Places to Stay in Malaysia

As they say, Malaysia is truly Asia! The best and unique places to stay in Malaysia tell you about it is two countries in one. While peninsula flaunts bustling cities, colonial architecture, misty tea plantations and chill-out islands, Malaysian Borneo hosts wild jungles of orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes, along with some pretty spectacular diving. Throughout these two regions is an impressive variety of microcosms ranging from the space-age high-rises of Kuala Lumpur to the traditional longhouse villages of Sarawak.
If there was one thing that unites all its pockets of ethnicities, religions and landscapes, it is food. There is Chinese, Malay food and delicious Indian curries that will not let the travellers ever go hungry. Malaysia is a bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. And as per the people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further adds to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves found in the best and unique places to stay in Malaysia.

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I am reflecting on the wonderful trip that I had to Malaysia. I would especially like to thank Thrillophilia. I would also like to thank all the hotels who provided so many amenities.
I went to Malaysia with my family and we enjoyed a lot there. It was fun exploring the beautiful places in the city, Sunway Lagoon theme park was the best part of the trip, we had so much fun there, the rides were so amazing and thrilling. we even tried the local food there, it was so delicious. The facilities provided on the trip like- stay, meals, transport, everything was really nice. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
26 February 2020
Amazing place tourist should visit once worth money. Plus I would like to thank thrillophilia for providing me the cheapest tickets and assisting me with each and every enquiry within 5 mins. You guys deserve an applaud. Loved your service in every manner weather it comes to ticket prices or after service all top knotch. Would love to book all the events from you guys from now. Thank you for serving me with such a great services.
13 February 2020
The bus ride made me feel that I was on the top of the world. I was so much enjoying seeing the crowds and places. Nothing can be better than this experience. Grateful to Thrillophilia for making my trip this smooth and wonderful.
13 February 2020
Saw many places like central market and little India and we could not stop taking countless pictures in the different spots.Must say, I was worried about the language thing, but the guide was so fluent in English, he explained everything to us in detail and we faced no trouble during our KL city of lights tour
I still can’t believe that I am back home. It was a great week in Malaysia. Got very good service from the people at Thrillophilia. I highly recommend them for your International trips
Had great holiday tour, all thanks to Thrillophilia, great service and support, looking forward to book my next tour with you soon
Thrillophilia orgainised everything! Our hotels, the guides, the driver and an air conditioned car. Everything was amazing and was on time. A big thumbs up to the team for such arrangements.
We had a trip of a lifetime. Thrillophilia was very accommodating and the team made sure everything was perfect. We can’t say enough about our Drivers – they kept us safe and comfortable and were sure to point out and stop at sites
I want to express my thanks to Thrilloohilia for an excellent trip to Malaysia. I found your presentations and organisation over the period very thorough, informative, exciting and enjoyable

People Also Ask About Malaysia Stays

  1. Which are the best resorts to stay in Malaysia?


    • Having a luxury stay just by the side of the beaches is what make the stay quite relaxing for you. You can visit the Bunga Raya which has beautiful villas on the beach make it an idyllic place for you to stay. The serene location makes the resort more appealing to tourists. If you are looking for something even better, you can also reside in Pangkor Laut Resort which comes with an extreme sense of luxury. Take a retreat to enjoy something truly exclusive and you haven't even missed out on the Banjaran Hotsprings retreat which is all worth the effort. You can also visit a smelly village which is close to this resort Tambun whose quaint ambiance is surely mesmerizing. Here are more options:


    • Gaya Island Resort
    • Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort
    • Pangkor Laut Resort
    • Four seasons Resort Langkawi
    • The Datai Langkawi
    • The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
    • Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
    • Four Points by Sheraron Sandakan
    • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
    • Seven Terraces
    • Bunga Raya Island Resort
  2. Which are the best places for camp stays in Malaysia?


    • The following list is extra special. Malaysia has always been blessed with many destinations which harbour the pristine beauty of nature in all its purest forms. So, from luxurious camping to bare essential living in the wild experiences, here's a list of 10 refreshing camping experiences you can have in Malaysia. This country boasts of some really interesting camp stays such as:


    • Canopy Tribes Johor
      Hibiscus Beach Resort, Sabah
    • Endau Rompin National Park, Johor
    • Cameron Highlands, Pahang
    • Teluk Bahang, Penang
    • Japamala, Tioman Island
    • Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Kuala Selangor
    • Kenong Rimba, Pahang
    • Open Sky Unlimited, Kuala Lumpur
    • Taman, Negara, Pahang
  3. Which are the best homestays in Malaysia?


