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Langkawi, Malaysia
Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 days ago NEWvia 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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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....

Paris, France
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful place and experience. The perfect destination for a memorable break. Everything was perfect: the setting, the beach, the villa, the staff, the service, the breakfast and the meals served at the restaurants.

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Dear gabrielhawawini2017, 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

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ambience of the Datai Langkawi is fantastic with a calm, serenity and fit with the natural environment, which is second to none. We (a family of five with three teenage kids) stayed in a rainforest two bedroom villa, which in fact is comprised of two separate bedroom units and a communal living room and dining area (and a pool...

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Dear R7747DFjens, It was a real pleasure to have you and your family stay with us at The Datai Langkawi, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your kind review, I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your villa and the team took wonderful care of you and your...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As all standard rooms were occupied, we "had" to book a beach villa! More luxury and pampering impossible! From our bed we could overlook the private pool where our butler lit plenty of candles every evening! The open Bungalow allowed us to hear the teasing sounds of the jungle and of the sea in the background! Our private butler Chandan...

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Dear Roli1981, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Datai Langkawi, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your kind review and I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your Beach Villa experience. I am also pleased that Chandan took wonderful care of you...

Hillsborough, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

For our 11th trip to The Datai we decided to try a Beach Villa for the first time. Previously we have stayed in the main building and the in the Villas in the rainforest but we finally opted for the Beach Villa as the Hotel is closing for renovation soon and will be closed next January when we usually visit....

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Dear JimandColette, Thank you for choosing The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home, we deeply appreciate your loyalty to us. It was truly 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 pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Golf course
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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: €320 - €1,573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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“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”
 of 5 bubbles R7747DFjens, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If in the main building try for the top floor for the best view, if you want privacy we like Villa 39.”
 of 5 bubbles JimandColette, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main building best as villas in rain forest are dark”
 of 5 bubbles BAFLondon, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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