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“A peaceful retreat - the best guesthouse in Langkawi”
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Soluna Guest House
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Penang Island, Malaysia
1 review
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“A peaceful retreat - the best guesthouse in Langkawi”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We (family of 4) stayed here for over a week and had a lovely time. We checked out all of the local budget traveller places and this is by far the best (it's newish and clean, buildings and bedding) and it's good value too. (There are lots more guesthouses near the Gecko but this other area feels over-crowded and very noisy by comparison.) Soluna is surrounded by coconut trees, fields and locals houses and has peaceful panoramic views. It's only a 5 minute stroll into town, but if you prefer to hear the croak of frogs and birdlife to scooters and rowdy voices, then this place is for you.
BTW: The breakfast is good and better value than what you'll find in town, they don't serve it on Sundays but they'll make you a brew (we all need a day off).
Langkawi itself is heavily commercialized (not in a nice way)in the main road area along Pantai Cenang especially and this guesthouse is a pleasant contrast to all this. Here and the bars and food at Babylon in town are the best spots without doubt.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Led by the cheap price and good reviews we thought to really find a hidden gem here. The place is very basic in the middle of a large construction area and not different from all the other budget choices in the 2nd or 3rd row in Langkawi. We moved out after one day and found places which were much more convenient for only a little more money. There was no breakfast because it was Sunday?? I suppose the good ratings are to show sympathy with the people running the place who are all very nice but the facilities itself incl. the shower, room and bed never deserve 4/5 stars.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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SolunaGuestHouse, Owner at Soluna Guest House, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Dear Simon,

Let me first apologize that your stay was not up to your expectations.

I would just like to clarify to all readers and future guests at Soluna Guest House that there is no ongoing construction within the area except for a small guest house beeing build 500 meters away. we are not " in the middle of a large construction area"!!

Secondly about the breakfast. the signboard at the reception clearly states that we serve breakfast every day from 9am to 1pm, except for sundays, which is my personal day off.

The 4-5 star ratings given on tripadvisor are from guests who have fully experienced their stay with us over many days. it is unfair to judge our sincerity to provide all guests with a comfortable "kampung" (village) lifestyle.

Lastly, we furnished all our rooms and dormitory with brand new matresses, fittings and large 5 inch shower heads in all bathrooms. we provide each room with large, thick cotton towels.

Soluna Guest House will always welcome any comments from guests so we can further improve our services and hospitality to all new friends staying with us.

Thank you very much,
Soluna Guest House
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Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great place to stay, clean, good rooms, friendly service. Without a doubt the best guest house on the Island in all respects. Look no further this is the place to stay on Langkawi. Claudia and her husband Eddie are terrific hosts and this place is a credit to their hard work.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

A wonderful guest house which feels secluded, even though you are only five minutes from everything. Claudia was a great host and the room was clean, bright and homey. It's set a little back from the beach and feels very rural; you can sit and eat breakfast watching cows roaming and kittens playing - what more could you want?! We spent a very relaxing few nights here and could have stayed longer. We would stay here again and again. Email solunaguesthouse@gmail.com.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Excellent accommodation - clean rooms and toilets, charming ambience of village life but yet within 5 minutes walking distance to popular cenang area. A homely atmosphere with great breakfast and value for money. Would recommend for travelers looking for a low budget but yet comfortable & clean accommodation.

Room Tip: AC Rooms with attached toilets are best but other options are available
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

We arrived in Langkawi a lot later than expected, exhausted, so we walked from the ferry port, not having booked anywhere, until we came across a hotel/guesthouse, which in the dark was pretty difficult. The following morning we headed off to find a taxi and made for Cenang beach. I had come across Soluna on the internet when I was searching for accomodation but had only written down the name and the resort, the taxi driver did not know it so we got dropped in the main street.Whilst we were having breakfast I noticed a poster for Soluna Guesthouse on the wall; it was fate!! I called to check they had room and got directions.
The walk seems quite far and you have to cross some sand ( the sand pit) but it's worth it!
The room was bright and very clean, with a choice of AC or fan, its own porch area to sit on but only cold water, which in the heat is actually lovely. The WIFI is reasonable and if there are any problems Claudia does all she can to fix it. Breakfast was not included but is very reasonably priced and Claudia cooks it to order perfectly! The communal seating area, complete with satelite TV could be larger and the sofas a bit more comfortable but it was well used by everyone.
The owners Claudia and Eddy have created a little haven away from the hustle bustle of the main street but within easy walking distance to everything.
We loved the chilled atmosphere and the great standard of room so much we stayed 15 nights.

Room Tip: Something for everyone: Dorm with AC, Private with or without AC/Fan and private or shared bathroom.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights. And we really loved our stay!

The first night we slept in the dorm (17rm), because we haddend booked. In the dorm we 5 bunkbeds, lockers and two desk. The bathroom had 3 toilet/shower cabins. Cold showers, but it's so hot on Langkawi you don't want to take a hot shower!

The second night en de nights after that, we slept in a double bedroom. The room was spacious, clean and you had everything you need. A toilet, shower(cold) and a sink, double bed, a desk, and you can choise fan or ac. In the room are bold provided but one works, the one you paid for. Fan is 50rm ac is 65rm.

You also get towels and you can asked for more.

Breakfast isn't included, but if you pay a little amound (2 till 8 rm) you can get breakfast at the reception.

The neighbour provides dinner for less.

Claudia the owner is really nice and helpfull! And the place is really wel looked after, will we where they were gardening.

It's a short walk throw the palmtrees to get to the main road and the beach.

Ps if you have a look at the pictures, that's really what it looks like.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Additional Information about Soluna Guest House

Property: Soluna Guest House
Address: Lot 1560 Jalan Bohor, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 145 Specialty Lodging in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique, affordable, tranquil and comfortable place to stay during your holiday at Pantai Cenang, Langkawi. Rural vistas and coconut palms, quality accomodation offerings, including bedrooms with private bathroom or sharing bathroom, aircond and fan and a friendly dormitory. Relax and enjoy the country lifestyle within minutes walk of the beach and all the action. ... more   less 

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