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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We are so pleased to have found this gem, which easily became the highlight of our travels this year. The villa, the location, the service, the view... all complete perfection!

We were originally booked in to stay in one of the studio apartments in the sister property across the road, but decided we wanted to have a private villa with a pool instead, so upgraded to the pool villas on arrival.

Firstly, the service at both properties was impeccable. Every person we spoke with was warm, courteous and incredibly attentive. This is likely down to the management staff who were all a delight to deal with from when we arrived until the day we left. In particular, Evelyn, the site manager for the Pool Villas was amazing and made our stay that much more enjoyable with her thoughtfulness and happy, friendly disposition.

The villa itself was gorgeous. Self-contained, spacious, well laid out, everything you could imagine needing was there and all set in delightful, relaxing surroundings with a fabulous view of the sea - even when it wasn't meant to be a sea view room. We had a tree that attracted lots of monkeys and hornbills everyday, who would just come and hang around while we sunbathed or swam. The pool was a good size and so refreshing in the heat.

There was a little outdoor kitchen and table that had all you would need, including a microwave. The 'minibar' was stocked with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks that are free the first time, then you pay if they've been restocked and you have them again.

The restaurant was amazing and had a gorgeous sunset view out over the sea, happy hour drinks and really delicious food - and lots of choices for vegetarians. Breakfast was included and amazing - and luckily for us went until noon! And the wildlife is in abundance all around the property. We got to see some dusky leaf monkeys from the restaurant patio one evening while enjoying our happy hour drinks and watching the enchanting sunset.

There is honestly not one bad thing I can say about this place. It's not your average hotel as it's all private villas set out on a hill among the trees. It's well located with drivers who will take you into town (a couple of mins drive) and come to pick you up when you're ready to return all for free. The villas are incredible. And the service impeccable.

You need to stay here if you visit Langkawi. It will undoubtedly be the highlight of your entire trip!

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Amran_AA, Owner at Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your superb and wonderful review of Ambong Pool Villas.

We are a small family owned resort with an amazing team of staff. Many of our staff have been involved in the Ambong Pool Villas project from the very start, having run our sister resort Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat for the past 6 years, we have built somewhat of a reputation for personalised hospitality and we have indeed gone to great lengths to replicate the Ambong-Ambong experience at our new Pool Villas.

We built only 9 private pool villas, each one designed with respect to the natural contours of the ridge and tropical surroundings, trees larger than 8" in diameter were left untouched and had the buildings modified to accommodate them.
Each villa, some facing the sun rise and others facing the setting sun offers a difference ambience and experience, some with expansive vistas of the sea and islands while some offer a close up experience of the wildlife in the middle of the rainforest.

From all of us here at the Ambong family, thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, it was absolutely our pleasure to host you here and we hope you will return and visit us soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Superb accommodation. Complete seclusion. Friendly helpful staff. Attentive, personalised service.
Just up from the beach with amazing views. It would be a 30mins walk to the beach if it were not for the preprogrammed mobile they give you on arrival. Call at anytime and they drop off and pick up. This also works to order food/drinks or for any other questions. Works superbly.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Amran_AA, Owner at Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of Ambong Pool Villas, we are delighted that you had a memorable stay with us.

We built only 9 villas as we wanted to create an environment so we can offer the most attentive and personal service to our guests, with the mobile phone you are always just one phone call away from all your needs, whether it be a ride down to the beach or to the nearby restaurants, our fantastic staff are always ready to assist you.

From all of us here at the Ambong family, thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, it was absolutely our pleasure to host you here and we hope you will find the time to visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

My Husband and I stayed here for 10 nights and it was absolute bliss, I’m so glad I found it. We’re not fans of big resorts so this was perfect for us, lovely and intimate but close to lots of facilities in the local area. The fact that each villa has its own pool and privacy is fantastic and just what we needed to unwind. The villas themselves are beautiful and spacious and kept very clean, with lots of outside space to sit or lounge around your pool. Because the villas are built into the forest and surrounded by trees the nature really is all around you. We lost count of the number of pictures we took of monkeys, hornbills and other colourful birds – who needs an excursion when you can see all of this from your own pool. The idea of being given a phone to call reception, room service or the personal driver that will take you anywhere in the local area is great and very handy indeed for when we walked down into town but didn’t want to walk back! We originally stayed in villa number 8, which is the biggest but we changed to villa 4 because it gets more sun and, with 10 days there, we knew we would want to do a bit of sunbathing. We only mentioned this in passing but as soon as we did the staff couldn’t do enough to help us switch. (Hint: the website details each villa being sunrise or sunset plus how much sun each gets so have a look at that if you want to put in a request to cater for your stay). There’s a really lovely restaurant and bar at the site, but as mentioned they offer a driver service that will take you anywhere in the local area, which has a vast number of restaurants available.

