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Explore Kuala Lumpur in holiday homes to rent

With a skyline filled with minarets, Mogul-style domes and skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur is a sultry city that offers a blend of the modern and ancient. You’ll find historic monuments, steel-clad high-rises, lush parklands, bustling street markets and energetic nightlife in this vibrant city. With something for everyone in Kuala Lumpur, holiday homes to rent put you in the centre of the action.


Historic places near Kuala Lumpur holiday rentals

Kuala Lumpur has a long and storied past that’s showcased in various heritage sites throughout the area. Holiday homes can be found near historic sites like the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a contemporary museum with historical Islamic items and a library, and the National Museum of Malaysia, a national cultural and heritage museum with exhibits from prehistoric times to the modern day. History buffs will also enjoy Jamek Mosque, a historic Moorish-style place for worship, and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, a Hindu temple and landmark tower with ornamental architecture.

Things to do

Things to do near Kuala Lumpur holiday homes

Kuala Lumpur has numerous attractions for a fun-filled trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Petronas Twin Towers, a set of iconic towers with a modern Islamic design and skybridge, and Batu Caves, a Hindu temple set in limestone caves with shrines and a deity statue. You could also visit Menara Kuala Lumpur, a landmark tower with panoramic views of the city, and Bukit Bintang, a collection of high-end malls with fashion boutiques, alfresco bars and clubs featuring live music.


Activities and attractions in and around Kuala Lumpur

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Kuala Lumpur has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Genting Highlands Theme Park (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
  • Berjaya Times Square (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Aquaria KLCC (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Royal Selangor Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Kuala Lumpur Deer Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Kuala Lumpur

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kuala Lumpur. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Batu Caves (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Lake Gardens (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • KLCC Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Butterfly Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Kuala Lumpur

Fly into Subang (SZB-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah), the closest airport, located 10 mi (16.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Kuala Lumpur (KUL-Kuala Lumpur Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Kuala Lumpur Masjid Jamek Station, Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni Station and Kuala Lumpur Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Kuala Lumpur by jumping on the metro at Bukit Bintang Station, Imbi Station or Raja Chulan Station.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in Kuala Lumpur

Food is an important part of the culture in Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy a vibrant mix of global cuisine at elegant restaurants or local street stalls. Thanks to generations of Chinese immigrants, Kuala Lumpur has a vast array of Cantonese, Sichuan, Teochew and Hakka cuisine as well as foods featuring Malay, Peranakan and Indian influences. The much-loved dishes in local restaurants include nasi lemak, rice steamed in coconut milk with fried peanuts and curries; char kway teow, a dish with rice noodles, prawns, cockles and bean sprouts; and cendol, a refreshing dessert of shaved ice over mung-bean noodles with coconut milk and palm-sugar syrup. However you choose to experience the culinary culture in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find a range of options near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun in Kuala Lumpur holiday homes

If you’re travelling with family, you’ll find plenty of places to have fun with the kids in Kuala Lumpur. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly places like Sunway Lagoon, a vast water and amusement park with rides, games, a zoo, outdoor activities and dining, and the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, an aviary with walkthrough areas, free-roaming spaces and traditional enclosures in which to enjoy the colourful bird species. Kids will also enjoy KLCC Park, an urban oasis with tropical greenery, a wading pool and choreographed fountain displays, and Aquaria KLCC, a large oceanarium with a tunnel viewing area, feeding shows and shark cage dives. Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, a huge scenic paradise with butterflies among flower-filled gardens and koi ponds, is also great for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a haven for a romantic couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near places like the National Mosque of Malaysia, a large mosque with landscaped gardens, a library and a prayer hall, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a grand government building with copper domes and a large clocktower with a historic bell. Petaling Street, a Chinatown district with shopping and restaurants, and Central Market Kuala Lumpur, a vibrant shopping and arts area with eateries and an outdoor stage, are also good for couples.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Kuala Lumpur?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,547 holiday rentals around Kuala Lumpur. From 1,316 Condos/Apartments to 106 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kuala Lumpur is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kuala Lumpur?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kuala Lumpur:

  • Pudu: 265 holiday homes
  • Bukit Bintang: 738 holiday homes
  • Kuala Lumpur Sentral: 38 holiday homes
  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre: 432 holiday homes
  • Bangsar: 147 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kuala Lumpur?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Kuala Lumpur. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mid Valley Mega Mall: 1,678 holiday rentals
  • Berjaya Times Square: 1,708 holiday rentals
  • Petronas Philharmonic Hall: 1,710 holiday rentals
  • Bangsar Shopping Village: 1,711 holiday rentals
  • Loke Mansion: 1,709 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kuala Lumpur listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kuala Lumpur?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,316 Condos/Apartments in Kuala Lumpur. Our other popular types of Kuala Lumpur holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 106 holiday houses
  • Villas: 4 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,190 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kuala Lumpur?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,180 holiday homes with pool available in Kuala Lumpur. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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