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“A little bit of heaven on earth !”
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Tanjung Rhu Resort
Ranked #8 of 103 Hotels in Langkawi
Certificate of Excellence
Mottram St. Andrew, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A little bit of heaven on earth !”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 7 nights at this beautiful resort and can not praise it enough . Our room was one of the ones still waiting to be refurbished but was large ,had a lovely view and was extremely comfortable with a huge comfy bed so we were not disappointed at all . The beach is breathtakingly beautiful with the most incredible sunsets . The food in all 3 of the restaurants never disappointed was always beautifully prepared and presented to perfection . As we were there without children we used the adult pool and often felt we had it to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed the cool towels and fresh fruit that seemed to magically appear just when you needed it !!! We used the gym everyday ( to help work off some of the amazing food !) and with such a beautiful view it was a pleasure to work out !!! The spa was tranquil and the staff professional a real treat for us both . But as has been said in other reviews it is all the staff that make this resort so special they can not do enough to make your stay perfect they go the extra mile every day with a smile and genuine warmth they are as important to this resort as it's facilities and 5* location .Thank you to every one at Tanjung Rhu we arrived exhausted and left relaxed and rejuvenated after being totally spoilt . We will definitely return to this paradise on earth !!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TRRKLSO, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Rostie2014,

First and foremost, please allow us to thank you for such a wonderful and detailed review of Tanjung Rhu Resort.

We are delighted you found your room to be extremely comfortable, and also that were afforded a lovely view. Thank you for pointing out our beach, which it is breathtakingly beautiful with the most incredible sunsets. In fact, Tanjung Rhu Resort’s beachfront has the natural advantage of being strategically located on 2.5 kilometres of prime sandy white beach facing the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Our locale promises only warm, calm waters, ideal for those desiring utter and complete relaxation.

It is also a satisfaction to read that the food in all our restaurants never disappointed and was always beautifully prepared and presented to perfection. It is also wonderful to hear that you and your partner were able to enjoy our adult pool, gym with beautiful view, as well as our very owned spa, Jivarhu Wellness and Beauty Retreat. Not to forget, your generous review about our staffs are very much appreciated.

Thank you again. We are grateful for your kind review and five star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit to Langkawi.

Warmest Regards,
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed in December while the hotel was still under renovation. We were given a newly refurbished room - lovely and modern with a roll top bath and huge bathroom. Up three flights of stairs but not a problem as you need a little exercise after having the amazing breakfasts. Freshly cooked Malaysian specials on every day and some of the best roti chanai ever and international choices of a really high quality. The 60m adult only pool was amazing and really quiet when we were there as families use the other pool which is just as big. The gym was well equipped and I had an OPI pedicure which lasted ages - value for money. The beach is private and makes the whole place feel luxurious and exclusive - much better than the four seasons beach down the road which is windy and full of jet bikers - Tanjung Rhu is sheltered golden sand. The staff were friendly and helpfull and after a busy year a week at Tanjung Rhu left us totally relaxed. The building work was discrete though it was more obvious from the family pool area. I would have liked to see more choice on the menu of the day time restaurant and perhaps a Malay menu served in the evening by the pool rather than a Mediterranean one as I like to eat local food on holiday rather than Italian but these are minor gripes. The whole experience was wonderful and I would definitely return.

Room Tip: rooms on third floor are nice and quiet though the stairs may be an issue for some.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TRRKLSO, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear snowieWales,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful impression of your recent stay at Tanjung Rhu Resort. It is good to know that you were able to enjoy total relaxed, after your busy year. Your wonderful review means a lot to us all.

Thank you for your compliments regarding our newly refurbished room, service, facilities, ambiance and view especially our prime sandy white beach facing the warm waters of the Andaman Sea. Our locale promises only warm, calm waters, ideal for those desiring utter and complete relaxation.

Our entire team, in fact, is passionate about enhancing your experience in any way that we can. We certainly will pass on your compliments to everybody.

The feedback for our culinary service in The Sands Restaurant means a lot to us, our chefs in particular, they work tremendously hard to ensure your food is the highest quality. Therefore, we certainly will pass on your kind words and suggestions to them.

