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The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi
The Datai Langkawi

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9.3

Exceptional

1,041 reviews

1,041 reviews

Beach20
Food & Dining6
Housekeeping5
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Langkawi Sky Bridge 4.1 km
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls 5.0 km
Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi 5.1 km
Tanjung Rhu Beach 14.9 km
Underwater World Langkawi 15.8 km
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park 21.4 km
Langkawi Wildlife Park 21.5 km
Pulau Payar Marine Park 23.1 km
Eagle Square 23.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Datai Beach 410 m
Datai Bay 780 m
Els Club Teluk Datai 1.5 km
Pulau Anak Datai 1.6 km
The Golf Club, Datai Bay 1.6 km
Machinchang Peak 2.5 km
Langkawi Sky Bridge 4.1 km
Gunung Machinchang 4.2 km
Seven Wells 4.5 km
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls 5.0 km

The Datai Langkawi

Jalan Teluk Datai Kedah Darul Aman, Datai Bay Area, Langkawi, Malaysia - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Datai Bay Area part of Langkawi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Cenang Beach. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Private beach

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
95% of staff partially vaccinated

95% of on-site staff have received part of their total vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportLangkawi International Airport (LGK)
Distance to airport11.2 km

Rooms available at The Datai Langkawi

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

Rainforest Villa
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  • Room size: 123 m²/1324 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 double bed
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Canopy Suite
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 175 m²/1884 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Canopy Premium King or Twin
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Canopy Deluxe King or Twin
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Rainforest Villa - Malaysia and Singapore Residents Only
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  • Room size: 123 m²/1324 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Rainforest Pool Villa - Malaysia and Singapore Residents Only
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  • Room size: 175 m²/1884 ft²
  • Nature view
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Beach Villa
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  • Beach view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Breakaway Package: One-Bedroom Beach Villa with Private Pool[Malaysia & Singapore Residents]
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Datai Langkawi?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 190 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Datai Langkawi has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Langkawi with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Datai Langkawi?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Datai Langkawi. There's an additional charge of 150 MYR for adults and 88 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at The Datai Langkawi?

To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi is located in Datai Bay Area, famous for good restaurants such as The Gulai House, Tepian Laut and The Japanese Restaurant.

What are popular attractions near The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi is located in Datai Bay Area area, which is famous for attractions such as Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi and Langkawi Crocodile Farm.

What popular beaches are close to The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi is located in the Datai Bay Area area, which includes Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Datai Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Datai Langkawi?

The Datai Langkawi is located within Datai Bay Area, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Temurun Waterfall, Gunung Mat Cincang and Datai Bay.

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What people love about The Datai Langkawi

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Gut eingerichtetes Hotel mit allem was man braucht."

    David

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    August 8, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Really enjoyed it."

    hizatulhana

    |

    August 7, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice staff and best service."

    Hariz

    |

    August 4, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 758 Langkawi properties
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Room comfort score
9.2/10
Room size
167 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.5/10
Service score
9.5/10
Better than
99
%
of Langkawi properties
Bigger than
98
%
of Langkawi properties
Better than
97
%
of Langkawi properties
Better than
96
%
of Langkawi properties
Overall rating:

9.3

Exceptional
1,041 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
9.4
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Good quality food in the three outlets I ate in.
Peter from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about The Datai Langkawi

More about The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi

Getting in and around Langkawi is a breeze when staying at The Datai Langkawi, located right in the heart of the city. Get ready for an adventure with a stay at The Datai Langkawi. Enjoy the ocean, or just watch it with a refreshing drink. Just 15.1 km from Cenang Beach, you can enjoy some beach time with a stay at The Datai Langkawi.
The Datai Langkawi offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi and car hire services provided by the resort make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Langkawi.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at The Datai Langkawi guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at The Datai Langkawi include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Datai Langkawi. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at The Datai Langkawi which has a selection of halal options.
A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
The Datai Langkawi offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of boats and canoes provided by The Datai Langkawi.
Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the yoga room, tennis court, golf course on site and hiking trails at The Datai Langkawi. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 99% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Langkawi.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.4

