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“Great location, friendly staffs, can do with some upgrades!”

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Holiday Villa Alor Setar
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Alor Setar
Petaling Jaya
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly staffs, can do with some upgrades!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed 2 nights here on part work/leisure trip. Brought my wife & 2 small children of ours.
Parking at the basement was ok, but really they can do with some sprucing up down there. Its dark & dingy. The 1st challenge was to carry our luggage & strollers from basement level to the lobby. No lift, only stairs! Luckily there was a helpful guard who let us use the staffs lift to push our stuffs to the lobby.

Room was ok, pretty decent. Needs major revamping & upgrades though as this hotel is big and has so much potential. Heard it was fully booked as its the schools holiday season. Decor inside room is, well, old and has seen better days. One major concern of ours was that the main window was quite low and its very easy for our young toddler to play there and he could have open the window easily! Immediately my wife & me turned 'interior decorators' and moved the writing table to face the window, closed the curtain and positioned side tables & standing lamps on both sides of the table! This is to avoid any possibility of our son playing near the not-so-safe-window.

Food at breakfast was ok. Nothing fancy. Standard local fares to satisfy the needs of the mostly local guests.

Pool side on one of the top floor was bare & empty (see pic). Really if the management hires someone to upgrade the place, the pool area can be quite a lovely place to enjoy meals/drinks al fresco/pool-side. Imagination & creativity needed here, folks of Holiday Villa Alor Setar.

One plus point is the friendly staffers. Courteous and ever ready with their smiles.

Room Tip: Well, ask for a room closer to the lift I guess.. you'll hear sounds of the elevators ( a little...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights n the very first night my daughter got allergy. The room is dusty, the queen bed is not comfortable. My friend who stayed at this hotel also having flu n fever, allergy with dust. Management should do something since the building is too old so room furniture.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Overall cleanliness is fine. Nothing fancy, they have small pool for children, nothing attractive in term of deco for the pool area. This hotel needs to improve on their customer service and attentiveness towards the customers. The reception area is quite bad in term of pleasing customers or even a smile to us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed for 4 days for my leisure and business. Overall hotel is good with very strategic location (at heart of Alor Setar town). Room also excellent with nice view (Menara Alor Setar). But unfortunately, staff are not friendly (especially reception staff name: Syafinaz if I'm not mistaken her name), too hard too give smile and treat us like we are begging money from her (maybe due to my attire not look like a corporate guest). I hope that human resource department can give some advice to her.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a very avarage hotel. Not bad but there is no charm towards it especially when you've got better rooms and services from budget hotels. The shower gel and shampoo were almost empty when I checked in, figured maybe housekeeping didn't realise it need replacing. But I realised that the mineral water that is complimentary in every other hotel I've been to is charged RM 1.50 per bottle. I mean seriously! Having said that the room is clean and comfortable, you can adjust the air cond temperature.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Johor
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stay at the hotel due to never get a place in Sintok. The hotel is well managed and the room service was excellent and great. We did last minutes check in and they was very polite and handle it very fast. rooom was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, NL
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The hotel is easily visible even from far distance due to its height and characteristic shape. Inner is less impressive. Especially parking which is dirty and smelly. The rest is much better but I got an impression that the hotel was built some time ago and it's begging for refreshment.
Swimming pool on hotel website looks better than in reality. The pool itself is quite OK, but facilities around it are poor (no showers, towels, and bar) and could be windy around it (it's on 9th floor).
It's probably the best hotel in Alor Setar, at least from outside, but it's not very crowded. We felt bit strange being the only white people in it although everyone was very nice to us.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Villa Alor Setar

Property: Holiday Villa Alor Setar
Address: Lot 162 163 Jalan Tunku, Alor Setar 05000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Kota Setar District > Alor Setar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Alor Setar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Villa Alor Setar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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