Muo Boutique Hotel Review: Everything You Need To Know About Staying Here

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Heading to Muar and looking for the perfect place to stay? I have a great option for you! The Muo Boutique Hotel.

We stayed here on a trip to Muar as it was the best place in Muar I could find in a great location. It had everything we needed so we could get a good night’s sleep and explore this city from an easy launch pad. Even better is that it was a great price.

So was it as good as we hoped?

Muo Boutique Hotel
Muo Boutique Hotel

Below, you will find my full Muo Boutique Hotel review with everything there is to know about Muo Boutique Hotel so you can see if it’s the right hotel for your trip.

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Muo Boutique Hotel Review

Muo Boutique Hotel reception

Our stay here started off great when we entered the coolest hotel reception I’ve seen. Actually, initially I thought it was a cool cafe rather than a hotel.

I think it’s meant to be a shop, but it seemed like a cool, eclectic collection of items with some seating space, books and more. My kids were immediately entranced by a cool Lego model while I checked in.

Muo Boutique Hotel lego model
Lego model

We were offered a choice of dried fruit teas for our welcome drink. We could take the special tea bag up to our room to make at our leisure. There were some cool options, and I enjoyed my tea with ginger, lime and some other fruit.

The building itself is quite attractive and looks every bit a trendy boutique hotel both inside and outside. It wasn’t like my usual experience of a midrange Malaysian hotel at all.

Muo Boutique Hotel  tea options
Welcome drink tea options

Soon enough, we were on our way in the elevator to our room on the second floor.

I stayed at this hotel with two of my children who were aged 6 and 11 at the time.


Muo Boutique Hotel map
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Address: 1 Jalan Petri, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia

The Muo Boutique Hotel is in a great location near the waterfront and walking distance to most things to do in Muar.

I found it very convenient, although sadly there was some music at night.


Muo Boutique Hotel entry way with old tvs and water
What we saw when we came out of the lift on our floor

There are twin, double and family (triple) rooms for you to choose from. There are a few different standards of room depending on whether you are happy to forego a window or not and whether you would like to sleep on a tatami or a bed.

All rooms come with air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, slippers, private bathrooms and personal toiletries.

When we entered the second floor from the elevator, we were greeted with some old TVs which was cool. There was also a water machine with hot and cold water that we made good use out of.

Deluxe Family Room

Muo Boutique Hotel Deluxe Family Room
What I saw on entry to the room

Since there was three of us, we stayed in a Deluxe Family Room. It had everything mentioned above, windows, double bed and a single bed, so it suited the three of us well.

It was compact but very clean, comfortable and trendy like the rest of the hotel with a great look.

On entry to the room, I was happy to see the partition which gave some privacy between the single bed and double bed part of the room.

Muo Boutique Hotel Deluxe Family Room The single bed part of the room and tea and coffee making facilities
The single bed part of the room and tea and coffee making facilities

There was a shelf on my right with tea and coffee making facilities as well as bottled water and slippers. On the wall above was the slot for the keycard to turn on electricity, and some hooks where I could hang my clothes.

Next to this was the single bed with a bedside table and a flatscreen TV facing it on the partition wall.

Straight ahead of me was the basin. The only thing missing here was some type of hand soap. There was a mirror and the air-conditioner was above.

Muo Boutique Hotel Deluxe Family Room Bathroom areas
Bathroom areas

In front of this was the bathroom was toilet and shower with heating for the water attached.

Between the bathroom and the single bed part of the room was the double bed with a bedside table and a flatscreen TV.

The beds were crazy comfortable and the linen absolutely top rate. Also the towels were super soft. At the time of my stay, I had been travelling in Malaysia for a few weeks at 3 to 5 star hotels and this had by far the best towels and linen.

Muo Boutique Hotel Deluxe Family Room Double bed part of the room
Double bed part of the room

I was also happy to find that the windows seemed soundproofed and, despite being near a relatively busy road, the traffic noise was quite low. It’s always my biggest problem with midrange hotels – they tend to let in too many noises.

However, later that night from 9pm, there was some music played nearby and some annoying guy on a microphone, and it was too loud for me even with the soundproofing. This was a Tuesday night.

My only other complaint is that the curtains didn’t quite cover all the windows.

Also note that this is a small room, and there is not much room for items. We had to keep all our clothes and luggage on the floor except for hanging a few things.

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Muo Boutique Hotel seating area
A seating area next to the door to our room

This midrange hotel doesn’t have many facilities. There is free wifi and water.

In the reception area is the Muo Concept store.

There are also sitting areas around the hotel. Above was one right next to our room.


Muo Boutique Hotel Shellout Rooftop Dot Com
Shellout Rooftop Dot Com

The Muo Boutique Hotel rooftop is home to a restaurant called the Shellout Rooftop Dot Com. We didn’t try it, but it looks like a lovely setting.

There are plenty of eating choices in the area, and you’re just a short walk from Glutton Street, a food street.

Final Words

Muo Boutique Hotel was the perfect choice for our Muar stopover. Well, apart from the noise. Thankfully, my kids were asleep before it really started.

This hotel is trendy and fun and I loved our room. I thought it was very good value for the price, and the bed was crazy comfortable. I wish I could have taken the towels home with me 🙂

Next time, I’d prefer a room without a window to block the noise.

It’s a shame about that as otherwise, our stay here was perfect.

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Looking for other accommodation options in Muar? Find our full hotel guide here. You can also find our full guide to things to do in Muar here and all our guides to Muar here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.