While many travellers to Malaysia will flock to Penang, Sabah or Malacca, you must spend some time in the countries capital, Kuala Lumpur!
A hotel sets the mood for your stay. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps!
While there are dozens of nice hotels in Kuala Lumpur to choose from why not add a level of chic-ness to your stay by staying in one of the coolest boutique hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
With unique designs, personal guest service, great locations; maybe one of the boutique hotels in Kuala Lumpur will be the perfect place to set the mood for your next holiday.
Discover Kuala Lumpur’s best boutique hotels:
Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
If you want a hotel with a seriously incredible view, look no further than Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur! This iconic Kuala Lumpur hotel has views of the Petronas Towers – the iconic twin towers which were formally the tallest buildings in the world!
Part of the Shangri-La group of hotels, Traders Kuala Lumpur is a sophisticated hotel. Located in Kuala Lumpur’s central financial district, you will have impressive views of the city from your room and be within walking distance to many of the city centre sights and metro stations.
Whether you stay at Traders or not, you must visit the Skybar. Set on Level 33, the bar is set-up each night around the swimming pool. Sip delicious cocktails, listen to great tunes and dance the night away while basking in the view of the most iconic views in the city. No trip to Malaysia is complete without a stop here!
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
Come for the whimsical Malaysian heritage, stay for the modernist rooms and rooftop infinity pool!
Tucked in the heart of the city center, The Kuala Lumpur Journal is a stylish boutique hotel infused with hints of retro and modern designs. From rattan chairs to pink walls and mosaic flooring, the nostalgic blast from the past brings tourists and locals from all the corners of the world.
The hotel is located in Bukit Bintang, one of the cities key tourist areas. On the doorstep find plenty of spots to shop and experience the cities nightlife. If you prefer to unwind at the hotel, the swimming pool club on the rooftop is a great spot to while away some hours.
Address: 30, Jalan Beremi, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Colonial-era buildings of Malaysia are well photographed and the architectured admired by many visitors, particularly when visiting Penang and Melaka. But you can find the remnants of Colonial-era in other cities, including Kuala Lumpur.
Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur, just steps from Jalan Alor and within walking distance to Berjaya Times Square, The Yard Boutique Hotel offers guests a highly personalised service for guests who want to stay in one of these repurposed Colonial-era buildings.
With just 11 deluxe guest rooms, each equipped with a huge plush bed, complimentary WiFi, and plenty of comfort in one of the best areas of the city – Bukit Bintang – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in Kuala Lumpur!
Address: 51 D, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
The Mesui Hotel
From the outside, The Mesui Hotel resembles the futuristic capsule hotels of Japan. However, once you enter you’ll find the perfect place to relax by yourself or with loved ones.
Situated in Bukit Bintang, The Mesui Hotel offers travellers budget-friendly boutique accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. Each room is fitted with either a Queen or Twin Beds and has an ample amount of space, plus all the mod-cons you need.
Personally, I would recommend for those staying just a few days or if you are planning to spend the majority of your time exploring the city. If you want space, make sure you book a Luxe Queen room, the largest room type in the hotel!
The Mesui Hotel is close-by the Petronas Towers and only a short walk from Pavilion shopping mall – one of the cities busiest and the starting point of many of Kuala Lumpur’s city sightseeing tours!
Address: 9, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
A unique take on glamping, the Container Hotel is a stiking find. Built from recycled shipping containers, the industrial infused architecture and designs makes this Kuala Lumpur boutique hotel different from the rest.
You have the option of sleeping in a campsite, concrete or private room. Each room has been thematically decorated to allow a group of friends or couples to enjoy their stay at the vibrantly and charming hotel.
Enjoy the minimalistic rooms with en suite bathrooms (complete with rainforest showerheads!), free WiFi, bottled water, and flat-screen TVs. This perfectly situated hotel is just 2-km from the Petronas Towers and close to Central Market. I highly recommend renting a bike (available on-site) and get out and explore the nearby sights on two-wheels!
Address: Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, Hotel Stripes is a new stylish boutique hotel in the city centre.
Rooms are stylish, modern, and a little bit colourful. Touches of edginess – iconic photos of yesteryear KL as striking features of the room, and bright pops of colour – blend well with the rich finishes of marble floorways and bathrooms.
Breakfast is complimentary in the hotel restaurant. Other on-site amenities include a gym, rooftop terrace, bar, outdoor pool and incredible city views.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, STRIPES connects guests to the pulse of this urban neighbourhood, right by the city’s business hub, and with some of the city’s greatest local food, art galleries, shops and legendary landmarks within walking distance.
Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
WOLO Bukit Bintang
Located right on Bukit Bintang, WOLO Bukit Bintang is within walking distance of most of the hot spots in the city: the Golden Triangle, Changkat Bukit Bintang, and more.
Rooms have a distinct rich, lush finish – think dark wood, glass, leather, and marble, but with fun finishes – bright patterned cushions, and bathrobes embroided with ‘WOLO’ for use during your stay.
Within the building, there are two already outstanding dining options: Brasserie Fritz and Mr Chew’s Chino Latino Bar or enjoy a drink at the polished wine bar on-site. You are also close to Kuala Lumpur’s best shopping spots – Lot 10, Fahrenheit88 Shopping Mall, and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are less than 200m away!
Address: Corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
citizenM Kuala Lumpur
If your looking for a budget-friendly boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur, look no further than the simply stylish citizenM Kuala Lumpur.
The no-fuss boutique hotel takes on CitizenM’s iconic disruptive attitude. Everything is designed to be smooth, convenient, artsy, and comfortable.
A total of 210 rooms are available in the hotel, all equipped with a huge XL king-sized bed. The rooms are by no means expansive, but the hotel makes it up for a smartly-designed one. Everything in the room is controlled by an iPad, from the TV to the lights, and also the room temperature
Best of all, this affordable luxury hotel is set a short distance from Jalon Alor, one of the cities best spots to eat!
Address: 128, Jalan Pudu, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Located amongst the Bukit Bintang district known for its shopping centres and nightlife, CHAOS Hotel is a great choice if you are seeking location, location, location for your accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.
Housed in a repurposed 5 storey building in the retail heart of the big city, all 33 rooms are well equipped with en suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, free WiFi facilities, LCD TV, and safe.
CHAOS is a design hotel, where the industrial building blends with funky art pieces and greenery to give it a lush feel.
For those travelling with family or friends, consider booking into Chaos Apartments for a little more space but the same great location!
Address: LOT B-1 Fahrenheit 88 179, Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Within the facade of the buzzed and lively Petaling Street is an industrial-tropical infused boutique hotel. The budget-friendly Lantern Hotel is located in the centre of Chinatown where tourists and locals can explore the much-loved Central Market.
Pared down, minimalist rooms feature just the amenities you need with colourful accented wall. Some of the rooms have balconies or terraces, so if you have a preference be sure to book in advance. Guests have access to free WiFi throughout.
This beautiful boutique hotel championing the use of wooden elements. A standout feature of the hotel is the in-house cafe’s open-air terrace, giving you a view of Petaling Street from above the chaos.
Address: 38, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
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