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January 15, 2008

Complete List of Boutique Hotels/Boutique Resorts in Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort, MalaysiaThis guide prodives the complete list of the most popular boutique hotels and small boutique resorts in Malaysia. Enjoy!

(Exchange Rate: RM3.30 = US$1.00)

Boutique Hotels in Malaysia

Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur - ForeverBee Recommended

Hotel Maya is a boutique urban resort located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. With its resort-type environment, Hotel Maya sets a new benchmark for a unique yet pleasant experience: when you enter the Hotel Maya, your senses are truly transported to exotic realms!Located in the hub of the business and commercial districts adjacent to Kuala Lumpur's famous Petronas Twin Towers, Hotel Maya is an epitome of class with a twist of nature. The stylish interior of the hotel is finished with bamboo panelling, a pathway over the flowing water and elegant furnishings create an ambience that is both contemporary and compelling.Luxuriate in your chosen path toward beauty and relaxation at Anggun Spa; guided by the gentle hands of the spa's qualified therapists. The spa brings together a multitude of approaches - Malay urut, Thai massage, even shiatsu - enjoyed in the comfort of private treatment rooms, for individuals or couples. Room starts at RM300.

Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Carcosa Seri Negara is one of the leading hotels in Kuala Lumpur with its manicured lawns and the lake gardens, a part of Malaysia which seemingly can never change. One of Carcosa Seri Negara's trademarks is the English afternoon tea, served in the elegant drawing room or on the verandah overlooking the beautiful gardens. Savor the delightful variety of teas, assorted sandwiches, hot savories, pastries, cakes, fresh strawberries, and the quintessential English tea fare of scones served with Clotted Cream and homemade strawberry jam.The 13 suites at Carcosa Seri Negara are furnished in distinctive regency style with fine brocades, old etchings and Malaysian objects d'art. Several suites have large terraces; two actually come with private dining rooms.Suites are identified by their own name, derived from names of Malaysian States. Most state names are followed by a descriptive virtue of the State. That description, prefaced by "Seri" (Malay for "beautiful") is often reflected in the design of the suite itself.All suites are air-conditioned, furnished with a mini-bar, personal safe television with satellite, writing desk, and DVD / CD player and wireless internet access. Room starts at RM1,100 at this boutique hotel.

G Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

Chic and stylish, Penang's latest gem the G Hotel is a new urban icon along Penang's bustling Gurney Drive. With its stunning interior and contemporary design, the G Hotel offers accommodation with style and substance. The hotel is also an epitome of modernity, in terms of its bold and innovative approach. This ultra-chic boutique hotel is close to all the major attractions in Penang, and right in the hawker food heaven of Penang. Room starts at RM240.

Lone Pine Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

The colorful history of the Lone Pine Hotel dates back to 1948 when a lonely bungalow owned by the McKearn family was bought over by a group of Chinese with the intention of operating a hotel on Batu Ferringhi.On the land where the bungalow stood, was then a lone Casuarina tree, which was thought to be a pine tree, hence the hotel's name 'Lone Pine'. With only 10 rooms, the Lone Pine Hotel was the first hotel on Batu Ferringhi, and was a haven for expatriates and their families fleeing the severe winters of home.The beautifully restored Lone Pine Hotel is a wonderful escape for those who seek complete privacy amongst an idyllic setting. Having gone through phases of expansions through the years, today, the Lone Pine is an imposing 3 storey high building, thoughtfully spread out over 4 acres of landscaped gardens. This enchanting boutique resort boasts of 50 exclusive guestrooms, almost all of which face the sea, open out to a terrace, balcony or private patios. Room starts at RM180.

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel stands majestically along Farquhar Street, in the bustling heart of Penang. The bygone era of a glorious past is seen the minute you catch a glimpse of this imposing white colonial building. Warm lingering feelings of elegance greet you as you drive up the courtyard and walk into the spacious domed lobby.At a glance, everything about the E&O, from the porter's uniform to the enchanting ambience sets us down memory lane, to the good old days of Malaya. The E&O proudly retains the old-world charm it has been recognized for, even with the infusion of modernity.To many travelers, the E&O has become a sanctuary. A boutique hotel where there is always enough time for the things that really matter. Room starts at RM750.

