It was around eight in the evening when we landed at Langkawi International Airport and we dashed to the gate where our driver was waiting for us. It was our first time in Langkawi and all we knew was that it was a tax-free island off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. We checked in at Hotel Bahagia, our home for three nights, dropped our bags and went out for dinner. The strategic location of the hotel provided a number of great dining options for us. After a week in Melaka and Kuala Lumpur, I was still yearning for my good old mee goreng.
Hotel Bahagia is strategically located in the heart of Kuah, the capital and largest town in Langkawi. Me and my buddies specifically wanted to stay at downtown for the first four days of the trip to get the vibe of the island.
We had prior booking which made checking in a breeze. Hotel Bahagia offers a wide range of rooms and suites to suit everyone’s needs (check rooms and rates).
Billeted on a Junior Suite, we were welcomed with a spacious room with a king-sized bed, AC, lounge chair, massage chair, flatscreen TV with local and international channels, a bar counter with coffee and tea-making facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer and a wardrobe closet with safe vault.
The private toilet and bath was equipped with hot and cold shower and bathroom amenities.
I easily rested on the massage chair and turned the power on while waiting for my buddies to settle in. It wasn’t as relaxing as a real massage but it actually eased my tired body. I wanted to escape from the intense heat of Malaysia (even at nighttime) and would wanna rest at that instant but my buddies were starving and craving for kopi ais, nasi goreng and mee goreng so we went out and grabbed something to eat on a hawker stall on the street. We capped the night off with cans of beer which is way cheaper here than in the rest of Malaysia.
I dozed off easily that night and was recharged for our next day’s activities.
The complimentary buffet breakfast for all of the guests is a mix of traditional and international brekkie favorites. I would always fill my plate with baked beans, fried noodles and freshly-made breads. Coffee, tea and juices are also available.
WiFi connection is free at the lobby. They also offer tour packages (which we availed of) and car rental which is quite popular on the island as there are no public transportations here. There are also some souvenir shops and convenience stores nearby.
What I love most about Hotel Bahagia, aside from its location, is the friendly staff who always assisted us on our needs and queries.
Hotel Bahagia (book online)
No. 68-78 Persiaran Bunga Raya,
Langkawi Mall, Phase II, Kuah,
07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Contact Number: (+60) 496.988.99