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LOCATION:
On the beach stretch of Pantai Tengah in Mukim Padang Mat Sirat. About 5 minutes by taxi from Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

DESCRIPTION:
The resort consists of 214 rooms and suites fronting Pantai Tengah, which is pretty much an extended beach area from the more popular Pantai Cenang. The room offering consists of Deluxe, Deluxe Suite and Executive Suite. Overall, the resort gives out a decent beach-vacation ambience in the form of an expansive 3-storey building amidst lush greenery.

The Deluxe room which I stayed in was quite average in everything. My major beef was probably the tiles floor. Even after the housekeeping has thoroughly clean it, after a while, you can still feel the little dust that stick up on the floor. There were also some noticeable stains which would not come off, but I supposed it was only this particular room. I also noted that the bathroom was not properly maintained (a few things here and there, I don't want to elaborate). Otherwise, the room is equipped with standard furnishing commonly found in a 3-star resort like this one. On the positive side, even the Deluxe room is considered huge by any standard. It is very spacious and airy, and the balcony opens out to rich greenery of surrounding.

The guest services were not particular up to par though. First impression counts, and when nobody was waiting to open the lobby door for you (with heavy luggage and all), that certainly a few points ticked off from the score sheet for this resort. I just hope it was a one-time occurrence (the doorman was busy with something else, or it was a long holiday that the resort was under-staffed, etc). Then, there was the swimming pool fronting the beach which seemed nice, but unappealing due to its green colour (I might as well swim in the nearby beach). Also, the beach fronting the resort is practically blocked by the breakwater of the nearby Langkawi International Airport, hence there were little waves here, which was probably acceptable to the kids. Nonetheless, one will probably miss out on the opportunity to view the sunset with the sky horizon effectively blocked.

The main F&B outlet here is the Sunset Restaurant which overlooks the swimming pool and a number of swaying coconut trees. For avid Japanese food lovers, the Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant with an open-grill concept should be able to satisfy your taste buds. Other than that, there are two drinking bars at the resort, namely The Pub and Rasta Bar, the latter being on the beach itself.

REVIEWED ON:
May 2006

MY VERDICT:
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. And throw some guest services in that too.

MY RATING:

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