Borneo itself is relatively low on boutique style hotels but your Borneo holiday may include a visit to Peninsular Malaysia where there are some superb character hotels throughout, especially in Langkawi, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
There are some renovated colonial hotels and buildings as well as more modern places, created with style and panache, and some lovely luxury options too.
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Character & Boutique Hotels
Casabrina, Raub and Fraser's Hill
Two homely private villas offering a luxurious experience in the countryside just over an hour north of KL by car.
Eastern & Oriental, Georgetown, Penang
This charming old colonial building has a rich heritage spanning hundreds of years, and the standards are just as excellent as ever.
Japamala Resort Tioman Island , Tioman Island
A remote, rustic, and luxurious resort with warm staff and a beautiful ambience on a gorgeous island.
Ranee Kuching, Kuching
In the heart of old town, The Ranee is a renovated 19th Century shop converted into a modern and stylish hotel.
The Blue Mansion, Penang, Penang
A truly unique and authentic historical experience in Penang: to stay at the Blue Mansion is to be blown away by its beauty and treasures.
The Marian , Kuching
Restored colonial-style hotel with 40 rooms in the heart of the city.
Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Villa Samadhi is peaceful and harmonious, a haven of tranquillity just outside the centre of bustling KL.