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Tanjong Jara Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Dungun
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2009

Checked in pretty early. Good welcome reception whereby they invited me to have a sit and served me cold towel and welcome drink. Offered breakfast when realized the room wasn't ready which is not their faulth due to my early flight.

Nice resort, beautiful and I think this is the best in Terengganu. Room was spacious and afford to accommodate a small family because there is a day bed besides the king sized bed in the bedroom. Bathroom was huge too with good amenities.

Pool and the beach are fantastic! Clean and well maintained. Gym was bit 'worn out" as the equiptments were rusty. Water dispenser provided but no paper cups available?

Restaurant was unique. No menu available but the chef would approach you and create a special menu that cater to your appetite! Bravo!

The negative comments about this resort is that I found hairs on the day bed & bathroom. They don't provide toothbrush or shaver in the bathroom. When called Housekeeping to get those amenities, the lady said " You may get the toothbrush at our gift shop", promised to send the shaver but it took nearly an hour to deliver despite several calls made as reminder. Finally, a lady sent THREE shavers to me! Very generous! Found a towel with stains too which I don't think it should happens in a luxury resort.

Overall, this is a nice resort especially meant for honeymooners! Ideal place to relax.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

Stayed 2 nights on the package deal. Went at a time when hotel was full, very hard to get tanning chairs at the pool AND the beach, as everyone plonks their things, goes for brekky/lunch, so if you dont book early, you wont get a deck chair. The room is ok, had some trouble with the plug for our long bath. Plus when we tried to look out the window to the sea, our view wasnt very clear as they dont really clean the windows on the outside. Having stayed at the other YTL property, Pangkor Laut Resort, we much preferred that one, that also had two beaches to choose from (Emerald beach, which is a short distance from the resort). Food - try the Satay at the Nelayan cafe, its reli good. We had a little visitor in front of our room, a small snake, which meant we were reli close to nature, plus squirrels and a huge monitor lizard (d one that swims too). The Spa has a very interesting menu, and a lovely entrance leading to it. If you have a long wait for your flight on the last day, get a gud driver to take you around and to the market (Pasar Payang) to buy crackers, salt fish and fruits. Sotong celup (deep fried squid, fish) is a must to try if you are into seafood. The museum is impressive as well, it is the largest in SEAsia.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2009

amazing private suites with lovely private outdoor bathtub.
fantastic meals on the beach.
superb service from an extremely friendly staff.
delicate pool area.
lovely spa.
perfect and quiet location.
exciting trips.

(mostly honeymooners)

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 June 2009

I recently stayed at Tanjong Jara with some friends. I have a lot of comments, so I'll try to group them.
Food: We went with a food package that included breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast and dinner options were both served at the same restaurant and were very good. Dinner was especially nice with it's "talking" menu. Lunch was less than stellar - we tried several options on the menu and only liked a few. Alcoholic drinks were not included in the package, but they were affordable, especially at the nightly happy hour. Wine was a bit pricey at dinner, though. We did the Steamboat dining one night and while we got off to a slow start (our burner wasn't working and no one came over to explain what we were eating / how to eat it), it ended up being VERY good. One thing to note - the culture / staff are very laid back. Dinner would usually take almost 2 hours each night. We definitely weren't rushed and it was at times difficult to get the bill. It didn't really matter to us since we were on vacation, but some folks may think the service is "slow."
Accommodations: We had an Anjung Suite, and it was very nice. It was private, located at the edge of the resort so we essentially had our own beach. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was huge! A few little bugs here and there, but nothing too bad.
Beach/Pools: Both wonderful! The resort is HUGE so it was easy to feel like the only people there. The week we were there was a break week for the KL international schools so there were a lot of expats there with children. Luckily there is a lovely adults-only pool area for folks that like a little more peace and quiet.
Spa: Fantastic!!! Must do!
Additional activities: My friends that I was traveling with went diving every day and would come back raving about their experiences. They are both very experienced divers (over 100 dives each), and they said the sites off Tanjong Jara were just amazing. We also did the cooking class one day and it was very fun. However, we did have an experience with the local monkeys! A large group of them came down to the resort and actually ate some of the leftover food we had from our cooking class. We encountered them again on our way to our room and the male monkey actually charged at us. Apparently one of the females had some babies nearby, which we didn't see. So the male was being protective. But it was a bit unnerving to be charged at by the monkey!
All in all it was a really wonderful, relaxing stay at Tanjong Jara. The staff is wonderful - so friendly and accommodating. I'm so glad we decided to stay there and would recommend to anyone traveling to Malaysia.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

A 5 star spa resort where the staff do everything they can to make your stay run smoothly. The rooms are superb, couldn't fault them. For those of you who travel without children there is a pool area reserved just for adults in a quiet corner. The family area pool is well laid out with plenty of sunbeds. The hotel's beach area is extremely clean and not over crowded and the sea is warm, but the beach does tend to shelve off when the tide is in. The restaurants, 3 of them, are of a very good standard, but take the hotel's advice and book for whichever one you want to eat in each night to avoid disappointment and very occasionally a long wait for service. If you get the chance book a cooking class with the Chef, Ann, well worth it and lots of fun. We were lucky enough to have our own transport, so we were able to venture out and explore the surrounding area without any problem. The main Batik area is only 20 minutes drive away.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 2009

its been over a year since me and the wife went to Tanjong, and we still have fond memories of it (and the spa soap we took home). it was lush. the staff were super friendly. the spa was expensive but over the top in terms of decadence. there were staff dedicated to just handing out brolleys, it was that servile. we went in off season, so it was super quiet, didnt get much use of the private beach but still had a lovely time. the food basket on arrival was a nice touch as well. its expensive for malaysia but worth it for a couple of days at least. oh, and you can have dinner on the beach if you want. safe.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2009

stayed at the Tanjong Jara a few years ago. it's a bit remote and there is not so much to see in terms of cities etc. around. But the resort is fanstastic. The rooms are spacious, well designed and equipped. Service was very good and all staff were extremely friendly. We tried a few of the spa treatments which were a treat indeed. Definitely recommend it for a great relaxing holiday!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled with friends
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Address: Batu 8 | Off Jalan Dungun, Dungun 23000, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Dungun District > Dungun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Dungun
Price Range: £107 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tanjong Jara Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fronted by palm fringed, emerald seas, Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary of luxury and well-being steeped in the unmistakable grace of age-old Malay traditions. Here, in the comfort of a room furnished in local timber and rich fabrics, guests are lulled by the sighs of waves and the warm tropical breeze. The award-winning architecture of this resort reflects the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, offering an authentic taste of the region’s spirit and an enduring embodiment of gentle Malay arts and hospitality. Seamlessly integrated with the resort is the Spa Village, dedicated to combining the therapeutic properties of natural local ingredients and the innate healing practices of the area, providing a special, restorative experience. Guests can choose to experience an eco-adventure river cruise, explore teeming coral reefs or browse in a night market. Whatever the activity, every breath is pure refreshment, a relaxation of the soul, a pure journey of revival. In Malay we call this Sucimurni, in Malaysia it is Tanjong Jara Resort. ... more   less 
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Tanjong Jara Dungun
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