10 Top-Rated Hotels in Malaysia

August 12, 2022 Christa Meece

Malaysia is a beautifully complex vacation destination, a land where ancient rainforests give way to multicultural city life. Capital city Kuala Lumpur is visually defined by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, while in charming Melaka the vibe is more quaint and historical. Many of the country’s national parks offer opportunities for fantastic whitewater rafting, and the exclusive Sipadan dive site (off the east coast of Borneo) is among the best in the world.
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1. Amari Johor Bahru

82C Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru 80000 Malaysia
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2048 reviews

Amari Johor Bahru

We’re at the centre of it all in the heart of Johor Bahru’s Central Business District on Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Whether you are here for weekend shopping or on business, you’ll find everything you need close by, and we’ll do all we can to brighten your stay. You’ll have convenient access to a variety of restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities and fashion stores, with Zenith Mall lifestyle hub, City Square Shopping Mall and Komtar JBCC (home to Angry Birds Activity Park) on our doorstep, as is Persada Convention Centre if you are attending on business. Culturally rich hotspots are just a short walk away. Learn more about the city through the Johor Bahru Heritage Trail, make the most of the discount shopping at Johor Premium Outlets and be sure to visit the Bazaar Karat Night Market. For the kids, LEGOLAND Malaysia and Hello Kitty Town are just 30 minutes away.

1st stay @ Amari

Reviewed By crazyhappydude

Called prior to arrival to inform that we were only able to reach after midnight and to had some arrangement made. Hotel was quick to accomodate. Night shift Afiq that was at the reception was friendly and efficient with his service. Requested for extension of check out time, Afiq was quick with his decision and extended an additional hour for me. Generally cleanliness of the room is acceptable just that there was a few water stains on the writing desk and carpet was a little dirty. Another bad part is there wasn't shaving kit in the room too and aircon in the middle of the night just increase by itself and ended up waking up sweating.? All this wasnt a very huge issue till the day of departure regarding the check out timing. I believe there was some miscommunication which cause a little disturbance to me. Received a letter prior to the day of check out stating the wrong check out time, called the reception to verify however next day at 12pm still receive a call from Operator saying my check out time is 12pm when it was extended to 1pm upon check in. Hoping for better communication when I return got my next stay.

2. Hotel Olympic Malaysia

Jln Hang Jebat Ground Floor, Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur 50150 Malaysia
Excellent
75%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Hotel Olympic Malaysia

Hotel Olympic Malaysia is a theme hotel authorized by the Olympic Council Malaysia. It is located in Kuala Lumpur city centre, next to the upcoming world's second tallest skyscraper-PNB118 Tower, right beside the Merdeka (SBK17) MRT station. The hotel has a total of 155 guest rooms, each with its own colour pattern theme. The hotel also has a rainforest restaurant, a bar and a meeting room

Really nice and comfortable room, but service was hostile

Reviewed By Sup3rnal

After more than a year since taking a proper holiday with our autistic son due to Covid fears, we decided to take a nice staycation with him at Hotel Olympic after reading some rave reviews about the rooms and the cafe. We were particularly interested in the Junior Suite with the cute double-decker bed/playhouse since it would be a fun addition to the room for our son to enjoy. However, we were put off from the minute we entered the lobby to check-in. Another reason why we chose this hotel for our staycation was that we had seen pictures of the "instagrammable" cafe which also serves good and affordable food. That would have been the icing on the cake for a staycation since we wouldn't have to leave the premises for meals. But when we checked in, we inquired about the cafe and we were flatly told that it was closed for a private function. No apologies, no consolation at all. We asked if we could order and take the food to our room and again, we were just told no, the entire cafe is closed for the function. No one from the hotel had the courtesy or bothered to inform the guests staying on those dates that the cafe would be out of commission beforehand. Had I known, I would have changed my dates so that I could actually enjoy the hotel fully. On that note, the person at the reception just told us to Grab our food, meaning to order via the runner service. Again, no apologies for the inconvenience, but instead we were warned to not stain the sheets or we were liable for the damage. We were talked to as though we were little kids visiting the mean stepmom's house, and not like paying customers. Despite taking a room meant to be occupied by a family with young kid(s), we could not enjoy any family time. We were constantly paranoid that even the slightest oily hand on the sheets would mean saying goodbye to our deposit or more. We could not rest unless our son was also asleep since we were afraid he would stain the linens while we slept. We definitely did not have any rest at all during our stay after chasing him around to ensure his hands were clean. We were planning on adding more days to our staycation if we liked the place, but we ended up cutting it short and looking for another hotel to enjoy some well-deserved time off. Here are the good and the bad of Hotel Olympic: GOOD - nicely done rooms, comfortable and great for kids - clean - well-equipped - affordable prices/value for money - location is somewhat strategic, but not very close to restaurants - great decor, perfect for pictures BAD - cramped bathroom - hostile in welcoming guests/conveying messages to guests. We did not feel welcome after being told we could not eat at the cafe despite the front desk displaying all the tasty offers and foodstuff - warning about staining sheets was not friendly - the window right next to the ramp to climb up to the top bunk of the kids' bed could not be locked, which is very dangerous; especially considering that the room is for a family. It is an accident waiting to happen - the roof of the playhouse fell off, exposing nails - only one elevator was functioning, and it was very slow All in all, for the hotel alone, I would recommend it to others. It's nice and cozy, definitely worth another stay. However, based on the service, I would not recommend it. Some may say that I am asking too much from a 3-star hotel, but I've stayed at other 3-star hotels and they treat guests much better. I understand taking care of the hotel property and ensuring they are not damaged, and I am all for that. I will definitely take responsibility and pay up if I caused any damage to the hotel property, but the hotel should also train their front desk employees to be more polite to guests, and not treat them like they are staying for free. Good service can be the difference between a forgettable stay and a fantastic experience. Good manners are free, while bad manners can bear a heavy price, especially in the service industry. I hope the hotel will do more to improve its customer service.

