Unique Hotels in Selangor, Malaysia You Need to Stay in (NOW)

Selangor is the perfect holiday destination, just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. This state has ample attractions for all kinds of travelers – From culture to food, adventure to nature – there is no dearth of options for a wayfarer.

With Selangor’s rise as a tourist destination close to a bustling metropolis, offering a quick getaway from the big city madness, accommodation options are plenty. There are many themed resorts as well as 5 star hotels in Selangor which offer unique sleeps to travelers looking for that special USP.

So, if you are thinking ‘Where to Stay in Selangor‘?, here are my personal choices of hotels I have stayed in as well as others with glowing reviews.

Unique Sleeps and Top Hotels in Selangor

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So here’s a lowdown and brief review of my personal experience staying in these spectacular hotels in Selangor.

This list is based on my personal preferences only.

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The Sticks

The Sticks was our first stop in the city, which also happens to be one of the best resort in Selangor for nature lovers. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay amidst jungles in the lovely ‘glamping style’ set up.

The Sticks

The Sticks resort in Selangor

The adventure starts as soon as you park your vehicles, around 1 km from the actual resort. We had to do a mini jungle trek to reach the reception area, crossing a lovely stream and a suspension bridge.

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Cross this suspension bridge to get to the resort

Owned by a lovely couple, The Sticks offers super comfortable and luxurious “tendoks” and chalets for your exquisite stay experience.

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Inside of our grand room – The Opera House which comfortably beds 4 adults

Verandah outside the room

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Lovely green path to ‘The Opera House’

This full board retreats allows you to simply relax and rejuvenate in arms of nature. Lovely home cooked meals are served during day and a lavish BBQ spread, based on your choices, follows in the evenings.

Be it relaxing on a hammock with a book, enjoying river tubing in the nearby stream, trekking to the chiling waterfalls, jungle trekking or just looking for endemic birds of the area, whatever your choice of activity might be – head to The Sticks now for the ultimate getaway in Selangor.

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Chilling in a hammock – At the lovely Sticks retreat

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Avani Sepang Goldcoast

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Over-water bungalows in Malaysia? Yes please!

I could not believe my eyes when I saw this amazing property shaped like a palm tree, with pretty bungalows in typical ‘Maldives style’, minus the clear blue green waters of course. This was a small drawback though which was easy to miss in the classy style, luxury rooms and the stunning set up.

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Classy over-water bunglows at Avani Sepang Goldcoast

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Take a peek inside our spacious over-water bunglow

Here at Avani, you can also enjoy a lovely mangrove cruise with possibility to sight monitor lizards and monkeys, followed by a lovely sunset dinner. This was our itinerary for the day at Avani and I would highly recommend everyone who visits to follow suit.

All set for the mangrove cruise

All set for the mangrove cruise

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Lucky sighting of this huge monitor lizard

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Monkeys can be found in abundance here – the naughty Macaques

Our sunset dinner was the perfect setting where you can unwind with your choice of poison, best baked fish in town & a free back massage – all whilst gazing at the ever-changing colors of the melting sun.

Here’s a step by step, in pictures, on how to enjoy your sunset dinner at Avani

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Step 1 – Grab Your Poison (Beer in my case)

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Step 2 – Get a good ol’ shoulder rub

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Step 3 – Grab some food off the buffet – and don’t miss the baked fish

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Step 4 – Take in the scenery and enjoy the changing colors of the setting sun

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Step 5 – Take pictures when orange hues turn bluish grey as the night seeps in

So if you are looking for that ‘one of a kind experience‘ in Malaysia – This is it!!!

Oh and did I mention Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort has by far the best photo opportunities.

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Photo opportunities galore at Avani Sepang!

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Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

I would rate Sunway as the best family resort in Selangor – Hands down.

They have multiple properties to suit all styles and budgets – each in close proximity to Sunway Lagoon (The popular theme and water park) and the frequented Sunway Pyramid shopping mall.

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Starry feeling as you step into your lovely room

Decor is grand, rooms are lovely with star like setting and comfortable beds and with amusement park being right next door, you really don’t need anything else. I would recommend staying minimum 2 nights just because one day for Sunway Lagoon is simply not enough.

Sunway Resort & Spa will make for the perfect short trip from Kuala Lumpur and ideal family weekend getaway.

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Palace of the Golden Horses

Sadly, we only got the grand tour and a chance to dine in this majestic hotel, which is also termed as the best hotel in Selangor.

However, you can get a fair idea of how grand the setting for this hotel is as it truly looks like a palace. A golden chariot outside the hotel adds to its classic look and makes for excellent photo backdrops.

Palace of the Golden Horses

Palace of the Golden Horses entrance with the Golden chariot up front

As you enter, you can see everything from cutlery to paintings, toilet signs to statues – everything is “horse” themed as the name suggests. If you are a horse lover, this palace can charm you like no other.

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Horse statues form a big part of the Palace decor

We dined at the exclusive Chinese restaurant and felt like royalty as we devoured our hor d’oeuvres and mains and took silly Boomerang pictures. Yes, not typical royalty I would say.

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Dining in style with horse decor to match, of course!

Our dining experience and a quick walk through was pretty spectacular and I would love to return to spend a couple of nights and live like a queen.

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One World Hotel

Another one of our ‘dining only’ spots but you can totally make out everything about a hotel just by stepping into it – and of course the decor, quality of food etc – isn’t it?

One World Hotel amazes you as soon as you enter. Their interiors USP is the chandelier which changes colors at the entrance. This adds to the whole 5 star look and feel this property oozes of.

Pasta station at the open kitchen

Pasta station at the open kitchen

We had a grand sea food spread – the best I have ever seen actually, here. They had anything you could think of in sea food – I mean literally anything. From each type of fish made in every cooking style and sauce, shrimps, oysters, lobsters, prawns, mussels and so much more – I was full just by looking at this array.

assorted sushi

Or maybe try some assorted Sushi?

Excellent food and exquisite decor helped push ‘One World Hotel’ on this best hotels in Selangor list.

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Dorsett Grand Subang

Dorsett Grand has a wonderful lobby area and bar.

We learnt how to make their signature cocktail and mocktail in the evening sessions with the smiling bartender.

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Dorsett grand’s Piano lounge (aka official drinking hole of the hotel)

However, room-wise, we weren’t impressed. The rooms, though comfortable had faulty plumping and power cuts at night, which dampened our stay. So, I wouldn’t rate Dorsett Grand Subang as high as other hotels on this list, however, just because the staff was amazing and the lobby area was spectacular, it’s worth a visit.

Dorsett grand subang rooms

Dorsett grand subang rooms

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Other Highly Recommended Properties

Obviously I cannot try every hotel in Selangor personally, so here are few other hotels and resorts in Selangor based on TripAdvisor reviews

The Royale Chulan Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Hilton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Four Points by Sheraton Puchong, Puchong, Malaysia

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Malaysia

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