Must-see hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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    Villa Samadhi

    It’s hard to believe you’re in the heart of KL when staying at this gorgeous boutique property that epitomises Southeast Asian chic. The black polished…

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    Majestic Hotel

    Originally opened in 1932 and the pre-WWII KL equivalent of Raffles in Singapore, the impeccably restored Majestic is one of the city's top luxury hotels…

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    Mov Hotel

    A contemporary sculpture of a white tiger prowling the lobby and a slide into its restaurant are just a couple of the fun, creative touches at this…

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    This chic pit stop for flashpackers offers a Zen decor featuring polished concrete and has a particularly attractive central courtyard. Mixed and female…

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    Alila Bangsar

    Having established its brand in Bali, Alila (which means 'supreme' in Bahasa Indonesia) has opened one of KL's most appealing new hotels. The pared-back…

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    Hotel Stripes

    Blown-up black-and-white photos of what this area looked like 50 years ago feature in the stylish rooms of this new small luxury hotel. Light filters in…

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    Kuala Lumpur Journal

    Sporting an urban vibe and appealing retro design, this boutique hotel is located steps away from Bukit Bintang's shopping and nightlife. Rooms feature…

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    Sekeping Tenggiri

    Providing access to architect Ng Seksan’s superlative private collection of contemporary Malaysian art – displayed in the rooms of the adjoining house –…

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    Reggae Mansion

    Grooving to a beat that's superior to most backpacker places, Reggae Mansion instantly impresses with its faux-colonial style and contemporary touches,…

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    Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

    There are only 55 rooms at this luxury hotel occupying the loftiest floors of a 59-storey building – which guarantees sweeping views all around. You'll…

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    Citizen M

    Opened in 2019, the KL branch of this hip hotel chain offers 210 capsule-like rooms that are more spacious than the Citizen M standard – request one with…

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    Mingle Hostel

    Occupying an atmospheric 1920s building, Mingle offers small but pleasant dorms and doubles. Most dorm beds are curtained and all come with locker (BYO…

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    Tian Jing Hotel

    Dark-wood four-poster beds are handsomely offset by crisp white sheets at this boutique hotel that successfully channels Chinatown's atmosphere minus the…

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    The Bed KLCC

    On the lower floors of the circular Vortex tower, this innovative hotel offers capsule beds with good levels of privacy – choose between 10-bed dorms…

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    G Tower Hotel

    There’s an exclusive atmosphere at this slickly designed property atop an office complex, where the facilities include a gym, infinity pools and a top…

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    Element Kuala Lumpur

    Book in advance for some very good deals at this stylish hotel that occupies the top floors of the Foster + Partners–designed Ilham Tower. Rooms are…

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    Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

    Designed for the Google generation of young creatives, Aloft is industrial chic meets plastic fantastic. Staff are super friendly and you have to smile at…

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    Wolo Bukit Bintang

    Checking in to this neon-accented hotel feels like sashaying into a nightclub. Mirror-clad elevators whisk you to corridors dimly lit by cloud-shaped…

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    Sarang Vacation Homes

    Michael and Christina run this appealing bed-and-breakfast operation. They have houses, apartments and rooms in four nearby locations and can accommodate…

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    Gold 3 Boutique Hotel

    The owner of this hotel has indulged his love of cameras in the interior design – and the results in the public areas are impressive. The cheapest rooms…