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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Cenang Beach 500 m
Underwater World Langkawi 970 m
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls 10.2 km
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi 11.4 km
Langkawi Sky Bridge 11.7 km
Eagle Square 14.2 km
Pulau Payar Marine Park 14.3 km
Langkawi Wildlife Park 18.1 km
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park 20.1 km
Tanjung Rhu Beach 20.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Cenang Supermarket 200 m
Rice Museum 220 m
Cemara Pharmacy 230 m
Laman Padi Langkawi 230 m
Chenang Clinic medical & clinic 240 m
Cenang Muay Thai Gym 320 m
Langkawi Oriental Village 490 m
Cenang Beach 500 m
Pantai Cenang 530 m
Maybank Office 630 m
The Gemalai Village

"Friendly staff, room is clean, simple and delicious breakfast with nice view."

GOH - December 4, 2019
Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Room Only) The Gemalai Village
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The Gemalai Village

Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia - See map
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Close to Cenang Beach
Within 500 m of property

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  • 390 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Langkawi

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.4
Distance to city center16.4 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK)
Distance to airport4.7 km

Rooms available at The Gemalai Village

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9.0
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Gemalai Village?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The bungalow offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Gemalai Village?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Gemalai Village has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for an additional charge.

      Is breakfast offered at The Gemalai Village?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Gemalai Village. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 21 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the bungalow.

      What are my dining options at The Gemalai Village?

      To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

      What is the smoking policy at The Gemalai Village?

      The Gemalai Village does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby The Gemalai Village?

      The Gemalai Village is located in Pantai Cenang, famous for good restaurants such as Spice Market Restaurant, Papadam Ria and Viva Italia.

      What popular shopping places are close to The Gemalai Village?

      Shopping options in The Gemalai Village’s Pantai Cenang neighborhood include Cenang Mall, Langkawi Oriental Village and Your Language Books Corner.

      What are popular attractions near The Gemalai Village?

      The Gemalai Village’s location in the Pantai Cenang neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Underwater World Langkawi, Rice Museum and Laman Padi Langkawi.

      What popular beaches are close to The Gemalai Village?

      The Gemalai Village is located in the Pantai Cenang area, which includes Cenang Beach, Tengah Beach and Pantai Cenang.

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      • 10.0

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Good location about 15 minutes walk to Cenang Beach."

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      • 8.0

        Very good

        "Lovely and peaceful surroundings environment."

        CHIN

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        December 16, 2019

      • 10.0

        Exceptional

        "Very peaceful staying here and enjoy fishing"

        Khairul

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        September 26, 2020

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      Overall rating:

      8.6

      Excellent
      527 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      7.7
      Location
      8.6
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      Pantai Cenang is quite near, only about 5 minutes drive away...
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      More about The Gemalai Village

      If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Langkawi, look no further than The Gemalai Village. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      The facilities and services provided by The Gemalai Village ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

      All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including spa, garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Gemalai Village.

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      15 mentions

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      8 mentions

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      3 mentions

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      9.2

      Exceptional

      "Overall a nice place for retreat and relaxing."

      Ying

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      January 18, 2021

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      Food and dining

      Breakfast options

      Halal

      Restaurants on site

      Gemalai Restaurant
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:Buffet

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      Room comfort and quality9.0
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      Value for money8.4
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      KAH from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      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

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Aida from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in October 2019

      Just excellent!”

      Unique traditional kampung style at rice field with a twist of modern facility. The view is just mesmerizing and peaceful! Convenient location, walking distance to Cenang beach. Staffs: Anuar, Izzudin and the rest of the staffs are warm, friendly & helpful. Tasty breakfast served to our chalet/hut. My kid wanted to have another bowl of cereal, and the receptionist (Izzudin) was kind enough to add without extra charge. Cleanliness: Clean, tidy, satisfactory. Facilities: Perfect for us. Bed is big and comfy. Has air-cond and fan inside the room, but we only used the fan at night because it's cold. After the breakfast, the staff provided us some bamboo rods & fishing tools so we can do some rice field fishing there. We spent hours enjoying this activity and caught many fish. My kid was super excited and happy with this experience. We really love our stay at The Gemalai Village. Definitely would book here should we come to Langkawi again in the future, insha-Allah (God's willing).

      Reviewed November 02, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      NATISYA from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      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

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Elliza from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Dances with Buffaloes”

      I wanted a getaway that was relaxing and yet had convenient access to evening entertainment. Gemalai Village is interesting as a hybrid location - the chalets are built in a sort of living museum dedicated to rice farming called Laman Padi. You have a resident herd of water buffalo lazing in the paddy for your view. Doesn't get more chill than that. Breakfast is brought to your chalet door. So your privacy and lovely green scenery - all there. The chalet has a king-sized bed and built-in bathroom, well-kept, neat and spotless. The staff are friendly if slightly struggling when speaking English, but very helpful nonetheless. Just 12 minutes easy stroll away is the main tourist strip of Pantai Cenang where you can par-tay the entire night if you choose, laze on powdery white sand, get drunk while watching a fire show or go off on island hopping adventures. Doesn't get much better that this!

