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“Excellent value for money - lovely place to chill out” 4 of 5 stars
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Tropical Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Pantai Tengah
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“Excellent value for money - lovely place to chill out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

TROPICAL RESORT
We spent 5 nights at this lovely accommodation which was clean quiet and more than adequate for a budget hotel. The location is fantastic at the Tropical, the beach on your doorstep, peace and quiet and the shops and restuarants a stone throw away. We booked two rooms facing the beach and had wifi tv fridge hot shower ceiling fan and air con. The air con is a necessity.All electrical sockets were UK style 3 pin so no need for travel adaptors if you are from the UK. You get a kettle and two mugs but no tea coffee sugar or milk. We brought our own and bought a small carton of milk .
Mosquito coils are put out by the staff every evening but we would still usied mosquito repellent.
The breakfast is served until 11 a.m. which was fruit, eggs, toast cakes and either noodles or rice.It is the same everyday, very tasty and adequate. There is no restaurant and no food is sold at the resort.
We hired a car from a place opposite the Hotel called Kasina for 126 MYR per day including insurance. There is also a small duty free shop opposite the hotel.
The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Special mention to Rosli the Manager who was very good humoured and a really nice guy. Musa the Manager also very nice.
The resort is situated on Tengah beach which is quieter than Cenang but still has parasailing, jet skis and banana boats for those who want it. The sea is clean – there is some rubbish on the beach at the entrance but nothing too outrageous when we were there.
Plans for a Malay Restaurant, shop and Pool are in the pipeline.
We would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a good base to chill out and relax. It is without doubt good value for money and exceeded our expectations !

Room Tip: We had Rooms 19 and 20 and we were able to access good WIFI connection, right next to the path with...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice hotel. Definitely would go back.

Pros:
+ there was a PC you could use.
+ cheap, clean, and nice. Ideal to spend a night.
+ Nice Staff

Cons:
- crappy TV (the television and the channels)
- far away from the main places

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hi,

We stayed in Langkawi for 10 nights. We decided to stay in two different areas of Langkawi for those 10 nights. 6 nights we based our trip in the main area of Cenang. which was absolutely fantastic.

The last four nights we stayed in Tengah at the tropical resort motel. I will go through some pros and cons ( mostly cons) BTW we didn't stay the full four nights. We just got through ONLY one NIGHT at tropical resort

Pros
clean rooms
wifi available
staff helpful
Cons
the beach was full of rubbish, if you want to enjoy the tropical beach at your doorstep this is NOT the place for you. You will have to walk further up to the main entrance of Tengah beach or walk 15 mins to Cenang (8rm taxi ride) highly recommed cenang beach/area
bathroom old
bed was hard
didn't sleep all night because of the tanks on the roof kept making noise throughout the night
(stafff didnt know what the noise actually was)

We stayed one night at tropical resort but could not handle staying any longer. Location was not good and neither where the sleeping condition. The staff where helpful in getting our refund from AGODA and werent grumpy that we where unhappy but didnt really want to rectify the issue we where having.

Personalyy i wouldnt stay here again - there are better places offered in cenang the main area of Langkawi such as ADINA motel inn. close to cenang mall, cenang beach (much cleaner) and all the food/duty free places offered in langkawi.

Room Tip: Get a room close to reception if you want to get WIFI. do not stay here.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle OZ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I will start with the pros
1. Great beach really warm water hardly anyone around yes a bit of rubbish but nothing to put you off
2. Hot water in the shower
3. Location is good just close to the main area about a 10 minute walk
4. Rosli the person who organises the breakfast, he is really helpful with a great sense of humour.
5. Breakfast is very basic but the omelettes made to order were nice and the area you eat in was bright and clean
But that's where it Stops!

The cons:
1. The bathroom/toilet stunk of urine most of the time we were there, the toilet took about 3 go's for it to work. They only provide soap and thin towels.
2. They have coffee making facilities in the room but don't provide tea, coffee, milk or sugar. We bought our own and each time the room was cleaned they never washed the cups.
3. They provide you with 2 small bottles of water when you arrive, then you have to buy your own.
4. I asked for a room close to the reception so I could receive the wifi but gave us a room along the back facing the beach so I had to keep walking to reception with my laptop.
5. Beds were hard with one hard pillow per person

I know people will say why didn't you address these issues when we were there, we both never really complain unless someone's asks us about it so we just put up with it. Maybe we had the worst and most expensive basic room (Room 13) in this little motor inn.

