Coolest Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
A good hotel can make or break a vacation. After spending all those hours flying to Malaysia, the last thing you need is a lumpy pillow and four dull walls. Fortunately, Kuala Lumpur is full of unique hotels to mail home about. Make your travel plans and add these hotels to the list. They are worth checking out.
ANGGUN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Made up of two colonial houses dating back to the 1920s, the Anggun Boutique Hotel offers nostalgic architecture, culture and convenience. The hotel features an internal courtyard, a staple in traditional houses, and handmade wooden furniture in all its rooms. Enjoy the novelty of teak four-poster beds and roll down blinds made of wood slats. The hotel stands in the Golden Triangle, which means excellent food and shopping is right at its doorstep. Should you feel sick of the city, you can ready yourself for the beach. The wellness centre in the hotel offers waxing services atop a ‘kampung’ rooftop.
1 Jalan Delima, Imbi, Imbi Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia
Buildings made of shipping containers are the new rage, so it makes complete sense that a hipster hotel emerged with this concept as its schtick. Corrugated Corten steel walls are a running motif through the space, painted black and yellow, though not looking too much like bees. However, honeycomb patterns do pop up when you least expect them. Sleep beneath the stars in a glass cylinder (the Concrete Room) or share a cabana tent-style room with a friend (the Camp Site) and enjoy the natural light from the glass sunroof. The Container Hotel offers group discounts, so grab a friend and head down. They also have hotels in Ipoh and Penang, with plans to expand to Melaka and Kota Kinabalu.
48 Jalan Tenggiri, Kuala Lumpur, 59100, Malaysia
All Sekeping retreats channel a carelessly chic vibe, but particular kudos goes to Sekeping Tenggiri. The bare brick exterior confronts you, and is invaded with fauna that is both cultivated to minimalist tendencies and bursting from openings in the walls. Inside is bare bones comfort, including plush white mattresses on naked timber flooring. Eye-popping art stands in stark contrast to the grey concrete walls the art is hung on. Cushions in muted colours dotting the lounge area surround the 7m x 3m pool. Basically, it’s the perfect “cool girl” retreat. Bangsar and its hipster cafés and nightlife are within walking distance, as is a night market on Sundays. Sekeping Tenggiri has seven rooms to go around, but should it be fully booked up, check out its sister property, Sekeping Backlane.