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“A piece of luxury among nature's beauty”
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Ambong Ambong
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Moscow, Russia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“A piece of luxury among nature's beauty”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Ambong Ambong turned out to be more than we have expected. One thing I value the most when staying at any hospitality establishment, especially a boutique hotel, is customer service and at this resort it is at its highest level without a doubt. The staff members, coordinated by Mr. Nizam, have and show pride in what they do and as a result make their guests' stay unforgettable. And thats just one of the highlights of our stay. The others being beautiful, comfortable and spacious modern rooms which are literally located in the middle of an untoched Langkawi canopy forest where you might even see monkeys jumping from tree to tree while having breakfast on your balcony. Overall a fantastic resort and would definately recommend this place to anyone who wants to forget about any hotel ragarding problem and simply enjoy their holiday.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank ILYA_MED
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Anna, Nizam and the staff work very hard with great attention to details to ensure that our guests have a comfortable, enjoyable and anxiety-free holiday. It is generally acknowledged that being in a new place (no matter how friendly or hospitable) can be a little stressful. We want to minimize that and we give every guest a local hand-phone to enable him (or her) to call us for assistance at anytime from anywhere in Langkawi if they run into problems.
Thanks for the great review and for staying with us.
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Cheras, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was looking for a PERFECT hotel for my fiancee's birthday. I chose this hotel because most of the other hotels didn't have reviews up to my expectation. The hotel is quite easy to locate if you are driving. It is approximately 20 mins away from the airport.

The hotel is located at level 3. Japanese restaurant is located at level 1 and Ishan Spa is located at level 2. The road to the hotel office is quite steep. So be careful if you are driving. The hotel doesn't have a lobby but they have a small office where you can check in. They will commute you from your parking lot to the rooms because the rooms are situated at a higher level. I was amazed with the room. It looks exactly like in the pictures. It was clean, cozy and green. If you are a nature person, you will love this place. The person in charge, Mr Nizam was a great helped. We were offered a mobile to call ask for their services e.g to pick us up from the room, laundry, extra drinks etc. Their services start from 8am until 12am everyday. I requested a birthday cake on the eve of my fiancee's birthday and they were glad to arrange it for me without any charge. Everything in the fridge was F.O.C and you could ask for replenishment.

The breakfast is the same everyday but it's a different concept compared to other hotels. They will provide you with local breakfast if you request. The staff are friendly and willing to help anytime of the day. We tried out the shops they suggested and the food was reasonably good. The pathways to the hotel is lighted up at night so you have nothing to worry if you are coming back late. We spend most of our time in the hotel relaxing. The beach is 5 mins walk. Pantai Cenang is 2 mins away if you are driving.

I will definitely come back to Langkawi for this hotel. It was such a nice gateway from the busy city life.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us a good and detailed review.

Our staff go the extra mile to make our guests happy, especially if they are celebrating a special occasion. Being small and new we have to distinguish ourselves by offering a uniquely different environment and outstanding service.

Most guests prefer to have their breakfast in the privacy of their rooms at their leisure (a generous supply of good coffee is laid on for that reason) and, in addition, a local breakfast can also be provided at no extra cost to those who request it.

Please visit us again to celebrate your ( or your fiancée's) birthday.
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Thank you is not enough you made our special holiday even more special, your attentive manner was awesome you could not do enough to please the guests our suite was out of this world, our anniversary meal on our private balcony was unforgettable a big thank you to Nissam for making that happen.
Again a big thank you to all the staff we will be back
Jean and Andrew Howcroft

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hi (Tripadvisor does not allow us to use names), we really enjoyed having you and making your anniversary an event to be remembered. Ahmad and I, Anna and her team wish both of you many more happy occasions in future.

Thank you for the lovely review.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great boutique hotel! Beautiful rooms on the hillside jungle 5 minutes walk from the beach. Staff were amazing and attached Japanese restaurant and spa were also great. Quite a steep walk up to rooms, but didn't bother us at all. They give you local mobile phones so you can call for the shuttle service whenever you want.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Awesome

Thank you for the review..

Even though almost all our guests enjoy the tropical jungle experience, they enjoy the view as much and after a great deal of vacillation, we have decided to trim some of the trees so that every room will get a good view of the sea and not just the higher rooms.