3. PARKROYAL Penang Resort

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3975 reviews

PARKROYAL Penang Resort

Surrounded by the lush greenery in Batu Ferringhi beach or "Foreigner's Rock," PARKROYAL Penang Resort is an idyllic retreat offering delightful hospitality as warm as tropical sun. The resort is situated right on the beach and within walking distance to the famed Batu Ferringhi Night Market, well-connected to island-wide attractions including ESCAPE theme park, Entopia (Butterfly Farm), Georgetown, the oldest colonial city in Malaysia and listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, iconic temples, The Habitat, Penang Hill and many more. It is also situated 45-minutes from Penang International Airport (PIA).

None

Reviewed By edwinlow96

This Hotel Is great .. Especially for the kids and the Art work for kids . My kids enjoy it very much they learn to do flower and etc... clean hotel Friendly Staff Will pay visit again on this hotel .

4. LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel

No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Johor Bahru 79250 Malaysia
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3846 reviews

LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel

Average rating

Reviewed By Santha73

First of all....there are ants in room. Far from the Senai airport. The grab charges is pricy from RM38 to 50 per ride. It may more pricy during peak hours. Recommended to take Air Asia car ride Highly recommended for family with kids. Kids will enjoy the stay. Friendly staff. Room is spacious. Parents room separated with kids room by sliding door. Kids room with double deck bed with extra sliding bed at the bottom. Can accommodate 3 kids. Buffet breakfast menu is with variaty of choices. Near by restaurant are only fast food outlets such as Chicken rice shop, secret recipe etc. Walking distance. And there is a cold storage under same roof. Theme Park is recommended for the kids age 7 to 15 years. Nothing much for kids below 6 years. It'll be a waste. To avoid long que and waiting time, it's recommended to go during weekdays. We went there on Friday. Less people. We go all the rides twice without queing. We went again next day on Saturday. All the rides need to que for 2nd time Less activities in water theme park As usual food are pricy in the Theme park & not allowed to bring in outside food.

5. Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7797 reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a trendy hotel that sets itself apart from the conventional beach resort; blending rich music culture, contemporary design, and family friendly facilities. The 6-storey hotel boasts 250 rockin' rooms and suites, most of which feature beach frontage. The modern structure is completed with tastefully furnished bedrooms such as sensual guest bathrooms, Sleep Like a Rock(R) signature bed and modern in-room amenities. All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 50-inch LCD TVs, BOSE Sound Systems, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired connectivity and an interactive IPTV system with free HD Blockbuster movies on demand. At the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we serve rockin' food that is suitable for everyone; authentic American cuisine at the world famous Hard Rock Cafe, delicious Italian food at the Pizzeria and Asian and International cuisine at The Starz Diner. Hard Rock Hotel Penang features the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysian. With a large play area, the pool is a hit with children. We provide facilities for everyone and plethora of fun activities and entertainment all day. Modern, non-traditional design and cutting-edge technology permeates Hard Rock's extensive indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Anything from intimate private meetings in Penang to spectacular banquets that seats up to 300 guests, Hard Rock Hotel Penang provides extreme Rock Star service to ensure you a rockin' event success.

