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10 Hotels And Vacation Rentals For A Unique Retreat In Malaysia

Adrian Chew
Published Aug 22, 2017

Whenever you are planning your vacation, you will want to escape far away from the city. If you are looking for a unique experience, consider Malaysia your second home. Every year many tourists will come to Malaysia for holidays and they enjoy the country’s food, its friendly people and the points of interests in various states around the country. Why not, for a change, book your accommodations and come here instead. From cool vacation rentals to hotels, below are among the unique place to stay for your holidays.

1. Pollock View Resort, Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia (from 21 USD per night)

This accommodation is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the airport and about 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Pahang capital city. Pollock View Resort offer guests a unique stay and you will feel at home. Bring your kids and the entire family to this resort. You can opt for any rooms but do not forget to book in advance.

Facility wise you can make use of free WiFi, the outdoor grill, dine at the restaurant and have a drink at the bar. There are plenty of activities you can do nearby at Sungai Lembing. You can go fishing or cycling. Bicycle rental service is available upon request. Have a fun day out at Rainbow Waterfall and Pollock Creek.

Pollock View Resort

Address: AB/51, Pollock Creek, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 21 USD per night

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2. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (from 331 USD per night)

This particular accommodation is very rare in Malaysia and you need to enjoy it to the fullest. This retreat is ideal for couples or honeymooners. Just imagine its surrounding area and the resort setting. You will never believe it until you see the pictures above. You get to swim in a naturally heated swimming pool and enjoy a great time with your loved ones. Fancy eating in a cave? You get to eat in a perfect dining area surrounded by beautiful caves.

Take a look at the bedroom. It is huge and just perfect for couples and honeymooners. Therefore, enjoy a romantic moment together. Sit back and relax while on vacation. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the bar to help you relax. Among the facilities are a sauna, hot spring bath, fitness center and Jacuzzi. During the night take a walk in the garden outside and enjoy the majestic night view of the area.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Address: 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 331 USD per night

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3. Malihom Private Estate, Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia (from 126 USD per night)

If the above accommodations are not what you are looking for, then check out Malihom Private Estate. Located in the southern part of Penang, it is another alternative if you are looking for a unique retreat. It is just like staying in a quiet jungle far away from the city. From the outside it looks more like a tree house, but you will be surprised once you enter the room. Take a look at the large pool and you can go for a swim in the afternoon and enjoy the beauty of nature at the same time. The bedroom is so romantic and classy. It will indeed offer you a memorable vacation. Nearby you can go hiking too.

Malihom Private Estate

Address: Kiri N/T 168, Bukit Penara, Mukim 6 Balik Pulau, 11000 Penang, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 126 USD per night

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4. Sumai Hotel Apartment, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia (from 34 USD per night)

Time to head over to Terengganu for a vacation. Worry that there are no rooms that can fit your entire family? Fret not, you can book your rooms in advance and stay at Sumai Hotel Apartment. The beach is also within walking distance and you can take your kids there. Apart from that, you can rent a car to go around the city. You can refer to the person in charge at the reception desk. If you are hungry, The Sumai Café is the place to have your meal.

Among the facilities provided are free WiFi, BBQ facilities, indoor pool and kitchen. The good thing is you can also request the hotel to arrange sightseeing tours for you. Take a look at the pictures above. The bedroom and dining area are spacious enough for everyone.

Sumai Hotel Apartment

Address: Jalan Persinggahan, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 34 USD per night

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5. Container Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (from 28 USD per night)

There is one strange hotel in Kuala Lumpur and it is worth checking out too. For solo adventurers and couples, this is the perfect place to stay. It offers you privacy and a unique retreat. If you are a budget traveler, it also suits you. The hotel is located in the heart of the city center and if you need to buy something be it souvenirs, change your currency, etc., there are various shopping malls around the city. The nearest is Pavilion Shopping Mall. Bakeries and restaurants are also within walking distance. Make full use of its free WiFi and if you are craving for snacks, the bar is also located within the hotel.

Depending on which room you want to book, you can choose from the Container Suite, Camp Site, Container Room or Concrete Room. Do book in advance. If you need any assistance or want to enquire about something, you can refer to the person in charge at the reception desk.

