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Malibest Resort
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This hotel has the perfect location which is right in the heart of Pantai Cenang. It is surrounded by activity, right where the action is. Just step out the door and there you find food, shopping, and even the most amazing chill-out beach bar just a few steps away.
I was a tad disappointed that I did not get the beach front room, however, and was shown across the road to albeit larger rooms, but not on the sands. I was not aware that there was a different section of Malibest when booking online and had assumed that all it's rooms were on the beach. The room that I was in was quite large but the bathroom left much to be desired. The shower was extremely weak and lukewarm, the towels provided were stringy and old, and I kept expecting something to crawl out of the gaping drainpipe.
However, the beds were very comfortable and the air-conditioning worked perfectly. The fridge was dead though.
All in all, a pleasant place and good for group holidays.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
3  Thank Mimi K
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

As I read in other reviews, the problems I faced look quite common.
Let's say that the location is great and also the room we booked (the tree house) was nice.
What really pissed me off is the management: I booked it first for a weekend in May. Due to some unpredictable working events, I had to change the booking.
It looked like the most difficult thing to get: they didn't want to cancel my booking refunding the down payment (it was asked more than 3 weeks before the booked date) - fine as it is their company policy - but they didn't even want to change my booking to a different date !! In their opinion, or accordingly to their policy, I should have lost the non refundable/non amendable booking and pay again for the new dates.
I started sending emails clarifying that this policy is unfair and goes against any law/any hotel policy in the world and I promised them a negative review here on Tripadvisor.
After my comments they did a special amendment, only for this time, and we changed our travel dates.

When I have got there last weekend I did not expect to be in a 5 star hotel, but I was expecting at least a basic service.
On Saturday morning the people came to knock the door at 9.10 am for cleaning the room. Something like this never happened to me in any of the single hotels I have been staying around the world (I travel every single week of the year for work): how come that people come to wake you up at 9.10 am on Saturday, when you are on holiday ??!!
I could not even put the "please do not disturb" board at the door handle because.... it wasn't there....
Anyway after I told these ladies to come back later, we woke up, left the hotel without having breakfast - as it didn't look so good - and we went out for all the day.
When we came back at night time, room was exacting as we left it, not cleaned.

We did not complain as it is pointless, we just checked out and left: we tried to talk with the people at the desk many times in the past (I live in Kuala Lumpur and I have a friend who lives in Langkawi, I go there at least 10 times every year) but they do not know how to treat guests and how to manage problems or also not ordinary questions.

Last but not least, it is not cheap. 260 Ringgit means 65 Euro per night. Ok it is the most expensive room in the hotel but it should be priced half. 30/35 Euro per room per night would be fine, but 65 just for a bed and a bathroom is a waste.
The problem in Langkawi is that the nice places are very expensive and the middle priced ones are very basic.

Anyway I will not go there anymore.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank renatooo82
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Regular customer, although it is not luxury environment but it locate at the good spot in Langkawi. The resort beach area is beautiful and clean. Due to locate at the beach-front, room is sandy cause of ourselves! Water heater and air-condition are provided.

Room Tip: Good spot in Langkawi
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank hikaru_chingyen
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Located at the best spot of Pantai Cenang. One of the most preferable resort among the tourists, so the check-in queue is expected. The room is clean, comfortable and meet my expectation.

The resort's beach area is beautiful, clean, calming with lots of tree. The beach is 10 steps away from your doorways and walking distance to souvenir shops, massage parlor, bars etc.

Remember this is Langkawi and with the amount of money you pay, its location which is right in the middle of the best part of the beach, clean,spacious and comfortable air-cond room..it is very difficult to fault this resort. Best value for budget traveler.

Please manage your expectation and do not expect 5 stars luxury personalize treatment in Malibest or else the likes of Casa Del Mar and Bon Ton resort would probably suit you better.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank TheWorldFromMyEyes
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We travelled to Langkawi in early 2013 and stayed in this resort for 3 nights.

we stayed in one of the tree houses and it was the best experience right at the top of the tree. It is not a luxurious resort so it lacked a good hospitality and the staff was not much concerned about your stay. Only good thing is if you want to enjoy on your own roaming nearby and relaxing at the beach, this place is good. This place is centrally located in pantai cenang beach.

Location: It has the best location in town as everything is so easily accessible. you can go for mexican, indian, french and whatever cuisine you want try, just name it and you will find it nearby. I celebrated my husband's birthday and could spot many cake shops nearby as well. A famous Pizza place called Artisan's Pizza is only few steps from this resort.

Resort: View is beautiful in the morning as it is right on the beach. Tree house is amazing. But room services are not so great. only plus about this place is its location and beach. If you are at this place, just enjoy it with your frnds and family and forget about good service.

Room Tip: Tree houses are the best to stay. Check bathroom doors whether they get closed or not( Coz once you have checked in the room, you just cant get it repaired). All other rooms are also on the beach but better view/experience go for tree houses.

Food: they have an in house Indian restaurant, though we did not try indian food as we wanted to try local cuisine, but it looked nice.

Service: Not great at all for the price paid.

Room Tip: Tree Houses are the best to stay. Excellent View and amazing experience.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FreeSpirit_LostSoul
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