Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country, is one of the most fascinating places to see because of its culture and biodiversity. Surrounded by Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, it seems impossible to overlook Malaysia when traveling around Southeast Asia. Being the hub of various Asian ethnicities living harmoniously, Malaysia enjoys a lively mix of traditions and culture that sets it apart from other Asian countries. This country is hard to ignore because it owns the loveliest coastline of the world, like Langkawi Beach, the best dive spots like Sipidan, and lush green forests, with free-roaming wildlife, bordering its progressive cities. It also has majestic architecture like the Petronas Twin Towers, formerly the world’s tallest building. The green hotels in Malaysia have received nationwide recognition for adopting green practices, providing safe and ecological accommodation to their guests. Check out our list of green hotels in Malaysia, below, and include them in your travel plans.
Mandarin Oriental has been in the industry for more than a decade yet it has retained its opulent interiors and earned at least two International ASEAN Tourism Forum awards for its green environment efforts. The five-star hotel has an older structure so its implementation of eco-initiatives is applied to its daily operations. The hotel uses 100% natural and organic ingredients, sourced from local suppliers, for the essential oils they use in their spa. Local handicrafts are promoted all over the hotel, adorning the lobbies, conference rooms, and restaurants. It’s also the first hotel to use Nissan Leaf electric cars for their shuttle services. These eco-friendly vehicles are for the exclusive use of the hotel guests and they operate on a first-come, first-served basis, departing every two hours from the hotel to the city’s popular tourist sites like the Jalan Bukit Bintang shopping strip, the Central Market heritage site, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and many more.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre Wilayah Persekutuan, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50088
This five-star hotel is in the Kuching town center beside Riverside Shopping Complex and 20 minutes away by car to the Kuching International Airport, with an awesome view of Sarawak River. It’s among 86 Asian hotels bestowed the 2014 Asean Green Hotel Award for its environment-friendly and green practices. The new wing offers 241 capacious, non-smoking, modern rooms and suites with huge king or twin-sized beds that sleep two guests. They are designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and are furnished with manually controlled air-conditioning, a personal safe, a mini-bar, a satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and an ensuite bathroom with free organic toiletries. The guest rooms, lobby, restaurants, bars, banquet rooms, reception areas, and poolside are very spacious and are decorated with potted plants with huge windows that allow sunlight to fill up the room and they offer a spectacular view of the city lights at night.
Just five minutes on foot to the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower, Shangri-La Hotel offers eco-friendly accommodations near the city center. The hotel facilities, like the outdoor pool area, the lobbies, and even the guest rooms, have a lot of greenery and wide picture windows that allow natural light to flow through during the day. There are six on-site restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines created from locally sourced ingredients. They are proud to be the first hotel to use a fleet of brand new Mercedez-Benz E-300 Hybrid limousines for their shuttle services. The enhanced eco-friendly vehicles have fuel economy features, less CO2 emissions, and they have free Wi-Fi connections inside the car.
The Element stands at 902 feet (275 meters) making it the highest eco-friendly aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur, (2,627.95 feet) 801 meters away from Petronas Twin Towers and very near the city center. It offers 252 spacious non-smoking rooms with stylish modern interiors in neutral colors, furnished with free Wi-Fi, a work desk, flat-screen TV, and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and tubs. Guests enjoy access to the luxurious indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, on-site bar, and an in-house restaurant serving healthy cuisines made from local ingredients. Though the hotel has a shuttle service, they also rent out bikes and encourage cycling around the area, which is popular for its beautiful natural scenery.
The Palace Hotel lives up to its reputation, offering opulent suites with overlooking views of the Sungai Liwagu River, and surrounded by an organic garden and a lush forest which guests can explore. The standard rooms are simply elegant (some without a window) while the palatial suites are designed with a separate living room. Tangerine Restaurant serves guests daily buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cooked in an open kitchen using ingredients that are harvested from the hotel’s organic garden. For your relaxation and comfort, there’s a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and the Jari-Jari spa that won several awards for their rejuvenating massages done by professionals, using massage oils made of the finest local ingredients. The Giftaway, located at the lobby, promotes and sells local handicrafts.
