MALAYSIA | MERCURE LANGKAWI PANTAI CENANG HOTEL REVIEW

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It was our third time in Langkawi, and this time we’re bringing our four-year previous toddler with us. Langkawi was the second leg of our month-long Backpacking With A Child 2023 journey. And our first cease right here, Mercure Langkawi—a four-star lodge alongside the island’s well-known Pantai Cenang or Cenang Seaside.


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CHECKING IN


 Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Lobby
MERCURE LANGKAWI’S LOBBY

Straight from a really early morning flight from Penang, we sped on to Mercure Langkawi from the Langkawi Worldwide Airport. It took lower than twenty minutes earlier than the Seize automotive we booked was slowing down on the resort’s driveway.

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Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Swimming Pool
EARLY MORNING SWIM

Because it was nonetheless fairly early, like eight within the morning early, we anticipated that we in all probability must anticipate our room to be out there. Test in time was at nonetheless at three within the afternoon. Not eager to waste time, we requested if we will use the pool whereas ready, to which they rapidly agreed.

SWIMMING POOL & PLAY ROOM


Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Swimming Pool
MERCURE LANGKAWI’S POOL FROM THE RESTAURANT BALCONY

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang has an enormous outside swimming pool centrally positioned on their atrium.

We love the way it has a large part for teenagers as our son loves swimming. The kiddie pool has a depth of about two toes, completely secure for toddlers. We additionally love the open gazebo in addition to it—it’s really the place we briefly parked our baggage and baggage as we swam the morning away. Our son specifically favored the Jamaican cherry or aratilis tree beside the pool, significantly its small candy fruits.

The grownup pool, on the opposite aspect, is about five-foot deep and has an honest size, excellent for my every day swimming laps.

Langkawi Underwater World Malaysia Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Facade
EXPLORING LANGKAWI’S UNDERWATER WORLD BEFORE GOING BACK TO CHECK IN

After having had our fill of morning swimming, we dried off, deposited our baggage with the concierge, walked in the direction of breakfast alongside the close by eating places, earlier than heading off to the Langkawi Underwater World—which is simply inside the resort’s space.

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Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Play Room
KID A, AT THE PLAYROOM

We returned to Mercure Langkawi after our underwater exploration and an fascinating nasi lemak lunch at McDonald’s. Sadly, our room was nonetheless being ready, so we headed off to the resort’s Play Room. As Child A fortunately performed with the toys, I instantly went for the comfortable chair and promptly fell to sleep.

Some minutes earlier than 3PM, I used to be awoken by my spouse, our room was lastly prepared.

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OUR ROOM


Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room
THE PRIVELEGE ROOM, OURS FOR THREE DAYS IN LANGKAWI

We have been billeted on Mercure Langkawi’s Privelege Room for 3 days. It’s really one of many lodging on the floor ground that has direct entry to the swimming pool from the room balcony. Candy.

The room is tastefully adorned in darkish earthy colours splashed with a surprising orange headboard for accent. I really like the compass print on the partitions too.

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Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room
LOVELY READING SPOT & COFFEE NOOK

On one nook of the room was an inviting sofa with a fake rattan weaving paired with an ottoman. A comfy nook for studying, or in our case, socmed-ing, lol.

The espresso nook was additionally a delight for caffeine lovers with its Lavazza BLUE espresso machine and pods. A mini-fridge, excellent for our alcohol stash, was out there just under it.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room Balcony
THE BALCONY HAS DIRECT ACCESS TO THE POOL ~ PHOTO BY BLISSFULGURO

The balcony was the place we spent most of our time in Mercure Langkawi, once we’re not swimming that’s. Nicely, the 2 is considerably linked, actually, because it opens straight to the pool.

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TOILET & BATH


Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room Toilet & Bath
SNAZZY TOILET & BATH

Accessed by a wood sliding door, the room’s bathroom and tub is admittedly spacious. Moreover its placing interiors—the hanging large round mirror in opposition to a blue hexagonal-tiled wall was fairly pretty—I additionally appreciated the separate enclosures for the water closet and bathe.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Privelege Room Toilet & Bath Filtered Water Faucet
AN EARTH-SAVER, FILTERED WATER FAUCET

However the very best a part of their bathroom and tub was their 3M-filtered water faucet. Being an surroundings advocate, I extremely admire how they’re lowering the quantity of plastic water bottles inns devour every day. I hope this turns into a regular for all inns. And, in fact, their tub cleaning soap and shampoo have been additionally refillables from Elemental Herbology.

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IN-HOUSE DINING


Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Lobby Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Room
CAT AT THE LOBBY & OUR EVENING DRINKS

Mercure Langkawi has a full-fledged restaurant on the higher stage of the resort and a bar on the foyer.

Whereas we actually didn’t get to attempt their 99 Islands Lounge and Bar—every friends are given a complimentary drink upon verify in, by the way in which. We principally had our night drinks on our balcony, courtesy of the extraordinarily reasonably priced spirits out there in Langkawi—the entire island is obligation free. Hi there, restricted version Absolut Vodka.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Rice Garden Restaurant Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Rice Garden Restaurant
RICE GARDEN’S SOPHISTICATED INTERIORS

Rice Backyard, their in-house restaurant, was the place now we have our every day complimentary breakfast buffet. They serve a very good mixture of Western and Malaysian dishes on a very nice artwork deco-ish interiors.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Rice Garden Restaurant Baked Mashed Potato Quiche Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Rice Garden Restaurant Desserts
THE BEST MASHED POTATO & RICE GARDEN CAKES

Whereas most of their dishes have been fairly good, probably the most notable one we had was, surprisingly—not our favourite mee goreng noodles—however somewhat, of all issues, their mashed potato. Sure. Mashed potato. Rice Backyard’s buffet baked mashed potato quiche was merely the very best mashed potato we’ve ever had. Bar none.

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang Rice Garden Restaurant Nasi Kandar Daun Pisang
RICE GARDEN’S NASI KANDAR DAUN PISANG AT MERCURE LANGKAWI

Other than their breakfast buffet, we have been additionally invited to attempt their Nasi Kandar Daun Pisang—a standard Malaysian blended rice meal set on a banana leaf. It consists of what looks as if basmati rice, prawns, fish, beef, veggies, boiled egg, crispy kropuk, and a slew of aspect dishes.

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BEST LOCATION


Langkawi Pantai Cenang Hawker Food
HAWKER FOOD NEAR THE RESORT

One of the best a part of staying at Mercure Langkawi is its proximity to every part Pantai Cenang. It’s close to eating places and hawker stalls, grocery shops, and quite a few obligation free retailers. it’s additionally inside placing distance to utilities like self-serve laundry, and vacationer spots like Underwater Langkawi.

Langkawi Pantai Cenang Beach Bubbles Langkawi Pantai Cenang Beach
SPENDING TIME WITH KID A AND BG AT CENANG BEACH

However most significantly, even when it’s not a beachfront resort, it actually is simply throughout Cenang Seaside. That is the place we spent most of our time in Pantai Cenang—from morning train walks, afternoon seaside time, and relaxed night strolls.

~ OUR GRATITUDE TO MERCURE LANGKAWI FOR HOSTING OUR STAY, VIEWS & OPINIONS ALL MINE

Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang ► ROOM RATES
Deal with: 2500 Jalan Pantai Cenang, Kedawang, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact Quantity: (604) 952-5888  
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GPS Coordinates Map: 6.359888, 99.704619


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