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Review of Marjoly Beach Resort

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Marjoly Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 18 Bintan Island B&B and Inns
singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Get what you pay for”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

With 2 small children, the shallow beach was perfect. Staff are friendly. A getaway from the "resort" stereotype.
Not servicing rooms or cleaning bins daily not great at all. It piled up outside our room (incl diapers). Just emptying of bins seems a std service?
Trickle of water in the showers not good. Bathrooms looking worse for wear (open for 2 years, I'm surprised...)
Constant burning of leaves right behind the huts, awful! Couldn't open windows at night as it was so smokey.
Waiting 1.5h for a meals for 4, with some dishes completely wrong. In the end had to double check what was written on the order. Twice dishes were not available but only told us as other dishes were served...

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kspore
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Resort for 3 days. We found the staff to be caring, attentive and very friendly. Food was great for us - superb omeletes/sandwiches! Especially since we were vegetarians.

Marjoly was everything that it should be - and nothing that it's not meant to be. The staff do their best to accommodate your requirements - you just need to ask.

We did have a few logistic problems - ants in our beds and no hot water but we got the staff to remake our beds every night and they provided buckets of hot water.

It's a simple, feel-good, do-nothing place. The beach is like a moor type of thing by the day and by night you'll be sleeping to the sounds of crashing waves. Very picturesque.

We'd especially grateful to Niah and Rio for all their help. And Neil for helping us with all out queries.

p.s. Love the hammocks!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
3 Thank Nikita B
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Looking for a nice and quiet resort with a comfortable room and clean beach? This is the place to go. Not the usual tourist hangout, but straight forward THE place to empty your head and just watch the horizon for hours. The pick up & drop off at the port were great.
Thanks Neil for your nice company. Added value to our pleasant stay!

Niels & Sylvia

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Niels62
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

In terms of making the booking and the after sales service. This is probably the best I’ve experienced for a long time. My girlfriend left her glasses in the bungalow after we’d departed. Having got in touch with them about this they hand delivered them (by the boss) to her office in Singapore. A huge effort and very much appreciated. As other reviews have pointed out – this place is in the middle of nowhere. I like this rustic scene and upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the staff and showed to our room which was spacious and almost touching the ocean. I super start to the trip. In the evening we discovered that they had little if no alcohol (except beers). The staff offered to go out and buy a bottle of spirits for us and came back on their scooter with the goods. Again - this illustrates the extra level of service. If you go – I recommend you take your own booze especially if you want wine.

That said, this place does need to improve in a few different ways. Firstly and most importantly is the food. Thankfully we were there for just a couple of nights. Because I’m not sure if I could have taken any more of the cuisine. A lot of the main meals came out looking the same and most of it wasn’t fresh. Even when we asked them to get fresh fish it was destroyed on the grill and wasn’t tasty at all. I’m very much into my food – so this was a huge let down. Getting a solid chef in there will make a significant difference. In addition to that they could do with cleaning out the bathrooms in the rooms a bit. We had a disturbing smell coming from ours over the weekend, must be an issue with the drains. Lastly, we had a few language problems. Communication breakdowns occurred a little too often. A good example would be receiving the wrong bill at check out twice – and then having to assist them in using the card machine. If someone had been around that spoke an average level of English then I think the little mistakes would quickly start to disappear. This isn’t to say the staff weren’t helpful and accommodating – they were fantastic throughout our entire stay and tried their best, it was purely a language issue.

I will return back here in a year or so and see how things have changed. I really believe that with a few minor improvements it would be excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JBJones510
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Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Marjoly resort was in a very rural area far away from the beach activities. Although this is what a lot of people look for (a nice getaway that is secluded), we were looking for a little more action. The resort itself had nice bungalows equipped with mosquito nets (though they were damaged and didn't provide much protection) and the main necessities. The bungalow was fantastically right on the water, with an unbeatable view. The food was so-so.

What was the main appeal and mostly what we enjoyed was that Marjoly staff was very accomodating and helpful (maybe because we were 1 of 2 guest parties in the whole resort). They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and we even met the owner. It was a fair experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RoamingMame
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sunderland, UK
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

This is the place to come if you want to write a novel without interruption.

A beautiful, peaceful resort, close to nature and ideal for a simple, tranquil beach holiday.

We travelled from Tanah Merah, Singapore via ferry, and the hotel sent a car to collect us. It was around a 1 hour journey, and cost US$40 for six of us. The resort is off the beaten track, and small, which means you may be lucky enough to have the entire beach to yourself, as we did some days. The staff were wonderful - so attentive, friendly, and ready to please.

We absolutely loved our beach bungalows. We travelled as a family of six and decided to book three bungalows for comfort, although we could easily have accommodated three people in each. The bungalows were situated on the sand within feet of the sea. They are spacious and furnished in traditional Indonesian style. Our daughter loved the sequinned mosquito nets hanging over the bed - she said she felt like a princess sleeping in the bed!
We loved the veranda, with its incredible views of the never ending sea.
The rooms were equipped with everything we needed for the holiday - air con, electric fan, mini fridge, television and DVD player.

The restaurant and bar are also spacious and airy, featuring polished wood furnishings.
We were delighted to be offered complimentary drinks on arrival.
What's more, as some of us in our party were vegetarian, the manager organised local vegetarian delicacies to be prepared in the restaurant for us, and we were thrilled to be presented with a plate of complimentary and utterly delicious local snacks.

