This accommodation category veers away from conventional hotels and encompasses jungle lodges, simple beach cabanas, village homestays and mountain cabins. With many remote, rural locations, this style of accommodation abounds in Malaysia and features in most adventurous itineraries.
Eco & Unique
Hotels & Villas, Malaysia
Abai Jungle Lodge, Kinabatangan River
A fantastic jungle experience. Stay in wooden chalets on stilts and experience wildlife aside the Kinabatangan River. Just 1.5 hours from Sandakan.
Banjaran Hot Springs Resort, Ipoh
Near Ipoh, this is an unusual resort with natural hot springs available for guests to relax in, complete with wonderful onsite spa.
Belum Rainforest Resort, Belum-Temengor , Belum State Park
A gorgeous ecotourism resort in the middle of a tropical jungle, Belum Rainforest Resort offers beautiful lodgings and absolute tranquillity.
Borneo Nature Lodge, Kinabatangan River
On the banks of the Kinabatangan River, the Borneo Nature Lodge offers an eco-friendly base for wildlife viewing.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Located in one of the country's most bio diverse and unique areas with its own canopy walkway.
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.
Celyn Resort Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu
At Celyn Resort, expect basic, clean and pleasant accommodation with spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu.
Earth Lodge , Ulu Muda Forest Reserve
A simple lodge in a spectacular location deep inside a remote and beautiful forest.
Gayana Eco Resort, Kinabatangan River
Nature-focussed indulgence on Pulau Gaya Island, just off Kota Kinabalu.
Kinabatangan Riverside Lodge, Kinabatangan River
Simple, sustainable accommodation perfectly located as a base for exploring the wildlife of the Kinabatangan.
M Boutique , Ipoh
An unusual hotel in Ipoh providing a modern interpretation on Malaysiaâs history with comfortable bedrooms.
Mutiara Taman Negra , Taman Negara
Get up close and personal with the Malay jungle in these simple rustic chalets and bungalows nestled in the ancient rainforest.
Pasir Belanda Homestay, Kota Bharu
A comfortable home-stay experience with traditional activities to get situated in Malaysia's beautiful countryside.
Suka Suka Homestay , Kuala Kangsar and surrounds
Visit this home-stay on the banks of Lake Chenderoh to get a unique experience of traditional Malay village life.
Tabin Wildlife Resort , Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Come here for clean and basic budget lodge accommodation in Borneo's Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
We hadn't opted for the luxury hotels but gone for good quality. I wonder what luxury is like because all our hotels and rooms were fantastic. All spacious and well appointed, the staff were all very helpful and friendly.