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“Great value in Pantai Cenang” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of favehotel Cenang Beach - Langkawi

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favehotel Cenang Beach - Langkawi
Ranked #23 of 106 Hotels in Langkawi
Kuala Lumpur
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“Great value in Pantai Cenang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

As others have mentioned, Fave is one of Pantai Cenang's newer hotels, having opened just several months ago. As such, the hotel still has that new, clean look and feel to it. The hotel is located at the west end of Pantai Cenang, right beside the Aseania Hotel, so it is off the busy main drag but still close enough to walk to restaurants, shops, and the beach. My wife and I initially went to the hotel's website to book, looking for one room for 3 nights. We managed to find a Superior room for 2 nights (Saturday and Sunday) at RM163 per night after online discount, but could only find rooms at the standard RM300+ per night rate for our Friday night arrival. We were not prepared to pay that kind of price for a room, so we left things for a week or so, then came back to the site and found and booked a Superior room for the Friday night at the same RM163 per night that we had gotten for our first booking. Both bookings were confirmed by the hotel's head office in Indonesia (Fave is part of the Aston group of hotels). The rate for both bookings was nett and included breakfast for 2. Check in was processed efficiently by friendly staff and we were given room 225 on the pool side of the hotel. Our room was large, clean, and modern. The bed was firm, but the pillow was too soft: if you are a side sleeper then you will need to call down for an extra pillow. As the halls are tiled rather than carpeted, you can hear everything that goes on in the hallway. If you are a light sleeper then you are guaranteed to be woken up at 7am from loud guests and their children making their way to the elevators. Worse, if you are in a poolside room, then you get noise wafting up from the pool from 8am onwards. My wife and I did not take advantage of the buffet breakfast but passed through the dining area one morning and noted that the buffet was a standard Malaysian buffet setup with few choices for Western diets. If you can put up with early morning noise from the hallway and pool area - the only negative that we we encountered during our stay - Fave offers excellent value for money at the RM163 rate that we paid.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the pool area to avoid been woken up by early morning pool users.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We two friends stay recently in June 2012 Fave Hotel for one night. Breakfast was quite Okay, although you can't compare with similar hotels in Thailand. Rooms are spacious, quite neat and clean and hotel staff are quite helpful.
WIFI in the room is OKay as i can access the mails quickly.
Considering the room tariff, Fave Hotel is a place to stay when you are in Langkawi

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kh Krishnan S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

The staff seems doesn't understand or they are too new to run the hotel operation.
I booked two rooms two months ago and to confirm they could offer adjoining or at least rooms next to others. They never reply my mails until I seek help from agoda where I booked my rooms. The room price is reasonable as most of the hotel in LANGKAWI is extremely worn out for interior and over pricing.

Upon check in, I asked for connecting room again they replied there is none in this hotel. When I went into one of our room, I found connecting door. They fooled us! It took a long time for the check in process I believed Malaysian worked in this kind of relaxing style. I had to call several times for hair dryer and extra towels.

Breakfast buffet is horrible, none of the food I could take. May just the break and orange juice.
Swimming pool is okay and hotel location is great where it is near the food street.

Free parking

Extremely noisy, recommended to stay away the elevator and on the pool side. The walls between rooms are super thin.I was waken up quite a few times in the morning when kids running around outside the corridor, or people playing around the pool.

Room Tip: Stay away from elevator, choose the pool side to avoid noisy room
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pepperbabie
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We booked 2 rooms since 3 months ago and paid for online via www.agoda.com

Upon check in,a staff pulled us aside to say the rooms were leaking and had to shut off 10 rooms, so they offered to transfer us to Aseana hotel down the road(this is an old hotel), which we rejected.

During our debate over our room allocation, since we booked way in advance, another 2 couples gladly walked in and within 10 mins had their room keys !!

Thus infuriated us..after 20 mins of stupid explanation that their rooms had issues we saw other people check in with ease.

Upon insistence we meet the manager..and insistence we stayed put..we got our rooms within 5 mins !!

This sort of service is undeserving for us to come all the way to experience.

Very disappointing.....

Save yourself the agony and emotional roller coaster from being serviced by double standards hotel.

AVOID AT ALL COSTS

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank siew74
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Stayed here 3 days ago.

Brand new hotel.
Good location.
Satisfying buffet breakfast. ( Nice omelets )
Nice pool but it's too shallow to swim.
Plenty of space for sunbathing.
2 mins walk to the beach.
Nice and cozy rooms.
Aircond functioning well.
They allowed me to check in half a day earlier!! :)
It's ok to check out a bit late. No extra charge.
Clean rooms.