The decision wasn’t made lightly because many of the trees are also home and for some, especially the leaf - eating monkeys , a source of food .The expert who is advising us assume that even if we made a mistake , the growth in the tropics is so fast that within 6 to 9 months new replacement branches would have grown back.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I would highly recommend this resort!
I stayed here with my family over Christmas 2013 and we had such a lovely time.
Anna and her staff made sure we had a wonderful Christmas with a Christmas Eve cocktail party (with complimentary christmas headpieces for everyone that were left on our beds that afternoon before the party), as well as, a bottle of champagne and gingerbread men delivered to each room on Christmas day.
We had 3 rooms for 4 nights. 2 suites and 1 cottage. All had beautiful views of the water and trees.
The rooms were clean, spacious and very relaxing. The suites each had an outdoor wooden bath in the open living area / balcony. Very relaxing and peaceful.
While the resort is located on a hill, they provide a mini shuttle to transport people up and down if needed. Anna provided each of the rooms with a mobile phone so we could call the shuttle when needed.
The hotel is located across the road from one of the beaches.
There are also restaurants walking distance (5-10mins).
The main town centre is about 20-25mins walk - all flat and very pleasant to walk to.
The Japanese restaurant at the bottom of the resort was great too!
The spa service was great. Each family member got a free 30 mins massage. I also purchased another package and it was divine!
Everything was amazing.
Thank you Anna!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LauraCliff
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
We have a very international guest list and in recognition of that Anna likes to mark all the major cultural and religious events with a small, but appropriate, celebration as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who stay with us. Actually any excuse for a party will do, so annually we would have events for the new year (two: Gregorian and Chinese), Idil Adha, Deepavali, Thaipusam and Christmas. It’s great fun and guests enjoy as much as we do.
The shuttle service is available from 8 am to midnight every day. Most guests enjoy walking up most of the time, except late at night after an evening on the town.

Thank you for a great review and shall we keep a room for you for Christmas 2014?
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london
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Spent 3 nights on top of Paradise Hill.

What can I say? Nothing beats waking up to a view of rainforest and the azure Andaman sea beyond.

Breakfast awaits - fresh fruit, Danish and jam. Eaten on your private, massive, open-air covered lanai COMPLETE WITH A WOODEN TUB!

I ask: Can anything be more relaxing than a tucked-away wading pool, shrouded by banana trees and fan palms, with only the sounds of distant monkeys rustling the trees and soft meditation music twinkling in the air?

The answer: no. nothing is more relaxing.

Oh, you want a beach? 5 minute walk to a lovely quiet beach.

Hungry? Try Sheila's - just around the corner and sit in the garden.

too tired to walk up the hill? They will drive you at a moment's notice! Even at midnight!

Ladies and gentlemen: This is no joke. This place is amazing. But 'shhhh' because it is Langk'wowi' best kept secret.

Amazing helpful, warm staff - helped arranged any island activities and gave insider tips to the best beaches and 'must sees' on the island.

Can't wait to return to Paradise in the forest.

Room Tip: the suites at the top of the hill are truly luxurious and have the best views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
Anna is away on a short (and much needed) vacation. So she may not have seen this review, because I know she will be thrilled to bits. It will make her (and the staff ‘s) long hours and meticulous attention to detail worth every bit of the effort put in.

As the owner, I am equally thrilled that our little venture into the highly competitive tourism business is well appreciated.

Thanks for a lovely review.
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Ambong Ambong for 2 nights last week. The whole experience from start to finish was totally amazing. We had looked to book a 4* hotel on Langkawi for our short break. We are SO glad that we found Ambong Ambong. It is just out there on its own in terms of an unforgettable experience and we will most definitely be back at some point in the future. A big thank you to everyone involved in the running of Ambong Ambong for making us feel so welcome.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, March 8, 2014
I am delighted that you enjoyed the Ambong-Ambong experience as much as we enjoyed looking after you.

Come back again for a longer stay soon or may be, even join one of our retreats to be totally invigorated in body and spirit.

Thanks for writing.
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Property: Ambong Ambong
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 156 Specialty Lodging in Langkawi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ambong Ambong 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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