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“Unpleasant staff and basic room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Salang Beach Resort

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Salang Beach Resort
Ranked #23 of 28 Pulau Tioman B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Unpleasant staff and basic room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

The staff was very unpleasant, the room very basic, the location was good even though you can't swim on the beach directly facing the hotel because of corals. We didn't try the restaurant because it looked very unattractive. I wouldn't recommend it.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cecile083
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Came prepared for a very humble resort but was still shocked by our room upon checking in. It smelled really bad though the muskiness cleared out once we filled the room with smoke from burning a mosquito coil (they had jungle mosquito flying around the room!) and got the air circulation moving by turning on the aircon which actually looked like it was newly installed (an unexpected pleasant surprise). The bathroom smelled pretty bad too and looked like it was built in the 80s, with a tiny sink that was half broken and only cold water for showers (which was of bearable temperature during the day but freezing cold in the early morning and late at night).

The sheets had a couple of small stains as well so bring a sarong to spread over the sheets if you can't imagine sleeping on stained sheets. It would probably be a good idea to bring your own blanket if it's possible to as well. I definitely didn't trust their blankets to be very clean and had to make a conscious effort to keep the blanket as far away from my face as I possibly could throughout my stay. There was also a piece of gum stuck to the wall right above our bed which was most disgusting to say the least. I had to constantly remind myself to keep my head away from the wall. The mattress offered no back support at all as you can imagine. If you love soft mattresses, you would probably be happy with the mattresses here though.

Our neighboring room was occupied by a group of china nationals who were really noisy as well (the walls are really thin) and when they walked/jumped around, we had to live with our entire room vibrating crazily away.

Keep away from the fabric deck chairs at the patios of the huts too. There are many cats prowling the island which get into regular fights that like to sleep on these chairs. We saw an injured cat with open wounds that were leaking pus sleeping on one of the deck chairs outside our room on our first night. Thankfully we saw that or we might have sat on the deck chairs without realizing the stuff that goes onto the fabric of those chairs!

The food was barely edible at the resort as well. The prawns weren't fresh and the fish was so hard and dry, it actually tasted like chicken breast. You would eat it if you were very hungry and if it's included in the resort package but you would probably feel really unsatisfied after. Thankfully there are several shops within walking distance from the resort that sell a good variety of snacks, drinks and ice cream, which kept us happy enough throughout our trip.

Given the price of the resort/dive package we paid, it wasn't the worse we could have gotten but considering how used we are to modern, clean rooms and good food, it was still quite an experience for us.

If you have no choice but to come to this resort, come expecting the worst so you don't get too much of a shock upon checking in!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

Pulau tioman is bit more expensive so do book kn advance if you want to get into something better and dont go there at the weekends. This accommodation was very poor, staff not helpfull, didnt care, the room dirty and you can hear everything from the second half of the cottage. We had a family room. 140 rm and the bathroom was just horrible, there is rubbish outside, its not clean at all and had party guys staying next door and eventho they tried to keep the noise down we heard everysibgle word/step/phone/music. It wasnt nice experience, the beds are ok, aircon too

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Martina R
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Took the 4D3N package with air con room and it was worth it. At RM400 per person which includes ferry transfer (mersing-Tioman-mersing), 3b/f,2 lunch, 3dinner and snorkel trip.

Nice place to go to since I've always been there during my childhood days and finally after 15 years, I've managed to return back the same childhood place and glad that I was there.

The owner was nice and all and of course the most important was the room which was ok since I've had worse b4. Overall experience was good. If only the people there was nicer, then the customer service would've have been better (a few cases where we asked for something and they were a little reluctent to do it or started grumbling). But I understand their position too.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Percussion87
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

The worst place I have stayed in South East Asia and a rude arrogant owner. Stayed here for 1 night in April before swiftly finding somewhere else to stay. Upon arrival we asked if it was possible to stay for more nights which was fine, however when we asked if we could see the room first we were told NO, if we wanted the extra nights we had to book them there and then. He said if you go and look at the room and someone else comes to book he will give it to them as it's first come first serve, I don't think he new the meaning of the words customer service! We said we would go to the room and if we wanted the extra nights come straight back to book. The room was awful, we didn't expect much for the price, and we have stayed in a lot of budget rooms during our trip but this was by far the worst. The room stank, there was no sink and the. bathroom consisted of a mirror that had been burnt and a hose for a shower, the whole place just felt dirty. We decided we would try and find somewhere else so on our way out the owner saw us and called out to us to say the room had been booked and we had to check out tomorrow, maybe he was offended but I couldn't believe how rude he was. We did find somewhere slightly better to stay but to be honest the majority of budget accomodation on the island is pretty poor and the worst I've seen whilst travelling around Asia unless you want to pay a lot more. It's a shame as the island is really nice but most of the accommodation needs some desperate tlc.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travelbug_vm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

Only room available was the small fan hut. Very cheap (by Tioman standards) Fan was fairly powerful which was a blessing giving the heat. Room was box size with a bed and thats it. Bathroom room again, as basic as it gets.

Only stayed the 1 night and didn't get bit by the dreaded mosquitos so i left happy!

Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Johor
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

took a 3D2N package,

Pro-
friendly staff
Good Chinese food
Professional

Con-
Room need a renovation
No extra power point for charging phone/Laptop
Mattress look a bit old

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank helmet0004
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Property: Salang Beach Resort
Address: Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
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Ranked #23 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Pulau Tioman
Number of rooms: 3

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