The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi
The best hotel I have stayed in
My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Andaman in Langkawi and had the most fantastic time.
The hotel is situated on the edge of where the jungle meets the beach so you have the best of both worlds. The hotel staff were polite and friendly, promoting a very relaxed atmosphere. Within a day or so the reception/ concierge/ lounge bar staff had all made an effort to learn your names, making you feel very much at home.
By day you could relax on the spotlessly clean private beach or by their beautiful pool. Day entertainment was provided by monkeys playing around the hotel or even on one occasion a monitor lizard went for a swim in the pool!
The Datai beach resorts (The Datai and The Andaman) are slightly more removed from the main tourist areas (which we saw as a plus rather than a minus) but car hire is easy, inexpensive and the roads are quiet to drive on.
The Datai is promoted more as a place for couples and the Andaman for families but the relaxed setting of the Andaman and their proximity to the beach means that if my husband and I were to go back to Langkawi, there is only one place we would stay - The Andaman.
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.
Also, don't miss the evening entertainment, provided by a band called Nine Lives, they are great musicians and great fun. A fantastic evening!
While on Langkawi don't miss the cable car, shopping in Kuah Town or the spectacular sunsets!
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.
The most wonderful hotel
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.
The food was excellent, in the main restaurant, the Gulai House and the Japanese Teppanyake.
We ventured into the rainforest with the resident guides and felt that we learned a lot about the environment. It was so interesting.
We would go again any time - fab place. Don't let the tsunami put you off going as tourism is the main source of income on this beautiful island.
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!
One would never hesistate to go back again
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!
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... and are now just lying under a pine tree, listening to some music accompanied by the crashing waves, cool sea breeze on my face, waiting for my first watermelon shake of the day!
The only decision I have to make is should I walk the 5 metres to go snorkel or should I run it?