Boutique hotels are classified as small establishments with as little as 10 to as many as 100 rooms.
They are usually furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner.
Here are some of Kuala Lumpur’s best boutique hotels, all of which offer a unique experience.
The Chow Kit
The Chow Kit is the first hotel by Malaysia-based Ormond Group. Named after the area in which it is located, this classy hotel with 113 rooms is set to be the neighbourhood’s latest landmark.
There is no gym nor spa, but guests are entitled to perks that can be used at nearby establishments. Most rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, timber floors, rain shower, luxury linens, Smart TV and bespoke organic toiletries.
The hotel also offers a continental or à la carte breakfast in beautiful settings at its Chow Kit Kitchen & Bar.
The Yard Boutique Hotel
The Yard Boutique Hotel is a cosy establishment situated in an alley of a quiet, unsuspecting, residential area of Tengkat Tong Shin in Bukit Bintang.
Located in a historical colonial house exuding character and charm, The Yard Boutique Hotel has just 11 rooms.
Tastefully decorated with modern interiors and warm lighting, this boutique hotel is a unique blend between the old and new.
Melange Hotel is a boutique designer hotel located one block behind Jalan Alor, a street famous for its culinary offerings.
With its eye-catching, painted windows, Melange Hotel lives up to its name, offering rooms in a melange of themes such as Tampan/Handsome (class and formality), Ayu/Elegant (minimalist) and Manja/Fun (colourful and funky).
The hotel, which employs on-site security, has over 40 rooms and occupies 6 floors.
Reeds Boutique Hotel
Located a stone’s throw from Jalan Sultan Ismail, Reeds Boutique Hotel offers easy access to one of Kuala Lumpur city center’s main roads.
It is housed in a former colonial shophouse. The building’s exterior has maintained the overall manner of the old building, while the hotel’s interior has been renovated in a modern style.
A wide range of rooms are offered, from dorm rooms with bunk beds to large family suites.
Gold 3 Boutique Hotel
Gold 3 Boutique Hotel is a camera-themed hotel that promises affordable yet modern and comfortable accommodation.
With an amazing location in Fahrenheit 88 shopping center along Jalan Bukit Bintang, this hotel offers several room types, from bunk beds to family suites.
Equipped with a mini camera museum, Gold 3 Boutique Hotel is a must-visit for photography fans.
Tucked away along a commercial street in town, Ahyu Hotel is located just 3-minutes walk from the busy Masjid Jamek LRT station .
The hotel’s exterior is designed in a style resembling Moorish architecture, lending extra character to this small yet charming hotel.
Reasonably priced and with good access to shops and restaurants, Ahyu Hotel is a good choice for those intending to explore the area.
Anggun Boutique Hotel
The beautiful Anggun Boutique Hotel’s design is based on an old-fashioned Malaysian home that used to be in its place back in the 1920s.
With its excellent location just 250 meters from Changkat Bukit Bintang, a major nightspot in town, Anggun Boutique Hotel is a good base for those intending to explore Kuala Lumpur’s shopping, dining and entertainment attractions.
There are 18 rooms at this establishment, with one Courtyard (Honeymoon) Suite.
Flora by Crossroads Hotel
The facade of the aptly named Flora by Crossroads Hotel is almost entirely covered with a beautiful assortment of colourful plants, helping guests relax and rejuvenate.
This boutique hotel, which is located right next to Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is a mere 15-minute walk from KLCC.
The simple yet tasteful interior of Flora by Crossroads Hotel is bound to offer a good night’s stay for anyone looking to put up for a night central Kuala Lumpur.
The Mesui Hotel
Located near Bukit Bintang, the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Mesui Hotel has an attention-grabbing, futuristic-looking exterior with capsule-like windows.
It is, however, not a capsule hotel. In fact, its interior comprises a good balance of eastern and western elements, providing a harmonious environment for guests.
With a 24-hour reception, the Mesui Hotel is a great choice for those who wish to be close to major attractions and entertainment outlets downtown Kuala Lumpur has to offer.
Arte Plus by FIFI
Situated in Ampang, Arte Plus by FIFI offers accommodation in the form of serviced suites.
Arte Plus by FIFI is known for its spacious rooms and elaborately decorated lobby and hallways as well as reception and seating areas.
However, the main attractions for guests at this hotel are surely the wonderfully-designed gardens and swimming pool, both of which are beautifully lit each night.
Red by Sirocco
Like its name suggests, Red by Sirocco is an elegantly decorated boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur whose main theme is the powerful colour, red.
Located in the southeastern corner of Chow Kit, the hallways and rooms of this hidden gem is filled with murals, art pieces and furniture in numerous shades of red: vermilion, ruby, cherry, you name it.
With a rooftop dining area, nightclub and swimming pool offering unobstructed views of Kuala Lumpur Tower, Red by Sirocco offers excellent value for visitors to Malaysia’s capital city.
Greystone Boutique Hotel
Greystone Boutique Hotel is a one-of-a-kind establishment offering rooms that come in a variety of themes, including Space Odyssey, Fairy Tale, Aquatic, Parisian, James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Arabian Nights and more.
Located in Pudu, Greystone Boutique Hotel is reasonably priced and is located a short walk from major shopping mall Berjaya Times Square.
The wide selection of styles and atmospheres on offer at this Kuala Lumpur boutique hotel is bound to fulfil the desires of all those who seek an adventurous night’s stay in the city center.