Once again, thank you very much for choosing Tanjung Rhu Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warmest Regards
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Just back home after our 12th visit to this wonderful Hotel. As usual, from the welcome at the airport to every experience in the resort it is impossible to find fault. The location is stunning,and the staff are, without exception, professional, friendly and efficient. The newly built Chefs Table restaurant continues to serve the great food from the Rhu menu while the Rhu is being rebuilt. Saffron in it's new temporary location provides the beachside venue under the stars. Nothing is too much trouble and the newly refurbished rooms are very comfortable and stylish. Peace and relaxation. The ongoing refurbishment did not in any way cause a problem. We can't wait for our next visit. Thank you to everyone at T.J.R . Happy Chinese New Year to you all. See you again soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TRRKLSO, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
Dear Muriel S,

Many thanks for your great feedback and we are so pleased you had a wonderful time with us; nice to see you particularly enjoyed our stunning location and our great food served in the newly built Chefs Table and Saffron. Many thanks also for the feedback regarding our staffs, which is greatly appreciated. We will certainly pass this on to everybody.

We particularly thank you for your excellent feedback you made regarding our newly refurbished rooms and the ongoing refurbishment did not cause any problem to you.

We are very much appreciate and value your loyalty in choosing to stay in our hotels especially that was your 12th visit to Tanjung Rhu Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Warmest Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We went to the Tanjung Rhu over Christmas for 6 days as part of our honeymoon with our 3 and a half year old daughter. We were placed in a room overlooking part of the building site! It's an amazing place but is undergoing allot of building work at the moment and some areas of the resort look a bit tatty which in my mind means this is not currently a 5 star resort....

We said that we were on our honeymoon and requested to be moved to a room with a nicer view but were told they were all full. The room was newly refurbished as we had requested and was amazing, it was a shame we didn't request a room with a nice view too! We just thought that as it was our honeymoon they would do this automatically. We still had a great holiday we just didn't go out on the balcony too much! I feel we should have been warned about the view, we were paying £500 a night for the room!

I will start of with the positives:

- We were picked up from the airport in a nice people carrier and given cold water and a flanel which was nice!
- The staff can't do enough to help you, they are always smiling, friendly and helpful.
- The choice of restaurants and food is amazing - you are definitely going to put on weight!
- Our room was newly refurbished and was big, modern and luxurious.
- The swimming pools are great, really big and there is a child free one for adults that want to relax in peace.
- The beach is stunning, it's private to the resort, wasn't busy and the sea is as warm as a bath.
- The spa is lovely, we had a couple of really great massages and the staff are warm and friendly like all Malaysians!
- Beautiful air conditioned reading room - newly renovated
- They made a real effort for Christmas with santa, a children's party and decorations.
- Chocolates left on our bed in our room every day etc.

The Negatives

- The kids club was just a small room and didn't have any kids in it so my daughter wasn't too keen to go in it! The lady who ran it was very nice but it lacked atmosphere. Maybe when the renovations are complete it will be moved to somewhere bigger? This would stop me from staying at the hotel again as we were hoping for a bit of time for ourselves as it was our honeymoon!

- There was an old dirty mattress and some light fittings dumped at the bottom of the stairwell to our room for at least 2 days.

- The outside areas of the buildings near the family pool needed a paint I assume this is happening soon?

- The drive up to the resort is not that attractive as there are allot of boardings up to hide the building work but I guess that can't be helped.


The restaurant is a beautiful 5 minute stroll along the beach at night. Anyone who complains about the distance is lazy/crazy! We had a tired 3 year old in tow and we managed it! We happily spent 6 days at the hotel without leaving! We played tennis, went to the gym, had massages and spent allot of time in the pool and the sea. It is a great spot.

So overall I think it's an absolutely stunning place that will be 5 star when all the renovations are finished. Thanks Tanjung Rhu for your service and hospitality.....

Room Tip: Ask for a newly refurnished room that doesn't look over the building site!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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TRRKLSO, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Dear Emma M,

Thank you for choosing the hospitality of Tanjung Rhu Resort for your special celebration and spending your time to write a review of your recent stay with us.

We always endeavor to meet our guest expectations and ensure we deliver a memorable experience. We appreciate your feedback and noted among all concerned. We will look into details in the areas that have been highlighted especially on the kids club.

Nevertheless, we are truly happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay and you are satisfied with our associates, restaurant and food, our newly refurbished room, location, spa, reading room, Christmas celebration especially the children's party and the recreation activities, but not to forget the chocolates as our turndown service.

