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“Excellent little resort close to quiet beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropical Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pantai Tengah
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“Excellent little resort close to quiet beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Nice, beautiful and felt very safe. Rooms are spacious and clean.
Only two minutes to the non-crowded Pantai Tengah beach, which for us was a lot better than the busy Pantai Cenang beach.
Far enough from main street hazzle for a private feeling, but close enough to get all you need. A store and restaurants on the other side of the road if you don't feel like walking or taking the taxi to the main street.
The man at reception was very helpful and we were really happy to get good restaurant recommendations since we wanted local food instead of tourist places.

Room Tip: Our room D20, was so close to the sitting/wifi area, that wifi actually worked in our room.
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The resort is in the less crowded area of the main beach of Langkwai; Pantai Tengah (locals go there as well). The bungalows are spacious and clean and situated in a peaceful garden. A double room with aircon and fridge was only 120. Within a few minutes you can reach the beach.
The staff is very friendly. Tip: Book directly through their own website, much cheaper than through hotel websites.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

You're welcomed by a very charming receptionist man who speaks good English and can arrange anything for you (he made also phone calls for me when I was asking for attractions on the island). Rooms were clean and spacious, with both fan and AC, although we had some problems with hot water in the shower. Electric mosquito repellent device was provided free of charge with replacement "tablets".

The resort is located near the Pantai Tengah beach, which is much quieter than the nearby Pantai Cenang, and it's also lighter on shops and restaurants. So you'll have tonwalk a bit (1-2 km) to get to most shops. There are somemsmall minimarts and few restaurants closer, though.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Before coming to Langkawi we had a few bad experiences with accommodation in Malaysia, so I didn't expect much from this hotel. But when we arrived, the place was great.

The room was spacious, the bathroom was clean, and the room service was really meticulous. We were very satisfied with the everyday clean up. And the beach was just 3 minutes away from the house.

We asked a few other hotels in the area for the prices, and at the time the Tropical Resort was indeed the cheapest option. I am absolutely glad we stayed there and I will recommend it to my friends who visit Langkawi.

The only thing we lacked was laundry, but that's a pretty common thing in budget accommodation. And there are not so many cheap cafes around Pantai Tengah, so you better go explore other areas nearby for dinner.

Keep it up, guys! I hope the service remains as good as it is in the future.

Room Tip: We had a room which was facing the ocean (although we couldn't see the ocean cause of trees). It...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TropicalResortMan, Owner at Tropical Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for the positive review.

We believe in the power of the "understatement."

We aren't the best... and, we know it. But, compared to what Langkawi has to offer, especially in this price range and a tad higher, we are, without a doubt, right up there.

At any rate, service-wise, we will always try to aim at the sun.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Only few minutes walk to the less crowded beach.
The receptionist was nice and attentive. Room is big and clean, bathroom a bit small than expected but hot shower is working although not so powerful shower.
Free wifi on the lobby.
Location is great, nearby resto, cafe, spa and you can rent car/motorbike at nearest shop to look around the island.

Room Tip: Makesureyou get the rooms that near lobby so you'll be able to access the wifi from your room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TropicalResortMan, Owner at Tropical Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for the review.

For the moment, we are only offering Free Wi-Fi in and around the reception area. Although, you can actually access the Wi-Fi in some of the rooms and on the verandah of all garden-facing rooms. It's an ongoing process.

Once again, thank you for your feedback.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Very nice, quite and clean place with great location. (2 min to the beach and 10 min to local "kaoshan rd") We have spend 4 nights there and it was the best pleasent stay during our 11 days travel accros Malay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TropicalResortMan, Owner at Tropical Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for taking a few moments of your precious time to write us review.

We greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at Tropical Resort for 2 nights and it was one of the best experiences I have had in this price range. The rooms, bathroom and surroundings were spotless. It is a 2 minute walk to the beach that is not over crowded with a great view of the sunset. Due to some change in plans we tried to extend a night but unfortunately there were no rooms available and had to stay at another place for almost twice the price but nothing close to Tropical Resort.

Thanks to Shukri and staff for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TropicalResortMan, Owner at Tropical Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for taking time to write us a review and a candid insight into the "theory of relativity."

Sorry we couldn't accommodate your request for an extension due to unavailability of rooms. It is one of those days when everybody, independently but yet collectively, decided to take a holiday.

Hope you found the jacket.
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Additional Information about Tropical Resort

Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Tengah
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pantai Tengah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tropical Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Tropical Hotel Langkawi
Tropical Resort Langkawi/Pantai Tengah, Malaysia

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