Top 10 Best Places for Staycation in KL

Kuala Lumpur is an amazing place to explore because of the many hidden getaway spots it offers. Some destinations even offer facilities with complete amenities for exciting activities. From resorts to villas with pools to indoor or outdoor adventures, Kuala Lumpur is your place to be. Whether you have a long-weekend off or you opt to spend the whole week in KL, there are stunning staycation destinations to experience unique holiday relaxation. Check out these top 10 best places for a staycation in KL:

1.     Sekeping Tenggiri

Sekeping staycation in KL

Sekeping Tenggiri is an intimate getaway for a relaxing vacation located in the suburban area of Bangsar. Although the area surrounding it is a bit crowded and busy, the entire staycation spot is landscaped with a calming garden. If you want to stay in a sweet guest house with a country-style structure and romantic feel, this is the perfect destination for you. There are seven rooms to choose from, and each one is designed with different themes. Each room has an excellent air conditioning system, kitchenette, balcony, WiFi connection, parking space, and direct access to the private pool.

 Business Name: Sekeping Tenggiri

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: 48 Jalan Tenggiri, Taman Weng Lock, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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2.     Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

staycation Royale experience

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur offers a luxurious 5-star staycation in KL that features sun loungers in an outdoor pool and a variety of amenities that include a spa, gym, coffee shop, and world-class restaurants. The rooms are designed in a Europe-inspired theme to emphasize the royalty feels. If you want a staycation spot where Malaysian heritage meets modern luxury, consider this stunning destination at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Business Name: Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: No 5, Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Royale Chulan |FB: Royale Chulan |Instagram: Royale Chulan

3.     Villa Samadhi – by Samadhi

Villa Samadhi staycation in KL

Villa Samadhi is a 5-star villa and garden resort that features luxurious rooms and amenities in an Asian-inspired style. The nature-themed resort makes this spot a wonderful staycation in KL for the couple and for the whole family or group. The garden offers an oasis of relaxation and the lagoon pool is directly connected to each villa. While some rooms are designed in a simple but contemporary design, there are rooms that are elegantly designed consisting of a garden courtyard, patio, and Jacuzzi. If you want to experience the traditional Malay charms in unique rustic architecture, this is the perfect staycation spot you should never miss.

Business Name: Villa Samadhi

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: 8 Persiaran Madge (opposite U THANT RESIDENCE) 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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4.     Kampung Kuang Retreat

vacation at Kampung Kuang

Kampung Kuang Retreat is a famous place for retreat goers and a beautiful getaway destination for vacationers. It features an indoor pool and classy rooms. It is designed with traditional Malay home style with wooden stairs and floors and it is surrounded by lush green foliage. There are wide varieties of trees, plants, and flowering plants in the garden. To complete the unique Kampung feels, there is also a chicken coop and a goat’s pen in the retreat area.

Business Name: Kampung Kuang Retreat

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: Lorong orkid kuang, Sungai Buloh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 47100

5.     Bamboo Village

Bamboo House staycation in KL

Bamboo Village is a cool and relaxing getaway located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The guest house in the Hulu Langat jungle was made from bamboo and the garden, gazebo, and most of the amenities in the village are made from bamboo materials. The village has its own Mussolah or prayer house, fish farm, and organic farm, making it a unique place for a staycation in KL.

Business Name: Bamboo Village

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: Off Jalan Pelangi 5 Taman Desa Pelangi 43100

Website: Bamboo Village |FB: Bamboo Village |Instagram: Bamboo Village

6.     Taman Sari

Bothy at Taman Sari

Taman Sari is a nice staycation in KL that offers a natural-themed landscape for relaxation. It features the “Bothy”, a small house that offers total privacy. It is away from the main house, thus it has its own bedroom, breakfast table, and bathroom. A jungle and a forest reserve surround the Bothy and the main house, aside from the activity areas and amenities that the guests can directly access anytime.

Business Name: Taman Sari

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: 18 Pekan Batu, Hulu Langat 43100 Malaysia

Website: Taman Sari

7.     Changkat Duta Luxury Villa

staycation in KL Changkat Duta

Changkat Duta Luxury Villa is a private villa located far away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It offers a relaxing staycation in KL with beautiful views of the Taman Duta hills and of the iconic tower of Petronas Tower. There are lots of rooms to choose from, and you are guaranteed that each room is equipped with the most comfortable facilities to make your vacation truly worth it. A cocktail party is also available if you prefer to stay indoors instead.

Business Name: Changkat Duta Luxury Villa

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: 4 changkat duta 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Changkat Duta Luxury Villa |FB: Changkat |Instagram: Changkat

8.     The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort

Chateau staycation

The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort boasts of an amazing relaxing amenity complete of spa and wellness treatments, fitness and weight loss activity program, and fine dining. It is the first resort in the city that has such impeccable services, ensuring that all of the guests are given the highest level of hospitality. Aside from the luxurious hotel rooms and suites, it is also nestled in the middle of a tropical rainforest filled with lush green landscapes.

Business Name: The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort

Opening Hours: Always open

Address:KM48, Persimpangan Bertingkat, Lebuhraya Karak 28750 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Website: Chateau Spa |FB: Chateau Spa |Instagram: Chateau Spa

9.     The Club Saujana Resort

Saujana staycation in KL

The Club Saujana Resort is an urban-style of retreat place in its 160-hectare land. Golf courses, water features, and tropical rainforests surround the resort. The resort offers a luxurious place for accommodations, staycation, events, meetings, fine dining, and more. There are around 105 big and elegant rooms to choose from, and each one is designed and decorated with luxurious and comfortable facilities for a memorable experience.

Business Name: The Club Saujana Resort

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang, Saujana, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Website: The Club Saujana |FB: The Club Saujana |Instagram: The Club Saujana

10. Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

millennium staycatioon

Business Name: Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: Always open

Address: 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Grand Millennium |FB: Grand Millennium |Instagram: Grand Millenium

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Which places for the staycation in KL would be the best to experience the Malaysian environment?


To experience a traditional Malaysian environment, we recommend you to visit and stay at Bamboo Village, Taman Sari, and Kampung Kuang Retreat due to its surrounding nature, and farm, along with the traditional architecture that is inspired by traditional Malay home style. Though many of these are modernized, the Malaysian heritage is immortalized in its architecture and natural surroundings.

2. When is the best time for a staycation in KL?


The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is from May to July or December to February as they would be many festivities during those months such as Christmas and New Year. With those celebrations ongoing, there would be many sales, celebrated events, bright decorations, and lively Malaysians!

3. Is tipping a must in places for the staycation in KL?


Malaysia is a country that does not introduce and quite rarely implements tipping in the commercial, food and beverages, and hospitality industries. Therefore, tipping is not a custom in Kuala Lumpur, but some restaurants include a 10% service charge in the bills. However, if you are feeling generous, feel free to tip! They would highly appreciate it.

4. Which staycation in KL is the best for families?


All of the places we listed in this article are family-friendly. The places offer comprehensive amenities not only for adults but also for children. For examples, swimming pools for adults and kids, spas, gyms, and spaces to have BBQ with the family. However, we do like to remind everyone to always be safe, supervise your children and watch their steps – don’t fall into the pool! 

5. How safe is the city of Kuala Lumpur for a staycation in KL?


According to The Economist Intelligence Unit (2021), Kuala Lumpur ranked at level 32 in The Safe Cities Index 2021. Besides that, having a staycation in KL is safe for everyone regardless of religion, ethnicity and citizenship. Fortunately, there is no massacre or any random attack with weapons recorded. However, there are occasional crimes such as stolen items and pickpocketing, but these don’t usually occur and the number of crimes is fewer than in most large countries in the world. 

6. How does a staycation in KL different from travelling to KL?


If you would like to have a staycation in KL than travelling to KL, that means you want to be in KL for a short time. Having a staycation in KL usually requires less budget and money spending and requires less complicated and rigid planning. Other than that, having a staycation in KL would make you feel less stressed about all those complicated things related to travel as you would not discover many places in KL, and no jet lag.
 

7. I would like to choose a guest house as the place for a staycation in KL. Will a guest house prepare the meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as the hotels do?


Generally, people who stay over at a guest house as a place for a staycation would not be served meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as the hotels do. There would be a kitchen or smaller cooking that we call as a kitchenette built inside the guest house as the convenience for the guests to cook for themselves.

8. Where are the interesting places in KL should I discover after checking in one of the places for a staycation in KL?


If you would like to have a staycation in KL and at the same time, you are interested in discovering interesting places in KL, you should not forget to include these places on your planned itinerary:

·        Central Market
·        Jamek Mosque
·        The KL Railway Station
·        Batu Caves
·        Kampung Baru
·        Aquaria KLCC
·        Petronas Twin Towers

9. I am an international tourist and would like to have a staycation in KL. What are things about KL that I should know?


There are several things that you should know about KL, Malaysia before you have a staycation in KL. KL has a tropical climate that would cause people to sweat but also would cause unexpected flash floods. Then, you need to check if you are required to have a visa before entering Malaysia. You may need vaccination and the official proof of vaccination. In KL, Internet and Wi-Fi are widely available. Last but not least, please do not drink tap water because tap water in Malaysia is not filtered and not drinkable compared to tap water in UK or Germany.

10. Why does a staycation in KL or in any place seem important?
 

Having a staycation in KL or in any place is important because it is time for you to refresh yourself. You can unwind and spend the entire day in one of the listed staycation places in KL, doing nothing but your regular activities, practising meditation, or treating yourself at a spa. Go camping, hiking, or trekking if thrills enliven and inspire you. This can all be organised in a day or two.

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