After watching this multi-colored building sit empty for several years just begging for visitors, it was quite exciting to see a brand new sign announcing
the birth of the Kuala Melaka Inn. Having an appreciation for ‘recycled’ buildings I went for a visit to see what they had created. Meeting the enthusiastic management team, it was easy to see how their vision and drive had helped make this happen.
The Kuala Melaka Inn is a new an unique concept for a small budget hotel in Langkawi. The hotel is in a renovated office building on the Melaka River. It reminds me of similar hotels in Los Angeles and New York where they are considered very avant -garde.
The industrial feel of the building may not appeal to everyone but it is ingenious and comfortable with a sundry shop and café on the premises. There is also a juice bar adjacent to the Puteri Wellness Spa, which overlooks the rice fields and Melaka River.
The rooms are clean and simple and extremely spacious, all with air conditioning and many with beautiful views of the surrounding Langkawi greenery, the Melaka River and the Andaman Sea.
The Kuala Melaka Inn is within a pleasant walk along the river to Padang Matsirat. Or just down the main road is the Rebak Ferry terminal , LBC Restaurant, fabulous De’fruit Center and Kuala Teriang. Lots to see between these areas, from a large Padi Field and abundant nature to the Kuala Muda fishing village
Padang Matsirat has a large wet market, grocery stores, a night market on Sundays, shopping and the historic ‘Field of Burnt Rice’. In Kuala Teriang and Kuala Muda you have a choice of Western, Thai, Chinese and Malay Restaurants as well as easy access to bicycle, scooter and car rentals.
The staff will be able to assist you with any arraignments you may need or questions you might have about the area. Or arrange transportation to slightly ‘further down the road’ locations, such as Pantai Cenang or Pantai Kok.
For the traveler on a budget that wants a spacious accommodation at a very reasonable price with easy access to the surrounding area this is a great choice. You can find them on Facebook too!
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