Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

Malaysia receives a large tick in the luxury hotel excellence box, owing mainly to the high standard of resorts and their stunning locations. Whether it's a glamorous city stay or a hotel with its very own Orang-utan sanctuary you're after, Malaysia has it all. We believe in quality not quantity, which is why our wonderful travel experts have cherry picked the best of the bunch when it comes to luxury hotels in Malaysia:

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Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Far East > Malaysia

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur includes the original Hotel Majestic which is documented as a national heritage site. This colonial structure was built in 1932 and became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time. Read more

Tanjong Jara Resort

Far East > Malaysia

Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara Resort is a 100 room getaway with an authentic taste of the region's spirit, and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality. Read more

Japamala Resort Tioman Island

Far East > Malaysia

The boutique resort of Japamala on Tioman Island invites guests to relax in an idyllic jungle setting. Wooden villas and cliff-clinging chalets are scattered across the resort’s scenic landscape, promising a nature-rich retreat. Read more

Cameron Highlands Resort

Far East

Known as the 'little piece of England in Asia', the Cameron Highlands Resort stands 1,500 metres above sea level, within the undulating hills of Pahang State. The hotel has grown out of an original 1930's cottage, and is crafted in a classic style, harking back to its colonial heritage. Read more

Eastern & Oriental

Far East > Malaysia

A magnificent hotel woven into the very fabric of Penang’s colonial era. For generations, this property has been viewed as a pioneer of luxury in the East, serving generations through two wars and multiple cultural advancements. Today it remains true to its heritage and presents the traveller... Read more

Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Far East > Malaysia

The Ritz Carlton is a stunning example of timeless luxury, with relaxing neutral shades and top quality furnishings. This is the ultimate sanctuary within the bustling Golden Triangle District of Malaysia’s capital. Read more

Gaya Island Resort

Far East > Malaysia

Gaya Island Resort is a luxury resort on the little known Pulau Gaya, the largest of a cluster of five islands that form the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Gone are the days where visitors to the island had to settle for a rustic beach hut, Gaya Island Resort has set the precedent for hotels in... Read more

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Far East > Malaysia

The resort is set beside the beautiful Pantai Dalit beach, north of Kota Kinabalu, and surrounded by lush tropical forest. Read more

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Far East > Malaysia

Borneo Rainforest Lodge is located in the heart of the Danum Valley Conservation Area – a remote 200 square mile area of tropical lowland rainforest in Sabah province. Read more

Lankayan Island

Far East > Malaysia

Lankayan is a tiny island in the Sulu Sea, off the northeast coast of Borneo, reached by a one-and-a-half-hour boat ride from Sandakan, sitting within a vast Marine Protected Area. Read more

Shangri-La Tanjung Aru

Far East > Malaysia

For sheer ease of access alone this resort hotel is worth considering. Just ten minutes from Kota Kinabalu Airport Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru is also within easy reach of the city centre and several pristine coral islands. Read more

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa

Far East > Malaysia

Amid lush grounds on the shores of the South China Sea, Bunga Raya Resort & Spa is everything and more when you picture when considering Borneo. Surrounded by nature, this is a jungle-meets-beach retreat. Read more

Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Far East > Malaysia

Reconnect with nature in a private eco-resort of just 20 bungalows nestled in Malaysia’s largest wildlife reserve, and by large we mean twice the size of Singapore. Tabin Wildlife Reserve occupies an expansive area of dipterocarpaceae rainforest in the eastern part of Sabah, and is coloured in... Read more

Myne River Resort

Far East > Malaysia

This boutique jungle lodge is made up of rustic chalets dotting the hillside on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. The natural beauty extends to the lodge being backed by a wildlife reserve of Borneo jungle. All the key ingredients to an animal-lover’s paradise really... Read more

Sepilok Nature Resort

Far East > Malaysia

Nestled within tropical gardens, the 23 chalets of the Sepilok Nature Resort are the perfect base from which to explore the neighbouring Kabili-Sepilok Rainforest Reserve which is home to all manner of flora and fauna, including those famous orange fellows, the orangutan. Read more

The Datai

Far East > Malaysia

Situated on the north-western tip of the island of Langkawi, the Datai is an idyllic natural retreat set in the heart of virgin rainforest. Read more

Four Seasons Langkawi

Far East > Malaysia

Designed with Moorish influences throughout, the property doesn't feel like part of a chain, and sits comfortably in its environment. Read more

Pangkor Laut

Far East > Malaysia

Pangkor Laut is a privately owned 300-acre island fronted by white sand beaches and fringed by rain forest. Read more

Temple Tree

Far East > Malaysia

Located in a former coconut plantation near to a lagoon, the setting of the boutique Temple Tree is stunning, and it’s also just a short drive from one of the best beaches on the island. Read more

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