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“Cheap with a wonderful ambience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pondok Keladi Guest House

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Pondok Keladi Guest House
Ranked #8 of 141 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
118 hotel reviews
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“Cheap with a wonderful ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a great place to stay offering very reasonable accommodation with all the essentials of AC, fan, fridge and shower ensuite. To get here from the airport is about 15 mins by taxi costing around 25 RM. The big bonus is that you can help yourself to basic food items in the communal kitchen area and cook up a feast! The place is very tranquil and at night there are all sorts of wildlife to see and hear. You may want to bring a pair of earplugs as the jungle noises can be pretty loud! The place is about 10 mins walk to the centre of town where there are loads of different shops and stalls including supermarkets. Car hire is very reasonable with petrol, compared to the UK, about one sixth of the price. Fabulous beaches very close by. Would we stay here again? Without doubt yes.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We stayed for 4 days but wished it had been longer. Dee and Marc go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. The rooms are exactly as described on their site - I would only add that the beds are very comfortable and the shower efficient.
Its difficult to put into words the tranquility of the place but probably what makes it so special is the its location on the edge of the forest, the communal area and the wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Dee and Marc are excellent hosts, pondok keladi is such a restful, beautiful place to stay. We were well looked after, marc picked us up from the airport. They told us some wonderful places to go for food. The rooms were very comfy and it was so handy being able to make your own breakfast in the communal kitchen. The communal area is a great place to hang out after a hard day of sightseeing. I would happily recommend this as a great place to stay. I loved playing with their dogs and michelle, the resident cat! I would quite happily stay here the next time i'm in langkawi!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jess p
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Vienna
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed here for 8 nights after reading the glowing reviews on trip advisor. We were not dissapointed, it was everything we hoped for and more. The rooms are decent size, air con and fan if you prefer, cleaned daily and plenty of fresh linen. Your host Rosidi really strives to provide a good balance of guests in the 6 rooms, and spends time to make sure his guests are comfortable. Nothing was a problem for him, and I felt we were better looked after here than some larger pricey resorts. The guest house is situated a good 10-15min walk from the beach, but many people like us rented cars and scooters. Its a nice retreat from the busy beach area but still gives easy access. If your into nature, sitting outside your room or in the communal living area you can expect to see Gecko, frogs, large lizards, plenty of monkeys, and the occasional flying squirrel. We left Pondok Keladi feeling like we had stayed with old friends, they really made the holiday something special and we hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank bharden
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

If you are looking for a place to chill and retreat after the busyness of Pantai Cenang, then Pondok could be for you. Its about 20 minutes walk inland from the beaches, surrounded by forest in a tranquil setting that we found perfect for our holiday. The hosts are very helpful and friendly and the communal area allows you to meet fellow visitors and share stories and information and generally just have a good chat. Equally, if you just want to sit and chill on your own, thats also easy to do.

Breakfast is included in the very reasonable rate, and is self service with tea, coffee, bread, eggs, noodles all available. The kitchen is well stocked and clean, and there is no time limit on when you can use it.

The room was also very comfortable and clean, air con and ceiling fan meant we never felt to hot. Their is also a fridge in the room and on arrival there were a couple of complimentary beers, most welcome!

Once you walk out of the room you are surrounded by lush plants and trees, resulting in many interesting birds appearing which added to the ambience.
Overall we'd definately recommend Pondok if you are looking for somewhere quiet to stay away from the main Cenang area. If you dont want to walk the 20 mins or so to the beach, you could consider hiring a bicycle, motorbike or car - all available close by.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

My boyfiriend and I visted Langkawi at the beginning of January as part of a 4 week trip around Malaysia (KL- Langkawi- Penang- Mulu- Kudat- KL) and Pondok Keladi was by far our favourite guesthouse.

Di and Marc are very welcoming and have created a beautiful 'home from home' atmosphere with very clean rooms and a lovely communal area to relax in if you don't fancy going anywhere. They recommended some great places to eat (Red Tomato was a particular favourite of ours, selling good value local dishes 24hrs a day), arranged moped hire and advised us on the best way to book the ferry to Penang. They couldn't have been more helpful and even insisted on driving us to the shop when my boyfriend knocked over our bottle of gin!


Langkawi is a beautiful island with a very clean beach (although not suitable for snorkelling) and amazing scenery- Seven Wells Waterfall and the Sky Bridge are breathtaking. Our only complaint was that we didn't stay long enough (5 days) and are already looking at when we can come back!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pune, India
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

I had been to Pondok in the year 2008 with my friends. The place is absolutely amazing. Dee and Marc are great hosts and the place gives you perfect "Home Away from Home" feel. The rooms are clean and tidy. The communal area is a great place to chill out and read a book or socialise with other guests...

All in all a great experience with Pondok.. Would definitely visit again..

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Swati S
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Property: Pondok Keladi Guest House
Address: Lot 1011 | Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Ranked #8 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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