Family-Friendly Hotel Packages In Malaysia
Hotel Packages In Malaysia To Check Out These School Holidays
When it comes to planning school holiday activities, parents can get a bit flummoxed with all the options and costs. Let us help you narrow down the options with these value-for-money 4-star and 5-star hotel packages in Malaysia that also include meals, activities and sometimes, even late check-out – so the kids can enjoy their pool time a bit longer than usual. When you add up the rates, you might find that booking an all-in-one package might be easier on the wallet, too. Let’s check out where you should check in next!
The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Johor
The fairly new Westin Desaru Coast Resort in Malaysia’s Johor in the south offers easy access to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark. Their Escape! Theme Park Package includes daily breakfast for 2 guests and 2 tickets to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark (that’s at least tickets for the parents sorted). Rates start at RM860 per room per night for a Premier Room with King bed and balcony with partial sea view – make sure to select the “Deals & Packages” tab when booking. Guests that book this package will also enjoy 20% off food & beverage prices at all dining outlets at the resort, and 10% discount off services at The Westin’s Heavenly Spa so that’s something for tired moms and dads to look forward to!
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor
If you like being well-connected to an upscale shopping mall when staying at a hotel, the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel provides complimentary shuttle services to the spanking new The Mall at Mid Valley Southkey. With the Experience Package: Family Escape (Two-bedroom Package), you’ll get two adjoining rooms – a Deluxe Twin room connecting to a Deluxe King room, a Kids’ Welcome Kit, daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids already included in the rates. The two-room package starts at RM450 per room per night.
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
When in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, it’s good to stay in a hotel that’s in a central location, such as at the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. It’s close to the Waterfront (so you’ll have nice views), the “I Heart KK” sign, Signal Hill Observatory Tower, the night food market and the Filipino Market, the Centrepoint Sabah Mall and Oceanus Waterfront Mall, the Kota Kinabalu City Park, and is only 10 minutes away by car to the Sabah State Museum, 15 minutes to the Tanjung Aru Beach, and a 6-minute’s drive to Jesselton Ferry Terminal where you can take a boat from to get to Gaya Island. So if you’re planning to maximise your time while in Sabah, the Family Staycation package at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu includes daily breakfast for 2 adults while kids under 12 eat free, and late checkout at 3pm. Rates start at RM337 per room per night at either an Urban King City View room or Urban Twin City View room with two twin beds (we love how the single beds at Le Meridien are actually big enough for two kids!).
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
For a central location in Kuala Lumpur, nothing beats the KL transportation hub that is KL Sentral. Connected to the national railway, the MRT, LRT, Monorail, and even the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Subang Airport via transit buses and the KLIA ERL, you could fly into KL and take a bus or train straight to KL Sentral, and then walk to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral hotel. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar and Petaling Jaya area!
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral offers spacious and colourful rooms for families with children at great prices, so you might want to give it a try the next time you’re vacationing in the city. With the Family Staycation package, you’ll get a free plush toy for each room, daily breakfast for 2 adults while kids under 12 eat free, and you get complimentary parking. Rates start at RM205 per room per night for a Loft room with King Bed, but if you have extra to spend you might want to take a look at their Sweet Suite Family Staycation package, which features the bi-level suite with 1 King bed and 1 sofa bed, offers everything that is included in the Family Staycation package as well as additional complimentary laundry service for 2 pieces of clothing per room per night, with a rate that starts at RM405 per room per night.
Element Kuala Lumpur
For bigger families that prefer larger suites, Element Kuala Lumpur offers 2-Bedroom suites that come complete with a living room, dining area and kitchenette. The Family Getaway deal packages the suite together with daily buffet breakfast for 4 adults and 4 children at Trace restaurant, a complimentary rollaway bed, and late checkout at 2pm. Rates start at RM800 per suite per night. Of course, they also offer other room promotions for a smaller number of guests so do check out their other promotions on their website.
