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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel prior to renovation.

It was absolutely amazing. The service was impeccable and the hotel has a wow factor throughout. It is set 20-30 minutes drive into a rain forest with its own private sandy white beach.

The lobby is open to the elements and serene. The rooms are spacious with walk-in wardrobes and a stunning bath/shower room. Request breakfast in your room - they'll deliver a great selection of food in the finest cutlery. Bath towels and other accessories are luxurious.

Because the hotel is set on the edge of a rain forest, you can see amazing wildlife without walking too far. Tip: make sure you lock your balcony doors. Monkeys have been known to open the doors and steal food from your room! They're harmless though.

The beach was picturesque. High quality outdoor sofas are placed facing the sea and spaced apart so that you can relax and enjoy the views.

Tip: consider hiring your own car - it's very cheap and gives you freedom to travel around the island. Hotel limousine transport is expensive and taxis charge double because the hotel is so secluded.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
3  Thank Nae8m
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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Nae8m,

It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us in November 2017, and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor.

I am happy to hear that you had an amazing holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud Girodon

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We stayed for 5 nights in May 2017.

We booked one of the rainforest villas it was super luxury huge and very romantic. The bedroom was huge with a king size bed wood floors and a sofa area. Double doors opened to the bathroom also huge with bath and dressing tables either side with separate toilet and shower.

There are a number of restaurants we particularly enjoyed the one by the main pool where you have breakfast and the food was European Fusion lovely and Michelin standard there were other good restaurants including a Thai on stilts.

The wildlife was superb with monkeys around and beautiful big yellow hornbills. Which just added to the Rainforest setting.

The bar overlooking the pool was very beautiful with an impressive pond.

We split our time between the main pool and the pool by the beach or on the deserted beach very tranquil.

Very good and great service.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Pasarell
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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Pasarell,

It is truly gratifying to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us in May 2017 and thank you for taking the time to write this review.

I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your Rainforest Villa and the wildlife that surrounds the area. I am also pleased you enjoyed the culinary and dining experience and the team took great care of you during your stay.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud Girodon

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The best aspect of the resort is arguably it's location at Datai Bay - a tropical paradise overlooking the Strait of Malacca to Thailand. Explore the jungle with resident naturalist Mr. Irshad Mobarak or swim Datai Bay at night amongst the bioluminescent organisms!

I stayed in a Rainforest Villa which provides all the comforts one requires, including a huge bathroom, although some brighter lighting would be preferred (perhaps being attended to during the current renovations).

Breakfasts were always a delightful commencement to the day with a good range of buffet and made-to-order dishes. Pleasant dinners were had at The Dining Room and The Gulai House, although be warned exorbitant resort prices are charged (particularly at Gulai House serving local food).

The biggest gripe I can think of is that the provided outdoor sandals were quite uncomfortable to wear - hopefully a more comfortable design is forthcoming for the July 2018 reopening.

Overall a pleasant stay was had and I would recommend for a resort-style nature getaway. I look forward to returning to the renovated The Datai Langkawi.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Doc888
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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Doc888,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are truly blessed to be custodian of this magnificent location. It is also truly gratifying to read that you had a pleasant stay and thoroughly enjoyed the rainforest experience as well as our services and offerings at The Datai Langkawi.

On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcome you back to our refreshed home in the rainforest when we reopen our doors again.

Warmest regards,

Arnaud Girodon

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This was a working holiday! I know
The welcome was amazing and I remember the entrance hall with pond and tiny frogs.... beautiful.
The room had amazing views and balcony often monkeys watching in and birds of paradise.
Maid service exceptional, exotic flowers on the pillows with cards and illustrations of the flowers names meanings etc, a perfect keepsake I still have.
2 pools a family and adult pool which was perfect. The family one walked straight onto white sands with clear blue waters, spent hours searing for hermit crabs and snorkelling. The staff even bring you cold towels to cool down in the heat and ice cream. They even noted my pale skin and bought more sun lotion to the loungers for myself and children in case we had left ours in the room. Wow
Brilliant pool side bar/restaurant with delicious flat stone baked pizza. The children loved it.
Given the opportunity I would return in an instance on a leisure break.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms I saw were amazing!
Stayed: March 2017, travelled on business
Thank Becs B
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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Becs B,

Many thanks for your kind review and delighted to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us.

I am also pleased that our services and offerings made such a positive impression, delivering to a great resort experience throughout your stay. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by this magnificent nature and wildlife and glad you enjoyed it too.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi.

Kindest regards,

Arnaud Girodon

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Although the Datai Hotel in Langkawi is currently closed for refurbishment it is still one of my favourite hotels in the World. An oasis of peace and quiet with the occasional money on your balcony.

Beautiful teak rooms with stunning view of the Andaman sea

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PopeandSons
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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear PopeandSons,

Thank you for your kind review and delighted to hear that you truly had an wonderful stay and enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience.

We are indeed currently closed for refurbishment and we are excited to reopen our doors soon. We look forward to welcoming you back to your refreshed home in the rainforest.

Warmest regards,

Arnaud Girodon

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