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“Perfect Christmas getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ambong Ambong
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Christmas getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

I would highly recommend this resort!
I stayed here with my family over Christmas 2013 and we had such a lovely time.
Anna and her staff made sure we had a wonderful Christmas with a Christmas Eve cocktail party (with complimentary christmas headpieces for everyone that were left on our beds that afternoon before the party), as well as, a bottle of champagne and gingerbread men delivered to each room on Christmas day.
We had 3 rooms for 4 nights. 2 suites and 1 cottage. All had beautiful views of the water and trees.
The rooms were clean, spacious and very relaxing. The suites each had an outdoor wooden bath in the open living area / balcony. Very relaxing and peaceful.
While the resort is located on a hill, they provide a mini shuttle to transport people up and down if needed. Anna provided each of the rooms with a mobile phone so we could call the shuttle when needed.
The hotel is located across the road from one of the beaches.
There are also restaurants walking distance (5-10mins).
The main town centre is about 20-25mins walk - all flat and very pleasant to walk to.
The Japanese restaurant at the bottom of the resort was great too!
The spa service was great. Each family member got a free 30 mins massage. I also purchased another package and it was divine!
Everything was amazing.
Thank you Anna!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank LauraCliff
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
We have a very international guest list and in recognition of that Anna likes to mark all the major cultural and religious events with a small, but appropriate, celebration as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who stay with us. Actually any excuse for a party will do, so annually we would have events for the new year (two: Gregorian and Chinese), Idil Adha, Deepavali, Thaipusam and Christmas. It’s great fun and guests enjoy as much as we do.
The shuttle service is available from 8 am to midnight every day. Most guests enjoy walking up most of the time, except late at night after an evening on the town.

Thank you for a great review and shall we keep a room for you for Christmas 2014?
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london
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Spent 3 nights on top of Paradise Hill.

What can I say? Nothing beats waking up to a view of rainforest and the azure Andaman sea beyond.

Breakfast awaits - fresh fruit, Danish and jam. Eaten on your private, massive, open-air covered lanai COMPLETE WITH A WOODEN TUB!

I ask: Can anything be more relaxing than a tucked-away wading pool, shrouded by banana trees and fan palms, with only the sounds of distant monkeys rustling the trees and soft meditation music twinkling in the air?

The answer: no. nothing is more relaxing.

Oh, you want a beach? 5 minute walk to a lovely quiet beach.

Hungry? Try Sheila's - just around the corner and sit in the garden.

too tired to walk up the hill? They will drive you at a moment's notice! Even at midnight!

Ladies and gentlemen: This is no joke. This place is amazing. But 'shhhh' because it is Langk'wowi' best kept secret.

Amazing helpful, warm staff - helped arranged any island activities and gave insider tips to the best beaches and 'must sees' on the island.

Can't wait to return to Paradise in the forest.

Room Tip: the suites at the top of the hill are truly luxurious and have the best views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sallyl925
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Anna is away on a short (and much needed) vacation. So she may not have seen this review, because I know she will be thrilled to bits. It will make her (and the staff ‘s) long hours and meticulous attention to detail worth every bit of the effort put in.

As the owner, I am equally thrilled that our little venture into the highly competitive tourism business is well appreciated.

Thanks for a lovely review.
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

My wife and I stayed at Ambong Ambong for 2 nights last week. The whole experience from start to finish was totally amazing. We had looked to book a 4* hotel on Langkawi for our short break. We are SO glad that we found Ambong Ambong. It is just out there on its own in terms of an unforgettable experience and we will most definitely be back at some point in the future. A big thank you to everyone involved in the running of Ambong Ambong for making us feel so welcome.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sizzol
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
I am delighted that you enjoyed the Ambong-Ambong experience as much as we enjoyed looking after you.

Come back again for a longer stay soon or may be, even join one of our retreats to be totally invigorated in body and spirit.

