To some people, KL has it all. If you’ve been there, you’re well aware that the city is packed with top tier shopping malls, restaurants and hotels. It’s vibrant enough to satisfy your short vacay needs and has a plethora of activities for an urban staycation. Here are your picks of Insta-worthy, aesthetically pleasing boutique hotels in KL that are complete with excellent amenities, ambience and in-room scenery – ideal for your holidays and Instagram feeds.
1) The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
This Instagramable boutique hotel in KL is located in the hub of the city. Founded along Bukit Bintang street, The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel fancies itself as a hip boutique hotel amid a busy shopping district in KL. When you walk into the lobby, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back into the ’70s, as most of the hotel’s interior is retro-looking. Each room is well-decorated and spacious enough despite the hotel’s location. Some rooms overlook Bukit Bintang’s streets, where you can see the city lights from your room window at night. You can request a family loft for a family vacation that can fit up to four peoples.
The rooftop bar’s ambience feels homey and very Instagram-worthy. It’s adorned with colourful couches and rest chairs. You can take a dip in the pool or chill out while watching the city around you.
2）MOV Hotel, Bukit Bintang
Instagramers love KL skyscrapers as part of their background pictures. MOV Hotel has a spectacular view of the glorious KL skyline from its rooftop pool. Located in Jalan Bukit Bintang, this boutique hotel in KL is near the dining and shopping areas. Malls like Pavilion and Lot 10 are in walking distance which makes shopping convenient. The hotel has a cosmopolitan and urban feel, and the interior makes you want to snap photos every chance you get.
This hotel has 147 rooms, including nine lofts that are each furnished with king-sized beds. Each loft has its own theme and decor. The Allure Loft, for example, has a romantic vibe. The loft is well-decorated with a soft hue colour scheme, minimalistic interior and gold trimming furniture. A huge make-up mirror complements the room, making it look spacious and perfect for a ‘selfie’.
If you don’t want to leave the hotel to eat, you can visit the hotel cafe called The Wurst. The restaurant serves a variety of menu from sandwiches, steaks, fish and chips, to name a few. One of the must-try menus is the Wagyu Bone Marrow, as it’s highly recommended if you’re dining here.
3) Kloe Hotel, Bukit Bintang
The moment you step into this hotel, you know it’s meant for the Instagram generation. Nestled in the core of Jalan Bukit Bintang, the hotels’ interior and exterior are designed in a factory, artsy style, with hip decor and painting made by local artists. You can quickly lose yourself in this funky hotel.
The Kloe Hotel consists of 85 rooms which are categorised into standard and deluxe rooms. There are two types of rooms to choose from; City Rooms and Courtyard Rooms. The City Rooms face the city while the Courtyard rooms have views of the hotels’ pool and garden. One unique feature of this cool hotel is the five impressive lofts with different themes that revolve around music, art, books, food and garden. The five lofts are Room to Taste, Room To Hear, Room To Grow, Room to Read, and Room to Draw.
4) Hotel Stripes, KL
Hotel Stripes is ridiculously photogenic. Situated in the city centre, this boutique hotel in KL has a modern and metropolitan touch with a hint of luxury. As you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you’ll be charmed by the design and breathtaking monochrome interior. The hotel is built in a lively area of KL and is on the top list of classic hotel buildings that blend well with modern architecture.
The hotel has 184 rooms and suites which all are located on the upper floors of the hotel. All rooms are facing the direction of the sunset. Looking at the hotel rooms, you can feel the creativity and meticulous details reflected and represented in each room. The room feels just like home, and there’s a couch where you can rest while watching the television.
Located in a strategic location in Kuala Lumpur, Stripes Hotel is only a 5 minutes walking distance to Dang Wangi LRT Train Station. You can take the LRT to go sightseeing in KL without worrying about the congested traffic in the area. You can also take 10 minutes to walk to Indian Street and try authentic Indian food. Or browse along with the colourful and unique Indian shops along Jalan Masjid India.
After a long day, hop into the infinity pool on the rooftop and enjoy the cocktail at the pool bar. The pool has a beautiful view of KL Twin Towers and KL Tower – perfect for your camera and approved by your Instagram followers.
5) Citizen M Hotel KL
If you’re planning to stay in a cosy but chic boutique hotel in KL, Citizen M is the right boutique hotel for you. This Netherlands-based chain Hotel is located in Jalan Pudu, which makes it fitting for a staycation or a short vacation in the city. You can do a 10-minute walk to Berjaya Times Square from the hotel, and other attractions in Jalan Bukit Bintang are just a stone’s throw away.
The hotel is well designed – colourful, artsy and modern decor. You can see that in the lobby, the chairs are accessorised with bright and vibrant sofas, and the wall is adorned with quirky yet unique artworks. It makes you think that you’re in a designer’s or an artist’s living room. It totally screams for a picture.
If you love everything tech and convenient, you’ll love this hotel as you can self-check-in from the airport or your phone. Upon checking-in, self-check-in your booking and when you’re at the lobby, go straight to the reception counter and request your room key. How easy is that?
The room is spacious and has a minimalist concept. What’s cool about the room is you can control everything from an iPad. You can even adjust the room’s lighting to suit your mood. If you want to watch a romantic movie, there are four pre-programmed TV settings you can manage from the iPad too. Sound fun, huh?