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Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa

Lot 1947 A Jalan Pantai Cenang Kampung Gelam, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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Welcome to Kunang-Kunang Heritage Villas, Kunang-Kunang (Malay for fireflies) is a collection of 20 individual uniquely vintage wooden Malay houses. The houses were collected from the different states in Malaysia with the oldest house being over 200 years old whilst the youngest is just over a century old. At Kunang Kunang we offer the warmth of the Malay culture with the service of an intimate boutique resort with an all-day dining restaurant with buffet styled breakfast. Most of our Villas have an open concept bathroom allowing our guests to always be able to enjoy the tropical sun in the privacy of their own villas. The design of our resort seamlessly incorporates the old with the new, built within the surrounding natural beauty is as our French designed floating pool placed in a lake is the first of its kind in Malaysia. Kunang-Kunang invites you here in appreciation of what was and is the Malay cultural heritage living.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
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Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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English, Malay
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Wendy W wrote a review Mar 2024
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Just wow! 3 nights relaxing here was welcomed after traveling Asia for 3 weeks. The lily pond around the pool was pure beauty and we loved everything about the heritage lodge. We watched the birds and just chilled here all day. We had food from the day bar and it was hot and tasty.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This place was pure bliss. We didn’t notice it had a spa too! Little dim in the room lighting wise
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blond-traveller99 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom148 contributions16 helpful votes
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We will absolutely loved this place. The staff are wonderful, the villas are , spacious and comfortable. I loved the bathroom and shower area . Bed and pillows are really comfortable and very clean.. I have to mention the pool area it is simply stunning, i have never swam in anything like it. Surrounded by natural beauty, it is very easy to get a grab anywhere on the island. We stayed here 3 nights, but wish It was longer i am already missing this beautiful place and staff and hope to return. Thank you to all the staff , from the lovely man on front desk, to all the Kitchen staff, and lovely young girl behind the bar area , not forgetting the gardeners and cleaning staff. Everyone worked so hard . They have just opened a spa and wished we could’ve stayed longer to use its facilities. Do not hesitate to book this place. You will love it too.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only 10 minutes from the airport by taxi, but not too noisy
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Fauziah S wrote a review Oct 2023
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I love the ambience of the hotel. It makes me fell clam and brings back a nostalgic memories of my childhood. I aporeciate each aspect of the hitels's structure and decoration. However I suggest you come with a group of friends or families, as there isn't much to do there.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Wake-up early in the morning, so you will not miss the sun rise.
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stefaniecst wrote a review Jul 2023
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia3928 contributions269 helpful votes
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We check-in late due to missed our flight. Stayed in Rayong as it has 1 king size bed and a single bed for our daughter. The decorations of the villas are good but it’s not found in waze. Located very near to airport and everyday you can hear the sound of the airplane even at almost 7am. If you are light sleeper like myself you would need an ear plug. Rayong toilet and bathtub are located inside the villa itself. So if you’re having a stomachache, your partner will definitely hear you. Facilities wise, no TV unlike our previous villa has cable TV. Aircond and fan wise are sufficient and some lighting has no suis to it. Not something I would go back too but the villa are still acceptable
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chanice L wrote a review Jun 2023
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Surrounding by nature, suitable for those who has been visiting too many commercial kind of hotel! The hygiene is good, room is nice! Very vintage! Love their bathroom the most! Very chilling here especially during the day time with sun light!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Paul H wrote a review Apr 2023
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We booked Kunang Kunang Heritage Villas for the experience of staying in an old traditional Malaysian home and we loved it. The villas have loads of character and everything in the villas and around them has been carefully selected to be old and in keeping with the period which all adds to the experience. The large old Malaysian house used as the reception area is particularly authentic and wonderful. The villas are quite out of the way but don't worry it is ridiculously quick and easy to get a taxi with the grab app and so cheap. To Pantai Cenang beach or the airport about £1.80. Panorama cable car about £3.60 and Tanjung Rhu beach (also where mangrove tours are) £5.30. All of the staff were friendly and made us feel at home in this chilled out place. We would certainly recommend spending a few nights at Kunang Kunang located out in the villages next to a large lake rather than in a modern hotel in the busy Cenang beach area. If you are travelling around experiencing different places and hotels this is definitely one to add to your itinerary. Enjoy it we certainly did!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Make sure you download the grab app and then you don't need to worry about the location you can...
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Toby M wrote a review Feb 2023
Sarlat-la-Canéda, France3 contributions
The warmest welcome, excellent facilities (a floating swimming pool?!) and stunning, perfectly refurbished historic villas on stilts all set amongst beautiful, lushly planted gardens. So sad to leave this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Estelle O wrote a review Jan 2023
Hollviken, Sweden7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had initially booked 5 days at another hotel (Royale Chenang) but were not happy there and moved to this place our last couple of days at Langkawi. It is just a magical place, with beautiful and very old Malaysian wooden villas. Our kids of 6 & 8 loved the floating pool, the breakfast (us grown ups as well), and we all loved the friendly staff and the absolutely lovely buildings & surroundings. It is close to the airport, but it does not disturb as it doesn’t land that many planes per day. You do need a car to live here ( or order in food through Grab when the restaurant is closed) but it is totally worth it. My warmest recommendations if you like genuine & beautiful local culture combined with calmness.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free parking
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WillowsInOz wrote a review Dec 2022
Singapore, Singapore386 contributions82 helpful votes
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This is a lovely setting of genuine heritage villas, but let's address the obvious issue - the noise. Yes, you can hear the planes, both jet and prop, but they don't come in and out too often (not after 11pm or before 7am by recollection). We stayed in Temonyong (#13), and that row of 4 villas does have a small road running behind it, and there were a couple of noisy motorbikes late at night. You can also hear prayers from a nearby mosque early in the morning. And, if you have noisy neighbours (it's 'family friendly'), there's not a lot to stop that noise travelling either. Location-wise, we had a number of cancelled Grabs as it is positioned along narrow roads, so book with time to spare! The place itself is lovely though!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It's between 10 and 15 mins car ride to the airport.
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nah1108 wrote a review Dec 2022
22 contributions25 helpful votes
From the moment we checked in we were really looked after. The place was clean and the staff really attentive. It is set in a beautiful natural environment so expect wildlife noise. It is fairly close to a couple of mosques and the airport but I can honestly say the noise from both did not bother us (I am a very light sleeper). The pool area was lovely and the food was some of the best we had on the island. Although it is slightly out of the resort it is easy to get about using the grab app or scooter. Kunang kunang is the best place we stayed in Malaysia. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RM 440 - RM 603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaKedahLangkawi DistrictLangkawi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Nearby attractions include Morac Adventure Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Cabana, Cili Kampung, and Spice Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa have airport transportation?
Yes, Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Selva's Untold Stories (4.4 km) and Beras Terbakar (field Of Burnt Rice) (3.8 km).