Container Hotel

Address: Jalan Delima, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 28 USD per night

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6. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia (from 234.02 USD per night)

Fancy a rainforest retreat? Just book your accommodation online and you will have an exciting vacation ahead. If you have friends or family that want to travel along but not sure where to go, this is the ideal place to stay. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat is located in Rawang, Selangor. The popular Kanching Rainforest Reserve and Bukit Takun is nearby, so you get to see the nature and get some fresh air while on your holidays. The vacation rental is located on a hilltop and you can refer to the map to guide you.

Facilities for you to use are the swimming pool, free parking, kitchen and outdoor BBQ. If you like sports, head over to the golf course. The above pictures will definitely attract you to book this vacation rental. The balcony, bedroom and the pool are amazing.

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

Price: from 234.02 USD per night

Number of Guests: 16 at anytime

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7. The Stable Melaka Guest House, Melaka, Malaysia (from 82.06 USD per night)

While on holiday in Melaka, there are various vacation rentals and hotels to choose from. Stay at a guest house for a change. One such place is The Stable Melaka Guest House. If you prefer privacy, this guesthouse fits you. It is strategically located between the historic Jonker Street and Heeren Street. You can go visit the museums, have a drink at any of the cafes as well as stroll along the historical streets.

Apart from free WiFi, you can make full use of the Nespresso coffee machine as well as tea making facilities. While you are in the guest house, you will notice various artworks that are quite rare and unique. Look at the picture above and see it yourself.

The Stable Melaka Guest House

Price: from 82.06 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2 at anytime

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8. Adeline’s Villa, Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia (from 54.94 USD per night)

Adeline’s Villa is another vacation rental to consider while booking your accommodation. It is a chalet located in Gopeng, Perak. You can bring your pets along, as it is a pet friendly accommodation. Get ready to stay in a vacation rental surrounded by cool rainforest. It is just like staying in an Aboriginal Village deep in the jungle. Among the facilities are a shower with solar water heater and parking. Apart from that, breakfast is also provided. You will fall in love with this villa at first glance. The bedroom is so spacious and cozy. There is a waterfall nearby so you can go water rafting. Do not wait. Book your accommodation straight away and bring your kids and family to Perak.

Adeline’s Villa

Price: from 54.94 USD per night

Number of Guests: 8 at anytime

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9. Sayang Villas - The Hibiscus House, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia (from 34.54 USD per night)

Time to travel to Langkawi. If you are not sure where to stay, consider Sayang Villas as your accommodation. It is also known as The Hibiscus House. Imagine yourself staying in a 100 year old traditional home. The wooden houses are crafted in a unique way. Take a look at the picture above and you will be amazed with this accommodation. Sayang Villas is strategically located in Langkawi and it is just about 10 minutes from Langkawi International Airport.

Hot showers, kitchen and free WiFi are ready for your use. If you have toddlers, do not worry as you can request a baby cot from the owner. Look at the picture of the bedroom. It is very spacious and comfortable. The outside deck offers you a panoramic view of the sunset, rice fields and surrounding area. While staying here, visit the village on foot and head over to the beach nearby.

Sayang Villas - The Hibiscus House

Price: from 34.54 USD per night

Number of Guests: 4 at anytime

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10. Classic Malay Home, Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (from 51 USD per night)

Another vacation rental you need to check out is this Classic Malay Home. This holiday home is located in the middle of Kuala Lumpur City Center and is accessible to major public transportation around the city. You can bring your kids along too as this accommodation is suitable for kids and families. You will get a chance to experience what it is like staying in an old house in a Malay neighborhood. Among the facilities are Internet service, hot tub, kitchen and a parking area. The bedroom and seating area are totally classic. The house is also beautifully painted.

Classic Malay Home

Price: from 51 USD per night

Number of Guests: 6 at anytime

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A great unique retreat for tourists

The above accommodations are unique in their own way and you need to experience staying in those vacation rentals and hotels for yourself. The next time if you are coming to Malaysia or are considering the country as your next destination, book your accommodations in advance.

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