Must-see hotels in Malaysia

  • House of Journey

    The dorms here are largely unremarkable, but the six private rooms, although cramped and not all boasting their own bathrooms, represent a bargain for…

  • Pangkor Bayview

    Rooms are fairly ordinary (white walls, tiled floors, bathrooms in need of maintenance) but Pangkor Bayview is seconds from the beach, with activities…

  • Shalini’s Guest House

    This old, two-storey house across from the beach has a palpable homely atmosphere. Rooms are basic but neat, some have balconies and most have private…

  • Hotel Ban Cheong

    This long-standing Chinese hotel in the town centre has basic rooms. They're in need of updating, but it's an acceptable budget option for an overnight…

  • Hostel

    Each room has four beds (bunks in the case of Hostel 3) and a wall fan. Hostels 1 and 2 have attached bathrooms. Hostel 3 was partially refurbished in…

  • Sematan Hotel

    The four basic rooms here have tile floors and rudimentary furnishings. Bathrooms are attached but lack hot water. Situated 150m inland from the…

  • Rumah Rehat Temerloh

    Located in a quiet corner of town and surrounded by green trees, this hotel is well-worn but clean and friendly. Its 10 rooms are spread over two floors.

  • Forest Hut

    Open-air rain shelters in the jungle. There's no need to bring a tent, just bedding and a mosquito net.

  • Kangsar Hotel

    This no-frills hotel offers simple but spotlessly clean rooms right in the centre of town.

  • Hotel Robin

    Zero charm, but rooms at Hotel Robin are clean and staff speak some English.

  • Hotel Sri Garden

    Standard Malaysian midranger with capable, if somewhat musty, rooms.

  • Campground

    Camping is only permitted next to park HQ. Showers are provided.

  • Metro Hotel

    Old-school, slightly shabby hotel. Centrally located.

  • Lake Kenyir Resort

    This peaceful resort has spacious chalets with balconies overlooking the lake or rainforest. The restaurant serves Malay and international dishes, and the…