We looking for a beautiful beach holiday nearest to KL where there are 2 options either Port Dickson (PD) or Cherating. To be frank, Cherating beach is far better than PD as it has a beautiful white sand beach like an island. It is very windy for a relax lying on the lazy chair but the current wave is strong too where it is not suitable for sea activities at times.
Here is my review on Holiday Villa Cherating: -
Hotel Environment: Hotel is 3.5 hours from KL and 45 minutes from Kuantan. There is a nearest town Chukai where famous stuffed crab located for lunch. The hotel garden is very spacious where there is a beach restaurant in the middle facing the beautiful sandy beach where huts with lazy chairs on the left and right. There are 2 main areas Palace and Capital Wing where both also have swimming pool facing. The Capital Wing is the main building together with the reception and Palace Wing is the semi-D bungalow next to the Capital Wing. The hotels has lots of local Malaysian guests and I believe there are some culture difference where foreigner may not like guest going to the pool without swimsuit. It is fine for me as a local because it is not polite for a local lady to wear too sexy. Overall it is OK with the room rates around RM200 which match my expectation.
There are some weak points: - Hotel slightly old and need refurbishment, room not enough plug point, No WIFI and breakfast has less options and unsatisfactory.
Hotel Service & Staff: The whole hotel staffs are doing their best and exceeded my expectation as I see all smiling and friendly faces. I personally communicated with Leslie, the GM and he responded and attended my request efficiently. Leslie is going the extra mile in services and trying his best to attend each hotel guest as well. Hopefully the great hotel services will continue.
Room Comfort: I stayed at the Capital Wing room no 134; the last 3 room from the beach and very near the Beach Restaurant where I can get the restaurant WIFI signal for a day but their WIFI is not stable and should improve the facility. There are connecting room for 134 and 135 to cater for families. Room comfort is satisfactory with tars floor where it is suitable for those sensitive to carpets and it is direct access & facing the pool on the ground floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by lush greenery and secluded palm-fringed beaches fronting the South China Sea, Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating has the ideal facilities for family vacations and honeymoons, in addition to corporate meetings and team buildings. Situated 47km from Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang, the beach in Cherating is a haven amongst avid surfers who come from all over the world each year to especially enjoy the ride of the ocean waves. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Villa Cherating Hotel Kuantan
- Holiday Hotel Kuantan
- Holiday Hotel Cherating