Rated 5 out of 5 by Sazalismail Wonderful
Wonderful hotel and I can say that it is the best spg hotel in Langkawi. Tq for the studio suite and hopefully to be upgraded to executive suite for my next visit. Tq.
March 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alyssa14 Definitely worth staying!
My husband and I spent our honeymoon in this resort, and we had the time of our lives! Our experience here was unforgettable and has already set in our minds as a delightful memory to reflect upon. The Andaman’s staff provided such excellent care that we were impressed before even arriving in Malaysia. A splendid woman named Vivien called us overseas to confirm our reservation and congratulate us on our marriage.
When we arrived in the resort, we were welcomed by a fine and jovial gentleman named Barry, whom I have no doubt will one day be manager of a five-star hotel such as this. Check-in could not have been more pleasant, and we were immediately upgraded into a room with access to a private pool.
Our room had already been prepared with welcome drinks and our bed was decorated with rose petals and swan shaped towels joined to form a heart. When we went back to our room later that night, we were delighted to find yet another surprise, a delicious mountain of chocolate strawberries!
We spent our time in the resort wandering around, strolling on the beach, swimming in the sea, meeting new people, and enjoying the miraculous view of the island. We went kayaking to another piece of land nearby, which was dangerously scattered with shards of glass and broken beer bottles. Nevertheless, it was exhilarating to explore new lands and search for different life forms. The resort has a beautiful coral nursery, where they teach children and adults how to grow coral and the importance of coral in sea life. We also went bike riding, which I would only recommend if you’re looking for a good workout. Bike riding is not allowed inside the resort, so we had to ride up and down the steep hills surrounding it.
Breakfast in the hotel was absolutely phenomenal. Everything was made fresh on the spot, and anything you can think of, they had! The crispy chocolate croissants, freshly whipped cream, crunchy blueberry jam, and fluffy pancakes were by far my favorite. We also had a wonderful dinner in the Japanese restaurant, which was serving a sushi buffet one night. There we met an Indonesian hostess named Novita, who showed us the traditional instruments and seating arrangements of the Japanese.
The one drawback we found was that the food was much more expensive than we were expecting, and we did not enjoy the Malay food in one of the restaurants near the beach. There is no way to have food delivered to the resort, so make a budget for at least $100 a day for food if you plan on staying.
All in all, this resort is overflowing with positivity, and I would recommend it without a doubt to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff working in The Andaman for making special memories for people like myself and my husband. You have made our honeymoon truly unforgettable.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunnym30 Exceptional holiday experience
Thank you to everyone at The Andaman for a superb stay this past week. To Christian Metzner and your team, it was outstanding and we loved every minute of our five nights at the resort. Although it was very hard to leave, our time at The Andaman was so sublime that we felt refreshed and relaxed and ready to go back to reality, truly the mark of a great holiday.
We were celebrating a special anniversary, and to our great surprise the associate who looked after us so well at the Westin in KL had phoned ahead to The Andaman! Waiting for us was a special cake and a very warm welcome. Platinum recognition is excellent, and we stayed in a beautiful executive pool suite - thank you so much!
We felt welcome and very special every moment of our stay, and we loved the restaurants, the nature walks and the coral nursery activities (don't miss them!). The beach and the view was glorious and it was very easy to relax there for hours on end. We also hired a kayak and paddled over the nearby small island and went snorkelling. So much to do, or you can just relax on the beach for hours at a time, which many other couples were doing. Seeing the animals in their own setting in the rainforest was an incredible experience and one we will never forget.
A special moment was a private dinner we booked, which was organised for us on the beach. The food and beverage manager arranges it all for you, and you have a private butler attending to your every need. As we were celebrating something special, it was the highlight of our trip. Thank you so much to everyone concerned.
Our experience at the Andaman more than met our expectations. We will definitely be back!
March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harra44 A week of pleasure
If you want 5 star locale, facilties & service the the Andaman on Datai Bay is the place for you. Laze by the pool 10 meters from the beach with drinks and snacks brought to you all day. Puuurrfect !
