The best thing about an accommodation is convenience; food, entertainment and landmarks all at your footstep. This gem hotel is cheap, convenient and free parking!
Geopark Hotel Langkawi
You know how Disneyland has a hotel in Disneyland Theme Park? This is almost the same because the hotel is in the middle of the theme park: Oriental Village, the Asian-themed park. There are lots of food, games and animals there.
The hotel is a simple hotel. The services and facilities are not the best, but it is decent for the price. The cable car stop is right outside of the hotel and we wanted to start the day early, so we stayed a night in this hotel.
Getting there is very tricky, especially at night. We lost our way because this hotel is IN THE PARK. You have to make your way through the park to get into the hotel. So, it is quite tricky when the location does not show up on maps. Thankfully we had a car.
You can drive there, and set your location to Langkawi Cable Car. It is free parking, so park outside (at carpark B) and walk in. Everything is dark and closed at night, so it would be great if you can arrive earlier.
Alternatively, take a cab there. The cab driver knows the Langkawi Cable Car or Oriental Village. Alight at carpark B and walk inside.
What to Do There
There are many things to do in the Geopark. You have the cable car ride, langkawi skybridge and tons of games. One of the games was a floating ball, and you get to be inside a large ball and play in the water.
There are also animals there. I saw horses and a huge snake. I almost freaked out very badly. The crocodile adventureland is also nearby. There is also an elephant camp too. However, these animals are not treated with the best care, so go at your own risk. I did not go there.
From RM150 for Superior Rooms and RM300 for Suite Accommodation.
This place is great for families because the activities are suitable for kids. It is also near the cable car and skybridge, the main attraction of the island. If you want to save time on travelling, you can stay here for a night and spend the next day playing there. It is in a great location and the price is very decent.
Things to Note
If you want the same convenience, but want to splurge a little more, you have Bella Vista Express Hotel just beside it. For the fanciest option, The Datai Langkawi hotel is the most expensive hotel in Langkawi and it is not too far away.