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Singapore, null, Singapore
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is truly an exceptional property in a small, secluded bay at one end of Langkawi. Given its location, stirring out of the hotel is not particularly a worthwhile activity. We didn't stay in one of the beach villa's but that didn't take anything away from the charm of the place. Service was also consistently exceptional throughout our stay with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at The Datai for 6 nights in August 2016, as the final leg of our Borneo/Malaysia honeymoon. We'd already experienced first-class service and accommodation elsewhere on our trip, but The Datai took it to a new level. Attentive, courteous yet never invasive, their staff were a model of what hotel service should be. We enjoyed dinner at each... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really exceptional. Totally satisfied given the price we paid. We can't say the same regarding many of the other 5 star resorts we have stayed at in the past. Plenty of little touches that showed that they weren't scrimping. Pure quality of service, accommodation and food not to mention the setting and the low impact on the environment. I would... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is nothing left to the imagination here. If you want a quiet beach get away as a couple or for your family this is it. The beach is immaculate and the views are to die for. The apple mint coolers carried to you by the server while you sit on the beach are to die for. The Thai restaurant... More 

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Holly W, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of The Datai experience. I will pass your comments back to our team and they will be happy to hear that they assisted in making your stay... More 

Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed in The Datai for 3 nights in early August. We stayed in a beach villa. Everything about the beach villa was lovely. The beach villa came with a butler service. The butler was supposed to render assistance on anything we needed, including placing room service orders, making restaurant reservations or spa bookings, calling for buggy... More 

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ArnaudGirodon, Executive Secretary at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Silverbush, Thank you for staying at The Datai Langkawi during your recent trip to Langkawi and we truly regret to hear that you did not experience the true Datai service or hospitality on this visit. We would like to sincerely apologise to you on this huge shortfall which has jeopardised your stay with us for which we are truly... More 

San Francisco
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places I have visited. Set amongst the rainforest, own private beach, large swimming pool and a choice of 4 top quality restaurants. We stayed in the canopy villa which is situated in the main building. They is choice of Forrest villas, or beach villas too. Look out for the friendly monkeys on your balcony in the... More 

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear loonatmrhussainl, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience and had a wonderful holiday with us. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a long weekend and it really felt like a holiday. Service was great and villa made you not want to leave. They were very accomodating of our flight schedules. It was nice to be able to see the wild life around the property. The nature guide was very knowledgable. Our butler was always very pleasant and did... More 

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear dwmartin11, Many thanks for your kind review and for staying at The Datai Langkawi. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience at The Datai. I will pass your comments back to our team, they will be happy to hear that they assisted in making your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No resort can be everything to everybody. However what the Datai sets out to do, it really does. It is an outstanding, rather exclusive resort built on a steep hillside in the rainforest. It extends down through the very natural, unspoilt jungle down to a very private beach of approximately 1km only shared with one other hotel. We took 2... More 

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ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Chris R, 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 resort of choice. I am pleased to hear that our services made such a positive impression, delivering to a great resort experience. I am... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of resort is such that it's kind of an island on its own. The best part is the hotel has rainforest on one side and the other side has a beach. The beach is extremely well maintained. The rainforest was superb as well. The jungles walks organised by the hotel should not be missed at all. The naturalists... More 

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Thank Deeps512
ArnaudGirodon, General Manager at The Datai Langkawi, responded to this review

Dear Deeps512, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and we do appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your stay on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your rainforest experience including the nature excursions with our naturalist as well as our beach. Thank you for sharing your... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting with Malaysian airlines - its not great. The food is rubbish - I was only offered one cup of tea over 12 hours. Our planes were delayed so missed the connecting flights both ways. Missed my transfers - so make sure you book transfers offered by The Datai hotel. There were no explanations whilst waiting for the late arrival... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, 16 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Datai Langkawi

Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Price Range: $215 - $918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Datai Langkawi 5*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
The Datai Langkawi Hotel Langkawi
Datai Langkawi
The Datai Hotel Langkawi
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
#2 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
#2 Spa Hotel in Langkawi
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