After reading all of the reviews, I was excited about my stay at Pelangi. Perhaps my expectations were too high because I did not think that this hotel was "perfect" or "fantastic" as fellow travelers have posted here on this site. Here are my observations:
1. The rooms seemed very out of date and the bedding (70s retro and pretty gross) reminded me more of the Holiday Inns in Las Vegas than a resort.
2. The fitness center had all old equipment. Other than the newer treadmills, all of the other equipment in the gym again, reminded me of the 1970s.
3. While the staff was pleasant, I would not say that they went out of their way at all. In fact – the opposite: The babysitters showed up late, the maintenance man kept on ringing the doorbell incessantly even though I had the “do not disturb sign” on the door and my baby was sleeping, the gym staff member did not help me turn on the music or the TV even though it was obvious that it was his job (I was the only person in the gym at the time). The gym person in fact turned off all of the lights to get out of gym so I had to feel my way out and could not see the steps on the outside of the facility.
All in all, pay the extra money to go somewhere a bit better
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in the style of a traditional Malay village, Meritus Pelangi's 355 guestrooms and suites are housed in wooden chalets that are spread across 35 acres of lush landscaped gardens along a stretch of white sandy shores. Be ushered into a world of ethnic charm and tropical tranquility at this award-winning resort! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort And Spa, Langkawi
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi Hotel Pantai Cenang
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Langkawi
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
- Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi
- Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi Pantai Cenang