You don’t have to cross the borders of Malaysia to land yourself in some of the most luxurious 5 star hotels in the world. Save your money from having to pay for those expensive flight tickets and use it instead to book yourself some ultimate, fairy-tale worthy pampering at these exquisite gems.
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This haven of a resort is nothing short of paradise on earth. Its award-winning world class spa provides some of the best treatments and service that will surely melt all your stress and worries away. Tucked in the greens of Berjaya Hills, the French-style castle is just 5 minutes’ walk away from the Berjaya Hills Resorts French amusement park.
Location: KM 48 Persimpangan Bertingkat Lebuhraya Karak, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 9-221 3888
Room rates: From RM685 per night.
Just like a scene from a romantic movie, this extravagant hotel has got it all; the lush rainforest, tasteful decorations and most importantly, the sandy and crystal clear beach. Time holds no meaning here as you enjoy the breath-taking sunsets and take a stroll through its privately owned natural reserve – which is also home to an orang-utan conservation and rehabilitation centre.
Location: Pantai Dalit Beach Tuaran, 89208, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: +60 88-797 888
Room rates: From RM800 per night.
The world-famous hotel chain incorporates classic Malay and Mediterranean design in its luxurious resort located right at your villa’s doorstep. Adorned with the UNESCO-protected mangroves reservation, it exudes tranquillity and clarity that charms you with a multitude of activities that can be enjoyed by couples or families alike.
Location: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4-950 8888
Room rates: From RM2,801 per night.
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Located in the very heart of the city, the Mandarin Oriental is within walking distance to countless touristic attractions including the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, and Bukit Bintang to name a few. Elegant and sophisticated, it’s the perfect place to be if you enjoy being in the vicinity of all of the finest offerings of the city.
Location: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 3-2380 8888
Room rates: From RM719 per night.
The private butler service, the white walls and shutters, the Victorian architectural design; this hotel whisks you away back to the British colonial era from the moment you arrive. Overlooking the Andaman Sea, it’s so easy to imagine that you’re stepping into the past, where young ladies in elegant gowns and parasols strolled around the gardens with their friends and family.
Location: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4-222 2000
Room rates: From RM780 per night.
“Am I in Ipoh, or am I in Bali?” That may be the question you will be asking yourself once you step into this picturesque retreat. Quietly tucked away amongst lush greenery, ancient limestone hills, natural geothermal hot springs and wondrous caves; it’s so easy to forget that you’re actually living in the 21st century.
Location: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 5-210 7777
Room rates: From RM1,244 per night.
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7). The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Set in between the ancient rainforests and the stunning Datai Bay, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort is a perfect getaway for both couples and families. The Datai Bay is recognized as the 9th best beach in the world by the National Geographic and the resort is believed to be first of its kind in South East Asia to have created its very own coral nursery – in addition to maintaining Datai Bay’s 8,000 year old natural coral reefs.
Location: Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 4-959 1088
Room rates: From RM790 per night.
8). The Loft - Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur
Specifically designed for couples, it’s the perfect honeymoon destination for lovebirds that are looking to enjoy their stay in utter relaxation and tranquillity within the city centre. This contemporary retreat is just a stone’s throw away from Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC and many of the city centre’s attractions.
Location: Persiaran Madge, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 3-2143 2300
Room rates: From RM721.70 per night.
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9). Gayana Eco Resort, Sabah
Nestled in a secluded island overlooking Mountain Kinabalu, this upscale resort is the epitome of luxury with its tropical yet contemporary architecture. Take a 6 minute walk to its Marine Ecology Research Centre and discover more about its efforts to restore beauty to the once damaged ocean floors.
Location: Gaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 88-247 390
Room rates: From RM1,462.26 per night.
Explore the true meaning of paradise while relaxing within its exclusive private bungalows – without all the distractions of the Internet. (Yes, they do not offer Wi-Fi service) Each bungalow offers you a stunning view of the Straits of Malacca, equipped with private sun bathing area and large balcony for you to embrace true tranquility and bliss.
Location: Pangkor Laut Island, Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 3-2783 1000
Room rates: From RM1,860 per night.
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