Family-friendly hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Family Friend Hotels Kuala Lumpur MalaysiaImage adapted from (clockwise from top-left): Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, @fraserresidencekul,@thewestinkl, Pullman KL

When I was a kid, hotel stays were the most exciting part of every holiday. With the aid of vivid imaginations, my siblings and myself could turn a double-bed room into the Amazon river. These days, hotels have upped their game by adding child-friendly activity rooms and combining packages for nearby attractions – so the little ones don’t even have to rely on their imaginations to have fun.

If you’re in Kuala Lumpur for a holiday with your kids, it’s safe to say that they will not go bored if you book a stay at one of these family-friendly hotels:

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1. Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre (From $122/night)

Child-friendly bunk beds and playstation games

bunk beds with toys at Pullman KL

Bunk beds in the 2-bedroom suite.
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Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre has plenty of options for family stays, but if you’re planning to go all out, head for their 2-bedroom family residence. The suite accommodates up to 4 children, where one of the rooms has bunk beds. Not forgetting how tech-savvy kids are these days, it also has a PlayStation with games.

The Zone at Pullman KL with beanbags and gaming consoles

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Older children might also enjoy heading to The Zone, the hotel’s social hub which has iMacs, PlayStations and Xboxes. You can also watch movies at The Zone’s home theatre. With complimentary shuttle bus services within KLCC, you can also easily head to nearby attractions like Aquaria KLCC.

Kid posing at aquarium at Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC
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Address: 4, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2170 8888
Room Rates: From $122/night

2. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (From $404/night)

Family premier suites with cute teepee for kids

Kids Teepee Tent Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The Family Premier Suite comes with a cute little modern teepee which fits up to 2 kids of maximum 161 cm height
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Bringing the little ones on a vacation doesn’t mean compromising on the fun for Mum and Dad. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is located right smack in the middle of shopping destinations galore as well as iconic attractions including the Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower and the KL Heritage Trail. If you’re planning your itinerary ahead of the trip, sneak a peek at the Concierge Team’s insider recommendations. Hotel guests can also catch a free shuttle service to KLCC, Pavilion & Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit 88 and other popular KL spots.

Shangri La Kuala Lumpur Kids BathtubImage credit: Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Kick back in the lap of luxury while your kids have a blast with the hotel facilities. Guests staying in Horizon Club Executive rooms and suites will be entitled to access the Horizon Club Lounge, as well as daily breakfast, afternoon tea from 3-5PM and even a round of evening canapes and cocktails from 5-7PM. From Friday to Sunday, the Horizon Club Lounge also has a family section with toys, books and a special buffet selection just for kids.

Kids Activities Fish Feeding Koi Pond Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The hotel has a team of Kid’s Ambassadors to keep a look-out for your precious tots, so you can kick back and have a worry-free vacation while the little ones have a blast.
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A slew of family activities await all in-house guests with children between the age of 4-12 years old, from fish feeding by the koi pond and ice cream sundae parties to gardening class, movie nights and Aqua Zumba sessions. Brb, wishing we were kids again!

Tip: Book direct on the Shangri-La website to ensure best rates. Guests who sign up to be a Golden Circle member will also get additional perks such as mobile check-in and -out service, exclusive offers and the chance to earn free stays.

Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2032 2388
Room Rates: From $404/night on average for Family Premier Suite

3. Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur (From $199/night)

Play zone with books and toys

Colorful kids play zone at Fraser Residence KL

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You can’t really go wrong by choosing a serviced apartment for a family holiday. Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur has all the facilities to keep everyone occupied: a colourful kids’ play zone, swimming pool that comes with a water slide, a gym and yoga suite, and a spa.

Kids at Fraser Residence KL's swimming pool slide

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The apartment suites are pretty spacious as well, with each one having separate living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. Getting around the city is pretty convenient too, especially if you take advantage of the apartment’s shuttle services to the main business and shopping areas.

Apartment suite at Fraser Residence KL

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Bedroom of apartment suite at Fraser Residence KL

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Address: Jalan Cendana, Off, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kampung Baru, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2191 0888
Room Rates: From $199/night

3. Berjaya Times Square Hotel (From $88/night)

Huge indoor theme park next door

Roller coaster at Berjaya Times Square theme park

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Making its home right next to a massive mall with a huge indoor theme park, Berjaya Times Square Hotel gives you easy access to a good thrill. The theme park has rides for young children and adults alike, including bumper cars, a safari train, and even an 800-metre long roller coaster.

Families at playground of Berjaya Times Square Hotel

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The hotel itself has its fair share of family-friendly facilities, such as a rooftop swimming pool, a squash court, and a playground.

Swimming pool area at Berjaya Times Square Hotel

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You can choose from a variety of rooms, from basic studio to 2-bedders, and penthouse suites – some of which overlook the city’s famous Twin Towers.

Hotel room at Berjaya Times Square Hotel

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Address: 1, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2117 8000
Room Rates: From $88/night

4. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (From $140/night)

Kids’ tent with games

Club Aloft kid's mattress and tent

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There probably isn’t a kid out there who doesn’t love to play camping, and it doesn’t even matter if it’s indoors or outdoors. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral can arrange to set up Camp Aloft right in your hotel room, which puts a kids’ air mattress, tent, and goodie bag with games for kids in your room.

Living area of Aloft KL suite

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At a glance, the boutique hotel looks like a rather corporate establishment. But with plenty of bright, colourful elements added to the mix, it’s safe to say that kids will find themselves quite at home here too.

re:fuel by Aloft pantry

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You and your family can chill out at common areas such as re:fuel by Aloft, a self-serve pantry where you can grab a cup of coffee with a muffin or two; or splash around at the sleek rooftop swimming pool.

