Hotels in Malaysia
Stay in Malaysia hotels for a chance to take in the sheer diversity of this exotic country. The vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur is modern, brash and bold, home to the world's tallest building, fashionable boutiques and restaurants dishing up cutting-edge cuisine. After this modern metropolis, the quaint colonial streets of Penang and Kota Kinabalu in Borneo are a welcome break, with cosy pubs and all-night coffee houses on the scene.
Holidays to Malaysia show this country's contrasting landscapes; the brown eagles circling high over the humid Mangrove Forests in Langkawi couldn't be more different than the Cameron Highlands with its serene gardens and tea plantations. The sight of turtles hatching on Turtle Island and orang-utans in Borneo are far removed from the steamy buffets and packed markets of the city centre.
But that's the sheer pleasure of holidays in Malaysia - you never know what you're going to do next. At least the beach-based hotels in Malaysia remain the same - luxury resorts with friendly service and serene sea views.
Malaysia Travel Notes
GMT: +8 hours.
Language: Bahasa Melayu and English.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: British Passport holders are not required a visa to enter Malaysia for tourist stays up to 30 days only. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation and malaria tablets are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area. Please contact the Malaysia Tourist Office on 020 7930 7932 for up to date country information.
Flight information: Malaysia Airlines offers 2 flights per day direct to Kuala Lumpur with great onward connections available to Penang, Langkawi and Borneo. Average journey time to Kuala Lumpur is 12hrs 30mins. Other carriers to Kuala Lumpur include Emirates with 6 departure points within the UK operating via Dubai, Etihad Airways with 4 services weekly via Abu Dhabi, Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Qatar Airways via Doha and KLM via Amsterdam.