Most talked about facilities

Beach

38 mentions

Food & Dining

20 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Swimming Pool

6 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Russian

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Halal
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

The Gulai House

  • Cuisine: Indian, Local, Malaysian
  • Menu: Buffet

The Pavilion

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Menu: Buffet

The Dining Room

  • Cuisine: Asian, International
  • Menu: A-la-carte

The Beach Club

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Jalan Teluk Datai Kedah Darul Aman, Datai Bay Area, Langkawi, Malaysia
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
    11.2 km
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    85.3 km

Public transportation

  • Panorama Langkawi SkyCab
    5.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Evercare
    10.5 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge
    4.1 km
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
    5.0 km
  • Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
    5.1 km
  • Tanjung Rhu Beach
    14.9 km
  • Underwater World Langkawi
    15.8 km
  • Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
    21.4 km
  • Langkawi Wildlife Park
    21.5 km
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park
    23.1 km
  • Eagle Square
    23.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Datai Beach
    410 m
  • Datai Bay
    780 m
  • Els Club Teluk Datai
    1.5 km
  • Pulau Anak Datai
    1.6 km
  • The Golf Club, Datai Bay
    1.6 km
  • Machinchang Peak
    2.5 km
  • Langkawi Sky Bridge
    4.1 km
  • Gunung Machinchang
    4.2 km
  • Seven Wells
    4.5 km
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
    5.0 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests must present an identification card or passport upon check-in to qualify for the domestic residents rate promotion.
  • A valid resident ID is required upon check-in for verification of Malaysian and Singaporean Resident Rate booking at Best Available Rate. The rate offers 15% discount on Food & Beverages and Spa.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee190 MYR
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150 MYR

The property

  • Number of floors6
  • Number of rooms 121
  • Room voltage220

Reviews of The Datai Langkawi from real guests

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9.2
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.5
Facilities9.4
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.5
Value for money8.6
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8-9 Excellent (97)
7-8 Very Good (40)
6-7 Good (12)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
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Mar - May (112)
Jun - Aug (168)
Sep - Nov (114)
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9.0
Exceptional
Cindy from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2009

Gem in a Rainforest”

Excellent location, beautiful hotel in the middle of a rainforest, with a fantastic seaview, surrounded by nature and animals in their habitats. Service is excellent - friendly and helpful. Rooms are spacious and beds are huge and comfortable.
food in the beach club is a tad below average. rooms are very 5 star hotel standard but can be improved with little touches to make the room warmer.

Chanced upon a picture of the Datai and decided I have to go there. The Datai is fantastic experience overall - in the middle of rainforest, with fantastic sea views, fresh crisp forest air and plenty of chances to spot monkeys, hornbills and a few exotic lizards. There are huge swimming pools (one for adult only, and another family friendly, pretty good dvd library, spa is very good as well... The beach club is the main restaurant that is open for all day dining, I think there are definitely rooms for improvement there.. I didn't have chance to try the Thai restaurant, but I did try the Gulai House, very good Malay and Indian restaurant in a kampong setting, in the middle of the forest.. very unique experience and highly recommended. The Datai is located about 25mins drive from the airport, and it is a bit far from everything outside the hotel, so would suggest to rent a car for easier access outside. Datai's published rates are pretty steep (starting at about 700usd, I think it's because unlike other hotels, they do not try to cram too much stuff in a small area, it's more like a huge compound for you to explore), it's great that we got good rates from agoda, this is definitely a great experience and I would go to Datai again, especially at agoda's prices.

