Idyllic location, average rooms, terrible breakfast
There are several parts to this hotel: hotel rooms including in a new multi storey building, and rooms in beachfront cottages. We stayed for a week in one of the cottages having seen them on a previous visit and falling in love with the location. Some of the cottages are just a few yards from the beach, separated by a small garden. Sitting on the patio in front is just so lovely and relaxing!
The rooms itself are quite spacious but not luxurious. The main difference between standard and superior rooms is actually that superior rooms have an additional single bed i.e accommodate three people. They are not better equipped. All the basics were there. The double bed was comfortable, wifi was quite good most of the time, air con was efficient, the TV had some English language news channels, and there was a fridge for cold drinks etc. The wardrobe could have been a bit larger, but we used the extra bed to keep some of our things on.
The bathroom was a simple wet room, but shower pressure was reasonable and there was always plenty of hot water. In front of the room there is a nice little patio with a table and two armchairs, looking across to the beach.
The room was serviced daily, we got fresh towels every day, and bed linen was changed about every three days.
Breakfast was poor. There were a few Malay dishes (rice, noodles etc) which hardly ever changed, the one juice was often watery, the cereal was very, very sweet and sometime had ants in it, the toast was spongy white bread (we bought our own from one of the bakeries), the butter (or margarine) was presented in a pot with a knife stuck in the middle. We usually just had some fruit, and our own toast.
Most of the restaurant staff were incredibly lazy. If you asked for anything, the answer was usually 'it's finished' but when pressed they went to the kitchen to get whatever you needed. The reception staff where are little better, lethargic but friendly, and the housekeeping staff were a little slow but sweet.
The best thing about this place is the location: right on the beach, but very close to lots of restaurants, bars and shop, and also to Langkawi Underwater World, and the adjacent duty free shopping complex.
Couples - 22 Jun 2017