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Meritus Pelangi

Bistol, UK
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Meritus Pelangi

Hi all,

I am extremely excited to be going on my honeymoon in June to Langkawi. Origionally I was going to book Penang, but Langkawi seems a lot nicer. I have looked at a few hotels, and the Meritus Pelangi seems a good choice.

I am posting to see whether you guys, the experts, agree with this or whether there ae issues I do not know about in this hotel.

I also wondereed whether it is easy to book excursions and activities from the hotel around Langkawi as we will be there for 9 days.

Any helpful comments would be very much appreciated.

thank you

Bill

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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi
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1. Re: Meritus Pelangi

Dear Bill,

good decision, Langkawi is the perfect island for honeymooners! Although I am really fond of the Pelangi and recommend it many times, I would prefer Casa del Mar for my honeymoon.

Re: booking tours:

I had written a topic here in the forum about how to book tours and I really recommend to book the tours in advance, online, via email or by phone. Some hotels ONLY promote their own tours and exclude tour operators that don’t pay enough commission. Secondly, it happened to me a few days back that some guests asked a concierge to make a booking with me, they came across me through a recommendation, and the concierge ONLY made ONE phone call and charged me the full commission. I think this is very unfair.

Additionally I think it is a good idea for yourself to plan at least parts of your holiday in advance to avoid that tours are overbooked.

Hope this makes sense to you!

Have a great time, Bill.

Eva

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2. Re: Meritus Pelangi

Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.

I am surprised that tours get fully booked frequently, do they only occur once a week or so?

Will look at booking them in next couple of weeks

Bill

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3. Re: Meritus Pelangi

Dear Bill,

it can indeed happen that a tour is fully booked or blocked due to a private group. It doesn't happen very often and in June most likely not but as mentioned before, if you can make your arrangements online it is better to do so.

Have fun in Langkawi!

Eva

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