Where Should You Go For The Next Staycation?
Many of us have spent the last 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 be going a little stir crazy.
While we might still be a little wary of big trips overseas, what about a staycation or two? It may not be a grand adventure to places unknown, but a fresh view or change in environment can do wonders for you. Here is a list of a few affordable staycation spots in and around Klang Valley that are perfect for a short escape.
KLoé Hotel was made to be a home away from home. A relatively new hotel, they aim to offer a fresh and new experience that shows off and celebrates the pursuit of music, art, food, reading, and gardening. They offer chic boutique hotel rooms and amenities such as open walkways, sun terraces, an outdoor pool, and fantastic views of the city skyline. The hotel is a ‘home for the
creative and the curious’ and is a perfect match for those who want to take it easy as well as those looking for new inspiration.
Address: 227 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM380 – RM560 per night
Contact: +603-2772 1313
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Arte Plus at Jalan Ampang
With its central location within Kuala Lumpur, 5 km from Petrosains, The Discovery Centre and 5 km from KLCC Park, Arte Plus at Jalan Ampang features 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 staycation. While everything is expensive in the heart of KL, Arte Plus offers true value for your money. Its interior design is stylistically minimalistic with a hint of luxury, while its outdoor terraces make for some of the best social media photo flexes that 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 is not too far from the city, then Bamboo Village is hard to beat. Situated in Hulu Langat, just outside Kuala Lumpur and Cheras, Bamboo Village offers you the chance to get away from it all and experience the rural kampung lifestyle. This staycation is definitely for people who are feeling pangs of nostalgia, especially for those kampung kids out there who have spent too much time in the city.
Address: Jalan Desa Pelangi, 43200 Hulu Langat
Price Range: RM120 – RM390 per night
Contact: 016-235 3404
Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel
The KL Journal Hotel is a perfect example of what a stylish boutique hotel would look like with its laid-back and retro vibes. Situated in the city centre of Bukit Bintang, the hotel is designed with an inviting and relaxed environment in mind where nostalgia meets industrial chic. Amenities include things such as a salt water swimming pool, a pool-side bar, a 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 of Bukit Bintang. The hotel is also located just minutes away from the Changkat neighbourhood – the hub of KL nightlife.
Address: 30 Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM350 – RM590 per night
Contact: +603-2110 2211
Farmville Cafe and Homestay
Located in Sekinchan, the Farmville Cafe and Homestay is quite the drive away from Kuala Lumpur, but it is well worth the effort for those looking to get away from the hustle of city life. Those who stay there have the chance to view the beautiful scenery of paddy fields as far as the eyes can see. The homestay’s concept is an interesting one, where rooms are constructed out of metal containers of various shapes and sizes. Apart from interesting amenities that include a trampoline garden and mini golf putting, visitors can check out the nearby paddy museum and factory, the La Familia Orchard, and the local Firefly Park.
Address: 11304, Jalan Tepi Sawah, Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan
Price Range: RM128 – RM278 per night
Contact: +601-7206 8666
Tadom Hill Resort
Another one for nature lovers, Tadom Hill Resort is another idealistic tropical retreat. The resort is situated well within 45 acres of tropical beauty in the southern part of Klang Valley. This resort is sure to offer a calm and serene experience with its bamboo-inspired buildings and surroundings. Tadom Hill also offers a number of different accommodations, including tent houses, chalets, hammock spheres, and bamboo huts. It also plays host to a number of exciting outdoor activities such as Tarzan rope swings, bamboo rafting and bamboo diving. All this with 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 Range: RM170 – RM375 per night
Contact: 012 – 5225728
Formerly an old art warehouse, Sekeping Tenggiri has received a full makeover, transforming into a charming and elaborate getaway space hidden in the suburbs of Bangsar. It sports a satisfying and rustic look with its brick and concrete walls, large glass windows that bring in ample natural sunlight, and a pool surrounded by leafy greens. When you think of an urban staycation, this spot is a picturesque example of one. Definitely a perfect palace for a laid-back weekend without leaving the confines of the city. If you want a spot of nature within the concrete jungle instead of a modern hotel, this is certainly one to add to your staycation list.
Address: 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM220 – RM330 per night
Contact: +601 7207 5977
Leaving the confines of the city once more, 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 makes use of unique and styling looking rooms, many of which are made from glass, that offer a clear view of the surrounding jungle greenery. Visitors can partake in activities such as swimming, jungle trekking, visiting waterfalls and Orang Asli, fishing, and more. Due to its relatively remote location, the site makes for an excellent getaway to cut yourself off from the outside world for a few days.
Address: SERENDAH FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor
Price Range: RM300 – RM740 per night
Contact: +601 2324 6552
Sarang by the Brook
Situated a little more than an hour’s drive north of Kuala Lumpur, Sarang by the Brook is a nature retreat that comprises a collection of private homes in the middle of the jungle. Bordering the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu, this is another great location for those seeking the serenity of nature. The rooms are mostly made out of old shipping containers that have been refurbished into unique accommodations. Visitors can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, tropical garden, and BBQ pit while on the premises. For the more adventurous sort, outdoor activities include a night jungle experience, a river trek, white water rafting, river picnics, hot springs, and more.
Address: 20 Jalan Seruling, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu
Price Range: RM180 – RM230 per night
Contact: +601 9332 2448
A chic and modern looking seaside getaway, The Kabin is located next to the scenic Remis Beach and within the small idyllic historical and coastal town of Kuala Selangor. It is easily accessible via KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway or the North Klang Valley Expressway, just an hour and a half’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. This eco-friendly boutique resort is made up from recycled shipping containers that have been converted into cozy luxury accommodation units. If you ever wanted to take the weekend off to enjoy the perks of sandy beaches and seaside views without breaking the bank, then this is certainly the place for you.
Address: Jalan Haji Zainal, Jeram, 45800 Jeram
Price Range: RM150 – RM465
Contact: +6017 924 7800
With this list, we hope you will be able to find the perfect weekend getaway for your next staycation. Everyone deserves a break after the last two years of lockdown. For some money saving tips, you can check out our travel article here.
Also, don’t miss out on our 2022 Travel Guide for everything you need to know before planning your trip, both overseas and domestic.