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Century Langkawi Beach Resort
Ranked #68 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
London
1 review
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“Nice hotel, terrible beach”
Reviewed 2 August 2007

My husband and i stayed here on the first part of our honeymoon. Although our room was lovely - large and private and very modern, and the staff were friendly, the hotel has no beach. We were disappointed by the 'club med' atmosphere of the pool area and you can't escape onto the beach because there isn't really one! We were also very surprised to find the water brown and murky - not at all tropical and rather like the channel! On a couple of days we went around the island towards the Datai and found the beaches and water here much nicer - white sand and clear water as we had expected. Overall, a nice hotel but not worth the money if you are specifically after a beach holiday.

Stayed June 2007
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2007

We stayed here after a disastrous stopover in Penang, but luckily my faith in holidays was restored here. I recommend not mixing islands, go straight to Langkawi. This place was like a fantasy resort - stunning little hideway nooks and crannies, incredible attention to detail, breath-taking natural scenery, and scallywag little monkeys who steal your room service if you aren't careful. Staff were reserved but helpful. Actually my four year old got sick on the last day, after we checked out, and they couldn't do enough to help us, even gave us an beach towel to take with us because he needed a makeshift pillow. Just don't, I repeat, DO NOT, take the ferry here.

To be honest this review is a little old, so I can't exactly remember the room or the food... just those dreamy moments on our own private beach, reading books and looking for shells and sipping ice coffees. Two off-duty balinese masseuse girls wandered down to the beach to make sand castles with my four year old and giggle over his antics. My 8 year old thought a swimming pool with a bar, where he could sit and eat an ice cream, was the coolest thing ever. Personally I think the pool bar is just a bit yucky (like, how come those beer swilling guys have been sitting there for 4 hours and never gone to the toilet?), but still, it was all very cool.

We dream of going back!

  • Liked — Private, perfect little beaches
  • Disliked — Food a bit pricey
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 22 July 2007

My wife and I stayed here for a week. It was great....the hotel is built within a natural setting with a great beach, beautiful pool over looking the ocean with flying squirrels, monkeys, etc... in the area. I would recommend renting a car from the hotel and taking a drive, the island is somewhat small. We drove over the small town and had dinner at the yaht club one night and watched the sun set over the marina, it was so beautiful.

Even though the hotel is pricy its worth the extra for the setting...

  • Liked — pools...
  • Disliked — location, too far from town..
  • Stayed February 2005, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2007

Truly outstanding hotel. All staff friendly, and more than helpful. Rooms excellent, huge bathrooms, huge beds, large sitting area and huge patio. The beaches are private and fabulous. The food was outstanding. The hotel is as ecofriendly as possible and is set in semi tropica surroundings where there are monkeys, monitor lizards, touchans, flying squirrels and a whole bunch of pretty fish. crabs (though the beaches are excellent).

We have stayed at a good few 5 star hotels and this is the best.

  • Liked — The setting, the beach, the staff, the rooms, the service
  • Disliked — Everything was perfect
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Caledon, Ontario
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Reviewed 27 June 2007

My wife and I just returned from a fabulous 5 day holiday at the Sheraton Beach Resort. When we were first looking to stay at the Sheraton we were very concerned about the comments we read on TripAdvisor about this resort. I must say that we found this resort to be a 5 star in all categories, facilities, accommodations, food and service. The staff at the Sheraton could not do enough to make our stay more pleasant. The facilities were outstanding, food was excellant and accommodations were terrific. We stayed in a beach front cottage that offered an outstanding view of the beach and ocean and was well furnished and serviced regularly. The resteraunts offered great atmosphere and tremendous foood and service. The pool are although aged offered an outstanding view of the ocean, was clean and well laid out. This is a terrific place to stay and would highly recommend it to everyone looking for a laid back holiday.

  • Liked — Beach Front Cottage
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Karachi
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Reviewed 26 June 2007

We (me, my wife and kids under 5 years of age) stayed at Sheraton Langkawi for 4 Days and 3 Nights in early June 2007. Our initial experience at the hotel started out not so great. The reception desk had a list of questions, documentation requirements, as well as a huge deposit before they could even welcome us (Regardless of the fact that we had prior reservations fully paid via our travel agent)

We had reserved a superior room; however as soon as we entered our room after a long ferry ride from Penang to Langkawi and an hour wait and quarrel at the reception, we were surprised to see a herd of RED ANTS on our bed and the area surrounding it. This was certainly not acceptable specially with small children around.

Anyways, the guest services manager was nice enough to move us to a separate and an upgraded room. So, then we were in business.

Our first night, we were awakened by a couple of monkeys jumping on the roof top throwing out stuff. At first, it scared the hell out of us, but then we called in security and they scared the monkeys off.

The overall ambiance is wonderful, specially the decor within the lobby, restaurants as well as the rooms. The exterior feels like a rainforest at times and a hill-station when you have to walk around, which actually gives you cramps sometimes as the resort is fairly uneven and not suitable for straight walks unless you are a hiker.

The food in all the restaurants is highly expensive, and there is no food outlet nearby unless you take a 15 minute taxi drive. We did find a safe haven at a nearby harbour hosting KFC and a free play area across it, courtesy of Petronas.

The best things about the resort was the comfy bed, the breathtaking view at the pool and the Fitness center. The worst thing, was the initial reception/interrogation, price, and the highly annoying sound of cricket, monkeys, and other creatures that haunt you inside the room as well 24 hours.

If you do use the play area, make sure you ask if there is a charge for any of activities, as we got fooled into a batik painting gimmick which no mention was made of charges initially, and later a 45 RM bill was added to our tab.

The resort is most ideal for honeymooners or couples with no children.

Stayed June 2007
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Sydney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2007

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 days.

The service was extremely friendly at all times and we felt completely welcome even when making requests.

It's not the newest or flashiest or most expensive resort on Langkawi but it is very good value considering that it is right on the water with walkways and small coves right alongside.

I will admit that the pool/main beach area might become a little crowded in high season, but in September it wasn't a problem.

The food is terrific too.

All in all a great place.

Suggestion - hire a scooter for fun day trips around the island.

Stayed September 2004
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Property: Century Langkawi Beach Resort
Address: Jalan Teluk Nibong, Langkawi 07100, Malaysia (Formerly Century Four Points Resort)
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Langkawi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Century Langkawi Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the northwestern shore of Peninsular Malaysia, an ancient group of islands collectively known as Pulau Langkawi awaits you. Our resort is nestled amidst 38 acres of spacious, lush tropical surroundings with private beach coves. Whether you crave an exciting escape or a peaceful sanctuary – you will find it in Langkawi. The resort is just a short 10-minute car ride from Langkawi International Airport. ... more   less 
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Sheraton Langkawi Beach Hotel Langkawi
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