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Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We stayed for 10 nights at the Datai in September 2014. Our friends, who are well travelled, had visited a few years ago and said it was their favourite place in the world and we found out why it is paradise. If you enjoy wildlife, good food and excellent service you will love the Datai. Set in the jungle with...

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

Dear c0plands, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rain forest experience at Datai. 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 in the near future. Kindest regards,...

Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Having to work there for several yrs, the memories r still fresh in my head, this the place whereby r not SUITABLE to KARAOKE type of travellers! This Datai recently been awarded 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ! I would recommend you to go on full trip with Irshad Mobarak, the Naturalist he is the best on the island. To avoid the noisy best...

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

Dear TheBistr0, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience with us at the Datai. We have indeed recently added another two awards to our list of accolades, "Best Spa Experience" as well as "Best Romantic Stay" awarded by "Lifestyle Best of Malaysia 2014". We are truly grateful for sharing your...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

There is no doubt that the location is stunning and is 5 star but we were underwhelmed at best and disappointed by the hotel, service and room, which we had been led to believe would be the highlight of our honeymoon judging from TA reviews. The positives, as have been stated in previous reviews are the beach and jungle, the...

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

Dear dolcevita_68, I would like to thank you for staying with us and providing us your feedback on TripAdvisor. Whilst we accept that you are very disappointed, please allow me to respond to your post. Your comments are most valuable to us and taken very seriously, I sincerely regret to read that your experience at The Datai Langkawi did not...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 8 October 2014

The resort was build 20 years ago, and unfortunately that is quite obvious once you arrive at the resort. Of course they did some refurbishment, but it is more the layout of the resort (very simple, but without being stylish) which gives it away, and is just not standard any more. Don't get me wrong - it is ok and...

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

Dear ALHongKong, I highly appreciate your valuable time in sharing your review on your experience at the Datai and pleased to inform that we have refurbishments planned for the entire property in the months ahead. Further to the lights along the walkways the resort is in the phase of implementing additional lighting to ensure comfort and security for our guests...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 7 October 2014

A superb hotel in the middle of Langkawi's rainforest, with excellent service and food - the breakfast was amazing!. The room was very nice, a little bit old fashion but this characteristic added some charm to the place. The pools were lovely and the beach was beautiful with a very friendly sport activity centre. We came in October during low...

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

Dear 5ShanghaiKnight , 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. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon

Singapore
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Last Saturday afternoon, my family and I stopped by to take a look at the The Datai Langkawi after hearing so much of its great stories from friends and over the Internet. We were certainly not hotel guests to begin with as we wanted to have a little tour around before deciding if this hotel was worth every penny in...

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

Dear Davesum, Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to The Datai Langkawi. I am surprised to read of your experience with us and it is with sincere regret to learn that you left feeling unwelcomed and uncomfortable during your recent visit. I appreciate that you had taken the time out from your holiday to visit our property. While...

Reviewed 5 October 2014

Totally amazing hotel, I have been here several times. This trip was for a week. If you can treat yourself stay here. I have seen inside (not stayed) all levels of rooms and everything is magical, you will not be disappointed. It is popular and so I would suggest staying in the shoulder seasons for a more relaxed and quite...

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

Dear DebsJourneys, Thank you for your remarkable review and your loyalty towards the Datai Langkawi. It was a pleasure welcoming you back and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoy the vast selection of activities offered as well as the wild life and not to mention the serenity of the...

Scotland
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We stayed 6 nights at The Datai in September 2014 as part of a two stop holiday. After 4 frantic days in Singapore, we loved the contrast of our stay at this calm, green place. The main building itself is a beautiful wooden structure set deep in the rainforest. The elegant lobby is open to the elements & looks out...

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Beijing
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I booked the Datai through Mr. and Mrs. Smith luxury boutique hotels and had high expectations for the resort which unfortunately were not fulfilled upon arrival. Though tucked away in a jungle in proximity to private beaches by the Andaman sea and surrounded by lush tropical greenery one can't not expect for an Asian tropical destination, the room (I had...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

We had one night at the Datai and wished that we could have stayed on for at least one more night.  We would recommend that you avoid booking your airport transfer directly with the hotel. Instead, go to the taxi counter upon arrival in langkawi and take a regular taxi. There is a surcharge after 10pm or 11pm but i...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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, 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: $280 - $1,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Datai Langkawi 4*
Number of rooms: 124
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