Arrived at the Aseania, hotel looked OK from the outside. Foyer ceiling was mouldy with peeling paint. I thought how easily fixed this would be and how it detracted from this areas appeal. As aware from other reviews there are no lifts. We were placed in a block way back in the hotel down many corridors and had to help bellcaptain carry 4 heavy suitcases up two flights of narrow stairs. We had book two deluxe rooms and paid more for this. The first thing we noticed is the door which was painted brown had a lot of its paint chipping/flaking off not very attractive and again could be easily remedied. Most of the doors were like this. We entered the rooms only to be shocked how plain and basic and dilapidated the rooms were. Two large beds in each room, no beadspread just and ugly very thin blankets covered them. It looked rather like a very old run down hospital ward in a 3rd world country. There was a small TV (only 3 channels, 2 in Malaysian) on a small boxy cabinet and the beds were very old. What bothered me was you could see the mattress through the very thin sheet as it had no mattress protector. One of my daughters bed only had half a sheet exposing the bottom end of the mattress (not very hygienic) and quite disgracful. This hotel was rated at 3 star I would give it only half a star. Considering this was deluxe! What had I paid for. The walls were dirty and plain, not a picture on the wall. The electrical wiring looked dangerous and was exposed. One of our beds had swarms of ants (not a few) running over the pillow. We didn't sleep in this bed. The bathroom - the toilet had a black ring and hairs in the bowl. (I thought maybe from other reviews it was water staining). The sink appears like some ones photos on this site. Thick silicone and black mould, shower had mould in the tiles. There was hot water though when we ventured to have a shower. The windows in the shower had no flyscreens and were unable to be fully closed allowing mosquitos in. (we bought flyspray to remedy this). The view from our balcony was a small road not a pool view or tropical garden. The breakfast as previously stated is basic and you sometimes have to set your own table up with cuttlery and clear other peoples plates away as your seating yourself. Coffee was undrinkable. One type of fruit, some cereal, toast, odd tasting beans, can get eggs but a long wait, some odd dishes which didn't look very appealing. The pool which is the main feature - the lazy river and wave pool were out of bounds to my teenage daughters because the water was green and the sides of the pool were black. It was a lot cleaner in the main pool but if you climb up to the slides there is a lot of algae which does wash into the main pool. Not many sunbeds and they are quite spread out.
The fortunate thing was after reading tripadvisor's recent reviews of the Aseania I cancelled 4 of the 6 nights booked. I had 4 glorious nights at the Holiday Villa slightly more but worth it, Holiday Villa is also 3 star but it is so much better than the Aseania and also well located. The web pictures of the rooms at the Aseania and not what you get when you book in. Only stay there if you don't mind roughing it and hygiene isn't your priority. May I also say the housekeeping was really bad they didn't change our two thin towels which were dirty from the floor of the bathroom but threw them over the shower rail. Now I know what the other travellers who stayed there mean. Take our word for it, it is the worst hotel. The first night was our 20th Wedding Anniversary, we stayed out of the hotel as much as possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located along the Pantai Tengah in Mukim Kedawang, Aseania Resort encompasses 7.519 acres of luxurious facilities and lush greenery. Our 217 rooms are fully furnished to give visitors the comforts of modern living complemented by the unique old-world charm of Langkawi. There's never a dull moment at Aseania's awe-inspiring swimming pool. Listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the longest swimming pool in the country, it sprawls 154.4 metres and has a mesmerising array of facilities for all - wave pool, mushroom pool, waterfall, Jacuzzi, sundeck, lazy river and adult and children slides. You can take a leisurely float or pamper yourself with a luxurious jacuzzi while the kids have a splashing good time together. Truly fun for all in the family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aseania Resort Langkawi Hotel Langkawi
- Langkawi Aseania Hotel
- Aseania Hotel Langkawi