Excellent 9.0
Based on 264 reviews

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About Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat


Whether on business or holiday, each of the 10 rooms at this 4-star property are designed to help guests relax in comfort and style. Nature lovers will enjoy the serenity of this location, a mere 5-minute walk to Pantai Tengah Beach, one of the finer beaches on the island. Ambong-ambong is secluded, yet not excluded, from the lively spots. Several cafes, bars, and tourist attractions are minutes away. Every room in the hotel offers guests a shower, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, and free Wi-Fi. The award- winning Unkaizan Japenese restaurant and the top spa in Langkawi, Ishan Spa, are on the same property.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park

Fitness & recreation

  • Spa
  • Massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • Restaurant(s)


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • Printer

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Malay
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Please note that the property does not allow any access of wheelchair, trolley or push-chairs due to steep terrain at Rainforest Retreat.

Please note that the hotel requires your flight or arrival details at the time of booking.

Any additional people that are not included in the original reservation are not allowed to stay.

  • Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Number of Rooms : 6
Reception Open Until: 9:00 PM
Year Hotel Built: 2009
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Recent customer comments

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  • Cleanliness 9.5
  • Facilities 8.9
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.5
  • Service 9.6
  • Value for money 8.8
  • Food/Dining 7.9

josaphene M.
August 20, 2016
Perfect paradise in the rainforest
This place is purely amazing if you go there don't plan any outings because you just won't want to leave this sanctuary total relaxation is what it's all about

zhepeng C.
August 17, 2016

Christina T.
August 15, 2016
Relaxing stay in the rainforest
Very friendly nice staff, great calm and peaceful location with many wild animals around - great experience!

Ho S.
Hong Kong
August 02, 2016
A hotel connected to the nature
My boyfriend and I enjoy staying at Ambong Ambong so much. There were few monkeys jumping from tree to free outside your balcony. All you can hear is the sound of animals and the wind blowing the trees. Besides the comfort environment, all the staff are friendly. The hotel provided us a private driver who can send us to several designated locations such as Underwater World, thus transportation is not a problem. Hotel's owner invited us to join the cocktail party at night. It was fun and we learn a lot about Malaysia culture. We definitely will come back to this hotel, one night is never enough.

Shaun C.
August 01, 2016
What a great place
We stayed at Ambong Ambong in May. What wonderful place. There was nothing to fault this place. The room, food and service was excellent. Because we stayed for over a week we were upgraded to a better room. What an upgrade, the room was fantastic. The staff went out of their way to make our stay . I would recommend this hotel.

Lily L.
July 25, 2016
fantastic hotel
every thing just best. fantastic service. all 5 star and quite and nature place.

Philip H.
July 23, 2016
Outstanding staff
What could be a daunting (very hilly) site is made to work by an excellent team. All staff were excellent - both efficient and naturally courteous. Special mention must be made of Nizam for his commitment to customer service and attention to detail.

Felicia P.
Brunei Darussalam
July 18, 2016
Perfect retreat
Love this getaway place! Its a little far from the activities so its perfect if you like the quietness and crowdedness of Pantai Cenang. Staffs are really lovely and very helpful in accommodating our needs. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

Michael K.
July 02, 2016
Beatiful View
The Suite was located high in the forest, on the second floor of the building. I had a beautiful view over the bay to the mountains. The room was nicely decorated and clean as one would expect form a pretty new and expensive hotel. Unfortunately quite a few things did not work so well. The welcome staff displayed quite some pushy 'kindness' and tried very hard to sell more offers, like the Spa and the Japanese restaurant. They did not care about my wishes. From the information given both seem to be pretty overpriced. The room was quite some distance over steep steps from the parking up a hill. You want a car to go anywhere, even at Pantai Cenang. You were supposed to call a driver from an ancient mobile which you were handed every time you would leave your room or arrive at the hotel as there was no telephone installed in the room. I'd preferred more independent access and of course left the mobile in the car's clove compartment in the evening. Breakfast was among the worst I ever had in Asia as freshness was concerned. It was put in the fridge the day before and not fresh by any means. That is a bloody joke/ WiFi did not work at all in the resort, although the signal showed excellent strength. They said it was a bit slow, but I say it was nonexistent as I could not even send or receive WhatsApp messages. In the morning the sliding door to the sleeping room locked itself when I was on the open balkony, enjoying the view and listening to the noise from a construction side below. I had to walk to the office in my sleeping garment in order to regain access to the room, as mobile phone and key were inside. In case someone is interested: There were 6 TV channels available, 1 Malay, 1 BBC world, 2 sports. As a frequent Langkawi visitor I say it was worth trying and the view lovely but I would neither recommend it nor book Ambong again. There are many alternatives on Langkawi that offer a much better experience at the same or lower price.

Winston C.
June 21, 2016
Great accommodation for family with adult children
- Staff were accommodating and ensuring our comfort and satisfaction. - Excellent breakfast at The Good Earth - Comfortable accommodation


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