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“Nice & Relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
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Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Pantai Cenang
Penang
2 reviews
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“Nice & Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Comfort room with 2 queen size bed over looking to the sea. Clean beach and safe to swim. Valuable for money. Easy access to the hot sport center . However the closet need to change as most of the room the closet come with no door. Added the safe box in the room will be much appreciated for security purpose.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kamala, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with 4 other friends last month in beach side rooms. The rooms themselves were pretty basic but good in size with 2 double beds. The location is great with only a few steps to the beach (if your on the beach side). Lots of restaurants and shops around and free wifi available in the lobby. This is a good place to stay if you're on a budget and want to be close to the beach. Saw some of the best sunsets while there.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed here on my first night of a 7 night stay. Alone and on a budget I stopped in here. Many others around the area are within 20MYR difference of this place, this place took my vote after looking at 4./5 others. I had a roadside room double D-12. It was 80MYR with AC Hot shower Double bed, TV and Fridge. It was clean and did the job for me - maybe the decor is a bit dated and old/tatty but no moreso than other places in the vicinity and I wasnt willing to up my budget another 100+ to get a better paint job when all i wanted to do in the room was sleep. Beach is just through the other side complex, nice big trees on beach front for some shade :-) . Wifi only in reception area which is a bit of a pain. and a 50MYR key deposit i thought was a bit steep. No breakfast but I went to Breadstory bakery next door which was nice if you dont fancy Nasi Lemak. One thing I would say, the bed pillows are really plump and solid.. like I have never experienced before, I couldnt sleep with them. Also I had to ask for towels and toilet roll... not sure if they forgot them while housekeeping or probably more likely they didnt put in so they didnt have the cost of resupplying and washing them. Overall it was ok, I would stay again. Beachside is only an extra 40MYR so probably worth the extra to get the beachside if thats where you plan to spend most of your time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have stayed on this hotel, the room that I got is located very near to beach, nearby this hotel have The Duty Free Zone, we can walk to that place, Its very nice on night, its cool climate. but here didn't have swimming pool and gym.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I actually stayed here in November 2010 for 4 nights. Location is great. Our cottage was not on the beach side though its just a minute away from where we stayed. Rooms were big, bathroom was okay. Overall: value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have stayed in the AB motel several times over the years, and the #1 advantage is a great location at the heart of Pantai Cenang area. So you can easily access lots of bars, shops, restaurants and beaches.

If you are lucky enough to get the beach-side rooms, you can also enjoy opening up your doors and walking right into the beach. But those rooms are usually booked waaaay in advance - even since 2 months earlier. So then you will get the road-side rooms, which are smaller and are further away from the beach.

The motel host are not so friendly at all. Certainly not the customer-friendly kind of attitude that you'd expect to see in such a popular motel with hundreds of international guests. I even saw a huge fight last time between the reception lady and one of the guests who were a couple.

The rooms are clean and simple, but the bathroom facilities look old and worn-out. And when staying in the road-side room, we ran into 3 cockroaches every day inside the room. Even one time one fell down from the wall on our bed. Scary surprise, as you can imagine!

Overall, I'd say it's an OK inn if you're looking for a simple and affordable stay in Langkawi. But if you are a couple looking for a more luxury and romantic experience, I'd suggest looking around for nicer hotels in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We don't like to spend a lot on accommodation in beach places and this was great. We got the rooms which are not on the beach side and it was not bad at all. We were a mere 1 minute walk across the street to the beach. There are a lot of activities run by the hotel such as jet ski, banana boat etc. A lot of young people prefer to stay here and there is a lot of shopping around there. Alcohol is dirt cheap. The rooms are very basic so don't expect too much. i think that if they spent a bit more into building up the rooms it has the potential to be really great. Bathrooms are nothing to shout about too...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Pantai Cenang
Also Known As:
Ab Hotel Pantai Cenang
Ab Hotel Langkawi
AB Motel Langkawi/Pantai Cenang

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