Whilst the resort and the villas are very beautiful, what also makes this place stand out is the service from the staff. Every single one of them was wonderfully friendly and couldn’t do enough to help if you needed it. Even if we went out locally for dinner we nearly always came back to the bar for a nightcap (or several!) Meera was always there with a smile and even made us some of her favourite cocktails one day, which were lovely. Lee who did a lot of our driving around also deserves a mention – I’m so sorry I cannot name check everyone because you were all fantastic. A special mention though must go to Evelyn, who looked after us from the moment we arrived. Her attention to customer service is fantastic and she really is a credit to Ambong Ambong, we felt like we had made a friend by the time we had left (thank you for all of the lovely chats Evelyn).
We would definitely love to come back here, if it was up to me I would never have left.

Room Tip: Odd numbered rooms get the sunrise, even numbered rooms get the sunset
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Amran_AA, Owner at Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your brilliant review of Ambong Pool Villas, you have perfectly summed up what we have strived to achieve.

When we were building the villas, we went to great lengths to ensure the protection of the natural environment. Minimal earth works were carried out and trees were accommodated within villas so that there was absolute minimal impact on the land.

We built only 9 villas as we wanted to create an environment so our team can offer the most attentive and personal service to our guests, we are extremely fortunate to have a fantastic team of people who genuinely care for the place, and in doing so ensuring our guests have the most memorable time here.

Personalised service is what Ambong-Ambong has made a reputation for, and we have made careful allowances to ensure that we retain this at Ambong Pool Villas. We operate like one big family here and as you and many of our guests have mentioned, our staff are truly outstanding individuals and it is this that completes a memorable stay here.

On behalf of the Ambong family, thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, we hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I'm still dreaming of Ambong Ambong Pool Villas one week after our delightful sojourn there. The trip to Langkawi, and the stay at the fabulous resort could not arrive at an opportune time.

The natural landscape that greeted us as we drove up to the reception area was delightful as much as it was calming. The attention to detail, and careful consideration to the environments were immediately evident as soon as we arrived in the reception area. Beautiful timber flooring, tasteful furnishing, and an aerial view of the Andaman sea and canopy of tress was quite breathtaking.

We were housed in Villa 1. The villa itself is plush and well designed, with its own manicured garden, a decently stocked kitchenette (with a Nespresso machine), and the pièce de résistance...the pool which overlooks a stunning little cove. The luxury of sliding open the glass door and jumping into our own private pool was a novelty. It was especially magical to sight hornbills, black squirrels, sea ospreys, macaques, dusk leave monkeys, and pretty butterflies as we swam.

The charming and helpful staff led treated us very well and went out of their way to make our stay memorable at this intimate resort, that made parting a sweet sorrow for us.

It was a privilege to experience the luxury of AmbongAmbong Pool Villas , and we highly recommend it to anyone who is longing for a tropical island getaway .

Recharge, retreat, and reconnect with nature at Ambong Ambong...it would do you a world of good!

Room Tip: Go with your heart. My favourite is Villa 1
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Zakiah73
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Amran_AA, Owner at Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review of Ambong Pool Villas, we are delighted to hear you had a memorable stay with us.

We built only 9 private pool villas, each one designed with respect to the natural contours of the land, trees larger than 8" in diameter were left untouched and had the villas modified to accommodate them.

We are very fortunate to have a group of amazing staff who truly are some of the friendliest and most genuine people we know, they who would never hesitate to go over and beyond to ensure the well being of our guests.

On behalf of the Ambong family, thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Beautifull hotel with great poolvillas with absoutely breathtaking views of the amandan sea..the rainshower makes you feel like a king in the morning..worth a try you wont be dissapointed at all. Evelyn and her staff make your stay really something special

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Amran_AA, Owner at Ambong Pool Villas Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your excellent review of Ambong Pool Villas.

A lot of thought went into the design and construction of the villas, we ensured that each villa had views of the sea and at the same time was built with respect to the rainforest.

We are one big family at Ambong-Ambong and it is each and every ones responsibility to ensure the well being of all our guests. As you and many of our guests have mentioned, we have a team of staff who truly are some of the friendliest and most genuine people we know, and it is this that makes for a special experience.

Thank you once again for spending your holidays with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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