Thank you very much for sharing such gracious feedback and we will continue to work with passions to ensure our valued guest have an enjoyable moments with us. We sincerely hope that you may reconsider to accord us another opportunity to be service in the future and show that our hotel is worthy of your patronage.

Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope you will consider staying with us again.

Warmest Regards,
The Management
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Just returned from a third excellent stay at this resort.

As per previous reviews, the renovations works are still on-going at the resort. I can honestly say however that this did not in any was disturb us nor detract from the experience of the resort. Yes certain sections of accommodation are closed for renovation and one of the restaurants has moved location (but the same excellent menu available) – but that’s about it. We experienced no noise. My only negative comment about the renovations is that that it is not clearly stated on the website and I was not advised of this on booking (done by e-mail) nor was any discount offered in relation to the renovations being on-going.

In fact the work in progress renovations did us a favour in that the resort seemed less than half full and as a result it almost felt like a private resort – not that it has ever felt busy.

We had one of the newly refurbished rooms which was great - furnished to a high standard with an exceptionally comfortable bed and powerful shower.

The staff throughout the resort were, without exception, extremely friendly and helpful. As returning guests, this was recognised and our stay was personalised accordingly which was a nice touch.

Food was superb and fair value given it is easily up to international standards. The Happy Hour at the Sands pool (1730-1930) is great value for booze but take a quick trip to one of the duty free outlets on the island and you will find beer cheaper than coke!

We took a great boat Mangrove Tour via the resorts seasports centre. Had an excellent and knowledgeable guide (Zoher) who gave us a great tour through the mangroves near the resort and I highly recommend taking a tour with him if you can whilst there.

On the negative side – wireless internet provision is free (which is commendable) but I found it to be patchy and slow and certain sites (including Facebook) did not seem to work at all. I would hold that fixing this is part of the renovations.

This resort is a real gem, so all in all another lovely relaxing stay and we’ll be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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ZielaTRR, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
Dear jeh109,

We can't thank you enough for staying and granting us multiple chances to cater your lodging needs.

It is great to know that you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms and exceeded your expectations. Also, it brings a great pleasure to know, we have delivered the international quality of food and beverages that you have come and deserve. We definitely will continue to serve and provide the best customer service possible.

Not to forget, thank you for recommending our excellent and knowlegdeable guide, Zoher and shared your great Mangrove Tour experience.

One of our many perks is complimentary wireless internet access and we are sorry to know you weren't able to get a good internet connection. Our renovation and upgrading works are still on going. Therefore, we are trying our best to keep our guests posted on the progress. Regardless, we will definitely look into it and make sure it is fixed for our future guests, including you too.

We will share your kind review with rest of Tanjung Rhu Resort team.

We appreciate your loyalty and will continue to work hard to keep you coming back. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Warm Regards
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Just four days here but amazing ones. The beauty of the spot quite took us by surprise. Spacious and well appointed rooms, good choice of food, lovely pools. The location is stunning. The facilities excellent.

We just loved the boat trip into the mangrove swamps with the most informative and humorous of guides.

Truly glorious weather.

But the jewel in the crown is the courtesy of ALL the staff whose common intention seems to be to spoil guests, attend to their every need and make their day and stay a good one. They certainly succeeded with us.

Unreservedly recommended for relaxation, enjoyment and stress-beating.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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ZielaTRR, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
Dear gehdev,

Thank you for choosing Tanjung Rhu Resort for your recent stay in Langkawi.

It is great to know you really enjoyed it. We definitely try our level best to provide the best customer service to all our guests and it brings us great joy we accomplished that.

Thanks again, and we hope you'll choose Tanjung Rhu Resort the next time you're in Langkawi.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We had a marvellous stay in Langkawi at Tanjung Rhu Resort. Beautiful interior/exterior, friendly staff, exquisite food, it's nothing less than magnificient.

Not to forget, the private beach.. you really can cross the ocean on low tides.. it is amazingly beautiful & unique experience!

It is "paradise.. along the way" and we definitely will come again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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TanjungRhuGM, Manager at Tanjung Rhu Resort, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Dear Emelda_S,

We are so glad to see such a wonderful review from you! Thank you so much, we really appreciate it and great to know that you will definitely return.....see you again!

Best regards,
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Property: Tanjung Rhu Resort
Address: Mukim Ayer Hangat, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Langkawi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Langkawi
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Tanjung Rhu Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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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