Reviewed October 30, 2009

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9.0
Exceptional
Jason from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

Excellent Stay”

attentive staff rooms jungle setting
construction going on while staying there

The Datai is an excellent place to stay if you are looking to stay at a top notch resort. The staff are amazing and go out of their way to make you comfortable. Basically everything we asked for, they provided. If you want something within reason, they will accommodate. The rooms were beautifully appointed, and the beds were very comfortable. The pillows were not very supportive, but it didn't detract from a good night sleep. Walking among the resort, and even from your room, you can see monkeys, hornbills and other wildlife amidst the hotel's jungle setting, which is a real treat. The food at the Datai was good. There are a number of restaurants with different cuisines, and the food ranges from passable to very good. One issue we had was with the serving of alcoholic drinks. They are very careful to give you a very specific amount of alcohol, and it is often not enough for the drink. Make sure to ask the bartender to give you a drink with the proper amount of alcohol. The beach in front of the Datai is very nice. Careful not to wander over to the Andaman at the beach. Their beachfront is dirtier and the water is a lot more murky.Plus, there are tons more kids over there. If you want a better beach, and less noise, stay in front of the Datai.

Reviewed October 22, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
Thanit from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Perfect Combination of Stunning Natural Environment and Great Service”

I stayed 3 nights at the Datai and had the most relaxing holidays ever. The private beach and rain forests are stunning with birds and monkeys to be seen up close. The design and architecture are natural and blended well with the local environment. The staff were all kind and friendly and cared for small details like providing glasses of water and fruit to guests regularly. The highlights of my stay were Morning and Evening Walks and an informal lecture about the Langkawi natural environment in a small hut by Irshad Mobarak, the seasoned Resident Naturalist. They were inspiring and rekindled the interest to appreciate and learn more about the natural wonders. The hotel management and all the staff should be proud of the very high quality of service they deliver. I hope the Datai continues to give priority to protecting the nearby environment and keeping things simple and natural during their renovation efforts which will keep this hotel a very special place for nature lovers.

Reviewed May 20, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Jan-Christian from Germany
Couple
Canopy Deluxe King or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Gorgeous secluded location”

One of the most beautiful locations I have ever stayed in. Langkawi as a beach destination is already worth it but the beautiful rainforest surrounding The Datai makes it that much more special. You really are in the middle of a jungle and no matter where you are in the resort, the views are impressive. The food (especially at the Thai) is excellent, the staff is always helpful with any requests. The day before our flight we got back to the room to see our boarding passes already printed and ready to go. Its the little things the Datai does exceptionally well and sets it apart from anywhere else we've stayed in Langkawi.

Reviewed April 17, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Christoph from Germany
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in February 2010

A beautiful resort in the jungle”

very nice and stylish rooms, very nice pool and beach front, free DVD rental and Wifi throughout the ressort
very expensive restaurants (min 150 - 200 USD for dinner for 2

We visisted The Datai for 4 nights. It is apart from the Four Sesons Hotel the nicest Hotel on Pulau Langkawi. The hotel is very nice in the middle of the jungle. It is advisable to rent a car if one stays for longer as it is quite far from any village or city. The service was friendly but a bit lacking the usual over-friendliness of other Asian 5 star ressorts. The rooms are very nicely designed even though the king size bed is actually made of 2 normal beds combined to one. It has 4 very nice restaurants but the prices were a bit steep: a dinner costs minimum 150-200 USD for 2 persons even without ordering any wine etc. So if one stays for 3 nights one should account for additional min. 500 USD just for dinner. Eating outside is an option but a bit tricky as the resort is quite far off any other location and there are not too many restaurants outside of the resorts & hotels. So overall, we can definitely recommend The Datai for its very nice hotel facilities and the rooms but one needs to plan for additional budget for breakfast and dinners.

Reviewed March 10, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
reinder from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in August 2009

Brilliant time despite rain”

The room was very nice and very very comfortable, beautiful view of the rain forest and the sea. Restaurants are very nice and the staff very friendly
No real weaknessess spotted.

