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The Datai Langkawi

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Berkeley CA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've had the good fortune to stay at some very luxurious hotels around the world, but even among those, I feel the Datai stands out. What makes it so special is the combination of the amazing natural setting, the beautiful rooms and public areas, the very good (though not perfect) and friendly service, and the very good food. Setting: This...

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Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just had a very enjoyable stay at the Datai. Firstly the great things... Service is excellent. All the staff are very friendly and generally very efficient. The Rainforest surroundings makes a stay much more than an average Beach holiday. Watching the monkeys whilst lying by the pool is something special and the informative nature walks enhance the experience....

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Datai is truly special in every way. We stayed at the Beach Villa which comes with your own private butler. The Mimi bar is included and we also had high tea served daily which includes some yummy treats and snacks. The grounds are spectacular and we enjoyed the nature walks. We did both the evening and morning walks. Our...

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Stone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually stayed at the Andaman Hotel nearby but booked a table in the Thai restaurant at the Datai one evening. It was a great experience and the service and food was excellent. I would recommend this Hotel and restaurant.

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear MikeChris993, Thank you for coming to our resort for dinner at The Pavilion during you stay in Langkawi and I am pleased to hear that you had a great dinner experience. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Langkawi. Sincerely, Arnaud Girodon

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family of three are currently on Day 5 of our holiday at The Datai and have been able to visit each of the four resort restaurants. Tonight we returned to our favourite, The Gulai House, and had another memorable evening made even more special by the welcome and exceptional service from Subra the Restaurant Manager. Nothing is too much...

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Flowerylad, It is a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and thank you for writing this review while still at the resort. I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying your stay in this beautiful rainforest as well as your dinner at The Gulai House and delighted that Subra took good care of you....

Beaumont Hills
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our stay at The Datai was spectacular! Right from the moment we were met at the airport, we felt welcomed and at 'home'! The staff are extremely attentive and helpful. Their gallery pictures are all a true representation of what to expect. Our Rainforest Villa was beautiful, with fresh fruit left daily. The Spa is a truly amazing and unique...

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear 834taniac, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed your rainforest experience as well as the spa experience. I will pass your comments back to Nadia and the team and they...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room on arrival was very damp. The ceiling was dripping, the floor was wet with condensation and the material wall coverings were mouldy and it smelt unhealthy.The bedding was very damp. After waiting a considerable time another room was presented and this had the same problem to a lesser extent. We waited another hour before another room was prepared. We...

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Marion230, Thank you for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your resort of choice during your recent vacation in Langkawi. I would also like to apologise for the experience you had encountered upon arrival and with the rooms. We are experiencing a high level of humidity, factor which was not as bad in the past hence why we advise our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came here after a few hectic days in Hong Kong. We had a Jungle Villa about 10 minutes from the main hotel. Spacious bedroom with daybed, work desk , plenty of storage and a wonderful huge bathroom with everything you could want. Outside veranda where the monkeys came to visit in the hope of getting into your room and...

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy S, It is truly gratifying to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home. I am very happy to read through your fantastic review about our resort and all the services you have experienced...

netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite unseasonal heavy rains for multiple days we loved staying at The Datai: lovely room with large balcony in the canopies (where the monkeys were playing around with an occasional visit of our balcony). And there was so much more: the variety of fabulous restaurants, of beach and jungle scenery... The beautiful secluded and clean beach, attentive service,... Well, we...

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear adriana61, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest and dining experience at The Datai Langkawi despite the several days of rain. I will pass your comments...

Hartford Cheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning after 18 years I am glad to report the Datai is better than I remembered it last time.We stated in a couple of Jungle villas that had an adjoining deck. The rooms were excellent. The way they have managed to blend the hotel into the jungle is superb. The wildlife is something to behold, the restaurants are top class....

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Mike S, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. We do look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments and we also hope it will not be 18 years as well before...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It's 54 rooms, 40 villas, 16 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavours and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Datai Langkawi

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Datai
Price Range: ₹ 26,217 - ₹ 1,22,960 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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“Rooms in the main hotel building were very attractive. Jungle rooms very spacious. Beach view are very luxurious with private pools.”
 of 5 bubbles DorothyS452, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach villa all the way”
  • A little gift from the Datai
 of 5 bubbles mrsnatwilliams, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you like beach -- live closer to it!”
 of 5 bubbles SannaS482, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on Level 1 are the highest and have the better views, but these are still primarily of the jungle or the pool”
 of 5 bubbles MRC008, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The beach villa would have their own private section of the beach and private access to breakfast at the beach club.”
 of 5 bubbles marcusn707, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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