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The Datai Langkawi

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Jalan Teluk Datai, Datai, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Datai
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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, 12 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Golf course
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 1 more
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Richard P wrote a review 18 Oct
Penang Island, Malaysia49 contributions59 helpful votes
We've just had a five day stay in a Rainforest Villa at the Datai after an absence of 26 years. It is a stunning place, in a wonderful, peaceful location, and we were really pleased that the modest expansion has not detracted in any way from the quality of the accommodation (improved!), the tranquility or the service. Everything about the Datai is excellent, so I'm not intending to write a long review. One word is sufficient to describe everything this resort offers - outstanding.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Richard P, Many thanks for your kind review and for returning to The Datai Langkawi after a long time. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you like the resort after the refurbishment as well as its wonderful location. I am also pleased to hear that our services made such a positive impression and created an outstanding Datai experience for you. Thank you once again for returning to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Anna L wrote a review 16 Oct
Kuala Lumpur45 contributions15 helpful votes
We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at The Datai last week. The Dataian hospitality is unrivalled even by the best in the region. Shout out to Suhaimi at the Gulai House for his attention to details and warm personality as well as passion for what he does. Our morning walk with Dev was educational and a good work out. Komathi who assisted us throughout our stay was fantastic in making sure that we were well taken care of. The location of the hotel is great for nature lovers. We spotted hornbills and dusky langurs, and enjoyed the peaceful serenade of forest critters. The Datai is an absolute winner and we are glad to have experienced Malaysian hospitality at its best.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Anna L, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and thank you for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your resort of choice to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed The Datai hospitality as well as the magnificent rainforest experience. I will pass your kind words of appreciation to the rest of the team who I am sure will be pleased to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one, especially Suhaimi, Dev and Komathi particularly will be happy to see their name mentioned. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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adzim p wrote a review 8 Oct
20 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello again Datai crew. 2nd visit and 2nd review. Glad to see familiar faces again. Everyone still eager to provide warmth, comfort and service. Im on the 2nd night of the visit. What a wild ride to feel at one again with raw nature. Every sensory organ is enhanced manifold! Just noticed that the main building, where we are placed this time, is built on a fort-like base like from a castle of olde. Charming charming charming. Upon my dinner at Thai Pavilion last night, Syafik came to my table and recalled me from Jul 2020, as he reminisced a little incident during that visit light heartedly. Now that, is personal touch. Where else does one get such hospitality? I believe no where. Food is again astonishingly good that me and my wife were smiling with every bite. Michelin star chefs should take a leaf out of these Dataians book. High price, yes. But Worth every rm spent. Now, to plan tomorrow’s activities and walks.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 1 week ago
Dear adzim p, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we deeply appreciate your loyalty to us. It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us again, and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor while you were still at the resort. I am glad that this visit you enjoyed your room in the main building and the architecture is indeed charming. I am delighted to hear that the team looked after you well once again and will certainly share your feedback with them. The chefs especially will be overjoyed to hear your compliments on their culinary skills. Thank you once again for returning to stay with us and together with the team, we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Sara J wrote a review 4 Oct
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Every month saving money for this is 💯 worth it. What can I say, @thedatailangkawi service is impeccable from online reservation, the moment we arrived, throughout our stay and until the day we leave. All the staff are so friendly (from receptionist, buggy driver, restaurant staff)) i think the management practice strong people culture and really care about their staff because all of them been working for so long and happy. Keep it up! Our room is the rainforest villa. We love it so much and I think it’s the best room in Datai. The interior and the attention to detail is beautiful. Their turndown service is thoughtful too. Besides their amazing service, I love how natural the resort feels. @thedatailangkawi proves that hoteliers don’t need to deforest a whole area just to build a resort. I’m at awe how respectful the founder, architect/interior design and whoever involved in building Datai. Truly amazing! It’s hard to find gems like this nowadays. The food is a hit and miss but overall is okay. We had amazing wedding anniversary celebration and We will return nextyear definitely!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Our room is the rainforest villa. We love it so much and I think it’s the best room in Datai.
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sara J, It is truly gratifying to read that you had such an amazing stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your resort of choice to celebrate your wedding anniversary. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. I am also glad that you appreciate the architecture of the resort and the rainforest and we are very passionate about our conservation initiative to ensure that we preserve as much as we can for future generations. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable moments. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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DaveS108286 wrote a review 3 Oct
9 contributions14 helpful votes
From the time we set foot in the lobby till the time we arrived back at the airport, the expertise was simply flawless We are return guests to this magical property, and the experience never ceases to impress. We love The Datai for 3 simple reasons: 1. The people - There isn’t a better tram of resort staff in Malaysia, everyone ever ready with a greeting and a smile. A special thanks to Derrick, Seri, Saiful (breakfast buffet), Rizal (Gulai House), Syafiq (Thai pavillion) and Daba (Beach Club) for taking care of us while we were there 2. The nature - Photos and videos cannot do justice to the lush rainforest views and amazing beach 3. The food - Excellent in every regard across all the restaurants, the breakfast buffet was outstanding as usual Thank you for the experience - We will be back again very soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear DaveS108286, Thank you for your loyalty and for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we truly appreciate it. I am pleased to hear that our services and culinary offerings made such a positive impression, delivering a great resort experience throughout your stay. I will pass your kind words of appreciation to the team who I am sure will be pleased to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one, especially Derrick, Seri, Saiful, Rizal, Syafiq and Daba to their names specially mentioned. We are truly blessed indeed to be surrounded by such magnificent rainforest and nature and glad that you enjoyed it too. Thank you once again for coming back to your rainforest paradise and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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PRICE RANGE
US$332 - US$1,248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the datai langkawi hotel langkawi, datai langkawi, the datai hotel langkawi
LOCATION
MalaysiaKedahLangkawi DistrictLangkawiDatai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Datai Langkawi
Which popular attractions are close to The Datai Langkawi?
Nearby attractions include Langkawi Sky Bridge (4.1 km), Art In Paradise (5.6 km), and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Datai Langkawi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Datai Langkawi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verandah Lounge, Planter's at The Danna, and German Food Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Datai Langkawi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Datai Langkawi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Datai Langkawi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Datai Langkawi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, and Malay.