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Kuala Lumpur is in the top 10 most visited cities in the world, which has created a great choice of hotels at surprisingly good prices, especially for luxury options. A 5-star hotel can cost about RM250 (about $65) a night, and prices can become even lower during weekdays and low season. Given the city’s relatively affordable rates, there are some excellent 4-star gay-friendly hotels with great facilities in the mid-range and budget categories.
Stay within KL’s Golden Triangle to make the most of your visit, as this places you conveniently close to most tourist attractions, as well as a few of the gay nightlife venues. The most popular area is KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center), next to the iconic Petronas Towers.
♥ Elegant inviting rooms
♥ State-of-the-art amenities and furnishings
♥ Incredible rooftop bar and pool
♥ Close to OTOT2 sauna
Part of the world-class Autograph Collection by Marriott, Hotel Stripes is an impeccably-designed modern hotel in Chow Kit. Every tastefully-designed room features state-of-the-art tech, custom furnishings and fittings, and vintage black-and-white photography of old Kuala Lumpur. The rooftop bar, Man Tao, is one of the most atmospheric spots to take in the city skyline, as is the adjacent swimming pool. One of the city’s most popular gay saunas, OTOT2, is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away from the hotel. Hotel Stripes is one of the most booked luxury gay hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
♥ Tropical resort vibes in the middle of the city
♥ Beautiful traditional Malay design
♥ Huge fully-fully equipped villas
♥ Sustainable ethos
Villa Samadhi feels like a remote island resort, which is particularly impressive given its location in central Kuala Lumpur. It is made up of 21 villas, each inspired by traditional Malay design and featuring design elements hand-crafted by Malay artisans using local materials. They are all extremely spacious, with a fully-equipped kitchen and separate living area. Some have whirlpools or plunge pools, and all have direct access to the hotel’s freeform central lagoon. Food made from sustainable local ingredients is served at the all-day dining room, all of it excellent. Villa Samadhi is a perfect boutique option for a luxury gay hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
♥ Large airy rooms with soothing decor
♥ Kitchenette in every room
♥ Two and three-bedroom apartments available
♥ Incredible city views throughout the hotel
This 4-star hotel benefits from a 5-star location in KLCC, which, combined with its position in a high-rise, gives it exceptional city views. It offers a range of airy, relaxing studios and suites in tones of white and pastel blue, all of which come with a kitchenette and marble en-suite. The two-bedroom and three-bedroom suites make for a classy party pad, with spacious living and dining areas. When you don’t feel like using your kitchen, the bright and spacious on-site restaurant has you covered. Meanwhile, the gym and swimming pool will keep you fit.
♥ Classic rooms with high-end amenities
♥ Excellent selection of restaurants
♥ Convenient on-site shopping arcade
♥ Nice outdoor pool
The rooms at this hotel have a classic feel, and come with high-end amenities like a full home entertainment system. Guests can enjoy the pleasant outdoor pool area or get fit in the gym, which is very well-equipped. The Concorde Shopping Arcade downstairs includes a massage parlor, a convenience store, and several of the hotel’s excellent restaurants. In fact, the drinking and dining options are one of the highlights, ranging from casual poolside dining to a Cuban-themed bar and even a Hard Rock Cafe.
♥ Recently-refurbished room categories
♥ Super spacious rooms
♥ Infinity pool with Twin Towers view
♥ Great breakfast with Malaysian options
Offering recently-refurbished rooms in relaxing pastel hues as well as more classic options, this hotel has a sleek, upmarket feel with very good value. The rooms are extremely spacious, even for KL standards, and come with luxe amenities. The outdoor infinity swimming pool comes with a premium view of the Petronas Twin Towers, the gym is large and well-equipped, and the on-site spa is fantastic. The breakfast buffet is well worth checking out, as it includes a range of Malaysian dishes that allow you to immerse yourself in the local culture.
♥ Spacious fully-serviced city apartments
♥ Full-sized kitchen in every apartment
♥ Awesome three and four-room options for groups
♥ Excellent fitness and wellness facilities
Fraser Place offers a range of large, fully services apartments in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Each comes with a spacious and functional kitchen and a living area, allowing you to feel fully at home in the city. Sizes range from a studio, perfect for a couple on a short stay, to an insane four-bedroom penthouse apartment for a large group of friends. As if that wasn’t enough, the hotel also has an infinity rooftop pool and expansive, high-quality fitness and wellness facilities.
♥ Great value for KLCC location
♥ Twin Tower views from certain rooms
♥ Comfortable rooms with nice decor
♥ Good on-site restaurant
This is a great choice is you want to stay in high-end KLCC without paying high-end prices. You’re a super-short walk from Suria KLCC and the Petronas Towers, and many of the rooms offer great views. The rooms are decorated in a modern and colorful style, with traditional Malay touches, and are very comfortable. There’s a tasty Japanese grill on-site.
♥ Prime central location
♥ Fantastic fitness facilities
♥ Awesome views from most rooms
♥ Freeform outdoor pool with city views
Located between the verdant KLCC park and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the gay-friendly Mandarin Oriental boasts top-notch city views from most of its rooms. These are decorated in a contemporary style with Malaysian touches, featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms. The hotel has extraordinary fitness facilities, including a gorgeous freeform outdoor pool overlooking the city, a state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts, indoor golf, yoga and pilates classes, and a full spa and sauna. Plus, you’ll find five different restaurants, two bars, a coffee lounge, and a cake shop.
♥ Good room options for groups
♥ Complimentary city shuttle
♥ Awesome pool and gym facilities
♥ Walking distance to gay club and sauna
The Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur offers a range of stylish rooms in warm, welcoming tones with huge windows and marble soaking tubs. Most of these can comfortably sleep 2 people, and the Family Suite is perfect for groups of four. The gay-friendly hotel boasts a beautiful freeform resort-style pool and an excellent gym, both surrounded by lush tropical greenery. The complimentary shuttle bus is an awesome addition, making it easy for you to reach tourist attractions across the city. Shangri-La KL is located near KLCC, a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive from popular gay club BlueBoy Discotheque and gay sauna Day Thermos.
♥ Elegant and modern interiors
♥ Fully-equipped kitchen in every suite
♥ Awesome options for party groups
♥ Gorgeous rooftop infinity pool with views
THE FACE offers a range of stylish, modern suites that feel like your own luxury city apartment in KL. Every suite includes a bedroom (with walk-in closet), a separate living area, and kitchenette, which comes with a microwave, hob, and kettle. The two-bedroom suites make for an awesome party pad for a group of friends. The largest ones even have an indulgent three bathrooms. There’s a rooftop restaurant and a bar, both with incredible views of KLCC, and an absolutely stunning Sky Deck infinity pool directly overlooking the Petronas Twin Towers. The Face offers the most booked hotel suites of all the luxury gay hotels in Kuala Lumpur.