When it comes to vacations, one aspect that many look forward to is the hotel stay. Ranging from Airbnb to lavish 5-star hotels, finding a perfect spot to call home for that weekend retreat is crucial when planning the perfect getaway. However, a number of people might not be into all the fancy bells and whistles. Some would much rather prefer a walk on the wild side with unconventional retreats.

Rising against the tide of hotels that fall under the same category, many boutique hotels and retreats have come up with its own interpretation of how a vacation should be like to draw in a new wave of guests. With many featuring eco-friendly aspects as well as rural living, some of these hotels are located just a stone’s throw away from the city.

For retreats in the wilderness, it allows one to truly connect with nature in its fullest form. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping as you breathe in the cool, unfiltered air of the woods is something one must experience to truly know what it is like to live outside of the city. Bask in its natural surroundings with lush greenery, providing you with the full experience you will not find anywhere else.

Scroll through the list of seven different hotels located around Malaysia, all with a unique and creative twist to the word, ‘hotels’. This ranges from retreats utilising cylindrical rooms in Pahang to a jungle home that is on the way to Fraser’s Hill and even a unique glamping (glamour camping) experience at the foothills of Cameron Highlands.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.