I can't add much to the praise heaped on Foxhills by the other reviewers but this really is the sort of place we love to stay. When you book something based just on a website and photos there's always the worry that the reality won't live up to it. At Foxhill the opposite is the case - the pool is bigger and nicer, the rooms are lovely and the whole hotel feels so charming and relaxed. There are only 3 or 4 rooms, each one a self contained Malay house with real atmosphere - and they are simple, especially the bathroom, rather than lavish - so you often have the resort (and pool) to yourselves. Having said that, each room has a TV and DVD and there is a host of movies to watch.
They run an honour bar system so whenever you feel like a drink you can get one from the fridge (in your room or the main building) at very reasonable prices. The wonderful Maria has a car or two she rents out (again at very fair prices) and Langkawi is such an easy place to drive around its well worth getting out and exploring.
Its not on the beach of course so if that's your thing then maybe this place is not for you. But there are beaches a 20 minute drive away if you want and I would swop the (almost) exclusive use of the here pool for sitting on a beach with hundreds of others anyday.
Because Foxhill is listed under "Specialty Lodging" in Trip Advisor I suspect that many people looking for a place to stay in Langkawi won't find it - not so good for Maria perhaps but for those who do its a real find. You can keep your mega resort hotels; this is the place I'd come back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fox Hill Resort is set on a peaceful, picturesque tropical hill with spectacular views of the mountains and rice fields in the heart of beautiful Langkawi Geopark Rainforest Island. The accommodations consist of Malaysian village-style chalets with queen size beds, full-featured bathrooms, and refreshment facilities. Guests dine in an original century-old Malay kampong-style house and swim in the luxury pool surrounded by the wonderous sights and sounds of nature. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fox Hill Hotel Langkawi