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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
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Tropical Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Pay a few pounds more and get the deluxe rooms as these are facing the beach. Or choose a room close...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We are recommended to the Tropical Resort and glad we went. The staff speak excellent English, the manager is fantastic and so helpful and professional. The room was clean, we had a fridge, the fan and air con worked fine - wet room, not our favourite but fine, nice size. A mosi machine was provided, a nice touch. The beach is a 2 min walk away - the area is just away from the really busy part of Langkawi. We hired bikes £9 for the day. The sun cafe opposite is great, we ate there most nights. great food, lovely staff and fair prices. The wifi was excellent, the room a good size and clean. Comfortable beds. We would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The best thing about Tropical Resort is what it doesn't have, it doesn't have a swimming pool full of loud yelling people, it doesn't have a restaurant, thereby leading you to try the local restaurants most of which are very good and reasonably priced.

The rooms are clean and tidy and comfortably appointed with bedding, air conditioning, a fan and toilet and shower facilities. The landscaping around the resort just relaxes you with its very informal setting. I love the wide verandas, just the spot to sit and watch the rain storms without getting wet.

All the staff, from housekeeping to management are very friendly and will help you to the best of their ability. I found all the people on Langkawi to be just as friendly, must be something in the air or the water.

Pantai Tengah is a lovely beach just two minutes walk through the trees, but watch out, at times there can be a very strong undertow and at high tide it gets deep very quickly as it is a steeply sloping beach. I was so happy with Tengah that I never bothered to go over to Cenang with all its crowds and bustle.

I hope to be back here soon.

Room Tip: I like the rooms on the ocean side so I can hear the waves at night.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The beach is just 2 mins walk from the room, it's not visible from the resort but one can just walk there from the back side. There is no1 at the reception during night hours so if u need a towel or something, ask for it during the day. There is no restaurant in the resort, but there are many around it, so not a problem. The main Cenang beach is also a 10 min walk, you can also rent a bike or car in front of the resort itself(quite comfortable). If you ask for an electric kettle, they will provide so you can have your tea in the room. Rooms are nice, good size, neat and clean with a comfy bed. All in all, I loved my stay there.

Room Tip: Ask for a front facing room, it's more beautiful as compared to the back beach side which is not...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Me and my husband stayed at Tropical resort in mid April 2013. I was very skeptical of staying at the resort at first, as it was so cheap compared to the resorts in Chenang Beach. Fortunately, the room had exceeded my expectations threefold.

It's not a Sheraton or anything like that, but basically all your basic needs like a clean room, bed, aircond, hot water, clean toilet, daily change of fresh towels are all there. Oh, did i forget to mention, free WIFI at the common room?

I would recommend anyone on a budget to definitely stay here. Thank you Tropical Resort for allowing me and my husband to have an affordable yet enjoyable holiday! :)

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

When i arrived at the place, i saw no cars parked and like no one is booking this place but i see most of them are foreigners. They either walk or user bikes. Not much locals stay here probably this excellent place is not that well known. It's excellent place to stay as others stated. Top most is it's clean. Surrounded by good landscaping. Rooms comes with mini fridge, hot shower, air conditioner and basic needs. It's quiet and most importantly cheap compared to any other accommodation around. Our baby of seven months old had very good sleep all the days so i would say it's comfortable stay for us. Good job management. Stayed here from 23rd to 25th April 2013.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We booked initially for 4 nights but extended it for 10 days because we enjoyed staying here so much. Our room was modern, well laid out, clean and comfortable with the huge advantage of having direct access to the beach, a rare commodity on this beach. The small terrace was ideal for sitting in the shade and watching the large numbers of birds in the surrounding trees, which included a gnag of Hornbills and many hummingbirds. Some rooms have Wifi access but being at far end of the block. the quieter end, we just used the public areas. The resort is 10 minutes walk from the main Strip at Cenang beach or just 6Rm if it's too hot to walk. Tengah Beach is a lot smaller and quieter than Cenang, and without most it's beach businesses, and can be rougher with waves and currents. All good for us.

Room Tip: Rooms at end of block has less foot traffic though poor Wifi.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Tengah
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Pantai Tengah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tropical Resort 2.5*
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