Many of us have spent the last few 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.
Arte Plus at Jalan Ampang
Arte Plus was on our list last year, and it still remains a great place for a weekend retreat! 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: RM200 – RM250 per night
Contact: +603-2775 8288
Another favourite returning to this list, we just can’t get enough of this chic and modern looking seaside getaway. Located next to the scenic Remis Beach and within the small idyllic historical and coastal town of Kuala Selangor, The Kabin 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 – RM200 per night
Contact: +6017 924 7800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sekeping Jugra (Old Klang Road)
Sekeping Jugra is an ideal getaway for long- and short-term stay and work. This little retreat hosts eight courtyards surrounding a single-storey house built in the 1950s. The semi-private living and work spaces are all interconnected via narrow alleyways, gardens and courtyards. There is also a roof farm where guests and tenants are welcomed to plant and pick their own food.
Address: No.3 Jalan Jugra, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Price Range: RM220 – RM400 per night
Contact: 017-2075977, email@example.com
Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya
The Armada’s central location is its greatest perk. Located in Petaling Jaya, the hotel is conveniently placed close to the border of KL and is within reach of other great hotspots within the Klang Valley. Whether travelling for business or leisure, you will feel perfectly placed to explore Petaling Jaya and beyond. Some of these points of interest include the cosmopolitan Bangsar nightlife district, shopping paradise of Mid Valley Megamall or Sunway Pyramid, and the thrilling water activities at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.
Address: Lorong Utara C, Section 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Price Range: RM200 – RM350
Contact: 03-7954 6888
Indie Hotel Bukit Bintang
This hotel is tucked away in the heart of Changkat Bukit Bintang. This means that it is surrounded by both pre-war historical buildings and the modern hustle and bustle of KL. The hotel itself offers guests a cozy and comfy environment with a pleasing aesthetic, all at an affordable price. The minimalistic approach to rooms is a great contrast with the busy city life outside. Speaking of which, the hotel is located just a stone’s throw away from some of the biggest landmarks in KL. These include the KL Tower, Pavilion shopping mall, and the Petronas Twin Towers themselves
Address: No 9, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
Price Range: RM280 – RM400 per night
Contact: 03-2070 9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chow Kit By Ormond
The Chow Kit rethinks offers guests a quaint yet luxurious stay that any contemporary traveller can appreciate. The hotel thrives on simple luxury. Thus, it edits out what is unnecessary and keeps the essentials. Located in the bustling heart of old Kuala Lumpur, The Chow Kit is a traveller’s sanctuary, but not only just for rest – also for exploration and inspiration. Staying at the Chow Kit is almost like taking a step back in time to visit old KL. Guests who stay there will also have easy access to various cultural hotspots such as the Chow Kit Market, Perdana Botanical Gardens, and the historic Rex KL.
Address: 1012, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chowkit / Putra WTC, Kuala Lumpur 50100
Price Range: RM220 – RM350 per night
Contact: +603 2778 6666
Dusun Bonda, Batang Kali
Here is a pretty interesting staycation option. Dusun Bonda consists of a small privately-owned villa and several bell tent glamping sites in a fruit orchard. Nature lovers can expect a harmonious stay with a breathtaking atmosphere and surroundings. This space is the perfect getaway for friends or family, and you’ll get to spend plenty of quality time with your loved ones amidst the tropical backdrop. The glamping site also has a range of kid-friendly activities and an extensive array of recreational facilities including hiking trails, a hot spring bath, an outdoor pool, and more.
Address: Lot 2121 (2996) Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
Price Range: RM450+ per night
Contact: +60 12-663 3667 (WhatsApp only), email@example.com
The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bharu
Another one for those who want to just get away from the city and immerse themselves in nature. The Sticks allows you to unwind in the wild beauty of the outdoors in a space to call your own within the jungle furnished with cosy beds, plush duvets, ceiling fans and water heaters with spring water. This off-the-grid experience was designed to ensure an accommodation experience authentic to nature without sacrificing comfort. While it can get a little pricey, there is only one kind of each house, with every one built to a different capacity and to reflect a distinct element of its natural surroundings and offering a unique experience.
Address: Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor
Price Range: RM500 – RM1000 per night
Hulu Langat Fishing Resort
If you are looking for a nice day trip rather than an overnight stay, then the Hulu Langat Fishing Resort might be just the thing you are looking for. Known as one of the best fishing spots in Selangor, this tranquil retreat consists of a large fishing pond surrounded by cosy chalets for those who want to take a break from the sun during their day-long fishing trip. Said chalets are even available for rent overnight should you decide to extend your stay. You don’t even need your own fishing gear and bait as the resort has plenty of equipment for rent.
Address: Jalan Sentosa 11/A, Taman Desa Sentosa, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor
Price Range: RM200 – RM240 per night
Contact: +6014 637 3979, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyberview Resort & Spa
Cyberjaya may not be at the top of the list for most people for a weekend getaway. However, you may be pleasantly surprised by the available amenities. Located in the heart of Cyberjaya, the luxurious Cyberview Resort & Spa is situated just under a kilometer away from the Putrajaya Transit Station. It features 3 landscaped swimming pools and a well-appointed spa. From the resort, you can visit the great highlights of Cyberjaya, including the Cyberjaya Lake Gardens, Tamarind Square, and the Dpulze Shopping Centre.
Address: The Lodge, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 7, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Price Range: RM300 – RM420
Contact: 03-8312 7000
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 2023 Travel Guide for everything you need to know before planning your trip, both overseas and domestic.