We first stayed at Andaman next door before we moved for few days of bliss to the datai. As Datai lot more expensive we expected double value at datai and that expectation was met. Andaman was great but datai was fantastic. The rooms are definitely more than twice nice than nice Andaman room and the restaurants are also twice as nice as the nice andaman. We can recommend booking through Agoda we had a good deal for room including breakfast. We were concerned about possible location of room. It was close to bar. However the live music from bar was not loud and was actually quite nice.

Reviewed September 01, 2009

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10.0
Exceptional
IZZHAR from Malaysia
Couple
Beach Villa
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

Luxury combined with impeccable staff!”

What an amazing honeymoon experience right from the start! My wife and I certainly didn't expect the pickup driver to take us directly to the doorstep of our beautiful beach villa to check-in in the comfort of our living room. Our beach villa was beautifully designed and simply luxurious. Each restaurant at the resort (especially The Pavillion) served some of the most delicious dishes we have ever eaten and we especially enjoyed dining by the sea under the full moon. I could go on and on about how wonderful the resort is and how relaxing it is to be so close with nature in the jungle, but in all honesty the key feature that made our stay truly special was the hotel staff- everyone (and I mean everyone) consistently treated us like royalty. I am so impressed with them, they are the real stars of the resort because I have stayed in many wonderful resorts and hotels only to be let down by its rude/incompetent staff. This is not the case in The Datai - both the resort and the staff were excellent! Some minor feedback - eventhough we hardly used it, the entertainment system in the villa could be improved (no music files in the preloaded USB drive and no bedroom USB drive). Another minor feedback was our dining experience at The Gulai House- our main course took quite some time (at least half an hour) to arrive after our starters. Again, this was minor because we were taking our time to enjoy the whole dining experience, but it may not be ideal for guests to wait that long in between meals. All in all, it was a truly memorable experience at The Datai and we were so reluctant to leave- perhaps we shall return on our Anniversary! If I could, I would rate the overall experience a 6 out of 5!

Reviewed December 17, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Micha from Australia
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in March 2012

excellent hotel, excellent staff, excellent food!!”

Professional Staff, brilliant food, beautiful rooms, pool area for adults and separate area for kids, location and setting

as a frequent traveller, our stay at the datai has been by far the best experience we have had. nothing was too much trouble, the staff were exceptional, the hotel itself is beautifully presented and the setting among the rainforest by a private beach just completes perfection. it really is a beautiful piece of heaven on earth. if you are looking for a quiet, luxurious and romantic stay in malaysia, then the datai langkawi is where you need to go! i will be back next year for sure!

Reviewed April 11, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Andrea from Argentina
Couple
Rainforest Villa - Malaysia and Singapore Residents Only
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

The perfect hotel, but not the perfect island”

The Datai Langkawi is a great hotel in a great location. The facilities are located within the rain forest and has a beautiful private beach The facilities and the services are the best I have ever had in a 5 star hotel. I would say everything is perfect Having said that, it is wort mentioning that Langkawi Island has little to offer to the visitor We enjoyed very much our stay at the hotel, but other than enjoying its facilities, there is no much to do in the rest of the island Be prepared to enjoy your stay as if you were in an all inclusive.

Reviewed June 20, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Ken from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 4 nights in August 2011

5-star benchmark”

Staff were amazing, quiet and peaceful but sufficient activities available, luxurious rooms and facilities

i stayed at the datai for 4 glorious nights with my parents and i wish it hadn't ended. we got an amazing deal and took 2 rooms next to each other in the main building and i think that suited us very well. the rooms we stayed in are as good as the pictures online but i'd go back just for the bathrooms! the only drawbacks from the rooms were that the air conditioning in my room was only just sufficient (it never got below (i think) 25 degrees even when the thermostat was at 5!) and the bed was a bit too firm for me, but i think that's more personal preference than anything. (yes, i am nitpicking because i was genuinely happy overall!) the 2 pools are modestly sized and in themselves pretty average, but i enjoyed lying on the deckchairs to catch up on reading and sleep! the private beach is indeed private; it's very wide so you don't have to cram in with other people but it's also very short and gets shorter as the tide comes in! the sea was a beautiful color under the sun but was disappointingly murky when you're in it. most of my meals were at the dining room which was served pretty good food that you'd expect at a place like this. by malaysian standards, it's quite pricey but i've paid more for less at other places. missed out on the spa but would really like to have tried it. what really did it for me was the staff. they are ever present and within easy hail but never intrusive. everyone smiles and you get service, not simpering which is something that i really appreciated. the staff seem to be genuinely keen and proud to show you what 5-star service is. it's making me re-evaluate all the other so called 5-star places i've stayed before. most of the reviews (good and bad) are pretty true. it's quite isolated and far from any attractions/shopping which isn't for everyone but i loved it! it's certainly somewhere i'd like to go back again but, admittedly, only if i could get a similar deal because it's otherwise quite expensive even with how amazing i

