Tanjung Sanctuary Langkawi
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Oh Humph - the last day!
The cable cart was not operating so we walked around the cultural village and did some shopping. The we went to the Rice Paddy and Shelly planted some Rice.
Walked up to the waterfalls and higher. Toni was impressed that I managed to climb so high. 638 stairs - I impressed myself.
Spend the day chilling on the beach and swimming. Loved it
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tanjung Sanctuary Langkawi
Just came back from langkawi after 3 nights in the Tanjung Sanctuary.Location wise it was nice,quiet and secluded.The rooms are spacious with a king size bed,sofa a small dining table.The furniture looked old and tired. In fact,everything in the room looked old and gloomy.
We stayed at the Tanjung Sanctuary for 4 nights. The rooms were really big with beautiful views of the sea. Overall cleanliness was acceptable. However, there were stains on the bath tub. Shower curtains and phone in the bath was missing. Carpets were old and the towels looked kinda scary - old and brown. The pool towels were even worse.
We have just come back from Tanjung Sanctuary Resort on Langkawi Island and I was interested to read the recent reviews on Trip Advisor. From these, I can only conclude that we were not in the best chalet. We had booked this accommodation through Malaysian Airlines at the time of booking our flights from NZ to the UK and back, via KL, and had not been offered anything other than a Sea View Room. These are further back from the beach than the Beachfront Rooms, and ours only had a glimpse of water through huge trees. We asked if we could upgrade to a Beachfront, but they were fully booked. We only stayed 2 nights and I think perhaps we needed longer to see more of Langkawi and appreciate the location more. The hotel staff could not be faulted - they were all excellent, very polite and friendly, although very few spoke good English. The room was disappointing though - the shower cubicle and bath tiling had turned brown, as if water had leaked behind the glaze. We found the room basic, with no real feel of being kept up to date, although it was clean. There was a box of rat poison outside the front door to the chalet when we arrived, which was not pleasant - the cleaner moved it the next day. The food in the resort restaurant was nothing to write home about and the menu contained many items with seafood in, which as a traveller, I am wary of eating. I stuck to vegetarian food (only 2 menu options) as the meat we had been served at one meal was way too overcooked. Breakfast was ok but not great - there was a choice of more western-type fare, or Malaysian spicy curries etc. For travellers contemplating going to Langkawi Island and staying at Tanjung Sanctuary, I would say: 1) Don't be sold on their website, which gives a different feel to how the place actually is; 2) Don't fall into the same trap as we did and think that you will get luxury for your Pound/Dollar in 'mid-range' accommodation (the category that Tanjung Sanctuary falls into) - perhaps consider upgrading to 'Top End' if you want to feel more spoiled? 3) Remember this is a predominantly Muslim country and you will not get bacon or sausages with your cooked breakfast! 4) Book a Beachfront Room - by the sounds of the other reviews, these make your experience of the place much nicer, and the rack rate for these over the Sea View Rooms is minimal (about RM 60 more per night). I think we will go back to Langkawi next time we travel from NZ to UK via Malaysia, but will try different accommodation.
What a fab place. My g/f and I had arrived in Kuala Lumpar after a pretty long flight and had partied hard in Bangsar for a few days. It was time to hit the beach and chill so we flew out to Langkawi. At the airport we did a sweet deal with the Tanjung Sanctuary and hired a car for peanuts.
We stayed at the Tanjung Sanctuary for 5 nights with our 2 daughters aged 14 and 12 years and we absolutely loved the place, when we arrived we were given welcome drinks and keys to our spacious beachfront villa before we even had time to unpack we had a monkey peering in at us through the window, it was wonderful! The beach to the hotel is secluded and practically no one on it while we were there, the sea is lovely and warm and we found lots of nice shells. We saw eagles, flying foxes lots of monkeys that tended to hang around on the trees by the beach and we had the pleasure of watching the monkeys swimming and playing in the sea from our balcony one afternoon. There were also lots of lizards and the noise from the jungle was fascinating throughout the day and night. The staff were very pleasant and chatted to you at breakfast in the mornings, the rooms were lovely and clean, the only thing i would say is you really do have to have transport to stay here as the restaurant only had a limited menu. We will certainly be going back to stay at this resort.
Staying at this hotel is a wonderful experience. Just sixteen chalets (two rooms in each) dotted around the rainforest as it meets the sea. Our room was huge. I reckoned we could fit all four of our bedrooms at home, into the floor space here. There was a wonderful verandah with two excellent sunbeds, from where we could watch the monkeys playing in the water on the beach below every afternoon.
Just returned from a 10 day stay - staff friendly but not in a 5 star obsequious way. Beach is excellent -very user friendly for children. You certainly need to hire a car (we managed to negociate a one year old Proton Wira at Ringgit 50 per day at an airport counter) and would suggest eating out in the evening. Breakfasts OK with both European and local dishes available. Have read others have thought pool too small - certainly not the case! Room / Chalet 826 is definately the best as has unobstructed view of the beach. Monkeys are not to be messed with! Island is sufficiently large enough to offer more than a beach holiday - highlight for my children was horseriding (Island Horses near to Oriental Village). If you are after a hotel where you experience no cultural dancing / organised activities Tanjung Sanctuary comes highly recommended.
We stayed at Tanjung Sanctuary at the end of June. It was our first stop in Malaysia after a marathon flight from the U.S. After 36 hours of travel we arrived at 10 AM wondering if we would have to wait until the official check-in time before getting access to our rooms. The staff were wonderful and we were quickly settled into a large, spotless, cool, and luxurious room within a half-hour after welcome drinks. This theme continued throughout our stay - warm and considerate service whether at the restaurant, front desk, or the cleaning staff.
Stayed at the Sanctuary with my husband, daughter and six month old baby. My son, who had stayed there before booked if for us. The accommodation was very spacious and spotlessly clean. We had two chalets with adjoining door, which we found really useful. The view from the verander, overlooking the sea was excellent. Watching the sun going down - what more could you want! Also, watching the monkeys at play was brilliant. We stayed at the Sanctuary for 5 days and used the pool quite often - although small - did think that it was in need of a bit of a make over. The staff at breakfast and in The Point Restaurant were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The place itself is very secluded so if you'r looking for more then this is not the place for you, although it suited us. You deflinitely need a car so hire one from the airport - they give you a really good deal but don't forget to haggle with them.