The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
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Good massage and pool,recommend to stay for two daya
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Pleasant, But Not Fantastic
First, a bit of background: My wife and I have stayed at quite a few resort hotels in Asia. The Grand Hyatt Bali is our favorite and tends to serve as our measuring stick for other resorts. We have two small children who are the focus of our holidays.
The Sheraton Perdana is a nice hotel and we had a pleasant stay during the first week of May, 2005. A few comments:
Pros: The hotel setting is very beautiful. The area around the hotel is quite open and there are opportunities for walks both on the beach and away from the beach. The beach-side restaurant is very nice. Limited menu but everything is good and the service is top-notch. Because all of Langkawi is considered a duty-free zone, wine is actually fairly reasonably priced (half or even less of what you would pay at a Sheraton resort in Thailand). The wine selection is also quite good. The pools (three of them) are nicely designed for people of all ages. Our two year-old had a great time playing in the shallow kiddie pool - especially because there were many other young kids to play with. The hotel staff were all very nice and accommodating.
Cons: No exclusive area (club rooms, executive rooms, or the like). Even our more expensive room was just the typical box - fairly small in size and really nothing special; no separate shower. While the breakfast buffet is fine (pretty typical for a resort hotel), the dinner buffet is terrible. Tasteless, over-cooked, bland food served up to package tourists who clearly don't know any better. The hotel is quite large and is clearly used to serve groups of package tourists. This tends to detract from the feel of the place (no matter how pleasant the staff, you simply will not feel pampered).
General Comments on the Area: Taxis are amazingly inexpensive and there are a number of good places to visit on the island. The bird park, aquarium and cable car actually all turned out to be good family excursions. Well done in all cases. Everyone we ran into on the island - especially the taxi drivers - were super friendly and helpful. Of course, the local food is excellent (half the reason to holiday in Malaysia). There is a great restaurant just down the road from the hotel (easy walking distance) as part of a marina. We met people who went there every night.
If not for the attractions outside the hotel, we'd probably rate the Sheraton Perdana just average.
Adored this hotel
Have returned recently from Langkawi. Stayed 9 nights at the Sheraton Perdana. We had a wonderful time. This hotel is entirely suitable for families( and other travelers too I'm sure). Our room was gorgeous. We had a beautiful view of the bay from the balcony. The monkey's came to visit on more than one occasion.
The staff were fantastic...nothing is too much trouble ...and the spa is an experience not to be missed.,
The food was great, variety was exceptional...had a different theme every night.
We were very sad to leave the Island...1st time ever while travelling. It was a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing experience we hope to repeat before too long.
ONE OF THE TOP 3 RESORTS IN LANGKAWI
we just returned from a 4 day stay at the resort and it was exceptional. the service was fantastic and the staff was extremely warm and friendly. we really had a great time at the resort and would recommend it to anyone looking to have a nice relaxing time with great service.
We stayed at the Sheraton Pedana in April for 8days and enjoyed the hotel and its facilities.This is a place for a quiet time not night clubbing.Most of the tourist hotels are on the west side of the island about 30minutes drive away.However a taxi can be hired for 20 ringetts an hour to get you around.Visit the Bon Ton restraurant for a beautiful meal,30 minutes by taxi and he will wait for you.
The service at the hotel was excellent and the staff were always on hand to help but not in your face.We had a sea facing room but a side view at this hotel would be just as good and not as expensive.Watch out for the monkeys that come in at the evening and first thing in the morning
The breakfast was very good and would please anyone due to the variety on offer.The steak dishes are not the best and could be improved.The evening buffet is good value but a lot to eat if you have all courses.
Langkawi yacht club is only five minutes walk down the hill and serves a very good breakfast at half the price,it is also good for evening meals.
A taxi ride to the town cost 6 Ringett ,we felt very safe while out and about and the local people were helpful .
In Kuah town there is one western restraurant called Domino's which has a good variety of western dishes,closed on Sunday nights.
