Kuala Cenang07000Pantai CenangMalaysia
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About Tubotel

The accommodation description lies in the name of one-star Tubotel. Many of the quirky tube and cube-shaped accommodation units have sea or garden views and the beach is a short walk away.

There are 30 dormitory and private air-conditioned rooms at Tubotel. Some rooms feature a king-size bed whilst dormitories include a USB charging port and a personal lockable locker. Bathroom facilities are shared and hairdryers and ironing facilities are available.

Parking and Wi-Fi are free and optional services also include laundry, luggage storage and cycle hire. There are safe facilities at the front desk which is manned at all times.

Breakfast choices, including vegetarian options, are served until late morning. Pizzas are popular later in the day. It is an approximate 200-yard walk to the traditional Malaysian cuisine at Kedai Makan Sedap Eatery.

Underwater World and the rice museum of Laman Padi Langkawi are within two miles of the accommodation. Langkawi International Airport is approximately five miles away.


Kuala Cenang, 07000, Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(12)3294094 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Plenty in store here

There is nothing square about the hostel-type accommodation here. The thing that first strikes guests is how clean the place is, including the bed linen. They make good use of every inch of space and so, unusually in this type of setting, storage space is not a huge problem. If the budget allows, investment in a sea-view room is recommended. Those sunsets are amazing.

Breakfast guarantees a great start to the day

It is a great breakfast here and is agreed by guests to be little short of sensational. That is the view of traveller guests whose opinions are based on experiences worldwide. Strangely, given this particular location, it is the Mexican chorizo con papas, a chorizo and potato dish, that is a constant winner in the popularity stakes.

Exploring made easy

Guests can saunter to the beach and to other nearby attractions. Exploring further afield is easy though and vehicle rental and cab-hire are easily arranged.

Negative Reviews

No change there, then

It is good that there are vending machines so guests can get refreshments whenever they want. It is a pain though that said machines don't deliver change; so it is necessary to have the precise amount ready or pay over the odds. There is a small bar but, of course, it is not always open.

The toothpaste tube effect

Guests comment upon the small, cramped nature of the tube-like accommodation pods. The fact that it is such a tight squeeze makes them feel a bit like toothpaste.

Not remotely appealing

Those seeking a night on the town state that it is an easy 25-minute walk to where the action is. Others feel that, particularly during the rainy season, they feel cut off from the outside world. The setting then feels very wet and remote.