What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
Post MCO stay
Datai is flawless. From the arrival where we were greeted by a Datai staff carrying a simple wood signboard, everything went perfectly. We stayed in Pool Villa 16. The room is beautifully furnished with a very cold pool. The villa is "inside" the forest, therefore it is shaded throughout the day by the massive trees. The resort itself is very beautiful and very well kept. Maybe the next time I will get the room in the main building as the forest villa is kind of dark. I love the architecture of Datai. The layout is superb with all the twists and turns making it very "exciting" We had every meals in the hotel. All the restaurants were superb (We did not try Gulai house). The food price is at the high end, and so it is better to have full board. The beach is cleaned/swept twice a day. Water is calm and warm. It is not crystal clear but Andaman sea is always a bit cloudy. The service is way above expectation. To ask for more would be ridiculous. We had great time with kayaking and Datai arranged a transfer to the golf club for a game of tennis. The gym is very well equipped. Without a doubt, Datai is the top hotel in this region. It is flawless. Will definitely return
Bucket list crossed off.
I have no words to describe the joy we experienced in lovely Datai. Went 17-20 Jul to what i considered the perfect weather: hot sunny mornings, with a shower in the noon. The villa 39 room reminded me of my village house. One might think of being in a wooden palace in the days of malay olde. It manages to juxtapose a traditional native ambience, to modern facilities, never sacrificing it’s innocence. Everything in the minibar was complimentary, and therefore relieves me of feeling restricted. I mean, most hotels put a high premium on simple snacks which is so Airasia. Snacks are what make the stay complete. So kudos to Datai for this simple yet meaningful provision. Service was impeccable! I felt like everyone there knew my family. From reception to the dining halls to the beach. Full attention from all. Im also glad that no one coaxed me to write for them in tripadvisor, unlike some other resorts. This motivates me to write more sincerely. They seem to do things with a love of working. If this is so, then congrats to the manager. Everyone seemed really motivated and sincere. I love the rainforest, and i love the beach. If you do too, then Datai is the pinnacle of the experience. Highest biodiversity in species of any animal. The naturalists (i remember Razan and Shakira), were passionate when elaborating about the various butterflies and flying animals. We managed to see a flying fox in flight! We celebrated my wife’s birthday, and Juliani, one of the staff in-charge did a secret mission job to put my gift on the bed whilst we were at the spa. Little things that make it that much more valuable. We had full board. I am not going to elaborate, but suffice to say, i believe that in the kitchen, they had michelin star chefs in all their dining areas. Nothing was out of place. Be it Thai or Malay or Western foods. We were reluctant to leave, and we have actually planned a comeback! So a shoutout, or deepest thanks to some which I remember: The pavillion: Syafik, Derrick, actually everyone. The Gulai: sorry I can’t remember, all of you were nice The beach club: Azhari, Et al. Our buggy drivers. Our spa girls. Everyone on reception. Thank you very much.
Returning to The Datai is like going home to a warm welcoming family. After being lockdown at home for months just a few days in The Datai revitalizes the soul and mind. The Datai has taken every step to make sure the guests are welcomed; the SOPs followed and the staff are simply excellent. Having been to The Datai over 10 years ago and very impressed, returning after 10 years, The Datai does not fail and their very high standards in service, cleanliness, welcoming, The restaurants, food, the villas, facilities and most importantly the staff. The only complain I have is that some of the guests were not as responsible - leaving their children to run around and noisy during dinners - we would take the later seating for dinner when families with children should have finished, but some adults would sit and dine with children till late leaving their children to run around the adult pool and noisy. Understandably that the adults want to sit and chat over their drinks but at least they should be responsible to keep their children quiet. It was rather discerning when trying to have a quiet dinner when there are children whining, running round, dropping cutlery etc etc. Felt bad for the staff as as we can see they tried their best to hint politely to the parents to control their children, Maybe management should try to enforce stricter rules no children in restaurants after 9pm - it’s only fair to couples who choose to dine at the restaurants. Other than that, The Datai is absolutely exceptional. The best sleep i have ever had in hotels!! Thank you Datai!
We left the paradise......
today! We stayed 15 nights at the Datai. 15 wonderful days! We met wonderful people and made even friends! We stayed years ago at the Datai and every times we visited Langkawi we had lunch and dinner at the Gulai House and Beach Club, at the Thai Restaurant. The staff is very friendly and helpful, everywhere. At the beach they are fantastic! The waiter, driver all of them ! We booked one Corner Suite and felt like home. Interior is very well done, except the toilet are too high. The room service need some improvement. Today at the airport we had such good surprise, Datai had a service team and the young men helped us until we passed the gate. Thanks goes to everybody at the Datai!
A whole new world!
This resort is absolutely beautiful, the staff are brilliant, well trained and just generally lovely people! Also very knowledgable on their night walks too, I actually learnt so much about the wildlife! My husband surprised me with the pick and chose where we would stay but I cannot wait to come back! Perfect honeymoon, I just want to live in the Beach Villa. Also the fresh juices at breakfast are so delicious and there is so much variety!
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