The Datai Langkawi
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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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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Nice secluded beach ."

    Sarah

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    August 12, 2017

    9.4
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Datai Langkawi

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    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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  • Langkawi Sky Bridge4.12 km
  • Seven Wells Waterfall4.99 km
  • Art in Paradise Langkawi5.68 km
  • Oriental Village & Langkawi Cable Car5.8 km
  • Pantai Cenang15.36 km
  • Tanjung Rhu Beach15.49 km
  • Underwater World16.3 km
  • Kilim Karst Geoforest Park20.07 km
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park21.5 km
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park23.9 km
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    Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK)
    Distance to airport11.2 km

    Rooms available at The Datai Langkawi

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Rainforest Villa
    Rainforest Villa
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    • Room size: 123 m²/1324 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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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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    Canopy Suite
    Canopy Suite
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    • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 king bed
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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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    Beach Villa
    Beach Villa
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    • Beach view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Premium Room
    Premium Room
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    Pool Villa
    Pool Villa
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    • Room size: 175 m²/1884 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Canopy Suite (Malaysia & Singapore Resident)
    Canopy Suite (Malaysia & Singapore Resident)
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    • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    2 Bedroom Villa
    2 Bedroom Villa
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    • Partial sea view
    • Balcony/terrace
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    One Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool (Malaysia & Singapore Resident)
    One Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool (Malaysia & Singapore Resident)
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about The Datai Langkawi

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The resort is very well maintained, truly lovely & comfortable."

      CHEA

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      June 12, 2017

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "With the beach all to ourselves as the next resort sharing this beach front is a distance away."

      Kai H.

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      October 20, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Excellent service from every staff from all corners of the resort, I can't find any fault with them!"

      CHEA

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      June 12, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The beach is beautiful and quiet, as it's a quiet beach and..."

    Zinola

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    August 8, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Staff are outstanding in their service & friendliness."

    Loretta

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    August 22, 2017

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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
    Cleanliness9.4
    Facilities9.4
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality9.2
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.4
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Ariel from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    A good class resort”

    A good class resort, with a good blend with nature. A natural and relaxing environment for a good break from the city. Very friendly and attentive staff. Much appreciate to make us feel welcome. However, some small glitches - room maintenance to take note - e.g. 206 bath tub mixer knob is detached. 119 balcony wooden panel ring handles can be detached easily.

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Susan from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Nature & Luxury”

    The Nature Centre helmed by Irshad Mobarak and the on-site guided nature walks were the main draw for us. Those experiences and the animals, birds and reptiles we saw in the forests and mangroves around The Datai led by Mr Mobarak and his fabulous team of guides exceeded our expectations. In the process too, we discovered again the beauty of The Datai property and its surroundings. The personal service of its people made us feel right at home and the food in all the restaurants was excellent as well. Our 6 days at The Datai flew by all too quickly!

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yu from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Wonderful stay, already planning to return! ”

    I've posted another anonymous review shortly after the trip. It was a really wonderful stay. The staff were attentive and friendly, absolutely helpful. They made our stay really warm. They would go out of their way to pay attention to our needs even before we asked. They always made sure that we felt like nothing was a trouble to them. The room was really awesome. The toilet was mind blowingly comfortable and in fact hangout-worthy. The private beach access and the complimentary water activities were really great too. I will definitely be back, many times more!

    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    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
    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
    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
    8.3
    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
    9.3
    Exceptional
    TAN from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2010

    6 Star Hotel”

    Lovely Room, Fantastic Service

    The Datai is all the way at the end of a long (and I mean long) road right smack in a rain forest. So really, rent a car and stock up on snacks before you check in because the dining prices are jaw dropping. An american buffet breakfast cost pax (exclusive of svc charge and tax). However, one gets to help oneself to some of the juices and soft drinks in the mini bar which are cmoplimentary, and one gets Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom. Service is prompt, staff are knowledgeable, friendly and speak good English. Check in is also smooth - one is ushered to the lounge area and offered wet towels and drinks while the check in procedure is handled by the staff at a seperate area. There are 2 swimming pools - one adults only but there is nothing special about the adults only pool and the family pool - no slides or anything for the kids and no jacuzzi in both pools).

    Reviewed November 08, 2010
    9.7
    Exceptional
    James from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

    The Datai Resort”

    room, location, food
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    The setting of the hotel smack in the middle of an ancient rainforest without any sacrifice of luxurious comfort or disruption of the environment is a rare achievement. Birds and animals of many kinds are everywhere, obviously unafraid of people.While many of the activities on offer require short trips to other parts of the island this is not really inconvenient as the island is not large.

    Reviewed July 11, 2010
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2010

    Fabulous resort”

    The setting in the rainforest with a beautiful beach 10 minutes walk away.Wonderful staff.Adults only pool is fabulous if you are tired and need peace.Great choice of restaurants.Heavenly beds.Beautiful rooms.
    None

    We have just stayed at the Datai for the 3rd time. It provides an amazing combination of rainforest, beach and pool areas. It always seems so peaceful even when the hotel is full. There are wonderful double rooms and also villas hidden away in the forest...some have their own pools. You can get away from people completely or be amongst them.The best 5 star resort we have stayed at in Malaysia...and we have stayed at the top 6 on both coasts.

    Reviewed April 27, 2010
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