I would almost go so far as to describe Marjoly as a nature resort.
It's certainly not the place to go if you're looking for retail or nightclub therapy - exactly the opposite in fact. This is a place that forces you to unwind. Whilst we were there we saw an abundance of wildlife, including monkeys, starfish, and turtles. Even though there are no formal 'activities' for children, our 4 and 13 year olds had a whale of a time enjoying the wildlife, playing on the beach, swimming in the sea, and swinging in the hammocks. They barely touched the bag of toys we'd brought with us, and the TV was only turned on once in four days!

Things to be aware of are that for a few hours each day the tide goes out quite some distance. We used the opportunity to explore the exposed sea bed, with long afternoons spent swimming in the warm sea when it returned, but if you're expecting permanent sea for swimming in you may be disappointed.
Also bear in mind that as the beautiful bungalows are thatched you will have some dust and debris floating down from time to time. This is not a reflection of the housekeeping standards but rather the side effect of enjoying the 'natural' roof form. Also be aware that the structure of the wooden bungalows may mean that the odd insect can squeeze into your room. This wasn't a problem for us, especially as there was the generous insect net over the bed and a plug-in insect deterrent, but it's just something to be aware of.

Overall we had a dream trip here.
It is not as easy to reach Marjoly as it is the Bintan Resorts at the northern end of the island, as the journey is longer, but it wouldn't be possible to enjoy the exclusivity you have at Marjoly, and the simple unspoiled environment, at one of the bigger resorts.
We will definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank thumbelina
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

It was our second wedding anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere nearby (from Singapore). We decided to visit Marjoly beach resort. We booked a bungalow for 3 nights. (S$ 75 per night)

After 2 hours of ferry ride from Singapore (Wavemaster Berlian Ferry) we reached at Tanjung Pinang Jetty at 11:30 am. Jack was ready at the terminal waiting for us with the nameplate. The resort provides free Pick up and drop from the Tanjung Pinang Terminal. It took us about 1 hour to reach the resort enjoying the typical country side views as it was raining.

As we reached the resort we were overwhelmed by the beautiful restaurant where the reception of the resort is also located. They served us a nice lychee welcome drink and then showed us the way to our bungalow.

Accommodation:
The bungalows are spacious with patios. They were clean and had a typical wooden outlook. The surrounding (front side) had nice trees including coconut, papaya, almond and many other small flowering plants. The landscaping was good. The bungalows are a bit dimly lit from within and the patio has good lights to support the evening ambiance. We really enjoyed sitting in the patio enjoying the sea view sipping wine which we carried from Singapore. Nice breezy place.

Nearby :
In the close proximity of the resort there are no other activities to perform. This resort I would say is perfect for people who need to relax and stay away from the hustle bustle. The beach here is extremely based on tides and the beach turns to mud flats during low tides with waters receding up to 500 meters. Beach chairs are ample and free for use. The nearby Kawal village (fishing village) is approx 1km away, 30 minutes on foot. One can find some booze and snacks for fraction of a cost ( Heineken 330 ml Rp. 13000, Vodka Mix Rp 19000, Coke Rp 6000, Chips Rp 5000 etc.). Bintan Agro beach resort is about 8 kms if you wish to do the water sports ( check Bintan Agro website for activities and rates, Key info is the tidal data). Call them before you go.

Transportation :
The resort offers various tours to Bintan and nearby attractions for S$ 80 for an 8 hour trip (incl 3-4 attractions, Lunch, Massage and Spa and halt for shopping at Pasar Oleh Oleh). You can borrow their Motorbike to go to nearby Kawal Village for free and refill is on the way (as we did). Gasoline is available at shops in small bottles (2 liter bottle Rp. 10,000). You can hire a motor bike for S$ 40 per day. Half day options are also available. License is not an issue on the island ( as told by resort staff). You can drive yourself to Tanjung Pinang as roads are in excellent condition.

Food :
Breakfast consists of 2 eggs, 2 slices of bread, jam and butter with the option of Tea or coffee. Alternately you can try Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) or Mee Goreng (Stir-fried Noodles) for breakfast.
Local Indonesian cuisine is served at the resort here. Options include Chicken, Beef, Fish and Sea-food. Portions were good with a dish (incl rice) costing about Rp. 40000 to Rp. 65,000 (for Prawns). Approx 10 kms from the resort is an Italian Pizza and pasta joint (run by an Italian) who deliver to this resort with waiting times of 30 minutes. Pizza and Pasta cost Rp 60000 ( min 2 items per order). The pizza was cold by the time it arrived and we did not find it enticing.

Staff :
The staff is extremely helpful, prompt and offer services with a smile. They co-operate in every possible manner and are always there to assist you in the best possible fashion. They speak ample English for you to understand. They will make your stay pleasant and beautiful.

I would definitely like to go there again and recommend this place to others who are looking for a peaceful and serene location to spend a few days.

Room Tip: Bungalows closest (5-10 Steps from Doorstep) to the Beach MAWAR and MELATI. Carry your Snorkeling...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Danny3886
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Property: Marjoly Beach Resort
Address: Jl. Wisata Bahari km 33 | Kawal, Riau Islands Province 294111, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Riau Islands Province > Riau Archipelago > Bintan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bintan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Marjoly Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marjoly beach is located in Bintan Island. It's viewed by beautiful beach. We can enjoy sun rising in the morning with fresh air and begin to gather our full spirit. Besides you can join us to learn diving with professional diving trainer from Russia and you will see different kinds of beautiful coral in this island. ... more   less 
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