Know this: you are essentially signing up for upscale camping. If you don't like camping, don't stay here, if you do like camping read on, this may be your place.
The best part is the view - it is truly beautiful. The view alone accounts for 1 star. The airport is nearby so you can sit up late at night and watch the planes make a wide bank over the ocean to land.
So we were really excited about this concept hotel and looked forward to our Tube experience. The Tubes are of course tiny, and if you book a double bed, you get two twins pushed together. That's fine and normal for SE Asia. The beds are OK. Don't pack a lot because the space under the bed isn't particularly large or easy to get stuff in/out of.
The shared bathrooms is probably the worst part of this place - for the amount of money they put into the marketing video, I wish they had spent more on shower heads, ensuring hot water and water pressure would be adequate, and nicer facilities in general. Some of the toilet doors didn't have locks, you never knew which one would have toilet paper, and some showers had soap and some didn't. They are shared bathrooms as advertised.
The included breakfast was delicious, and we ate pizza a couple times and it was tasty too. The food/beverage selection is minimal but reasonably priced given Langkawi's touristy nature.
Bring bug spray. They don't provide mosquito nets and don't have screens on the doors/windows. There will be mosquitoes, especially while you sleep. Also, without AC, it will get pretty hot in the tubes. The fan is helpful, but if it's not a breezy night, expect some hot stuffiness.
The staff was courteous and helpful. The seating area was very chill and well designed. We didn't partake in the seawater jacuzzis but other guests seemed to enjoy them.
The "included" bikes for use are squeaky disasters, and the effort put into one pedal forward will make you sweat. The location is a 15 min ride to town and 10 min to the beach if you don't have a car or scooter. If bikes/walking are your only transport (like they were for us), enjoy the heat.
Overall, an interesting idea that could be improved upon but had some nice points. It was clean, safe, and had a great view, but was lacking in bathroom facilities, location, and functional bikes.
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