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“Seriously, don't! Mosquito hell!”
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T Star Cottage
Ranked #15 of 156 Specialty Lodging in Langkawi
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“Seriously, don't! Mosquito hell!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights as it was so cheap. Upon arrival the cottages looked very nice from reception and our room was clean with all modern and new furnishings. The location isn't that good it is about 15 minute walk to Cenang beach although there are some very nice restaurants on the main road outside.

However, the first night my girlfriend was bitten 15 times by mosquitoes whilst I was bitten about 5 times. In the morning we looked around the rooms and it was full of them. We also counted about 10 spiders in the roof and in the bathroom. We asked the hotel staff for a mosquito net but they said they didn't supply them they only supplied mosquito repellent which was used with the fan. It didn't work as far we could tell so we had to spend 25 ringgit on a mosquito net from the nearest supermarket.

Further inspection of the rooms revealed that the front wall if not actually attached to the roof! Meaning the rooms are completely open and exposed to the outside allowing everything to fly or crawl in.Outside the cottages they have a lot of shrubbery and small ponds. This is obviously a breeding ground for Mosquitos and other insects making the situation worse.

We did speak to the owners and staff about this only to get the reply "oh so sorry, we don't have that problem because we live here". We also mention where we was staying to other locals we spoke to (restaurant owners etc) and they said that it was well known for the mosquito problem. They had known people we had stayed there because of the cheap price, but they had left after 1 night because it was so bad.

One night at reception we spoke to an English couple we was asking to view on of the rooms. She explained that she opened the bathroom door and the walls were covered with Mosquitos. We explained our problems and the couple quickly left.

Using the bathroom was a nightmare. Just walking in mosquitoes would fly past you. You had to be as quick as possible and the the door to avoid them flying into your room. the bathroom was also exposed to the outside as the back wall was the same design as the front wall.

T star cottage does not supply include;
- towels, (10 ringgit each) and are microfiber so they are pretty useless for drying yourself.
- maid service, you have to pay if you want a maid to clean your room or change the bed sheets.
- no hot water

Seriously, spend the extra 25 ringgit and stay somewhere else you won't regret it. This could be a nice place to stay but at the moment it is definitely not!

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Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a new budget cottage, opening in February so everything in this hotel still new and in good condition. The location itself quite strategic, opposite holiday villa hotel and you can reach beach by 7 minutes walking. I prefer to rent a motorbike since it only cost us 21 rm if u borrow from T shoppe, in front of the hotel. The room has 3 type, modern, spa, and kampung (traditional). Those rooms are at the upstair and ground floor. Every building consists of 4 rooms, and has pond in front of it. We chose modern type which has balcony, sliding door, and beautiful bath room, i very like the way they put stones as bathroom floor. We got room S2 at ground floor. The mattress was comfort, but the bed sheet made us feeling hot so you better not using it while sleeping. The shower got powerful water supply, and i could see beautiful outdoor view from my bathroom window while i was showering. Since this is a budget hotel, you won't find tv and aircon, the reception would told you before. But for all the cleanliness, the interior, the price, you wouldn't have any complain. The yard outside this hotel still a kind of jungle so sometimes you would find monkeys searching for food either at yours or others balcony. It cost us 165 rm for 3 nights 4 days staying. Very cheap, very clean, and very beautiful.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: T Star Cottage
Address: Jalan Teluk Baru | Mukim Kedawang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Ranked #15 of 156 Specialty Lodging in Langkawi
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Hotel Class:2 star — T Star Cottage 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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