Me with family stayed in AB motel for two nights. I was told by one of my friends that AB motel is the best place to stay in Langkawi due its proximity to the most happening beach. Since I had planned my vacation for weekend (Saturday to Monday), I had to book one month in advance to get the room. They do accept the booking through phone (without depositing any advance) and will call you to confirm your booking, a day ahead of the scheduled arrival. The motel is prefferred by quite a lot of tourists and hence it is always full.
Location wise it is one of the best locations as it is right infront of the beach (Cenang). You can have the beach view from your room or balcony depending on your room selection. You can have rooms either towards the beach side or towards the road side. The road side one is usually half the price of the beach side one. Even if you take a room on the road side, it doesn't make much difference (once you cross the road you are on the beach).
I took a beach side room (not beach view) in the first floor. The room was very spaceous. Have two queen size beds, small TV, mini fridge, cupboards, table and chair, balcony, AC and Fan etc. Since there is no lift for the first and second floor, tourists with problem in climbing the steps are advised to take room in the ground floor itself. Toliet was neat and clean. Since it was very close to the beach, sand deposition is high in the rooms.
Bath towels provided are in very shabby condition with foul smell (seems like very old and over utilized).
The location of the hotel is very convenient for any tourist spots of Langkawi. Taxis are available just infront of the motel. A lot of restaurants (Arabic, Indian, western, Thai, Malay, Chinese etc.) are available nearby. There is a travel operator (may be of AB motel itself) located just outside the Motel. The rates of the travel service (island hoping, mangrove tour, snorkelling etc) are very cheap when compared to other operators and have good service.
The receptionists are good and do respond to your requests. There was no complication in checkin or check out. By the time we reached the hotel (11.30 am) the room was ready and they handed over the key immediately. I have requested them to clean the room on second day and they did the cleaning.
Over all it is a budget hotel, good value for money and at a satisfactory level. The overall rating is GOOD.
- Also Known As:
- Ab Hotel Pantai Cenang
- Ab Hotel Langkawi
- AB Motel Langkawi/Pantai Cenang, Malaysia