It could be a really nice place. Basic rooms, but the chill area over the crystal clear water is beautiful. BUT: Organisation is really bad! While we were there, the chief was on holiday. So the guesthouse was run by about 8-10 young locals without any interest of taking care of their customers. Diving organisation totally missing. They had invited their friends from the mainland and what followed was a party with lots of alcohol. One of them even vomited from the chill area. I don't need a luxury accomodation (As i mentioned, the guesthouse is basic but really nice) and i also like to make party and have some drinks. But guests seemed to be considered as disturbing and annoying, not welcome. The Staff was really desinterested in us (Only Dazil (hope I wrote it correctly. If not, sorry for that) took care of us and was really nice to us). We moved after the first night to another Hostel and were so happy we changed accomodation. We didn't get our money back for the last 2 nights (we had booked and paid for 3 nights in advance), they even made fun of us, because we asked for a refund. That was unprofessional, offensive and very disapointing. Scuba jeff (the chief) should care more about his place! 8 people changed into another accomodation during the time I stayed on Mabul. I think that doesn't need further comment!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple, budget accommodation on Mabul island in stilted longhouse right over the sea. Look out of your room to the infinite sea views or across to the local fishing village bustling with local life. Room rate includes all meals, tea, coffee, water. Friendly staff will treat you like family and make you feel at home. Snorkel right off our jetty or join our dive trips to the famous sites of Mabul and Sipadan. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Scuba Jeff Guest House Hotel Pulau Mabul