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The Lanai Langkawi Beach Resort
Ranked #58 of 104 Hotels in Langkawi
Reviewed 8 July 2012

The Lanai Langkawi is a good place to stay if u want basic comforts at reasonable rates. The rooms are lean and functional but there is no elevator and porters and no room service. The breakfast spread is good and repeated every 3 days in case you are planning to stay long.
The beach is private but not very clean but offers good water sports. The best part of our experience was the travel agent who has a shop in the hotel premises who gave us good discounts on all local tours and a cheap car rental. We compared rates with other shops in along the Pantai Cenang stretch but this was thebest value for money. The agent Normah is also very honest and on our last day when the car was returned at 9pm and she did not have the money to return the deposit, she actually went to Kuah to get the cash and return it to us late at night. Really appreciated the honesty as we were about to write off the money. Would highly recommend her services if you are staying the resort.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank PalSahi
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Well.... I can say the beds were clean and comfortable, and towels were clean thank goodness.

BUT......the hotel website shows a swim up pool bar.

I live in Singapore and my son and his girlfriend had travelled from Australia to visit me and go on holiday together. The girlfriend had never experienced a swim up bar, so was excited. We arrived to find the bar had been closed for at least 6 months.

I went to my room and had a shower. The shower doors fell off when I tried to slide them open.
The air-conditioning was not efficient at all.
My son/girlfriend's room air -conditioning worked LESS efficiently than mine.

We actually wanted to cancel our booking made through Agoda. Silly me I'd made a booking with a no-cancellation policy. A good lesson learnt

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

It was an all girls trip to the island, back in 1999 and we had the pleasure to stay in the 2-bedroom private villa, just few meters away from the beach.

The villa was beautiful, with Malay architecture design. It was also clean and comfortable. The room service wasnt bad as well. We thoroughly and truly enjoyed our little vacation there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank LifeLoveBeaches
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed 2 nights at The Lanai after 1 terrible night at a dingy place on Pantai Cenai. We hated the street smell and jet skis of Pantai Cenai and were looking for something quieter and more relaxing.

Although we had read that The Lanai was an older hotel, a bit farther from the action, we decided to try it. And we weren't disappointed!

Pros:
-Gorgeous beach
-Large and well-maintained pool
-Very fast wi-fi in reception area
-Good breakfast buffet
-Clean rooms (no bugs!)
-Comfy beds
-Quiet rooms and hallways
-Well-functioning AC
-Beautiful gardens
-Pool tables and balls for guests to use
-Happy hour half-priced drinks everyday
-Good luggage locker and secure safe at reception
-Free, cold potable water

Cons:
-Bathroom outdated (weirdly, had hardwood floors in the shower!)
-Location too far to walk to Pantai Cenai so must take taxis to go most places
-Jellyfish can sometimes be found in the ocean, but the whole island suffers from that
-Swim-up bar at poolside was closed
-No wi-fi in rooms; only at reception area
-Big gap between room and balcony door that could allow mosquitos to come in (but we stuffed a towel under it and problem solved)

All in all, we found that the pros outweighed the minor cons. Taxi drivers on Langkawi proved to be super nice and we discovered a good Turkish restaurant near the hotel called Turkish Delight.

Definitely give The Lanai a chance if you're looking for a reasonably priced resort with great beach access and a pool.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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4  Thank TravelFiend5
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

After reading some of the recent reviews, we have wondered if we were actually staying in the same hotel! We have just returned from a fabulous, laid back holiday at the Lanai Beach. We decided to stay there as three years previously, we had been at the hotel next door but found ourselves, most evenings, wandering to the Lanai beach bar and enjoying the beautiful sunsets on a more private and secluded beach, the monkeys playing on the rocks and drinking their much more reasonably priced cocktails.
We had a beachfront, 2 bedroomed apartment, which was spacious, true it was a bit dated, but extremely clean and certainly better than we expected as we certainly weren't paying 5 star prices. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The breakfasts were not gourmet but there was certainly enough of a selection, with an omelette station, fresh fruit, toasts etc. As we were only expecting a continental style breakfast, again it exceeded our perhaps lower expectations and certainly on a price comparison with the hotel next door, which we had stayed at on a room only basis, it was more than a welcome bonus! Freshly ground coffee would have been nice but this was available cheaply enough from the beach bar. The Lanai Beach Hotel is within a short walking distance of a good range of eateries, coffee shops and spas and it really is not too far to the larger and busier Cenang strip . Plenty of taxis are available and at 6 ringgits for a ride to the far end of Cenang, (less than £1.50) we really had no complaints! We would certainly love to return again, one day!

Room Tip: Based on other reviews about rooms that we did not see, maybe it is best to book a beach front villa...
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank LynnJ60
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Must be careful when you going back to room , beware of snake.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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6  Thank Liaw88
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

For this price, you can not complain but be prepared as this hotel comes with a long list of UGLY and BAD rather than Good. The only good i can think of is the Beach although it is relativelyt far from everything. Besides that, there are NO porters, NO lifts, NO life guards at the pool, NO 24 room service, Not children friendly, etc.. To add to that, my room had a foul stench, the toilet was dirty, the airconditioned was blowing warm air even on maximum, the bed had dustmites and dead cockroaches. The water was either scalding Hot or freezing Cold. This list is Not exhasutive. . .

Room Tip: Probably the rooms nearer to the beach are better but i dare not go there again to find out
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank JamesFoo
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Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
Number of rooms: 104
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