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Amara Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 33 Kuah B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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65 reviews
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“nice, clean and comfy...”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

i really did not expect this place to be as cosy as it was because of the budget price we paid for it. it is relatively new, in kuah town and cost only rm8 for a taxi from jetty to the hotel. there is 2, an amara motel and an amara guesthouse. i stayed in the guesthouse. per night was rm88 at the time i went. it had a really huge king-sized bed, heated shower, clean and just nice type of bathroom, chair, small closet, table plus dressing table with mirror, side table, side light and one large table with storage space (i presume to put all my things on it!!). the only drawback was the aircond which was not very cold, even at 17 degrees but the fan compensated it and at night it was quite cold. towels and soap were supplied. there is no lift, but its just 2 floors max. the owner, Mr. Nelson is very friendly and helpful and the staff too were very adequate. we requested for our beds to be made when we went out and they even gave us extra towels because we were going island hopping! now that is very considerate of them. there is also a tv in the room, not very clear, so yeah didnt really use it. all in all, i suggest this budget hotel for all. surely my next visit too i will stay here!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Amara guesthouse opened a few months ago in a formar school building and it offers comfortable, clean rooms close to the jetty (taxi: 8 RM). The room is big - with kingsize bed! -, the bathroom is the usual "shower abover the toilet" style, but clean and functional. There is no internet in the room, but there's free wifi in the lobby area. There's no elevator, so you'll have to climb a few stairs, but consider it as your daily exercise.
The guesthouse is close to Kuah city center, the jetty area is just a few minutes drive away, the nearest relatively nice beach is ca. 25 min.
Nelson - the owner - is a great host, very helpful and does his best to make you feel welcome. He worked in a 5 star hotel for 15 years, so he knows very well how to please his guests.
If you want to avoid tourist traps such as Pantai Cenang and you want good value for your money, you will be satisfied with Amara.
If you want to make the most of your stay on Langkawi, you'll need to rent a scooter to get around the island - Nelson can help you with that too. He even drove us to the scooter rental.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Amara Guesthouse
Address: Lot 3787 Jalan Penarak, Kuah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Kuah
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Kuah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Amara Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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