Positive: The faveHotel is very new, with bright, modern fittings and a clean feel to it. The rooms are a reasonable size and the beds comfortable with nice linen (light duvets). It has a lovely large pool and surrounding area which is very nice to hang out at, although the pool is too shallow for any serious swimming. The restaurant / bar area is also very pleasant with a reasonable menu and reasonable prices, and a good drink selection, as well as half price happy hours from 5-7 pm. The location, while on the map looks a little inconvenient, is fine, an easy ten minute walk to the quiet Pantai Tengah Beach and not much further to the bustling cafe and retail main street of Cenang, with nearby Pantai Cenang beach. There are also some cheap and cheerful eating places immediately outside the hotel if you can't be bothered walking to Cenang. Many of the staff are friendly.
Negative: We had a rocky start being booked into a twin room rather than a double, with the reception staff unapologetic. The reception staff were pretty hopeless throughout our stay, as opposed to many other staff who couldn't do enough for you. Note - room 100 is a very small twin room and the bathroom window is not mirrored, allowing everybody in the upper floors to gaze in on your shower! Don't accept this room. The staff on the tourist desk, which was externally advertised as an information point, were pretty hopeless with a minimal knowledge of the products they were selling, and we ended up dealing with tour providers directly (local calls are free from the hotel room, which was great!) The rooms had no shelves or drawers for storage so we had to live out of our suitcases, which was unusual for a hotel in a location where you would consider staying for several days. The standard of house keeping was very low, and the place is starting to look grubby already, which is unfortunate as in a few years this place will look shabby. Note for less mobile persons - this hotel is a good 500 - 750 metres from the beach and Cenang shops, and the pavements are pretty ropey. Overall this was a very nice hotel to stay at for a holiday, in a good location, and we would certainly consider coming back. We thought it would be a fun place to come with a group of friends, as the pool / cafe area is very appealing, and the location is perfect for eating out and arranging day tours.
- 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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