The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort
Travel Blogs from Langkawi
I do like to be by the seaside
Very nice bay and the water is very warm
I had a ride along thebeach but contrary to the adverts of blue skies wind blowing through my hair it absolutely poured down the whole time .nice calm horse luckily
I had a surprise visit from a monkey who crept into my room opened the cupboard door and went off …
Just to let you know that we have arrived at the gates of heaven and they are in a 50 million year old rainforest. From the balcony of our hotel room we are overlooking the Datai Bay on the Andaman sea and the Malaysia rainforest. Yesterday we saw monkeys, swinging through the trees just outside our room on their quest for seeds …
So we made it to Langkawi ready for our week of Fun in the Sun... also know as the week of continuous sunscreen application for a certain member of our duo - in order to keep the privacy of those involved, no specific names will be mentioned for the purpose this blog.
We decided to break up our stay at two different hotels, the first …
Its the third day of our stay at Sunset Valley, I wake up to the noisy sounds of the birds and animals. I am not a morning person but I wake up happy because it's actually my favourite part of the day at Sunset Valley. I love sitting at the verandah, doing my quiet time and listening to the wind and just enjoying the lovely green, green paddy …
After a night of no sleep due to too much caffeine at a Chinese tea ceremony we modified our plans in Malaysia. We are now skipping the Cameron Highlands. First stop is Langkawi for a night. Langkawi is an island north west of Malaysia close Thailand. Steffi's friend Robina booked us at the beautiful The Andaman resort at the Datai …
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi
My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Andaman in Langkawi and had the most fantastic time.
After sailing around Langkawi for 10 nights, my husband and I spent 5 superb nights at the Andaman. The hotel is sympathetically and beautifully built - the reception alone is pretty impressive. We spent all day lazing around the fantastic pool - with cool towels and ice water appearing at just the right moments - walking on the beautifully clean Datai Bay Beach or watching the monkeys playing in the rainforest around our balcony. All 5 restaurants served top grub in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere - highly recommend the Gulai House and the Thai Pavillion at The Datai.
Just had 9 nights at The Andaman. Cannot rate it too highly. We had excellent service. The staff were very attentive and friendly - nothing was too much effort. Each of the restaurants produced food of a very high standard. The rooms were spacious and came with electric adaptors, insect killer spray and mosquito coils and tablets. We appreciated the thoughtfulf gesture of a complimentary bottle of wine waiting in our room for us on our last evening. Although it is a 5* hotel it wasn't pretentious and was very relaxed. We were staying over Easter and there were a lot of children around. We hired a car while we were there and went out to eat at other locations or you could get a taxi - they are very cheap. Excellent restaurants were Bon Tons and Barn Thai in the mangroves. We also ate out at Cocos on the Beach. Food was excellent and very inexpensive and we were able to watch a magnificent sunset. The early morning nature trek was great- I wish we had had time for the evening walk. The mangrove tour and visit to Pulau Payar are a must. The only down side I can come up with is you are provided with an iron and ironing board and our post cards whuich I handed in to Reception have not arrived!!!
The Andaman is a spectacularly set hotel. The island is amazing. However, this place is such an enjoyable one in which to stay primarily on account of its superb staff. The hotel is not 'boutique' like the neighbouring Datai, but is more relaxed. Thoroughly recommended...
Beautiful hotel and the settings of the hotel but the dinner was so disappointing!!!
5* hotel with very average restaurant. The food was nicely presented, but had no flavour, was only warm. The staff didn't even know what is French dressing. Very poor for that kind of hotel. They tried to tell us that yoghurt dressing is just the same as French. I think they need more education in the kitchen.
Wouldn't recommended at all!
THE MOST FANTASTIC HOLIDAY
great hotel, fantastic location, lovely staff.
We stayed at the Andaman for 10 days and it was a wonderful experience. The hotel was beautiful - set in a tropical rainforest and we watched the monkeys everyday swinging through the trees and playing on the beach. The beach was spotlessly clean and the sea warm and calm, although too shallow to snorkel off the beach. The staff in the hotel were amazing and came around the pool and beach every hour with iced water and cool towels. Everyone was so friendly and the staff spent a lot of time chatting with and getting to know the guests - nothing was too much trouble, even though many of them had concerns about family and friends following the tsunami.
I had the most fantastic holiday at the Andaman - in fact my now husband proposed there! It is a beautiful hotel, sympathetically built in the most wonderful location. We swam with sea otters in the sea, watched eagles circling on thermals, got lost in the nearby ancient jungle and got to know the local group of monkeys (who are not encouraged near the hotel) and giant monitor lizards. The rooms are fabulous, the food delicious and the service perfect. We ate at the Datai Hotel one evening and I wasn't as impressed with the atmosphere there - the Andaman was far more comfortable and far less pretentious. Also, don't miss out on the Gulai curry house on the beach - delicious lamb curries. I would go back again every year without hesitation!
We stayed at this hotel on our first trip to Langawi. We have arranged hotel pick up and we were received by a very friendly driver with his Mercedes at the airport. We then have a sit down check in at the bar with a cool welcome drink. After relaxing in our room overlooking the rain forest as well as money on the trees, we joined a free nature tour led by a professional and learnt about the rain forest as well as the variedly of animals. The hotel is so close to the nature that we see wild animals such as monkeys and lizards everyday. The hotel is also near a long beautiful beach (though on a high tide, the beach is almost invisible and the high wave does not make swimming in the sea a wise idea). The pool is excellent as well as other hotel facilities. The restaurants which are reasonably price offer top quality food. Guest can also sign the bill at the restaurants in its sister hotel "The Datai" with free return transport. The spa treatment is also excellent and the view from the spa villa (overlooking the Andaman Sea is beyond description) though the price is on the high side. The hotel is so good that we refused to leave the hotel during our entire stay and we did not see much of Langawi, but we would visit Langawi again and would not hesitate to go back to this hotel again!
We stayed at this beautiful hotel on our first trip to Malaysia and the experience couldn't have been more wonderful! The people in the hotel were absolutely amazing, very friendly and helpful. The restaurants in the hotel were lovely, especially Gulai House! The hotel lies in the rainforest which creates a very special atmosphere. It is great joining the evening and morning walks offered by the hotel as the guides are very friendly and interesting to listen to. All other guests were really enjoying themselves too and I would go back any time. I will always remember the wonderful time I had there!