We have just returned from Langkawi after spending 7 nights at the Holiday Villa and Spa Resort. I can only agree with some of the comments made in previous reviews that the hotel might well benefit from some updating and improvement, especially in their bedroom furniture and fittings. We thought that the accommodation was adequate; it was clean and comfortable, but because of the resort’s policy of maintaining a “greening” environment, areas were poorly illuminated. This created problems when accessing the room safe located in the wardrobe, as there was insufficient light in the evening to select your security code.
The rooms are provided with tea/coffee making facilities, but as one previous reviewer pointed out, you will need to provide your own supplies after the first day. Wireless broadband is accessible through Reception for 16 ringits ($5) for one hour or 30 ringits ($10) for 24 hrs. Taxis were on hand and were summoned by the porters. Fares were inexpensive, ie 7 ringits for drops to the local duty-free stores and nearby Cenang restaurants. The taxi fare between the airport and hotel was a flat fare of 20 ringits for two people travelling, or 30 ringits for four.
The buffet breakfast provided in the restaurant compared favourably to other hotel restaurant meals in Asia and there was a good range of fruits, cereals and the usual hot dishes. The restaurant staff were pleasant and attentative, as were the housekeeping and room maids.
Our relatives did not have breakfast included in their package, so each day walked across the road to Cactus Restaurant where they consumed a huge full English breakfast for 18 ringits (Au$6). They were more than pleased with this and thought the breakfast was excellent.
Despite an initial impression of lack of warmth by the receptionist staff at check-in, on each occasion that we needed assistance for additional or replacement of faulty equipment, our requests were met with prompt attention. However, when trying to glean information not relating to the hotel, the staff seemed to be ill-equipped and disinterested in providing this. We weren’t sure whether this was a matter of not having sufficient training or a lack of interest in searching the information out, ie providing a local telephone no appeared to be beyond their remit.
Despite these minor points, the hotel’s outstanding location far outweighs any deficiencies. The hotel pool is an outstanding feature; it has an inpool bar, spa and children’s pool. The grassed area beyond provides welcome shade during the afternoon heat and the white sandy beach is stunning.
The pool and beach cafes provided tasty light meals, an extensive list of cocktails, soft drinks and beers, also tea and coffee. The beach café is well located, providing good shade for diners to enjoy their refreshments in a casual style.
In summary, the Holiday Villa Resort is well worthwhile a visit as its superb location far outweighs any minor deficiencies it may have, especially when comparing the cost of rooms at other resorts in the area. We hired a car and toured around the island, looking at other resorts that we had considered, but they were not situated in such an outstanding location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This enchanting 4-star picturesque resort is sprawled over 13 acres of land, fronting on one of Langkawi island's finest beach, Pantai Tengah. Here, our 258 guest rooms and suites range from the simple elegance to the truly extravagant. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Fastbooking, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Ebookers, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi Hotel Langkawi
- Holiday Villa Beach Resort And Spa Langkawi
- Holiday Hotel Beach Langkawi