Anna Chittenden

Bonton

Langkawi

by: Anna Chittenden

  • Why

    Surprise birthday visit.

  • When

    February 2014

  • Who

    Me & my other half.

Highs + Lows

  • Attention to design detail. The 100 year old individual ‘Malay Kampung’ houses were brought in from different locations around the country and have been painstakingly relocated to the site, taking 3 months to reassemble.

  • The Nam restaurant serves some of the best food on the island, with influences from Malaysia, China, Asia and the West.

  • With eight rooms, the hotel is small enough that you often get the place to yourself.

  • The hotel is quite near the airport, so you do see planes going overhead when by the pool.

  • Bon Ton is also an animal sanctuary, so if you are allergic to cats or dogs this place won’t be suitable. (Although a plus if you are an animal lover).

: 42/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Rustic resort in the style of an antique Malay village.

  • Vibe

    Laid back, authentic Malaysian hotel with heaps of character.

  • Location

    Set back from the main Malaysian beach of Pantai Cenang, ten minutes from the airport. Definitely recommend hiring a car to see the rest of the beautiful island of Langkawi.

  • Rooms

    8

  • Music

    Contemporary ‘chillout’ music to accompany sunset cocktails.

  • Year Opened

    2004

  • Designed By

    Australian owner Narelle McMurtrie.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, pool.

  • Restaurant

    Nam restaurant is a superb mix of Asian and modern cuisine. Casual, but beautifully designed, it looks over the pool and lagoon.

  • Bar

    Yes, it’s part of the restaurant. The Mango daiquiris are addictive.

  • Minibar

    Small mini bar where you’ll also find your breakfast left by the Bon Ton ‘fairies’.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Children are welcome, although it was mainly couples staying while we were visiting.

  • Price

    Slightly expensive for Asia, although the unique experience makes up for it.

In the Area

Don’t miss the local night market, where you can sample the most delicious street food for a few Malaysian Ringgit.

Night market

Lencongan Putra 3, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Don’t miss the local night market, where you can sample the most delicious street food for a few Malaysian Ringgit.

Stunning and almost deserted beach in northern Langkawi.

Datai Bay

datai bay

Stunning and almost deserted beach in northern Langkawi.

At the sister hotel Temple Tree. Housed in a beautiful old colonial building, you will feel like you have been transported back to 1920s Penang.

Straits Club Restaurant

Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi

At the sister hotel Temple Tree. Housed in a beautiful old colonial building, you will feel like you have been transported back to 1920s Penang.

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Bonton

Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047 Langkawi

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