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“Open burning is welcomed” 1 of 5 stars
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Charlie Motel & Restaurant
Mukim Kedawang, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pantai Tengah
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Open burning is welcomed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were visiting the beach here and had been here the day before. Today they were burning trash right at the beach. We put out the fire with sand and water. There were a lot of evidence of previous burnings as well. The fire was right next to the chalets here and i wonder how people stand it. Someone actually said to us "it's for the mosquitos" when we were putting it out. The reviews are right about this place. It is pure horrible but they have tue property on a prime area of the beach.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Geraldton, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Unfortunately this hotel has not been very well taken care of. We had a sea view chalet which is very run down, paint peeling off walls, toilet didn't flush properly. The grounds are not looked after and alot of rubbish everywhere.
The bed was very hard and I am not sure what the pillows were made of, but they seemed like rock cakes. We had to buy insect spray as there were ants in the bed.
Although it says Charlie's Hotel and Restaurant, there is no restaurant here.
The only saving grace was the perfect location of the sea view chalet, with a nice view and nice sea breeze.
We definitely would not choose to stay here again.
Such a pity that a hotel with such a great location has been allowed to run down like this.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 8 nights with my wife and 3 kids. Wifi is only near the reception, but clean rooms, toilets okay, garden and beach is nice. They did repairs on three rooms while we were there, which is a good thing. Many budget travellers and locals come there and like it for the location and price. Hornbills, Ravens visit the garden and trees behind the large building in the back. Many other birds and some squirrel and some larger mammal that was not a monkey I think. Not a place perfect or spotless, but we liked it and stayed longer than planned.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is the first time our kindergarten teachers had a bad experience staying in the motel. At first check-in, there was nice view of beach with speed boat service and parachute. As we enter the room, not same like they said - no water heater, air-cond full of dust, smell badly, toilet flush broken and dirty, one of the door knob cannot be locked, television only have 1 channel and didn't provide kettle or small fridge. Some more the worst experience is one of the room there was a man peeping us while bathing. When we checked behind the toilet there was a chair. Furthermore, got one night there was a young snake inside the toilet. Just imagine how scary the place... This is the first and last we're there and no more through agent to go for a trip..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Langkawi
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A family trip at a chalet in Langkawi turned disastrous when we checked into Charlie's Motel at Pantai Tengah. We were desperate for a short getaway and was excited to read that the rate at this motel was only RM91 per nite for a family room. We booked via agoda.com,my. However, the interior of the room, as someone wrote a comment on Trip Advisor as "EERY", that is particular true. Though we read the bad reviews of this motel via agoda.com.my, we did not expect the condition of the interior was THAT "BAD"....And so we booked 2 nights, BUT left on the 2nd night. Our room was No. 17. Will try and post some pictures (pictures speak a 1000 words) than trying to type out the EERIENESS in the stretch of rooms on this side of the chalet. Not too sure how the other rooms were. Or were we just unlucky??? Lights on ceiling doesnt have a cover/furniture & furnishings were run down/toilet is very eery - sink on tap has to be screwed at the top if u want to use the tap, drain in shower no cover, toilet flush tank broken (dangerous for kids), overall toilet condition - 0/10 a.k.a. VERY DIRTY!!!! Will DEFINITELY NOT recommend this motel to anyone if plan to stay in a NICE & CLEAN motel. The view of the sunset and beach was lovely though. NOTE : No fridge & kettle in our room as shown in the picture at agoda.com,my Thank God the bedsheets were clean. For internet, you have got to be really close to the reception area to be able to get connection. We are not asking for a 5-star treatment with the low rate that we paid but at least, the motel should have the descency to ensure that the room n toilet is clean. Once bitten twice shy...next time we'll pay a bit more and stay in other motels.

Room Tip: Probably the beach front rooms are cleaner.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Or we were just lucky to have a bungalow in the front with fantastic sea view...The room itself was pretty dated but who cares when you've got the most amazing sunset sea view ever. All we wanted was bungalow on the beach and we got exactly that. I can see why this place isn't not popular, apparently the some of the rooms are pretty rough.

We had many problems in our room, too: we had a discounted rate as the washer in the bathroom was leaking, one day the aircon just stopped working but they fixed it quickly, no breakfast at all, however there's a bar or sort of a restaurant where native Malaysians eat (we did not any western people in the whole place apart from ourselves, no wonder the stuff hardly spoke any English). All problems were fixed and we did not care about the lack of comfort as we had the best bungalow on the beach and paid around £20 a night so I guess we had a good deal.

Room Tip: If you can't get the one of the 3 bungalows on the front, don't bother.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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385 reviews 385 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012 via mobile

Arrived late at night turned on light and 100s of Mosquitos everywhere !!
Don't expect nothing special 4 price we paid but his was poor basically cabins put together ! Room had no toilet paper but at least bug killer spray!!!
Checked out next morning

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mukim Kedawang, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Tengah
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pantai Tengah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 56
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