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“Okay for a few nights, quite expensive but friendly hosts who were happy to help”
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Senari Bay Resort
Ranked #13 of 148 Langkawi B&B and Inns
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Okay for a few nights, quite expensive but friendly hosts who were happy to help”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here for two nights as part of a backpacking trip across Malaysia. The location is off the beaten track, though you can reach the beach in under ten minutes through a muddy path alongside the river. Walking into Pantai Cenang's main stretch of restaurants etc took about twenty minutes. For us, it was one of the more expensive rooms we have stayed in, which may be characteristic of Langkawi but the price did not reflect the room in our opinion. Although it was spacious, the air con and fan were noisy and the beds were the least comfortable we have slept in - the double was two single beds that had been nailed together or something. The shower room also meant the entire bathroom got went when you took a wash. We have spent on average RM80 per room and in many cases beds have been super comfy and showers great.
Our main issue were the arrogant and loud guests two doors down who insisted on being noisy from 3.30am onwards until about 6, sitting outside shouting and giggling when their room was two steps away. It took us shouting at them to get them to go in and shut up, as apparently asking politely got no reaction whatsoever.
For myself, I felt slightly unsafe at the Bay as rooms went directly outdoors and I would not attempt to walk back to the hotel at night from cenang, but this isn't really the resorts fault.
The family that run the bay were lovely, and we appreciated the breakfast as well as the laundry service. If their car hire was slightly cheaper we would have definitely used them for this too!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Friendly service run by a welcoming Malaysian family. Quiet location away from the noise and traffic around town. Very good value for money. Right on the beach. Big rooms with comfortable beds and a mini-fridge. Environment kept very clean. Good vehicle renting facilities. Most tours and services have hotel-pick ups.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

If you want peace and quiet on a budget, check out Senari Bay! Here you can watch the sun sink into the sea from the porch in front of your room. The place is run by a most friendly family with trademark Malaysian hospitality. Rooms are spacious, with a simple bathrooms, all spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delivered in a paper bag on our porch table at eight o' clock every morning. It was varied (spaghetti bolognese once) and there was always fresh fruit.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This is the first guesthouse that i had ever stayed hence prior to my arrival, im kinda worried about the service and how accomodating would the hosts be. Upon reaching , i realised that my worries are really nothing. Very friendly services and they really did their best to make our stay there comfortable. Breakfast is simply sweet and amazing. The resort had a small beach which is clean, great place to chill at night. Probably the only downside will be the cleanliness as i felt they should have better pest control over there as there is a army of ants at the corner of our room. Overall, definitely a great place to stay and senari bay really make the trip for me and my gf a wonderful one.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you are having tight budget, This is the best place to go. Very friendly atmosphere, Sea is just 10 - 15 steps from your room, you can listen to waves in the night and enjoy your drink. Family which runs the hotel is very very friendly. You will find them always smiling and ready to help you in all your request. They also arrange tours and I believe, they are very competitive. The main cenang beach is little far away from their place and they says it is nearly 15 mins by walk if we take the shortcut but we prefer to rent the bike from them. Overall, very nice experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here, especially if your budget is a bit tighter. A really friendly family run the resort who are happy to help with recommendations on the area. Close proximity to the main beach and restaurants and cafe (a short walk if you use the shortcut). A really nice stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had a very pleasant 3 night stay. The place is quiet, friendly and clean and they serve breakfast now! Perfect for budgettravelers who want to relax and you can easily walk to the shops and the main beach or take a cab. Best thing of Senari Bay is the very nice family who runs the place! By the waym you can swim in the sea and use the small private beach of the Resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Senari Bay Resort
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang | Mk. Kedawang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Beach
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Ranked #13 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Senari Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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