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“This is a construction site.. Not a resort!”
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Tanjung Rhu Resort
Ranked #9 of 105 Hotels in Langkawi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We have arrived on the 25 December evening, the check in is done directly in the room which is convenient, during the check in process the hotel staff shown the map of the hotel and surprise surprise half of the resort is under construction! The buffet was overpriced, although I know it was Christmas , 250 euros for 4 people is far too much without any drink. We've been waiting 3 and half hours to have the linen for the children's bed then Finally after my third call arrived and we could put the kids to bed.
The morning after once opened the windows I could realize withy eyes the construction site.. Horrible view.
The day after i've negotiated with the staff to pay for the all inclusive package, which finally didn't bring any savings.
Overall I think is a decadent hotel which cannot be considered a five star altough the staff always been kind with us.
Certainly won't come again.

Stayed: December 2013
4  Thank Nicola C
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Dear Nicola C,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at our resort. It is unfortunate that our resort did not fulfill all your expectations. We have taken note about your remarks including the room view which faces a section which is off limits or behind hoardings. The view from that newly refurbished room which you occupied will soon get better as the trees and garden restores luster. This is a challenge for us at the moment particularly some rooms which is angled towards an area of resort facility which is not completed. Please do accept our sincere apologies for your dissatisfaction and thank you for highlighting to our attention.

Happy New Year with kind regards from the Management.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

I came here on Business travel (teambuilding) in Oct 2010 not 2013... but I had an amazing experience here that I am craving to go back again with my husband.

This place is just lovely, for family, business, friends, couples or just solo!
The beach is awesome, lonely white smooth sands. We can cross the ocean on low tides over to another small island across the beach.
The food is amazing, the fine dining gets pretty slow though.
The room is just lovely, the in-room dining is superb, service is great, breakfast is awesome and the swimming pool is cool (salted water + sandy pool). The best part is if u take the all-inclusive package, u can eat and drink all u want anywhere and anytime!

The library is amazing! U get a peaceful, comfy sofa, books to read (there's also DVD u can rent to ur room), and their cocktail fruit mixes are awesome! The view from the library 2nd floor is spectacular...

Its like living in heaven over here! I'm keeping my eye out for offers so I can come back with my husband and hopefully in the near future, with my "family".

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank babyxan88
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2014

Dear babyxan88,

Thank you so much! Appreciate your review after 3 years! We hope to see you again....

Best Regard,
The Management.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

I first went to Langkawi in December 2001 and spent some time at the Tanjung Rhu. Although I didn't stay in that hotel at the time, just spent time with guests there, I had been very impressed and wanted to come back. 12 years later... mission accomplished. My wife and 2 years old daughter went for 4 days and had a wonderful experience. The quality, helpfulness, genuine friendliness of the staff is really superior, the view still stunning, the beach very well maintained, the room was very nice and well maintained. 3 restaurants with very good food quality and diversity, relatively decent wine list for Malaysia. 3 very nice pools. They are renovating some parts of the hotel but it wasn't intrusive. the only piece to really improve is the internet connection.. I had a better internet service tethering from my cell phone (3G)!
Overall it's a very good secluded area, not far from the airport and they have very comfortable MPV to drive you back and forth to the airport.
A definitive must if you want a paradisiacal get away very close to Singapore!

Room Tip: if you can, take a sea view, it's worth it!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Pf V
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear PfV,

Thank you very much for giving us such wonderful review, we appreciate your support and would be delighted to welcoming you and your family again!

until then, thank you and best regards,
The Management.

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed here for four nights and loved it. The beach was absolutely stunning and the pool was great. We spent most of our time at the adult only pool, which had great views of the beach. At some point each day when the tide goes out, you can walk along the sandbar, which is stunning.
We stayed in the lowest category of room and it was fantastic. The bed was very comfortable and we had a balcony looking onto the courtyard. Overall, the quality of the room was very high. The pool had happy hour drinks each day for several hours, which was also very nice. Given the remote location, we ate almost exclusively at the resort, which was fairly priced (also for drinks). The food was good, but not great, as it was altered to cater to the western clients. The breakfast was very good though. We stayed during the current renovations, which we did not find to be a problem at all. From the pool the noise was minimal and they started late and ended early, so it was not disruptive. If you want to explore Langkawi, you would probably want to rent a car, as the resort is quite remote.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tkl112
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2013

Dear tkl112,

Thank you very much for writing such a great review about us!

We are glad to know that you had an enjoyable and pleasant stay with us. Also appreciates your understanding and support towards the upgrading/renovations process going on.

Wishing you happy holidays and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here after visiting KL and Genting.
The hotel grounds are stunning, especially the pool areas which are amazing, the main pool is something very special. The beach is white sands and the water is perfect for swimming, at low tide the water parts and creates a path to walk to the islands in the water. It really is something you have to see to believe!
The pool bar was great and had a variety of cocktails to try, the hotel has a library and a DVD collection that you can take back to your room.
Often we would sit in the library deck with cocktail and watch the sunset, the view at sunset is like something out of a postcard.
The food at the restaurants were all to a very high standard especially as the price was all inclusive.
The rooms are a bit dated and need some refurbishment.
All in all a nice romantic break after the hustle of KL, would definitely recommend if looking travelling to Langkawi.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mohammed m
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear mmayet,

Great to see such a wonderful comments, thank you & your recommendation is very much appreciated. We are currently in upgrading process and it would be great if you are able to visit us again next year!

Thank you and kind regards from all of here!
The Management.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed here Oct 2012 and I'm not sure why I haven't reviewed yet, as I still talk about this hotel now!
The hotel is set in absolutely beautiful grounds, it is slightly spread out which makes it feel private and not overrun. The 3 pools are all uniquely situated in the environment. The beach is pristine and perfect to swim in. The food in both restaurants was lovely and staff could not go any further out of their way to help. The pool bar also had happy hour hour which was always a great start to an evening!
The rooms were amazing and well equipped, with luxurious features.
The hotel was a little out of town, but if you are looking for the perfect, romantic get away I could not recommend this place more.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank UK_Jen
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear UK_Jen,

Thank you so much for such a delightful feedback and your recommendation is very much appreciated. Glad that you both have had a pleasant stay with us.

We hope to see you again!

Warm regards,
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Absolutely great place for the vacation. Langkawi is a very calm island with friendly people around and beautiful tropical nature.
If you have chosen this resort, be prepared for very high prices - food and drinks will cost you 10 times more, than downtown. So, we just took a taxi down to the southern coast and enjoyed fresh seafood, fish.
All in all, our stay was wonderful. The management of the hotel takes a very good care of their status, so you will enjoy your stay a lot.
Only one word that I can find to describe the place - paradise! Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mia F
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Mia F,

Thank you for the great review. We are glad that you both have had an enjoyable stay with us and we are looking forward to see you again!

Kind regards,
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Address: Mukim Ayer Hangat, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
#9 Spa Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range: $155 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Tanjung Rhu Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanjung Rhu Resort, nestled in the shade of casuarinas over 2.5km white sandy beach, is one of Asia’s finest boutique resort renowned for its scenic views, impeccable service and gourmet fine dining. This is a place for romance, privacy and tranquility. The 136 luxurious suites Tanjung Rhu lies at the northern tip of the Langkawi island of Malaysia. ... more   less 
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