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“Excellent Tropical Paradise Retreat” 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
London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Tropical Paradise Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

An amazing highly romantic hideaway under brilliant management. Results are outstanding service in every aspect - perfect tidiness of both rooms and the overall hotel facilities and a resulting an perfect experience. During our stay there were construction activities however these were managed in a very professional discrete manner. The hotel website provides guests with a schedule of works to manage expectations so that guests can decide if they want to book or not. Nevertheless these works DID NOT affect out holiday experience in any way.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Heiko Heiko,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful comments, we appreciates your understanding and glad that you had a delightful experience with us. I hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you and your partner back to Tanjung Rhu at some time in the future.

The Management.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We enjoyed the resort and our room on the first floor overlooking the family lagoon pool was comfortable and well serviced. The Wellness centre was excellent and not withstanding the current building improvements, found the combination of pools and the beach enjoyable. Breakfast was a highlight and the staff were at all times friendly and very helpful with any of our requests.

Room Tip: We would choose level one again as there is no lift and privacy is maintained.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Dale H,

On behalf of all of us here at Tanjung Rhu Resort, thank you for such a wonderful remarks, particularly regarding excellent service from the staff. We would love to have you both back again.

Wishing you all the best,

The Management.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

As with other reviewers we were told the ocean view room that we had booked (and paid for) was not available due to the renovations. This was a long awaited and much needed holiday and we were very disappointed. We arrived at night time and were shown to our suite on the first floor. The room was tired and had a musty smell. By morning we were considering checking out. (We are Shangri La fans and this was not at that standard)
On the way to breakfast we walked along the magnificent beach and the magic of the place kicked in. The setting is exceptional, the staff at the restaurant displayed the warmth of Malaysia and the service of a 5 star resort.
After brekkie we visited reception and asked for a different room- this request was accommodated immediately and we were relocated to the fourth floor where the room was the same but without the smell and a much better view.
Due to the renovations the resort was nearly empty, but fully staffed and there were many times when we have the pool to ourselves. We stayed 6 nights and were so relaxed by the time we left.
The quality and choice of food was excellent and we attended the cooking class which was a great experience.
We will definitely return when the renovations are complete because this is a fantastic spot for a relaxing holiday,.
The staff told us that the majority of their customers are return visitors which is testament to the resort.

Room Tip: Go for the. Sea view (bayu senja) when they are ready.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Japan
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

ros:

Private beach where you
can enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Welcome drink made personally
in your own room.
Turn down service with chocolates.
Fun activities with helpful & friendly
instructors like batik painting & wood curving.

cons:

No lift.
Ants in the room. (2nd floor)
A bit of of walk to Sands
restaurant where the breakfast is
served - when it rains, it is
worse.
I found some of the staffs in the restaurants'
service were not quite up to the standard I would
expect from the 4 star hotel like this. Why should
I go for cold dry roti in a container just because
this staff at the roti corner didn't bother making
fresh one as per my request......

conclusion:
Willing to spend extra $$$ to stay at a next door hotel
next time as we would like to see the difference of these
2 hotels' professionalism in service and facilities.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wonderful in every way.would highly recommend.a great stopover on route to or from Australia.Take a kayak out,enjoy the warm waters.The staff at the Tanjung Rhu are just so helpful.Sadly their star has now left (Freddy Misid) That said,ALL of the staff were magnificent.

Room Tip: A sea view if you can stretch to that.....all the rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We just left tanjung rhu after a magical week. We were there in the midst of major renovations but heard no noise and there was little disruption. The beach and surrounds are very beautiful and we never tired of looking out at the islands in the bay. The true heart of this resort lies in the staff who are professional, friendly, helpful and completely focused on ensuring guests are happy. We were there with our two children ( 8&5) and there were very few other children there but they were very happy with the pools and casing crabs on the beach.

I will mention some negatives which really didn't impact our beautiful time there but may be important to others. I think these may be well addressed once the renovations are complete.

1. Wifi was free but slow and limited to the room
2. A convenience store is desperately needed as it is a distance for any shops
3. Some pieces in our room were dated and tired
4. Small balconies

Now the big list of positives:
1. Big spacious rooms
2. Comfortable beds
3. Superb service from staff
4. Great breakfast
5. Beautiful food and not expensive for high level resort
6. Great beach with beautiful view
7. Peaceful, quiet, serene, not crowded
8. Lots of lovely small touches like chocolates and fresh fruit each day

Activities we enjoyed were batik painting at the artisan hut and a great mangrove tour with Zoher who was passionate and informative and fun.

Overall we would happily return and once renovations are complete, I think it will be a first class resort and certainly one of the best in langkawi.

Thank you to everyone at Tanjung Rhu for sharing such a magical part of Malaysia with my family.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are worth the extra money. Top level floors mean a lot of stair climbing.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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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
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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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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