The Gemalai Village
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8.4
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Museum Laman Padi200 m
  • Laman Padi Langkawi370 m
  • Langkawi Oriental Village490 m
  • Pantai Cenang620 m
  • Cenang Mall630 m
  • Maybank Office630 m
  • Old Town White Coffee Restaurant630 m
  • Your Language Books Corner930 m
  • Cenang Beach1.03 km
  • Mc Donald's1.49 km
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    The Gemalai Village

    Laman Padi, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia, 07000 - See map
    "This is a charming, unique place."
    kandace - June 16, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Exceptional comfort
    9.0 room quality and comfort
    • 390 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Langkawi

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Room comfort score
    9.0/10
    Review score - United States
    9.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Location score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Langkawi properties
    Better than
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    %
    of Langkawi properties
    Better than
    96
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    of Langkawi properties
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    95
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    of Langkawi properties
    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center16.4 km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK)
    Distance to airport4.7 km

    Rooms available at The Gemalai Village

    9.0
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Superior Chalet
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
    Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
    Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Room Only)
    Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Room Only)
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Chalet
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    DANGAU ROOM
    DANGAU ROOM
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    TERATAK ROOM
    TERATAK ROOM
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        What people love about The Gemalai Village

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Very nice and awesome view"

          Nor H.

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          January 5, 2019

        • 6.8
          Good
          Location

          "The setting was beautiful and unique, but the location was on a busy road."

          Megan

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          July 15, 2016

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staff is helpful & friendly."

          Nor F.

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          August 11, 2017

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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "A charming and unique traditional place to stay."

        Nermina

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        November 19, 2018

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        8.0
        Very good
        Staff 

        "The room is clean, staffs are friendly and basic facilities..."

        Pang

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        November 20, 2018

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        Cleanliness8.8
        Facilities7.6
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service8.7
        Value for money8.3
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        8-9 Excellent (40)
        7-8 Very Good (61)
        6-7 Good (17)
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kuneswary from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        A tranquil vacation”

        When u wake up u face the the greenery of the paddy field with the buffaloes always eating and ruminating. I truly love this place as it is an escape from the city centre but near to beach and pantai cenang.. truly enjoyed the stay

        Reviewed June 09, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nor from Malaysia
        Group
        Superior Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Worth to stay”

        1. Very nice and awesome view 2. Rooms are comfy, spacious and unique 3. Kampung style; suitable for those who really want to experience different lifestyles 4. Worth for pictures Really recommended to stay.

        Reviewed January 05, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Pang from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Great experience for children”

        The room is clean, staffs are friendly and basic facilities is fine. a bit distance to walk to Cenang street about 10-15 mins, but we are fine with it. My kid is enjoy during the stay. she can enjoy the nature view with the rice field ,buffalo... which she is not seen before... we do enjoy our breakfast in the balcony, such relax...

        Reviewed November 20, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        mei from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Beautiful view of Padi field typical Malay kampung ”

        Absolutely beautiful view of the rice Padi field with water buffaloes roaming in the field . The down side is the power was down for several hours during my first day stay and it was bloody hot 🥵without any notice , I complained but wax told they are fixing the cable problem . Minor issue Tv does not work properly drying the day . Overall it was a great place !!

        Reviewed April 10, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        afiq from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Superior Chalet
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        The stay is nothing but wonderful”

        1) Stay as local 2) Breakfast is great, they serve at your room 3) Try Lunch @ their Restaurant (Laman Padi) 4) Staff is helpful throughout the stay 5) Don't expect swimming pool here when you have the entire beach just 1km walking

        Reviewed February 11, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Ching-Ying from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        Staff friendly:)”

        Staff pretty friendly :) House outside special, inside is big :) Breakfast is okay, could be better :)

        Reviewed June 21, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Leng from Singapore
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

        living in a padi field!”

        wet had a great stay at Gemalai. quaint chalet in a padi field. The estate is conveniently located in the tourist district of pantai cenang but the chalet is far away from the crowd. we had a great stay.

