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“Homey” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tubotel
Ranked #7 of 141 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Homey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved my stay here! A perfect place if you want to get away from the city and enjoy the sea view. Breakfast was wonderful, Frittatas is a must try when you're here. Read a book, enjoy the breeze by the day bed and play along with the wonderful cats they have there! Do remember to rent a car or a motorcycle for RM35 a day because you'll need it to go around Pantai Cenang, walking is fine but there will be a distance. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay, I will definitely go back again :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
thanks for ur kind words.

ciao
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had the most wonderful stay here although it was only for a night. Will definitely come back again next time.

We booked for the rooms facing the sea and prior to arrival called the owner Mr. Alex to reconfirm the booking and ensure everything was perfect for our weekend getaway. He was very friendly and helpful and made sure everything was ok. Noted the check-in time was 2pm but they allowed us for early check-in and we appreciated it very much. What a lovely and warm hospitality.

The view from the room and hotel grounds are amazing! Especially love the view of sunset from our room which is breathtaking. And also the fact that you get to have your breakfast by the sea. It is very relaxing. They have a few selection of ala carte breakfast which tastes really good. Try their beef frittata, its delicious.

The room is comfortable enough for 2 person with air-conditioner and a fan while the toilet and bathroom although is sharing, it is well kept and very clean.

This is a perfect place for a getaway. Will definitely come back again :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sunseanfood
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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
thanks for ur kind words.

it sounds like you had a great stay with ur girlfriend.

ciao
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

I love it!
The view, the breakfast, the calm atmosphere, the cleanness of everything!
A/C and a fan were available in my unit.

The only thing I regret I did not book more than one day.
I will definitely book again with this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank S S
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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
thank u for ur nice words.

please come back anytime u like, stay longer.

ciao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed at the tubotel for 3 nights and we did not regret staying here
Pro: the staff is friendly and helpful
You can have a bike. Since the hotel is located right next to the ocean but not that close to the main road, it was really great that you can use those bikes. Otherwise we would have had to walk 30 min to get anywhere.
There are enough parking spots, and if I ever come back again I will definitely rent a car, because on the whole island it is very helpful not having to worry how to get back to the hotel.
The idea to stay in tubes is really nice. The bed is big enough for two, but the only problems is the place for the bags. You have to put them under the bed, but that is a little uncomfortable if you have two bags, because the second is way under the bed and not really easy to get out. The air conditioner works perfectly well, besides being a little loud.
The whole hotel is really nice, and they are still renovating and building new things. The view from the tubes is awesome, because you are literally next to the ocean. It is also clean and the breakfast is really good. You can choose what to eat and if the cook is around the choice is quite big. There are common shared toilets and showers, but that was okay, because there were enough so you never had to wait. You had to walk there though, and the water pressure was not that high, but that is normal for hotels.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Elias1337
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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
thanks for ur feedback, hope u can come back to enjoy the improved washrooms and water pressure.

ciao
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights after read the reviews from Tripadvisor. The owner Alex was friendly and i email him directly and he did gave me special discount and reserved a room with nice sea view for me :) Thanks Alex...

I enjoyed my stay over there as it has a superb sea view and really had a relaxing holidays over there.

If really want to talk about the weakness i would say its their shared bathroom. I do know its a shared bathroom but i never expected its shared between men and women. And moreover its quite dark so found a bit scary and spooky if going to toilet and shower alone. Besides bathroom, another issue will be the meals issue. Their pizza is not bad but other than pizza there was nothing they can offer if you do not have any transport to go out for your meals or if you are not intend to go out from there. So prepare some foods or instant cup noodle if you don't wish to take pizza everyday when you are there and not intend to go out like me. But their pizza and bread was really not bad.

Overall, if you are looking for a place to relax, being alone and enjoy your holiday with nice sea view then its still a good choice if you are ok to stay in a tube room with limited moving space. But what i like the most is i can enjoy the sea view just right infront of me after i open the door and just lie down in my room reading books, listening to the sea wave and enjoying the sea breeze. What a wonderful place to recharge and and relax.

Keep it up Tubotel !!! I will definitely be back there again! Hope will see some improvement in the future. See ya...

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AMeizing
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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
thanks for ur feedback. we have since improved the toilets with solid doors. the water heaters have pressure pumps and we have not finished improving yet, currently working on the installation of indivitual water tanks for each shower. ....... give mw 2 month and u will be amazed how much better we have become. the toilets will stay unisex,... both everyone has there own stall that can be locked.

ciao
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Singapore
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Went there over the Hari Raya + National Day weekend in Singapore; paid RM200 for 2 nights even with groupon.my deal.

The Good:
1) Unique concept: the room is a section of a concrete sewage tube which provides excellent sound proofing.
2) Common bathrooms clean with hot water heaters in SOME cubicles.
3) Free pizza coupon given for one meal
4) Friendly and very Helpful owner and staff (the uncle)
5) Nice breakfast menu (recommend the fritata)
6) NIce views

The Not - So -Good:
1) Be prepared: the room is very small, the size of the King bed and THAT"S IT. There is nothing else in the room, no table/chair, no other space; the tubular encasement fits the bed and that's it. Between the door and the foot of the bed is a foot length of space. You have to crawl in to get onto your bed, and you will have to place/hang everything you have on 2 metal hooks.

2) There are mosquitoes so recommended to upgrade to airconditioning. Because of the lack of space, we hung our clothes and towels out to dry and placed our shoes outside. Because of the excellent sound-proofed concrete room, we didnt hear the rain in the middle of the night. There is no shelter /covered walkway from the rooms to the common bathrooms so good luck if it rains and you need to use the toilet badly.

3) The hotel is not located in front of a swimmable beach but breakwaters/rocks. Surrounding the hotel are half-constructed buildings and a dilapidated jetty with broken down boats, making the water very dirty. To get to the beach where water sports/swimming is recommended, have to travel at least 2 km through the dirt road leading to the hotel; there is no short cut available. Bikes are provided by the hotel but dont expect racing bikes. Best to rent a car from the jetty point than from the area because it is much cheaper. And you can drive around to the other sight seeing spots (cable car, waterfalls, etc) which will cause a bomb if you decide to cab.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank calesther
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langkawilover8, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
thanks for ur review.

tubotel is all about an amazing view from ur bed, great breakfast and a very relaxed ambiance and a very reasonable price tag. the bathrooms are being renovated at the moment.
all rooms come with aircon, only groupon promotions we offer with fan to be able to offer an even better deal.

ciao
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I spent 5 night in a beach view tub, and we really liked the experience. Don't expect anything fancy, just a bed and aircon, but an amazing experience. Staff is friendly, and food is really good. A little bit off the main road (roughly 15 min walk), but for that you get a really tranquile location.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Maaike K
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langkawilover8, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
glad to hear u liked it at tubotel.

ciao
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Property: Tubotel
Address: Jetty Pelancongan Chenang | Kuala Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tubotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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