The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi

Jalan Teluk Datai Kedah Darul Aman, Datai Bay Area, Langkawi, Malaysia
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    9.0
    Exceptional
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    9.3
    Exceptional cleanliness

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    9.0
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  • Datai Beach630 m
  • The Golf Club, Datai Bay1.59 km
  • Langkawi Sky Bridge4.12 km
  • Seven Wells Waterfall4.99 km
  • Art in Paradise Langkawi5.68 km
  • Langkawi Craft Complex (Kompleks Kraf Langkawi)5.74 km
  • Oriental Village & Langkawi Cable Car5.79 km
  • Skytrex Langkawi Adventure Park5.83 km
  • Tengkorak Beach6.18 km
  • Perdana Quay6.44 km
  • Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK)
    Distance to airport11.2 km
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    9.2
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    Datai Suite
    Datai Suite
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    • Garden view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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    Premium Room
    Premium Room
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 double bed
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    2 Bedroom Villa
    2 Bedroom Villa
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    • Partial sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Rainforest Villa
    Rainforest Villa
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    • Room size: 123 m²/1324 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Canopy Suite
    Canopy Suite
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    • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 king bed
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    Reopening Offer - Rainforest Villa King or Twin
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    • Room size: 123 m²/1324 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed or 2 singl...
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    Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 175 m²/1884 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Beach Villa
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    • Beach view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Superior
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    • Smoking allowed
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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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    9.0
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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.3
    Facilities9.3
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality9.2
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.4
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Hock from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    A PARADISE to hide away from hassel of life!”
    Resort gave us a relaxing & private vibe Staff are knowlegement, friendly and attentive. The service level & attention will put one in a switch-off mode. Everything will be taken care of. Thank you for a memorable stay. Keep up the good work !!
    Reviewed November 24, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHEA from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
    Best resort with the best service in Langkawi! ”
    The resort is very well maintained, truly lovely & comfortable. Excellent service from every staff from all corners of the resort, I can't find any fault with them! Facilities are so complete yet able to exude the traditional charm and ambience. Food is great! Breakfast buffet is well served with healthy and high quality food spread. The jam & pineapple compote are home made and delicious. There is extra menu of breakfast options that included lobster omelette, banana pancake, egg benedict etc that can be ordered without extra costs. The service here is truly personal and special compliment to staff Shaiful for his excellent work. One must try their famous Gulai House for their authentic, and delicious Malay and Indian cuisines. The service, ambience & fresh seafood here is worth the experience. The spa experience is also worth trying, my therapist Normah was good & attentive. Buggy service is prompt. Overall stay is truly enjoyable! Only set back is the distance from Kuah.
    Reviewed June 12, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jan-Christian from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
    Gorgeous secluded location”
    One of the most beautiful locations I have ever stayed in. Langkawi as a beach destination is already worth it but the beautiful rainforest surrounding The Datai makes it that much more special. You really are in the middle of a jungle and no matter where you are in the resort, the views are impressive. The food (especially at the Thai) is excellent, the staff is always helpful with any requests. The day before our flight we got back to the room to see our boarding passes already printed and ready to go. Its the little things the Datai does exceptionally well and sets it apart from anywhere else we've stayed in Langkawi.
    Reviewed April 17, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jon from Norway
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
    Fabulous location”
    The Datai has a unique location and is truly a five star resort in world class. However the ventilation system failed completely in my room to the extent that I experienced a literal shower during the night due to condensation forming in the ceiling. Apparently a normal problem it seemed. However the rooms will be renovated completely including the ventilation system from September 2017. Apart from that and the fact that it took the staff almost an hour from arrival to getting the luggage to my room, it was all perfect.
    Reviewed March 24, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yan from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
    Sojourn at The Datai Langkawi”
    The Datai is an exemplar of architecture that seeks to harmonize man with nature. It was a tranquil and meditative sojourn, and we came away energized and more cognizant of our inextricable link with the natural world. The facilities were top-notch, the food superb (we highly recommend the Gulai House), and the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff rank among the top echelon of world-class resorts. The nature walks guided by Irshad Mubarak are richly informative and educational. If you have the time go for a cruise on the Naga Pelangi and sip champagne as you watch the sun set.
