This tranquil boutique hotel cum culinary retreat just outside Kuala Lumpur will appeal to foodies. Of the four well-appointed rooms (all named after indigenous herbs), the Kantan suite is the one to book, with a private terrace and a soaking tub overlooking the garden. Wander through the extensive tropical herb garden or snag a volume from the extensive collection of cookbooks and food lit and kick back in one of the two open-air lounges.
As you would expect, food is a central theme. Bountiful breakfasts (your choice of Western or Asian) are followed, upon request, by lunch and dinner—usually home-style Asian dishes prepared to dietary specifications—while fresh fruit and home-baked cookies are always available. Half-day cooking classes, ranging from cake decoration to local Malaysian dishes, are conducted four times weekly at this rustic hideaway.
3342 Kampung Palimbayan Indah,
Sungei Pencala, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 7729 0122