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“LIMA 13” 5 of 5 stars
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The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Pantai Kok | Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia   |  
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“LIMA 13”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Spent 5 days there. From 24th march to the 29th march 2013. Was a business holiday. Service was excellent with friendly faces all the way. Staff made the stay really hassle free and ALL needs were full filled. I had VIP guests that was pampered and their wants again was full filled by the staff. A board room was used for meetings and again friendly staff and professional amenities were available for my VIPs. Though the hotel at that time was 99% full the rush and bustle of a normal hotel was not experienced. The colonial setting gave a gave a majestic ambiance to a a casual seaside and poolside and dining area. The hotel is in a shape of a square/rectangle and the center courtyard is filled with trees and greenery, with pools filled with carp and other fishes. Even at the highest level (5th floor) the gold/orange carps stand out and give a truly Malaysian feeling. A hotel is a hotel the difference is the people and The Danna staff stand out miles above the rest. Well done and thanks for a wonderful holiday!!

Room Tip: Get the rooms facing the sea front... a view to die for
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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GMDanna, General Manager at The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Theo MKN,

Thank you for your lovely review post your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful experience at our hotel. I have communicated your words of praise to my team and we are certain that this will assist us in achieving higher standards of excellence in future.

Once again thank you for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back at The Danna for another memorable holiday.
Warm regards
Pascal
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

What a lovely hotel. The staff were spot on, very courteous and always willing to help. The rooms were spotless and we could not recommend this hotel highly enough. We stayed for 7 nights on our honeymoon and everything about the place was perfect. The staff could not do enough for us.

Room Tip: We had a viceroy ocean view room, lovely views.
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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed for 10 nights and have nothing but praise for the hotel and the staff. We were made to feel like royalty and hardly had to open a door for the whole time we were there! It was my birthday during the visit and my partner arranged breakfast in bed, the hotel made it special by giving us complimentary bubbly and a birthday cake.

The view from the pool is stunning and the long white beach is just a stroll away. Complimentary water and fruit entice you to laze around the pool on very comfortable sun beds. One minor complaint is the lack of showers around the pool area - consequently the pool can sometimes get an oily sheen from the sun creams and oils that guests do not wash off.

Food in the hotel is expensive compared to local prices but not compared to European prices. Restaurants nearby offer a very good alternative.

Visit Mupthy in the Bar and try one of his cocktails. A genuinely nice guy with a passion for his work!

Would we go back again - yes without a doubt :)

  • Stayed March 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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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have many compliments for the hotel. Staff is very good, facilities very well maintain and room is very nicely layer out.

Restaurant menu is very limited with prices way too high. Quality of food is average. However I cannot recommend the hotel as there is no specific character or any local flavor. It is just another 5 star hotel. Food across the marina is much better however for beaches next to Marina usually has its limitation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

4 days following a Seabourn cruise was a natural extension of the 6 star on board experience but with paid for drinks. Not such a burden. Restaurant good but plenty of nearby restaurants in adjacent marina complex. 35 minutes to golf, 20 to airport and 5 to cable car so good location if you're not in Langkawi for shopping which we weren't.

Would certainly return if only for one of the largest horizon pools I've seen. Great sea view rooms but marina view also good. Large and well laid out. All in all a really nice hotel built recently but in neo-colonial style.

Only drawback, as with a lot of SE Asian beach resorts, is that sand becomes mud quite quickly at the extent of low tide. Can't have everything I guess.

Room Tip: Sea view if you can.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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GMDanna, General Manager at The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Buccaneer - 001
Much obliged for taking your time out in providing us with your feedbacks. Our beach is naturally that way time to time and has corals and an underlying mineral deposits that makes the beach water look murky at the shallow end, however, if you go out further, it is nicer and should be fine.I’m glad that all other facilities and our services have met your expectations.
Thank you for choosing The Danna Langkawi as your retreat destination and waiting for you on your next visit.
Kind regards
Pascal
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This has to be one of the best hotels ever! The pool was to die for, rooms spacious and opulent. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make you feel special.
Grounds and beach area very clean and tidy. Loved all the deck chairs in the water, snacks by the pool and the large clean towels waiting for you around the pool area. Beach was a bit of disappointment but the pool made up for it, never enjoyed a pool so much before.
Breakfast was great and brilliant service. The restaurants down at the Marina, 200m away where a great option for cheap dining at night. Wonderful sitting eating looking at the luxury boats. The bed was one of the most comfortable one we found, with massive choice of pillows.
The Danna was well worth it. Would love to come back again.

  • Stayed March 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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GMDanna, General Manager at The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear MorrissHelenColin,

We really appreciate your wonderful review and are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. I have shared your feedback with all the employees and they are very happy to have received the same. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Danna for another memorable holiday.
Kind regards
Pascal
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Short and sweet: new, colonial style, opulent, beautiful and well appointed suites, well kept grounds, attentive staff, close to 8 or so restaurants and a massage spa (also has both in-house), and to top it off the BEST pool at any hotel in the world.
It's pricey but well worth it.

Room Tip: Rooms with sea view have smaller balconies. Rooms on south side have harbor views.
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  • Stayed March 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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GMDanna, General Manager at The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Dr_TB

We are delighted that you have enjoyed our hotel, service and facilities and hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.
Best regards
Pascal
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Address: Jalan Pantai Kok | Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi > Pantai Kok
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pantai Kok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia 5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seated on a legendary island of Langkawi, Malaysia, The Danna Langkawi is a reflection of a timeless luxury vacation hotel that nestles against a backdrop of nature’s beauty. This 5-star luxury beachfront hotel in Langkawi offers an elite holiday experience, allowing you to find supreme comfort amidst an inviting ambience while admiring the unrivalled views of the white sandy beach, marina bay, sea and verdant green hills. Amid the solitude and serenity of the island, return to the heyday of the British empire and immerse yourself in colonial splendor, coupled with modern amenities and a dash of exotic intimacy. The distinct British colonial design of The Danna Langkawi is complimented by Malaysian influences that embrace the future while paying tribute to the past. The Danna Langkawi is the winner of TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice, HAPA Platinum Service Excellence award,HAPA GOLD Resort of the Year award, HAPA GOLD Signature Luxury resort and Expedia Insiders' Select 2013. ... more   less 
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