My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bon Ton in "Blue Ginger" for 6 nights as part of a 2 week holiday in Singapore and Malaysia. We had a pretty good idea of what we hoped the Bon Ton would be like when we booked it, as we had read reviews and looked at pictures- our only concern was whether it would live up to our expectations.
Bon Ton turned out to be probably the most peaceful and relaxed "resort" I have ever stayed in. The fact that there are only 8 houses means that is never too busy- during the day there were never more than 6 or so people around the pool at any given time. The location of the hotel also suited us in that it offered peace and tranquility as it was not located in the main beach stretch of Pantai Cenang. Having said that, it was sufficiently close for us to walk into that resort one morning in 15 minutes. The staff were also more than happy to provide a lift into Pantai Cenang if needed.
We absolutely LOVED the fact that the houses in Bon Ton were decorated and furnished in authentic Malay style, and the outside bathroom in Blue Ginger was truly unique. Whilst showering in the morning we saw squirrels and hornbills (as well as many more exotic bird species) in the trees only yards from us- how many other hotels can offer this?
The food at Bon Ton was truly outstanding. We ate in the restaurant on several occasions and although not cheap by Malay standards, it was still considerably cheaper than restaurants in the UK. What should also be taken into account is the standard of the food, which really was second to none.
Breakfast was delivered by the staff to your fridge at around 6pm and although this may not be to everyone's taste, we again loved this and found it unique. This meant we could get up when we wanted in the morning and eat breakfast at our leisure. The breakfast consisted of fruit juice, fresh fruits, different types of breads (with butter, jam, honey), yoghurts, home made cakes, and tea or coffee. We found this to be more than enough in the morning.
The staff were also very pleasant, helpful and gracious and they helped make our stay memorable. Finally, the cats (and not forgetting Mocha, Mylo and Shane the dogs!) at Bon Ton really endeared themselves to us. We have cats and a dog at home so we really enjoyed getting to know the animals at Bon Ton. Special mention has to go to Skippy the ginger cat who was sitting on our top step most mornings when we opened our doors and who made himself extremely at home in Blue Ginger!
Overall, Bon Ton really did live up to and probably exceed our expectations. This really is different to staying in large "chain" hotels but all the more refreshing for it. It has style, character, and charm and we would most definately love to go back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 10-minute drive from the airport and 5-minute drive from the main beach of Pantai Cenang, Bon Ton is convenient yet secluded. Built within the grounds of a 100-year-old coconut plantation, our eight villas are centered around a pool/jacuzzi and front onto a lotus lagoon. Exclusive and private, all villas are individually designed and equipped with air conditioning & ceiling fans. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bon Ton Hotel Langkawi
- Bon Ton Langkawi
- Bon Ton Resort Langkawi/Pantai Cenang