Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi

A month back, I was lucky enough to win a 2 days 1 night deluxe room stay over in Holiday Villa Langkawi. Do check the post "Won a 2D1N Holiday In Holiday Villa Langkawi" if you haven't yet. A couple of weeks passed and suddenly I found myself going on a flight to Langkawi for a weekend getaway. Our plane landed in langkawi at around 2pm, just in time to check in at Holiday Villa.

Holiday Villa
Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi
Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi
Lot 1698 Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang,
07000 Langkawi
04-9529999

Of course, my trip to Langkawi was spent outdoors majority of the time, hence I did not manage to stick around much at the hotel. However, there are a couple of photos I managed to capture of the hotel as below.

Holiday Villa
View from my room

The surroundings of Holiday Villa Langkawi were filled with greenery, from trees to well maintained grass lawns.  It does give a rather authentic beach resort feel to the whole area.  The rooms were all located on the 1st and 2nd storey of the resort. There were no high rise buildings in the area, hence the "villa" like atmosphere.

Hotel Deluxe Room Photo
Deluxe room

Our package included a night's stay in a deluxe room. I had no major complaints on the room as it was both spacious and rather comfortable with the aircond, lcd tv and all. One thing though, I was surprised they gave me 2 single beds instead of a king or queen sized double beds. A quick call to the reception, and I was told they ran out of rooms with these beds.

Oh well, it wasn't a big issue for me though, but one thing that irked me was the fact that no drinking water were provided. No bottled mineral water, no water cooler to fill up with water, I even went down to the reception to enquire, and was told that the hotel does not provide mineral bottled water in the rooms. Goodness, even the budget hotels in KL have 2 mineral bottles of drinking water in each room. I wasn't really pleased that time.

Hotel Lounge
The lounge area
Hotel Lounge
Hotel lounge
Hotel Rattan Chairs
Some rattan chairs to give an authentic beach resort look

One good thing to note though, the hotel has a beach front. As such, we could just walk out to enjoy the beach and feel those sand on our feet while watching the waves wash to shore. I've always loved beach resorts for this reason. The hotel facilities were pretty standard, with a spa, gym, internet room, a bar with pool tables, and this cute large sized chess set. Do check it out below!

Hotel Chess Game
Fancy a round of chess?
Thinking moment
My partner deep in thought.. she beat me by the way.

Check in time for Holiday Villa Langkawi was 2pm, and check out time would be 12pm. Overall, I would say it was a pleasant stay. Location wise, the hotel was situated right at the Cenang Beach which was a short 8 mins drive from the Langkawi Airport. Kuah town was a distance away though, so you're advised to rent a car for the duration of the stay to be able to go from one place to the other to enjoy all the attractions Langkawi has to offer.



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32 comments :

darranlow said...

I realized they like to have this huge chess sets in their recreational area. I saw something similar in Bali, just that it was life like and three-quarters of my height.

shemah said...

Hey Isaac!! Looks like a great time! :) Yeah, I've played the large chess board in one of the resorts back in KK as well. :) Actually the holiday villa beach resort pretty much looks like the resorts in KK.. :) hehehe anyways, so awesome that you keep winning stuff. I wish I could win more than just movie passes! hahaha hopefully I could win a trip to London or a holiday stay too! hahahah 

Qi Tyng said...

I saw a similar chess set in Hotel Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu. It was outdoors beside the pool or the beach. I can't remember. I don't think I played with it though.

ErikaToh said...

Wow, I wanna go there for a holiday too!^^ Love your post! It's well written. :))

Alice Law said...

Wow, what a great resort for gateaway! Look at the chessboard, tangan gatal liao, lol!

Edmend Koh said...

wah still can play chess while having holidays in the resort, not bad :P

suituapui said...

Nice...and the best part, of course was...it was free! LOL!!!

wenn said...

wow, awesome chess board!

Caroline May Ling said...

haha the giant chess board reminds me of Karambunai Resort at Sabah!

http://www.carolinemayling.com/2010/09/picnic-at-lagoon-park-karambunai-beach.html

Joanne Kathy said...

Look very old type of hotel....  But since its near beach... so good choice too... 

Smallkucing said...

how to move the giant chess...must have been very heavy

CleverMunkey said...

yup they definitely have the chess set in nexus karambunai kk but it's old and not properly maintained... the hotel u went looks old too... btw, u got PAWNED!

Submerryn said...

But no drinking water is such a bummer :( especially on a hot island like Langkawi!

Qi Wen said...

Never stay in a villa before.. hmm, guess this is good enough because it is a prize? haha XD

Isaac Tan said...

Darran, I guess its the new fad nowadays with resorts. People area always fascinated with the fact we could play life sized chess

Isaac Tan said...

Shemah, It was good. Nothing much in Langkawi though. OOoh, so did you win? When i lost the chess game, i felt like throwing the huge "king" to the wall! LOL .

Let's pray we can win a holiday trip to London soon!

Isaac Tan said...

Qi Tyng, Ohh, you were there? Oops, you should have played with it. It was fun. If you don't like your opponents pieces, just go over and "tendang" it !

Isaac Tan said...

Erika, thanks for the kind comment! It was a simple post actually. Holiday villa always tweets out these contests, do keep on a lookout for it!

Isaac Tan said...

Alice, haha bring me there again! I play with you. But be warned i'm a sore loser, I might kick your chess pieces if i lose. Hehe

Isaac Tan said...

Kian Fai, Haha, yup it was at night. So walked around the hotel and found this chess set

Isaac Tan said...

STP, that's the magic word. Free! Hehe

Isaac Tan said...

Wenn, not bad at all! :)

Isaac Tan said...

Caroline, just went over! It does look the same! Haha

Isaac Tan said...

Joanne, yup, maybe they purposely made the look to be oldish :P

Isaac Tan said...

Smallkucing, not really. It wasn't made of stone. I think it was ceramic, or some sort of hard plastic. XD

Isaac Tan said...

Henry, LOL yes i did. She pawned me... this hotel i suspect they purposely made it to look old for the authentic beach look. Haha

Isaac Tan said...

Merryn, you're darn right!! I was pretty pissed with no bottled water. They said "you'll have to buy it from the shops next door" .. wut??

Isaac Tan said...

Qi Wen, definately good enough! Wahahah

beach resorts philippines said...

Congratulations!!I appreciate the chess board so huge....I must be so fun while playing.

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