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“More than good enough when in a pinch that's for sure.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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AST Hotel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Alor Setar
Ampang, Selangor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More than good enough when in a pinch that's for sure.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Came here out of sheer desperation honestly. Did a short run up to the north side Alor Star, Kedah from Ampang, Selangor (suburb of Kuala Lumpur) as that's where mum's hometown is and it's been quite awhile since she saw her eldest sister. Drove both her, dad along with wife and 2 below 5 years old nieces, at that time thinking that I've secured a (different) place through booking.com's app. Cut the story short that hotel dubiously "lost" my reservation and coolly asked me to just drive over anyways and try to make the 2pm check in time. By which point I was disgusted enough and told the missus to get busy on her handy when we were already just an hour away. Thankfully AST weren't that busy that day and the wife liked how the person in charge handled the phone call enough so the coin flipped as they say.

FREE and AMPLE enough parking space I'll start with that and always a huge plus. They got this semi squared basement side and back topped off by the front side's good for 5 cars' spots. During check-in manager in charge was kind enough (Miss I forgot your name so do let me know in your reply :)) to lead and gave my wife a brief lookover of the rooms before we paid up. Believe me this is an absolute rarity for most hotels in its segment and on our end it was much appreciated.

We got us 2 standard double rooms for a rate that I wouldn't haggle at all given the condition of the rooms yes it's that good. Clean, everything working in order and doesn't scream bargain bin cheap. 2 nights done and no complaints.

Hoping that they'll add another branch closer or in central Alor Star town but hey maybe that's for another review in the future. Will come back when we need to do this trip again somedays.

Room Tip: Whatever you do AVOID from getting any room on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

New, clean, modern-design, cozy, reasonably priced, convenient (with snacks and drinks sold at the lobby, multi-language news papers, water dispensers). This hotel exceeded my expectation, and it was cheaper and much more valued for money if compared to other budget hotels such as Tune Hotels!

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  • Stayed December 2015, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The room is nice and quite big for budget hotel as there is a place for us to solah.
The king size bed can fit in for 4 people if you are not too big. hihi. We are surely will comeback if they fix the smelly things inside the toilet. Not sure where the smell comes from, but it quite frustrating for us. Cannot take a shower too long because of the smell.

The guest can use the iron outside the room as well. Hair-dryer provided.

Overall was okay, as the parking area is near and the hotel located near to the city as well. Wi-fi : excellent. The room is very clean. Without the smell, the room will be superbb

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  • Stayed October 2015, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night. What attracted me to stay here is that it is new. The price is reasonable and the room is very basic, with 2 towels, 1 bath mat, 1 soap dispenser, 2 pillows and 2 packets of instant white coffee. You will need to get the hot and cold water from the dispenser down the hall. There is also a common ironing area along the corridor. Bed are comfy but felt a little springy. Overall sleep quality is good and aircond is wonderful! Hot water system is good too! The only downside, apart from the very basic amenities, is that the sound proofing of the room is not so good. I can hear ppl talking clearly at the corridor.
If u are looking for a budget place to put up with for the night, this is one of the best bet.

Stayed February 2015, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Very new hotel as built Oct 2014. If you are on budget, AST Hotel can be on the list.

Hotel total of 3 floors, no lift so for old people with weak legs request to stay at ground floor. Room is comfortable with basic needs, bath towel and complimentary drinking bottles. You can refill water from the water cooler, hot water is also available. There is shared iron board. WIFI is free!!! In room as well. The wall is kind of thin but lucky there is no kid so no problem on noise. Staffs are friendly.

Nearby hotel there is no 7-11 but hotel do sell some drinks, snacks and instant noodles, coffee and milo. But hotel is near to Alor Setar Mall, 10mins walk.

  • Stayed December 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about AST Hotel

Property: AST Hotel
Address: 182, Taman Perindustrian Tandop Baru, Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar 05400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Kota Setar District > Alor Setar
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Alor Setar
Price range (per night): RM76 - RM129
Hotel Class:2.5 star — AST Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the lovely area of Alor Setar City Center, AST Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, business, restaurants hub of Alor Setar. The hotel lies 6.5 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At AST Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, fax machine, photocopying, printer, taxi service. AST Hotel is home to 49 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access - wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, television LCD/plasma screen. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Alor Setar, the AST Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. ... more   less 
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