Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
The 21-room Villa Samadhi - A Samadhi Retreats Property is an upscale, romantic retreat within a short drive of the bustling city. Serene, villa-like rooms have luxurious features such as scenic whirlpool tubs and pool-view furnished balconies. This property is a popular destination not only for visiting newlyweds, but for local honeymooners as well. Couples come to enjoy the romantic, Malaysian-inspired atmosphere at the peaceful restaurant and the tranquility of the lagoon-like pool, surrounded by greenery and natural shade. It's not a good pick for most families, though, as rooms aren’t designed for children under 12 years of age, and some guests have had issues with mosquitoes. For a more family-friendly option, travelers could consider the PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur.
This three-pearl boutique hotel is a 10-minute walk from Berjaya Times Square and Imbi Monorail station, making it ideal for shopping and exploring the city. The hotel is modern, with colorful Parisian-inspired decor. All 42 rooms are spacious, modern, and well-appointed, featuring flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, rainfall showers, and free Wi-Fi. A variety of quirky themed rooms are available, though the look is sometimes over the top. A restaurant serves Malaysian, Japanese, and European dishes, as well as a free daily buffet breakfast. Other features include a fitness center, meeting rooms, and a free daily shuttle bus. Travelers looking for shops right on their doorstep should consider the Aloft Sentral Hotel instead, which is attached to Nu Sentral Mall, though its price point is slightly higher.
Dim lighting, eclectic modern decor, and electronic music throughout its common areas make this three-pearl boutique hotel an unconventional find in the busy Golden Triangle area of Kuala Lumpur. Located near a former red-light district, the property is walkable to nightlife and the Pavilion mall, and thanks to several public transport options across the street, it’s easy to reach the city’s main attractions. The 138 efficiently designed rooms accommodate mini-fridges, work desks, and sleek bathrooms, but many lack windows. Amenities are limited; there’s no business center or restaurant and the gym is small and dark. Breakfast is mediocre, but the wine and cigar lounge has a laid-back vibe and Avant Garde look that young adults in particular will love. The nearby Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur has slightly higher rates, but a nicer breakfast and an outdoor pool.
The three-pearl Ansa Kuala Lumpur offers stylish accommodation, smack dab in the center of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Surrounding streets are bursting with shops, restaurants, and malls, including hotspot, Pavilion Mall. The 168 contemporary rooms have rainfall showers, modish underwater photography, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. With little more than the downstairs Starbucks and an all-day cafe, features here are thin, but rates are attractive, and the location is unbeatable. The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur Hotel has more on-site, including a pool, but it's less stylish.