Mutiara Burau Bay Beach Resort

Address: Teluk Burau, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Teluk Burau, Langkawi, is near Cenang Beach, Tengah Beach, Temurun Waterfall, and Rice Museum.
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Reviewed by philnsonja

Lovely Place to stay

Reviewed Oct 26, 2012
by (5 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

Mutiara was a lovely place to stay at with monkeys running through the resort. It was also close to Oriental Village where the cable car took you up the side of a large hill.

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Reviewed by rtwin44days

On the beach good price bit run down

Reviewed Jun 2, 2011
by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

The resort has seen better days, needs a refit but is good for the price, the pool is great, and the staff are lovelly, the breakfast is terrific. A bit far from the town but good for relaxing and winding down

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Reviewed by worldtravelling

Great hotel and Private beach

Reviewed Jun 16, 2007
by (7 reviews) St. John's , Canada Flag of Canada

I would highly recommend this hotel if you like somewhere quiet.

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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Tranquille Talloires

Very restful - fab beach


We visited the Mutiara on a stopover to NZ. We were there for 3 days. The cabanas looked bit dated at first but they were clean and comfortable and everything worked well. The gardens and pool are lovely and the the beach is wonderful. There is some wildlife in the hotel 'forest' and late one night we discovered an egg laid on a folded towel on our balcony chair! If you are under the trees falling sticks and pods can shock you as the cabanas don't keep much noise out but generally it was quiet. The Seashell Cafe is the beach bar and restaurant. It was not cheap but reasonable and they provided some good entertainment but not until very late, which suited us and kept the noise down for guests. My only complaint is that there was very little to eat or drink in immediate vicinity. You need transport to visit anywhere else so we stayed in the hotel for our 3 days and just chilled. Great for a stopover and time adjuster.

Langkawi Lounging


The Mutiara is not the most sophisticated of the resorts on this beautiful island, so if you have big expectations don't go here. Head up to Datai Bay or Tanjung Rhu, but you'll will miss out on a little part of Langkawi that is well worth a visit.

The resort is built around a very large area of landscaped gardens, because of this it never feels busy. I have found over the past few years that the best accomodation is the family cabana's, they are clean, comfortable and are very good value for families. (m&d + 2 kids). The other cabana's are quite small and not recommended for anymore than two adults.

They have a pretty good gift shop and above it is an internet cafe, check the opening times. The pool has been completely rebuilt since the first time I was there, it does not have a shallow or deep end, it's flat.

They provide a terriffic buffet style breakfast (eat as much as you like) that includes a good mix of eastern and western food, there is also an egg counter where they will cook to order any style you care for, scrambled, fried, etc.

The Seashell Bar is just in front of the beach, if you don't like music to late in the evening (stops at 1am) then ask to be located away from here, it's nice though and not to loud if the breeze is not blowing inland. The staff are the best ! These Guy's know how to keep the guest's happy with great food and cool cocktails.

The resort is also very convenient for The Oriental Village and Cable Car as you can just take a slow stroll around there, it's about half a mile, not to much. You can continue walking around the same road and will arrive at The Berjaya, use the facilities (shower, swim) there and take a wander back to Mutiara along the beach. Bliss !

As I have said, not the most sophisticated but excellent value and it really is a beautiful location.

A bit disappointing


I was a little bit disappointed in this hotel. I spent 9 days in Mutiara burau bay. My cabana was not far from the Seashell café, a café belonging to the hotel open at night next to the beach, and every night there was loud music coming from it until 1 a.m. If your cabana is located there, don't forget to bring earplugs! The hotel was fully booked so we didn't even ask to change room (after all, we were on holiday and could put up with some music).

The room was OK though a bit decrepit and there was a musty smell in it.

The bathroom was the worst part: very small and it smelt like in a drain very often.

I thought there would be lots of monkeys but actually I saw only one, which was nice still, because it came on the bungalows and you could feed it.

The breakfast was quite good.

On the whole, Mutiara Burau bay is an OK hotel if you're not too demanding.

Had a great stay


We spent 7 nights in a chalet 50 m from the beach. It was very comfortable. and clean with very friendly and helpful staff. I will admit the beds were very close to the floor but extremely comfortable. The bathrooms were nothing to write home about but served their purpose, The front verandah that faced the beach with a spectacular view was an unforgetable picture etched into the mind. The towels, bath and beach have seen better days. The breakfast was enough to get you through to dinner. It was only a 10 minute walk to the Oriental Village to the duty free liquor store so a can of beer was only 1.6 RM. We quite happily had our happy hour on the beach each night before we had dinner. If you want 4 or 5 star this is not the place, if you want a peaceful time on the beach that is very relaxing go for it. Will go back there again.

THE HOTEL in Langkawi!


An excellent Hotel right from the Check-in to the Check-out. I stayed there for 3 days & each moment was more then the worth I paid for. Langkawi is an excellent Island with so many Beach Resorts & still relatively easy on the Tourist inflow. I must compliment my Tour Operators also, who don't find any mention in reviews; Tourland & it's staff for smooth & courteous handling of the whole package.

The Hotel Chalets are great with all possible requirements of an average vacationer & the beach side restaurant is serving cuisines for all tastes. The Beach is excellent to laze around & have occasional dips.

Just outside the Hotel Gate you can & MUST hire a Bike/Scooter for moving around the Island. It's so cool to travel on these Bikes & explore the Island.

Overall Mutiara Burau Bay Resort is ideally located, very courteous Staff, good rooms, good food & I would definitely return to this Hotel again for another Vacation.

