Where to Stay in Kuah

Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Kuah

Located on the southeast corner of the island, Kuah is Langkawi’s capital and the key point of entry into the island via ferry. It’s a small area so you won’t get lost – the area’s not the loveliest quadrant of Langkawi as a good portion of the town’s featureless, atmospheric buildings sits on reclaimed land. However Kuah’s the best place to start off your Langkawi explorations – there’s a smorgasbord of duty-free stores selling cheap chocolate, alcohol and cigarettes and it’s also the best place in Langkawi for Chinese seafood restaurants as well as hawker centres. The island’s only McDonald’s as well as the only banks are here, plus penny pinching holidaymakers will be glad to know that Kuah’s got a healthy range of budget friendly lodgings. Most of the accommodation choices here have views of the city but there are a few that feature views of the beachfront.

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Distancing itself from the pack by leaps and bounds, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is a well established name in Kuah. The property is a typical sprawling Southeast Asian luxury resort with Asian-style architecture with contemporary accents – hotel facilities are extensive and include a state-of-the-art gym, three swimming pools, an on-site spa, a private beach, two tennis and squash courts and a kids’ club. One of our Top 10 Best Langkawi Hotels, this five-star venture never fails to impress – the property features 222 air con rooms with signature amenities as well as internet access, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. The Westin’s secluded location ensures true peace and quiet – one of the closest sightseeing spots is Underwater World which is about a 10-minute drive away. Read More...

Bayview Hotel Langkawi

If you’re looking for a calming place to stay, then the towering white washed Bayview is the place for you. Another addition to the Bayview chain of hotels, this high rise venture has 282 carpeted, air con rooms with full size beds, a central remote control, satellite TV channels and huge en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs. The sedate property’s got a certain frayed around the edges look to it but rooms are well maintained with views of Kuah’s seafront. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, a gym and a karaoke bar. The best thing about Bayview is its location – it’s only a short distance away from the island’s best duty-free stores, hawker centres and Chinese seafood restaurants. Read More...

Citin Langkawi by Compass Hospitality

Kuah’s a popular stopover on the Malaysian backpacker trail so you’re sure to come across many Spartan yet inexpensive hotels. One of Langkawi’s new-kids-on-the-block, Citin Langkawi by Compass Hospitality’s rooms are compact but they’re well equipped with standard hotel amenities including en-suite bathrooms, air con and 21-inch flat screen TVs. Hotel facilities are limited (there’s no pool) but the three-star venture lies in close proximity to the jetty as well as to Kuah’s numerous duty-free stores, Chinese hawker centres and bistros.

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Langkawi Seaview Hotel

Just minutes away from the Kuah jetty (as well as the Jetty Point Mall), Langkawi Seaview is a three-star venture with 143 rooms. Carpeted, air con lodgings boast balconies with views of the Kuah seafront and complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel is only a ten-minute walk away from the town’s variety of duty-free stores as well as Chinese restaurants plus hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and seven well-equipped meeting rooms. Read More...

Hotel Langkasuka Langkawi

Hotel Langkasuka definitely tops the list of Kuah’s best budget hotels. Going after the savvy backpacker crowd, the two-star venture has 168 air con rooms with all the mod cons including wireless internet access and en-suite bathrooms. Though the retro-charming establishment doesn’t have a pool, there’s elevators and wheelchair access plus it’s a gay-friendly venture. The property’s located adjacent to the Langkawi Parade Shopping Megamall, which houses over 40 stores and eight restaurants and a movie theatre. The Kuah city centre is approximately a five-minute walk away putting guests within easy reach of the city’s many duty-free stores. Read More...

Hotel Grand Continental Langkawi

The seven-storey Hotel Grand Continental is a whitewashed, three-star venture with 193 newly-refurbished rooms. Each carpeted, air con lodging unit in this high rise chain establishment features the usual midrange traveller comforts including spacious bathrooms and colour TVs. Hotel facilities include a coffee house, an outdoor pool and a karaoke lounge; the property is an approximate ten-minute drive away from Kuah’s numerous duty free stores. Read More...

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