comfort for the business traveller, party deck for the youngster and the perfect poolside for family gatherings too.

Hard Rock Hotel, Penang

Tanah Aina Fahad: Retire in a tent

Are you ready for the most pleasant eco-tourism experience at Tanah Aina? These eco-resorts are built with the aim of preserving the unspoiled rivers and streams that are left in the beautiful Malaysian land. The one at Raub provides a one-of-a-kind glamping experience alongside Lata Jarum, the famous waterfall of the countryside.

Imbibe the mystical sounds of the waterfall, the ripples of the river flowing through and the picturesque view of Sungai Dong. Wake up to home-cooked food and indulge in admiring nature trails and go jungle trekking. There is nothing better than spending a few days in an exotic tent in the lap of nature, less than 3 hours away from Kuala Lumpur.

Tanah Aina Fahad

The Happy Eight Retreat: Surround yourself with art

The city of Ipoh has a lot of murals and art all along its walls and alleys. Diffusing this artsy flavour into the unique art and culture hotel of Ipoh is The Happy Eight Retreat. The heritage accommodation provides one of the most unique hotel experiences in the versatile land of Malaysia. The building is composed of materials derived from local resources they are re-used, bent and given a fresh form to for a part of the hotel. It is the perfect concoction of modern style, art, nature and old-town vibe.

That’s not all. There are beautiful cabins with specialised artwork serving as your room for the night.

The Happy Eight Retreat, Ipoh

These hotels provide truly unique experiences in Malaysia. Serving as homes away from home, they are the perfect weekend spots to refresh and rejuvenate your senses, before getting back to work the following week.


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