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“Kampong Style, Not near Beach”
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Tioman Paya Resort
Ranked #19 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
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“Kampong Style, Not near Beach”
Reviewed 30 April 2009

We've had few trips around and after spending some time in Sentosa (supposed to be a resort) my friends wants to go for some real beach and wants to have fun snorkeling and scuba. We want to go for some not so commercial place and we went to Tioman.

To reach Tioman we took the Coach (Bus) from Singapore and it dropped us at Mersing from where we took a Boat and it's about 1 hour 30 min journey. Speed boats are available thought slightly expensive.

We've to walk through mangroves and while walking there is power cut and the bell boy lit a small lantern and showed us the way. We're a bit concerned but when we reached the room our fears went away. it's tidy, Air Con working fine, TV is there but little channels, Iron box and Hair blower was there as well. We fresh up and went for our dinner. There is a restaurant and we asked them to serve some thing spicy. It took a couple of beers and half a KG of sugar to get the chilli out of all corners of my mouth. I guess they must have put a ton of red chilli (They call it Chilli Padi). After that we're served some nice fish and rice. Food was ok.

They have scuba PADI as well within the hotel. Also they arrange some tours for snorkeling. Return we took the speed boat and came back to Mersing.
The total cost for us is about 50 SGD for night and we shared the room so it's quite cheap I can say.
There are some other expensive hotels as well but as we want a short & cheap holiday this hotel suited and met our purpose.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2008

We made a last minute decision to go for a short getaway to Tioman and since most of the other resorts were fully booked, we end up taking this resort. When we reached the place, we were taken aback when we were usher from the beachside along this "kampung" like pathway that crosses the mangrove area to the resort. However when we reached the resort, the chalet seems to be clean, althought the ammenities given reminds me of those found in the early 80s. There is only 4 TV channels but if since u spend most of the time outdoor, then TV is not important. Overall, as we are not the choosy traveller so the place is still ok. But if we had a choice, we would definately choose the other resort "Paya Beach resort" which is much more modern.

  • Stayed June 2008
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Property: Tioman Paya Resort
Address: Kampung Paya Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
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#11 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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Hotel Class:3 star — Tioman Paya Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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