I would never book this hotel for a week of planned beach vacation, but we were cheated by a tour operator in Shanghai (do you want the name of these morons?) and they have canceled a booked resort in the last minute before the flight. And it was a high season – Chinese NY, no more possibilities for accommodation.
When I checked the location of the Helang, I was deeply disappointed, because I found that we now need to stay not in a tropical paradise like we are used to spend our vacation, but in the airport hotel. Oh, I was very angry and full of gloomy expectations.
First, we found that it is 45 sec. walking from a terminal of the airport to the reception of the hotel. Do I need to say we were driven to the place by a small bus? It took 1 minute. The hall of the hotel was large, and we found that room is also very big and… yes, unbelievable, it was quiet. An expectable roaring of the planes was not audible.
Everything was simple and comfortable. I have even spent one evening sitting in the pool bar surfing internet. Quite nice. Furthermore, we swam in the hotel’s swimming pool, and forgot for a time that we are next to airport.
How about the ocean and sand beaches? We have heard that it is a satellite resort of Heladen – Four Points by Sheraton, which is in walking (but it is not a pleasant walk, trust me) distance and have an open beach. But we have never used it.
By scooter it is 10 – 15 minutes driving to the south, on the Jalan Pantai Chenang road. There you find everything: sand beach, palms, restaurants, shops, bars, water activity… and even helicopter for rent! Frankly speaking from Heladen with the scooter you can discover whole west side of Langkawi, so, don’t have doubts, take a transport, it is useful.
Well, summary: the hotel is good. It is suitable for conferences, I’m sure it was full during aero show last year. It is good if you have a business trip. But staying there with a hope to get another paradise vacation is maybe not a best idea.
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- Also Known As:
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