Just got back from our holiday in Malaysia where we spent 4 days in Langkawi at the Westin Resort. We stayed here 4 years ago as a place to relax after an hectic tour of Australia and always said we would like to return. So this year we did and had another great time. The hotel is looking a bit tired compared to the first time we stayed here, I don't think anything has been refurbished for sometime, although it is still comfortable and clean.
The buffet breakfast is first rate with lots of choice for all nationalities, including choice of cereals and super fresh fruit yoghurts, as well as freshly cooked eggs. We did try the buffet dinner on our first night but were disappointed a) with the choice and quality b) with the cost. It worked out expensive compared to the quality and service at the Tides Restaurant, where we ate on 2 other occasions. The wine list was good but very expensive considering this is a duty free island. The cheapest bottle was around 135RM or about £27 sterling. On our last evening we ventured in Kuah Town by taxi to the Wonderland Restaurant which had been recommended by a couple of people, one of which was a local. We had great seafood and a good bottle of wine for 120RM or £25 sterling. Alot cheaper than the hotel, OK the place is basic but the atmoshpere was great and the food good. The owner Ateem spoke good english and recommended a fish dish and tiger prawn. We were only sorry it was our last night but if we return to Langkawi we will certainly go there again.
The pool area is nicely laid out but is lacking in beds, particularly around the main pool. The gym facility was good with a number of machine including treadmills, bikes, steppers and crosstrainer. There are weight machines and also a small room with benchs and free weights. Also changing rooms with sauna and jacuzzi. The spa area is very relaxing and I felt indulged and spoilt.
We arranged an island tour with the driver who picked us up from the airport. There were two options on offer the 5 hour or 8 hour tour. We chose the shorter as travelling around in that humidity is very tiring. He picked us up at 9.30 and tailored the trip to see the things that interested us. Including the cable car ride, which was a great photo opportunity and a couple of waterfalls. He gave us lots of information about Langkawi's history and industries. We had lunch in Chenang, which is more of a typical beach resort area. The Seaworld was worth a visit if only to get out of the heat.
We will return to this hotel but hopefully after a refurbishment.
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