Malaysia has so much to offer, whether you are a first-time traveller, on a honeymoon, or a true globetrotter. Towering buildings, pristine tropical beaches, quaint countryside, tranquil rainforests – you can have a taste of everything in this tropical paradise. And of course, to enjoy all of them, there are plenty of luxury hotel suites where you can stay. From beachside resorts in Langkawi to luxurious city suites with an impressive skyline view in Kuala Lumpur and Penang – Malaysia has them all. In our Best of Travel series, we have curated the latest 10 Best Luxury Hotel Suites in Malaysia, providing quality recommendations to suit your travel needs and budget.
This post was last updated on 17 May 2022.
10 Best Luxury Hotel Suites in Malaysia
1. Royal Suite, Mandarin Oriental (Kuala Lumpur)
Tucked between the flowering gardens of the KLCC Park and the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental is the perfect place to admire the impressive views in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel has an infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline – the perfect place to relax. For privacy, Mandarin Oriental’s Royal Suite is the best place to stay, where you can enjoy 440 square metres of luxurious space including a fully-equipped kitchen, spa treatment room, private fitness area, dining room for 12, and four bathrooms. Not to mention the incredible views over the park and the city that awaits!
The Royal Suite is actually one of Kuala Lumpur’s largest luxury hotel suites, featuring a lavishly decorated living room with a handmade glass chandelier and a spacious marble bathroom. For the most splendid stay, guests may also enjoy butler service on request, as well as exclusive access to the deluxe Mandarin Oriental Club.
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Heading over to Malaysia for its breathtaking beaches? The Danna Langkawi is perfect for your island getaway! Known for showcasing Langkawi’s stunning beauty, this beach resort features colonial oceanfront rooms and exclusive private pool villas. We especially love the opulent Royal Imperial Suite, charming guests with impressive views of the Marina and the Andaman Sea. For the utmost relaxation, the suite also comes with a private infinity fool, though you can always try a soothing spa treatment from the resort’s very own spa nestled in a lush tropical enclave overlooking the sea. Or perhaps, indulge yourself in delectable local and international dishes in one of the resort’s luxurious dining destinations.
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Located in the heart of the Georgetown UNESCO world heritage site, The Prestige Hotel at Penang is best for travellers looking to immerse in the magical local scene. The hotel is a modern-day interpretation of Victorian design, which is quite evident in its quasi-colonial interior – the first of its kind in Penang, Malaysia. And although the hotel’s design traces back to history, its hotel suites are actually filled with premium modern amenities like a rain shower, a Nespresso machine, free unlimited high-speed WiFi, and so on.
For couples looking for the most luxurious stay, The Prestige’s Loft Suite is your best bet, looking super elegant with its white and gold colour motif and expansive space. To really feel the Victorian era, head over to the hotel’s Victorian Arcade with a garden-conservatory feel and Cutter’s Lounge (exclusive to Loft Suite guests), where you can enjoy afternoon tea and unwind after a full day of exploring the city.
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When it comes to opulence, The St. Regis Langkawi clearly rises up with its spacious suites and villas offering uncompromising elegance and comfort. The best of the lot is the Penthouse Suite, located on the resort’s highest floor boasting a 180º panoramic view of the Andaman Sea and a lush rainforest nearby. Exquisitely furnished, the hotel suite also has an expansive balcony where you can admire the beauty of the Langkawi island even further. Take in the vibrant colours of the white-sand beaches, emerald-green waters, lush foliage and so on. Moreover, take advantage of the St. Regis Butler Service for a luxurious lifestyle like no other.
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5. Garden Wing Specialty Suite, Shangri-La Rasa Ria (Kota Kinabalu)
For a more intimate vacation, Shangri-La Rasa Ria at Kota Kinabalu is a 400-acre private haven of luxurious comforts and design inspired by nature and Sabah’s rich heritage. Stay in one of their luxurious Garden Wing Specialty Suites, which provides guests with sweeping views of a verdant garden for peace and inspiration. Also, with the suite’s generous 108 sqm space of luxury, expect an expansive lounge and private dining area – the perfect place to unwind and socialise.
Once well-rested, make sure to explore the stunning island by trying out the resort’s over 60 land and water activities for all ages. In fact, the resort is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course, where you can practice golf while marvelling at the picture-perfect views of Mt Kinabalu.
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6. Alila Suite, Alila Bangsar (Kuala Lumpur)
If you are an eco-friendly traveller who’s all about sustainability, Alila Bangsar is the place to be. This luxurious accommodation actively promotes sustainable tourism through green initiatives like harvesting rainwater, being more energy-efficient, using natural chlorine in their pools, and so much more. What’s also great about the hotel is how it is conveniently located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Bangsar district, where towering skyscrapers, mega shopping centres, historic sites are all within your reach. After all the exploring, stay in the Alila Suite, which would give you an unparalleled view of the city skyline, as well as all the other luxurious comforts you can expect from the renowned Alila brand.
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7. Executive Suite, The Pacific Sutera Hotel (Kota Kinabalu)
Another gem from the quaint Kota Kinabalu is the Pacific Sutera Hotel, a luxurious 500-room abode fitted with modern luxuries. From the moment you step into the hotel, you will be welcomed grandly by a high-ceiling lobby lounge offering an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the ocean. For travellers on a business trip or just looking for a luxurious stay experience on the island, the best place to stay is at the hotel’s Executive Suite, which is the favourite of many mainly because of its spaciousness and commanding views of the city, ocean, and the mountains. Truly, the best of all worlds!
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Experience the best that the city has to offer with Hilton Kuala Lumpur. This luxurious 5-star hotel is just 28 minutes away from KL International Airport via high-speed train from the city’s transport hub. It is also located at the centre of the city so everything is within reach here, from high-end shopping centres to local parks. And just like any other Hilton hotel in the world, this one in Kuala Lumpur features first-rate facilities, including an indulgent spa, highly-rated restaurants, and expansive suites.
For those who would like a fancy stay in the city, we highly recommend staying at the Hilton Penthouse, a 250 sq. m modern design duplex room offering a large king-sized bed, in-room jetted tub, kitchenette, Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities, and so much more. Booking this luxury hotel suite also comes with access to the Executive Lounge – the perfect place for some high tea while overlooking the Lake Gardens.
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Fabulous and vibrant, W Kuala Lumpur is the best place to truly enjoy the energy of the city. All suites in this hotel embody both the traditional and modern elements of Kuala Lumpur, as seen in their Marvelous Suite which is filled with pixelated versions of batik designs and indigenous “Wau” tassels. The suite also boasts other modern comforts like the king-sized W signature bed, 55-inch LED HD TVs, Bluetooth sound bars, luxurious rain showers, and so on. Also, what’s great about W Kuala Lumpur, is that they prioritise the customers’ needs at all times. With their signature personalised Whatever/Whenever service, your wish is literally their command.
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10. Writers Suite, Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Penang)
Widely revered as the grande dame of heritage hotels, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is definitely one of the best places to visit when you are in Penang. Established in 1885, this hotel has represented Penang in many ways since then, but still, its elegance remains. If you have the capacity to, we highly recommend staying at a Writers Suite, an extremely spacious and opulent accommodation with an expansive balcony that opens to a breathtaking sea view. Guests will also experience nostalgia for the colonial era in Penang, as the suite also features natural wooden floors, oriental furnishings, a vintage-style claw and ball long bath, and other antique furniture.
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