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Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa

Lot 1947 A Jalan Pantai Cenang Kampung Gelam, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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Welcome to Kunang-Kunang Heritage Villas, Kunang-Kunang (Malay for fireflies) is a collection of 20 individual uniquely vintage wooden Malay houses. The houses were collected from the different states in Malaysia with the oldest house being over 200 years old whilst the youngest is just over a century old. At Kunang Kunang we offer the warmth of the Malay culture with the service of an intimate boutique resort with an all-day dining restaurant with buffet styled breakfast. Most of our Villas have an open concept bathroom allowing our guests to always be able to enjoy the tropical sun in the privacy of their own villas. The design of our resort seamlessly incorporates the old with the new, built within the surrounding natural beauty is as our French designed floating pool placed in a lake is the first of its kind in Malaysia. Kunang-Kunang invites you here in appreciation of what was and is the Malay cultural heritage living.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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English, Malay
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For a city folk like me, the chance of staying in one of this unit is priceless, what’s more after learning that the room structure is original and a century old. Once I entered the room, it feels like I set foot in a museum. The sight of the old frniture, high nipah-tatched roof and the smell of the natural timber, reminiscent of bygone era. I read a comment on Trip Advisor that the air con is not cooling enough during the day. Well, to me such minor discomfort only adds character to the place. I get to feel how its like living in a time where air conditioning is non-existence. Anyway, the room came equipped with ceiling fans and you just need to open the window for ventilation. I fancy having a roofless bathroom with a wooden bathtub. It’s a brilliant idea. My advise to anyone thinking of staying here, come with an open mind. Come here for the experience. Maybe bring along your children so that they feel for themselves the living space of our forefathers. Heck, I even glad seeing mosquito although my wife freak out at the sight of it, but later slept peacefully under the mosquito net. I enjoyed a wake-up call from the sound of rooster. Later in the morning I had a good laugh when a baby frog suddenly leaped into the bathroom while we’re having a shower. Overall, I am pleased with this property and recommend that once you are done with those modern resorts, do drop by this villa for a night or two to rekindle the good old days.
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I volunteered at Kunang Kunang for several weeks before staying there as a guest, so I can offer a perspective from in front of and behind the scenes. This really is a well-run, special resort to stay at with your holiday as a family or as a solo traveller. The first thing most guests notice when they enter the resort is how peaceful and quiet it is. There are only twenty villas in total, so there really aren't many guests staying there at any one time, but this works well for Kunang; it adds to the atmosphere of a secluded small village within the Langkawi backwaters. The villas themselves are beautiful, all are at least one hundred years old, including the main building which is two hundred years old. Staying here really does feel like you're living in a little part of Malaysian history. Most of the villas are high up off the ground, held up by strong wooden stilts which was done to protect the buildings from damage during flooding (although the floods are rare today). The interior of each villa is laid out in a traditional Malaysian decor, with few electrical appliances, making you feel as if you could be staying there a hundred years ago and it would look no different. At the centre of the resort is a lake filled with plants and fish which make for very scenic photographs for those who want some nice pictures without straying too far from the resort. In the middle of the lake is Kunang's most unique feature: a floating pool. The pool floats on top of the lake so the poolside leading to it can sway from side to side slightly. The bed of the pool is not entirely solid but quite limber, making for an interesting feeling when in the pool. It's also quite a nice way to cool off in the Langkawi sun! The bar staff are happy to bring drinks straight to your deck chair for a lazy day by the poolside. The staff at Kunang Kunang are excellent with the guests. Every consideration is made for what will make each guest most comfortable during their stay. Iliya, the guest relations manager, makes each guest feel at home and always offers a friendly chat to guests whenever he sees them about the resort. Other staff work hard to ensure the resort runs like clockwork. There are also a couple of friendly cats that like to wonder around the resort and are always grateful when guests give them a pet. During my time helping out at the resort, I saw how much effort was put in to make sure each guest's stay is as comfortable as possible, often without the guest even noticing. This has clearly come from several years of working on staff-guest relations, and it's reached a point where almost all guests comment about how amazing their stay was before leaving, and many get a picture with the staff before they go. If Kunang Kunang sounds like somewhere you'd enjoy, I promise you won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here. If you have any special requests, don't hesitate to send them an email before your stay, and they'll do everything they can to fulfill your request and make your stay special.
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Ilya and his team could not have been more welcoming and the small hotel more magical. It was exactly what we wanted; lovely Malay accommodation, unique floating pool, simple but good food at reasonable prices and staff who continually smiled and always did what they could to help. We all loved our two individual villas (one for three teenagers and one with a king size bed - both with ensuite bath and shower rooms) and the housekeeping team managed to keep on top of the teenage mess. We had two villas (16 and 17) on the 'second' avenue which were very peaceful with the sound of water running through the lily long pond that runs outside them. As such there was very little noise from the nearby airport.
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Beautiful spacious Malay Villas set in a gorgeous gardens .Everything here from the staff, food and the floating fish farm pool set in a water Lilly pond was just absolutely wonderful.We have been travelling for quite awhile and would have to say that it would be the most memorable .
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One of the most unusual hotels you will find. The "villas" (the rooms) are actual traditional Malay stilt houses of local farmers and fishermen - mostly over a century old - that have been relocated onto the estate on a wetland. While the villas have been reconstructed with original material, they have been updated with modern conveniences - subtle lighting, air-conditioning, fridge, bathroom, etc. Each unique villa is standalone. Our villa had a veranda, indoor sitting area, a partially covered al fresco bathroom with shower and wooden bath, together with fridge, coffee station and dining table. The swimming pool (with a canvas shell) floats in the wetland surrounded by water-lilies - a clear demonstration of the commitment to a light impact on the environment. An excellent restaurant and bar are open throughout the day.
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$80 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaKedahLangkawi DistrictLangkawi
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