Accommodation is usually the most expensive part of any vacation. If given a choice, I think everyone will choose to stay at a luxurious hotel or resort over hostel and budget inns. But lets get realistic, hard-earned real money is involved and we spend most of the day visiting the attractions and by the time you retire to your accommodation, you actually don’t have much time to utilize the fancy facilities. Of course there are exceptions like when you are on a honeymoon or something where you just want hang around in the hotel itself.
We have realized long time ago that it is unnecessary to splurge on accommodation. Essentially, what we really need is a clean place with strong hot shower to rest for the day. Things like cable TV, pools, buffet breakfast, room service, mini-bar and etc are just extras.
So when we went to Langkawi we stayed spent two nights at The Box Chalet, one of the highest rated property at Agoda. For slightly less than RM100/night for two, overall it was a pleasant and value stay – I will say that it was a better experience compared to CD Lodge.
The queen sized bed is actually an attachment of two single beds.
The room has air-conditioning and a small fridge. A large bottle of drinking water is replenished free of charge on a daily basis.
Toilet is clean, in fact cleaner than some so-called 5 star resorts I have stayed in before. The shower is equipped with a heater and water pressure is strong and enjoyable. Soft towels with good absorbance are provided as well, not like those thin and cheap quality ones you get in budget motels.
Communal eating area, breakfast is chargeable at RM5/pax.
Next to the eating area is a small book corner.
Plastic lazy chairs outside each room. There is a simple garden at the center of the chalet that separates the room across. Location wise The Box Chalet is somewhere between the airport and Pantai Cenang area, only a ten minutes drive max to the latter. The surrounding area is primarily kampung-ish so it is very quiet. The downside is that there are not many shops around but there is a petrol station at the village’s exit.
The Box Chalet
No.1 Lot 1107
Jalan Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup
Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi