Valentine’s Day is coming up and for those of you who’d like to do a romantic get-a-way, this list is for you!
TripAdvisor recently came up with a selection of the best hotels for romance specifically for Malaysian travellers who want to have that special alone time with their loved one.
The list covers a variety of places so it’s highly likely that you’d find something that will suit you to a tee. From something private and peaceful just by the Andaman Sea to a little escape in the heart of the city, these hotels have been recognised in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels under the Romance category.
Travellers’ Choice awards are coveted as they are based on actual reviews by travellers. The winners in this list were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. So, you can be rest assured that these hotels are nothing short but the best. Just ideal for the most romantic day of the year!
Here are the 10 Best Hotels for Romance in Malaysia:
1. Casa Del Mar, Langkawi
Casa del Mar is located on the island of Langkawi, north-west of Peninsula Malaysia. Offering sea view accommodation in Langkawi for all (which is not necessarily the case at other hotels by the beach), beachside dining options, spa facilities & water sports, it is a great place to unwind. The 34-room Casa del Mar is also the perfect oasis for travellers looking for a private and peaceful retreat in Langkawi without having to deal with crowds, making it an ideal spot for lovers!
2. Seven Terraces, Penang
This one is great for those who love something old mixed with something new. Occupying a row of seven 19th century terraces, Seven Terraces Hotel is situated in one of Penang’s finest and most intact heritage street which is in the very heart of the World Heritage Site, just a few minutes’ walk from all the major icons. A wonderful blend of having the rich world of heritage of Peranakan culture at your doorstep.
3. The Danna, Langkawi
The Danna Langkawi is relatively new on this island. Nonetheless, it doesn’t lack for being a newbie but in fact, shines through with its offering of an elite holiday experience to all who visit this place. Comfort is king here. Combine that with the unrivaled views of the white sandy beach, marina bay, sea and verdant green hills of Langkawi, you get a beautiful place – just right ambience for you & that special someone.
4. Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur
Best described as Kuala Lumpur’s ultimate treat to nest in, this ravishing villa-in-a-room boutique hotel is one-of-a-kind in the capital city. Fabulous place for that staycation if you’re not keen to travel out of the city. Tucked within an upscale locale just 10 minutes drive from town, Villa Samadhi is truly a hidden gem and it couldn’t be a better place to up the romance factor!
5. Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
One of Malaysia’s most elegant hotels, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is situated right in the heart of our bustling capital. The hotel is set among lush gardens, and with it just being around the corner from KLCC and a street full of night life, you won’t be bored of things to do, that is if you want to. This hotel features some of the most spacious luxury accommodations in Kuala Lumpur. So if you prefer to just stay in, we don’t blame you.
6. The Datai Langkawi
Nestled literally in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a unique captivating destination resort. Its wonderful blend of nature and luxury is simply the place to hideaway. Situated on Langkawi island, romance is the name of the game here and it does not disappoint. Far from it actually. Each room, suite and villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest offers stunning views from private verandas of the breathtaking Andaman Sea.
7. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh, Perak
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is an integrated luxury wellness and spa retreat situated in Ipoh. The 5-star retreat is situated on a 16.59 acre valley nestled within a cluster of towering limestone hills. The retreat features a combination of natural caves, pristine jungle, waterfalls and geothermal hot springs. So, if you love natural surroundings but yet want some luxury, this is it! It is a self-contained sanctuary consisting of 25 luxury villas offering holistic wellness and spa experiences inspired by authentic Malaysian practices. Children under the age of twelve are not allowed – ding, ding, ding! No excuse not to let lose and enjoy this paradise.
8. Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is another great place for the city dwellers who just want something a little different away from their own home. Great staycation as it’s right in the heart of the city with fantastic views of the Petronas Twin Towers and with shopping malls around you, it’s also a good place for a day out shopping and then coming back to relax at the hotel.
9. Shangri-la’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is set on Kota Kinabalu’s Pantai Dalit beach, surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. You’ll say “aaaahhhhhhh…..” upon arrival because of the tranquility it instills in you. If you love animals, you’ll love this place because you will have the opportunity to meet Sabah’s icon, the fascinating Orang Utan, as well as a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna . Nothing short of amazing is what describes this place.
10. The Majestic Malacca
The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca’s colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920’s, remains at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites. It’s a remarkable place to stay. It’s not far from the wonders that the city of Malacca has to offer you. The spa is heavenly and the rooms are gorgeous! Plus, the bath tub is die for. A fail proof combo for that short get-a-way with your loved one.