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“Good Budget Resort”
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Malibest Resort
Ranked #25 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
Dhaka
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7 reviews
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“Good Budget Resort”
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My first visit to Langkawi and Malibest made it better :-) Clean rooms with basic amenities and free Wifi which i had been able to connect while sitting at the beach even. One problem is, you have to drag your luggage down to the room. The lobby is along with an indian restaurant. Nearby are many indian restaurants and there are a lot beach activities. I liked the service of Mrs. Hanim who took our booking. I would suggest Malibest!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The hotel very near to the beach. The room (wooden room) not really bad at all but look like old stuff. Facilities access very good. Restaurants , banks, souvinior shops and others are wlaking distance. Wifi free to guest. The room (for my room) very to beach, children love this environment. There are beach sport at the beach which very near to the resort and everyone can use it (but not free).

Room Tip: Choose room near to beach or toptree or wooden room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Goa, India
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159 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014

MaliBest is right at Pantai Cenang beach. It is a budget resort with no frills. No frills means carrying your luggage to your room all by yourself. No room service. But good news is that it has free wifi.

It has cottage style rooms that are simple with all basic amenities and have an earthy feel. The room we were given had two single beds and was comfortable. It had a full length window with an ample view of the sea. Beach is clean not too blue, not too crowded, not too secluded. Location is good and several indian restaurants are a walk away, that helped us. The restaurant in the resort also serves indian food but was a bit too oily.

It quite felt at home because the lobby features a lot of things Indian and the staff seems to be of South Indian roots though they did not speak hindi. We did not face any problems here. All the poins for the Location in the budget.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I ran through the review before I do booking. But it was dissapointed me after I check-in for 2 nights stay.
There is pros and cons for this resort. I stayed at Standard brick family room. it is across the road from the beach. Is quite dissapointed for unable to get a room by the beach.
Location is good as it is surrounding by restaurants, cafe, shops and tourists attraction.
Car park available but with limited space. It is quite worried as the drivers there might be with poor driving skill or maybe drunk with alcohol that's y my rented car get scratch where I was park inside the resort carpark.
The room is big but air-cond is not working very well. It is very warm when day time. Toilet flush is leaking, shower with heater but the water pressure is very low.
my room was a connecting room, so when next door is talking or open the door, we can hear very clearly. Some weird noise come from the wooden door, i not sure why. It disturb my sleep throughout the night.
In summary, it is not comfortable and not worth for the value.

Room Tip: Ask for non connecting-room would reduce the noice level.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Osaka, Japan
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

By all means, get a treehouse or beachfront room. You are footsteps from the sand and seconds from the ocean. The resort is fine as the staff were all very friendly and my room was cleaned every day without exception and I was there for 14 days. The only real negative was the WIFI. It was spotty at best and non-existent for large parts of the day. If you can ignore the need to be online you should not have any problems at Malibest. I would definitely go back. Plus, the Indian restaurant in the lobby is superb (ignore the lack of decor and you should be fine).

Room Tip: Don't be cheap...beachfront or treehouse or you will regret it.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We had 2 rooms during a 5 night stay both good, solid bungalows with a clear view of the sea. We moved to the only villa for a more luxurious experience and it was great with large sitting room located right on the beach which is perfect.

The beach itself is nice but lots of gangs of holiday makers having BBQ and leaving their rubbish - dust guesting! Each evening after being out I had to clear off gangs of people congregating outside the room and generally being noisy. This is ever email best security needs to improve as they weren't evening staying at the hotel.

Great during the day but again people see the villa bad stand outside taking pictures. One morning I had to clear a lad from my sunbed who was sat on my towel. If you can manage this and be firm then you'll have a great time if not the not you'll need one of the more up market beach resorts. Hotel still rough around the edges, Indian restaurant at the front and building work going on. Also need to pay for sun beds so it's a 3 from 5 for me for the 85$ a night room.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed here with my wife for a few days and would recommend the resort to anybody who's gonna visit this island. The wooden villa is just breathtaking and spacious. The service is extremely friendly and helpful and the management of the hotel works 24 hours around the clock to ensure the comfort of their guests.

We would recommend this hotel to any couple. The hotel offers a wide range of activities, the private beach offers you the needed privacy and view you would expect from this island.

Will definitely return on our next trip to Langkawi!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Langkawi
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Malibest Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
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