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AB Motel
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Pantai Cenang
KL
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

the room we stayed in was on the ground floor, almost facing the beach. quite spacious room with 2 queen sized beds that can fit 4 or even 5(we did). the room comes with a hot shower, air conditioned, has a ceiling fan, mini fridge and tv and its pretty clean other than for the sand from the beach that comes into the room every time u walk through the door.

no breakfast is provided since its only around RM120 per room for 4 people, so i guess that's ok.

location-wise, its kinda perfect. on Cenang Beach where everything you'd need is in walking distance. Eateries, shops, and the travel agent where you can book activities like parasailing, island hopping and snorkeling is right outside the hotel. It's also right on the beach. Highly recommended!

But do book in advance as during my stay there, it was fully booked.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank mqfzed
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

In the middle of busy town with plenty of bars restaurants shops etc but also right on the beach. We could open our door and see the sea. Room was nice clean and comfortable with small porch area with plastic table and chairs. Bathroom ok water hot. Not particularly friendly staff, not rude just indifferent. Plenty of trips to go on a definite must is a boat trip around Langkawi national park - eagle feeding and mangrove tour. Langkawi Oriental village was worth a trip as well, the cable car and sky bridge have fantastic views.

Room Tip: ask for a room near the beach
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

Clean accomadation with hot shower,tv ,a/c and a stone throw away from the beach.Enjoyed watching the sunrise & sunsets,sitting under the start for a very reasonable price.Unbeateble.

Room Tip: Choose the room by the beach.It's quiet and best view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Bath5670
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Ahmedabad, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

the hotel has good location,clean and spacious room with ac,fridge,tv,with large choice of sea-face villa/huts(AROUND RM120) and STANDARD ROOMS(RM80) just opposite the sea. its very good option for budget hotel with clean and spacious room comparatively to other hotels/resorts around the location.

Room Tip: whatever u take it will good for u.but if u expact room service you will be disappointed.but i think...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank umangnayak
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Additional Information about AB Motel

Property: AB Motel
Address: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Cenang
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Pantai Cenang
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Ab Hotel Pantai Cenang
Ab Hotel Langkawi
AB Motel Langkawi/Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

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