The Best Luxury Hotels in Southeast Asia

These 20 properties in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore stood out as the Best Luxurious Hotels in Southeast Asia.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opposite the old Moorish-style railway station in a historic area, the five-pearl Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is an imposing lady near museums and impeccable botanical gardens. The hotel is an attraction in itself, built in a historical colonial landmark of 1932 with several rooms and halls of that time impeccably restored.


Most of the rooms are modern and luxurious environments with Art Deco style and suites in the original wing that maintain the elegance of their time and that have butlers for each guest. A spa, two outdoor pools, an old-school hairdresser, and a wood-paneled restaurant with golden roofs on the leaf complete these luxurious facilities,

The Samaya Bali Seminyak

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

The 52-room Samaya Bali is a luxurious beachfront resort, offering villas with incredible ocean views, with restaurants and attractions within a five-minute walk. These modern villas have giant bathrooms with hydromassage and rain shower head, private pools, free mini-fridge, and butler service 24 hours, although some require a minimum stay. Other outstanding features are access to the beach, the two outdoor swimming pools, and also has two restaurants and a la carte breakfast that is included. Other services are a modern spa and a gym with free yoga classes, plus Wi-Fi and transfers throughout the area that are free as well.

Andara Resort and Villas

Kamala, Puket, Thailand

Andara Resort and Villas is one of Phuket’s five most expensive pearl options, however the high price includes extravagant services as a private chef and access to an exclusive yacht. The wealthiest guests choose luxurious villas or suites; Most of them have spectacular private pools and a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea.


It is easy to spend a full refugee stay in these villas, which are stocked with guests’ favorite meals and offer private chefs who prepare exquisite dishes to order. Other excellent services are the relaxing spa, the infinity pool, and the Silk restaurant that are located in the common areas. Something to keep in mind: the beach is 10 minutes from the hotel if you are walking (or a short buggy ride).

The Siam

Bangkok, Thailand

The imposing Siam is the epitome of luxury in Bangkok, bringing elegance to its fullest expression. Only 39 spacious luxury rooms occupy this vast property, where works of art from the owner’s collection are exhibited here and there and where nothing is lacking, from an infinity pool to multiple restaurants, library, cinema, gym and spa – all this without losing its atmosphere of intimacy.


Isolated villas that have private pools, whirlpools and rooftop terraces. All rooms include breakfast, butler and a free boat service to navigate the river, although getting to the attractions of the city center is not as easy as finding the hotel by taxi. Some rooms have unattractive views and / or no windows.

Raffles Hotel Singapore

Central business district, Singapore, Singapore

The colonial-style building was opened in 1887, and after several renovations, it reopened in 1991. Many celebrities have stayed there, from Glenn Close to the Queen of England, and there is a hall of fame that proves it. Several details contribute to this emblematic atmosphere, including a gallery with high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, corners full of antiques and beautiful gardens. The hotel also has fifteen restaurants and bars, outdoor pool, gym and luxurious spa. All rooms are spacious suites with classic decor, including oriental rugs and mahogany furniture – however the old tube TVs could be modernized.