Kuala Lumpur is one of those Asian cities where you can stay at luxurious 5-star hotels without having to spend a fortune. And there are many superb hotels in this city. The best ones with a rooftop bar or rooftop swimming pool, of course.
Our advice would be to book a hotel with a rooftop swimming pool. This will without a doubt be one of the highlights during your stay.
To help you with that, we have assembled a guide to 7 great hotels with rooftops in Kuala Lumpur. Packed with info, pics, booking links and much more. Enjoy!
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and connected to the Convention Center, this hotel is perfect for business travelers and tourists alike.
Every one of the hotel's 571 rooms offers free high-speed internet, sofa beds, a well-stocked minibar, 24-hour room service, and in-room childcare.
Soaking tubs, rainfall showerheads, and free bathtubs are also included, and if you're looking for extra relaxation, there's a fantastic spa at your disposal.
The hotel's restaurant, Gobo Chit Chat, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a rooftop bar and a swimming pool, as well as a fully equipped health club.
Located within walking distance of the KLCC Park and Aquaria LKCC, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more luxurious and comfortable hotel in the area.
Named SkyBar Kuala Lumpur, this glamorous cocktail lounge is located on the 33rd floor of the hotel and offers jaw-dropping views of the city.
Furnished with comfortable lounge sofas, poolside loungers, and large umbrellas to protect you from the sun, the Skybar invites you to spend hours relaxing by the pool and enjoying one of the bar's signature cocktails.
Though the restaurant is on another floor, SkyBar has a large world-inspired menu and serves tapas, pizza, and other quick bites.
Come night, the SkyBar lights up with life, with more vibrant music and livelier guests, all gathering to enjoy the bar's atmosphere.
Though only a small area of the bar is outdoor, the large windows still provide a fantastic backdrop for your night, and if you arrive early, you can score one of the cabana window seats. Easily the best seats in the house.
Adress: Traders Hotel, City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Price: Rates for a double room starts at MYR 344
This luxurious hotel is within walking distance of popular spots like SOGO, Masjid India and the Petrona Twin Towers, making it an ideal destination for those looking for luxury and convenience.
Decorated in a fabulous Art Deco style, this hotel has a restaurant, and outdoor swimming pool, and a well-equipped fitness center.
Each one of the hotel's 146 rooms offers LCD TVs, free WiFi, espresso makers, bathrobes, slippers, and high-quality toiletries.
The restaurant, Brassiere 25, serves delicious French cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner, though there's a full breakfast offered in the common area.
The hotel's pool is large and beautiful, outfitted with poolside seating, and a bar.
A relatively recent addition to the hotel, this relaxing space offers a discrete and calm atmosphere that goes hand in hand with stunning views of the city.
Stylish and spacious, this open-air terrace offers a small lunch buffet and top-notch drinks.
Cocktails, wines, and beers, including Tsingtao, can be found and enjoyed, as well as expertly made Man Tao buns.
This bar is only open to the public three nights each week, with each day having a different featured drink; If you're a guest, however, you can enjoy this bar for the rest of the week, as well as the hotel's beautiful infinity pool.
Adress: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Price: Rates for a double room starts at MYR 282
With an unbeatable location and world-class services, the Banyan Tree is the perfect location for those looking to travel with style.
With only 55 rooms, all equipped with fantastic amenities, you can be sure that you'll be spoiled from the moment you enter to the moment you leave.
Free WiFi, LED TV's, coffee makers, premium linens, soaking tubs, large showers, and signature toiletries furnish each of the rooms, delivering a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Speaking of comfort, the hotel also has a premium spa that offers numerous massages and body treatments.
The Banyan Tree has two restaurants, two bars, an outdoor swimming pool, pool cabanas, and a well-equipped fitness center.
Called Vertigo, this lovely rooftop bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur's skyline.
Furnished with numerous lounge sofas, bar stools, and dining tables, this large terrace has room for everyone!
Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines, and a variety of beers while listening to live DJ music and admiring the scenery, which includes the Petronas Twin Towers.
One floor below, you can find Horizon Grill, a fine restaurant with a smaller terrace. With lush decorations and a comfy atmosphere, the restaurant specializes in seafood and premium steaks.