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang, Malaysia - ForeverBee Recommended

The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion owner-hosted home-stay offers short and long-term residential stays in 16 uniquely themed bedroom apartments. These vary in size from the Scholar's Suite to the Straits Suite and others of equally exotic disposition. All rooms are fully air-conditioned [or ceiling fans if you wish] and come with an en-suite bathroom and a personal valet. Common facilities include 2 archive rooms, a reading room, a TV room, an alfresco breakfast area in the courtyard, landscaped gardens, private car-parking and 24-hour security. This boutique hotel is a must-see in Penang, even though you don't stay there. Room starts at US$99.

Bon Ton Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia - ForeverBee Recommended

Bon Ton Resort Langkawi is one of the islands most stylish, unique and intimate resorts, with seven antique Malay houses each individually styled to reflect contemporary hospitality and a well known restaurant.Located 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the main beach of Pantai Cenang, Bon Ton is convenient yet secluded. Built within the grounds of a 100 year old coconut plantation, the houses are centered around a pool/Jacuzzi and front onto a serene lagoon.There are 7 Bon Ton Houses. Most of them are exclusive and private 100 year old houses, all individually designed. Houses feature minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary mineral water, hairdryer, sarongs and local slippers. A CD/DVD player and TV's can be supplied on request. Internet access is free of charge in the main building. Room starts at RM480 at this boutique resort.

The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia - ForeverBee Recommended

The Datai, situated on the north-western tip of the pristine island of Langkawi, provides an idyllic natural retreat within the depths of a 550 million year old virgin rainforest. Set above a secluded cove, the Datai Bay resort has its own white sand beach facing the peaceful Andaman sea. Free-standing villas crafted from local materials are scattered throughout the forest and are connected to the resort's central areas by a series of pathways.Featuring 54 deluxe rooms, 40 villas and 18 suites nestled amidst lush rainforests and a private stretch of sandy shore facing the breathtaking Andaman Sea, The Datai is an idyllic natural retreat and the preferred boutique hotel for well-heeled travellers.The Datai's modern hotel facilities, luxurious spa, and 18-hole championship golf course, discerningly complement the resort's serene forested surroundings. Room starts at RM1,390.

The Andaman, Langkawi, Malaysia

The Andaman, Langkawi is a boutique resort featuring 188 elegantly appointed rooms and suites with spectacular views of ancient virgin rainforests, the legendary Machincang Mountain and Andaman Sea.Such graceful surroundings complement the inherent warmth of traditional Malaysian hospitality that is conveyed throughout the property. Superb accommodations, numerous restaurants and bars, and a host of delightful activities to suit every holiday pleasure, ensure guests a memorable Langkawi experience. Room starts at RM900.

Four Seasons, Langkawi, Malaysia

The Four Seasons Resort is at Tanjung Rhu, one of the island's best beaches, the hotel combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia. All 91 guest pavilions and villas offer the soothing sounds of the Andaman Sea and sensational views of sunsets beyond the beach. The generously sized guest accommodations are a fusion of traditional Malaysian design elements and contemporary resort features, with timber floors, soaring ceilings and large open verandas. Inspired by the traditions of indigenous artisans, the décor reflects the vibrancy of the natural environment. Some villas and all lower-level pavilions include secluded outdoor bathing and showers that evoke the feeling of a gentle tropical rainfall. Room starts at US$450 at this boutique resort.

The Baba House, Melaka, Malaysia

The Chinese in the straits are called Babas to distinguish them from those born in China. and the women "Nyonya." The traditional Peranakan house symbolising its culture, with its formal Chinese arrangement and eclentic mix of furnishings reveal how this unique culture enjoyed a lifestyle that was deeply rooted In Chinese tradition and ritual, and yet was receptive to the cultures of other local communities especially the Malay culture.Step back in time with The Baba house and we'll take you back to revisit the traditional lifestyle of the Babas! Room starts at RM85 at this small but intimate boutique resort.

Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut Island, Malaysia- ForeverBee Recommended

Pangkor Laut Resort is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca. Situated on this exotic island is the internationally acclaimed Pangkor Laut Resort. Although the island encompasses a total of 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house the Resort and its Estates while the rest is covered by lush and unspoiled two million year old rainforest.There are 148 Malaysian-style luxury villas in the main Pangkor Laut Resort and eight magnificent Estates in a nearby secluded cove. Every villa, suite and Estate is elegantly designed and furnished, yet complements and blends in with the surrounding natural environment. As the island is only accessible to the guests of the Resort and Estates, it makes the perfect private holiday getaway.The Resort offers many fine dining opportunities, a wide range of facilities and activities, and has been widely praised for its attentive and gracious service. Voted the second best island destination in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, Pangkor Laut Resort consistently ranks high on the itinerary of international pleasure seekers. Room starts at RM805 at this renowned boutique resort. Click here to view Pangkor Laut pictures.

Tiger Rock, Pangkor Island, Malaysia

Tiger Rock is the stunning rustic island retreat located on Pangkor Island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Set in 12 acres of jungle and backing onto 200 acres of forest reserve the 2 houses are cocooned on slopes overlooking the sea and mainland. The owners designed the houses based on the traditional Malay wooden house and a colonial hill station house and added all the creature comforts one could need and has surprised with unexpected color. The owners' paintings and artwork are found throughout the property.Hill House has 4 guest wings with a central open sitting & dining area, & kitchen. The Main House is rented out as a whole. The Studio is set back, privately secluded from the Main House. The gorgeous Pool House overlooking the jungle is the central meeting place of Tiger Rock. Tiger Rock is truly a spectacular jungle hideaway and tropical boutique resort! Please contact Mohan for arrangements. Tel:(6)05-685 4154

JapaMala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

JapaMala Tioman is an exclusive boutique resort that offers the ultimate Asian resort experience. Situated on Tioman Island, off the East Coast of Malaysia, JapaMala Tioman boasts luxury Sarang Villas and eco-friendly chalets designed to exist in harmony with nature.A combination of luxurious accomodation and fine-dining facilities make JapaMala Tioman the perfect place to get away from it all, without foregoing the finer things in life.A protected marine park, Tioman boasts numerous dive sites and a bewildering variety of fish and coral life. A scuba diver's paradise. Pure white beaches and warm emerald waters grace this stunning island.Some guests are prefectly content to do absolutely nothing at all. While others prefer to try their hand at popular Tioman island activities such as: beach combing, jungle trekking, rock climbing or snorkeling. Room starts at RM335.

Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu, Malaysia

Tanjong Jara Resort features 100 luxurious rooms, a spa and two swimming pools. It is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the perfect honeymoon destination.The vision of an exclusive resort in Terengganu was based on the belief that the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia was fast developing as a significant destination for tourism. The challenge in the major refurbishment and renovation exercise was to preserve Tanjong Jara's 17th century traditional Malay architectural structures, which won the coveted Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The design of this Resort is derived from the elegantly crafted wooden palaces of Malay sultans from long ago and involved extensive research into traditional forms of craftsmanship, mainly from the East Coast of Malaysia.The Malay culture and heritage are clearly present in every aspect of this Resort, from the way the rooms and suites are designed, the elaborate details in the woodwork, to the Gamelan music played every evening. Tanjong Jara Resort promises you an experience that is "Unmistakably Malay." Room starts at RM805 at this boutique resort.

Cameron Highlands Resort, Pahang, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands Resort is situated on the largest hill resort in Malaysia, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, lush greenery, rolling hills and Tudor-styled cottages. The luxurious boutique Resort features 56 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, and fronts Cameron Highlands' 18-hole golf course. It also houses the third wellness centre of the award-winning Spa Village group, which offers exotic treatments focusing on the healing and restorative properties of tea. Cameron Highlands Resort is touted as one of the five best tea plantation hotels in the world and certainly one of the latest addition to the list of boutique hotel/boutique resort in Malaysia! Room starts at US$200.

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