The lobby and drinks lounge for the hotel is not enclosed and can get hot and sticky in the evening
Sheraton Perdana Hotel excellent, staff could not do enough for us,great spar treatments very relaxing.Five min taxi ride to Kedah main town shops and resturants. Five min walk to yacht club great sun deck for a drink also food very good.A must is the Wonderland resturant for fresh fish,its always full with locals, we often saw staff from the hotel who always came over for a chat, meal for 2 with a few beers about 5.Cable cars a must views wonderfull.We arrived new years eve only one hotel had been damaged by the tsunami on the west coast and the locals ask us to tell everyone Langkawi is safe and open for tourist.Overall Langkawi is beautifull,very safe with the friendlest people we have ever met,We will go back
Lots for your money and a great resort as well
Stayed for 7 nights at the Perdana from 16th - 23rd January 2005 as part of a large family group of 19 that included elderly with limited mobility, babies, children, newly weds, DINKYs and normal adults. The hotel had facilities to keep us all happy- gym, sauna, sports centre, tennis courts, water sports centre, toddler play room, kids club, babysitting, 3 really well designed and very clean pools, landscaped gardens, pool bar, 2 restaurants, big bar area, style bar/club, shops and a Spa. It is 1km from Langkawi ferry terminal, from where the Scuba diving boats leave, and 2 kms from Kuah, the main town on Langkawi with a shopping mall, night markets, duty free shops and loads of restaurants. Perdana has it's own wide beautiful beach, but this is the only slight disappointment. Like some other Langkawi beaches the white sand can be quite course and contains many shells and broken coral, which can scratch your feet when you walk on it. However the gardens, pools and view are so good it is not an issue.
Despite being so close to Kuah everyone seemed to eat at the hotel because the food is great and excellent value. They have a buffet in The Grove every night with a different theme, and we never had a bad or even average meal. There is a posher, candle lit restaurant near the beach for romantic dinners. The pool bar has good snacks and drinks during the day.
We really enjoyed this hotel, the rooms are big, clean, well stocked and the staff are keen to please and very accommodating. It is an excellent 4 star hotel, I recommend a visit.
Go again? most certainly. sheraton perdana.
From the moment we arrived at the Perdana it was clear that all the staff were intent on making our holiday very special. The hotel exceeded our expectations. We had adjoining rooms; the brats were out of sight, but safe, happy and within earshot.
Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful; nothing was too much for them.
It is difficult for me to be objective about the food as I'm such a fussy devil. I enjoyed what I ate, particularly the breakfast.
This is not a hotel for those who want immediate access to water sports. Though a pleasant beach to stroll along there was an absence of activity probably due to an absence of sporting facilities.
However 30min in a taxi and you can access these facilities.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the Sheraton Perdana to friends and intend to return to the hotel in 2006.
Rooms were large,spacious, clean and furnished to a high standard.
Relax in great location!!
My husband and I honeymooned at the Sheraton Perdana in December 2004. We found the service and facilities to be excellent! The hotel is beachfront, there are numerous pools to relax in, and lots of activities to do. The food was wonderful... and the service from staff was faultless. Our room had a balcony with perfect views of the ocean and surrounding islands.
Our highlight was definitely sitting around the pool bar meeting people from all parts of the world! We highly recommend the Sheraton Perdana.
Ideal Resort !
I just stayed in the Sheraton Perdana Resort a couple of months ago and it did live up to my expectations of a cosy resort. The location of the resort is not that good but its usually the case for resorts that is between 4-5 stars. The hotel lobby do have taxi services that charge 20 Malaysia dollars for an hour. The rooms are clean and the daily breakfast is excellent. You can enjoy your breakfast in the view of a beach. There are also a couple of swimming pools and most of them are facing the beach. You can also relax at the poolside with the windy breeze blowing at you. I would recommend this hotel to people who loves a quiet location with a excellent view.
First of all the hotel is very far from the airport, about 40 minutes in a quite remote area. The resort has it's own private beach but there were hardly any waves and the beach was not very pleasant so we mostly chilled out in the 3 huge pools that they have. Food was not very good, staff seemed a bit unprofessional. There was even some problem with our billing. Also the pictures shown online of a room with glass walls are infact of a villa which is basically for big families. The only good thing was the nice spa facility they had. I would not recommend this hotel unless you want to avail the spa facilities.
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It got better. The bar at our hotel pool was dirt cheap.
On our first night, for $13USD, we had 5 Coronas and three appetizers. This is a duty free island, so you don't pay tax on beer.
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