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Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi
Ranked #21 of 104 Hotels in Langkawi
Reviewed 19 October 2010

Having looked at some of the recent reviews I wonder if we were staying at the same place. We had a good welcome at reception, room was kept very clean in fact some days it was cleaned twice, and staff as per usual we found very friendly. A smile and saying hello goes a long way. This was our third stay at HV and have never ended up with a bad room. OK so usually we get a deluxe room and haven't had a standard room before so can't comment on them. Our only minor niggle was that our balcony faced head on to the pool rather than being on a wing and the balcony got too hot to sit out on at times.
For the first time we dined in a couple of evenings and found the food excellent and with the 15% discount voucher available in our room made them good value. Obviously more expensive than dining out but still good value.
The 'dispute' between the hotel manager and the T Shop re no parking of hire cars or mopeds within the hotel complex is no big deal. T Shop have set up a separate parking area for HV guests besides which there is usually room to park on the road safely as well.
The pool area is limited for shade but plenty down on the beach.
If you want to be in the hub of things then no not the place to stay as quieter than Pantai Cenang, but a fair choice for eating/drinking within easy walking distance. If you want to go into Pentai Cenang it's only a 6 Rg taxi ride.
For a 3* hotel we reckon it takes a lot of beating for amenities and price.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

There was 10 of us, 4 adultd and 6 kids 11 and under. Great atmoshere, clean and family friendly. The kids pools was good, and both pools were clean. Great day spa on site. Across the road is a resturant which is great value for money, great food and friendly staff. Great place to stay. Only fault is the mozi's.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

I'm no princess and usually take what I get with Asian hotels. This is the first negative experience I have ever shared on trip advisor. we paid more for this hotel than any other on our fantastic 14 day trip around Malaysia. In short - DONT BOOK THIS HOTEL. I don't like long drawn out reviews so here it goes;
- Negative experience from the moment we arrived - unfriendly reception - no smile or even eye contact. Not the fun or exciting experience most hotels create
- Room was dark, damp smelling with 2 single beds pushed together (to make a double). After being advised that double beds were subject to availability... we argued the point and were given a room next door which was bigger, cleaner and had a double bed. Not sure why we were not given it in the first instance.
- Room service took over 1 hour and was almost inedible
- Pool lounges were soaking wet from the rain the night before
- There are rules and 'hotel accepts no responsibility' signs everywhere.
- Old hotel in need of a makeover - not worth the price AUD$120 on agoda
- Not allowed to park your car or motorbike in the hotel due to a disagreement with the shop across the road

I recommend you find something closer to the main beach as this was a good 20 min walk or 5 min RM6 cab ride to the main shopping strip.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

hotel location and beach is good, but once you see the rude behavior of the staff there your holiday is spoiled. the duty manager is the most rude lady i have ever come across who almost made us regret coming for a holiday to that resort!!! just be aware of the people!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank MrBig00007
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

the hotel was old fashioned and the rooms need renovation,especially the bathrooms...the only thing that was great was the pool area and the gardens(but the coctails were overpriced).i chose this hotel because i had read that it has nice beach..when i got there i found it idyllic!!!(but the water sports out of the hotel were overpriced!!!)!also it has the advantage that there is a supermarket,motor rent and restaurants 40 meters from the hotel which was really convinient for a tourist..(check out the chinese rstaurant called boat,loved the butter prawns!)the staff though was very kind!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

This hotel has a great location and is wonderful. It has a great swimming pool, beach and other facilities. It is also near some useful shops. The rooms are very spacious and the beds comfortable. The only thing is that the rooms have a slightly oldish feel to them; they are less sunny than you expect and the fittings and furniture have an old worn look to them. But contrary to several reviews we had read, the rooms were clean. The staff is very friendly and all the activites you would want to access in Langkawi are easily accessible. The restaraunts are not the best, but they are quite acceptable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Thank presidentdelhi
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

My husband and I stayed at HV from 27th Sept to 4th October and I must say that many of the negative comments on trip advisor are certainly unwarranted. We generally stay at 4.5 and 5 star hotels/resorts but with a tight budget we chose HV. We had a fantastic holiday and found the resort to be lovely. Staff were friendly and helpful and the grounds very nice. The pool was very large and, while we were there, reasonably quiet with plenty of available loungers. As others have previously mentioned the temperature of the pool water is a bit warmer than expected - however I dont think thats the hotels fault. The pool bar was well staffed and prices very reasonable for a hotel (about $5AUD for a cocktail). The beach is also lovely - very calm with snacks and drinks available.

We had breakfast included in our package but rarely ate breakfast at the hotel. We found it to be quite busy with regular queues and pretty much the same stuff everyday which we soon got a little bored of. Instead we chose different restaurants around the hotel which offered many different choices and styles of breakfast. I must mention though that on our last day we checked out of the hotel at 6.30am. We thought we'd see if we could have breakfast first - we discovered that breakfast didnt open until 7am, however the staff were most accommodating and nothing was a problem.

As far as the location goes, HV is a little out of the main area however there are still 8 or so restaurants close to the hotel that offer great food and service at a very cheap price. It is possible to walk into the main area - takes about 20mins or a taxi costs 6 rinngit (about $2AUD). There is many many restaurants and bars in the main area - our 2 favourites the brasserie and oasis - both right on the beach and amazing!

All in all - this was a great (very cheap) holiday for us. HV is a little run down and could do with a bit of a revamp but for the price I think it's exceptional value and very comfortable. If you are looking for something a bit fancier try the Westin - a beautiful resort but quite isolated. We are hoping to go back to Langkawi early next year and planning to stay at Meritus Pelangi - nice resort on the beach in the main area

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

Address: Lot 1698 Pantai Tengah | Mukim Kedawang, Daerah Langkawi, Langkawi 507000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
#15 Spa Hotel in Langkawi
#15 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range: £65 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi 4*
Number of rooms: 258
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 
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