Need a little getaway from your busy schedule? Here’s a list of stylish yet affordable boutique hotels that you can check into and enjoy your ‘me’ time.
Almost every city in Malaysia is surrounded by 5-star hotels that are most of the time way above your budget. But all it takes is a little more effort to spot the small boutique hotels that are located in town. These hotels can give you the same experience for a more affordable price. To make it easier for you, we’ve listed down our top picks in Malaysia!
M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh
Located in the heart of Ipoh, this hotel is known for its whimsical architecture that reflects how the pre-war shop houses in Ipoh looked like. The rooms are cosy and come with a chic interpretation. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM151 per night.
The Ipoh Bali Hotel, Ipoh
Photo: The Ipoh Bali Hotel
Who would say no if they’re given a chance to experience what is it like to be in Bali when they are in Ipoh? Inspired by Balinese culture, the interior of this hotel is decorated using rustic natural wood with luxurious finishing’s to give the place a sophisticated and contemporary beach vibe. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM210 per night.
Courtyard at Heeren Boutique Hotel, Melaka
Known to be one of the most popular hotels in Melaka, this hotel is the exact interpretation of modern vs. traditional. All in all, there are 14 rooms and suites in total and each room has a different setting. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM200+ to RM300+ per night.
Hotel Puri, Melaka
Photo: Hotel Puri
Surrounded by antique shops in Melaka, Hotel Puri is only a stroll away from the historical sites. Prior to this, this antique Peranakan house belonged to the ancestors of Tan Kim Seng, a philanthropist and rubber plantation owner. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM165 to RM258 per night.
1825 Gallery Hotel, Melaka
This hotel is one of the newest boutique hotel in Melaka and was built from storehouse that was used to stock imported flour from abroad since back in the days. Influenced by the British and Chinese heritage, this place brings back good old memories just like how it used to be back in the days. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM173 to RM300 per night.
The Ranee, Sarawak
Photo: The Ranee
Strategically located in the heart of Old Town, Kuching, this place is the rebuilt and combined version of two traditional 19th century shop houses. It is spacious and is designed to express its own character and charm. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM285 per night.
Hotel Maison, Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Hotel Maison
If you have a ‘thing’ for themed hotels, this boutique hotel is a must-try. Located just 10 minutes away from Berjaya Times Square, there is a variety of rooms for you to choose from ranging from the ones called James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Atlantis, Space Odyssey, Fairy Tale and Arabian Nights. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM158 per night.
The Yard Boutique Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Bukit Bintang, this hotel is hit among tourist as its modern interior appeals to tourists around the area. If you’re planning to spend time in the city away from home, this is the place you should be heading down to. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM156 per night.
The Mesui Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
It is impossible to NOT notice The Mesui if Changkat is your favourite hangout spot. Possible inspired by Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, this place is comfortable yet trendy and is suitable for party goers who need a place to spend the night after a wild night out. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM145 per night.
The Blue Mansion Hotel, Penang
Hands down, this is one of the best hotels to feature on Instagram. The Blue Mansion was built before the 20th century and over time has been transformed into this beautiful indigo blue ‘palace’ by successful businessman, Cheong Fatt Tze. Each room has a separate theme and is furnished with luxurious amenities and precious heirlooms from the family’s private collection. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM500 per night.
Spices Boutique Hotel, Penang
Located next to some of the city’s top attractions and must-see destinations, this hotel is in the heart of the UNESCO area, which is convenient for guests to travel to and fro within a short span of time. For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM330 per night.