        Reviewed July 28, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Farhana from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

        Comfortable Kampong Stay & Great Choice for the City Family”

        We stayed for 2 nights at the 2-storey Teratuk Hut (the middle hut) and surprisingly the stay was very comfortable. No issues at all with insects, barely see any except for some ants in the bamboo bathroom. No issues with the noise from the road, we slept comfortable and beds and pillows were soft and good. Our kids enjoyed the Kampong atmostphere of seeing the Buffaloes,Chickens,Cat and Birds. Morning view of the pink sky was spectacular with the sound of crickets and roosters. Conveniently located walking distance with food stalls which had aromatic Chicken Rice & Phad Thai noodle, supermarket & clinics. Do arrange for a visit to Laman Padi and get a tour of it especially with young children to try rice planting,grating of coconut,rice pounding etc. Breakfast is simple yet nice, tho it's similar for both days. Go for the 2-storey hut if you have children so they have more space to run around and climbing up and down the stairs. Staff were all helpful too.

        Reviewed March 19, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Juliana from Australia
        Couple
        Superior Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        A great and different experience ”

        We had a great experience in Gemalai. Is totally different and one that really worthy. Is really beautiful to wake up in a rice field, with the breakfast in our balcony. The room is amazing, very clean, great decoration with typical furniture, natural bathroom, good amenities. The staff were great. The location is very good, although it look as you are in a country side, is in reality very close to one of the best streets. A lot of commerce, restaurants, change currency houses, beach and shops. The staff were very kind and helpful. The drawbacks: It is very noisy! It is close to a road very busy even during the night, also the rain and wind shakes the house and the wood floor and looks as something is happening. The reception with credit card and other facilities is a little far, although there is free bikes that make the path easier and fast. But when it is raining doesn't help a lot. The signs should be better, we had difficult to call for a uber there. They couldn't find the place. Also for us was a little difficult when we got there to find the reception. The draw

        Reviewed September 03, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Hoang from Vietnam
        Group
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

        We enjoyed our staying in Gemalai Vilkage”

        The hotel is located in a good location, close to many restaurants and duty free shops so can easily access anywhere; Hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful. The room is very clean and comfortable with a peaceful atmosphere, great for a holiday getaway; Only one limitation is that the hotel is right by the highway so we had to endure many noises, quite annoyed... Overall, we enjoyed our staying in Gemalai Vilkage

        Reviewed February 15, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        NATISYA from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        An Unforgettable 'Kampung-Life' Experience”

        It was our 2yr old's first experience to Langkawi & we wanted him to experience some 'kampung' life even for a day. So I stumbled upon The Gemalai Village on the net and thought this would be perfect. We wazed ourselves there and ended up entering from apparently the back entrance. So we had to look for the reception which was located in the main building. We were given the chalet which was at the front facing the paddy fields. It was very spacious, clean and surprisingly equipped with modern amenities. Waking up in the morning to the wonderful kampung view was priceless and our boy totally enjoyed making friends with the cat and birds and watching the buffaloes from the veranda. Oh did I mention they sent the breakfast over to the chalet? All in all, highly recommended!

        Reviewed January 06, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        KAH from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

        Days in The Gemalai Village: A travel guide like no other”

        My 11th time to Langkawi ever since 20 years ago. Been staying from Datay Bay to Cenang Beach and major parts of Langkawi. Visited the paddy field 'Laman Padi' a couple of times even before the creation of the village. It is this little lovely place that captured my heart and worthy of mentioning, known as now The Gemalai Village. A warm welcome at the reception, with early check-in, Wan introduces our address of the week the "Teratak". A double-storey kampung hut with a lovely verandah and the fascinating story behind the only 6 unique traditional huts of Langkawi. Gemalai, means gentle wind whispers across the vast paddy field on a small village. Could really feel they put a lot of effort and passion in maintaining these 6 inspirational masterpiece, truly a labour of love and work of art. Few villagers are stationed within the village for housekeeping and to provide assistance whenever required. Being friendly and good service at the same time. Great team! Nature has its way to greet us a beautiful morning, a rooster alarm clock, sounds of bird chirping, sights of buffalo working, breakfast is delivered to the verandah and guarded by a humble looking kampung cat and a couple of inquisitive roosters. Though the kampung breakfast may be simple to many non-locals. We find that having breakfast served in traditional 'tudung saji' (woven rattan dish cover) is the only moment of the day we could settle down for a peace, tranquillity and quality of time together on a picturesque paddy field. A worthwhile experience we would never forget. As a matter of choice, when one would like to feel the same experience without having to pay the extra for a simple breakfast. Just borrow a 'tudung saji' from the friendly villager to put in the breakfast, they are more than willing to help out. After the breakfast, it's a cycling day in the kampung that has given us a heart full of joy and fun. Overlooking the paddy field and buffalo is known as 'kerbau' locally. Around late af

        Reviewed November 23, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        maryani from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

        Awesome!”