Very upset with the toilet condition

Reviewed By suffianz2017

I’m very shocked amd upset as I’m always placed HRH Penang as my yearly family destination but to my surprise the toilet hygiene was very bad. I really hope the housekeeping team will learn from here and achieve very top most 5* standard

6. Travelodge Ipoh

Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh 30350 Malaysia
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Travelodge Ipoh

Travelodge debuts in Ipoh in January 2020 as the city’s first internationally-branded hotel, with more than 250 newly refurbished guestrooms in a fantastic location that offers comfort, convenience and connectivity for our guests. Just 10 minutes by car from the airport, Travelodge Ipoh is in an ideal location that caters to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is in close proximity to the business district and well-known historical, cultural and culinary attractions, yet it’s far enough away from the city-centre bustle to offer a sense of relaxation and serenity. Boasting panoramic views of the nearby Ipoh Turf Club and a suite of meeting and dining facilities – including The Lodge, a multi-use communal and dining space – the hotel is the perfect venue for leisure, business and MICE.

Downtown Ipoh hotel with great amenities around

Reviewed By uzyn11ixi

Good location for business or leisure travellers. It is located in town close to all the restaurants and usual shopping requirements. Rooms are clean and check-in staff are relatively efficient. Swimming pool is a little small. Parking facilities are good for travellers with own automobiles.

7. Rosa Malacca

212 Jalan Parameswara, Melaka 75000 Malaysia 011 60 6-281 9888
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1355 reviews

Rosa Malacca

ROSA MALACCA, a designer lifestyle hotel with a ‘STAY EAT and SHOP’ concept, awarded 2018 BCI Asia Merit Interior Design Award, 2020 The STAR Property 'The Best Interior Design - Contemporary Lifestyle' Award, 2020/2021 International Asia Pacific 'Best Hotel Interior Malaysia' Award and World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 'Luxury Design Hotel - Asia' Award. Located at the very heart of UNESCO World Heritage City Melaka, it’s away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic. Set within leisure walk, it is 1km from Melaka Histrorical sites and 1.6km walk from Jonker Street and Stadthuys. Within the property, free of charge open parking lots on ground floor with CCTV and around the clock Security Personnel on watch. 24hours Front Desk service. Level 1, features Bica & Co Cafe which offers favorite western, fusion and local dishes. Also, house brand merchandises are available for sale at RS General Store in the lobby area. Various bedroom categories are located from level 2 to level 6, are well equipped from fixtures to amenities and facilities. Gym is on Level 7 for those who loves to sweat it out. Inbound/outbound Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal is located 6.2km away while Melaka International Airport Batu Berendam is 10.1km away.

Deserve Praise & Respect to the Rosa Crew

Reviewed By sam_weeseng

Thanks God Rosa have a good crew name Steve helping my mother to have a warm water for her medicine. My mum is old and he offer himself to get warm water to my mum. Respect Steve have a good heart. Tanggungjawab kerana tugas & tanggungjawab kerana kemanusiaan. Semoga Tuhan balas kebaikan ?

8. Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur

160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2757 reviews

Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur is an international five-star hotel that offers 468 spacious guestrooms including 16 suites.

warm average

Reviewed By zariaqashah

waiting long to get room toilet functioning very bad room air conditioning worst staff friendly check in a bit long queue hope my next visit will upgrade on what i review.. pay expensive but get my room worst n bad night stay very hot due air cond not function well

9. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Jalan Pantai 3, Bandar Penawar 81930 Malaysia
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1294 reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

The stunning resort provides an amplified experience for families, honeymooners, groups and business travelers alike by offering unforgettable amenities and unparalleled services. This upscale hotel sits adjacent to one of the world’s biggest waterparks and overlooks its giant wave pool and man-made beach. Get spoiled with Hard Rock’s stylish accommodations, live music and entertainment, collectible and merchandise, legendary memorabilia and an unmatched menu.

Happy Family from Perak

Reviewed By AndryL4

enjoyed our stay there! everything is close by, however dont forget to book a slow for your lunch or dinner as it can be hard to get a spot on peak seasons. besides that i think the rest was all good.

10. One World Hotel

First Avenue Bandar Utama City Centre, Petaling Jaya 47800 Malaysia 011 60 3-7681 1111
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1529 reviews

One World Hotel

The award-winning 5-star One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya features 6 categories of 452 contemporary guestrooms and suites furnished with luxurious amenities, facilities and services. Conveniently adjoined to the world’s 7th largest mall, 1 Utama comprises of more than 650 retail outlets, with direct access to the Bandar Utama MRT Station and just minutes away from downtown Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The hotel showcases world-class conference and meeting space of over 5000 sqm² and 15 function rooms, complemented by 5 innovative restaurants, recreation facilities and spa.

Convenient and another great stay

Reviewed By Itravel0ne

Just the right hotel for a short stay. Was here for conference and the fact that it is attached to the mall makes it convenient for my partner. Hotel provides all the amenities needed and breakfast is sumptuous. The AirCond can be improved as it is noisy especially in the middle of the night. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Even received a personalised welcome card and amenity from the General Manager.

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