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Panji is exactly as advertised: peaceful, relaxing, and fun. It has an ideal location that is close enough to the main shops, restaurants, bars, and beaches (a 10 minute ride on bicycles provided free of charge by the property) but secluded enough to escape the noise and just switch off.
The air conditioned rooms are quite spacious with very large and comfortable beds. Private showers and toilets are attached but with semi-open roofs. Nice pool onsite which we took a dip in after a long day in the sea.
There is also a very popular cafe with the best coffee on the island, all served by very friendly and helpful staff. It's open from 8am to 6pm if memory serves. Very chilled out vibe with live music and delicious food. Be sure to try the banana pancakes....
As great as the property is, it's the staff that really makes the experience spectacular. Azmil the property manager is the man with the plan, he helped us arrange airport transfers (highly recommended as you get to cruise around in a classic VW van with some local knowledge to get your feet set), a scooter to jet around the island, and was always available to answer every question/request or just to have a friendly chat about Langkawi, Malaysia, life, whatever.
So what are you waiting for? Book already :)
To Azmil and all of the Panji Panji team...you guys made our trip a special one. Our only regret is not staying longer! Thank you for everything, and we hope to see you again.
A very pleasant little place to stay with lots of character, friendly staff and relaxed setting.
Our room had lots of character nice and spacious with the bonus of many trees dotted around the place to make it feel very relaxed.
Team we very helpful and responsive assisting with sorting out trips. Breakfast was great, basically a choice of whatever was appropriate off the menu, which included pancakes, juices and yoghurt amongst others.
Cafe also offered food and coffee until early evening and did a reasonable pasta and cake. However they close at 6pm so not for an evening meal.
Location wise it's about 15 Minute walk to the Main Street, but that has generally touristy generic restaurants. There are a couple of higher end places just about 10 minute walk away and a bit nearer.
Overall though really good and we had a pleasant stay.
Azmil and all the staff could not be more welcoming. Great pool, gardens, breakfast, bed will be back
We stayed here for 7 days. We had the manager on whatsapp who sorted anything we asked of him within minutes ( including car rental, laundry and day trips). The breakfast is lovely and plentiful. The coffee is the best around.
The rooms were very authentic and clean, with an amazing outdoor shower. The bed was comfortable and huge!
It's a 5 minute walk to the beach, 15 minute walk to main strip of the beach, however the hotel provides bicycles free of charge so you can get there in a matter of minutes stress free.
Definitely recommend this hotel and Langkawi as a whole.
Great atmosphere. Wonderful cafe. Friendly and accommodating staff.
My wife and I will return again...
A standout experience of our stay in Langkawi. I really like the vibe and vision of the place!
Staff are friendly always smiling and v helpful. V good communication before we arrived from Azmil. He was on hand most days to answer questions we may have. His passion and knowledge of island are obvious.
And special thanks to Mas who sorted our Laundry out.
Got picked up at the airport in a 50's Morris Minor and on arrival we were greeted by a selection of retro motors VW and Mini. Return trip to airport was in '71' VW camper.
Rooms are done in Kampung style spacious with open air hot and bathroom with nice veranda to sit on! V quiet and chilled even the resident !
Good Aircon and fan so no hot balmy nights and v comfy bed.Excellent wifi too!
Smiling Buffalo cafe just across the way for great coffee/tea freshly squeezed OJ and scrambled and impromptu jam sessions from the guys. Also try the specials we had Roti Jala on first day
Located a short stroll from beach and a slightly longer to strip.
Value for money too! Can't recommend this place enough if you want a unique place to stay than look no further.
They are planning to open another cafe in town called Hugging Hippo and in the future to expand Panji Panji I wish them all the best.
This place is a true gem! Quiet little nook to just chill and do nothing. The most awesome aspect of the experience was the staff! They make you feel so at home and went out of their way to make us happy. The food from the cafe was simply delicious and the coffee was superb!
Also the staff are kind to animals and if you are an a animal lover like me you will appreciate the fact that they feed and care for strays that come to visit. So if you want to stay close enough to cenang beach but in a calm and quiet place, this is 'the' spot!