We stayed for one night at Desa Terrace on a stopover from the Thai Islands to Penang. We struggled to find reasonably priced accommodation in Langkawi and at $23 a night Desa Terrace had good reviews so we thought we'd give it a go.
We arrived at about 7pm after an all day transfer from Ko Kradan. When we got there there were a load of locals hanging out in the main reception area on the sofas watching TV and no clear indication of who we should speak to, and no-one seemed to acknowledge us. My partner walked up to the office and tried to doors to the reception office but it was locked, then one of the guys asked if we wanted to check in and we said we did.
He disappeared to get the keys to the office and let us in to sit down. He didn't speak much english so we weren't really sure what was happening, but we had to wait for about 20 minutes in awkward silence until a lady turned up to get us to fill out registration forms to check in. The lack of a friendly welcome just made us feel a bit awkward but just the case of a bit of a language barrier I think.
The room itself was very clean and had plenty of space. It was a bit sparse so did feel a bit cold and clinical but we really weren't expecting too much luxury for the price. We were up on the second floor and it was nice and quiet as well despite being near the main road. There was a shower room and separate toilet which were both spotless as well. The only slight let down for us was the weird towel-sheets we encountered in a few places in Malaysia. Like a large, very thin towel instead of a top sheet, but it only just covered the bed and meant my other half and I were fighting over it all night long!
The walk to the closest restaurants and shops took us about 15 minutes along the main road.
Overall we had a pleasant stay, for one night it was fine but probably would've looked for a few more home comforts if we'd have been staying for longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A short drive away from Pantai Cenang Beach Langkawi, Desa Terrace is a name with a difference. The hotel is close to the local attraction making it an ideal destination for family getaway and budget travellers. The hotel also has BBQ area and equipped with free WIFI. We provide the tours services such as: Round Island Tour, Payar Island, Island Hopping, Mangroves and etc. We also provide Cars, Motorcycles and Bicycles for rent. ... more less
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