Well where do I start with this amazing resort…
First of all the buildings are amazing, we stayed in the Colonial building, colonial 1 suit which was great, the room was a good size, bed with mosquito nets was very comfortable, the breakfast brought to the fridge in your room the evening before is great, 2 types of bed, yogurt, cake, juice and 2 types of exotic fruits each day. The bathroom was one massive wet room with 2 drench shower heads with great soaps, lotions, bath salts and a local bites lotion for you to take home. The best bit was that we also had a secluded small court yard area with a sun lounger and a wooden bathtub which was great to have a relaxing bath in before dinner. The only draw back though was that the ceiling/floors were very thin and we could hear the people in the suit above moving around and talking, I think their plumbing also went through our room as whenever they flushed the toilet there was a very loud running water sound in the room but all that aside I would stay in the room again.
The service, was impeccable, the team who work the bar/restaurant were amazing, they were chatty and friendly and always smiling and saying hello and asking how we were and what our plans were for the day, they made the place an absolute pleasure to say at. In the bar every one staying there would stop and have a chat and they remembered everyone’s names and where they were from and what they had been planning for that day. It’s only a very small thing but makes you feel like you are home from home.
On the Wed night they had a wine evening which was great, free wine till 8pm, snacks and a chance again to meet other guests and chat to the lovely staff.
They have 2 infinity pools, the smaller one by the restaurant and the larger at the back of the property. They both had sun loungers and umbrellas and were never all busy, maybe 2 other couples at any one time. A great touch is that they would come around with ice water and lemon without you ever having to ask and constant refills. They even came around in the early evening and handed out little plates of tasters from the menu with was a nice treat.
What was nice was that you got a choice of 2 restaurants, the one at Templetree which was a fusion between east and west and then BonTon which was a 2 minute walk away which was traditional Malay food which was delicious!
One thing you do need to be aware of though is that the property and BonTon is shared with a cat and dog rescue. Now the dogs are in kennels far from either resort as you drive in off the street but the cats are left to roam free. There are cats everywhere but never in your way or in the rooms. We actually found it very relaxing and made it feel that much more like home. It was no problem at all but if you are allergic to cats then I wouldn’t chance it.
We were actually sad to say goodbye to Templetree and even though we would love to try BonTon next door it would be impossible for us to stay anywhere else in Langkawi.
I have recommended this resort to everyone I know and if you are undecided about where to stay in Langkawi then take a chance and stay here, you won’t be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Though classified as B&B/Inn, Temple Tree is actually more of a boutique resort of many cultures, an eclectic mix of heritage chic...Antique buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian origin, make up this 8 villa hotel, with 8 rooms & 6 suites now open. Each building has, over its 70-110 year old history, created its own heart and soul. Hopefully we have given due respect to each of these family homes with the restoration process. These houses are now the continuing story of people who live in them, our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Temple Tree At Bon Ton Hotel Langkawi