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Tanjung Rhu Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the Tanjung Rhu for 4 nights at the beginning of May 2017. I did a lot of research on which hotel to stay in on Langkawi and chose here due to the location on one of the best beaches in Malaysia as we decided this was most important to us, however the hotel was fantastic! We spoke to some people who have been holidaying on Langkawi for many years and they said this hotel was their favourite, mainly due to the setting and also the amazing friendly staff. Check in was done within our room, with the staff member showing us round and getting us a refreshing welcome drink. We stayed in a suite overlooking the sea which was the best room I've ever stayed in, two balconies, the bath looking over the bed towards the sea, the bed was so comfy and had a turn down service with a little chocolate! Not normally used to this!! There were two main pools, the one we stayed by most was the adults pool and was just about shallow enough to stand it but was fab, love the fresh water in the pool, love the waiter service to the sun loungers, mocktails and cocktails outstanding! Water features made the resort interesting to walk around, felt like a maze at some points! We went for a massage on the second day, this was amazing with a foot ritual beforehand, and puts massages at home to shame! Apparently more expensive than normal in Malaysia but still cheaper than UK by a long way and what a setting! Meals were good and we ate at all three of the restaurants, all overlooking the sea or pool. Wifi only in reading room but as we had a local 3G sim for the internet (very cheap) not a problem for us. We went on one of the organised trips, which was a mid morning river cruise. This was great we saw monkeys, kites, monitor lizards, a snake in the mangroves. The boat then went round the coastline until we could see our hotel from the sea, highly recommended! The beach was amazing, I mean most of the time you were the only ones on it! It was only when people at home commented on our photos saying the beach was so quiet did we realise how lucky we were to have that! Where else would you have that solitude on a beautiful beach and that sunset was stunning, must have took 100 photos of the same sunset but wow! We didn't do a lot of the activities on offer, this was our relaxing holiday after travelling Malaysia the previous 9 days, but there seemed to be plenty to do! No problems getting sun loungers, or seated in restaurants! Loved the little lizards all around the resort popping out of their burrows! Wildlife around the resort was amazing, not sure if we were lucky but had no scary bugs or mosquitos, think we did see a flying squirrel! All the staff were so friendly and just made the holiday! Really didn't want to leave was so sad when we left! 100% recommend and would love to go back!

Hotel is terrible Run down completely, half of the building is empty and looks like some work was done then just left... Rooms don't even have a mini bar.... Everything just looks tired... definitely not the usual 5 star hotel rating we are used to coming from living in Asia many years. Breakfast was such a disappointment!! Being in an island I was expecting this amazing spread of fresh fruits like we always get in Asia... but clearly this hotel is struggling - so not sure what all the 5 star ratings is about Breakfast they served minimal selection of cereal... fruit juice was not all freshly squeezed - I'm on an island I dont want bottled crap from the shops... The watermelon they served has seen better days, pale white in Colour way Too early to be cutting it... other fruit was hard and tasted like water... only fruit I could eat was papaya Our English breakfast tea was served cold Then the second batch came tasted like pool water that has been brewed for days with tea... I'm not joking pls don't stay here... only beauty is the scenery... stunning stunning beach! But rather stay somewhere else and then come to the beach for the day.... Any other questions you have I'll be happy to answer... They also don't provide you with opportunity to hire bikes so you have to make your own way into town... Glasses at the outside bar last night also looked like they seen better days all coloured and stained... Dinner you don't get buffett so me being vegan and healthy I struggled!! We trying to get out of this hotel to go somewhere else for the rest of our holiday that is how bad it is...

Stayed at Tanjung Rhu hotel recently, the hotel is bit dated but it is well kept and the rooms are spacious. The hotel has a private beach and the location of the hotel is very secluded. Food is good at the hotel but it is bit expensive and if you don't fancy eating at the hotel, you have to take a taxi to go and eat in town. The staff at the hotel is very efficient and well trained. The only complaint I have is that they don't have wifi in the rooms, Lobby or the restaurants. The only place you have wifi is "the reading room", when asked why doesn't the hotel provide wifi in rooms, the answer was that "its a leisure hotel and they don't want people to stay in their rooms all day", surely the choice should be with the customer. Overall a pleasant experience but I would rather go to a hotel which is not so secluded and also provides wifi.

We stayed at the hotel in April and had an amazing time. The staff were so attentive and friendly. The location on the private beach is stunning. Best beach on Langkawi. The swimming pools were great sizes. The hotel is undergoing a refurb so I think they only had 100 rooms occupied - which was perfect, as there was always space in the pools, in the restaurants and on the sunloungers. The 'building work' had seemed to be going on for a few years so we were told by guests who come every year, and when we were there no work was actually going on, so it didnt at all affect our enjoyment /we didn't notice it. The private beach is massive, so much room. The staff I have to say were incredible and loved children :) The bedrooms could do with a bit of a paint, but they are great sizes, and for the price is was definitely worth it. If we head back to Langkawi we will definitely return to stay at Tanjung Rhu Hotel.

