As a resident of Thailand, this place made me wish I had stayed at home.
First off, the island. Pretty, but nothing special. Nothing to do other than ride jetskis / inflatables.
The resort - Staff are okay, but really don't seem to care whether you are having a good time or not. It also advertises itself as a spa, but it isn't.
First day, was greeted by two large monkey dumps in the pool. I politely asked if they could remove them. Then asked again. Then again. In the meantime I had to disassemble one of the rungs on the pool stairs as it was dangerously loose. Handed it to them for them to fix (which would take all of 30seconds with a 12mm spanner). 5 days later - its still not fixed, but the monkey poo has gone.
Hilariously, they have an aggressive monkey infestation, which they decided to try and cure by shooting them, (yes, really, with a gun). Seems to have gotten rid of at least one of them.
They turn the wifi off at 10pm? What? Oh, and only available in the lobby. Do they think that the router will get tired?
They do not even supply drinking water in the rooms - telling me that I could use the kettle to boil the tap water? Really? They will sell you bottled water (at a huge mark up), Whilst I respectfully acknowledge their right to not serve alcohol, I am horrified that they do not stock any soft drinks though, opting instead to peddle syrupy 'juices' at a horrendous price. Why cant I have a syrupy coca cola?
Food is overpriced and really not very good. I think they re-purposed the monkey poo in making the breakfast coffee though, so at least they are into recycling.
Room is fine, but does not get cleaned properly. Way overpriced and no inclusive breakfast.
No view, and you have to walk around a dodgy hairpin bend to the nice beach. Nearest beach is a litter strewn dump.
At weekends / holidays, the place is rammed. God knows why. I don't think there is any competition on the island, but I still cant figure out why all the Malays would come here? It might be a secret Malay big game Monkey hunting resort?
Finally, and the reason that I am sat on holiday with time to write this epic tale of woe. I went for a walk before breakfast and returned at 11:15 am. Was told that they had finished serving breakfast (although signs says they finish at 11:30 am). Asked for lunch, but was told that this was not possible until 12, despite all the staff sitting around in the kitchen playing with their phones. Its 12:40 now, and still no food.
Oh god. Last thing. The incessant, insipid, infuriating, limp, vapid, anaemic and downright tedious 'music' that they pipe through the place. Its enough to turn anyone into a monkey murdering lunatic. Maybe that's the reason?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anjungan Beach Resort is a beach retreat strategically located between two of Pangkor’s best and popular beaches, Nipah Bay and Coral Beach. Nipah Bay is just across the road while Coral Beach is only a few minutes walk away. Giam Island, a popular snorkeling location is situated only a few hundred meters from the beach in front of the resort. Blending modern and tropical design, the resort is meant to provide guests a perfect island getaway that will draw you into an inviting and memorable experience. Come and experience it for yourself. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anjungan Beach Hotel Pangkor
- Anjungan Beach Resort And Spa