Across the regions of the world that we feature there is no standardised classification and grading of hotels, therefore we have used the hotel’s own rating if an official rating is not available. It is important to note that this is not an exact science and standards can vary quite dramatically from one country to another. However, we do believe that it will serve as a useful indicator.
To help you find your ideal accommodation we have listed our hotels and resorts as follows:
Cradled between forested hills and a long pristine beach, on the shore of the South China Sea, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve which is home to some delightful orphaned baby orangutans.
Described as “a unique resort on a unique island”, Pangkor Laut Resort is a slice of paradise 3 miles off the coast of Malaysia. Lush and unspoiled 2-million year old rainforest surrounds coves of beautiful beaches, bordered by a glistening emerald sea.
Ideally located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with outstanding views of the Petronas Twin Towers, Traders Hotel offers a combination of comfort, convenience and efficient service.
Superbly located within the prestigious Golden Triangle district and with easy access to the trendy, upscale business and entertainment hub of Bukit Bintang.
The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malaccas colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920s, remains at the heart of the hotel.
Nestled in over a hundred acres of tropical forest and gardens, on the south-east coast with a majestic view over the Andaman Sea, the Westin Resort and Spa is located only a short distance from the town of Kuah, the main duty-free shopping area of Langkawi.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of an ancient rainforest, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort is a pocket of peace and tranquility overlooking the sparkling, pristine sea and the white sandy beach of Datai Bay on the north-west coast of Langkawi.
Situated on the north-west coast of Langkawi, in the heart of the rainforest between the mountains and the deep blue sea, centuries old trees with huge buttress roots and jungle twines surround The Datai Langkawi, creating the feeling of being in a secret far away world.
Just minutes by boat from the world-renowned mangroves of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines artful design and all-pervading serenity with a wholesome connection with nature.
Situated within eight acres of tropical gardens, on Penang's famous Batu Feringgi beach and just twenty minutes from the old-Colonial city of Georgetown, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is ideal for guests of all ages.
Located on the famed Batu Feringgi Beach and nestled between the sea and emerald green hills, a stay at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa creates memories to last a lifetime.
Situated on the west coast of Sabah, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort is a paradise for the senses surrounded by natural beauty.
Fronted by an emerald green sea and shaded by tall palms swaying in the breeze, Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary designed to reflect the elegance of 17th Century Malay palaces.
Situated in the largest hill station in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands Resort is set amidst breathtaking scenery, Tudor cottages and lush rolling hills.
Fringed by a sandy beach, rocky coastal outcrops and coral reefs, the hilly landscape of Gaya Island Resort is covered with lush tropical rainforest and has the stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu visible in the distance.
Set on 3.2 acres, opposite the striking old Moorish style railway station, The Majestic Hotel is perfectly located for exploring Kuala Lumpur’s many tourist attractions.
Comprising both the Malay Peninsula and the states of Sabah and Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, Malaysia lies in the heart of South East Asia on one of the world's most ancient and important trade routes.
From rice paddies, rainforests, orangutans and tea plantations to vibrant cities and colonial towns, Malaysia caters for all tastes. From pristine beaches and excellent cuisine to elegant boutique hotels and stunning resorts, Malaysia is a country full of diversity, surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders that will truly delight, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Asian holiday.
Kuala Lumpur is at once a seeming contradiction between old and new, and a glorious microcosm of modern Malaysia. The nation's capital, Kuala Lumpur, or 'KL' as it is commonly known, is dotted with British colonial buildings that pay homage to its past. However this bustling Asian metropolis also serves as home to the majestic Petronas Twin Towers - among the world's tallest buildings.
Situated off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia, the island of Penang is known as the 'Treasure of the Orient'. From the bustling, winding streets of Georgetown where old British colonial buildings stand side-by-side with ancient temples, to the palm trees fringing the coast at Batu Feringgi, night markets and the irresistible culinary delights, Penang has it all.
An archipelago of islands, Langkawi is famous for it's beautiful white sand beaches, serenity and ancient legends. Some of the finest beach resorts in Malaysia are dotted along it's coastlines and the island offers a variety of activities and facilities from the world-class Datai Bay golf course to a cable-car ride up Mount Mat Cincang or a sunset cruise, to enjoy the spectacular view across the Andaman Sea. Or for the more adventurous, island hopping, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, mountain biking and horse-riding are just a few of the experiences which await the visitor to this beautiful part of Malaysia.
Located in the Malaysian state of Pahang, approximately 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur, much of the character of the beautiful Cameron Highlands remains unchanged since colonial times. Endearingly known to some as the 'little corner of England in Asia', the Cameron Highlands area is the main producer of tea and strawberries in Malaysia. At about 1,500 metres above sea level, it is the highest area on the mainland and with its cool climate, picturesque plateau hills and forest, it is the perfect year-round retreat for golfers, honeymooners and holidaymakers alike.
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo and the perfect base from which to explore the pristine beaches and legendary diving spots in the South China Sea, as well as providing the ideal opportunity to see orangutans in their natural habitat. With its pure white sands, crystal clear water, magnificent corals, an abundance of marine life and boasting the highest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah is a paradise for diving enthusiasts and nature lovers.
|Location:||South Eastern Asia, bordered by Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||329, 758 square kilometres||Flying Time:||Approximately 12 hours from UK/Ireland|
|Population:||27 million||Telephone Code:||+ 60|
|Local Time:||GMT + 8 hours||Electricity:||220 / 240 volts using UK-style 3 pin plugs|
|Visa:||None required by UK or Ireland passport holders||Nearest MalaysiaTourist Office (UK):||+44 (0)207 930 7932|
|Currency:||Malaysian Ringgit||Website:||Malaysia Tourism|
Bahasa Malay (English is widely spoken)
*Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only. Rainfall data is per month.