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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Ranked #8 of 108 Hotels in Langkawi
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great! Left the Westin Resort and Spa Langkawi 5 nights ago after staying for 7 nights and before moving to the Danna hotel.

My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay with many pros and just a couple of cons compared to where we are now.

I love fitness, so I really enjoyed running on my own on the beach (no one there till 9-10am). As you can see from the pictures, I was always able to access jetty to exercise there… awesome view! Gym not that great, but I went back for cold towels and refreshing apple-cinnamon drink.

Soon after at breakfast I enjoyed freshly made juices (vitamin station) combined with a glass of Champagne. Omelets similar to how my boyfriend makes so… perfect with a bit of fresh Salmon, Chicken Rendang (breast… thank you!!!), Noodles and Rotis. Loved the porridge, a proper skinny latte and I was ready for the pool. OK, more than one, so different but I enjoyed change of scenery.

We went for dinner at the restaurant twice. First night not so good, but the second night (Indian) was lovely with naan bread made for us and brought to our table.

Thank you for the upgrade (our 10th anniversary), our room was lovely!!!

Pros:
- Lovely, light colour, refurbished room with spectacular view of both the pool areas and the Andaman sea

- Fantastic staff; hello Arif!
- Xmas Tree lighting ceremony – fab evening with free cocktails, wine and canapés
- Not many restaurants outside, but Pappa Rich was good.

Cons (not really):
- I’m used to towels been put on the sunbed in 5 star resort.
- No HAPPY HOUR… well… we have 4 hours at Danna’s; two by the pool and two in the lovely bar!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear KariiinaYork_UK,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I am very pleased with your overall satisfaction with your stay here. I thank you for your kind words with our relaxing atmosphere and private beach. It was very kind of you to highlight our cuisine and I am happy to know that we managed to meet your dining expectations. It also comforts me to hear that you have enjoyed our newly rejuvenated rooms and thank you for highlighting our friendly associates. On another note, I appreciate you bringing up the shortcomings you have experienced to our attention as this will only assist in improving towards service excellence. It was a great pleasure to have you here with us, and we look forward to your return.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I really like tripadvisor,i do.And i think it's tume for me to give back and write a review.I hope this helpful.
Ive been to so many places before.Hard rock in bali,andaman hotel langkawi and westin langkawi is the most recent.
And i have to say that westin langkawi is the best one in Island resorts category.

Best things about it:
1.the infinity pool.My kids love it.The bar nearby is really great for adult to hangout.the staffs there are helpful.AMAZING view straight to the sea❤️.the water not too cold.Slight problem,it kinda dirty on the surface (hair,tissues,sand).Need often cleanup throughout the day.
2.The beach.It is nearby,got place to lay around.The view was spectacular and u just need LITTLE walk to arrive to the private beach.Unlike hard rock bali,where u have to across STREET to arrive.the beach wasnt crowded.But it is not suitable to play as the sea wasnt so clear and the sands are full of sharp coral.But definitely perfect for strolling.
3.Buffet breakfast.Uhmazing.i have to forget my diet because it was temptatious.The omelette station,my kids just love it.Oh yeah,staffs are amazing.Plus,the season restaurant only take literally 30 steps from my room.The only problem was,kinda pricey for normal non breakfast food.But acceptable.
4.I dont go to the gym and spa,so no comment.
5.The location is near perfection.Really close to jetty which is great because we can eat there(much cheaper) and the jetty has starbucks,mc donalds,etc.U can take a romantic walk to got to jetty too.U also can ride a bike to go there for rm15 an hour.The hotel quite near to the city and malls.awesome.unlike Andaman the other day.The only problem is TOO far from airport.Abt 30mins.But that's acceptable.
6.The staffs are ready to help you with anything.The are tour desk to help plan your activities which have been helpful.

My problems are:
-for room that RM1k+ per night,i expect a bigger room.kinda shocked to see the room isnt that big.But,so clean and extra sheets already installed.My kids were kinda dissap. When there is no bathtub installed.Kids huh?But the facilities in the room are great.
-ive checked in for 2 rooms.We got the first room right away as the 2nd room wasnt ready.But somehow,the 2nd room available at 6pm which is too late.

