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The Datai Langkawi

Jalan Teluk Datai, Datai, Langkawi 07000 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Datai
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The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It's 54 rooms, 40 villas, 12 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavours and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Golf course
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 1 more
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siaueikxin wrote a review Nov 19
37 contributions3 helpful votes
Period of Stay : 3 Days 2 nights Overall stay : I used to travel to Langkawi few times a year pre covid, but always never get a chance to stay in Datai. But this time onwards, it will be Datai and only Datai. From the time of check in, everything was smooth and seamless with the help of Shayal. He was very accommodating to my request and was super friendly and patient while giving us a room tour. Kudos to Wenzel and Team for constantly keeping the rooms in perfect conditions that makes the stay super comfortable. On the 2nd day we were upgraded to the Beach Villa, met the most amazing butlers. Oscar (Head butler) and Wong (My Butler) they are such a sweet heart. Trying to make it easy for us, especially taking note on the dietary request (no chicken), he prepared an afternoon tea that suits us and helps us in our spa arrangement, overall it was perfect and seamless. He also constantly check on us if there are additional items we need or are we okay and comfortable. Thank you for taking care of us! Food and Beverage : 1. Beach Club Love the hosts there as they are all so friendly and attentive. We ordered Vietnamese Roll which was superb! And the Grilled Jumbo Prawns which was not quite a fond on as the prawns weren't very fresh (heads and legs of prawns were black and the flesh was mushy/powdery) 2nd day - ordered Wagyu beef burger and vietnamese roll again! IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!! 2. The Pavilion - Zero complaints as the food is so yummy and the hosts are super accommodating, explained the menu and how it is served and share their recommendations as I was being quite indecisive. 3. Breakfast at The Dining Room - Super love the idea of how the chefs serves you on the buffet counter to minimize human contact on the serving spoon, definitely super well thought on that as times like that we are so cautious about health and safety. - Food selection there is SUPERB! Everything was yummy! Especially the hot food menu. Managed to tried out every one of them. - Host there is super friendly, they are so genuine that it shines a passion for the industry of hospitality. Definitely feel well taken care of. 3. In room dining - The satay is SUPERB! Would reorder another if i wasn't full. - The host was very helpful, as i wanted something salty to munch on while having a drink, hence i told him, if it is possible, can i get some peanuts or some crackers? , He brought along some nuts for me! which i thought it was lovely. Watersports Club - Super friendly and very patient in explaining. - Their super KUDOS behaviour was the proactiveness to kayak out to the sea and pick up water bottles, log, or anything that would potentially harm the cleanliness of the sea. Thank You. Overall, it has been a super lovely experience in Datai that it really is a home away from home. Trust me, it is not an ordinary comfortable 5 star hotel, but it has so much to it, the place, environment and most importantly is the people and the hospitality. It shaped the entire hotel to have its own taste! Extraordinary and Super Amazing! To all the staff in Datai from the rooms, restaurant hosts, chefs in the kitchen, host in the public area, environment/garden keeper, engineer, front office, concierge, and every possible person that operates Datai to be at it's best. Thank you so much for all your effort. My stay and experience wouldn't be as memorable and comfortable without everyone! Will definitely come back for more!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Beach Villa for quick access to the beach
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear siaueikxin, It is truly gratifying to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for selecting The Datai Langkawi as your home away from home. I am delighted to read through your fantastic review about our resort and the services you have experienced while staying with us. I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed The Datai hospitality as well as the culinary offerings. I will pass your kind words of appreciation to the rest of the team who I am sure will be pleased to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one, particularly those whose names were mentioned. On behalf of the team, once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warmest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Izzhar wrote a review Nov 17
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia25 contributions11 helpful votes
In 2016, my wife and I spent our honeymoon at Beach Villa no. 10 and it was one of the most memorable resort experience we've ever had. We promised that we would eventually return back to the Datai to celebrate our anniversary (as mentioned in my previous review!). 5 years on, and as soon as interstate travel was allowed again, we returned with our 10-month old daughter. Now I really don't know if this was a coincidence or whether it was planned by the staff, but we ended up staying in the exact same Beach Villa no. 10! We love how the resort was able to accommodate our baby needs - she ate and slept so well during the entire stay. We enjoyed every dish we ordered at The Pavillion, Dining Room, Beach Club and of course room service. The quality of food and service was just as how we remembered it. My wife took a spa treatment and it was just as relaxing as before (maybe even more so now) and was very pleased with her therapist Fatihah. I enjoyed the newly refurbished gym especially using the boxing heavy bag which is not commonly found in most resorts. I would like to thank the personal trainer (I couldn't recall his name but he is from Sabah) for helping me with the post-workout stretches. Another new facility we checked out was The Lab which I think is a really nice touch to show guests how environmentally responsible the resort is. I left the place being reminded how I need to recycle more often. There were some very minor hiccups we experienced and it was mostly facilities related - our villa entrance door was very difficult to open, the wardrobe sliding doors got jammed and the window blinds would take some time to respond. When we dined at the Beach Club, the lights went out a number of times possibly due to a power trip. Given the pandemic and the multiple lockdowns