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Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

While I found this place very peaceful n serene ie away from the tourist scene, I felt the expected 'Malaysian' hospitality was missing. Breakfast wasn't very exciting ie 1 boiled egg , toast n cereal! I was hoping for malaysian nasi lemak or even something more like a continental brekky.
Our rooms weren't cleaned regularly - didn't like having sanitary stuff sitting in a bucket in the bathroom . Yes we could have put it in the outside bin, however given that we had left australia to come to Malaysia for a break from domesticity , I didn't feel looked after as a guest, which I expect when I pay good money.

Although the houses were quaint n retained a malaysian feel, it wasn't very practical
For our baby who although had a mozzie net, was fully bitten all over As mozzies made their way through the floorboards!!

The pool was slightly small for a place that could accommodate up to 20 odd ppl. At times it felt like I was intruding on other ppls conversations because of how tight the pool area was .

Overall tho, a serene n picturesque place with a few missing hospitality bits!!!

  • Stayed February 2014
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GnDKL, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Dear Eleanor, first of all thank you for the feedback in your review, but we think it needs a bit of clarification from our side. Regarding your comment about the breakfast and cleaning service, it is clearly stated on our website that Sunset Valley is a collection of self-catering heritage Malay holiday houses and is not a hotel with daily cleaning service. We provide fresh towels every 3-4 days, clean the houses and change bed sheets every week and if more cleaning is required, it can be provided for a small fee on request. We also don't understand that you say breakfast was 'a boiled egg, toast and cereals'. You were served our standard breakfast with fresh fruit, juice, boiled eggs, cheese, a variety of cereals, fresh milk, several jams including marmalade, peanut butter, whole meal bread, tea and coffee. Some mosquitoes are unavoidable in the tropics, so we provide you with mosquito nets and an electronic repellent in the house. We are sorry that you came with different expectations.
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Minety, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We would thoroughly recommend this resort if you are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy meeting interesting people. We had read the information about Sunset Valley and knew what to expect- we didn't want a five star hotel, but wanted to have the freedom of a self catering holiday with the added benefit of the swimming pool and company when desired. I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. David and Gudrun made us very welcome and an additional benefit was being able to rent their motorcycle for the month. The communal area and the swimming pool were excellent and we spent many a pleasant evening there. There is a lot to do on Langkawi and our hosts gave us the benefit of their knowledge of the island. Sunset Valley is impeccable and nothing was too much trouble for Gudren and David. Would definitely go back. Jeff and Christina

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GnDKL, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Hi Jeff and Christine, we trust you had a safe journey back home. We miss you here at Sunset Valley and hope Christine makes the same great choice for your holiday destination next year. We then can enjoy another awesome seafood BBQ in the pavilion.
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Firstly, the hosts David and Gudrun were very welcoming and made both my girlfriend and I extremely comfortable upon arriving. Their knowledge of the island was fantastic and all their suggestions, whether it was places to view, restaurants to eat at, or where to best go for a spa/massage were nothing short of amazing.

We spent 9 nights in the Field House over Chinese New Year. A lovely house with a great veranda where we witnessed some of the most stunning sunsets over the paddy fields! With cooking facilities, a large fridge and a microwave, we found the house fantastic for afternoons when we wanted to relax in the peace and quiet that the property afforded you. It's not everywhere you can open up a window, or step on a veranda to see a seemingly endless stretch of Paddy fields and mountains.
As the property was in the centre of the island, it was also a great base as we could explore Langkawi (we rented a car, which David and Gudrun help organise before our arrival).

The pool area with the nearby communal kitchen, social sitting area and hammock is a winner! A great place to hang out, relax, and meet other people staying on the property.
I have recommended this place to plenty of people as we had a superb time staying at Sunset Valley!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SunsetValleyLangkawi, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Hi Amro. Gudrun and I are delighted that you and Amy enjoyed you stay at Sunset Valley so much. Thank you for writing such a nice review too! We love our little piece of paradise and love sharing it with our wonderful guests.
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Gate House at Sunset Valley for a week in February. This was our first visit to Langkawi and we were very pleased to have found such a lovely spot to use as our base. David and Gudrun are delightful hosts; nothing seemed too much trouble - they happily arranged our car hire,and when we bought a fish at the local market David prepared and cooked it for us whilst we enjoyed a drink with Gudrun at the outside bar. We were given good advice by our hosts, including a suggestion to eat at the Wonderland in Kuah - what a treat that was. The accommodation is better than the photos on the website indicate, so book Sunset Valley and you won't be disappointed. We certainly hope to return next year.

Room Tip: We looked at some of the other houses within the complex before we left, and feel the Paddy House ma...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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SunsetValleyLangkawi, Owner at Sunset Valley Holiday Houses, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Hello Martin and Debbie. Thanks for the lovely review. I have decided that I like flattery very much! We enjoyed your company too and we also love fresh fish done on the BBQ! Soon after you guys headed off, another lovely couple also named Martin and Deborah (from the UK) checked in to the Field House. What a co-incidence! Hope to see you both again next year if not before!
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at Sunset Valley over Chinese New Year weekend. It is very centrally located, peaceful and with pretty countryside all around. The hosts, David and Gudrun, were very friendly and helpful in providing tips and options for what to do and where to eat on the island. The accommodation was well arranged with a great pool and BBQ facilities looking over the padi fields. The cottages are beautifully restored and, although they are relatively basic, they have everything you need. Great place for a relaxing weekend with family and friends, we will return.

Room Tip: Cottage looking on to the rice fields has a lovely terrace
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Sunset Valley in January as part of a 6 week tour of southeast Asia. The property, David and Gundrun, and Langkawi were all just lovely and so peaceful. We stayed in the Paddy house which is comfortable and cozy. We wanted to cook in at night so we used the cooking facilities in the covered barbeque area and were able to have some nice dinners. It worked out perfectly for us. David has some great recommendations for restaurants -- we highly recommend Jimmy's.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Iver, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We recently stayed at Sunset Valley and out of all the places we stayed during out trip this was the best.

The hosts Gudrun and David were brilliant, they arranged taxis and tours for us and gave us really useful information about the island. including telling us to visit Wonderland restaurant - which was really good!

The chalet we stayed in was a good size, clean and comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. Its really well kept and all the buildings are renovated to a high standard.

Before arriving we were dubious about the location as its tucked away however once we arrived we realised it was perfect - if we were to visit again we would hire a car for our stay and use Sunset Valley as our base.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sunset Valley Holiday Houses
Address: Lot 2220 Jalan Makam Mahsuri | Kg Teluk, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 147 Speciality Lodging in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Valley Holiday Houses 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunset Valley is located in the middle of the main island of Langkawi's 99 island archipelago overlooking the beautiful rice paddies with a view to the 500 million year old geological formation and rain forest. Our resort has 6 traditional Malay houses for rent, all with inside and outside living areas, kitchen, veranda, air conditioning and western style luxury bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and pavilion with BBQ facilities in a common area. We also offer breakfast as an optional extra on request. In our little convenience store our guests can buy food and drinks for meal preparation in their own houses. This is especially convenient for late arrivals. We are happy to help and advise our guests choose the most suitable island activities for them. The most popular activities are: snorkeling or scuba diving, mangrove boat tours, luxury boat cruises, island hopping, jungle walking, kayak tours, SPA and massage treatments, and many more.Another great way to discover the island is by car or motorbike which we are happy to book for you. ... more   less 
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