Hi…I just came back from my 3D2N trip to Langkawi with my GF. This trip was meant to be a relaxing trip and a short getaway from our busy life. On the first night we stayed at ‘Resort World Hotel’. But on 2nd night, my friend suggested we try Tubotel Langkawi. Well, from the photos…it looks pretty interesting. The concept I meant. Tubotel is located 6km from airport, 1.2km from Pantai Cenang.
“Tubotel is the first budget concept hotel of its kind in Asia, in a panoramic paradise, on a tropical island. A genuinely unique experience of no frills packed with tubotonnes of thrills… everyone should try it, even it is way below your budget!”
We booked a sea-view room at the rate of RM180 which inclusive of breakfast for 2.
The check-in procedure was quick because we’ve made the payment through Agoda. These colorful tubes are meant to be bedroom. These are the rooms with sea-view
These are the rooms with garden view. I suppose the rates would be cheaper than sea-view.
Given a key to our Room No. 4, we were lead to our room.
Our neighbors. 😀 😀
Our room at night.
My jaw dropped opened seeing the actual room size. HAHAHAHA! I was like…omg..where should I place my luggage? Totally blank. There’s a small empty space or void under the bed where you can place your luggage.
This tiny room is sufficient for 2 adults. And equipped with 2nos. of power socket, 2nos. mineral water, 2nos of towel, an electric fan.
I was aware about the ‘shared bathroom’ basis, which was my turnoff. But at the same time I wished to have an experience putting up at something different, just like the backpackers.
View from my room.
You can also watch the sunset directly from your room.
Not only sea-view but I’m able to sight flying planes across my room too. Because the airport is just a short distance from here.
A beautiful bloomed morning glory greeted us at the garden.
The dining room, where we had our breakfast on the following day.
You can also choose to dine at the Al Fresco area. Unfortunately it was a wet morning that we got no choice but to dine indoor.
Pick your choice of breakfast from the list above.
Each breakfast set is served with home baked bread with butter & jam, a cup of coffee & a glass of orange juice.
I had Ham & Mushroom Frittata (smoked turkey ham & mushroom) while my GF had 2 fried eggs with roasted tomato & chicken sausage. The breakfast was good as its made to order.
The calm sea after the heavy downpour.
Below are some photoshoot of ourselves before leaving this unique place.
Mattresses are usually laid here…so that travelers could laid back and relax while enjoying a good sea view.
wefie in our room
Each room comes with a different wall painting. And we got a sexy bikini lady. LOL! 😀
- Did not experience bad services
- More suitable for backpackers, light or solo travellers
- Nice sea-view
- Although the room is small…but there are space for you to roam around outside.
- dislike the fact about shared bathroom. haha….
- Wifi is provided for free at the lobby area.
- Wasn’t aware about the Jacuzzi.
Website : www.tubotel.com
10 thoughts on “A unique experience staying at Tubotel Langkawi”
wah, quite a cool place … i had never heard of tubotel before … interesting change from the usual hotels … i like the thought of being close enough to the outdoors and just stepping out right into a view of the beach and beautiful sunset (nice photos)! 🙂
Thanks Sean. This place is still quite new. Established since 2012. Agreed about the ‘interesting change from the usual hotels’. 🙂
ooo i think beside the shared bedroom, it seem quite good for a relaxing holiday.
maggie – yea…at night we sat at the bench listening to sound of waves.
Sure is unique, very interesting. Something like those cubicles in Japan but not so narrow – I would get claustrophobic sleeping in those.
suituapui – haha…indeed unique! Luckily I did not had claustrophobic :-p
Very cozy. Is ok for an experience.
Love it near to the beach and able to view the sunset from the room .
Jenny – Yea…good for an experience. I also like that its so near the beach, you could listen to the waves.
Cool but not suitable for me cause I like spacious room with “nice” setting, haha LOL
Choi Yen – HAHA! I also like spacious room. But this can be a good experience though 🙂