Myself and three friends stayed in this charming hotel and found the staff all professional well organised and extremely helpful. The managers Ethan and Azmi were brilliant at organising trips and booking Uber as well as restaurant recommendations. Accomodation very clean with a quirky artistic style of design that sets it apart from other hotels. Great plumbing because I love a good shower. Wifi. Gorgeous pool. Atmosphere relaxing and perfect for feeling that you are away from the busy areas but actually only a few minutes ride away from shops, restaurants etc. The beach is a short walk away. Recommend for singles, couples or families with young children.
We recently returned from a 5 night stay at Panji Panji and had a wonderful time.
The staff, especially Azmil, can not do enough for you and go out of their way to make sure you are well looked after.
The room is clean and airy with excellent air conditioning and a partial outdoor bathroom which we loved. Panji Panji is really well placed to walk to the beach or nearby restaurants or just as easy to get an Uber to go further afield.
The Smiling Buffalo cafe is excellent - great choice of food for breakfast and lunch and some great fresh juices, teas and coffees. The live music at brunch was also really enjoyable. One small point is that the description of the food on the menu does not do it justice at all - some items on the menu may sound a little plain but the food tastes exceptional (try the Eggs in Tomato Sauce or the Mango Waffle - both are amazing!).
Would highly recommend Panji Panji to anyone visiting Langkawi and we look forward to returning soon.
Everything was great, our room, the breakfast, the swimming pool, etcetera. In addition, the service was excellent! They made us feel like family! The personal told us that they want to surprise their guest (instead of hotels who picture their rooms, etc. bigger and cleaner then in real life, with Panji Panji it's the other way around!) it looks even more beautiful and characteristic in real life!
If you want something different then normal, not touristic, but special, then you need to go to Panji Panji! It's near the beach and a small town with restaurants. You can borrow a bike from the hotel, or just go by foot.
We have paid a lot for this resort. And to be honest this is absolutely not value for your money. Yes the manager is a nice guy. He arranged a lot. Te room is good. But when we where there the swimming pool is dirty, the surrounding are messy. For breakfast you only can choose one thing. For example a pancake. That's it. At breakfast a lot of cats ruining your breakfast. They come at the table, under your feet. They bag for food. Most of the cats are ill. People of Panji Panji don't care that you can't eat of the cats. Advantage here is that you can rent bikes for free. Bikes are pretty bad in condition but I don't want to argue too much about that. Also the manager arrange much for you. That is a positive thing. He also picks you up at the airport. That cost you 50RM. For a taxi cost you 20RM. I don't understand why I have to pay for this service??? And why 50RM when the airport is 10 min away?! Also when we came here, there was a renovation. Nobody told us this. We cannot use the restaurant.
Overall I can say this is not a bad resort but for that for what I pay, is too much for this !!
Azmil was an amazing host! I could ask and whatsapp him on everything including helping us with tour arrangements.
The place is quiet located on a back street but it's like only 8 mins to walk to the beach and the popular area. The room has a very unique feel to it, it's not modern but it has a very traditional feel to it. I recommend taking the room on the 2nd floor.
The smiling buffalo cafe within the compound had super good coffee and food. So much so that we looked forward to breakfast every day!
I stayed in an airbnb next door but a friend stayed here and I used Panji Panji's lovely cafe for breakfast every morning (and the occasionally lunch). The staff were amazingly helpful in booking exciting holiday activities while I stayed on Langkawi.
This has been the best accommodation of my entire holiday of Langkawi, KL, Cambodia and Borneo.
The service from Azmil and Mas was the highlight of the stay. I was picked up from the hotel and given a very friendly welcome and chat about the area before being shown around the hotel. They both spoke English very well. Throughout the stay Azmil was contactable via WhatsApp and very speedy to respond. He and Mas helped to organise any activities and restaurant bookings no matter how obscure and often checked those activities had gone well. They also often suggested when something could be done cheaper or more effectively. They provided plenty of information on activities and my group especially loved the Mangrove Kayak session with Dev's tours.
The room itself was a beautiful traditional style Malay house. It was very large and clean and came with a shower that was half unsheltered which felt like showering outside but without being too exposed. Great for hot days! I didn't notice any mosquitoes in the room or shower at all but got bitten in the courtyard a few times. The room was fully air conditioned and had a fan to help keep cool. I also had a beautiful veranda to relax on or dry my washing.
Within the courtyard is the Smiling Buffalo cafe which provided delicious breakfast and lunch in a very relaxing environment. The menu seemed mostly western to me with a few Asian dishes. During the day, musicians would play some chilled music every now and again.
The entire plot is beautifully decorated and there is a decent sized pool and free bikes for use during the stay. It's a very quiet stay so perfect for my friends and I, but probably not suitable for those looking for a party. We found it quite easy to get to the main party area in Pantai Cenang- a half hour walk or very fast Uber. On the way, there are plenty of shops, restaurants (I recommend The Orchid) and a large pharmacy nearby. The beach itself is only 5mins walk away... Very clean and spacious. The only noisy thing about Panji Panji is the sound of birds in the morning, but quite frankly this was a bonus for me! There are also plenty of friendly cats who hang out at Panji Panji.
In summary, this place felt like a mini paradise and a perfect activity base with friendly people, comfortable surroundings, tasty food on your doorstep and all the stress of organising things taken out of the equation.