our country went through, this was all understandable. A minor service feedback was that our airport transfer driver was not as welcoming and friendly compared to other staff (and the driver from our honeymoon). Otherwise, the staff was just as fantastic as before. We used the babysitter service (Arisha) during one of our dinners and our baby was so comfortable with her. Despite being two hours only, it was our very first time leaving our baby alone with a stranger but there was so much trust during our interactions that we did not worry at all. We are so grateful to our butler Mr Syazwan for making the three of us have such a pleasurable experience during the trip. His communication, responsiveness, friendliness, patience and reliability were all excellent throughout our stay. In addition to correctly getting our reservations and food orders, he was able to swiftly sort out the minor room issues we had faced. We felt that he was a lot better than the butler from our first stay. When we return back to The Datai, we definitely would want him to be our butler again! In conclusion, our stay was (once again) a 6 out of 5 stars!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Izzhar, Thank you for your loyalty and for returning to your rainforest paradise, we truly appreciate it. It was a pleasure to welcome you back and this time with your little baby. I am delighted to hear that you had another wonderful stay in Beach Villa 10 and glad that you like the refurbished resort especially the gym and The Lab, we strive to do the best of our ability in the conservation of the rainforest and the ecosystem. I am very happy to hear that our team took great care of you and your family, they are wonderful indeed and are the true assets of the resort aside from the tranquil location. I am also glad that they managed to swiftly rectify the issues you experienced. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Kindest regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Spaman001 wrote a review Nov 7
Penang Island, Malaysia12 contributions4 helpful votes
Set in the Rain Forrest this hotel has the best cleanliness of any I have ever stayed, friendly well trained staff nothing is too much trouble. Whilst it is considered a high end hotel you get exactly what you pay for, first class! Activities include Wind Surfing, Sailing, Canoeing, Snorkeling etc. to keep inline with the nature around you there are no motorized watersports. If you play golf, then the Els Course will be a joy with manicured greens, trimmed Fairways and spectacular views, it is easy to see how this has been voted the number one golf course in the world. The GM of the hotel is French and that can be easily seen in the meticulous attention to detail with wonderful food and a wine list to die for. So did we like the hotel.... no, we loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: The main building is only 5 floors high, so top floor gives best views.
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Spaman001, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Datai Langkawi and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed The Datai hospitality and the team took great care of you during your stay with us. I will certainly share your feedback with the team and they will be pleased to hear this. I am also glad that you enjoyed your golf at The Els Club and the view is indeed spectacular. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warm regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Jc wrote a review Oct 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia94 contributions133 helpful votes
Our first trip to Datai and it absolutely exceeds our expectations! We chose this resort for its unique charm and secluded location tucked away in the rainforest. Everything was amazing, from the service, room, amenities and food! We dined at Gulai, Pavillion, the Beach and Dining Room. They were all very very food and way above average. Breakfast selection and taste was excellent. As for the room, we booked the Rainforest Villa, but was upgraded to the Canopy Suite. Although it’s much larger, but it’s ambience and category is just ain’t the same what we expect it to be- tucked in the rainforest. We hope to experience the villa in the rainforest in our next trip! Overall we had a wonderful trip. Thank you to the amazing team in Datai!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid monsoon season!
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jc, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your first stay at The Datai Langkawi. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience the Rainforest Villa on your next visit. Warm regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Yati Z wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We just returned from a blissful 4- night stay at The Datai…..our first getaway since the Covid lockdown. The hotel is gorgeous and our rooms in the Datai Suite couldn’t be more delightful and first rate. The entire hotel staff were warm and welcoming, the food was spectacular (especially at the Thai restaurant, Pavilion), and the beach-lazing was dreamy. The gem of our stay there was Tony, our butler, who anticipated our every need and made this much-needed time away from home even more delightful. We wanted to bring him home with us when we left! It was a much needed respite after the harshness of the pandemic lockdowns and our trip couldn’t have been lovelier.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Arnaud Girodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Yati Z, Many thanks for your kind review and for staying at The Datai Langkawi together with your family. I am happy to hear that our team, especially Tony, and our services made such a positive impression, delivering to a great resort experience throughout your stay. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Langkawi. Warm regards, Arnaud Girodon
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Datai Langkawi
Which popular attractions are close to The Datai Langkawi?
Nearby attractions include Langkawi Sky Bridge (2.6 miles), Art In Paradise (3.5 miles), and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Datai Langkawi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Datai Langkawi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Datai Langkawi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verandah Lounge, Planter's at The Danna, and German Food Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Datai Langkawi have airport transportation?
Yes, The Datai Langkawi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Datai Langkawi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Datai Langkawi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Datai Langkawi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, and Malay.