Evidently, hoteliers and vacation rental owners have gotten extra creative with spicing up their guest rooms! Inspired by movies and brands in popular culture — like Barbie, Harry Potter, and McDonald’s — families and the ones young at heart enjoy planning vacations at these one-of-a-kind stays.
And why wouldn’t they? Children and avid fans alike love a themed stay, as they’ll get to play pretend all day long using themed amenities without leaving the comforts of the room. Now, pick your favourite from the list below and off you go!
1. Wizarding Residence, Kuala Lumpur
This Wizarding Residence would impress any ardent Harry Potter enthusiast with its wizard-themed decor. The property is easily accessible via Jelatek LRT, and is directly linked to Datum Jelatek Mall, making it convenient for mealtimes! If you’d like to do some shopping, the popular Suria KLCC shopping mall is only four LRT stations away.
For the homebodies, stay in and binge-watch with the streaming services provided — Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Go are all available. Otherwise, brush up on your strategy skills with their selection of board games; perhaps while sipping on a cup of coffee made using their coffee machine.
From RM290 per night, this might just be your best bet for a themed city escape.
Location: Near Jelatek LRT, Kuala Lumpur
2. Barbie™ Ultimate Staycation by Grand Hyatt KL, Kuala Lumpur
Ah yes, Barbie, the iconic doll that has shaken up the world! Under license from Mattel, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur has created 14 Barbie-themed rooms, all glamoured up in the iconic Barbie pink. Each room has its own story, with names like ‘Barbie You Can Be Anything’ to ‘Barbie EXTRA’.
But wait, there’s more! Immerse yourself in the full experience by indulging in a pink-themed afternoon tea, Barbie Pink Teatime In A Box. Offers for these special rooms start at RM1,500 per night, with breakfast and teatime planned out, so you don’t have to.
Address: 12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2182 1234
3. Legoland Hotel, Johor
As the pioneer in offering a comprehensive Lego experience in Malaysia, Legoland in Johor has, of course, built a Lego-themed hotel. You’ll be welcomed by everything Lego from the get-go, plus a mini treasure hunt in your room, and a disco in the elevator.
Of course, you’ll also get to enjoy all the thrilling rides at Legoland, just steps away from the hotel. Starting at RM700 per night for five pax per room, it’s perfect for the family unit to play and have fun in, the Lego way!
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor
Contact: +607 597 8888
4. Safari Suite at The Granite Luxury Hotel, Penang
With a built-in ball pit and kid’s tunnel in the room, it’s no wonder the Safari Suite is popular with families. Let’s not forget the plush toy animals placed around the room and the kid’s toy bakery equipped with tools for the little ones to unleash their inner chef.
Conjoined double queen beds allow the family a tonne of wiggle room, either to cuddle up together or curl up in a corner for some personal space. Parents can stay in and relax while the kids play all day long, starting from RM1,000 per night.
Address: 191A, Magazine Road, 10300 George Town, Penang
Contact: +604 296 9191
5. Family Themed Rooms at Furama Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Another big hit for families with children is Furama’s safari, underwater, and castle-themed family rooms. Designed with kid’s play and imagination in mind, the rooms can be equipped with amenities for children with an add-on of RM100, making it easy to bring kids that are aged eight and below.
The castle and underwater-themed rooms come with bunk beds decked out in their respective themed decor, while the safari-themed room features a tent and camping chairs for a mini campout for two! The hotel also provides packages for family fun with admission tickets included for an indoor playground and theme parks — do check out their promotions page for more information.
Address: 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2788 8888
6. Happy Meal Home, Kuala Lumpur
Have a happy meal in a happy home! Staying here is like walking into a life-sized Happy Meal Box, with cheery shades of yellow and red covering the walls and ceiling of the space. From just RM200 per night, this stay offers not just a great deal, but also a great deal of conveniences at your doorstep.
Said conveniences include the sauna, infinity pool, and gym facilities at the residence, plus the building is also connected to the KL Gateway LRT and shopping mall. Seeing as to how easy it is to plan a stay here, perhaps a McDonald’s-themed sleepover party is in order!
Location: KL Gateway Premium Suites, Kuala Lumpur
7. Sweet Party at D’ Pristine Medini, Johor
Do you have a serious sweet tooth and a love for all things pastel? Then this may just be the perfect getaway for you. Almost like living in the curious world of Willy Wonka, this mini candy wonderland is the perfect opportunity for Insta-worthy girly photoshoots. Oh, and did we mention that the location is only a three-minute walk away from Legoland? So, what are you waiting for?
Location: Near Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru