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“Rude staff”
Review of Lanai Hotel

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Lanai Hotel
Ranked #58 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
Bangi, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rude staff”
Reviewed 26 December 2011

The hotel is just basic with minimum facilities but what hit me was that the staff at the breakfast cafe who made a comment at me as if I cheated to get the second day free breakfast because of its own staff doing for collecting the 2 days coupon the day before. I hope the hotel should educate the staff especially their attitude towards senior citizens like me.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed at Lanai hotel back in July 2008 and enjoyed its beach very much! It is very calm due to the protection of a small island in the front, and deep enough to swim without the need to go far from the shore. The sand on the beach was clean, with plenty of beds. Staff was very attentive and helpful, good food and fresh juices and drinks. The room was inexpensive, around $64/night, clean and comfortable. The surroundings are quiet and you can enjoy walking at night on the beach, no noice just the sound of breeze and waves. Wi-Fi was availbale at the lobby. Breakfast was included as standard and not bad. We took a trip to Coral island from the hotel, and I enjoyed very much diving there.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Sakesha
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

This is worth the money when you consider what you pay for, decent size comfortable rooms, a huge and very pretty pool area, practically its own private area of a paradisiacal beach, wonderful at sunset. The restaurant on the beach is basic, wholesome food, some malay influennce and american style steak/ salad dishes etc, but well worth watching the sunset with sand between your toes enjoying the ever so cheap cocktails. It's a perfect base in which to explore the Island or even the larger Penang to the south. With an update would get 5 stars, however 4 is still good for the price as explained earlier/

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank daniella R
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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Pros
We were given a room on the 3rd floor, but being in my 7th month of pregnancy, I requested a ground floor room and got one without too much fuss.
Quieter end of a decent beach, with plenty of loungers.
Nice enough pool, with lots of loungers as well.
Spacious room with good firm mattress and extra pillows in the wardrobe, adequate bathroom, fridge, kettle.
Looks like they're doing some painting touch-ups and landscape pruning/maintenance while I was there. Unobtrusive.

Cons
No hair dryer, but we brought our own, thanks to another reviewer who pointed it out.
Management tries hard but misses details like the in-pool bar that's closed and used to store tables, no shelf in the shower, no drying line in the bathroom for your wet things and towels, etc. So things are always that little but unsatisfactory.
Location might be a long trudge from anything/anywhere but we always rent a car in Langkawi so it didn't bother us.
The sea can smell a bit when you're in it, but that's because it's a known fishing spot and you'll see a few locals come by every day with their rods and go stand on the rocks for a spell.

Overall, it was ok, we got a good rate on Agoda. Not sure I'd come back though.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank sdselamat
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2011

It's nothing fancy and it's slightly frayed around the edges, but the Lanai has a lovely pool and efficient aircon, plus very reasonably priced cocktails. That's three boxes ticked. Our first room had a problem but we were moved without any fuss and all up found staff to be efficient and friendly. There's plenty of parking, and a hire car is a good idea since they're so cheap and there's plenty of exploring to do. Cenang is a bit of a walk away.

Long corridors, wifi only in lobby area, pretty ordinary breakfasts - but you're there for the sun and to relax and the Lanai certainly lets you do that. The room was a fair size, the bathroom was fine - no complaints.

We had a late flight out but there was no problem about us using the pool and facilities till quite late in the evening.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank CheersDears
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Additional Information about Lanai Hotel

Property: Lanai Hotel
Address: Pantai Tengah, Mk Kedawang, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Langkawi, Malaysia Jalan Teluk Baru, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
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Ranked #58 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
Hotel Class:3 star — Lanai Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 327

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