We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Poor maintenance, Muddy waters” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fishing Bay Resort

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Mersing
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Fishing Bay Resort
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Mersing
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Poor maintenance, Muddy waters”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

I stayed in this 'resort' as the pictures looked promising and they entertained online bookings. First up, you should note that this resort is about 15 mins drive from Mersing town. There is no public transport available. Secondly, while the resort is located at a beach (Air Papan), the waters are far from clear and can best be described as 'Green-bean soup' coloured. Sadly, the sandy beach extends for about 5m into the water, before the sea-bed turns to mud. Thirdly, this place is poorly maintained, e.g., the entire shower door came off its railings and almost caused my child injury.

On the plus side, the staff are friendly and honest. The breakfast provided was simple but adequate in quantity. There is a grass volleyball court setup, and a ball can be borrowed from reception. At night, fortunate guests may see wild boars snorting around the resort - they're quite a sight to behold, actually.

Price-wise, this hotel charges a premium for its location, but I honestly do not think it is justified at all. One may have better luck staying in a hotel closer to Mersing town. Among these, I would recommend Hotel Seri Malaysia (Mersing) for its location, and better upkeep (at least from external appearances).

Room Tip: I would recommend the Deluxe Room only. The other options are rather small.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank KTB11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    8
    16
    20
    9
    7
See reviews for
30
17
1
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

I went there over the weekend and we were the only guests for that day/night! Their staff were friendly. The room needs some 'makeover' as the bathroom door has a gap due to falling pieces of wood and there were some cracks on the wall. Other than that the place is ok and relaxing for us as we enjoy nature. My children enjoyed spotting some animals and birds at the vicinity. The beach is quite clean but do watch your step as i saw horseshoe crabs there. Their breakfast is ok. Its worth the price if they do more for the maintenance of the place.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WeenErsalle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Its a good enough place for a relaxing holiday...a great place for a laid back holiday...

Secluded beach, ever so refreshing. The view from our deluxe unit was excellent! Our front porch is overlooking the beach. All rooms have a splendid view of the beach and all rooms are not so far from the sea which is excellent.

Our room is clean, sheets and toilet are clean. Sleeping with the sound of the sea slapping the shore is excellent.

A lot of families therefore a bit noisy at times but overall the trip is enjoyable, the staff are ever so friendly and accommodating.

Breakfast is nothing much. We drove to the main road/town to have our lunch and dinner as the resort's menu is just so-so.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MinahRed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
johor bahru
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

its not a luxury place.. but its good enough for a getaway.. people who love kampung atmosphere should come. i love the view from the standard room. truly splendid. very well maintained place. it just the sugar their provide quite limited, and i end up with taking a non sugar coffee.. ehehe.. breakfast, can be improved.. the variety, taste, n presentation shall be improved. but the staffs are very friendly~

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ieya_zulfa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Nice and quiet resort as we stayed here during weekdays and only 2 rooms occupied including us. Pool is good and clean.Bfast so-so. Beware of the sandflies if you intend to explore the beach area. Tv reception not good and the bathroom door out of order.overall just average.

Room Tip: Finding food will only at Mersing town
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dani D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

We came all the way to enjoy the Hari Raya Puasa weekend (3d/2n) on our Royal Enfield motorbikes from Singapore. It's only a 2,5 hours ride.The ambience and surroundings were beautiful, and has an authentic kampung (village) atmosphere. We met so many nice people from all over the world. The pool is well kept and clean. Its a great place for a weekend gathering with family or friends. You can even bring your own drinks and food. For sure we will return!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RoyalEnfieldJacky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lyttelton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
169 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

14km from mersing in the middle of nowhere beside a nondescript beach with a view over the bay, the room was very average, the grounds dilapidated, the whole place poorly maintained, food terrible. The lettuce and mayonnaise sandwiches as a substitute for non- availability of breakfast was the last straw! My advice - don't do it!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank frankiethe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Mersing
5.1 mi away
Mersing Hotel
Mersing Hotel
#4 of 13 in Mersing
3.5 of 5 bubbles 38 reviews
5.1 mi away
Embassy Hotel
Embassy Hotel
#8 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 bubbles 113 reviews
0.0 mi away
Sibu Island Resort
Sibu Island Resort
#10 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 bubbles 128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.9 mi away
Timotel Hotel
Timotel Hotel
#9 of 13 in Mersing
3.0 of 5 bubbles 130 reviews
4.8 mi away
Felda Residence Tanjung Leman
10.7 mi away
Aseania Resort Pulau Besar
Aseania Resort Pulau Besar
#1 of 2 in Pulau Besar
4.0 of 5 bubbles 160 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fishing Bay Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fishing Bay Resort

Property: Fishing Bay Resort
Address: Mersing, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Mersing District > Mersing
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Mersing
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Fishing Bay Hotel Mersing
Fishing Bay Resort Mersing, Malaysia - Johor

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing