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Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Pangkor
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Not exactly fantastic”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Paid RM$315 for one night stay is definitely EXPENSIVE, although the room is clean but all added up including swimming pool, restaurants (breakfast was average, very little choices), it is definitely NOT worth value. Beach was near by but not up to my expectation, sea water is dirty. For the same price I can definitely get a better experience in other beach resorts in Bali, Phuket or Krabi. One word, Pangkor Island is definitely OVERRATED!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

We stayed at Sandy Beach Resort over Christmas 2012 and the place was full. We were very impressed with the excellent state of decor and design. The resort is well laid out around a swimming pool but is also close to the beach.

The restaurant is open to the public and serves excellent food at a reasonable price from a comprehensive menu and the staff are super-helpful and friendly.

All in all we would recommend this resort to anyone.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2012

I need to agree that the resort has nice swimming pool and good location. I stayed in super deluxe room which contains 2 Queen size bed and 1 single size bed right in front of swimming pool, during our stay we been biten by mosquitoes badly, we asked for plaster for kid's small cut but the reception rejected and tell us to buy from the store opposite the resort ( How can a resort has no first aid ficility?).
During night time we try to rest early but kept waken up by the continuous noice comes from upstairs
guests, we can hear clearly the sound generated by their every single footstep ( which mean the stucture of the building doesn't has the soundproof effect at all)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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4 Thank Gik C
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Without paying high price you can stay in this beach front hotel, beautiful beach, is a small beach resort but room is clean and with comfortable bed. Staff is friendly. Highly recommend take the super deluxe room for family with kids because swimming pool just right in front. Walking distance to Seafood restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2012

This hotel was awarded with Best 2012 by Tripadvisor, that is why I chose this hotel when I was in Pangkor for vacation. Staff were friendly, nice ambiance, clean...
The only thing that really disappointed me was no tight control against the swimming pool rules. I saw peoples swam with shirt and long pants (not for water sport used), some even sat by pool sides with long pants and legs were in the pool (washing their pants & legs?). That's made the pool not hygiene at all where I have to restrict my kid to swim which really lost lot of fun in the pool. I do hope in my next trip, this hotel will improve with restrict the swimmer only with proper swim wear can enter the pool which is fair to all guests that would like to use the pool, agree?

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

The hotel has small number of rooms but the rooms are big and clean. Nice swimming pool. The location of the hotel is very great. Next to seaside and restaurants. Plenty of outside activites and 1.5km away from Pangkor town. Good place for relaxing.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Perak, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

It's a small hotel but the rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is facing the sea. They have a restaurant but food is of no problem because you can find many restaurants within walking distance. The buffet breakfast is included but we did not have time for it cos we were in a rush to take the earliest ferry at 7.00 am. We stay for a night only and staying here is truly value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank LilyLingTeh
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Property: Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort
Address: 30, Jalan Pasir Bogak, Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor 32300, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Perak > Manjung District > Pulau Pangkor > Pangkor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Pangkor
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Pangkor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our new 3-star beachfront resort lies in Pasir Bogak, just minutes away from the jetty. Here, you'll discover an enchantment: a resort that is nestled amidst a golden beach, sparkling waters and captivating serenity that is simply beckoning. Pangkor Sandy Beach Resort at Pasir Bogak promises a deeply relaxing holiday under the lure of the irresistible sun, sea and sand. It is true gem and this is the place you want to be. ... more   less 
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