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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Unique hostel. You should stay here when u visit Langkawi. We took lots of pictures in front of our tubotel room. We could enjoy the sunset here, without need to go out from hostel to find another spot. The breakfast they served was delicious too. One tiny problem was mosquitoes and the wifi could not reach our room hahaha.

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1 Thank Viviean W
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Been here for 4 days and 3 nights. Everything was amazing the fact that i was travelling solo. Its only that they dont have an actual bar and restaurant. Other than that the place is simply amazing! Its just a 5 mins scooter drive to Pantai Cenang. Definitely will come back here again

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is a nice and cozy place with clean and comfortable rooms. By comfortable I mean just a place to sleep because every other thing is near impossible, even changing clothes is a bit of challenge. the area has a nice view of the sea specially for the sunset and the staff are mostly very friendly. Also its not... More 

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1 Thank Reza G
Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

thank u for reminding future tubotel guests that we are not a 5 star hotel. the views are better then in most 4 and 5 star hotels, close the entrance to tubotel is currently a construction, where the goverment is building a fishermens jetty and wharf. this will be once completed a great bonus for tubotel. for now we need... More 

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the tubotel for 6 nights and it sure was a test of our resilience. TUBES: The tubes themselves are tiny. As a couple, we found it incredibly difficult to access our rucksacks and when it was raining, there was no way of standing in the tube without getting wet and the whole inside very muddy. As it... More 

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Thank cj922012
Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

hello i am sorry to hear that u had such a bad time. not sure if we met, but my wife recalls looking for u to give u free ride to kuah, as agreed with u to leave at 3pm she waited for u until 3.15 made 2 rounds thru the resort, checked the bathrooms and common areas without being... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

i never expected how wonderful was the view from the hotel.. it was stunning specially when the morning sun peeks at dawn. the staff was friendly and accomodating.. they are well informed about the common questions for first-time traveller like myself. the place was neat and clean. overall thumbs up!! planning to stay there again when i come back for... More 

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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

thank u for your kind words happy travels More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Tubotel is a must-try place to stay. The concept is interesting but the best tube hotel rooms, to be stayed in, are those facing the sea front. I went in a month of rainy season. Lucky for me, it was not raining but cloudy. So, it was just cooling enough, coupled with good sea breeze. The room is known for... More 

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Thank Jonathan O
Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

thank u for your review. we are constantly repairing and improving tubotel, but keep in mind as close to the sea as we are it is a 24/7 job. and during the raining season it makes it a little difficult. we will keep up improving our environment and the next door construction will hopefully be completed soon. happy travels More 

Seremban, Malaysia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It's a nice place, but a little small. Shared bathrooms, so it might not be suitable for couples. The owner greeted me personally in the morning. He had breakfast with me and was sharing his stories, and was a friendly guy. Alex as his name. The scenery in the evening is beautiful, especially with the sofa setup to relax and... More 

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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

thank u for re assuring potential future guests about the room size. it is what it is, a drain pipe hotel,..... some love it,..... some hate it..... we would like to meet everyones expectation, however with the unique hotel concept it is not possible. happy travels and great of u to take the time to give ur feed back. ciao More 

Kota Setar District, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It is an overall lovely environment with great communal space, can enjoy nice breeze in the morning and night when you have nothing to do. However, don't expect more from the surrounding environment, the sea is not great and there is no beach. You will have to go to Cenang beach either by bike or car.

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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

thank u for taking the time to review tubotel. yes correct, no beach, no party, no traffic, no noise, no smelly rubbish pins, no pick pockets, no motorbikes racing, no beach boys trying to sell u water sports, no rubbish lying around, no,,,,,,,,, no....... we are just a quiet place where u can relax, and enjoy with great views. not... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

it was a short holiday, we check in on 12th and check out on 14th Aug (3day2night). What can i say is that, the location is okay just that maybe because they place hidden because of the construction going on beside the hotel. But from the tube that we got (sea view..totally awesome!) , breakfast, the staff (friendly), clean (share... More 

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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

glad u enjoyed ur stay and shared ur experience with the tripadvisor readers. safe travels and hope to see u again. ciao alex More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my not-yet-confirmed gf came here for 3D2N and everything was amazing experience, especially the view so stunning which bring so many memory to us. Staying in this tube hotel just took away our mind from busy city life. The hotel is close to airport (recommend to rent bike or car) and everything just so easy to access.

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Tubotel, Owner at Tubotel, responded to this review

great to hear that tubotel could help to kick start your romance. happy days,...... save travels More 

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Additional Information about Tubotel

Address: Jetty Pelancongan Chenang | Kuala Cenang, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Price Range: $28 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tubotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“don't go during rainy season”
 of 5 bubbles euphorialicexz, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Sea view is a must! you wont regret it!”
  • the view and wind is sooo awesome!
 of 5 bubbles gonnahateyou, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't go to Langkawi! Tioman and the Perhentian Islands are better.”
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