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“Hidden gem in perfect location” 4 of 5 stars
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Sunset Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   Jalan Pantai Tengah, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Pantai Cenang
Melbourne, Australia
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“Hidden gem in perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Sunset Beach Resort in Langkawi for 5 nights in early March and absolutely loved it.
OK the rooms are not fantastic but extremely clean, spacious and comfortable. If you are after a 5 star resort, then this is not your place. For the price of this resort, it is fantastic value. The hotel is located on the beautiful beach of Pantai Tengah which is beautiful, picturesque and very private. A perfect setting to kick back on a beach lounge for the day. The main area of Pantai Cenang is only an easy 5 minute walk from the hotel where plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping are located. Pantai Cenang also has a much larger beautiful beach area with plenty of water sports and beach bars.
This area can get pretty hectic which is why staying at the Sunset Beach Resort was the perfect setting.
The hotel gardens are kept extremely well and the staff are very nice and helpful. A very simple but nice breakfast is included which is more than enough to start another day of relaxation. Will definitely be staying here for our next holiday to Langkawi.

Stayed March 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Let me firstly say this in not a resort.
The quality of the rooms and fittings is of a cheap hotel... but are you spending much time in your room when on an island holiday? Well it would be nice to have water pressure to have a reasonable shower, to have a toilet that flushes every time, to have airconditioning that you do not have to stand on a table to turn on/off. The breakfast is "simple" - fruit eggs, toast, cereal.
The gardens are pretty and the location of the beach is nice and quiet. Lie on the deckchairs looking at the islands off the coast and you can easily forget the room standards.
The first night we were so disappointed that we started looking elsewhere. For the price we were paying we would have had better quality accommodation back home.... however Langkawi seems to only have top end accommodation or really cheap accommodation. There appears to be nothing in midrange accommodation.
We stayed and slowly got over the room standards. The nicest thing about the hotel was actually the other guests. When we were there they tended to be older European couples who were very friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: Sunset III are tiny run down dogboxes - dont bother. Pay a little more for a bigger room
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have stayed 3 times at this hotel, in 2001, 2002 and 2013. It is still as good as the first time. It is a quite small resort (maybe 25 bungalows) and location is excellent with a very nice beach in front of the resort. The bungalows are located in a cosy garden leading down to the beachfront restaurant.


Staff is helpfull and when we asked help to book taxis, check ferries etc. everything was handled smooth and efficient.

If I go to Langkawi a fourth time, I would try to stay here again.

Room Tip: The bungalows closest to the beach, called "Sunset 1" are the best.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The hotel is on the beach, with great palm trees and free beach beds. The beach Pantai Tengah is supernice and calm. The other beach Pantai Cenang is very close (5 mins walking distance), where you have more restaurants and activities (jetski, ...). But it is better to be on this calm beach!!
The location is great, calm but still close to everything. The hotel garden is beautiful.
The staff is super friendly and very helpful.

The perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday on a low budget.

Room Tip: We stayed in a "Sunset 3" room for 4 nights. It is the smallest room, but still OK if you...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I stayed here sometime back - mid 2012 - but neglected to add review.

Was my second visit - 2nd was good as 1st.

This place is bit of hidden gem IMO - staff were lovely enough to have left welcome gift upon my return.

What it isn't - it's not really 'resort' least in western sense of resort - nor does it have pool. It's more boutique stay - staff are lovely - free wifi in reception area.

It's got lovely staff - quiet little area where people tend to swim.

Would definitely look at staying here again on future visit.

Room Tip: There's nice Indian restaurant next door - on beach side - or you can walk other direction to Li...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland, UK
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Excellent hotel in a quiet area of Langkawi. The service from the hotel staff was up there with the best on the whole holiday. Right on the beach with access to jet skis only 5 mins away.

Meal at the Sunset Restaurant (5 mins drive away -delivered in a hotel car for free) was brilliant and the hotel did go all out to give us that Xmas feeling (we stayed 24th to 27th December).

Excellent value as well. Was a good 30mins drive from the port, but it wasn't too pricey as the taxi's are set at a value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed from 6th Feb - 8th Feb 2013 for Family room. The room was spacious and the room cleanliness was better than expected. Most the staff from local and middle aged ladies, very friendly staff. The room was located just next to the main road of Pantai Cenang but once you enter the resort main entrance you can feel that you are in the gardens. The garden are well kept. The room was sound proof that you can't hear people from next door or outside. Besides that, the breakfast location was great. Although just a simple breakfast but it really exciting because located near the beach. You can have your breakfast while hearing the wave and very peacefull wind from the beach. I would recommend this place to my friends and definitely I will come back to Sunset.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Pantai Cenang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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