Thanks for writing.
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

I stayed here with 3 of my friends and it was a really enjoyable stay... The road to the rooms was adventurous and cooooool... There was a living room with a flat screen tv and some channels... The bedrooms had a double bed and a single bed, and it was well taken care of... We were given a free complimentary spa but we had so much to do in town and we missed doing it... There were also sport utility vehicles ready to pick you up from your rooms to the reception area down... The staff were also really friendly... and there is a small swimming pool there... The rooms are also close to nature and some wild life... I really enjoyed my time here.

  • Stayed February 2014
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1 Thank S_Sean_Tian
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
You missed a good thing by not having the complimentary spa treatment. Ishan Spa is one of the best in Langkawi and offers the whole range of treatments from the ancient Ayurveda to the modern / traditional.

What matters most though, is that you and your friends enjoyed yourselves here. Thank you for your review and come back again to pick up from where you left off.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Highly recommended if you don't like big hotels. 'Suite three' just a stunning room by the highest international standards. Beautiful huge air-con bedroom and your own private open living space with gorgeous views of the bay. Breakfast will be in your fridge so make real coffee to your own taste in the neatest kitchenette facilty. Watch the monkeys swing through the trees close by, and I mean close by. A little way (ten mins walk) from beach and fifteen minutes walk from main centre action but who's grumbling about that. Taxi fare equivalent to £1.80 UK prices! Almost certainly the hotel car will take you where you wish to go gratis.Very special hotel, staff very keen to make your stay a delight. Lovely,lovely, lovely.
Don't be afraid to hire a car on Langkawi, the traffic is very quiet and it opens up the island to you. If you do, it might be better to ask for a major rental agency if you are nervous. Shall we suggest local agencies are interesting by european standards? Reminded me of Majorca in 1970.
Great place to stay, will always remember it.

Room Tip: I am sure most rooms are good. Suite 3 is specially nice. The hotel is built on a hillside, the sta...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank indefatigable
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
The monkeys are really getting mischievous Only this week a macaque ( the dusky leaf- eating monkeys are harmless) stealthily crept into the balcony , stole a container of yoghurt and leapt into the nearby branch and calmly ate it The guests who were a little surprised and very amused were able to tape record the whole episode.
Getting a car to explore the island is a good idea but we recommend that guests check with the front office first.
Thank you for the helpful review.
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

A beautiful small set of rooms carefully placed in the rain forest. Loathed to give this a top rating as I want to keep this place to myself it is that good. One recommendation would be if you are staying in a suite do not leave any food out for even a second or you may have a uninvited guest swing in from the forest. Makes my top 10 places to stay in Asia with ease.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for the review and the tip about the monkeys, which I hope the visitors will take heed.

The dusky leaf monkeys are cute, loveable and harmless but the long tailed macaques are a different story. They are cunning, mischievous and if encouraged, can be a pest. Feeding them, even if inadvertently, is not to be encouraged as it makes them become dependent and loose their of humans.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stayed at Ambong Ambong for 4 nights over the christmas period and had our best family holiday to date. The location of the resort is awesome (only a few minutes from the beach), the accommodation was very clean and very peaceful and and the staff were quite simply amazing. We arrived early in the morning after travelling for 15 hours and Anna and her staff were just so welcoming from the moment we stepped foot in the resort. Anna gave us some wonderful ideas on what we could see and do on the island and all of her recommendations did not disappoint. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tim C
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Joan_Shori, Owner at Ambong Ambong, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Having been subjected to many 15- hour ordeals in narrow airline seats ourselves, we know how it feels; you just want to get to the room , quickly drop the luggage and crash out. Hanging around in a hotel lobby while waiting to do the check-in is especially aggravating which we avoid by doing that formality in the comfort of the guest's room instead.

Thank you for the review and we look forward to hosting you soon.
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Property: Ambong Ambong
Address: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 128 Speciality Lodging in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambong Ambong 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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