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“Not the best place to stay on Tioman”
Review of Panuba Inn Resort

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Panuba Inn Resort
Ranked #17 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
Berlin, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Not the best place to stay on Tioman”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed in a B room for two nights and it was OK. The room is dirty especially under the bed - nobody ever cleaned there. Of course, you don't expect much for the money it costs but... The breakfast is a toast with butter and jam + malaysian food if you like it, but coffee is drinkable. In the evening yo can eat there as well but drinking is limited to beer fr extreme prices. It is compensated by the stunning sea view on the bay from the balcony which is really amazing. The beach there is good, but there are sea hedgehogs so don't enter the water without the shoes. You can solve this by jumping into the water from the jetty or going with a boat to the other bays to snorkel or swim. However the most important issue istht this bay is really isolated. It's a very small place with only one so-so restaurant. I should say - it's pretty much the same in the neighboring resorts in Air Batang and Salang but there you are free in your choice where to eat and have at least some drinking opportunities.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Koganei, Japan
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

At diner time, moterbike come and go many times, I understand they are working. But they can delay to do it.
No cleaning room, it's very cheep, but they can clean room, no sheets change is OK.
Sea in front of hotel is just OK, not very beautiful.
Around hotel no shops and restaurant. You have to choose menu of hotel which is not many kind.
BUT old man who works here is very very kind!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Booked three nights, checked out early after the first night Stayed in an "A" block room; fan only with a sea view. The temperature is cool enough so a fan is sufficient but I'm skeptical if the place had ever been cleaned. There was hair all over the bathtoom and there wasn't even a toilet seat to sit on! The resort is isolated on its own very small beach so you are limited to the very small menu offerings at the resort. If you have basically no money but want a beach location you can stay here as the rooms are 55 ringet a night ($17USD). But if you have any standard of cleanliness or hygiene you will be disgusted. The only redeeming quality is the girl at the front desk promptly refunded our money for the nights we weren't going to stay for. Just know that you are getting what you pay for.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Panuba Inn is a great place to stay. We were recommended it by Eric from BlueWater Island Information Centre just outside the Mersing Bus Station. We trusted his good review and went along. 85RM a night was a bargain for this busy season so we didn't expect a huge amount. When we arrived we were given B6 for a room. Great bungalow view but horrible room. Dingy and dirty. We asked for another and were given B1 which was just lovely and one of the best in the resort in my opinion. Queen Size Bed and an incredible view over the ocean. Weather wasn't great but the one day we did have good weather we took a snorkelling trip to Coral Island and it was amazing, we saw sharks and turtles. Staff were a bit unfriendly but that wasn't a problem when you stepped into paradise. Advice: Don't stay on ABC beach, it's not nice and it's dirty. Stay on Salang if you can, nicest beach around! Enjoy paradise!

Room Tip: Choose B1 if you are going for the 85RM a night rooms!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Rooms are really basic and maybe not immaculate but who care! There is a stunning beach when you can snorkel and see fishes. You can eat well. People who work here are a bit lazy but not such a big problem. If you are not sophisticated I would advice you to go there

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

They have a good complete package for 3d2n, with includes ferry transfer from jetty round way, the food were all good. The resort is bound by the natural environment. We went there in a group of six, and the rooms were clean, the furnitures are kinda old. The beach activities such as island hopping, snorkelling trip. The beach shore is small, many jumps off the jetty and it was more fun. Panuba inn, a resort to be hit in tioman.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Certainly it would have a grand place in my memorial wall. I've found Panuba a peaceful, calm and relaxing place with stunning views. A combination of clear water in front and a beautiful forest in behind and the sound of the livings in it that was music to my ears. I could spend hours listening to the waves and watching the sun as it was drowned into the sea, and never get tired. But I must warn you, if you expect a 5 star luxury hotel with at-your-service crew, or if you seek dancing in noisy clubs and drinking to the bottle in bars; it's definitely not your place. Anyone else, enjoy the heaven and leave the problems on earth. The mother nature is calling you!
Make sure you book your room and fairy in advanced, and don't forget to try their fried chicken and chips.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Panuba Inn Resort
Address: No. 9 Pusat Khidmat Pelancong | Jalan Abu Bakar, P.O. Box 56, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
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#9 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Panuba Hotel Pulau Tioman
Panuba Resort Pulau Tioman

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