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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- AST Hotel Alor Setar, Malaysia - Kedah