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The Datai Langkawi

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here after a few hectic days in Hong Kong. We had a Jungle Villa about 10 minutes from the main hotel. Spacious bedroom with daybed, work desk , plenty of storage and a wonderful huge bathroom with everything you could want. Outside veranda where the monkeys came to visit in the hope of getting into your room and...

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netherlands
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite unseasonal heavy rains for multiple days we loved staying at The Datai: lovely room with large balcony in the canopies (where the monkeys were playing around with an occasional visit of our balcony). And there was so much more: the variety of fabulous restaurants, of beach and jungle scenery... The beautiful secluded and clean beach, attentive service,... Well, we...

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Hartford Cheshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Returning after 18 years I am glad to report the Datai is better than I remembered it last time.We stated in a couple of Jungle villas that had an adjoining deck. The rooms were excellent. The way they have managed to blend the hotel into the jungle is superb. The wildlife is something to behold, the restaurants are top class....

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Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The beach view villa that had private pool & Chandan our personal butler made my stay very welcoming & very homely. Chandon bought me Jackfruit & high tea & served it on the beach & summer lounge area within the villa.Nothing was too much, I just had to ask.Chandan served my entire stay with his warm enchanting smile.He deserves the...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reports on here will soon be historic because next September the hotel will close for almost a year for a complete refit. The location and setting, the management and staff and the dining options are the best but the rooms are showing their age and the refit is overdue. We were there over New Year and had a room in...

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

Dear GBSLondon, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beach and restaurants as well as the nature excursions we have at the resort and around the island. The team are wonderful indeed...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Datai is the best resort that we ever stayed at! Our expectations were exceeded day after day; we were utterly spoiled by the stunning beauty of the place combined with magical wildlife and kind, attentive staff willing to make every moment of our stay special. We are especially thankful to Sham, our villa butler who looked after us exceptionally...

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

Dear mrsnatwilliams, 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 Beach Villa as well as the rainforest experience and the amazing wildlife that surrounds our resort. I will pass your kind words...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort should be on everyone's bucket list! Everything about our stay was perfect. We had a warm welcome on arrival, the hotel was beautifully kept, and let's just say we were extremely well fed. The resort is surrounded by nature with amazing trees, flowers and a private beach. If you are a fan of wildlife you will not be...

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

Dear Bronwyn I, 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 over Christmas. I am very happy to read through your fantastic review about our property and the services you have...

Kobenhavn, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fab, love the rainforest feel, yet total lux. Fantastisk beach, outstanding personal and great food. Does not feel as big as it is. Many animals! Great Yoga. Great rooms, food -- what not to like ? Feels private even if quite big. we lived in one of the villas close to sea with own pool. Great with big kids....

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

Dear Sanna S, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience as well as the wildlife that surrounds our resort. I will pass your comments back to the team and they will be happy...

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a news years holiday here with husband and two children (7 and 9) and we all agree we have had the very best holiday ever and can't think where else we've been that's so wonderful as the Datai. The setting is wonderfully peaceful and the staff and F and B offering are first class. I was a...

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

Dear Hillsidefarmers, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home. It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay with us over the New Year festivities, and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you found the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult to express how special The Datai is. It was a first visit for us and from the moment of arriving until our departure we were made welcome and very much "at home". The quality of the hospitality and service was exceptional without at all feeling forced; I did feel the staff wanted us to have the best experience...

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Dear SydneyPaul, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed The Datai hospitality as well as the rainforest experience...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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
  • Banquet Room
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: RM1,822 - RM7,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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“Rooms in the main hotel building were very attractive. Jungle rooms very spacious. Beach view are very luxurious with private pools.”
 of 5 bubbles DorothyS452, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach villa all the way”
  • A little gift from the Datai
 of 5 bubbles mrsnatwilliams, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you like beach -- live closer to it!”
 of 5 bubbles SannaS482, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on Level 1 are the highest and have the better views, but these are still primarily of the jungle or the pool”
 of 5 bubbles MRC008, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The beach villa would have their own private section of the beach and private access to breakfast at the beach club.”
 of 5 bubbles marcusn707, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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