The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Address: No. 1, Jalan Tangki, Karamunsing
Face masks for guests available Kid meals Non-smoking throughout All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Packed lunches Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Non-smoking rooms
The hotel is conveniently located across Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, a walking distance to Mahkota Parade Shopping Center and near Porta de Santiago, Sam Po Kong Temple, Golden Screen Cinemas, and other tourist attractions. It has four floors containing 143 modern non-smoking guest rooms ranging from Executive, Deluxe, and Standard; two function rooms; an on-site restaurant; a playground; and a rooftop garden terrace where guests can relax and enjoy the fresh air. The hotel uses energy-efficient technologies and it is made of eco-friendly materials.
The Explorer Hotel
Address: No.1, Jalan Plaza Merdeka, Plaza Merdeka
Children's playground Parking Face masks for guests available Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Security alarm Garden Internet services On-site parking
Furama Bukit Bintang is beside Berjaya Times Square near Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur shopping strip, and Imbi monorail station. To ensure the luxurious comfort of their guests, the hotel advocates for sustainable eco-friendly and green practices. Their non-smoking rooms and most of the facilities like the lobby, restaurants, and fitness center are fitted with floor-ceiling-windows to maximize natural lighting. There are potted plants all over the interiors of the hotel adding a refreshing vibe. The outdoor pool and pool bar provide a relaxing view of the city while guests swim or have a suntan. Book a Club Room to avail the free breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients.
Furama Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Address: 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah
Air conditioning Physical distancing rules followed Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Internet services Free WiFi Private parking Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Free parking
Novotel Melaka is right in the center of Malaka and it belongs to a large chain of hotels that advocate for the Planet 21 program. Their luxurious rooms are furnished with either a king or twin beds and they offer citywide or Strait of Malaka views. The eco-designed bed linens are made from recycled cleaning bottles and are only replaced upon request. The ensuite bathrooms use flow regulators for their rainfall showers and taps and they are provided with eco-friendly soaps and shampoos as well as reusable towels. The on-site restaurant makes use of locally sourced ingredients and it refrains from the use of endangered sea products.
G Tower, the first green-rated hotel of Malaysia situated in Kuala Lumpur center, still practices innovative methods in energy conservation while providing guests a luxurious stay. Located in the shopping and business districts, the hotel lives up to its reputation as one of the best-selling hotels in the country. Its boutique-style guest rooms are furnished with dark wood interiors, flat-screen TVs, walk-in closets, coffee making facilities, and marble-floored bathrooms with rainfall showers. The windows of the rooms and common areas of the hotel are fitted with e-glass to allow full use of natural sunlight. Low energy air-conditioners are used and the surplus energy from the units are used to heat up the indoor pool. There’s an on-site restaurant that offers all-day dining; The Club on Level 28 offers panoramic city views and Bridge Bar with its glass-bottomed floors provides excitement while you are suspended between two buildings.
Address: 199, Jalan Tun Razak
Container Hotel is 10 minutes to Sungwei Wang Plaza and Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion Shopping Mall, and 50 minutes to the airport. It’s hard to miss its unique structure and originality for sleeping accommodations. It’s the first Malaysian hotel chain to create funky looking pods made of concrete tubing and refurbished shipping containers. Only two people can fit in each pod, which are cleverly designed to maximize space. They have stylish interiors and basic necessities like free Wi-Fi, fresh linens, and a clean bathroom with hot water showers. This capsule transit hotel is ideal for travelers who want a quiet but small space while waiting for their next flight.
Address: No. 1, Jalan Delima
Amazing eco-friendly hotels
You’ll be amazed to know that there is a wide selection of hotels that strictly advocate green practices without compromising the quality of their services. These eco-friendly hotels provide unique services and facilities that even enhance the comfort and luxury that guests experience. These are the green hotels that deserve to be booked on your next trip to Malaysia!
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