Unless you’ve really explored Oriental Village you could easily miss this little gem called Geopark Hotel. Tucked at the base of Machinchang (or Mat Cincang to his friends) , the hotel’s Mediterranean style architecture blends in quite well with the surrounding buildings in the village and the general theme creates a casual ‘pension’ type feel that many a traveler will find welcoming.
With only 30 rooms, the hotel retains a homey, comfortable atmosphere and at affordable prices. The small lobby has dark wood furnishings against deep yellow walls and traditional casement windows overlooking the small street and the lake; further adding to the European flare. The lobby’s seating area, flat screen TV and internet certainly encourages guests to kick back and make themselves at home. They also have a rather spacious open-air common area upstairs with an excellent view.
The rooms are simple but roomy, with large beds, desk, WiFi, TV, electric tea-kettle and a mini-fridge. And of the 30 rooms, three are suites (also referred to as family rooms), with extra beds or mattresses available upon request. They also have large windows that open up to the scenic views of the surrounding Geopark and Oriental Village.
If your travelling with kids this is a perfect hotel with its large pool and the proximity of lots of kid friendly activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo and more all within the village grounds. There’s even a resident tiger and elephant! Also with the centre of Oriental Village at your doorstep you have a selection of restaurants and shops (including a fabulous fish spa) and of course you’re in the perfect location to venture up Mat Cincang on the Panorama Cable Car to take in the breathtaking vista of Langkawi and its surrounding islands and famous geological formations.
The convenient Pantai Kok location of Geopark Hotel gives you even more options outside of the village and many within walking distance. Seven Wells Waterfall and the Island Horses stables are nearby as well as Telaga Harbour and even more restaurants and shops. If you care to venture even farther, there are usually plenty of taxis available at the entrance of Oriental Village or the hotel can call for a direct pick up.
To find out more about the Geopark, the Langkawi Geopark Interpretive Centre is located near the entrance to Oriental Village with brochures available as well as informative dioramas explaining the intricacies of the 52nd UNESCO Geopark which calls Langkawi home. You can check room rates and availability HERE
The Geopark Hotel
Oriental Village, Block C, Teluk Burau
Tel: (04) 959 2300
Fax: (04) 959 4200
Standard rooms: 150rm per night
Suites: 350rm per night
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