I lived in KL and stayed in this resort from 8th to 11th July 2014 with my parents.
Initially when I was deciding where to stay in Langkawi for our holidays, I read the reviews concerning this resort and was truly deciding against booking this place. However what made me change my mind was my parents are not the "beachy" kind of tourists. Beside during the month of July, it was really hot in KL and I was looking for a nice cooling place to relax and enjoy.
Armed with the knowledge that it may not be a 5 star hotel and it could be a creepy place to stay in, I booked a junior suite for 3 nights on the abovementioned date.
The road up to the resort took about 20mins and it is pretty winding. Along the way, we saw monkeys and grazing cows. The scenery was really lovely and the air was so crisp, fresh and cool. When we arrived, the weather was bright and sunny. We welcomed with open arms by Joseph, the resort manager and the staff. The first thing we did was to the 360 degrees observation tower where we had full view of Langkawi. We could see the airport, Pantai Cenang, Kilim geoforest park and lots of little islands that make up Langkawi. We were awed by the scenery.
Then we were led to our room which is a short walk away from the lobby via a bridge. To be brutally honest, the hotel was rundown with plenty of cobwebs and the bed sheets were damp from the mists. Even the toiletries smelled old and it did feel like the room was not occupied for a long time. However it was spacious enough to accommodate 3 of us. It has a bed area, a shower with toilet, a makeup table, a living room, a small pantry, a big balcony overlooking a beautiful view, 2 rattan chairs on the balcony, cupboards, desk lamps, drawers which are not very clean, a coat rack and a TV with some Astro channels.
During our stay, we have experienced different weathers. We had a storm in the middle of the night with flashes of lightning, misty and rainy morning with gusts of cold wind and bright, clear sunny sky too. My parents love their stay absolutely and so did I. Breakfast consisted of either Western or Asian food with coffee and juices. We were treated very well. Perhaps that was because we were the only staying guests. We felt safe staying as there was a latch which we used to secure the door every night before we slept. We were back in the early evening to see the beautiful sunset and in the early morning, we were up at the observation tower to see the sunrise and the fog clearing away.
Overall we had a good experience. My advice would be if you are looking to stay in crowded and noisy places, this resort will not be your choice. Also if you intend to use hotel amenities such as swimming pool, spa or are extremely fastidious about cleanliness or particular about food, then this resort is not for you. However if you are looking for a quiet place to stay, somewhere to relax, in need of fresh cool air to clear your head, early sleeper and an avid walker, the resort is a good choice to unwind away the stress.
As what others had posted in their reviews, please do buy some food and water as the drive up and down to the town areas could take up plenty of time. Bring your own toiletries like shampoo and toothbrush and soaps are provided. Close the windows at night as there are a lot of flying insects as the resort is totally surrounded by trees.
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