        View was spectacular, with paddy fields surrounding the area and when its raining the place is awesomely beautiful!!! Supermarket nearby, near to chenang beach, shopping area and nightmarket on thurs. Downside is the chalet is slightly expensive and breakfast is limited but we will come again to this chalet!

        Reviewed September 10, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Diana from Indonesia
        Group
        Superior Chalet
        Stayed 1 night in July 2016

        Cute experience”

        Overall, the experience of staying in Gemalai is good :) You are surrounded by paddy fields but with the comfort of air conditioner & clean bathroom. What can be improved are wifi speed and security (there is only a locked door between you and outsiders - since the hotel is directly connected to outside road). The feeling of having breakfast with green paddy fields and blue sky is amazing :)

        Reviewed August 01, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Girish from India
        Couple
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

        It was awesome!”

        Right in middle of the town is an heaven called Gemalai. It's convenient with everything within walking distance be it the beach, the shops and marts, duty free shops or adventure boutiques. It's different! It's an experience! Just the place itself is worth the value. You can spare the breakfast as you have a lot of options nearby but it is still pretty wholesome with a set menu.

        Reviewed June 26, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        IRENE from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 1 night in February 2016

        great place for relaxation”

        Bed is super comfortable. Quiet and serene surrounding, very relaxed just by sitting outside our room looking over the paddy field. Very near the Pantai Cenang street so you can just take a walk there at night to do some shopping.

        Reviewed February 21, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Nurul from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Superior Chalet
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

        good location, nice view”

        If you are looking for a different experience from your usual life, this is place you may want to consider. This was my second time stayed at this chalet. Previously, I stayed in the single storey hut or they named it as Danau. And the latest one, I stayed in the double storey hut @ teratak. I have a lovely experience stayed here. Yeah, it was a bit noisy since it is near to the main road. but I don't have problem to fall asleep as I was too exhausted exploring Langkawi during the day. But if you are a light sleeper, you might need to take this into consideration. I did not take with the breakfast option as we were in a rush every morning. you also can borrow the bicycle to explore Pantai Cenang or around the Laman Padi itself. The location is good, it is just about 5-10 mins to Cenang Beach. Many restaurants just a walking distance away, also you can try the restaurant at the Laman Padi itself with a view of paddy field. Fastfood restaurant like Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut, Subway just about 1Km away, near the Underwater world and 6D motion.

        Reviewed January 26, 2016
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Shazharn from Malaysia
        Couple
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

        3 star with a 5 star feel”

        Elevated village huts, surrounding paddy fields,

        Book a stay at the elevated huts - breakfast is served daily at the open area below the huts. Stunning scenery just outside each unit - paddy fields with water buffaloes grazing all day long. The hut was beautifully furnished it truly felt like staying at a 5 star resort. A little noisy at times being next to the main road but the scenery and ambiance more than makes up for it. Reception is located at the other end of the paddy field at the Laman Padi entrance near Cenang beach. Short 10 minute stroll to the beach and Cenang shops. Definitely staying here again the next time we're in Langkawi

        Reviewed December 07, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        Thomas from France
        Couple
        Teratak Hut - 2 Storey Chalet (Breakfast)
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

        Very nice stay in a wooden hut”

        Clean, confortable, nice atmosphere

        The room was very clean and confortable. Breakfast on the ground terrasse is very nice, watching buffalos in the rice field. Good choice of food for breakfast. The road nearby is a bit noisy in the morning. Very good experience overall.

        Reviewed December 04, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        Chin from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

        Oppa Kampung Style!”

        The Paddy Fields, The Kampung Feel and The Location

        This was indeed my very first time experiencing a Kampung-style stay/vacation and it was awesome! Loved the setting right smack on a Paddy Field with stilts and chicken running all around plus the buffaloes at the field. Too bad didn't have the time to try the traditional fishing and riding on their complimentary bicycles.

        Reviewed November 24, 2014
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