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“Decent value for budget lodging” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palms Guest House

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Palms Guest House
Ranked #105 of 141 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Malaysia
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62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Decent value for budget lodging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Great location if you want to be near tourist attractions, busy restaurants and duty-free shopping centre on Pantai Cenang. Not good if you're looking for quiet time on Langkawi. Clean and good value, but rather warm for a fan room. Fridge in room is one of the best ideas to store duty-free drinks!:) Ironically, while it's near the commercial areas, it's just as near to countryside for walks in the Malay kampungs. Good location for base, if most of your days are spent sight-seeing, island hopping, shopping and exploring the island. Just watch out for limited parking space.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

As far as we were concerned the only good thing about this place was its location. 3 minutes to the restaurants and a minute further to the beach. The room was not clean, it wasn't cleaned at all whilst we were there (4 nights), bins weren't emptied, no clean towels & only 1 toilet roll for the duration! The caretakers (owner is away) don't seem to be too much bothered and reception is closed most of the time (there is a notice on the door that says closed, DON'T KNOCK, how welcoming is that!). Free wifi is non existent although there is a place along the road that only charges 3myr an hour. We came back one day to find our door unlocked although nothing was taken as because we weren't happy about the security of the place we lugged our valuables around with us all the time. On our last morning we found cockroaches in the bathroom, yuck! I know it's cheap but for $5 more you can get much better on this lovely island.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2011

Palms comes well recommened but failed to live up to expectations. At first glance the rooms seem well maintained and by Malaysian standards they are ok. But we had cash stolen from our room during our stay. The management did not really seem to care and acknowledged they had a thief in their midst. The best thing we could do to help them was to report the matter to the police, they said. After all this hooha we decided to check out. On check-out I noticed a safe in the office and suggested guests lock away their valuable, but I was told (very often) this is just a budget place. Well with room prices pushing RM90 I would say it's a very pricey budget place!!!! I have stayed in much better budget places at real budget prices in Malaysia that feel some form of service is included. I would never stay at Palms again. There are plenty of other budget guesthouses around.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Geelong
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123 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2011

We expected this accommodation to be basic and that is exactly what it was. The room was clean. We had a fan in our room, which at night was really hot. If possible get the air conditioned room. They had free wi-fi, however, it was a bit hit and miss. The location of the guest house was great. 5 minute walk to the beach and to restaurants. Would go back again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sbev7
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

We spent six nights here in a double room with fan and en suite for 65RM. We ended up spending a lot of time in the room as there was rain all week! The room was comfortable and clean with hot shower. There is a nice porch area to sit and read or chat to your neighbours and watch the rain! Friendly cats and attractive palm trees. Also a little communal kitchenette area to make hot drinks. Only complaint would be that we didn't really get much information on arrival about the island or guesthouse (it was another guest who told us about the kitchenette). I think the owners were away so they were understaffed perhaps and because of the rain we didn't do much anyway, but it would have been nice to have a bit more of a 'welcome' and intro to the place. Only a small thing - otherwise the place was very nice.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stacyonholiday
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Additional Information about Palms Guest House

Property: Palms Guest House
Address: 5226 Jalan Batu Asah | Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Ranked #105 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Number of rooms: 3
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