Open since 1993 and renovated in June 2006, the Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort and Spa is on 70 hectares of land. An advantage but also a disadvantage: everything quickly becomes too far. For example, if you decide to go to the reception when you come back from the beach, you will have quite a bit of uphill walking to get there...not to mention the path then to return to your room
Located to the West of the Island of Langkawi, the Berjaya Langkawi is located along the Burau Bay beach, only twenty minutes from the airport which is located to the Southwest. The capital Kuah is opposite the hotel, on the East of the Island. It takes 28 miles to get there, or a good half-hour drive.
The hotel shares its beach with its neighbour the Mutiara Burau Bay. The location is thus quiet, outside the engines of water sports that are running all day long.
The Berjaya's 502 rooms are distributed over all of the hotel's land. Hidden in the forest or on the waterfront, the lodgings are all built in the same way, in the form of chalets and on stilts. The latter are simply concrete poles, with no aesthetic value. The interior decoration is rather chaotic. The English style does not at all go with the rest of the hotel. No harmony comes out of it. The upper rooms have a forest view, the deluxe rooms a sea view. The balconies are not very big and remain poorly insulated from the other rooms. The room's equipment makes up for this: television, air conditioning, full mini-bar with coffee and tea kit, direct line for international calling and hair dryer. However, you have to go to the front desk to use a safe. In addition, room service is available only from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The bathroom is not very big but it does have a bathtub and welcome products.
Nestled between the sea and the mountain, the Berjaya is in a nice spot. However, it has not made the most of this advantage. Upon arrival, you would enjoy seeing an exotic location, but you will eventually discover the wooden chalets on stilts. The idea is not bad but there is no charm. Furthermore, unless you are right next to the reception desk, it is impossible to get to your room (without walking for a while) without having to wait for the community shuttle that seems to come when it feels like it. So we advise you not to forget anything in your room when you leave in the morning ! Upon our arrival, we discovered a huge lobby adorned with a large fountain in the middle of it. You then have to go down a good number of steps to get to the hotel's only swimming pool. Surrounded by plants and rocks, it has a large waterfall and an overflow pool. Deckchairs and sunshades are available by the water. A bar is also built in the water. The rock music that it plays made the area rather noisy. Finally, the hotel has a large spa, the Ayura Spa, offering various types of quite traditional treatments.
Five restaurants are available to clients where they can eat various cuisines. The Dayang Cafe mixes local and international cuisine in a buffet. It is open 24 h a day. All the other restaurants offer a la carte meals. The Oriental Pearl is a Chinese restaurant open for dinner. The Beach Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. It offers an international cuisine with Indian influences. As its name leads one to believe, the Mizumi Restaurant serves Japanese cuisine, also for lunch and dinner. Finally, the Pahn-Thai Restaurant, built on piers above the sea, offer authentic Thai cuisine, but only for dinner.
The Berjaya's beach is a rather quiet place since it cannot be accessed by any other path. The hotel's only neighbour is the Mutiara Burau Bay. The water is quite clear and the sand soft. On the other hand, the plastic dock built for water sports spoils the landscape a bit. In addition, the jet skis that run all day long are rather noisy. The difference in height is not big but it still makes it possible to swim.
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