Price of rooms were reasonable!

I will definitely be back the next trip to langkawi!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rpmjunkie
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Rugby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Just finished four nights at Fave hotel and had it was a joy. We were looking for flashpacker comfort without spending a fortune and fave fitted that perfectly. It's brand new so facilities are great. We used the hotel pool no end. It is really long, quiet and has excellent loungers. Pretty useful as the monsoon seems to have come early so brilliant sunshine can turn into a downpour pretty quickly.

The best bit though is the service from the staff. There is a "shuttle service" which u can use at three set times a day which we basically used as a personal taxi as noone else seemed to use it! It's a 12 min walk to the main beach and the strip is pretty long so worth it. Otherwise, they are just really helpful. We forgot to organise a ferry to panang, so one of the staff went in his own time to the port to buy us tickets. A nice touch from Siva.

The breakfast is pretty unoffensive and something from everyone. The lunches are also really nice - had some of our best food in langkawi there!

The only down point is that the room Walls are a little thin so a noisy neighbour could disturb u. It seemed to settle down by 12 so it's not really a big problem.

Overall a great hotel for around £20 a night per person. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rob_v_24
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nawabofdelhi1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

This a spanking new budget hotel, which fills in a gap hitherto unoccupied in Langkawis hotel/tourist scene. First the location the hotel is a ten minute walk from the main beach strip at Langkawi which has all the popular sea food restaurants, shops, the underwater aquarium & some of the other popular hotels. The hotel is also not literally on the beach but again a ten minute walk & you can find yourself on a fairly secluded spot on the beach. So in a sense if your aim is to simply lounge on the beach , this hotel does fulfill the need, except that you cant expect to lumber out of your room & step on to one.The hotel is about a 15 minute drive to the hotel & about a 25 minute drive to the ferry point & the city centre. So if you are planning a 3 plus day kind of stop over here, then do what everyone does, rent a car or a bike & then pretty much the whole island is your playground.
As I mentioned in the opening line, the hotel is spanking new, I think it opened some time in late 2011, so when I stayed here in mid march the staff were still settling in to the routine & getting trained. Nonetheless throughout my 4 night stay here I did not encounter one surly or unhelpful person. Most of the staff members were extremely polite & very helpful, especially the folks managing the restaurant. Check in was swift, I had opted for a deluxe room, the room size though small, however was smartly planned & one didnot really feel cramped. It had a perfectly serviceable air con & a flat screen TV with adequate number of channels. The bathroom, too though again not lager was well planned, clean with an effective shower.
The hotel has only one all day dining restaurant which serves a fairly adequate buffet style breakfast. The varitey of food on offer was good & for a budget hotel the quality of the baked beans was really good. The hotel also has a small bar, which one can hang out towards the early part of the evening.
The key thing to remember is that this is a budget property & for that it does it job rather remarkably. As long as the staff & management can ensure too keep the service levels up I feel this hotel should indeed become a popular place to stay in the years to come. For the price I paid around MYR 155 per night with breakfast, I thought the hotel delivered fabulous value. I wouldnt hesitate staying here again. The only down side, is that the hotel lobby & restaurant area have an open plan as a result in the evenings the place does get infested with mosquitos, so you really cant hag around at the bar unless you have strong anti mosquito cream on, which is a shame. however I noticed that quite a few of the bars by the beach in Langkawi too suffered from this same problem. So one of the first things to do upon reaching here is to buy a good quality anti mosquito cream.

Room Tip: A room on the higher floors over looking the pool would be a good option.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Nawabofdelhi1
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Property: favehotel Cenang Beach - Langkawi
Address: Lot 119, Mukim Padang Mat Sirat Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 106 Hotels in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — favehotel Cenang Beach - Langkawi 3*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fave hotel Cenang Beach is a hotel located in Cenang Beach in Langkawi, Malaysia. It is the first of its kind on the island to offer such a perfect mix of style, functionality and good value. Leisure and business travelers not only have the beautiful beach at their fingertips but also a selection of facilities on site to accommodate them during their stay. Enjoy tasty snacks at the eclectic coffee shop, relax at the bar and lounge, soak in the sun at the swimming pool and roof top sundeck, or indulge in a spa treatment. Throughout the hotel is free WiFi as well as meeting rooms available for all your business needs. ... more   less 
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