    • Homestays in Malaysia are scattered all over the country, offering a plethora of unique features - some stand tall above water, some are treehouses and others have a pool inside the accommodation itself! Here are 11 homestays perfect for a Malaysian getaway with your loved ones:


    • Secret Penang Spice
    • China Tiger Studio Apartment
    • Terra Tree House
    • The Happy 8 Kuala Sepetang
    • Sekeping Tenggiri in BAngsar
    • Templer Park Rainforest Retreat Selangor
    • The Loft

    Rimba Mac Villa Melaka Retreat Guesthouse

  4. What are the best romantic resorts in Malaysia for honeymoon?

    From sandy beach resorts to chilly mountain stays and mod hotels, Malaysia's travel scene has got you covered for all your amazing vacation plans with your spouse. The Asian continent is blessed with an amazing selection of vacation spots which make it easy to forget home. Enjoy the following stays for a romantic getaway:
    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
    Gaya Island Resort
    Tanjong Jara Resort
    Pangkor Laut Resort
    Thistle Port Dickson Resort & Spa
    Avani Sepang Goldcoast esort
    The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
    Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa Hotel
    BuBu Long Beach Resort
    Berjaya Tioman Resort
    Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa
    Awana Hotel
    Permai Rainforest Resort

  5. Which are the top family resorts in Malaysia?


    In the regular hustle and bustle of the city life, it becomes extremely difficult for tourists to spend some time with your family. You can visit Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa which has all the five star accommodation. It is one of the finest places to be with your family and children since it has some spacious rooms overlooking the lush forests. 

    It has Golf and Country Club which will keep the parents and the children really happy. The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa which is indeed a tropical paradise with a wide variety of rooms and suites. The place also has a western kid club which becomes a major attraction for kids. Some moreoptions below:


    • Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
    • Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base
    • Holiday Inn Resort Penang
    • Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
    • Sutera Harbour Resort
    • The Andaman Parkroyal Penang Resort
    • Macalister Masnion


  6. Which are the best budget stays in Malaysia?

    Stays in Malaysia can go down to just 3 dollar per night as well. The options vary from stays at prime location spots to even just a bed per night. Homestays let you live the local life, enjoying local cuisine, meeting locals, basically breathing in the true Asia. Here are some options:
    Le Apple Boutique
    Tune Hotel
    Chulia Heritage Hotel
    Hutton Lodge
    Hotel Sentral
    Hotel China Town Inn
    Hotel Maison Boutique
    Sama Sama Express
    Grid Hotel
    Hotel Petaling
    Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur
    Alpha Genesis Hotel
    Hotel Geo Kuala Lumpur

  7. Which are the most luxury resorts in Malaysia?

    Luxury in South East Asia known no boundaries. To getting you a personal butler for the duration of your stay, to catering to all your dietary requirements, to arranging candle light dinner to the best of the facilities at the property, Malaysia has some fabulous options. Check them out below:
    Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
    Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
    Bejaraya Tioman Resort
    Tanjong Jara Resort
    The Andaman
    The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
    The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat
    Swiss Garden Beach Resort Damai Laur
    The Club Saujana Resort
    Gaya Island Resort
    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
    Club Med Cherating Beach Resort & Spa
    Pangkor Laut Resort
    Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island
    The Danna Langkawi
    Thistle Port Dickson Resort & Spa

  8. Which are the best beach resorts to stay in Malaysia?

    Having a luxury stay just by the side of the beaches is what make the stay quite relaxing for you. You can visit the Bunga Raya which has beautiful villas on the beach make it an idyllic place for you to stay. The serene locationmakes the resort more appealing to tourists. Find some options below:
    Berjaya Tioman Resort
    Duyong Marina & Resort
    Berjaya Tioman Resort
    The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
    The Datai Langkawi
    The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
    Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
    Four Points by Sheraron Sandakan
    Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
    Seven Terraces
    Bunga Raya Island Resort