Ah, staycations. We love quick getaways, we love staycations, we love anything holiday-related all day errday. Even better when it has got a beautiful accomodation to boot, because it adds to the staycation experience.

If you remember, we’ve previously highlighted some unique Airbnb stays in Malaysia. Now, let’s take a quick look at (what we think are) 10 beautiful boutique hotels in Malaysia worth staycation-ing at!

1. M Boutique Hotel


M Boutique Hotel Ipoh

In 2013, Ipoh welcomed the M Boutique Hotel, an accomodation that prides itself in being a small, whimsical home away from home. Stylized compact is their signature, having taken great pain to infuse both Malaysia’s Colonial past and modern urban décor. M Boutique Hotel 93 chic yet urban Straits Eclectic rooms, replicating much of the pre-war shop houses found in the Straits Settlements, with a wicked twist.

For more information, visit their website here.

2. The Yard

The Yard Boutique Hotel

The Yard Boutique Hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur offers a stylish colonial house accomodation experience that’s a toss between the modern and the old. It houses a total of 11 deluxe guest rooms, coupled with various amenities and a courtyard for you to zen out and relax. Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, The Yard Boutique Hotel is surrounded by a shopper’s paradise and our city’s food street.

For more information, visit their website here.

3. Clove Hall


Clove Hall

Clove Hall is a private Edwardian Anglo-Malay bungalow located in a quiet residential street. Built on the site of a former coconut and clove plantation, the house has been restored and converted, featuring 6 individual suites with wooden floors, 4 poster beds, mosquito nets, and ceiling fans. The main hall is furnished with colonial and Peranakan-inspired décor and has black and white floor tiles, inlaid glass windows and etched glass light shades. The grounds have been transformed into a sultry tropical garden and a tranquil green-tiled swimming pool is nestled into it.

For more information, visit their website here.

4. Hotel Maison Boutique

Hotel Maison Boutique Theme Room

The Hotel Maison Boutique, in its quest to spruce and liven up the Kuala Lumpur hotel scene, believes it has something unique to offer; nuggets of inspirational abodes you’ll probably thought only exist in Vegas or Paris. Step into Kuala Lumpur’s one-of-its-kind boutique hotel where thematic rooms merge “rest, experiential and memories” to unique levels as you keep company with iconic names in the entertainment world, rejuvenate your senses in different realms, and partake serene, restful surroundings. All in a very cosy 4-storey enclave located off Jalan Changkat Thamby Dollah.

For more information, visit their website here.

5. Courtyard @ Heeren

Courtyard Heeren

Wander along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in Melaka’s Chinatown and the sights and sounds of this city’s colourful past still play on your senses. This has been called “rich man’s street” as it’s where the old Chinese and Peranakan merchants built their homes. The city’s history and tradition is the inspiration of the Courtyard @ Heeren, which offers a taste of the old world combined with the best in modern design and convenience. Courtyard @ Heeren houses 15 unique rooms, with each room designed in a specific style, combining the Peranakan style with modern elements.

For more information, visit their website here.

6. Hotel Penaga

Hotel Penanga

Hotel Penaga was originally 3 rows of double storey terraced houses and shophouses, built probably in the 1920s and renovated post-war. The owners bought them in 2008 and set about converting them into the sort of hotel they wanted to stay in. Today, this boutique hotel is a lovely base for exploring George Town, with spacious rooms feature antique furniture, restored hardwood floors, and Asian art pieces.

For more information, visit their website here.

7. Banana Boutique Hotel

Banana Boutique Hotel Penang

This newly restored century-old building is strategically located at Chulia Street, in the center of the commercial, financial, and heritage sites. It is only a walking distance to Upper Penang Road where you can find the most happening eateries, cafes, bars, and other night spots. The Banana Boutique Hotel itself offers an unforgettable experience through the heritage architecture and design and it is something you should not miss when visiting Penang.

For more information, visit their website here.

8. The Lakehouse

Lakehouse Cameron Highlands

Be prepared to be charmed by this Tudor-style boutique resort, The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands, an exclusive getaway in the natural beauty of the Cameron Highlands. Set in an area dubbed “The Valley of Eternal Spring”, this idyllic country house sits atop a hill overlooking rolling hills and verdant woodlands. A short distancce from Tana Rata and Ringlet, this refreshing 19-room destination boasts of amazing tea plantation views and the great outdoors.

For more information, visit their website here.

9. M Boutique Station 18

M Boutique Station 18

Brought to you by the same people behind the M Boutique Hotel (see #1), the M Boutique Station 18 accomodation is a different experience altogether. A more “jazzed up” version of the M Boutique Hotel, M Boutique Station 18 is biggish yet keeping with the familiarity that they are still small and intimate. Inspired whilst listening to jazz, M Boutique Station 18 showcases their latest home/lifestyle trend; monotone with a vintage twist!

For more information, visit their website here.

10. The Ranee

The Ranee Boutique Hotel

The Ranee is an exclusive 24-room boutique hotel strategically located in the heart of Kuching’s picturesque Old Town. Stylishly rebuilt from two traditional 19th century shophouses and ingeniously adapted to modern standards of plush comfort, The Ranee is unique in that every spacious room/suite is different – designed to express its own individuality, charm, and character. Step into The Ranee and you will be enchanted by the magic of old and new – a fusion style inspired by Sarawak’s rich colonial heritage and mysterious ethnic cultures.

For more information, visit their website here.

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