Btw,i stayed the for 4nights.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear AnnaHoult,

Thank you very much for the detailed review. It is very kind of you to highlight our unique infinity pool and Splash pool bar. No doubt that our infinity pool offers magnificent views of the Andaman Sea and I am so glad to know that you have enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. I am concerned about the issues regarding our pool cleanliness and I have immediately spoken with my team to take corrective action. As for the beach, unfortunately we were not blessed with the best beach on the island and although we endeavor to keep it clean, we consistently battle in our area with the debris brought in by the tides. I am happy to know that our signature SuperFoodsRx buffet breakfast was up to your standards. It is great to know that you find our location conveniently. Thank you also for your generous remark regarding our friendly and attentive associate. For your information, we do have rooms with showers and bathtubs and I very much regret that our associate did not offer that to you. Moreover these rooms are as well mentioned in our website. I acknowledge your comments regarding room not ready on time and I have addressed this inconsistency with our front office team for further improvement. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

To be honest, I usually read tripadvisor's reviews about the hotels that I would like to book for but never contribute any review. This time, i feel that there is a need to since i really had a superb fantastic stay at Westin langkawi.
The view was great, the staff were polite, the rooms were spacious and clean! Most importantly, the breakfast buffet spread was excellent. Stayed for 2 nights and check in to The Andaman for the next 2 days thinking The Andaman might be even better but was disappointed.
Westin is much better in term of location and hospitality. If you prefer to explore Langkawi, stay at Westin. If you prefer a nice resort style isolated hotel, go for The Andaman.

Room Tip: I was given a standard room which i thought was more than what I have expected. Superb stay!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Dear ystan19122013,

Thank you very much for giving us such generous feedback. I have to agree on the beauty of the resort and glad to know you have enjoyed the atmosphere here. I would like to thank you for your generous remark regarding our friendly associate. Thank you also for recognizing our signature SuperFoodsRx buffet breakfast. My team and I are really grateful for your comments and we wish to welcome you again.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

This Review is written 6 nights in to a 7-night stay at the Westin Resort and Spa Langkawi prior to moving on to the Danna hotel for the second part of our stay on the beautiful island of Langkawi.

We arrived at the reception desk at around 11pm very weary after approximately 1.5 days traveling including a delay of 3 hours at KL due to bad weather and minus one suitcase that hadn’t arrived so we were not in the best of spirits. Arriving at the hotel the same time as a party of around 20 new guests who were here for a 2-day conference compounded this. However we were pleasantly surprised as check-in was completed in around 20 minutes and we were provided with a refreshing drink and a face towel to cool ourselves down.

Our mood was offset somewhat by being offered an upgrade to a partial ocean view room which had been recently refurbished (Room 1316), a complimentary 1 night buffet evening meal and a free drink each – it was our 10 year anniversary trip. We were shown to the room by a helpful member of staff who explained everything to us fully about the hotel facilities and the room.

The next day after an amazing breakfast with everything you could wish for and more (particularly the Chicken Rendang, Noodles and Rotis') I headed for reception to try and resolve the luggage situation, as it had still not arrived. The staff were incredibly helpful and contacted the relevant authority but there was no new information but they would continue to try – they certainly seemed to be familiar with what to do in such circumstances. Unfortunately we had not done the sensible thing and spilt the clothes between two suitcases so regrettably I only had the clothes I’d arrived in which was not ideal given the humidity and the heat of the Langkawi sun, but again the reception staff were so helpful and gave me a shirt from the shop to wear by the pool.

So after about 16 hours I went to the Reception desk who informed me that my luggage had arrived and was waiting for me in our room. So luggage unpacked I set about enjoying the hotel and its facilities the pros and cons of which are outlined below:

Pros

• Excellent refurbished room with spectacular view of both the pool areas and the Andaman sea
• Incredibly helpful and friendly staff (particularly Arif in the Seasonal Tastes restaurant) although I agree with some other reviews that for a 5 star hotel perhaps there could be a more proactive approach around the pool e.g. putting towels on sunbeds
• Amazing choice at breakfast – not had Rotis' like this since the Sutera Harbour in Borneo
• Plenty of sunbeds even when hotel is reasonably full
• Xmas Tree lighting ceremony (last night) – excellent event with free cocktails, wine and canapés – we enjoyed
• Prices reasonable for a five star hotel £5.25 for a pint of Tiger / £5.75 for cocktails

Cons

• Gym equipment could be more modern as some is now quite dated
• Seasonal Tastes restaurant – we had 2 evening buffets and on the first occasion the choice was not great and quality of meat not to my liking e.g. chicken was not breast, but better the next time which was an Indian theme
• Conference taking place during our stay meant some facilities were unavailable and on occasion the pool area was more noisy than it otherwise would have been
• Carpets between rooms have seen better days

The hotel is near Kuah Town but there is not a lot to see or to buy but actually there is a reasonable restaurant near one of the shopping malls (Papariccis) if you fancy authentic Malaysian food and is only about a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

In summary we thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and its facilities and would I come here again? Yes probably but there are so many beautiful parts of the world to see and to date the only hotel we have returned to is the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. We will see what the Danna has to bring ………..

