In Part 1 of this series, we showed you some of the beautiful pet-friendly accommodations in Penang, where traditional heritage properties and modern technology offer a contrasting yet complementary ambiance to the island. In Part 2, we want to share with you some of the places in Pahang, Perak and Kedah where you can bring your pets to play and have fun in the sun!
Important things to remember when bringing your pet along on holiday:
- Call in advance to your booked accommodation to make sure they know you are bringing your pet
- Pick up and clean up after your pet
- Respect other people’s cultural, religious and personal obligations or preferences
Ruby’s Resort, Cherating (Pahang)
One of the most reviewed and popular pet-friendly resorts in Malaysia, Ruby’s Resort is a haven for doggies and their owners, with a long stretch of pristine beach and several acres of land to enjoy. Rooms are basic, and pet owners will have to bring their own pet supplies, but the resort is well-recommended on Tripadvisor, as guests can let their dogs roam around freely while enjoying a seaside vacation. (Ruby’s Resort website)
Sekeping Kong Heng, Ipoh (Perak)
One of the many Sekeping retreats dotted around Peninsular Malaysia, Sekeping Kong Heng is a 3-storey neo-classical preserved building located within the heart of Ipoh that allows guests to admire the fusion and contrasting textures of old and new architecture.
Pets are allowed here, although owners have to be mindful of other guests especially in the spacious common area. The Kong Heng coffee shop downstairs is famous for its hawker fare, including popiah, satay, beef noodles, chee cheong fun, etc. However, reviewers have mentioned that the rooms are not very soundproof, and the facilities are minimal at best, so if you’re looking for a typical hotel-room experience, this might not be your slice of pie. (Sekeping website)
Edit: A reader has informed us that a “No Pets Allowed” sign was seen at Sekeping; we have yet to receive confirmation whether all Sekeping retreats are no longer pet friendly, but we will definitely update once we get confirmation regarding their pet policy. 🙂
Edit 2: Another reader informed us that Sekeping Kong Heng is still pet-friendly, but guests with pets are restricted only to rooms A1 to A4. Do call for reservations in advance if you’re bringing your furkid with you!
Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Langkawi (Kedah)
With consistently stellar ratings and reviews on Tripadvisor, Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Langkawi is a cluster of beautifully restored private 100-yea-old villas, outfitted with amenities and technology to fit the modern traveler. Antique buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian origin make up this 8 villa hotel, where they can be rented as individual rooms or a whole unit. It comes as no surprise that the resort is pet-friendly, as the owner conceptualized the project to extend the Langkawi Animal Shelter & Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie), where a portion of the profits go towards helping stray animals on the island. (Temple Tree website)
Adeline’s Rest House, Gopeng (Perak)
Also known in Malay as Rumah Rehat Adeline, the homestay consists of modern chalets (villas) and rustic bamboo huts (resthouses) to suit different guests. The friendly staff and delicious food often earn glowing reviews from visitors. This place is great for those who love nature and enjoy team building activities like white water rafting, wet abseiling, jungle trekking, night walk, and butterfly watching.
Pets are also allowed here (blog entry on Pug Diary), although owners should make sure they are leashed or well-trained to make sure they don’t get lost in the surrounding jungle area. (Adeline Villa website)
Edit: A reader has informed us that Adeline’s Rest House has changed its policy, and no longer allows guests to bring pets.
Up next: Keep an eye out for Part 3, where we will explore more pet-friendly accommodations in Peninsular Malaysia!