Kid with father at Aloft KL rooftop pool

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Address: No. 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2723 1188
Room Rates: From $140/night

5. Furama Bukit Bintang (From $57/night)

Cute furniture for children

Children's bed setup at Furama Bukit Bintang

Family rooms have the option of a kids’ setup.
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We’ve highlighted Furama Singapore’s knack for creating fun childrens’ rooms in the past, and you can expect to have a similar experience delivered at Furama Bukit Bintang, with cute cartoon bedding and children’s’ amenities and toiletries.

2 boys with kids' bed setup at Furama Bukit Bintang

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It costs just and additional RM100 ($33.20) to get this setup with a booking of a Family Room.

Furama Bukit Bintang poolside area

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You can grab some colourful floats to lounge on at the swimming pool, or bring your children to the kids’ play corner at the lobby level.

children's play room at Furama Bukit Bintang

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Address: 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2788 8888
Room Rates: From $57/night

6. Ascott Kuala Lumpur (From $143/night)

Playroom with bean bags

Apartment living room at Ascott KL

2-bedroom premier. 
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Ascott Kuala Lumpur’s serviced apartments range from studio rooms to 3-bedroom apartments, to fit groups of all sizes. You also have the option of having family meals here, making use of the kitchenettes that are installed in each room.

Ascott KL's swimming pool

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Make yourself at home and dive right into a game of tennis, or splash around in the hotel’s pool.

Playground at Ascott KL

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For the young ‘uns, there’s a playground as well as a playroom that comes with comfy bean bags and mini tents.

Play room with bean bags and tent at Ascott KL

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Address: 9, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2718 6868
Room Rates: From $143/night

7. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (from $175/night)

Linked to huge waterpark and theme park

Elephant statues at Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa's entrance

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With two live-sized elephant statues greeting you at Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa’s entrance, you can already get an idea of the “adventure” theme that comes into play once you delve deeper into the hotel and its adjacent theme park and mall.

Aerial view of Sunway Lagoon water park

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The theme park Sunway Lagoon isn’t short of activities for the family, with 6 different adventure parks. There’s an amusement park with roller coasters, pirate ship ride, and spinning teacups, a water park with a surf pool, a Nickelodeon themepark, and even a zoo.

You can also go bungee jumping and go-karting at the extreme park, or scare yourselves silly at a horror-themed scream park. Head next door to Sunway Pyramid mall for an arcade or ice skating rink. The hotel often offers packages for these activities throughout the year.

Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa swimming pool area

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If you prefer to just relax at the hotel itself, head to the pool which resembles an Indiana Jones-esque jungle oasis complete with waterfalls.

Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa's Arabian-themed Club Room

Arabian-themed Club Room.
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Their standard premier rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, and you can even get rooms that overlook the theme park.

Address: Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: +60 1-800-82-8888
Room Rates: From $175/night

8. E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur (From $165/night)

Playroom with plushies and slides

E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur has some hidden spots for kids to enjoy, such as a warped, futuristic play area with a slide.

Madagascar stuffed toys at E&O Residence KL's play room

The cast of Madagascar makes an appearance in the playroom in the form of stuffed toys
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There is also a playroom with plenty of colourful plushies, mini slides and houses, and tents to keep young children busy while parents relax by the pool or burn off some holiday weight at the gym.

Outdoor play area at E&O Residences KL

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Offering serviced apartment options of 1 or 2-bedroom suites, the upscale E&O makes for a quiet, luxurious holiday for families visiting the city.

Living room area of E&O Residences KL apartment suite

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Swimming pool area at E&O Residences KL

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Address: Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 1, Jalan Tengah, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2023 2188
Room Rates: From $165/night

9. Sunway Putra Hotel (From $130/night)

Indoor playground with soft mats

Hotel room at Sunway Putra Hotel

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Located right next to a mall and an MRT station, Sunway Putra Hotel offers easy access to shopping and food nearby. The hotel has a range of studio rooms, family rooms and suites for groups of all sizes. The hotel can provide a free baby cot if you’re travelling with an infant.

Children's play room with sitting area at Sunway Putra Hotel

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An indoor playground at the executive lounge is free for all guests with kids. It comes with a mini fort and colourful rockers, complete with a sitting area for caretakers. You can also wind down at the swimming pool, which offers a pretty awesome view of the city skyline.

Swimming pool area overlooking KL City at Sunway Putra Hotel

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Address: 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-4040 9888
Room Rates: From $130/night

10. Westin KL (From $158/night)

Kids’ club with ball pit and mini vehicles

Hotel room at Westin KL

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Sitting snugly along the vibrant shopping district of Bukit Bintang, The Westin is a convenient hotel for exploring the city. They have the standard rooms and suites, but if you need even more space, there are also 2-bedroom suites.

Westin Kids Club in KL

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Your kids will have a field day with the complimentary usage of the Westin Kids Club. Suitable for children ages 2 to 12, the club has mini slides, a ball pit, and kid-sized vehicles. The hotel also has a pretty relaxing pool area too, which is sheltered with lots of greenery.

Swimming pool area at Westin KL

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Address: 199, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: +60 3-2731 8333
Room Rates: From $158/night

Child-friendly staycations in Kuala Lumpur

While adults can enjoy themselves exploring the city of Kuala Lumpur, kids can have their fun too, with either the many child-friendly hotel facilities, or nearby attractions. Either way, you’ll never run out of things to do as a family in the city.

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