A very nice hotel


The Mutiara is in a beautiful setting with two beaches,a lot of trees and an Island for jungle trekking ( at low tides only).It's a bit remote and you have to use Taxis to get around or the best way we found to see Langkawi is to hire a car - RM110 a day including insurance! Wildlife abounds and you can have monkeys on the roof and monitor lizards underneath your cabana.Our cabana was right on the beachfront and was quite small but comfortable with all the amenities you would expect,the air-conditioner was excellent.The bed was nothing more than a mattress in a frame on the floor - not much to look at but it proved to be extremely comfortable.The interior was a bit tired looking and could do with a re-paint and general freshen up but it was clean and everything worked as it should.

The staff were very hard working and did everything in their power to make sure that We were well looked after even though they seemed to work long hours, some of the waiters were at breakfast at 8am and were still there at 10pm.

The food in the restaurants was good with the Seashell bar on the beach having live music.For alternate dining there are resturaunts at the Oriental Village 15 mins walk away or a RM5 Taxi ride and a good selection of restaurants (Seafood,Brazilian,Italian,Russian,Chinese and a KFC!)at Telaga Harbour 15 mins walk away along the beach or a RM5 Taxi ride.

The facilities were good with a nice pool which I found very unusual as it was a constant depth of 4ft 6ins and the kid's pool 2ft 6ins.The beaches are safe to swim from and canoes,windsurfers and jet-skis are available for hire as are bicycles.

All in all we had a very relaxing,quiet holiday and can recommend the Mutiara if you like relaxing,quiet holidays.

A lovely jungle


Over the years Mutiara (Mutiara-TCB Hotel Management) has run many hotels to the ground in Malaysia. In recent years, the Kuala Lumpur Hilton changed name to Mutiara Kuala Lumpur, after couple years of bad management it is now managed by Crowne Plaza. Mutiara Penang will soon be run by an American hotel management group. The consistent failure of Mutiara is mainly deal to its bad management, lazy employees, poor (old) conditions of its properties and overpriced rates. I have visited most their properties and these reputations seem to be consistent in all of them.

However, unlike other Mutiara properties, Mutiara Burau Bay stuffs were very friendly and work very hard to please their guests. I wish the rest of Mutiara property managers take notice and learn from them.

Mutiara Burau Bay is very under stuffed. During my stay I observed a person worked three positions during a day, from server during breakfast to font desk in the afternoon and the bar at night. He told this is because of cut back.

During our stay the children club was closed down as well as many activities at the hotel unavailable. Each day we waited long time to have our room cleaned. There were just too few house-keeping personals taking care of the 150 rooms. The pool was very basic and small by any standard. Location is very remote from town. There is no bed in the rooms. You will be sleeping on mattresses on the floor (but my kids loved it). I was told all the rooms, except for locations, have the same configurations.

We enjoyed Mutiara Burau Bay very much but not for its services or comfort but the beach font location and abundant of wildlife on the properties (lizards, monkeys, squirrels, insects, fish, seals... and giant red ants). If you are looking for a camping trip with the family with full amenities on site and don't have to bring any camping gears then this is the place for you. We enjoyed it very much, especially the kids, and will sure return again and again.

Loved it!


It was really tempting to put something dreadful in this review to try to put people off going there and spoiling what is a really unspoilt, natural, friendly hotel, but it just does not deserve it. The beautiful grounds, comfortable cabanas and sheer friendliness of all the staff made this a holiday to remember...

We were there when the tsunami hit and the support and courage of the manager and all employees was fantastic - they remained cool, calm and collected and looked after us as a family with a small child extremely well.

If you are looking for a personal, intimate hotel, built in natural surroundings, with a plethora of wildlife then this is the right hotel for you. We toured the rest of Langkawi and for us, this hotel could not be beaten!

Fantastic time


The Mutiara Hotel is the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed at. Guests are treated like old friends not paying guests. The managementand staff are terrific, nothing is too much trouble for them. They go out of their way to make your stay with them the best experience you have ever had and they succeed!!!

I am going Langkawi for the fourth time this november and wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

Had a wonderful time at Mutiara!


I had a great time at Mutiara in Langkawi. I stayed there in late Jan. 2004. The hotel and rooms were not lavish (which was not what I was looking for), but pretty and relaxed. The sunsets were lovely, and there's a nice little bar/restaurant right on the beach, pretty much. I went on a great "Mangrove tour" organized via the hotel, which was a lot of fun, with a great guide named Jeffrey! Most of the guests seemed to be European -- I think I and my family were some of the only Americans there. I loved the cottage-style organization of the resort -- we had a great suite in the treetops right above the beach. I caught some monkeys playing on our deck one day when I came back to the suite. Malaysian people are just lovely, and they are concerned about keeping their resorts ecologically sustainable. Not over-processed or over-touristed like Thailand, they say.

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villa Tranquille Talloires

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

Travel Blogs from Langkawi

Last day of the year, and last day in Langkawi

A travel blog entry by gonroamin on Jan 01, 2011

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Just did a bit of shopping in the morning, Claire bought some bits from the Rasta man at Lylia's chillout bar on the beach, and some medicine stuff from a chemist shop.

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Boat trip

A travel blog entry by gonroamin on Dec 29, 2010

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we had a boat trip for about 4 hours today. First stop was the pregnant lady lake, where we had a stop off for an hour. There were loads of people there being dropped off by their boat men, the walk to the lake on the island was about 10 mins up hill and down to the lake. Claire went in for a swim, we just watched, looked quite refreshing though. …

Fun in the waterfalls

A travel blog entry by gonroamin on Dec 27, 2010

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