These days, competition is only getting fiercer when it comes to luxury hotel accommodations. With the emergence of boutique hotels, customers can now choose more quality surroundings without necessarily breaking the bank. There are more and more innovative entries in this category every year and we’ve compiled some of the best boutique hotel options for you to enjoy your stay in Kuala Lumpur.
1. Container Hotel
Even if you haven’t stayed in a container before, you’ve surely heard of this new trend of re-purposing shipping containers into comfortable accommodations. The Container Hotel is doing just that and also incorporating eco-friendly, sustainable materials into their designs.
On top of container rooms, Container Hotel has uniquely-shaped rooms called The Adventure Rooms which take the form of huge beer barrels. The super-single bed is technically for one person, but if you don’t mind the squeeze, two can fit just fine.
There’s bubble tea drinks just next door if you’re looking to relax with a drink, and they also have several bikes available for rent just in case you feel like exploring the city on two wheels.
Address: 1, Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2110 4388 or [email protected]
2. Chaos Hotel
Housed in a re-purposed building, this bizarre (and slightly worrisome) name is actually inspired from its trendy and modern design, creating a beautiful blend of industrial and modern styles. Located right in the middle of busy Bukit Bintang, this is one of the best locations ever if you’re interested in shopping, dining and exploration on a whole.
It’s also a great night spot to be staying at and there are plenty of bars available so you’ll just have to find the right one for you. If your taste spans towards modern contemporary with an industrial twist, this is the hotel for you. Almost every corner is set up for Instagram-worthy shots.
Address: Lot B-1, Fahrenheit 88, 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2148 6688 or [email protected]
3. Melange Boutique Hotel
If you’re interested in exploring Pasar Seni (or Sentral Market) and the nearby Chinatown, you’ll want to consider Melange Boutique Hotel. With an artistic design inspired by the graffiti in the area, the exterior is easily noticeable due to its mural of painted cats on its windows.
The interior is comfortably minimalist and there’s also a rooftop restaurant furnished eclectically with servings of contemporary European cuisine. It’s not a big space due to its prime area, but its proximity to the famous food street of Jalan Alor more than makes up for its modest size. It’s also a favourite for backpackers looking for a comfortable night’s sleep after a day in the city.
Address: 14, Jalan Rembia, Off Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2141 8828 / +603 2110 3132 or [email protected]my
4. Sekeping Backlane
This secluded and peaceful hotel can be found on the outer fringes of Kuala Lumpur. Otherwise known as Sekeping Tenggiri, this accommodation in Bangsar is perfect for those seeking a less crowded area. It’s a remodeled double-storey building that’s been tastefully designed in a minimalist and back-to-nature feel.
Beautifully furnished lofts greet every visitor and there’s even a small pool area if you’re interested in a cooling dip. If you don’t mind staying in a residential area, this is definitely something you can try out. It’s a great stay for lone travellers, couples, families and groups.
Address: 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6017 207 5977 or [email protected]
5. Bagasta Guesthouse
If you haven’t tried sleeping in a “kampung” or village house, you’re missing out. Then again, if your destination is Kuala Lumpur, you’re going to have a hard time finding just such a house to stay in. Bagasta can provide you with a “kampung” experience even in the midst of a bustling city. It’s well-designed with a beautiful mix of contemporary styles and antique furnishing, giving the place a unique feel.
Not only is the interior detailing exquisite and carefully chosen, you’ll also get to enjoy marvelous views of the Petronas Twin Towers from your room window as well as picturesque views of different parts of Kuala Lumpur.
Address: 56, Jalan Raja Alang, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2698 9988 or [email protected]
6. Hotel Maison Boutique
This boutique hotel does look a little out of place with its surroundings, but it is nevertheless a comfortable haven set within a four-storey building. Compared to other boutique hotels which offer contemporary designs and dynamic spaces, this one focuses specially on theme-inspired rooms.
With over 18 thematic rooms to choose from, your stay here will definitely be more than just a check-in, sleep and check-out experience. From a Marilyn Monroe inspired room to a fairy tale-themed room, this is a family-friendly hotel that dedicates itself to catering to personal preferences. If you’re alright forking out a little extra, you can get the Premiere Rooms or Executive Suites and enjoy a relaxing time in their lovely bathtubs.
Address: No. 36 & 36, Jalan Baba, Off Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2145 2929 or [email protected]
7. The Mesui Hotel
The Bukit Bintang area is always packed full of tourists and locals and the Mesui Hotel is right smack in the middle of it all. It’s easy recognisable by the cube-like structures adorning the exterior of the hotel. This is a good location to stay in if you’re a fan of trying out different kinds of food and enjoying the nightlife.
Inside, you’ll feel the vibe of the 70’s coupled with a modern twist and each room is designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. There are three types of room to choose from: Lush, Luxe and Loft. If you’ve always wanted to sleep in a loft, now is the chance. They even have a courtyard outside where you can sit in and enjoy a good read.
Address: 9 Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2144 8188 or [email protected]
8. The Yard Boutique Hotel
Located in a side alley, The Yard Boutique Hotel gives one a colonial feeling even in today’s modern era. A central courtyard is surrounded by 11 deluxe rooms. Each room is beautifully designed with wooden furniture and clean, white sheets adorn each bed. Even the bathrooms give of a unique feel, with polished concrete stretching from the floor to the walls.
If you’re feeling hungry at any time, don’t worry. The Yard Boutique Hotel is centrally located in the midst of tons of food outlets so all you’ll have to do is walk out and explore to your heart’s content.
Address: Lot 623 (51D), Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2110 2449 or [email protected]
9. WOLO Hotel Bukit Bintang
This is another Bukit Bintang hotel (yes, there seems to be a never-ending supply of accommodations in this trendy area) that’s located in one of the best areas for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife.
Just stepping in the hotel lobby area is enough to leave you speechless. All guest rooms are minimalist and compact in a beautiful manner. If you’ve always had a beef with small hotel rooms, you’ll definitely fall in love with their massive rooms windows that showcase a magnificent city skyline at different times of the day.
Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2719 1333 or [email protected]
10. Grid 9 Hotel
It doesn’t matter if you’re a typical backpacker or flashpacker; the Grid 9 Hotel provides for every budget. With a wide range of room sizes suitable for singles and families, this hotel is reminisce of a dorm for small groups. The hotel is well-maintained and clean so if you’re travelling on a budget, this is the way to go. It’s right opposite the Maharajalela train station and is also just ten minutes away from Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.
If you’re looking for a place to plonk yourself down for a drink, you’ll be glad to know that they have a large lounge (with Doof bags!) and gastropub on the premises. Each room comes with en-suite bathrooms and each sleeping pod comes with privacy lights and personal lockers.
Address: 9, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 9226 2629 or [email protected]