I stayed here for 8 nights in May 2013 after choosing it from the good reviews on TA.
The Tropical Resort is located in the busiest part of the island, the South East. It is just behind Pentai Tengah Beach and about a 10 minute walk from Pentai Cenang Beach, the latter being the busiest of the two. Therefore the Tropical Resort is in a good location as it is less crowded than Cenang and in my opinion a better beach but you still get the benefit of all the restaurants bars and cafes along the strip.
The Tropical Resort is excellent value for money, it is a basic but that’s all you need when you are spending the day on the beach and the evening out. We booked a deal that also included an extra night for free over a certain amount of days so this worked out even better!
It is better than I thought it would be; nice clean grounds, the plants are pretty and have been up kept really well and there are some nice touches like a clothes rail on the balcony, a fridge, an outside shower when returning from the beach and a little broom so you can sweep all the sand away. The verandas are perfect to chill with a beer after a day at the beach and we brought home a take away one night.
The staff are so friendly and accommodating, we borrowed a kettle on request and the women cleaning the rooms were always happy and chatting away. The reception desk was always so helpful.
For the pros;
This really is a great location and it made our holiday affordable and enjoyable. We stayed in the deluxe rooms which are the rooms facing the beach (behind the shrubbery) which worked out a couple of pounds more. There is a 2 min walk along a bushed path so the beach is practically on your doorstep. I would recommend taking the road back at night though. Good working A/C and there is a nice little library with book exchanges and free wi-fi.
For the cons;
Sometimes it is nice to relax around a pool and after eight days I missed the absence of one but I was aware of this before booking. The beds are also quite hard and it took a couple of days to get used to them and we requested some extra sheets but it’s not a big deal.
Overall this is a great location and value for money. I would stay here again if I visited Langkawi.
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- Also Known As:
- Tropical Hotel Langkawi
- Tropical Resort Langkawi/Pantai Tengah, Malaysia