100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Malaysia

Langkawi Island

Sleepier and more laid-back than other Southeastern Asia getaways


Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.

A stylish and secluded romantic hotel on Langkawi island, Datai sits in a lush forest between the Andaman sea and the mountains.

T: +60 4959-2500. US$ 340- 


The green hilly Pahang countryside filled with tea plantations was once a popular get-away for British colonists. Located 120 miles north of Kuala Lumpur.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

With four poster beds, timber-beamed ceilings, plantation shutters and afternoon tea, Malaysia’s British colonial heritage feels alive in this ‘little corner of England in Asia’.

T: +60 32783-1000. 56 rooms. US$ 250-


Penang Island contains George Town, an 18th century British East India trading port full of impressive Colonial and Chinese architecture. A strong heritage movement has preserved many of the old shophouses in this gentrifying area.

7 Terraces

Stewart Lane, Georgetown, Penang Malaysia

Two 19th century townhouses beautifully restored and furnished with unique antiques. Premises include a small swimming pool, restaurant and antique shop.

T: +60 4264 2333. 18 rooms. US$ 185-

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

14 Leith St. Penang, Malaysia

Definitely authentic and one-of-a-kind, the mansion received a 2000 UNESCO award for excellence in historical preservation. Nicknamed the “Blue Mansion”, it was the setting for the Oscar winning Indochine movie starring Catherine Denueve.

T: +60 4262 0006. 38 rooms. US$ 100-

Clove Hall

11 Clove Hall Road Georgetown, Penang Malaysia

A former Edwardian Anglo-Malay colonial residence, it has been elegantly restored and furnished with locally sourced antique furniture by the owner. A stylish romantic hotel located in a quiet side street.

T: +60 4229 0818. 5 rooms. US $175


This former Portuguese, British and Dutch colony is Malaysia’s oldest city. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city’s romantic past is reflected in its unique architecture and cuisine.

Casa del Rio

Malacca, Melaka

Recently built romantic boutique hotel inspired by Malacca’s Portuguese heritage. Book a room overlooking the river.

T: +60 6 289 6888. 66 Rooms US$ 150-