Many of us have spent the past two years stuck in our homes with only the occasional trip to get groceries or food to keep us busy. After being in such a situation for so long, many of us might go a little crazy.
While we’re still a little wary of big trips abroad, what about a vacation or two? It may not be a great adventure to unfamiliar places, but a new sight or a change in surroundings can do wonders for you. Here is a list of some affordable places to stay in and around the Klang Valley that are perfect for a short getaway.
KLoé Hotel was designed to be a home away from home. A relatively new hotel, they aim to provide a new and fresh experience that showcases and celebrates the pursuit of music, art, food, reading and gardening. They offer chic hotel rooms and amenities like open walkways, sun terraces, an outdoor pool, and fantastic views of the city skyline. The hotel is a “home for
creative and curious’ and is a perfect match for those who want to relax as well as those looking for new inspiration.
Address: 227 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Price scale: RM380 – RM560 per night
Contact: +603-2772 1313
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Arte Plus in Jalan Ampang
Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur, 5 km from Petrosains, Discovery Center and KLCC Park, Arte Plus at Jalan Ampang provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. Each unit comes with everything you might need for an extended stay. While everything is dear to the heart of KL, Arte Plus offers real value for money. Her interior design is stylistically minimalist with a touch of luxury, while her exterior decks are some of the best social media photo flex you can find.
Address: 3, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Prince range: RM180 – RM250 per night
Contact: +603-2775 8288
If you want a nature retreat that’s not too far from town, then Bamboo Village is hard to beat. Located in Hulu Langat, just outside Kuala Lumpur and Cheras, Bamboo Village offers you the opportunity to get away from it all and experience the rural kampung way of life. This stay is definitely for people who feel pangs of nostalgia, especially for kampung kids who have spent too much time in the city.
Address: Jalan Desa Pelangi, 43200 Hulu Langat
Price scale: RM120 – RM390 per night
Contact: 016-235 3404
Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The KL Journal Hotel is a perfect example of what a stylish boutique hotel would look like with its laid back, retro vibe. Located in downtown Bukit Bintang, the hotel is designed in a welcoming and relaxed environment where nostalgia meets industrial chic. Facilities include things like a saltwater swimming pool, poolside bar, gymnasium, and more. This combo makes for a great getaway, especially since the hotel is centrally located in the city’s main shopping and entertainment district, Bukit Bintang. The hotel is also located minutes away from the Changkat area – KL’s nightlife hub.
Address: 30 Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Price scale: RM350 – RM590 per night
Contact: +603-2110 2211
Farmville Cafe and Homestay
Located in Sekinchan, Farmville Cafe and Homestay is quite a drive from Kuala Lumpur, but well worth it for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Those who stay there have the chance to see the magnificent landscape of rice fields as far as the eye can see. The homestay concept is interesting, where rooms are constructed from metal containers of different shapes and sizes. Besides the exciting amenities that include a trampoline garden and mini-golf course, visitors can visit the nearby paddy museum and factory, La Familia orchard and the local Firefly park.
Address: 11304, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan
Price scale: RM128 – RM278 per night
Contact: +601-7206 8666
Tadom Hill Resort
Another for nature lovers, Tadom Hill Resort is another idealistic tropical retreat. The resort is located on 45 acres of tropical beauty in the southern part of the Klang Valley. This resort is sure to provide a calm and serene experience with its bamboo-inspired buildings and surroundings. Tadom Hill also offers a number of different accommodations including tents, chalets, hammock spheres and bamboo huts. It also hosts a number of exciting outdoor activities such as Tarzan rope swings, bamboo rafting and bamboo diving. All of this just a 45 minute drive from the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Address: 2, Jalan Bukit Tadom, Kampung Orang Asli, Kampung Labohan Dagang, 42700 Banting
Price scale: RM170 – RM375 per night
Contact: 012 – 5225728
Formerly an old art warehouse, Sekeping Tenggiri has been given a complete makeover, transforming into a charming and elaborate getaway space tucked away in the outskirts of Bangsar. It sports a satisfying, rustic look with its brick and concrete walls, floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light, and a pool surrounded by greenery. When you think of an urban stay, this place is a picturesque example. Certainly a perfect palace for a relaxed weekend without leaving the confines of the city. If you want a piece of nature in the concrete jungle instead of a modern hotel, this is definitely the one to add to your list of stays.
Address: 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Price scale: RM220 – RM330 per night
Contact: +601 7207 5977
Once again leaving the city limits, Sekeping Serendah is about an hour’s drive north of Kuala Lumpur. Unlike the aforementioned Sekeping Tenggiri, this is a true green retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The retreat uses unique and stylish rooms, many of which are made of glass, which offer unobstructed views of the surrounding jungle greenery. Visitors can participate in activities such as swimming, jungle trekking, visiting waterfalls and Orang Asli, fishing, etc. Due to its relatively remote location, the site makes a great getaway to cut yourself off from the outside world for a few days.
Address: SERENDAH FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor
Price scale: RM300 – RM740 per night
Contact: +601 2324 6552
Sarang by the stream
Located just over an hour’s drive north of Kuala Lumpur, Sarang by the Brook is a natural retreat that includes a collection of private homes in the middle of the jungle. Bordering the city of Kuala Kubu Bharu, this is another great place for those seeking the serenity of nature. The rooms are mostly made from old shipping containers that have been refurbished into unique accommodations. Visitors can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, tropical garden and on-site barbecue facilities. For the more adventurous, outdoor activities include an overnight jungle experience, river trekking, rafting, river picnics, hot springs, and more.
Address: 20 Jalan Seruling, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bahru
Price scale: RM180 – RM230 per night
Contact: +601 9332 2448
A chic and modern seaside getaway, The Kabin is located next to scenic Remis Beach and in the idyllic historic and coastal town of Kuala Selangor. It is easily accessible via the KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway or the North Klang Valley Expressway, just an hour and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. This eco-friendly boutique resort is made up of recycled shipping containers that have been converted into comfortable luxury accommodation units. If you’ve ever wanted to take the weekend off to enjoy the benefits of sandy beaches and sea views without breaking the bank then this is definitely the place for you.
Address: Jalan Haji Zainal, Jeram, 45800 Jeram
Price scale: RM150 – RM465
Contact: +6017 924 7800
With this list, we hope you can find the perfect weekend for your next stay. Everyone deserves a break after the last two years of confinement. For money saving tips, you can check out our travel article here.
Also, don’t miss our Travel Guide 2022 for everything you need to know before planning your trip, both abroad and domestically.
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