Cheapest month to stay with an average 2% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 128% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Malaysia
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Top tips for finding the perfect Malaysia hotel
If you’re not afraid of heights, your visit to Kuala Lumpur should include a trip to the Petronas Towers, currently the tallest twin towers globally. Walk on the sky bridge that connects the two towers and enjoy amazing views of the city below. You can also go to the 86th floor for a bird’s eye view of the city below. A great hotel to stay in to be close to the Petronas Towers and more attractions in Kuala Lumpur is Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Three colossal limestone caves and a cave temple, if you enjoy beautiful sights and mystique, don’t miss a visit to Batu Caves. Go up the 272 recently repainted steps to the top of the temple and enjoy the beautiful view of the surroundings. The area is also famous for firefly watching, and booking a Batu Caves hotel is the beginning of a great trip to this area. Some good hotels you can stay at include Sky Hotel Selayang and New Wave hotel Batu Caves.
Art lovers will love a visit to Penang, a city filled with street murals. Penang is a must-see for most tourists visiting Malaysia because you will find beautiful murals of children making different poses on almost every street corner. It is a fun city to explore and walk around in, and if you’re into art, consider staying at Flamingo By The Beach Penang, a cozy establishment that will give you easy access to the attractions in this city.
Book at least 49 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Malaysia accommodation.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Malaysia if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Malaysia found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $2, while the most expensive was $1,083.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Malaysia for 2 days.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Malaysia, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Malaysia in May and June.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Malaysia
If you’re visiting Malaysia for some rest and relaxation, head for the beaches. Langkawi Island in the Andaman Sea is the best place for relaxation and some fun in the sun. Travelers coming to Langkawi Island have everything from hostels to lavish resorts, all of which you can book through KAYAK. Take a vacation to this island to enjoy a couple of days taking in the seaside beauty. For the ultimate relaxation, book hotels by the beach such as Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, and Dash Resort Langkawi.
If you identify as a foodie, Malaysia is food heaven. Malaysia has tons of street food, and every corner you turn, there’s something to eat. If you’re looking to taste the land’s cuisine, take a food trip of Kuala Lumpur to experience some of the best Malay cuisines from the local joints. Consider staying at a hotel in Downtown Kuala Lumpur like Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for easy access to the local food joints.
If you’re visiting Malaysia for the wildlife, head to Borneo. Malaysia’s wildlife paradise is home to over 600 avian species and 200 mammal species, including pythons, tigers, elephants, gibbons, hornbills, barking deer, and sun bears. It is the only place to spot a proboscis monkey and one of the two natural habitats for orangutans. Marine life is also diverse, and you’ll get to see some rare species such as white-tip sharks, clownfish, hawksbill turtle, green turtle, and the barracuda. Consider booking a Kota Kinabalu hotel to be close to both the ocean and Kinabalu Park. Some good hotels you should consider are Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, and The Magellan Sutera Resort.
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Malaysia. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Kuala Lumpur (50% of total searches to Malaysia). The next most popular destinations are Langkawi (33%) and Kota Kinabalu (11%). Searches for hotels in George Town (6%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. Kedah and Sabah are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Malaysia for as cheap as $6 (Lumut) in the last 3 days. The average price is $69.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Malaysia hotels for tonight for as low as $6 (Ranau). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $9 (Ranau) and 4-star+ hotels from $13 (Sungai Petani).
In the last 72 hours, users have found Malaysia hotels for this weekend for as low as $6 (Kuala Lumpur) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $9 (Seri Kembangan) and 4-star+ hotels from $12 (Kuala Lumpur).
Where to stay in Malaysia?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Malaysia by showing you the exact location of each hotel.