    Reviewed December 29, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    IZZHAR from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
    Luxury combined with impeccable staff!”
    What an amazing honeymoon experience right from the start! My wife and I certainly didn't expect the pickup driver to take us directly to the doorstep of our beautiful beach villa to check-in in the comfort of our living room. Our beach villa was beautifully designed and simply luxurious. Each restaurant at the resort (especially The Pavillion) served some of the most delicious dishes we have ever eaten and we especially enjoyed dining by the sea under the full moon. I could go on and on about how wonderful the resort is and how relaxing it is to be so close with nature in the jungle, but in all honesty the key feature that made our stay truly special was the hotel staff- everyone (and I mean everyone) consistently treated us like royalty. I am so impressed with them, they are the real stars of the resort because I have stayed in many wonderful resorts and hotels only to be let down by its rude/incompetent staff. This is not the case in The Datai - both the resort and the staff were excellent! Some minor feedback - eventhough we hardly used it, the entertainment system in the villa could be improved (no music files in the preloaded USB drive and no bedroom USB drive). Another minor feedback was our dining experience at The Gulai House- our main course took quite some time (at least half an hour) to arrive after our starters. Again, this was minor because we were taking our time to enjoy the whole dining experience, but it may not be ideal for guests to wait that long in between meals. All in all, it was a truly memorable experience at The Datai and we were so reluctant to leave- perhaps we shall return on our Anniversary! If I could, I would rate the overall experience a 6 out of 5!
    Reviewed December 17, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
    Outstanding Stay”
    Staff, overall ambience, Food
    An outstanding stay at what must be among the top ten resorts in the world that I have stayed at. All the Staff were exceptional, from the minute you arrived they all addressed you by name, nothing was a problem.All the F&B Facilities outstanding (the Breakfast incredible including Champagne & Bloody mary`s) The Beach and pool areas superb and the natural setting of the Resort in the Rain Forest was a master pierce of planning.Irshad the Resident Naturalist was another highlight of our stay,his tour was excellent. We plan to make the Datai our regular stop in Langkawi. Only regret is that we could not stay longer. Seri our Concierge also needs a special thank you. Thank you all the Staff for a wonderful stay.
    Reviewed November 02, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Litsa from Australia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015
    Comfortable place in nature”
    Surrounded by nature, quiet and restful
    Beautiful place, quite a distance from the airport and town though. Get a hire car if travelling so its easier to get around. Service was excellent but the beach wasn't very nice. Lots of rubbish in the water and jellyfish. Much better beaches to visit. Beautiful place but kind of expected a bit more for the price. Next time we'll stay somewhere a bit more accessible.
    Reviewed October 22, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Litsa from Australia
    Family with young children
    Rainforest Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015
    Quiet getaway”
    Forrest surroundings, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service
    Beautiful place with excellent service. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Ideal for couples that want some exclusivity. The resort beach wasn't that nice however (rubbish in the water and jellyfish) so I suggest travelling to other beaches if you want to swim. Be prepared for a long drive to the resort. It's really nestled in the forest at the opposite end of the island to everything else. No shops nearby so buy whatever you need on the way. Next time we would stay somewhere a bit more easily accessible.
    Reviewed October 22, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Yirong from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2015
    Beach and rainforest getaway”
    Close to beach and rainforest, complimentary nature tours, great service
    We stayed for 4 nights end May in a room beside the main lobby area. Highly recommend the Datai for a relaxing stay. We never found ourselves bored given the choice of activities - spa, kayaking/snorkelling, nature tours, chilling by the pool or on the beach, or enjoying the room. Being close to the beach and the rainforest meant we got the best of both worlds. The complimentary morning +evening nature tours is a must-do and an eye opener to what nature has to offer. Service is fantastic. The property is well maintained considering its age and there is some ongoing maintenance but the wing we stayed in was relatively unaffected. Note that it will undergo renovations next year so do check before going. Food is generally pretty good but do budget for the fact that there is no food nearby - we spent about SGD 100-125 a day for 2 for lunch and dinner. Bring snacks if you will be peckish unless you want to use the minibar.
    Reviewed June 02, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Paul from Netherlands
    Couple
    Rainforest Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
    The best.....ever”
    Friendly staff, super loaction and beautiful room
    The Datai Langkawi is one of the best hotels I've stayed in the staff was very friendly and the location of the hotel is super, it has all the facilities and if not they will try their best o fulfill that wish.
