In need of a break this weekend? Heading to Kuala Lumpur but unsure of where to stay? Malaysia, in general, is known for its affordability; not just in terms of shopping but lodging too! When visiting the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, staying near the city centre or popular attractions could go a long way in helping you escape massive traffic jams and maximize your time there. So, we’ve compiled a list of ideal hotels for you to stay at during the weekend – just take your pick!
1. The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
You’ll find this lovely hotel, The Kuala Lumpur Journal, located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre – Bukit Bintang. Featuring immaculate rooms in 3 different deluxe styles, take your pick from either the Deluxe Twin, Deluxe King, or Superior Deluxe! Eclectic yet contemporary chic, this hotel is full of Instagrammable spots for you to snap away at. The outdoor infinity pool is also a must-visit especially at night, where you can have a splashing good time while admiring the panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur’s city skyline.
Gather around, shoppers! This one's for you. The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel boasts easy accessibility to a variety of shopping locations and is also within walking distance from the Petronas Towers! Apart from shopping, this hotel is right beside the nightlife hub of Changkat neighbourhood, as well as Kuala Lumpur’s foodie’s mecca, Jalan Alor! So, if you are in Kuala Lumpur for a short holiday over the weekend, this hotel is a perfect choice.
Rates: Starts at SGD112 per night
Address: No. 30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200
2. Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Want to experience a weekend in a fancy hotel minus the expensive rates? If you happen to be in Chow Kit, consider your wish granted! Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, which is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, is a brand new 5-star urban-chic hotel catering to your whims and fancies. This contemporary hotel boasts 184 rooms with a minimalistic yet stylish interior, each equipped with a free minibar, free WiFi and an espresso coffee machine for your daily caffeine fix.
The rooftop of the hotel holds an infinity pool and bar where guests can lounge all day and watch the Kuala Lumpur skyline light up spectacularly at night. The Snug and Brasserie 25 are in-house restaurants which look after the dining needs of the hotel guests, with both local and international menus. You are also just a stone's throw away from traditional local restaurants, such as Restoran Yut Kee and The Row. If you are thirsty for some fun and shopping, the fashion and entertainment capital of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, is only a few minutes away from Hotel Stripes.
Rates: Starts at SGD289 per night
Address: 25 Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia
3. DoubleTree by Hilton
Are you an urbanite who revels in energetic city nights and watching buildings light up as the sun goes down? Then, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the perfect accommodation for you! Located in the heart of the city, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a 5-star hotel at a fairly affordable rate. Boasting 5 bars and restaurants with an international menu, to an outdoor pool and even wedding services, this hotel has everything you could possibly need.
Nestled in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur promises close proximity to many landmarks, from the Petronas Towers to Suria KLCC Shopping Centre and Chinatown for a cultural trip. If you are flying to Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur will be one of the closest hotels to the city's international airport. With comfortability guaranteed and a whole host of attractions nearby, a weekend getaway to KL seems pretty tempting, doesn’t it?
Rates: Starts at SGD134 per night
Address: The Intermark 348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, 50400, Malaysia
Weekend Promotion: Internet access, Continental breakfast, and late checkout
4. The Majestic Hotel
Dropping into KL Sentral for the weekends? Book a stay at The Majestic Hotel and you're in for a treat! Rediscover colonial charm in the original historic building of the hotel, built in 1932 for the British. As the only heritage hotel in the country, The Majestic Hotel offers grand services to whoever enters its premises. Relax at the spa near the pool, have afternoon tea in the Tea Lounge, go for a breath of fresh air in The Orchid Conservatory, dine in their Colonial Café, and socialise the night away in their iconic bar with music by the legendary Maestro Alfonso Soliano. They even have a Screening Room, where you’ll be able to watch classic black and white movies from the ‘30s onwards!
This classic hotel stands amidst various landmarks in KL Sentral. When you book into The Majestic for the weekend, you won’t have to worry about travelling time. The city's most prominent buildings, such as the National Mosque, Merdeka Square, Malaysian Houses of Parliament, Islamic Arts Museum, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and the Golden Triangle is only a few minutes ride away! The Majestic Luxury Coach services also operate regularly to Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, Starhill Gallery, and Mid Valley Shopping Mall for all you shopaholics.
All in all, a weekend's worth of stay in The Majestic Hotel will get you to nearby must-visit places in a jiffy, whilst experiencing the grandeur of the thirties in Gatsby-esque style.
Rates: Starts at SGD177 per night
Address: 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur 50000 Malaysia
5. The Gardens Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur
Luxury living with shopping right at your footstep? That’s exactly what The Gardens Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur provides. Located in the Mid Valley City area of Kuala Lumpur, this hotel is directly connected to The Gardens Mall and the Mid Valley Megamall, which is every shopper's haven! With 430 options in the megamall and 200 upmarket retail stores in The Gardens Mall, you will be spoilt for choice the moment you step out of the hotel!
So, if you are in for a luxury stay without breaking your bank, this 5-star hotel is the way to go. Head to the infinity pool and terrace for a refreshing morning dip, or opt for a languid time lounging on the deck chairs with a cocktail in handmade complete with panoramic views of the city. Delight your palate with French Japanese fusion cuisine at the award-winning Sage Restaurant & Bar, or indulge in a la carte dining at The Spread whilst admiring beautiful vistas overlooking the Klang River.
The Gardens Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur is the place to be if you're in Kuala Lumpur for a weekend of shopping and dining galore!
Rates: Starts at SGD113 per night
Address: The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Weekend Promotion: Up to 20% off room rates, free Wifi
6. Villa Samadhi
If you’ve got a little more money to spare on accommodation, Villa Samadhi is a luxury boutique hotel that’s worth the splurge. Can you believe this rustic-chic hotel is actually located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape? Designed and catered specially for couples, this idyllic abode is perfect for guests who want to explore the city by day, and retreat to serenity by night. This sanctuary is also embellished with a beautiful lagoon pool, providing direct access to the pool for rooms on the first floor, as well as a cozy rooftop bar and an in-house restaurant serving local and western cuisine.
Boasting 21 amazing villas with minimalistic interiors, you’ll feel right at home with the cozy ambiance and soothing wood furnishings. Some of the villas also come with their own whirlpool tubs, private verandahs and even plunge pools! Awesome or what? The Loft, in particular, allows you to enjoy the stellar view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline as you luxuriate in your outdoor pool. Craving a much-needed escape to refresh and rejuvenate? Villa Samadhi is your answer.
Rates: Starts at SGD250 per night
Address: 8 Persiaran Madge off Jalan Madge, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
So, what else are you waiting for? Take your pick now and pack your bags – your weekend getaway in Kuala Lumpur awaits! Want more hotel options? Head over to TripZillaSTAYS and start browsing!