Take a look at the best value hotels in Langkawi.
The 25-room, budget-friendly Tropical Resort is located in a peaceful part of Langkawi that’s close to the beach, as well as the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife of Pentai Cenang. The rooms are no-frills but contemporary, outfitted with small flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, plus free Wi-Fi and bottled water. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, restaurant serving a free basic breakfast, and a rental car and scooter station in front of the hotel. It provides a good value for travelers looking to spend their days by the water and evenings out, but note that there are no loungers offered at the beach. Travelers may prefer the Sunset Beach Resort, which has beach loungers and a more central location, though it lacks a pool and free breakfast.
The Sunset Beach Resort's charming chalets and tropical gardens just off a quiet stretch of private beach make this budget hotel a bargain. There are just 19 spacious, clean rooms with furnished patios, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TVs, and mini-fridges. Free Wi-Fi and safety deposit boxes are available at reception. Although there’s no restaurant on-site, there are ample restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. Additionally, the popular (and often crowded) Cenang Beach is just a five-minute walk away. This is an excellent value option, though travelers may want to compare rates with Langkawi Lagoon Resort, which has multiple restaurants, outdoor pools, and wellness facilities.
The three-and-a-half-pearl Adya Hotel Langkawi is a contemporary, Islamic hotel located in the heart of Kuah town and overlooking the Strait Of Malacca. Opened in 2015, the property is friendly to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and has a prayer room and prayer mats in every room. The 207 rooms are comfortable and outfitted with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and kettles. There are five meeting rooms and a ballroom for business travelers, and a fitness center, swimming pools (including a women-only pool and children’s pool), spa, and 24-hour restaurant. The peaceful, affordable hotel is a good value, though note that no alcohol is served on-site and Cenang Beach is a 25-minute drive away. Travelers looking for a beachfront hotel may prefer the Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia, though rates are higher.
The Ocean Residence Langkawi is a mid-range, family-friendly resort property overlooking the sea, in an area surrounded by mangroves, a short drive from Kuah. The 30-unit hotel offers a wide variety of room types, including suites, villas, and shipping containers that have been converted into lodging. Many units have terraces (some with direct pool access) and/or kitchenettes. Facilities include a spa, a restaurant where a free breakfast of continental and Asian dishes is served daily, three pools (one with a kids' wading area and another that fills up with sea water during high tide), and free Wi-Fi and parking. Travelers looking to stay somewhere within walking distance of Cenang may prefer the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, another three-pearl, family-friendly property.
Tubotel is a quirky, value hotel whose 17 rooms are repurposed, vibrantly painted concrete water pipes with air-conditioning and king beds. Situated at the end of a jetty, Tubotel offers great sea views but no beach. Cenang Beach is about a five-minute drive away, and the hotel operates free boat trips to nearby island beaches in exchange for clean-up work. Tubotel has a restaurant with a terrace on the bay, as well as a bar and everything from scooter rentals to water sports. A homemade breakfast, which can include frittatas and banana pancakes, is included in the room rate. Travelers seeking a more traditional beachfront hotel might want to check out the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa.
The 282-room Bayview Hotel Langkawi is a three-pearl property with a casual, relaxed ambiance and setting in the middle of the Kuah commercial district. The overall look is dated and generic, though rooms do come with flat-screen TVs, minibars, kettles, and bathrobes. Cenang Beach is a 30-minute drive away, and guests that stay on-site are typically lounging poolside or making use of the spa and fitness center. There are a Chinese restaurant and another eatery serving local and international cuisine all day, and all rates include a breakfast buffet. There's little for kids to do and visible wear and tear throughout. For a hotel with more contemporary and well-maintained interiors, check out Adya Hotel Langkawi.
Beachfront settings are attractive at the Malibest Resort, which offers little more than its 61 rooms and outdoor pool. Low-frills decor and amenities are reflective of the two-pearl rating and budget rates, and complaints range from dated decor, noise issues, and maintenance issues. Further drawbacks include a lack of a restaurant, bar, and parking, plus Wi-Fi is unreliable. Still, rooms have kettles, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning, plus many offer sea views. Stand-alone cabins and tree house units are also directly on the sand. It's worth considering the Tropical Resort, which offers dining and parking on-site.
The three-pearl Aseania Resort & Spa is located in the entertainment district of Langkawi, and offers plenty of family-friendly activities both on and around the property. The property is dated and showing wear throughout, however there are an array of features that keep guests happy, including a mini water park, an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, and a spa. The 238 rooms have traditional styling, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges, but some are dark and lack balconies. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful greenery and scenic man-made waterfalls, plus the beach is less than a five-minute walk away. Families may find this property a good value, but it's worth paying more for the Berjaya Langkawi Resort - Malaysia, which has a private beach and more modern rooms.