We stayed 3D/2N at Tanjung Rhu and certainly enjoyed this amazing place: Location with their own 2km lovely sandy beach is unrivaled. Big and very comfortable rooms. Several restaurants with very reasonable prices Delicious breakfast buffet Spa with excellent treatment. Not the cheapest hotel on Langkawi, but taking into account the many excellent facilities it adds up to very good value for money. Surely, we will be back to Tanjung Rhu Resort

Absolutely Fantastic beach. Picture Perfect. Warm and helpfulstaff. Wonderful resort. Luxurious rooms.Lip smacking food especially the satays. Landscaped pools. Soothing spa. One with nature. Stayed in three resorts in Malaysia. The absolute best. Must do again!

The resort is a beach front resort and is far away from the town or cenang so we opted for the all inclusive package and it ended up with some great experience from the pick up from airport to check in our suite with amazing view and private beach. This make the vacancy a great start and we had our lunch at the sunset pool and the service was tip top and this make our thought of perfect holidays just that the foods is only service after an hour. Spa was a lovely place with a good therapy and experience therapist, i would recommend this even the price will be at a high side but is worth it with private room and personal touch. Ended up the day with a wonderful sunset and dinner at the chef table and again the service is prompt and the nightmare begins with we order some special dietary foods and we even emphasis before the order was taken and after the order was taken but when food is served none of the notes taken earlier was noted and it not once but it happened to almost every meals that we ordered and i raise a question did the chef read the note or just cook the norm and the quality of foods is average with the 5 stars price. the soup is tasteless, fish is fresh and lack of omph taste, scallop is chewy, fries didn't defrost properly and even the ice-cream is like biting up the frozen ice not creamy. Breakfast is with huge variety but foods quality is not maintain Roti canai is cool and chewy, dhall is watery and tasteless, nasi lemak also tasteless and anchovies is soggy and even the porridge is cold. Lunch in sands rest and we face the same problem with special dietary meals. This is common problem that you going to face for almost every meals even after numerous of confirmation i would said is even worst than the street meal that we have and the whole restaurant only serving 2 tables. i really couldn't understand how this could happens in a 5 stars rated resort. Dinner having the same problem with the special dietary order was wrong again well even the foods is bad with servicing some cool filling samosa. Room service is bad we called and asked for a replenish of spa seasalt twice but was not delivered and cleanliness is another question, you might see some fungus below the basin top discharge hole from the top you see nothing but i notice it when i look at the mirror same goes to the shower room where you put the shower gel and shampoo i accidentally twist the shower cap but ended up all the dust and fungus slip out from that area errrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Mini bar sparkling water was opened and no turndown service on second day and was expecting a nice towel decoration since other is commenting on it but too bad it didn't appear during our stay. The pool is not clean occasionally and you will see all the leaves and flower floating around and the worst is the dislocated pool spotlight is not fixed even we have complaining since day 1 but the pool is huge and nice. I could even missed my flight if i never keep chasing the reception to rush for my transport which i confirmed during the noon. Requested a management to return my call but i never hear anything from them at all. Today tanjung rhu is way behind the glory day.

Fantastic private beach: no motorsport, no noise, quiet people... The service is very attentive. Great breakfast, they also provide excellent options for dinner at reasonable price for a 5Stars hotel. Excellent surrounding: pools, trees, gardens. The only bad point is that half of the resort is under renovation. although no one was working on it, hence it was not an issue. But still, it gives the resort a strange feeling.

Advantages of the hotel: - It has the most beautiful and quite beach on the island - The pools, walks, and parks are fantastic , a perfect place for relaxation and quite holiday for couples - Fantastic breakfast and overall dining experience was superb (my best regards to the Chef) - well equipped and spacious rooms (standard Damai is almost 60 sq m ) - personalized check and airport transfer in was great - my greetings to the reception ! Disadvantages: - wifi available only in the library and it is very very slow - half of the rooms are closed for a renovation (almost 2 years now) , which has been stopped, there are some small works carried out but you don't notice/hear them, just the building looks somewhat depressive All in all, we are satisfied about our stay here

The beach is one of the attraction make me stay in this resort. They did in room check in process where I felt is quite unique, because there’s not queuing in the lobby, the concierge escort us directly to our room. I didn’t know my husband actually called up this resort earlier to request in room deco for wedding proposal. Even thou in room check in, I was not realize the setup inside the living room and bed room. Because our check in is the entrance (living room) of the room. You can imagine how big their room is. Everything in the room is perfect, bath tub with the window connecting to the bedroom where u can enjoy watching TV while having bath in the bath tub. International breakfast buffet is up to standard. This Resort have 3 different pools surrounded the beach and the resort itself. The only thing need to be aware is the reptiles around the resort. For those who don’t like reptiles, please stay aware from the walk way to the beach. You may see a lot of them when u walking to the beach. There is no lift can access to the room, if you are having difficultly to climb the staircase please request the lowest floor of the room. They services provided is great and they put priorities on customer needs. Recommended stay resort to away of city stress and relax your mind. :)

Mukim Ayer Hangat Langkawi Kedah

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Tanjung Rhu Resort places you next to Tanjung Rhu Beach and within a 10-minute drive of Black Sand Beach. This 136-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. Hot Springs Village and Herbwalk in Langkawi are also nearby.


Enjoy dining at Sands, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Tanjung Rhu Resort's 136 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 40-inch LED TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Tanjung Rhu Resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of extended parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MYR 100 per room roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Damai Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Bayu Suria Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Bayu Senja Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1316 reviews