From Heritage Buildings to Trendy Hotels: KL's Unique Boutique Stays
by: The Beat Asia
March 24, 2023
Kuala Lumpur is known for its towering skyscrapers, cultural landmarks, and diverse culinary scene. But the city is also home to some of the most unique boutique hotels that offer a one-of-a-kind experience to its guests. From heritage buildings to trendy design hotels, Kuala Lumpur has various options that cater to all tastes and budgets.
Here are some of the most unique boutique hotels in the city.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur's Grand Hotel was originally built in the colonial era, and it has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel boasts 300 luxurious rooms and suites, as well as a private cinema, a spa, and several restaurants. Guests can take a dip in the hotel's indoor swimming pool or enjoy a cocktail at the rooftop bar, The Smoke House. The convenient location between the city centre and the thriving Bangsar neighbourhood makes everything in KL easily accessible.
Location: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2785 8000
The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel
The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel is a heritage hotel in the vibrant Chow Kit neighbourhood. The hotel features 113 rooms and suites designed with a modern and minimalist theme, while still retaining the traditional charm of the neighbourhood. It also boasts a rooftop bar, a fitness centre, and a restaurant that serves delicious local and international cuisine. At the rooftop bar, guests can enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine while taking in the stunning views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. One of the things that set The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel apart from other boutique hotels in Kuala Lumpur is its commitment to sustainability. The hotel has implemented several green initiatives, such as using locally sourced and organic ingredients in its restaurant, providing guests with reusable water bottles, and using energy-efficient lighting and appliances.
Location: The Chow Kit, 1012, Jln Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2778 6666
Just a four-minute stroll from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the brand-new KLoe Hotel is the place to stay for savvy travellers. It's difficult to spot because it's tucked up among the buildings in the heart of the Golden Triangle. The hotel's entrance is actually a concealed corridor adjacent to the Shell station on the main street. The lounge furniture, stunning parquet floors, and semi-industrial touches at KLoe make it hard to resist falling in love with its decor.
Location: Kloe Hotel, 227, Jln Bukit Bintang, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2772 1313
The Ruma Hotel and Residences
The Ruma Hotel and Residences is a luxurious boutique hotel that offers a contemporary design with a touch of local culture. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, the hotel has 253 elegantly designed rooms and suites that offer stunning views of the city skyline. The hotel also boasts a fitness center, a spa, and a rooftop bar that serves delicious cocktails.
Location: The Ruma Hotel and Residences, 7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2778 0888
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel is a trendy boutique hotel that offers a vibrant and youthful atmosphere. Located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, the hotel boasts 117 rooms and suites designed with a contemporary and retro-inspired theme. It also features a rooftop bar, a fitness centre, and a restaurant that serves various local and international cuisine. The hotel's exterior pink walls, blue pool, and white awning all create a warm, homey atmosphere. Interiors, however, feature a fusion of modern and traditional elements.
One of the main draws is the rooftop pool. The pool has a view of the KL metropolis, and throughout the day, the sunlight reflects on it, giving it a warm appearance. The pool area is lit up at night with vintage neon signs.
Location: The KL Journal, 30 Jalan Beremi, Off, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2110 2211
MoMo's Kuala Lumpur
Chow Kit's hip, social media-savvy MoMo's Kuala Lumpur is making a name for itself. These micro-rooms were designed by Akin Atelier of Sydney and provide all the comforts of home for guests. Each of their 99 sparsely furnished rooms has everything you need. In addition to its affordable accommodations, MoMo's KL also provides a "social area" for guests and locals to mingle with while they "live, play, and stay" in the city.
Location: MoMo's Kuala Lumpur, 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Contact details: 03-2776 6666
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