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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely hotel/resort in superb grounds and has wonderful sandy beach and swimming pools and other facilities The rooms are excellent, the service from the very friendly staff is second to none. The restaurants serve an excellent variety of food. Some one has done their home work as guests needs are all anticipated in advance. The wild life in the...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We returned to The Datai for the 5th time in January. We do not normally return to the same place twice but we can't help but return. Whilst we don't return every year like a lot of guests, we have visited 5 times in the last 11 years. It is a very unique and special place. When we do return...

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Warwick,England
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel in amazing location. The beach is so beautiful with plenty of sunbeds and gorgeous sand and the facilities are wonderful with four high quality restaurants. As many comments allude to, the hotel does need modernising but that doesn't detract from top quality rooms and facilities. It was a little like arriving on the set of the Best Exotic...

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

Dear Whitejade4, 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. I will pass your comments back to the team, they will be happy to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one. We...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The hotel is stunningly situated in the heart of the rainforest which then leads down to a beautiful bay. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and your every need is met. We loved seeing all of the creatures that live in therainforest.....we witnessed the great hornbill fly over...

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

Dear Juliegolf, It was a pleasure to have you 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 experience at The Datai Langkawi as well as all the facilities and offerings we have at the resort. I will pass...

Langkawi, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At The Datai Langkawi, every guest is a VIP. From the moment we stepped into the resort, we were welcomed with the most genuine beautiful smiles by all the staff. Instead of queuing at the front desk to check-in, we were ushered to the lounge by Jessica, Jamilah and Fazli and were presented with a cold towel and a refreshing...

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

Dear sufinahalim, 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 the services you have experienced while staying...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of our best short stays within the region so far! The location and the set-up of the Datai are magnificent. We stayed in a two bedroom rainforest villa with a spacious separate living room and semi-private pool. The kids loved the huge beach and the nature activities that were organised by two young marine biologists who work...

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Dear lisamaria_koch, 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. We were delighted to learn of your enjoyable stay at The Datai Langkawi, loving the various facilities we have to offer especially your villa and the nature excursions....

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Datai is a beautiful, well taught, cautiously planned and well maintain resort.This nearly Quarter century old resort is a treasure chest hidden in a 10 million year old forest. DATAI is a living testimony to the world.

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Dear Nawawi M, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. We do look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at the Datai. The staff were very helpful, the location beautiful. We did the butterfly tour, the night walk and the morning walk which were really interesting. There are two pools, we used the adult pool by the hotel sometimes watching the monkeys in the trees. The beach is clean and the sea warm. The restaurants...

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Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your stay with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience as well as the nature excursions we have at the resort. I am also pleased to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. On behalf of...

Nanyuki
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went to The Datai 20 years ago and have returned several times since. I love the position, nestled in the rain forest and in the most perfect warm water bay of the Andaman Sea. Arriving in the lobby, one is greeted by a pair of wooden houses and a spectacular view over the "upper pool" (no children allowed...

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Dear vanessah19, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we deeply appreciate your loyalty to us. It has been a pleasure to have you staying 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...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hotels I ever stayed in. Perfect location, beautiful beach, excellent (really excellent) food and perfect service. It comes with a price tag, but then you get something. I would definitively advise this as one of your destinations to stay. But, as far as I know they will close for a year from September 2017. Y'll have...

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Dear Experienced_travel17, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at The Datai Langkawi. I will pass your comments back to our team, they will be happy to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back post refurbishment if not 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
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $461 - $1,927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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“If you like wild life, get a room looking over the rain forest.”
 of 5 bubbles colinpennyfu2, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rainforest villas are beautiful and help you to appreciate the surrounding wildlife. Number 22 is very secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles Whitejade4, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suite in main hotel is the best room”
 of 5 bubbles vanessah19, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you can afoord it, take a beach villa.”
 of 5 bubbles Experienced_travel17, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I expect all rooms to be great, but different. Check options in advance to avoid disappointment”
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