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Perhentian Island Resort
Bengaluru, India
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153 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Awful service and restaurant”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

What looked fine on the internet turned out to be a huge turndown. The 'restaurant' buffet was always cold, always fried and always bland. The 'beach Kiosk' only sells coconuts, and the BBQ with freh fish only had chicken sausages and shrimps.
Everything (also in the 'gift shop') was extremely expensive and there was nothing too choose from. AC in room not working, door in hut can't open, huts very dirty and when it rains, it's rains in everywhere. We'll never come back here

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Hotel is located on a very nice beach and location is stunning with greenery and tropical forest with monkeys and big monitor Lizards around you. Water is very clear with good coral reefs and Sharks and turtles can be seen in the lagoon. Chalets are nice but in urgent need of renovation and upgrading. Service in restaurants and food is not of the best standard must say. Breakfast is really poor actually. No alcohol served in this so called 3-star hotel is bad. Pool is Dirty. Shop has no good to offer You. Tennis and Badminton in very bad shape. Service is fair but nothing special must say... Hotel Coral View and Tuna Bay much better restaurants and are in Walking distance from the hotel. If they do necessary upgrading and shape up this is a nice place but other hotels are better such as Tuna Bay and Bubu Long Beach in Perhentians today.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Good :

The hotel have beautiful beach


Bad :

1. No TV in the room, no line phone - everything have to walk to reception

2. Room old , floor dirty, toilet very dirty.

3. No selling alcohol , very bored at night.

4. Things are 50% expensive compare to hotel beside

Never visit again :(

Stayed July 2014
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Travellers are raving about these Pulau Perhentian Besar hotels

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I went for a quick 3-day weekend trip, in between business meetings. My main goal was to blow as many bubbles diving as possible. All the arrangements and transfers were well coordinated and, to my surprise, was much easier than I anticipated. And the Dive guides were superb.

The rooms are so-so, but the setting is great. There is no booze, so the place quiets down about 9pm. Great for families and Honeymooners, of which there were many.

The diving, particulalrly on the outside of the two islands was pretty fantastic, and I encounteres many cheerful snorklers as well.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the beach are quiet, in a jungle setting.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

The food provided very good, every meal we have a full stomach of nice food. We can snorkelling at the beach in front of the hotel where there is a lot of colourful fish there. The view very beautiful especially in the evening. Will consider to stay here again if ever come to perhentian.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Perhentian is my favorite island in Malaysia--wonderful sea life so close to shore. The PIR has a nice coral garden just off on one side of their resort and the rest of the waterfront is a soft, white beach. In addition, the grass on the sea bottom about 100 meters off the front of the resort supports what seemed to be a small herd of turtles, which we swam out to see daily. The resorts rooms are ordinary, although I have not found any better on the island. The breakfast is just edible, but that is in four trips to the island I have not found better. The pool was actually dirty.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

yes, the sea is worth coming, crystal clear water, snorkeling, long beach...that's it..then you need to take a taxi boat to reach the beach nearby for restaurants and some ''life''..(in the dark the taxi charges double!)
The room is terribly small, dark and old...but the good sunny weather and beautiful sea compensate this little inconvenience..

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Perhentian Island Resort

Property: Perhentian Island Resort
Address: | Daerah Besut, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Perhentian Besar
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Perhentian Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream. ... more   less 
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