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White Lodge Langkawi Reviews
Cheap, Clean and Affordable Room. May 12, 2010
A long-low rise building hidden away from the public, but located a short distance away from the beach. Yes, it is on Pentai Cenang but it is on the other end thus, it will be a long (not long for the both of us) walk from all the restaurants and shops.
If you're looking for those high-end hotels with bathtubs and pebble stones in the corners here and there. Fluffed up pillows and et cetera, this isn't the place for you for that kind of price. I would say, this is a place for budget travellers but it is still do-able.
So the story goes...
My guy and I, we actually didn't make any reservation there. We were looking for a place to stay for three nights and thus, we checked out White Lodge. The price was reasonable and the service staff was very friendly and patient. He was willing to show us the room, how it looked like and whether it was clean. We didn't want room 1 because it was near the reception area but we wanted strong Wifi signal and a little privacy. We chose room 3. He told us, to settle down in the room and chill (it was a VERY hot day) and come back to the reception after an hour. He had to settle with the occupants who were leaving. That was good hospitality.
The room was clean, the furnishing was dull but at least they're not broken or dirty. The bathroom was clean too so it was no problem for us. Our room was made every day. Shampoo not provided but soap bars are.
You will like it. The price is reasonable (approx. 80 ringgit). The room is BIG. Yes, there is hot water for the shower; a king-size bed; there is air-conditioner; ceiling fan, TV with remote control and a fridge! Best of all FREE WiFi! Clean towels. Make up room daily with fresh clean towels well presented with frangipanis. Frangipanis in the bathroom and sometimes, I know this may seem odd but flowers in the toilet bowl too! Good service. They advised to book online for cheaper rates but we didn't. We did try to bargain and we got it since it wasn't a busy period.
The only set backs are..the towel holder is not so clean (a bit rusty)and it can get wet. In other words, if you were to shower, it is not wise to place your towels there. I tend to place a chair near the door to place my towel on it. The other set back is that, the shower is near the toilet bowl and there's the toilet paper holder (a little bit rusty) but I usually take it out and place it somewhere. It gets wet too. Anyway these are just small points.
Three more things...
White Lodge only accepts CASH payment. Since they accept cash only, you better make sure you have enough money. The good thing is, you can make a cash deposit of any amount you like.
Another thing is, there is NO swimming pool but ASEANIA Resort is nearby and you could just go there for a swim (but must pay to swim there).
Last thing is, there is only ONE ATM in Pentai Cenang (located at the Duty Tax Free building; Underwater World) so if that one isn't working, you have to drive down to the airport (for the nearest ATM).
We would like to recommend this place especially for those on budget. It is clean, quiet and affordable. Really near to all the shops and eateries. This is a place you will not regret staying. The only advise is that, if you're uncertain; request to have a look at the room and bathroom before making your final decision.
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