To sum it up we booked this because of the reviews on tripadvisor but these are very misleading, I can't understand how this resort has so many positive reviews it's is below average we paid $61 per night for 4 nights. I notice a previous review mentioned they provide a luxury people carrier well I never saw it or was offered it.
Also that review sounds a bit sus especially when mentioning what is going to happen in the future like where the hell are they going to fit in a pool, reviews should be based on what is there now not what May or not be there in the next few years.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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india
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Tropical resort is a beautiful resort with tastefully done cottages with a well maintained garden. If you are looking for good quality budget accomodation, this is the place to go. This was my first time at Langkawi and I throughly enjoyed my stay here. The hotel is well located in pantai Tengah which is a tranquil, quiter and a cleaner beach as compared to the crowded cenang beach. It is a few minutes walk to many restaurants and shopping. This is the place to unwind and relax and enjoy the beach. The cottages are decent sized, equiped with a fridge and tele, well maintained and clean. A point to note is that the rooms tend to get hot during the afternoon inspite of the aircon being on. The staff is efficient and very friendly. Breakfast is simple and delicious, just perfect for a holiday. Rosli went out of the way to make our stay comfortable. The property has direct beach access too. The access to the beach could be better maintained by the hotel. The beach area is not maintained and the hotel needs to employ staff to keep away the garbage at the beach front. But the sea is lovely and we all enjoyed swimming in the sea. Including a swimming pool and upgraded bathrooms will give this place a 5 star dimention. Would like to thank the hotel owner, Musa, and his staff, sumaiya and Rosli for making our holiday a really memorable one. Really look forward to staying here again for my next trip to Langkawi. Love, Nalita

Room Tip: The cottages at the front end are cooler as compared to the back ones as these remain cool even duri...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Tropical Resort offers 5***** service at a very affordable price.Relaxation and tranquility are the order of the day.Set in beautiful gardens which have been tenderly nurtured and created by Musa,the resorts owner.A haven for tropical birds who delight you with their songs.
A recently added luxury people carrier is on hand for the benefit of guests..very VIP.
Pool is to be added soon as well as a Malay style restaurant,coffee shop and meeting area,all of an extremely high standard.

After reading other guests reviews I don't need to add the same information,so I will concentrate my review on the 'TR team'.
The team,headed by Rosli, are all friends and like each other.This makes for a genuinely happy and relaxed atmosphere.Chef will 'tweak' whatever suits your taste buds in the morning..yum!
Breakfast served until 11:00am because as Rosli says,with a huge smile and laughter "you are on holiday..time to relax".Fantastic!
We were treated to an anniversary cake,personalised and delicious.Thoughtful and so kind.Rosli even brings fruit from his own garden for guests to enjoy at breakfast time.
So forget noise,loud music and crowds..come,unwind,re-charge your soul here at a unique haven on Langkawi.
I promise you won't be disappointed as we came for a 6 night stay and with heavy hearts had to carry on our journey after 2 months.I think that tells a story!
Thank you our family of Tropical Resort for your kindness,love and genuine hospitality.We will be back for more.Ruth and Chris xxx

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I discovered Tropical Report in September 2013. I was in love with the place -- i even wrote my review here. So now I had a chance to go Langkawi again, I cannot miss this place.

I was exactly as I remembered. Although I did not get my specified room (the previous couple extended their days) -- I was still happy to get the other block facing the woods / beach. They now have breakfast. The chef and helper was very very nice to offer us a hand of anything... The people serving me made my stay more enjoyable.

However.... I know the beach is a public domain.. but it just looks like all the rubbish was accumulated at the entrance of the resort -- I do wish that the Management can help up the cleaning or inform MPLBP utk take the rubbish pronto.. The place where I suntan now is a pile of rubbish -- so I turn back and stayed in the room.

Room Tip: Love the room S19 or within the vicinity.. Near to the beach and the trees give a perfect shady afte...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Tengah
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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: 27
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Tropical Hotel Langkawi
Tropical Resort Langkawi/Pantai Tengah, Malaysia

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