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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Why we like it
- Luxury metropolitan hotel situated in Malaysia's vibrant capital city, Kuala Lumpur
- Close to the world famous landmark skyscrapers, the Petronas Towers
- Each of the 662 luxurious and well-appointed guestrooms and suites look out to the dazzling Malaysian cityscape
- The highly acclaimed Restaurant Lafite serves classic French dishes created by award winning Chef Jean-Phillipe
- Facilities include tranquil CHI the spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre
While in Kuala Lumpur, be sure to squeeze in a visit to the fantastic Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary.
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.
- KO, London
This stunning hotel is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, and is an ideal base to explore all that this exciting city has to offer. Centred amid beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of this bustling city, the Shangri-La is just a short walk away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower, as well as being within close vicinity to Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Bukit Butang Shopping area. Each of the 662 elegantly designed guestrooms come either as a Deluxe, Executive or Premier Room, each appointed with modern amenities and warming contemporary décor. For that little bit of extra luxury, the opulent Malaysian, Royal and Speciality Suites are full of antique charm with regal furnishings and lavish marble bathrooms with a Jacuzzi or deep soaking bath tub and private dressing area. All suites, including the Executive Suites with their panoramic city views and the Premier Selection Suites, have exclusive access to the Horizon Club Lounge and its full range of privileges, including daily breakfast, evening cocktails and canapés.
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
Around the World with Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition by Private Jet
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.