Monday, March 5, 2012

Langkawi : Bayview Hotel

During our recent visit, Mr D booked us a Superior room at Bayview Hotel. It was a last minute booking as well, but glad that they still have rooms available. Bayview is a city hotel, very near to the jetty point, but very far from the airport. As we took flight the other day, we had to drive about half an hour from the airport to the hotel.

Bayview Langkawi is located in the heart of Pekan Kuah, very near to the duty free shopping centres and Kuah's night market spot. So basically, if shopping is important to you, then this is a perfect hotel. Shopping was not important to us, our choice was based on 'what's still available' hahaha.

Mr D initially booked a Superior room overlooking the mountain, at the rate of RM230 per night. I don't know which part is overlooking the mountain, but see was all I can see from the bedroom window. Next to Bayview is Plaza Langkawi , and there are many stalls nearby selling all sorts of things. Since it is in the middle of the city, we can find all sorts of amenities around, including banks, places to eat, sundry shops etc.

Bayview is an old hotel, but the condition was OK basically. We were surprised with the size of the room. Very spacious, with 2 single beds. Never mind about the single beds, we were here not on honeymoon hahaha. Bathroom is also super spacious, with both bath tub and shower. The only thing I am not comfortable with is the smell. The room smells a bit like it is confined, but it is still acceptable. The air condition is centralised, so the room is always cool.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. We do normally prefer breakfast in the hotel so we don't have to find where to eat for brekkie and lunch. We just have brunch. The breakfast buffet spread was OK, not bad but not too great either. The normal Malaysian, western breakfast combined. I like the way they covered the egg station, such that we don't smell the frying activities and cover ourselves with the smell as well.

Swimming pool is located at 4th floor. Very spacious.

So what's my rating on the hotel? I rate it at 7/10. For its price, it is OK enough.

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