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“Staying for an extra week” 4 of 5 stars
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Rasa Eksotika Vacation Home
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #74 of 126 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Staying for an extra week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The rooms are about 5 min walk to the beach, though being situated in the centre of Pantai Chenang that isn't a bad thing. It is quiet and the room is good value for money. The food at the restaurant is good with breakfast being served till 12 noon. I would like to make special comment about the assistance the manager Jai has given me with issues with my travel documents. I'll certainly stay again as I have been to Langkawi 10 times and living in Singapore means a 1 1/2 hour flight with Air Asia to get here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

a) To change input in Google Map to avoid future disappointment. Currently in Google Map the hotel is situated at the left side of Pantai Cenang instead the real hotel is on the right side wich far from the sea.
b) The room is quite nice but the walking distance from receptionist to the room is quite far.
c) Hotel to provide a transportation such as bicycle from receptionist to room upon the stay.
d) To get the street light switch on during night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We are given Jelita room with 2 queen beds. The beach is a bit away but a walking distance. We purposely rented an accommodation away from the beach to avoid the hustle & bustle. So that we can have a good night sleep after a day tour in Langkawi. The breakfast that comes with the room was soo marvelous especially nasi lemak, french toast & house sandwiches to name a few. Island hopping is a must while you are in Langkawi. Definitely will come here again & ask for Anggun room instead.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at Rasa Eksotika (RE) for three nights. Upon arrival we were led up grotty path away from the beach. Tucked away were three chalets. They looked pretty grim. The interior on first inspection was ok, there are some nice ornaments and the presentation was quite good. The room is painted in a dark colour with no proper window. This lack of light hides a lot of shabbyness. The lightshade was mouldy and dirty and veneer was peeling off all over the place. At night there is a lot of insect noise. There was a large gap at the bottom of our door so we had to put a towel down to stop the insects coming in. A few made it anyway. Breakfast was included and it was atrocious. You order off a menu and the staff bring you something different. This happened so many times. Even when you get what you order it is flavourless and small. The only good things I can say is that the owner is quite friendly and the wifi is very good. All in all I could not recommend RE to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is a very beautiful place! Just beautiful. Good decoration and good add ons but you can't sleep as the mattresses are ruined and you don't understand it till you go to bed. As you put your weight on the bed it starts going down and you understand that you have made a big mistake by just looking at this beautiful place and not trying the mattress.
We just were counting the seconds till morning and early when the fist daylight appeared we jumped out of this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Hi All,

A few point to note about this home type accommodation:

1) Location: Pantai Cenang- about 150m-200m walk from the main road, near to beach
2) The room itself is so so only, nothing great, items in the room looks old and thrashed out.
3) Not much security at front door, just a normal plank wood and a key to open, so cant keep anything valuable inside.
4) Bathroom look so old.
5) Has an old CRT tv and not LCD, limited tv channel.
6) Ok for cheap stay
7) Has a ceiling fan, aircond. heater in the bathroom and a fridge.

Will not stay here again as the surrounding and rooms were just not up to a level of comfort besides the basic amenities given in the room unless you are up to a village style living...:)

Thank you

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

When we arrived at Rasa everything seemed ok till we were lead 20/30 meters down a path behind the reception. Being led past someone's house daubed in grafitti we were lead to our room which seemed very isolated opposite an untidy area of untidy land. On entering the room seemed nicely decorated but there were stains on the bed, the room smelled foisty, and the bathroom was in a terrible condition despite the fact that other people had complained about the state of it in previous trip advisor reviews of this room (Chantek). This place maybe ok for travellers on a budget but at the price they are charging it maybe too expensive for that market. We sought out another hotel and moved just hours after checking in, the sunset beach resort was a little extra but I wish I'd spent just that bit more to begin with to avoid this hastle and losing 4 nights accommodation!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rasa Eksotika Vacation Home 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms not only large; it is loaded with comfort and convenience. Eclectic decor in contemporary colors surrounds a signature Balinese style. You’ll find nice sofa, color TV, writing table, dry kitchen and makeup mirror on the vanity, also sleeping area and living space with coffee maker and refrigerator. Complimentary coffee and tea is available. Air-conditioned and balconied, the room is accessible by car to the door. ... more   less 
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