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I want to tell my experience in mermaid and unicorn guesthouse. The guesthouse is isolated so dont trust the pictures cause that beach is far away, so if you want to go somewhere you have to get a cab o rent a motorbike, the beach in front of the hotel is realy ugly, nobody goes there. But the worst thing is the owner, she is a hard drunk alcoholic and very agressive person, in my case, just beacuse i didnt want to have sex with her she tried to overprice me and when i refused and i was leaving she tried to hit me. Thats the truth, and just the truth, if something i said here is a lie, God can comes and punish me. My advice: look for another place.
I received a very warm welcome when I arrived at this guesthouse. Not only is Kiruba a very funny and friendly person, she is also a very good guide of Langkawi. She made my stay on the island very enjoyable!
I went to Kirus Hostel to stay for 2 days, but endedup staying with her and volunteering for 2 weeks. If you want tipps how to get around on the island, what to see or where to eat, just feel free to ask her. She is one of the cutest woman I have met while travelling, she might also join you and introduce you to new people as well. If you consider volnteering, you can also ask her, if she needs help. I loved staying with her!
the rooms have no air con, grubby shared bathrooms, with no hot water, the walls have no paint, the stairs are a hazard along with the electrics, the place is a death trap, along with the locked gate over the front door to keep out a violent ex partner. The breakfast is not worth eating , the fridges are warm and full of gone off food, little notes are left out if you leave a cup in the wrong place, the beach is just mud. The furniture is generally broken in the rooms. Its grim, but cheap, you get what you pay for, it might suit you if you have no money. Washing machine is okay , but no where to dry clothes, one plug in the room, not good if you share, and you cant use the plugs in the communal areas.
The place was alright. It wasn't great but it was alright. it had that rustic feeling to it which was nice. The bathrooms could be cleaner ( The picture shown here is far from the truth) and there was breakfast served, so that was nice but that is where the good review..well the somewhat positive reviews ends because the one thing that ruined our stay was the owner - Kiru's bad attitude. She badmouths about the guests. She behaved very poorly and she is absolutely rude. I have been working in the service line .I have even trained people and let me tell you this woman does not have an ounce of professional etiquette in her. She treats her guests with no respect. At first i thought, she is just a very straightforward person and i even empathized with her , trying to understand that it must be hard for her to run that place and we were very honest and open with her but still she remained very uncivilized. Hey Kiru, If you read this, I want to tell you this, Fix your attitude.Learn how to respect people. Treat your PAYING guest with respect. IT IS NOT HARD AT ALL. As someone who had trained people on customer service, Ill tell you this -your behavior is very bad. One of my criteria for my trainees was seeing how they responded when things went against what they are used to because your real personality is not shown when everything goes your way but it comes out when things do not go your way. Although to be honest , you blew things out of proportion and ugh i could go on from how you yelled at us,implied that we were prostitutes and your complete lack of professional courtesy and from what you have shown me is that you are very unqualified to be a working in the service line due to your deplorable behavior. i have learned things about you and the fact that you could still be so shameless and show attitude to me speaks volumes about you. i could talk about it here but i was raised better and i wouldn't want to embarrass you that way but let me leave you this small piece of advise- fix your attitude and learn these values below. It would enhance your services and you wouldn't come across as being asinine character. Empathy. ... Adaptability. ... Ability to Use Positive Language Self-Control. ... Patience. if you do not know what those values mean, well Google exist..Anyways, I wish you well. =)
I chose to stay here because of the close proximity to the mountains for good jungle hiking. Also nearby are 7 wells falls and the Skycab. Kiru, the owner, is very helpful if you need anything and will revolve the free breakfast around your dietary restrictions -- quite well :). She is a blast to hang out with as well and knows how to get s*** done!
I volunteered at the Mermaid & Unicorn Guesthouse for two weeks and I had a great time. The work was mainly cleaning and wasn't hard to do. Kiruba is an easygoing boss as long as you follow certain rules like adhering to the breakfast times and put the cups the right way on the shelf xD haha... its ok. Besides that, Kiruba is very communicative, she knows a lot about the history, the island & locations, food & plants and she is happy to share. And she is probably also happy to go to Cenang once in a while and party with you :D And she has a lot of connections. She connected me with a Trash-Hero event and with a movie producer who was looking vor extras. I can recommend the hostel for volunteers who want to hava a unique experience and explore the island and for budget travelers as the hostel is cheap and there are also cheap restaurants right next to it.
I am completely amazed by this place. Definitely the best value on the island. Clean, comfortable with a very helpful owner. Transport from the hostel to anywhere on the island is simple. If your in Langkawi, this is the place to go.
I have stayed at the hostel for one week and it has been a great experience the host Kiru is extremely accommodating and has taken me to beaches got me a good price on a scooter and much more, I would recommend for any traveler or travelers looking for a relaxed time wi a great hostel owner, it's located in a local part of town with a delicious restaurant down the road. Great time see you again !
In the name of deano! Fantastic place to stay, good location and great for solo travelers.. but all travelers as well. Looking forward to staying here in the future.. hopefully near future. Safe travels my friend.
Located within a mile (2 km) of Burau Bay, Mermaid & Unicorn Guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Langkawi Beach. This 7-room hostel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like a private beach and free in-room WiFi.
Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.
Guests of Mermaid & Unicorn Guesthouse enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.