By Shahida Sakeri on August 24, 2015


For the past few years, boutique hotels and resorts have become one of the most desired accommodations among travellers, which may due to its well designed architecture, personalised service and strong local identity and characteristics. Thus, it is no surprise to see that this kind of property is spreading rapidly in Malaysia to cater to tourists’ desire in staying at properties with palpable sense of place.

Below is the list of our choice of boutique hotels and resorts that Gaya Travel thinks proudly feature the quintessential Malaysian style, which is drawn from the country’s multi-culture. Let’s escape, rest and even be inspired at these places!

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1. Terrapuri, Setiu, Terengganu
Terrapuri (The Land of Palaces) features 29 Terengganu Malay classic houses that are over a hundred years old and converted into 20 lovingly restored villas, reception pavilion, gallery, beach house, private function pavilion, open air dining pavilion and library. These houses stand out with its raised platform on stilts, triangular steep gabled roof, slightly curvy gable ends (peles), rhomboid shaped terracotta roof and tiles and walls made of timber panels.



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