August 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicolas60 Very nice stay at a wonderful hotel
Wonderful hotel with warm personal touch from general manager Ann Scott.
December 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AsiaTravelExpertforUs Poor Quality and Bad Experience
We were very disappointed in both the quality and service of the hotel including the room, facilities, food and pool are. We would not stay there ever again....
December 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincos One of the Great Aspirational Properties in the Starwood Portfolio
OVERALL IMPRESSION: The words “idyllic” and “paradise” come immediately to mind. Langkawi for me is the new Bali - or, better, the Bali of 30 years ago: unspoiled, tropical, magical and I can’t imagine a better place to enjoy it than this self-contained, eco-friendly, low-impact resort. I am thrilled with my total experience.
SPG PLATINUM RECOGNITION: Excellent. Upgraded to a brand new, full-frontal ocean view. Very VIP treatment. Lovely in-room amenity.
THE ROOM: Extremely chic but still true to tropical style.
LOCATION: On a secluded bay with only one other resort property nearby. Extremely isolated but that is what appeals to most guests. In the heart of a tropical rain forest teeming with wildlife.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: After literally thousands of hotel stays, I can assert that the real X-factor that makes or breaks a property is the management. Even the most beautiful hotel can languish without strong direction and dedicated managers. This hotel is exceptional because the management is exceptional. The charming director of the hotel appeared EVERY morning to greet her guests at breakfast, to receive feedback and to offer suggestions to enhance the experience. Kudos!
In a world of drop-dead gorgeous spas, the V Spa stands out for the sheer beauty of the locale - a series of private “mini” villas spread throughout the rain forest and facing the gorgeous water of the bay - and the high quality of the services. The day packages were also very reasonably-priced and great value for money and I would schedule time to do at least one but preferably several days of treatments.
The various restaurant venues throughout the property were all consistently out-standing - which is a very good thing as once you are there, you pretty much don’t leave the property.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: While it could hardly have been helped, I was disappointed that large areas of the beautiful pool area were closed due to renovation.
ONE THING TO KNOW: The complimentary nature walks offered by the hotel are an absolute highlight and should not be missed.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Quiet Place
Booked directly online through Starwood Hotels website simply because it was one of the hotels listed under SPG in Langkawi.
I have been to Langkawi and for this trip wanted somewhere nice and quiet to chill out. The Andaman Langkawi is located in Teluk Datai - one of the gorgeous places in Langkawi.
Did not regret making this booking. My only regret is only spending 2 nights in Langkawi and this hotel.
Check in was very smooth. We passed over our documents and was simply told to relax and have a refreshing drinks and towel in the lobby while the receptionist prepare our room cards etc.
Had booked a Deluxe Rainforest View Room and was (very) pleased to be informed that we got an upgrade to a Deluxe Sea View Room.
As we were only spending 2 nights at the hotel, we didn't manage to enjoy the rest of the other facilities and activities that were on offer. There's actually plenty of activities that one can do at the hotel - such as morning/evening walks through the lush gardens (there were hornbills flying room!), reef walking etc.
Our breakfasts and dinners were at the hotels. Don't forget to enjoy the Happy Hour at the Beach Bar! Definitely worth it. And the staff at the Beach Bar are very friendly!
We had our dinner there at the Beach Bar one night and my friend's dinner were too salty. She complained it and the Restaurant Manager was apologetic and did not charge us for her meal.
During breakfast on our last day, the manager of the hotel had even took time to talk and mingle among all the guests of the hotel - which gives that very personalized touch and warm welcome feeling.
We chilled out with drinks at the lobby in the nights after dinner listening to the in-house live band playing.
On internet connection - if you feel the need to be connected, there's free wifi connection in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Great way to update your social network sites and make your family and friends envy on where you are!
All in all, I had a great stay there and what you see in the website is what you get (and more!).
Will definitely be coming back!
October 29, 2011