      Reviewed May 14, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      IZATUL from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Worth a view, value and hospitality.”

      Booked 2 room for 2 night and i love every aspect of Gemalai Village. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast served in front of your doorstep. The room located by the paddyfield and suprising no mosquito disturbing us at night. Not only surrounded by paddyfield, the wooden room being accompanied by cute cats, hens and buffalo. Simply breathtaking kampung stay for my family :)

      Reviewed September 29, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      IZATUL from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      Worth a money, view and hospitality”

      Booked 2 room for 2 night and i love every aspect of Gemalai Village. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast served in front of your doorstep. The room located by the paddyfield and suprising no mosquito disturbing us at night. Not only surrounded by paddyfield, the wooden room being accompanied by cute cats, hens and buffalo. Simply breathtaking kampung stay for my family :)

      Reviewed September 29, 2019

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      7.6
      Very good
      Patrick from Ireland
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

      Great photo opp !”

      The Gemalai Village is more of an experience than a hotel. If you're looking for luxury and a good night's sleep, then this probably isn't the place for you. If you want more of an experience & are happy to forgo the finer things, then The Gemalai Village and its entourage of animals awaits 😁. The complex consists of about 6/8 Thatch Roofed Chalet's about10 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport, Kedah. We got a Grab for MYR 20. There is no public transport on Langkawi. We stayed in Chalet #3 (two storey). This is right beside the main road & the traffic quite noisy. Even at night the motorbike noises tended to wake me up repeatedly. This is really saying something, because I'm quite deaf & could hear the revs throughout the night without my hearing aids. I didn't mind the roosters waking us up early, but traffic is something else. I know the hotel can't do anything about the traffic, but it's just unfortunate. The chalets are situated in what looks to have been at one t

      Reviewed February 25, 2020

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Siti from Malaysia
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Different kind of stay”

      We arrived early than check-in time, and the staff is kind enough to give us the spare key without us having to go to the reception desk, which is quite a distance if you opted to walk. But of course, later that day we went to the reception counter for proper registration. If you are a guest, you can actually arrange for a buggy service from the village to the reception desk in which the area is already closed to Cenang beach. The breakfast meals option is limited, but it will be served at your room so you can enjoy your breakfast with a serene & greenery view of paddy field with buffalos eating the grass. Such a peaceful view, and the great thing is this village is located so close to the very busy & bustling area of Cenang but yet the tranquility and serenity remains. But for light-sleepers, you might be having difficulties to sleep at night due to the sounds & noises from the bugs & the winds if it is raining. The water supply can be a little bit dirty at times, especially when it is raining.

      Reviewed July 05, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Siti from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Unique Stay”

      Rather than staying in common big, fancy hotel - Gemalai Village is definitely unique! Traditional wooden chalet, surrounded with paddy fields PLUS the buffalo, the birds, fresh air. Has no option for breakfast, but the English style breakfast is more than enough.

      Reviewed March 03, 2020

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Leng from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Chalet
      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

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Ying from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Chalet
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2021

      Exceptional”

      Beautiful surroundings close to nature, taken beautiful shots. Beautiful night sky full of stars! Room was big with complete provision of big wardrobe, laundry bag, TV, clean towels, soap and shampoo etc! Nice experience. Big bed. Cool aircond. Room can be quite hot in the afternoon, but cools down quickly in the evening. Pantai Cenang is quite near, only about 5 minutes drive away. Parking is limited, about 4 cars can park at the compound. There was a small nail protruding out of a wooden plank in the room. And fellow traveler's toe was injured due to that. Informed the office and he responded appropriately. Hope this will not happen to the next person who stays in there. Overall a nice place for retreat and relaxing.

      Reviewed January 18, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ilangage from Sri Lanka
      Couple
      Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Room Only)
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

      Unique experience, convenient location”

      Not just a hotel room, excellent staff, convenient location

      Gemalai village is a great hotel for couples. The concept is really nice. It's a place you can come back and relax after a tiring day. The staff is very friendly and supportive. Access to many food options and the beach. Overall awesome stay.

      Reviewed April 09, 2015

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      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

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Amy from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2016

      Amazing amazing!”

      I cannot recommend Gemalai enough. I am lucky enough to have stayed in some pretty spectacular places over the years and I am definitely adding Gemalai to my top ten based on how unique it is. The best part for me was waking up in a padi field to watch the buffalo do their work, the vibrant bright colours of the water, sky and greenery. The staff are wonderful, they really cannot do enough for you. Have a wonderful stay ... I would go back (and I never go back!!) Amy

      Reviewed August 22, 2016

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Shazharn from Malaysia
      Couple
      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

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      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

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ahmad from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Dangau Hut - Single Storey Chalet (Room Only)
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

      Superb location and service”

      Friendly staff, strategic location, reasonable price

      Gemalai Village make my holiday in langkawi become one of wonderful memories to me

      Reviewed October 04, 2015

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Hoang from Vietnam
      Group
      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

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Eve from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

      Place with a lot of character”

      The Gemalai Village has a lot of character! It is very well located, in the middle of nature with buffalos around, and also very close to a touristic street and the beach. I highly recommend!

      Reviewed April 09, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Girish from India
      Couple
      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

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