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Malibest Resort
Ranked #25 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Definitely deserves a better rating”
Reviewed 4 May 2011

You step out of your room barefoot & have sand between your toes in a nice way!! You are on the beach literally. Ok agreed the rooms are a little cramped, the aircon iffy but hey at this price you donot complain. If the 3 most important aspects for a hotel is location, location & location then this budget property is a bargain. Surely deserves better reviews the toilet was spacious & breakdowns also do happen at home. The service is one aspect that could surely do with some improvements. But perhaps like some other places Malays are not the most service oriented people around, inspite of tourism being one of their big revenue earner.
Orkid Raya close by is a decent resturant offering sea food at fair price. The view is good here. A better but a little plain resturant(no view being on the other side of the street) offering similar/better fare is also close by do ask the front desk for directions. This is where locals go for eating.
Donot miss the pasar malam/night markets which operate weekly on different day in the villages nearby to have an authentic feel & decent fried chicken, thai curry & knick knack shopping.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

I stayed at both Malibest & Beach garden resort and much prefered malibest! I thought it was a lot cleaner with normal operating hour reception.

Although the staff weren't the friendlist ones around but it didn't cause any major problems for us.

The rooms were close to the beach and the main street which is all I needed and they have great English tv channels (well, I spent everynight watching TV & was entertained, so I'm happy!)

Hotels in Langkawi aren't exactly cheap & I thought Malibest is pretty good value for money, will stay again~

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Good location unless you are positioned across the main road like us.basic rooms with aircon and a fan. Good value, £24 a night for a family of 4, but certainly no frills. Good restaurants surrounding it.

  • Stayed May 2010
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Stay: 25th - 28th March 2011
Rooms: Paku & Balar (Both Super Deluxe beachfront)
Us: A young couple, parents(early 60s) & teenage brother

Upon arrival at Langkawi International Airport got a van taxi for 5 of us for RM27 to Malibest.

Arrived earlier than expected but got rooms almost immediately. Our rooms are far apart from each other & we didnt get the king/queen bed as requested. The rooms are facing the beach, on the beach & we could see & hear the waves from our rooms.

Room furnished with simple furniture, worn out plastic chairs outside, wooden chairs & table inside, aircon, ceiling fan, tv & empty bar fridge. Toilet are simple with hot shower. Wooden doors a little rotten. Every room equip with tap outside to wash ur legs before entering.

Rooms are cleaned everyday but towel will be changed only upon request.

Reception service quite good... request for pillow, new tv (tv spoilt after day 1) prompt to act.

Lots of activities on the beach... jetski, banana boat, parasailing

Lots of shops nearby... (a little difficult to find cafe or eateries during morning as they usually open at noon.)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

This is not upmarket accommodation by any means, but our cottage was certainly adequate and the location is hard to beat. We were lucky to get a room (beachfront), and you'll find this place is very popular and very well booked. The price is hard to beat. It offers wifi in restaurant and reception and it's great fun being in the thick of the Cenang action.

When we booked a few nights in a resort up the road we found we resented the long walk along corridors and concrete. Much more fun sitting on our little verandah and watching the beach action. If you want a resort, however, don't stay at the Malibest. It's cheap accommodation in a great location and makes no pretences when it comes to star ratings.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gavle, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2011

+ Great location right on the beach, close to shops and restaurants.
+ Nice price.
+ Free WiFi in reception.

- A lot of jellyfish in the water.
- People partying outside your door disturbing you at night.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Malibest great feature is the location. It is right on the beach and it is perfect. The room is basic but I have no complaint. Got Astro, comfortable bed and hot shower. I stayed here for 2 nights.

Malibest is in Cenang where everything is within walking distance. On the second night, we wanted to have dinner at Orchid Ria. I drove for about 3 minutes and realised that we already arrived!!! So, I drove back to Malibest and parked my car, and walked to Orchid Ria!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Malibest Resort
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang | Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Langkawi
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Malibest Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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