Another floor down, guests staying at the hotel also find a covered outdoor rooftop pool, an amaxing place to swim with views.
This beautiful hotel is connected to a shopping center and just a stone's throw away from popular areas like Kuala Lumpur Sentral and the NU Sentral, making it both a convenient and comfortable choice.
This family-friendly hotel offers high-speed internet, LCD TVs, coffee makers, premium toiletries, and plush bathrobes in each of its 482 rooms.
Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, a complimentary kid's club, a fitness center, a business center, and a kid's swimming pool.
Mai Bar Kuala Lumpur is a Tiki-themed bar that offers gorgeous views of the city's skyline and a fun yet exclusive atmosphere.
With an extensive menu of beers, fine wines, signature cocktails, and a food menu that includes BBQ skewers, deep-fried falafel, and cured salmon, the Mai Bar is a beautiful spot to enjoy fresh drinks and delicious food.
With live DJ music, a comfortable atmosphere and a gorgeous infinity pool, it's no wonder this beautiful bar is considered one of the best in Kuala Lumpur.
Adress: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Price: Rates for a double room starts at MYR 279
This luxurious hotel is located only a short walk away from the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
With two restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, and a fitness center, this hotel has plenty to offer.
Each room has a small kitchenette, free WiFi, premium toiletries, bathrooms, and slippers.
Cafe ilViso serves international cuisine, while Deep Blue focuses on drinks and lunch and dinner; There's also a complimentary breakfast buffet from 7:00am to 11:00am.
This fantastic terrace is located on a 51st floor and offers jaw-dropping views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the heart of the city.
The Deep Bue, the hotel's rooftop bar, offers a two levle inddor lounge and a smaller outdoor terrace, futuristic design, and comfortable seating, as well as an extensive, international menu and the expected drinks and spirits.
Tangerine, the hotel's fine-dining restaurant, has 3, 5, or 7 courses dining experiences, as well as top-notch service and personnel.
Both areas offer beautiful 360-degree views of the city and rank amongst the trendiest food and drink spots in the city.
But the top feature of the rooftop is still the fantastic rooftop infinity pool. One of the coolest spots to swim in the world, and only available to guests staying at the hotel.
Adress: 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Price: Rates for a double room starts at MYR 410
This family-friendly hotel is located in downtown Kuala Lumpur and offers stunning views of the Petronas Twin Towers and most of the city.
Each spacious room is outfitted with LCD TV, a washing/drying machine, free WiFi, a kitchenette, a seating area, and a large tub and shower.
The hotel's restaurant, Souled Out Ampang, is open throughout the day, as is the hotel's fitness center, spa, and kid's swimming pool.
Though not the most luxurious hotel in this list, its proximity to multiple attractions, sizeable rooms, and versatility make it one of the best family-friendly hotels in the city.
Somerset is a fantastic rooftop terrace that offers magical views of the city and a large pool for you to swim in.
Available exclusively to hotel guests, this rooftop is an oasis in the middle of the city, as it's an ideal spot to retreat when the crowds get too large.
Sun loungers, jacuzzis, and top-notch service await you in this one-of-a-kind rooftop.
Connected to the convention center and just a short drive away from the University of Malaya, this family-friendly hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchenettes.
Each room offers a balcony, satellite TV, and free WiFi, as well as a fridge and a microwave.
As you may already imagine, Invito was designed with extended stays in mind, but that doesn't mean the hotel has done away with the luxuries.
Premium beddings, coffee makers, plush bathrobes, and slippers, as well as designer toiletries, make your stay more comfortable, and the hotel's 24-hour fitness center and sauna definitely add to that.
An infinity pool, a jacuzzi, a roof garden, and comfortable lounge furniture make this rooftop one of the most beautiful in the city, and the fantastic 360-degree views only add to the charm.
Open daily, U-Bar offers champagne, wine, beers, and fine spirits alongside classic and signature cocktails.
With a happy hour between 4:00 pm and 9.00 pm, as well as dance nights organized every Thursday, the U-Bar is a beautiful place to chill down after a busy day in the city.
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