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Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, Langkawi
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O.Box 125, Langkawi 07007, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 98 hotels in Langkawi
Adelaide, Australia
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“"Over rated..."”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is our first stay in a Taj Resort. Based on our experience it will be our last.

It is not a 5 star facility. If you expect a 4 Star you possibly won't be disappointed.

Apart from some of the dishes, I would rate our experience as very mediocre. On some occasions a few of the staff were rude and quite aggressive...to us and to other guests.

The facilities are tired and dated and in some instances in dis-repair. There is rubbish and building rubble that has clearly been lying around for some time.

If you do decide to stay here, I suggest you can get much better food and activities at a quarter of the prices you will pay on Rebak. You pay dearly for being captive on the Island.

If you want a Resort experience then you would be better looking on the main Langkawi Island.

Can't recommend based on our 6 day stay.

Room Tip: Don't expect to upgraded!!! Even when they have rooms available and this is part of your package...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in Taj Rebak during Christmas. Our family was very excited about the resort as the trip marked several anniversaries and birthdays. For having paid $600/ night for a suite, we returned with disappointing feelings. Food choice was minimum, commuting to either islands was daunting, super expensive activities ($200/ per person just for para sailing), the resort itself does not much to do. Yes, if you plan to just sit and relax,, u wud enjoy. Night life was so boring as u cannot go out of the resort after 7pm. Overall, wouldn't come back to Rebak. The only solace was the excellent staff service provided throughout...

Room Tip: If you seek lots of activity, then Rebak isn't the place. Its very dry and boring
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is an amazing place to be on Holiday. I was here in Jan 2014. I booked a deluxe room but I was upgraded to a Villa. A very highly recommended property to everyone who visits Langkawi. Great Indian food. Halal protein available. All staff are very cooperative and finally, the ferry ride to the Hotel gives you great opportunity to see the Islands in Langkawi.

Room Tip: Choose Deluxe room, they may upgrade you to Villa. As the hotel has private Beach, you need not nece...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Taj Rebak Island is an excellent property in Langkawi…
This property is off langkawi , resort is on the Island maintained by Taj
and its only accessible by visitors/guest of Taj Resort. The pickup was
very smooth from the LGK airport, its just 4-5 minute drive to port. Post
has small hut to wait for the speed boat (speed boat to resort have
specific times, which are available on site and also at the time of booking
resort normally provide the time table of speed boats). The speed boats are
neat & clean and its almost 15-17 min transfer time from port to resort.


Resort has its private jetty (the connecting point of resort), u can also
park your own boat (if u have :)) . Check-in was very smooth and we were
offered all comforts during this process. Resort have carts to pickup and
drop to/from your room.


Resort is very large and very beautifully landscaped , actually a private
beach and very nice pool with bar.


Staff is excellent in service and I have to say this .. it was one of the
best experience we had… Almost all the time staff was ready to help/serve
u with smile… We have infant with us during the trip and had great time. We
were vegiterian … so no problem at all as chef provided excellent food
which was not on the menue on request. IF YOU ARE VISISTING THIS PROPOERTY
AND RELALY WANT TO HAVE SOME AWAESOME NORTH INDIAN FOOD PL ASK FOR CHEF
DINESH, he prepared some excellent north Indian food and also food for our
Baby Girl. Thanks Dinesh for making this trip memorable for us….


Overall excellent resort …. Highly recommended

Stayed January 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We spent three nights at Rebak Island to get a quick hit of sunshine after a four-week European/Asian trip. I would classify Rebak Island as 4 star (see my review of Mia Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam, which I would deem 5 star): for the price, it's pretty good value although it is looking a little 'tired' in places (a couple of broken sun-loungers, some pretty rough repairs to plumbing etc...). The food was good, but not excellent, with the exception of the Malaysian/Hawker-style menu options which are outstanding (try the Penang Char Koay Teow or the Roti Canai); buffet-style breakfast was good, but over three days, a bit short on variety (if you're sticking to the western options). Our room (a suite) was very large and well-appointed and our housekeeping staff member was a delight. A special shout out to Christine in the restaurant; she was unfailingly charming and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were at this Taj property to celebrate our anniversary and it was totally worth it! The room was very cute with a four poster bed and wooden flooring. The house-keeping was amazing. The breakfast buffet had quite a lot of variety. The staff in general was very friendly. We were in the resort during the Indian independence day, which to our surprise was celebrated with the staff and guests as well as other residents of the island (a fun way to meet new people). This was personally was favorite part.
Rebak being a separate island, there are no shops and you need to depend solely on Taj for food etc. Of course there was the free shuttle between the main island and Rebak which was enjoyable in it self.
The resort had a beautiful pool, a bar by the pool, a bar by the beach (awesome!) and also a library with some real good books!

During our stay in Langkawi (Rebak),we did an adventure package with the canopy adventures and had a total blast.
This trip was a perfect combination of leisure and adventure for us!
Rebak is a must try!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Spent 5 nights at the Rebak Marina Resort and had an absolutely fabulous time. My brother and sister-in-law were moored in the marina, so we enjoyed both the resort facilities and marina facilities. Pool is awesome, swim up bar excellent service and drinks. Happy hours are great. Food at the resort is EXCELLENT, buffets are sumptuous. Lovely beach. Room was gorgeous with a deck facing the ocean, very comfortable bed, totally awesome ensuite with huge walk in shower and separate tub, double sinks and tons of closet space. Staff are AMAZING!! If you are considering Rebak, consider no more and BOOK! Oh and very good ferry service to Langkawi. Though if you are looking for the party scene, Rebak is not, it is quiet and relaxing and wonderful.

Room Tip: request a room with ocean view.
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  • Stayed December 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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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, Langkawi

Address: P.O.Box 125, Langkawi 07007, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 98 hotels in Langkawi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island, Langkawi 4*
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