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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Why we like it
- Set in over three acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, opposite the striking old Moorish style railway station
- A member of the Leading Hotels of the World
- Excellent dining options with the contemporary Contango restaurant
- Facilities include a swimming pool and state of the art fitness centre
- The Majestic Spa offers indulgent and unique beauty treatments
- The original part of the hotel is a heritage site as declared by the Malaysian Antiquities Act
- The perfect place to be based to explore the city
Exclusive to A&K clients
- Room upgrade at check in, subject to availability
- One bottle of sparkling wine per room
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
The service provided is excellent. It is the most enjoyable experience and most the memorable holidays, we have had, have been when we have travelled with A&K.
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The original building of the hotel was built in 1932, colonial in style this soon became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time and is still a remarkable grand place to stay in the fascinating city. The hotel is made up of two wings The Tower Wing and the Majestic Wing, the latter being the original building of the hotel. The hotel has an art deco style mixed with modern facilities and colonial furniture. There are a variety of rooms and suites to suit all, with picturesque views of the city or the hotel's gardens. The junior suites are a combination of contemporary and classic design with beautiful teak floors. The rooms and suites in the Majestic Wing have more of a colonial feel and are beautifully appointed. Enjoy delicious Asian, Japanese and Western meals in Contango, delight in more classic menus in the Colonial Café or simply relax in The Bar and enjoy a Stengah, Gin Pahit or Sling just like the planters of the colonial times.
Kuala Lumpur/Langkawi (Malaysian Airlines)
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +8 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
November - April (Peninsula Malaysia)
March - October (Borneo)
Malaysia's climate is tropical and humid, with humidity high in the mornings and lower in the afternoons. A typical day is warm and humid with balmy evenings. The main rainy seasons fall from November to February.
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Suggested itineraries in Malaysia & Borneo
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Nights: 24 | from £122,915pp
Join an exotic, around-the-world expedition personally designed and accompanied by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent. Snorkel the coral reefs of French Polynesia, discover Borneo's elusive orangutan and snowmobile across a glacier in Iceland, enjoying privileged insider access, five-star hospitality and the comforts of our privately chartered Boeing 757 featuring fully reclining first-class seats.
Highlights of Sabah
Nights: 9 | from £2,130pp
Sabah, Malaysia’s ‘Wild East’, is a lush natural wonderland where orangutans swing through the rainforest, azure seas teem with colourful fish and former headhunters display skulls in traditional bamboo houses. Meet the people and animals of Borneo on a trip combining real adventure with true luxury.
Nights: 13 | from £3,595pp
Discover the myriad faces of neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia, exploring their diverse cultural heritage, spectacular rainforests and beaches, lively temples and markets, and – most unmissable of all – some of Asia’s most delectable food.
Legends & Longhouses
Nights: 11 | from £2,695pp
Jungle-clad Borneo is a wild island like no other, home to orangutans and former headhunters. Discover its natural and cultural wonders in the twin Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah: trace meandering rivers to meet indigenous tribes, and explore vast caves chattering with bats and birds – taking time out to relax on beautiful tropical beaches.
Highlights of Malaysia
Nights: 11 | from £1,995pp
Explore the cultural melting-pot that is Malaysia, shaped by Chinese and Indian immigrants and years of British colonial rule, but with a flavour all its own. Discover the temples and markets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, and relax on the white-sand beaches of tropical Langkawi island, all in classic luxury.
Borneo Wildlife Adventure
Nights: 8 | from £3,365pp
Introduce the family to the wildlife of one of the world’s great natural wonderlands – Borneo. Snorkel among dazzling fish, meet the great orange apes of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and journey along the mighty Kinabatangan River in search of proboscis monkeys and exotic birds.
Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore
Nights: 3 | from £1,595pp
Relive the most glamorous era of travel on a journey through the tropical landscapes of Thailand and Malaysia. Witness the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai, explore the colonial streets and Chinese temples of Penang, and cross the Strait of Johor to discover the thrilling city of Singapore.