Reviewed August 11, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Joanne from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

Beautiful hotel with great service”

Private beach, separate adult only pool, excellent service, great spa

the datai is a very tranquil and peaceful hotel (although i did visit low season and the staff did say it gets busy at christmas and new year). the staff are excellent. agoda did not process my request for a transfer from the airport. there was a member of staff from the datai there waiting for another guest and he sorted it for me in moments. the food was overall excellent (there was one not so great meal but they made me a fresh meal immediately) but the choice was limited - just 2 restaurants were open for dinner. the spa was fabulous and reasonably priced (similar to uk spa prices) overall a very relaxing and enjoyable trip.

Reviewed April 01, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
WENDY from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 4 nights in November 2010

Excellent service in a beautiful setting”

Relaxation, excellent service, very clean, lovely beach, good food
Mosquitoes!

I would definitely recommend the Datai. We liked it so much we didn't leave the resort for the duration of our 4 nights' stay. The service was excellent, food very good with a reasonable choice, and our room spacious and very clean. The spa was a highlight. There were thoughtful touches like board games available in the bar and DVDs for loan. The only drawbacks were the bites and stings! My friend was bitten by mosquitoes, probably in the room, despite wearing repellent - we later learnt that a "mosquito machine" was in the drawer, but this was not emphasised on arrival. The beach was beautiful and the sea warm and calm but I was stung by something in the sea (uncomfortable, not serious); no formal information was provided about such hazards. Although the Datai was not cheap and spa treatments and meals added to the cost I would recommend it for a special break with the emphasis on relaxation.

Reviewed November 26, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

Outstanding Stay”

Staff, overall ambience, Food

An outstanding stay at what must be among the top ten resorts in the world that I have stayed at. All the Staff were exceptional, from the minute you arrived they all addressed you by name, nothing was a problem.All the F&B Facilities outstanding (the Breakfast incredible including Champagne & Bloody mary`s) The Beach and pool areas superb and the natural setting of the Resort in the Rain Forest was a master pierce of planning.Irshad the Resident Naturalist was another highlight of our stay,his tour was excellent. We plan to make the Datai our regular stop in Langkawi. Only regret is that we could not stay longer. Seri our Concierge also needs a special thank you. Thank you all the Staff for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed November 02, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Anita from Australia
Couple
Rainforest Villa
Stayed 4 nights in February 2012

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature”

Enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast in a rainforest setting

I always come back to The Datai. The Superior Villas are huge and you may be lucky enough to have monkeys frolic on your private balcony. This resort showcases the beauty of nature and helps you appreciate the importance of having a clean, healthy environment. Your body and mind will feel calm and relaxed as you experience the delights of The Datai. I highly recommend a visit to the Spa, a stroll along the beach and a buffet dinner at the Beach Club (they have different themes each night). The cost to stay at The Datai may seem high, but you definitely get what you pay for. The staff are courteous and make you feel special.

Reviewed March 20, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Susan from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

Nature & Luxury”

The Nature Centre helmed by Irshad Mobarak and the on-site guided nature walks were the main draw for us. Those experiences and the animals, birds and reptiles we saw in the forests and mangroves around The Datai led by Mr Mobarak and his fabulous team of guides exceeded our expectations. In the process too, we discovered again the beauty of The Datai property and its surroundings. The personal service of its people made us feel right at home and the food in all the restaurants was excellent as well. Our 6 days at The Datai flew by all too quickly!

