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“A Gem in Langkawi” 5 of 5 stars
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Tanjung Rhu Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 96 Hotels in Langkawi
Sarawak
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Gem in Langkawi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Was at Tanjung Rhu in the month of August..and goodness me..this resort is really to "die for" not just in term of its scenery @ beach but as well as its tip top service. Everything is just perfect and lovely!!. Wish that we were there longer (as we just stayed there for 3D2N)...but hey..we will be back for sure. And this time, its gonna be a longer trip...at least 5 days to a week time.

Although the resort now is going thru a major renovation (quarter of the resort was close) but hey,,it doesn't affect our stay or holiday at all. No sound..no noise or any hassle..at all. Regarding some others that comment about the long walk from rooms to the restaurant - it is not far at all my dear....its actually fun. U have a long walk from ur room to the restaurant thru the pathway near the beach - at the same time, it gives u a chance to enjoy the nice view and enjoy the clean white sand there. U will love it. And..even then if it's rain..if just a teeny weeny bit of rain..they do have 2 big umbrella prepares for u in ur room, just use it and enjoy the walk with ur family or love ones at the beach..under the rain till to the restaurant then. If worse comes to worst, if its a massive down pour, well just order the in room dining service then. Everything is handle efficiently and professionally...........

This is really one of the amazing place...oh ya..if u stay here..must include the All Inclusive Package into your package. U will certainly be pamper. Oh dear, miss their ravioli and steak now...yum! Well done Tanjung Rhu! =)

Room Tip: They are having a renovation works going on now to upgrade the whole resort but it won't affect...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The renovated rooms are great, the pools are huge, the food is fantastic, the service is excellent and I'm running out of superlatives to describe the awesome week we spent at the Tanjung Rhu.
The design of this hotel is fresh and modern and fits in the local surroundings like a glove - the pools are as I mentioned huge, all with exceptional views, and the beach is gigantic, private and offers a brilliant scenery.
The service is great, everyone is friendly and helpful, and the food is exceptional - all well as the activities (mangroves boat tour, massages at the spa).
We spent an unforgettable week and I would seriously recommend this resort to anyone going to Langkawi!

Room Tip: Until they have all been done, ask for a renovated room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed 4 nights here and it was magic! The private beach was beautiful and breathtaking. The sea was warm and the sunses amazing! Although there is a lot of renovation going on it ddnt affect our stay and the staff really were so friendly and helpful. There were trips on offer free every day so we took a boat up the mangroves and kayaked with a guide. We tried out archery and kayaking across the bay and walked out along the sand spit for a mile into the sea. The food was excellent in both restaurants and happy hour set us up for the sunsets every day so we never saw anything of the island beyond the resort which is so unusual for me. That's how good it was here! And the weather was excellent too despite the rainy season.

Room Tip: If you can see the sea and catch the sunset....
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I went to the Tanjung Rhu Resort 12 years ago for my honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. Recently I went back with 4 girlfriends from Australia. My experience was the same but I must admit the hotel had dated and the renovations works we were warned about weren't in action. The food was still wonderful and the chef made extra special effort for my friend with food allergies. The service was great and the very friendly nature from the staff was comforting although some of my friends found it a bit too much especially when they started telling their own personal stories. We did find out that the staff had been gossiping about us and had given us a nickname as well!
All in all I recommend this resort especially for couples but as a group we still had a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: If not beach views go for the garden view and not on the bottom floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Indeed. If there was one choice in all of Langkowi it has to be the Tanjung Rhu. Their secret is simple: you are treated as an individual- not just another one of the crowed and unlike The Four Seasons nearby, "you get your money's worth and more"-- which should really be the resorts theme line. Fabulous beaches, great cuisine, lovely accommodation, and best of all the nicest people ever.
This is THE resort famous for return customers like me. If that's not the best accolade of all, I don't know what could be.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Amman, Jordan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I stayed in this miserable hotel in room 1212 for 3 days, everything was good except that THE HOTEL LITERALLY STOLE MONEY FROM MY WALLET WHICH WAS IN THE SAFE BOX IN MY ROOM. I found out that I lost money when I left the city so I called the hotel and they did nothing for me, they said they will take it seriously but it's been 3 months now and I got nothing.So if you are thinking of visiting this hotel try doing it without money in your wallet because they will steal it from you. Plus they do not have security cameras in the resort .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a late review but as we had such an amazing trip we though better late than never..!

We went from mid May 2013 for a week.

Despite renovations Enzo gave us assurances personally that we would have a memorable stay and they did not fail to deliver.

The location of the hotel on a stunning beach and spectacular view are enough to make any trip memorable. Despite being slightly far (20 minute taxi journey to city centre) the seclusion is worth it especially for a couple on honeymoon.

Besides scaffolding and the occasional construction noise we were unaware of any work being carried out. The staff were friendly, polite, helpful and took the effort to remember us. The concierge was fantastic in helping us plan and book our days even for activities outside the hotel.

The room (we stayed in the Cahaya) although slightly dated (assume this will be rectified post renovation) was very spacious, well furnished and comfortable. This was further complimented by the luxurious bathroom. The room had all the basic amenities (such as iron, mini bar, safe etc.) and access to balcony was a bonus.

We treated ourselves to the in house spa and would highly recommend splashing out on a treatment.

The food menu was slightly limited everything was tasty, well cooked and well presented. Although the price was more than average the taxi ride to town did not justify the savings.

There are three amazing pools; one for adults only, one for children (man made beach in the middle of the resort!) and a general pool.

We would highly recommend the resort and if you do go take full advantage of the amazing beach and facilities (and don't forget to feed the fish and resident lizard!).

Thank you Enzo and team for a memorable stay.

Room Tip: If the view is important then upgrade your room to sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tanjung Rhu Resort

Address: Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tanjung Rhu Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanjung Rhu Resort, nestled in the shade of casuarinas over 2.5km white sandy beach, is one of Asia’s finest boutique resort renowned for its scenic views, impeccable service and gourmet fine dining. This is a place for romance, privacy and tranquility. The 136 luxurious suites Tanjung Rhu lies at the northern tip of the Langkawi island of Malaysia. ... more   less 
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