Hotels In Langkawi Have Dropped Their Prices Up To 70% So Now Is The Best Time To Go

The move by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) aims to encourage more tourists to visit the island amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Cover image via The Malaysian Times & Berjaya Hotels and Resorts

Hotels in Langkawi have taken steps to remedy the shortfall of inbound tourists caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

According to Bernama, the Kedah/Perlis branch of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) is offering 30% to 70% discounts on hotel rooms in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

45 hotels on the duty-free island have agreed to slash their prices down to lure back tourists.

Image via Langkawi Info

The discount will last indefinitely until a date is announced

New Straits Times reported that hotels in Langkawi are severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak as many tourists, especially those from China, have cancelled their trips to the island.

"The discount is offered by three-star hotels and above. People can check their websites or social media to know more about it," said MAH's Perlis/Kedah branch vice president Razmi Rahmat yesterday, 16 February.

"For example, a three-star hotel will have an attractive deal starting [at] RM150 and not more than RM250 per night."

A quick search by SAYS found that a few four-star hotels are indeed priced below RM250 a night

Bayview Hotel Langkawi.

Image via Bayview Hotel Langkawi

Hotel room rates at Bayview Hotel Langkawi are priced as low as RM160 in conjunction with its Super Deal Room promotion and Valentine's Day promotion.

Resorts World Langkawi has also reduced its rates of standard rooms from RM240 to RM190.

Both hotels have a four-star rating.

Resorts World Langkawi.

Image via Hotels Combined

Razmi added that Langkawi is safe to visit, citing recently concluded Le Tour de Langkawi 2020 as an example

The international cycling race took place from 7 to 14 February and hosted national teams from European and Asian countries.

The multi-stage event saw national rider Muhamad Nur Aiman Mohd Zariff become the first Malaysian winner of the 'King of Mountain' red jersey, reported Malay Mail.

Earlier this month, an empty carpark in Genting Highlands prompted netizens to say it is the best time to visit the chilly mountain:

MAH previously predicted that hotels in Malaysia will suffer after China issued a nationwide group travel ban:

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