Reviewed April 20, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

The best hotel experience ever”

Serene landscape, great service and very hospitable hotel staff

We had to wait a while during the check-in, despite having informing them that we will be arriving earlier, they did their very best to ensure that we were well-served. We were ushered the lounge to wait for the room (beautiful view overlooking the swimming pool) and we even fell asleep there, so serene. Later on, I think the GM informed us that the room will take a while and advised that we should go have our lunch first. We headed to The Beach Club and we were instantly awed by the breathtaking views of the glistening crystal clear water by the beach. What a perfect setting! The service staff at the Beach Club were super hospitable, and the food was fantastic for the price we paid!! The GM called The Beach Club to inform us that our room is ready so they took us back to the Hotel Lobby in a buggy. The room was tastefully designed and equipped with everything that you will need. The most amazing thing was there was a panel behind the bed where you can select music of birds chirping and the sound of chopping waves. Imagine waking up to such beautiful sound!! The walk-in wardrobe was also very spacious and there were two wash basins for us. And they even provide Molton Brown toiletries!! However, the let down was there are neither toothpaste, toothbrush nor comb. We had to call the housekeeping to send it to us but they were prompt and came in less than 5 minutes!! So amazing :) The thing that we missed during our stay was the morning and evening walks. We couldn't wake up on time for the morning walks although we really wanted to go because the bed was too comfy to sleep-in. Maybe the next stay we would; heard so much about the walks. Such a waste to miss it!! We also had a very good time painting batiks at the beach front and the artist was kind enough to draw another mirror image of the batik piece I've chosen just for my fiancee to paint. The entire stay with Datai was truly memorable for both me and my fiancee and we would definitely come back!!

Reviewed February 12, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Bernd from Germany
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

best hotel”

excellent service

The Hotel is very nice, five star top class. The pools, restaurants, bars and all other facilities are just perfect. But the extraordinary was the excellent service: We did a weekend trip to Langkawi and spent only one night at The Datai. It was a 30 min drive from the airport and we arrived in the morning. The room was ready after we had our nice breakfast - early check in was no problem. The concierge asked about our flight back and we got a late check out without discussion. So in the end we could enjoy our room and all facilities for two full days and it was a perfect weekend relax trip.

Reviewed July 28, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
Jian from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Very satisfied and enjoyable stay”

The staff services, cleanliness and the environment.

We love the datai langkawi Staff hospitality. Never one moment we feel we are left alone and lost there. We feel welcome & homely there with their service. All our requirements are taken care and addressed promptly. All the staff, including the security guard who take care of the cars at the car park are friendly and helpful. Thumb up and thank you to all the staff.

Reviewed April 08, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Yu from Japan
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2011

Best Luxury hotel in Lankawi ”

Nice beach, food. cocktail

This was first visit in Langkawai for us. There was a van from the airport to Datai. There was a Japanese staff attended to us for check-in and explained about facilities. The room was nice suite but we stayed at beach or pool side for whole day. WiFi signal was not reaching those area so I hope this will be fixed. Gym was great. We had Thai food and Local cuisine for dinner. Both fantastic. On final day, we wanted try SPA for the first time in Datai but it was fully booked so that was only thing let us down for whole stay.

Reviewed May 07, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Prapharin from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Nice place to stay in Langkawi”

This is the first time that I visit Langkawi and I consider to stay in The Datai after compare with other hotel. During my stay I very impressed with their services and care. They alway asked if we need anything and they willing to help us with the heart. All staff train very well. The room and Toilet was clean than I expect even it’s inside the forest. The facilities was superb. Talk about animals and wild life there, they have show up but they not harm you. I very recommend for this hotel to stay.

Reviewed January 11, 2021

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