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear deanokarina,

Thank you very much for you kind review. I am glad to know that you are comfortable with our check in process. Thanks for highlighting our signature SuperFoodsRx buffet breakfast and it is very important to me that guests enjoy great breakfast experiences. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our newly rejuvenated rooms too. Moreover, I am happy to hear that our associates were great, making you feel very well taken care of. I am grateful for your comments and feedback but I also appreciate you bringing up the shortcomings you have encountered to our attention as this will only assist us in improving towards service excellence. It was a great pleasure to have you amongst our guests and I hope that we may welcome you again in the near future.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Stayed recently four days in this resort. The location is postcard perfect. The beautiful curving beach with views out over the neighbouring islands. The water is still like a millpond and the beach is one of the cleanest I have seen anywhere in Asia. The rooms are beautifully appointed. Mine had a lovely view down over the pool and out to sea. Several pools, one with a swim up bar. Good food and beverage at resort prices. Fantastic staff. there were lots of families there and the place is very family friendly. Would I go back? In a heartbeat. Great stay! Faultless. Well done Westin team.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Dear OnandelBangkok,

Thank you very much for your warm words. I am always proud to agree on the beauty of the resort, wonderful panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, surrounding islands and the endless stretch of the blue sky. I appreciate a lot your feedback recognizing our nicely appointed rooms. Thank you also for highlighting our unique pools and Splash pool bar. I am also pleased to know that we managed to meet your dining expectations. It was a great pleasure to have you here with us, and we look forward to your return.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

amazing place at the ocean, big swimming pool, and fresh air at the lobby, very nice and clean room, amazing breakfast with lot of options, that was very delicious!! really i loved this place soo much, great place at langkawi !!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Dear SerRaA44,

Thank you so much for this fabulous review. We appreciate very much your encouraging remarks about our beautiful location, facilities, and accommodation. It is great to know our SuperFoodsRx buffet breakfast exceeded your expectation. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I decided to go on a short 3 day romantic break and settled on Langkawi. We normally stay at the Four Seasons for this type of holiday but with the Four Seasons being full for the duration of our stay we decided to stay at the Westin which came very highly regarded
On arrival, the room was not ready so we were ushered into another one of the same category (premium double ocean view room). We had to walk through a maze of doors and hallways to make it from the lobby to the room. When we finally made it, it became obvious that the pictures on booking.com (where we made the reservation) did not actually reflect reality; the room was borderline dilapidated
Service was another disaster (not a single person to serve you at the beach!!) but the biggest, by a mile, was the food. I think I lost weight since I was trying hard not to eat there. I never EVER experienced a, supposedly, 5 star resort starting to lift the breakfast buffet while guests are actually still in the restaurant just because the clock had hit 11:30am (the time the breakfast buffet ends). Totally unprofessional and extremely un-courteous. The best thing about the whole experience was that my wife and I took turns turning every single occasion into a comedy of errors and laughing at it. I told the young lady when we were checking out...."If I never set foot in this resort it will be too soon". I meant every word
I will take this up with SPG management in the US; I want my money back. This was false advertising at it's worst. This should be rebranded as a (at best) 3 star resort
I learnt my lesson; from now on I'm only staying at the Four Seasons

Room Tip: Just don't go. Pick another resort
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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SchlueterM, General Manager at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Dear Kareem S,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all it could have been. I acknowledge your comments regarding room not ready on time and I have addressed this inconsistency with our front office team to improve continuously. I am also concerned to note that the quality of food did not meet your expectations, please accept my sincerely apologies for any inconvenience caused. I totally agree that the dining experiences you described during your breakfast session should not be part of our guest experience. Please rest assured that similar issues are not likely to happen again, as they have been addressed with the team . Once again we thank you for your feedback and I hope that you will give us another opportunity to show you our improvement on your next renewing stay.

Be well,
Michael Schlueter

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Address: Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Langkawi
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
#8 Spa Hotel in Langkawi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range: $194 - $788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on private beachfront property with shopping malls in the vicinity and the jetty just a stone’s throw away, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa perfectly balances the joys of nature and the spoils of opulence. With views of the sparkling Andaman Sea, the pristine jewels of nature can be enjoyed from the comforts of our elegantly designed 202 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Private Pool Villas boast state-of-the-art amenities, as well as the ultimate luxury of an infinity pool. Restore body and soul in the perfect retreat for sheer indulgence at the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin™, the only Heavenly Spa in Malaysia. ... more   less 
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