The best spas in Kuala Lumpur offer the ideal retreats for when you need to destress both mind and body after a hectic day. These health and wellness centres provide an extensive range of holistic facials, traditional massages and body treatments from numerous regions across Southeast Asia, with 5-star service and professional wellness experts with years of experience.

    Although you can easily enjoy a luxurious pampering session without stepping out of your hotel, standalone wellness centres are equally impressive as most come with an array of unique features such as fitness classes, hairstyling, nutrition therapy, and game rooms. From award-winning spas within 5-star hotels for affluent travelers to all-in-one wellness centres for those looking to enjoy a full day of relaxation in a unique setting, read on for our guide to Kuala Lumpur’s most popular spas.


    Spa Village

    Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

    Spa Village at the Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur is a luxurious retreat enclosed in a private tropical terrace. Services range from traditional Thai, Balinese, Malay, Swedish, hot stone, and aromatherapy massage therapies to European-style facials, body scrubs and wraps. 

    Highly recommended is Spa Village’s 90-minute Sensory Exploration package. It includes a scalp and foot massage aromatherapy, as well as tasting, vibration, ancient and natural sounds, and sensory relaxation. After completing their chosen therapy, guests can relax at the spa’s outdoor nap gazebos with great views of lush greenery and water fountains.

    Location: 168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from midday to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2782 9090


    Mandara Spa

    Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

    Mandara Spa is an award-winning Balinese spa outlet at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Guests can sit back and enjoy relaxing body and foot massage, facials, manicure and pedicure treatments by highly-skilled therapists. Onsite facilities of the 2-storey establishment include a Thai massage room, double and single deluxe spa suites with attached bath and steam shower, and treatment rooms with steam shower facilities. 

    The Mandara Massage is great for soothing fatigued muscles as it incorporates Shiatsu, Thai, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Swedish and Balinese massage styles with pure essential oils.

    Location: Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2162 2233


    The Spa

    Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

    The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur features 6 single and 2 couples' treatment rooms decked out in wooden furnishing, earthy tones, and warm lighting. Treatments available range from traditional Malay and aromatherapy body massages to Borneo body scrub and jetlag treatments. 

    Guests are also encouraged to make use of its onsite steam, sauna and vitality pool about 1 hour prior to their appointment. The Romance of Rose treatment is highly recommended for couples, comprising a soothing foot ritual that utilizes ground rose petals and natural sea salt for deep exfoliation, followed by a relaxing Renew Rose full-body massage.

    Location: Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Thursday–Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (closed Mondays to Wednesdays)

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2179 8772


    The Majestic Spa

    The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    The Majestic Spa at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur boasts distinctive art deco styles of Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Willow Tearooms. Offering a tranquil view of the hotel’s bathing pool and Kuala Lumpur City Center, this elegant, 2-storey spa is fitted with crisp white walls, glass-panelled doors, and 7 treatment rooms decorated with beautiful antiques and fresh flowers. 

    The Majestic Spa’s signature treatment is the North Coast seaweed sculpt, which helps stimulate blood circulation, firm and lift the skin, as well as reduce cellulite and water retention using seaweed from Ireland and Northern Britain.

    Location: 5, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Tasik Perdana, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm


    The Spa

    Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers holistic Malay body massages, foot reflexology, facials, body scrubs and wraps with all-natural spices and essential oil blends. Thanks to the subdued scent of aromatherapy oils and soft instrumental music playing in the background, it’s almost impossible not to feel immediately relaxed upon arrival. 

    For a complete head-to-toe spa experience, we highly recommend The Shang Serenity, which includes a Shang Touch massage to relieve stress and tension, followed by a customized facial to bring out a youthful glow in your complexion.

    Location: 11, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from midday to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2074 3581


    Swasana Spa

    Impiana KLCC Hotel

    Swasana Spa at Impiana KLCC Hotel specializes in traditional Southeast Asian spa treatments, from facials and hand treatments to full-body massages, masks, and scrubs. Upon arrival, guests are presented with a glass of homemade tamarind juice as well as peppermint and lavender-scented moist towels at the reception lounge. 

    Swasana Spa’s treatments can also be customized according to your preference, in terms of the type of scrub, essential oil and intensity of massage pressure. Performed by professional therapists, the 90-minute Swasana Massage is a blend of Malay, Thai and Balinese massages to help improve your nervous, muscular, lymphatic, and circulatory systems.

    Location: 13, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm


    Hammam Spa

    Publika Shopping Center

    Hammam Spa KL is an intricately-designed spa in Kuala Lumpur. It has brightly-hued mosaic tiles, copper lanterns, carved woodwork, water fountains, and Moroccan-style furnishing. Set within Publika Shopping Center, its most popular spa treatment is the 45-minute Hammam and Gommage, where your entire body is scrubbed with a coarse mitten and traditional Moroccan black soap.

    An ideal follow-up to the treatment is its aromatic massage, which is a combination of deep pressure and long rhythmic strokes to help alleviate fatigue.

    Location: Block C2, Level G4, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-6201 0881


    Be Urban Wellness

    Damansara Heights

    Be Urban Wellness is a high-end health and wellness center that offers an array of state-of-the-art slimming and spa treatments, oxygen chambers, facials, as well as nutrition therapy and bio-scans. Set within the affluent Damansara Heights suburbs, the complex is also fitted with a well-equipped gym and yoga room.

    Its male and female locker rooms feature infra-red saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzi. One of Be Urban Wellness KL’s most unique treatments is the floatation tank, where you get to float in a highly concentrated Epsom salt solution similar to the Dead Sea.

    Location: 10th Floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2095 1999


    Thai Odyssey at Fahrenheit 88

    Bukit Bintang

    Thai Odyssey is a prominent spa brand with several branches all over Malaysia, specializing in traditional massage, herbal therapy, and reflexology performed by experienced Thai masseurs. 

    Exuding a peaceful ambience, Thai Odyssey at Fahrenheit 88 is fitted with Thai-style furnishing and quaint décor, individual and couple treatment suites, as well as shower facilities. For an indulging pampering session, try its signature Ultimate Thai Odyssey, which is inclusive of a refreshing foot bath, body exfoliation treatment, calming milk bath, and an aromatherapy massage.

    Location: Lot 2 - 42, 179, Bukit Bintang St, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2143 6166

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