Continuing from Part 3 previously, we’ve reached the end of our Pet-Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia series with Part 4, which highlights some of the ones available in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Cameron Highlands.
(Disclaimer: Okay, so I realize that Cameron Highlands is technically within Pahang, bordering Kelantan and Perak, but for the sake of convenience, I’ve grouped places in Cameron Highlands here because it’ll be easier to view.)
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
Capri by Fraser, Bangsar South (Kuala Lumpur)
The first thing to note about Capri when searching for pet-friendly hotels is this: all pets except dogs are allowed (and sanitation fees apply). While dog-owners will be disappointed at the pet policy here, others will be delighted to discover that the 33-storey Capri hotel-apartments offer stunning views of the KL skyline, a rooftop bar, outdoor pool and jacuzzi, as well as being equipped with the latest facilities and stylish furnishing. It is also less than 5 minutes drive away from Mid Valley and The Gardens, making it a great staycation venue for city-dwellers.
Sekeping Serendah (Selangor)
Part of the Sekeping retreats family, Sekeping Serendah is located in the sleepy little town of Serendah, Selangor. It is a one-hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur, and you will pass by two Orang Asli villages before arriving at the retreat. City-dwellers can enjoy the simple and rustic lifestyle free from technology at the minimalist ‘sheds’ set within 5 acres of tropical forest. Pets are welcome here; just check out Hero the Sharpei‘s adventures at Sekeping Serendah to see what fun you and your pooch can have at this quaint little retreat back to nature. (Sekeping website & Facebook)
Edit: It seems that Sekeping Retreats no longer allow pets on their premises. Thank you to our reader Ronald for informing us of the change in Sekeping’s pet policy!
Sri Tiara Residences, Taman Seputeh (Kuala Lumpur)
This 30-storey serviced apartments provides privacy and relaxation in a four-star setting, with prominent views of the KL city skyline. Its location near to Mid Valley Megamall and KL Sentral makes it the ideal accomodation for outstation and foreign visitors, especially those who are staying for more than a few days. The facilities available here include BBQ equipment, an outdoor pool, garden, tennis court, sauna, fitness centre and children’s playground. There is even a shuttle bus service for guests to nearby places of interest. Pets are allowed here, but charges may be applicable.
Valley View Bungalow (Cameron Highlands)
Valley View is a double-storey, 5-bedroom homestay bungalow located between Tapah and Tanah Rata in Cameron Highlands. Free WiFi, satellite TV, 2 BBQ pits, a huge lawn, and mahjong tables are available for guests, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge. The owners of the homestay, who live right behind the bungalow, are dog-owners, and guests are welcome to bring their pets as long as they are informed in advance. Check out this blog for lots of pictures of happy doggies exploring the bungalow and its spacious grounds! (Valley View website)
Rain Forest Inn, Bertam Valley (Cameron Highlands)
This unique Orang Asli-style inn is located among the lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls of Cameron Highlands. The Rain Forest Inn has 7 bedrooms that are styled after traditional Orang Asli homes and constructed mostly with bamboo. Guests can enjoy an al fresco dining area and BBQ facilities, while the more adventurous types can request for hiking and water sports activities from the friendly local staff. Pets are allowed at the inn, but may be subject to additional charges. (Rain Forest Inn Facebook page)
Do you have any more suggestions for pet-friendly accommodation around Malaysia? Let us know, and we’ll update our lists!