    Reviewed November 03, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Thoa from Vietnam
    Couple
    Rainforest Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014
    Relaxing resort ”
    Late check out , good service and relaxing
    Overall very good ! Not much activies there ! But it is ok for a short holiday! What a great break for doing nothing ! But it will be great if have some more sport activies ! Apart from sailing and Kayaking ! We have a short walked to the forest ! Apart from the just reading at the beach and body massage at the last day !
    Reviewed October 22, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from Jordan
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2014
    AMAZING!!”
    Resort itself, service, the rooms
    Well maintained, beautiful rooms and restaurants Make sure you wear insect repellent and keep your doors and windows closed as it's in a natural setting. Lovely calibre of guests Staff really look after you well and warmly
    Reviewed September 26, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Samuel from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2014
    Datai Langkawi”
    Food, Service and Environment
    Fantastic.. The thai culinary food at the Datai Pavilion was excellent.. The service rendered by the staff was also top notched. The only comment i had was that the room had a certain musty smell. Perhaps the hotel management would like to look into that.
    Reviewed September 22, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Stanley from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
    Fantastic Getaway”
    The service is impeccable, the beach is one of the best in the world and the place is very clean
    Our stay is Datai was one of the best vacation we ever had. The service was first class and the beach as well as the place were very clean despite being in a untouched forest setting. The rooms were spacious and place is very well maintained. The only issue is that the food prices were exorbitant and being located far away from the city, residents would have no choice but to dine in the resort.
    Reviewed August 12, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Philip from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Rainforest Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
    Excellent and friendly staff service”
    The staff continue to provide excellent and friendly service. It's good to see familiar faces who have worked there many years and still recognize returning guests. The water sports is complimentary
    It was most enjoyable and relaxing weekend away from the hectic city. The staff continue to be friendly and excellent in service. Many have been there for years and still remember returning guests like me who haven't visited the property for several years. The room is also well equipped and very comfortable. Perhaps the only thing that needs some attention is the old jacuzzi pool in the gym which needs to be given a fresh touch or new coating. The Internet access in the villa also breaks intermittently but otherwise, it is adequate. Overall it was a delightful stay and my friends who're first-time guests had thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
    Reviewed August 04, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Ng from Malaysia
    Group
    Rainforest Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
    Beautiful beach, natural surroundings, nice room”
    Lovely villa, friendly staff,relaxing
    Relax and enjoyable trip. The staff are friendly n helpful. Great nature walk from our villa to seaside. U can see monkeys playing at the seaside. The staff provide very good sevices. The food is delicious but very expensixe.
    Reviewed May 20, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    huan
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in July 2011
    Top 5 stars hotel”
    1000 years of rainforest
    the datai is located exactly in the middle of rainforest. reptiles and monkeys can be seen easily at the hotel. the hotel is abit far from the beach. we stayed in a deluxe room at the main building while all the villas are spread all around the rain forest. room is big and the bed is comfortable and soft enough. some items in the mini bar are free. there are 2 vanity tops in the bathroom with a seperate area for w/c and bathtub. rain shower pressure is not strong enough though. adult pool is very quite and i would prefer the smaller family pool which is just sits next to the beach. the beach club serve very delicious grilled fish. buffet breakfast is just average for the rook rate paid.
    Reviewed July 19, 2011
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Franz from Austria
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2011
    Wonderful trip into the green jungle”
    beautiful but hence natural environment, very attentive and welcoming service, great food
    It was a really relaxing stay in a wonderful resort inmid lush greenery. The jungle nearly extended into the rooms which were cosy and very comfortable. The dinner at the Thai restaurant was great and the spa experience not want to be missed. A highlight was also the very friendly service at any place in tehe hotel!
    Reviewed May 05, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    stella from United States
    Family with young children
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2011
    perfect tropical getaway ”
    service, tropical lush greenery, beautifully appointed rooms
    although i read several reviews about the poor quality of the hotel food vs the prices paid, the hotel brought in a new executive chef several months back and revamped the menu. the breakfast buffet and thai restaurant were our favorites. the kids had a great time at the pool tucked away for families
    Reviewed February 23, 2011
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