TripAdvisor names Malaysia’s best hotels in 2015

January 22, 2015 3:13 AM

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The Danna Langkawi emerged as the number one hotel in the Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels categories in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels in Malaysia.TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels yesterday. The 13th annual awards showcase more than 8,151 winning properties worldwide, covering eight regions around the globe.

Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travellers has helped us highlight some of very best hotels from around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“The Travellers’ Choice list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travellers as they think about their 2015 travel plans. From opulent luxury hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs, those looking for an accommodation can research, compare prices and book a Travellers’ Choice property on TripAdvisor, or any other hotel that meets their travel needs.”

Travellers’ Choice awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions and traveller ratings specific to each award category. The average nightly rate of Travellers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels on TripAdvisor is RM1, 292.34; Bargain is RM329.42; B&Bs and Inns is RM492.32; Family is RM905; Luxury is RM1744.84; Romance is RM1, 951.18; Service is RM1, 690.54 and Small Hotels is RM2, 038.06.

The Danna Langkawi has emerged as the number one hotel in the Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels categories in Malaysia, as well as number two in the Best Hotels for Service category and number three in the Best Hotels for Romance category in Malaysia.

Pascal Masse, General Manager of The Danna Langkawi said, “This is the third consecutive year The Danna Langkawi won in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice since we opened in December 2010. We want to thank our guests who rated us highly and shared their experience on TripAdvisor, making us the winner once again. We look forward to welcoming more Malaysian guests to The Danna Langkawi.”

A recent survey of TripAdvisor travellers revealed 79% of respondents in Southeast Asia feel Travellers’ Choice award recognition is important when considering a hotel.

The Danna Langkawi offers an elite holiday experience, allowing one to find supreme comfort amidst an inviting ambience while admiring the unrivalled views of the white sandy beach, marina bay, sea and verdant green hills of Langkawi. “The customer service and friendliness of staff was beyond amazing, the location was paradise and the facilities were luxurious. The staff went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and everyone always had a smile on their face. If you're going to Langkawi this is the only hotel you should want to stay at,” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

Offering sea view accommodation in Langkawi for all, beachside dining options, Spa facilities and water sports, the 34 room Casa del Mar Langkawi is the perfect oasis for travellers looking for a private and peaceful retreat in Langkawi, Malaysia. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “From the moment we checked-in to the time of our departure, we were looked after by some very special people. Our room was perfect and opened right out to the beach.”

Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings. Situated on the island of Langkawi, each room, suite and villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest and offers stunning views from private verandas of the breath-taking Andaman Sea. “The location of this hotel is beautiful with an excellent mix of nature and luxury. The surroundings, nature and attentive staff are the standout features.” noted a TripAdvisor reviewer.

Situated in Kuala Lumpur and set amongst lush gardens, Shangri-La Hotel KL is just 60 minutes from the international airport and 5 minutes from the business and shopping districts. The hotel features some of the most spacious luxury accommodations in Kuala Lumpur with ultra-modern conference facilities, as well as a full-fledged fitness centre. “The staff is superb and the restaurants and services of the hotel are extraordinary, a truly luxury experience at an affordable price. Two thumbs way up!!” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort is set on Kota Kinabalu’s Pantai Dalit beach, surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Sabah's icon, the fascinating Orang Utan, as well as a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna. A TripAdvisor reviewer noted, “Service was faultless, always with a smile and efficient without being intrusive. The personal service from the staff is nothing short of amazing.”

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is a contemporary city centre hotel that caters to smart business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers 571 stylishly appointed rooms and suites in the heart of the city, just opposite the Petronas Twin Towers. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “Great hotel, best location possible, super friendly and efficient service, spacious and clean rooms…”

Situated adjacent to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city's leading luxury hotel with 643 well-appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. “Fantastic service and location next to KLCC and the Petronas Towers with a stunning infinity pool. This was our third stay and the hotel went out of their way to welcome us back. This is the epitome of old fashioned five star luxury and service,” noted a TripAdvisor reviewer.

With 442 newly renovated guest rooms over 9 floors, Sama-Sama Hotel is located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and is equipped with every convenience to make travellers’ stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. With a choice of three Kuala Lumpur restaurants serving fusion delights, visitors can dine at any time of the day. A TripAdvisor traveller commented, “As a stop-over hotel it has everything going for it and all the little things are thought of. From buggy service to efficient check in and out it really has thought of everything.”

Just minutes by boat from the world-renowned mangroves of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park of Langkawi, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines artful design and all-pervading serenity with a wholesome connection with nature. The Resort’s traditional Malay kampung-design weaves through acres of beachfront gardens dotted with al fresco restaurants, palms and lotus ponds. “Fantastic and spacious room. The staffs very polite and helpful. One of the main attractions for me is the resort design and architecture. It is based on classic Malay architecture and the whole resort like the little Malay kampung (village).” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca's colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920's, remains at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented “Tucked away in between large buildings, this gem of colonial house has been well preserved. The rooms are large and comfortable, well-appointed and a small pool is available to the guests.” — January 22, 2015.

Source: themalaysianinsider.com

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