Need a break from all your stresses, but can't bear to leave the concrete jungle?
With pandemic restrictions wrapping up all around the country, many Malaysians are ready to get as far away from their jobs and routined lives as they possibly can. Yet, some of us are looking for a good photo to post even when we're relaxing by the pool.
Luckily for regular city slickers, KL is the prime destination for townsfolk to plan a getaway while being just a stone's throw away from their own home. And while KL houses some of the most luxurious hotels and sojourns in the whole country, you don’t need to break the bank to get a picturesque holiday that you can remember for a lifetime.
Here are 8 beautiful boutique hotels around KL for a relaxing getaway that'll brighten up your IG feed
1. The Chow Kit - An Ormond Hotel
Transport yourself to the 1960s. Amalgamating the richness of Malaysian tradition with modern taste and a layout to die for, The Chow Kit effortlessly blends the worldliness of the city with an element of cosiness and comfort.
With an array of suites spread over 113 rooms, each room has a historic and pleasurable feel to it that's unique from one space to the next. If you're feeling a bit peckish, make your way down to the Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar for some appetising cuisines in a throwback environment.
Starting from less than RM200/night.
1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit,
50100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.
2. KLoé Hotel
A home for the creative and curious is an apt way of describing the backdrop of KLoé Hotel. Stepping into an elegant setup, KLoé has all of the usual facilities you would expect from a boutique hotel. With a gorgeous urban swimming pool and a comfortable coffee bar, the biggest attraction here are the rooms.
While there are a variety of standard and deluxe rooms, KLoé stands out for its artists lofts, each dedicated to the celebration of a specific form of art. Among them include the 'Room to Draw', which has a complete setup for visual artists to sketch their latest creation, and the 'Room to Listen', that comes with a vinyl turntable and records from DJ Rudy La Faber to unwind and relax.
Starting from about RM150/night.
227, Bukit Bintang Street,
Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
3. Bunk & Bilik
Cosy and comforting, Bunk & Bilik is situated just off Jalan Ipoh in Segambut, and maintains a chic layout while offering an array of quality facilities. Transporting you to modern-day Japan, fool your friends on Instagram by making them think you're overseas instead.
With an all-women four-bed-dormitory among the rooms at this boutique hotel, lone travellers seeking security and comfort should consider this stay as a quick pit-stop before backpacking around KL.
Starting from below RM100/night.
646, Batu 4, Jalan Ipoh,
Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur,
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
4. Lantern Hotel
Smacked right in the heart of Petaling Street, the Lantern Hotel is just a short walk away from the major city centre, and some of the most alluring night-time attractions that KL has to offer.
With its own hotel cafe that possesses an open-air terrace right about the dazzling lights of Chinatown, there's even a communal indoor courtyard where you can sit back with a cup of coffee, or chill out with a good book.
A queen room starts at just RM90/night.
38, Jalan Petaling, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.
5. The Kuala Lumpur Journal
A place where nostalgia meets trendy opulence, The Kuala Lumpur Journal is in the entertainment hub of Bukit Bintang, just minutes away from Changkat.
With an array of facilities including their retro 20-metre salt water pool, a fully stocked gymnasium, and a poolside bar, the keen details with wheelchair access and meeting studios enhance this boutique hotel from somewhere you can chill with your friends to a hotel that welcomes all kinds of families for a quick trip.
Versatile and flexible, events from birthdays, anniversaries, company dinners, and weddings can be held in any of their six event spaces. Even when it's not made up in decor, you won't want to miss a chance to get a photo at every corner of The KL Journal.
Starting from about RM230/night.
30 Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
6. Indie Hotels Collection
Minimalism at its finest. Indie Hotel is based in Changkat, and somehow manages to captivate a crowd looking to blend business and pleasure. Encouraging individuality with a touch of luxury, it's hard to imagine that this was a pre-war building, considering how modern the interior design really is.
Exuding softness and cool tones, book a stay in any of their rooms ranging from Guest, Small, Medium, and Large.
Starting from RM150/night.
9, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.
7. MoMo's Kuala Lumpur
Described as a social hotel with micro rooms and major personality, come to MoMo's Kuala Lumpur for a chance to mingle and let off some steam by making new friends.
Located in the middle of Chow Kit, MoMo's has their own retro grill where you can order all the great Western platters just outside of your room door.
You can't miss out on visiting their 'Playground', an event space that hosts brand new affairs on different nights. From stand-up comedy specials, DJ parties, and even poetry slams, MoMo's is an ideal place for the biggest affiliative extroverts to have some fun.
Starting from just RM130/night.
316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL.
8. Tian Jing Hotel
Cultivating the landscape from the grounds of Jalan Sultan, Tian Jing Hotel is filled with ancient Chinese architecture and meticulous cultural designs.
Blending the structures' natural features of ample lighting and greenery with modern design, every room has its own balcony or patio, so you don't feel closed off on this busy street. Be sure to check out their classic coffee shop and lounge, to kick back and relax with a cup of tea.
Starting at about RM200/night.
66-68, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
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