The Best Luxury Hotels in Malaysia

4 and 5-Star hotels in Malaysia

Sandakan, Malaysia Sandakan, Malaysia

Malaysia is a fantastic destination offering a variety of sites and attractions. When it comes to choosing a luxurious hotel, the area does not disappoint, for it is overflowing with opulent hotels and resorts that promise to pamper you to no end. So, if you're deciding where to stay in luxury in Malaysia, we've analyzed all of the top luxury hotels considering the guest ratings, quality of service, activities, location, price, and amenities. Our research led us to this list of Malaysia's absolute best luxury hotels and resorts. Whether you're travelling as a family or on a couples getaway, Malaysia is teeming with accommodations that cater to all your whims and fancies so you can have an extravagant trip with pampering and comforts. From 5-star and 4-star hotels with spas and swimming pools to intimate boutique hotels that exude romance, and family-friendly resorts that make your heart sing, there's something for every type of traveler. So, let your mind wander to the luxurious suites, complete with all the amenities you could desire, or imagine sipping cocktails at a world-class bar, dining at a gourmet restaurant, or being pampered at a spa. The choice is yours, because Malaysia is a treasure trove of plush accommodations that cater to all your needs, be it a romantic escapade, a family-friendly escape, or a friends reunion. With our researched guide, you can find the ultimate luxury and boutique hotels in Malaysia, where each and every moment will be a celebration of lavishness, comfort, and relaxation. Here's our list of the best luxury accommodation in Malaysia, so let's get to it.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Ayer Hangat, Kedah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $339 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific High-End Hotel in Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

Located at Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has great rooms from $339 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 9.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, outdoor tennis, and hiking at this relaxing hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Fishing
  • Private pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Infinity pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Pullman Miri Waterfront

Miri, Sarawak
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $49 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Hotel for Pampering
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

A great place to stay is Pullman Miri Waterfront which has nice rooms starting at $49. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also has a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Lot 1347 Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre. This luxurious hotel is also nice because it offers scuba diving, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and laundry services which discerning travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's also less than the average price for luxury hotels, so it's a great value.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Infinity pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Saltwater pool
  • Beach


One World Hotel

Bandar Utama, Malaysia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $82 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Stay in Style in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

We found One World Hotel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $82. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre. You'll also find a bar, outdoor tennis, child care, laundry services, and golf which experienced travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for luxury hotels.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Kuah, Kedah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $182 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Experience Comfort in Malaysia Here
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

With terrific rooms from $182, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, at Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 8.80 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this posh hotel which also offers a bar, outdoor tennis, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We love relaxing in a hot tub after a long day, and the one here is really nice.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Private pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Infinity pool
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Eastern & Oriental Hotel

George Town, Penang State
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $120 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Plenty of Luxury Amenities Await
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

Eastern & Oriental Hotel has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $120 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at 10 Lebuh Farquhar. Furthermore, it also offers a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this amazing hotel is a terrific choice. Everyone loves a nice indoor pool, and the one here does not disappoint!

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Infinity pool
  • Family-Friendly
  • Luxury
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast in the room


Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $62 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Luxurious Stay in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

The great guest rating of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu is 8.80 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $62, and it's located at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran. We also love the snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, laundry services, and golf which are great for discerning travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for luxury hotels, which makes it a great value.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Beach


The Pacific Sutera

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $44 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

A cool place is The Pacific Sutera because it has great rooms that start at $44. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Sutera Harbour Resort. Only a short distance from the city center, experienced travelers will especially love child care, laundry services, golf, a spa and wellness center, and a game room at this relaxing hotel. It's also less than the average price for luxury hotels, so it's a great value.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Tour desk
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $126 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your Extravagant trip to Malaysia
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $126 (before taxes). It's located at Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang and has earned a guest rating of 8.60/10. This luxurious hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, outdoor tennis, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Being able to prepare food in the room is also very convenient.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


The Magellan Sutera

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
5-star Resort with prices starting at $58 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific High-End Hotel in Malaysia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

Located at Sutera Harbour Resort, The Magellan Sutera has great rooms from $58 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and snorkeling. It has a terrific 8.50 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, child care, and laundry services which visitors will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for luxury hotels.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Tour desk
  • Tennis
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

Putrajaya, Selangor State
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $75 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Hotel for Pampering
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service

A great place to stay is Putrajaya Marriott Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $75. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.30 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at IOI Resort. Discerning travelers will really like this posh hotel which also offers rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, laundry services, golf, and a hot tub. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. And with the ability to cook your own meals in the kitchen, you can save money and time. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for luxury hotels.

Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hot tub
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Tour desk
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


For more terrific hotel ideas in Malaysia, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Malaysia, Best Beach Hotels in Malaysia, Best Cheap Hotels in Malaysia, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Malaysia, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Malaysia, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Malaysia, Best Hotels for One Week in Malaysia, Best Hotels for One Night in Malaysia, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Malaysia, Best Adults Only Hotels in Malaysia, Best Party Hotels in Malaysia, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in Malaysia, or Best Business Hotels in Malaysia.


How much do luxury hotels cost in Malaysia? How much are luxury hotel rooms in Malaysia?

Malaysia Average Luxury Hotel Price
$88

After analyzing 194 luxury hotels in Malaysia, we found the average luxury hotel price to be a remarkably economical $88. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic luxury accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Malaysia.

The average prices of our suggested luxury hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $109
  • 4-star hotels: $72


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