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Rebak Island Resort - A Taj Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   P.O.Box 125, Langkawi 07007, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 98 hotels in Langkawi
Kolli Hills, India
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“A memorable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Was really a memorable stay at rebak.truly to say a place apt for all honry mooners. This place has made our entire trip a memorable trip of our life.was unfornate to just make only a days stay.
Hope to be there once again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was our second hotel in Langkawi after staying three nights at the Berjaya. We decided to spend two nights here and enjoy the island.

Right from time we arrive at their jetty on the mainland to the time we departed, we were looked after really well. Travelling on the speed boat to the Rebak island where the hotel is,added to the fun. It was also great fun bicycling on the island on bikes borrowed from the hotel.

Our room on the first floor was really awesome, breakfast had healthy options including fresh fruit and vegetable juice. There were also happy hours at the bars at various times.

On the flip side, there was only one restaurant, with a limited menu.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I stayed there just before new years! the staff at the check in dest not at all helpful and made us wait for more than three hours. The location of the hotel is very nice but the service is not upto the mark as what the TAJ should be. Another set back is that, they have only one restaurant on the island which gives you very less choice for food.
Breakfast is lousy and not too friendly staff overall.I think the hotel is overly priced.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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Pune, India
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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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Also Known As:
Rebak Island Hotel
Rebak Island Resort
Address: P.O.Box 125, Langkawi 07007, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Langkawi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Langkawi
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rebak Island Resort - A Taj Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1. Rebak Island Resort Langkawi - A Taj Hotel is located on its very own private island, off Langkawi. Rebak Island Resort is a destination for guest searching for serenity and tranquility amidst its private beach and turquoise waters. Named after the native Rebak tree, is one of the 99 isles that make up the legendary Langkawi. The island is blessed with a balmy climate, stunning rock formations, a lush forest that goes back a million years and pristine, secluded beaches. A part of nature with jungles and forest as old as 100 million years. 2. Rebak Island Resort is the only 5 star private island resort, off Langkawi, located 5 minutes by ground transfer from Langkawi Airport to Port Langkasuka followed by a 15minute boat ride from Port Langkasuka to Rebak Island. 3. The accommodation at the resort offers panoramic views of the sea or lush greenery consisting of flora and fauna. 4. Guests can choose to wine and dine or relax at the all day dining Senari restaurant which serves Asian as well as Continental cuisines, the Minum Minum bar accompanied by its live band nightly or the Lepak beach bar overlooking the Andaman Sea. 5. ULIK MAYANG SPA offers a range of signature treatments either indoor within the walls for privacy or for the adventurous, outdoor overlooking the sea.6. Facilities: The resort offers complimentary biking, kayaking, monitor lizard feeding, fitness centre, cooking classes on designated dates and WIFI at selected locations. 7. Shopping: DUTY FREE shopping especially for tobacco, alcohol, chocolates etc are available at Kuah Town, Langkawi. 8. Things to do at Rebak Island: Chargeable activities such as jungle walk, archery, tennis, squash, fishing and sunset cruise are available. 9. Things to do at Langkawi Island: Chargeable activities such as mangrove tour, golfing, cable car ride, horse riding, scuba diving and snorkeling, water sports, underwaterworld, UNESCO Geopark visit, island hopping, etc are available. ... more   less 
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