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The Datai Langkawi

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Ranked #3 of 98 hotels in Langkawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming to Datai every year for some time. It is the best hotel in this part of the word to our knowledge , from perfect sandy and empty beach, superb and personal service , fantastic food with a huge choice , monkeys hopping on the balconies and wildlife just to die for .. My girls ( now... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great place. I stayed 3 nights in one of the Villa's with a plunge pool. The villa was beautifully maintained and was right in the middle of the forest and about a 3 minute walk from the ocean. It was very quiet with the exception of the cicada's who have the most amazing sound. The property is HUGE... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Datai is definitely our new favorite beach resort and we'll definitely be back. Being a fan of beach resorts around Asia, we've always found each destination to be a compromise between either luxurious services and hotel infrastructure or the beach. The Datai has it all. Warm hospitality, beautiful rustic settings, good food and a beautiful beachfront. We are a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Datai is an older resort but is absolutely fabulous. The location is perfect for a get away and relax break. Yes it is out of town by 40 mins but if you are wanting action packed this is probably not for you. It is set in the middle of a rain forest and apart from cicadas, squirrels, monkeys it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have often worried that a luxury hotel in another country is not going to be luxury as you know it; it's very difficult, because none of us know who is reviewing the hotels - what is luxury to somebody else might be distinctly average to other people. This REALLY is luxury. It would stand up with any 5 star... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting at Langkawi airport, unfortunately waiting for our return flight. We had an outstanding week at this wonderful hotel, no wonder it has won so many accolades. The staff from the new GM down to the gardner could not do enough to please (a special note of appreciation for Tony at breakfast and the beach bar, he was a star... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for six nights towards the end of June and having visited over 200 places in the World, the Datai is without doubt one of the best hotels we have stayed at. Their minute attention to detail is incomparable from giving you a stylish large bag to take your stuff in to the beach and even down to... More

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After travelling constantly for 7 weeks we were looking forward to some peace and quiet. From the moment we arrived in the most tranquil surroundings we knew that was what we had been looking for. We could not fault a single thing about the place. It is in a fantastic location if you want to get a way from it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two kids to the Datai, after staying at the Andaman (next door). While it's not as child-friendly, we all really enjoyed it. We stayed in a villa, which fit the four of us beautifully. The bathroom was massive, the room was clean and the air conditioning worked really well. The property is huge, but you can get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic resort. Location is secluded which suited us perfectly. The hotel is quiet, the food superb, the beach very clean and great for swimming. The villa room was wonderful, clean and fully functioning and big! Particularly the bathroom, huge! Don't miss the Indian restaurant, 5 star! Amazing food, you must try the Rogan Josh Lamb Shank. Don't go to this... More

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Additional Information about The Datai Langkawi

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi #3 Spa Hotel in Langkawi #3 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
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Opened in October 1993, The Datai Langkawi sets a new standard of luxury and Asian-inspired design, and quickly became one of the world’s most sought-after and award-winning hideaway resorts. Located on the north western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai is truly an oasis of relaxation and tranquility surrounded by centuries-old virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool and spa, and nearby golf course. ... more   less 
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