As with other reviewers we were told the ocean view room that we had booked (and paid for) was not available due to the renovations. This was a long awaited and much needed holiday and we were very disappointed. We arrived at night time and were shown to our suite on the first floor. The room was tired and had a musty smell. By morning we were considering checking out. (We are Shangri La fans and this was not at that standard)
On the way to breakfast we walked along the magnificent beach and the magic of the place kicked in. The setting is exceptional, the staff at the restaurant displayed the warmth of Malaysia and the service of a 5 star resort.
After brekkie we visited reception and asked for a different room- this request was accommodated immediately and we were relocated to the fourth floor where the room was the same but without the smell and a much better view.
Due to the renovations the resort was nearly empty, but fully staffed and there were many times when we have the pool to ourselves. We stayed 6 nights and were so relaxed by the time we left.
The quality and choice of food was excellent and we attended the cooking class which was a great experience.
We will definitely return when the renovations are complete because this is a fantastic spot for a relaxing holiday,.
The staff told us that the majority of their customers are return visitors which is testament to the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanjung Rhu Resort, nestled in the shade of casuarinas over 2.5km white sandy beach, is one of Asia’s finest boutique resort renowned for its scenic views, impeccable service and gourmet fine dining. This is a place for romance, privacy and tranquility. The 136 luxurious suites Tanjung Rhu lies at the northern tip of the Langkawi island of Malaysia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanjung Rhu Hotel Langkawi