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya
The Putrajaya Marriott Hotel may be known as a business hotel, but its offer for family staycations are quite attractive as far as family-friendly hotel packages in Malaysia go. In fact, they have quite a few family-friendly packages to choose from to suit your needs and preferred activities. The most budget-friendly option for families with small kids would be the Experience – Kids Eat Free package that starts from RM294 per room per night where daily buffet breakfast is included for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old. Accommodation for this package is in a Deluxe Guest Room with a King bed or Twin beds, both options coming with a sofa bed that’s as comfortable as a single bed.
Meanwhile, for RM488 per room per night, the ATV Adventure Package includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, a 45-minutes ATV ride for 2 adults and 2 children, and 30% discount for food and beverage. We’d say this is one of the more exciting hotel packages in Malaysia if you’re looking for something different.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The Hard Rock Hotel Penang is where both kids and adults alike go to have fun! And if you’re going there with kids, it’s best to book the Roxity Kids Suite or Roxity Kids Suite With Courtyard to maximise that fun. The suite consists of two separate rooms, with the parents’ king-sized bed just inside the entrance, while the kids have their own chill space separated by a sliding door. Inside is a single bed and trundle bed, the kids’ own TV, a Playstation 4, and kid-sized bathrobes to be used while staying here. They’ll also get complimentary colouring book and crayons sets. Rates start from RM468 on weekdays, but if you can spend a bit more, getting the Roxity Kids Suite With Courtyard is worth the extra charge as it has its own backyard with a playset (and full-sized outdoors table and chairs so that you can eat that take-away pasemboq rojak comfortably during supper time).
Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort, Penang
How about camping in the great outdoors? Or better yet, how about camping in the great outdoors in the safety of the compound of a 4-star resort with your comfortable bed and shower still within reach in case one of the kids get cranky? Well, this is one experience not to be missed, with Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort‘s Jom Camping! package. Your booking will include daily breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids below 6 years old, usage of an outdoor tent already set up for you and activities with hotel facilitators that include learning the Magunatip Dance, an Airplane Race game, the Dance Freeze game and a singalong featuring The Farewell Song That Never Ends! How’s that for getting the kids off their gadgets? Rates start from RM425 per night – more info on their promotion page here.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a package that includes meals, the resort also offers a Penang Family Fun Get Daily Breakfast and Daily Dinner package – which does exactly what it says for 2 adults and 2 children below 6, with rates that start at RM400 per night. While it may not include pre-planned activities, we reckon the kids’ play area at the pool will more than make up for it!
AC Hotel Penang
If you prefer homestays for the more spacious layout and multiple rooms in one unit, the AC Hotel Penang in Bukit Jambul offers just that but with standard hotel services. Starting from just RM239 per night, this gets you a suite with 3 bedrooms and includes Grab and Go breakfast for 5 people. The suite also has a proper living room as well as dining room so it’s more than comfortable for bringing even the grandparents as well!
Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Kedah
The Aloft hotel at Pantai Tengah in Langkawi hits the spot when it comes to family-friendly hotel packages in Malaysia by offering their Happy Tummy Happy Kid package with rates that start from RM345 per night (minimum 2 nights) but include a whole host of features to complete your vacation! This is what you stand to get when you book this package:-
- 1 King Bed AND 1 Sofa Bed in their Loft Garden room
- Daily buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child
- Free kids meals for up to 2 children per room, each child with one paying adult dining on main course from regular menu or buffet (if available)
- Access to use their Kids Club
- 1 time Batik Activity up to 2 children per stay
- 2-way transfer included (presumably from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport upon check out)
The St Regis Langkawi, Kedah
We saved the most luxurious on this list for last just to get you excited! Any traveller worth their salt would know just how prestigious The St Regis Langkawi is, and if you’re vacationing on this island, this is the place to be. And if you’re on holiday with the kids, there’s nothing much that excites them more than their own private in-room pool, so the best package to take would be the Kids Eat Free package in a 1-bedroom Pool Suite with a King bed, plunge pool and pool cabana. At RM1,417 per night, the package includes daily buffet breakfast at L’Orangerie for 2 adults and 2 children, while kids eat free at lunch and dinner with every paying adult.
With this rundown of family-friendly hotel packages in Malaysia that are just perfect for this school holidays, we hope this has been helpful and that you and family have a great time exploring domestic destinations and see what these resorts have to offer.
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