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6 Hotels with Exciting Locations That You Should Not Miss in Malaysia

The locations and features of these six hotels will have you longing for a stay in each of them this very instant

A large part of the experience of staying in a hotel is defined by one powerful element: the hotel’s location.

The fact is, without a promising location, staying in a hotel would prove to be a rather mundane affair. For instance, if the hotel is too far removed from engaging attractions and destinations, your holiday experience would prove to be a horribly dull one—seeing as you would not be able to savour all the wonders that the location has to offer.

Fortunately, many of today’s hotels throughout the world are situated in terrific locations. Malaysia is not an exception to this attractive trend, with internationally-renowned hotels sprouting all over unique parts of the country, thus drawing in a steady stream of holidaymakers from all walks of life.

Here, we take a closer look at six such hotels, highlighting their locations and features to show you why you ought to consider staying in them during your next trip to Malaysia.

1. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

WHAT: The Westin is a house of hotels that is internationally renowned for its excellence in service, and this excellence flows through every fibre of The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Coloured by an ambience of luxury and indulgence, this resort is especially celebrated for housing The Heavenly Spa, along with a large range of water and land-based recreational activities that showcase the best of Langkawi Island.

WHERE: Aside from the fact that it rests near an incredibly scenic beach, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is just a stone’s throw away—or a drive of approximately ten minutes, to be more specific—from Kuah Town. This town is easily Langkawi’s most famous commercial hub, and is a haven for shoppers due to its many duty-free offerings.

WHO: Perfect for those who want a relaxing and luxurious getaway, with numerous doses of retail therapy.

WEBSITE: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

2. Arabian Bay Resort

WHAT: Arabian Bay Resort is a residential property that is a part of Bukit Gambang Resort City. This hotel is a particularly popular destination for those who are on a family getaway, with rooms that cater to both large and small families. It is equipped with a vast variety of facilities, including a swimming pool that is reminiscent of an enchanting oasis that you can expect to find in Aladdin’s world.

WHERE: Arabian Bay Resort is located within the vicinity of Bukit Gambang’s Water Park and Safari Park in Pahang, which means that you can look forward to a day of wholesome fun for the entire family. There’s also a whole host of outdoor activities—like ATV rides and an amusement park—to be savoured.

WHO: Suitable for those who would like a fun-filled and dynamic getaway with their children and families.

WEBSITE: Arabian Bay Resort

3. Hotel NEO+

WHAT: Hotel NEO+ will delight those who enjoy chic and stylish getaways that take place within the most exciting part of a city-based destination. It has two sleek eateries, a well-equipped gym and a rooftop swimming pool that gives you stunning views of Penang’s famous George Town.

WHERE: When it comes to experiencing the best that Penang has to offer, there’s no better place to be than in George Town. A thrilling combination of stunning architecture, a dynamic cultural and arts scene, delectable culinary offerings and natural wonders, George Town has something for everyone—and Hotel NEO+ is at the centre of it all, near the famed Hin Bus Depot Art Centre.

WHO: Ideal for those who enjoy getaways in the city, with substantial servings of art and good food—be it in small groups, big groups or individually.

WEBSITE: Hotel NEO+

4. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan

WHAT: Dressed with hints of contemporary elegance and luxury, the Swiss-Garden Beach Resort in Kuantan of Pahang is a good place to visit for a relaxing getaway. With captivating views of the South China Sea and lavish green surroundings to be relished, this resort will pamper you from the very moment you step into it. It is also the host of Samsara Spa, where you can indulge in decadent Balinese massages.

WHERE: Located by a private beach of its own and just a 30-minute drive away from Malaysia’s reputed Cherating town, this resort will thrill those who greatly enjoy beach-themed getaways. It is also near Cherating’s Turtle Sanctuary, where you can learn a great deal about these majestic marine creatures.

WHO: The place to be for those who would like a relaxing beach getaway, as well as those who are passionate—or are simply curious—about nature and wildlife.

WEBSITE: Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan

5. The Frangipani Langkawi Resort And Spa

WHAT: Offering a surreal chance to immerse yourself in Langkawi Island’s extraordinary natural environment, The Frangipani Langkawi Resort And Spa gives guests a unique getaway that is headlined by sustainable tourism. Its Eco-Walk, for instance, demonstrates 300 of the practices that it uses to keep its carbon footprint at low levels. It also has an anti-oxidant sauna that is a good avenue to detoxify and cleanse your body.

WHERE: Situated nearby Langkawi Island’s popular Cenang Beach, The Frangipani Resort And Spa also has its very own beach that is known for its fluffy white sand, with breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea. It is within close proximity of Underwater World too, which is one of Langkawi Island’s most prominent attractions due to the fact that it allows guests to have close and intimate encounters with marine life.

WHO: A good destination for those who enjoy all things related to nature, and those who prioritise on sustainable tourism.

WEBSITE: The Frangipani Langkawi Resort And Spa

6. Mutiara Taman Negara

WHAT: Fancy a getaway with your family or a group of friends that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Mutiara Taman Negara will give you that—and much more. From bungalows to chalet suites and family chalets, this resort will provide you with the perfect setting to unwind with your loved ones. It also conducts an impressive array of nature-themed outdoor activities that are best enjoyed in groups.

WHERE: If the notion of a resort in a national park seems like an utterly absurd one to you, Mutiara Taman Negara will change your mind promptly. Nestled in Taman Negara, which is one of Malaysia’s defining nature-preservation regions, this resort will put you right in the middle of a rich canvas of unique flora and fauna, allowing you to reconnect and experience nature on a whole new level.

WHO: Perfect for those who find nature-themed getaways exhilarating, or those who simply want a getaway environment that is entirely different from urban areas.

WEBSITE: Mutiara Taman Negara

These are just six of many hotels that are capable of giving you a thoroughly enjoyable time in Malaysia due to their unique offerings and locations—but they are also six more reasons for you start planning your trip to this colourful nation immediately. And what better way to get your preparations underway, than by visiting our Let’s Go Now booking page?

Additionally, if you are looking for unique hotels throughout Southeast Asia and not just in Malaysia, GOASEAN is here for you too. Just watch the following video, taken from the GO LIST segment of our flagship television show, GOTravel!

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