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Mari Mari Mantanani Backpacker Lodge

Kampong Mantanani, Pulau Mantanani Besar, Malaysia
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    Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

    白天沒有供電,浮潛完不能洗熱水澡。潛水沒什麼可以看的,有些點浮潛很棒。他們說一天有三次機會浮潛,但不是真的。他們沒有足夠的船帶我們去浮潛或潛水。 他們的船很老舊,全身上下都濕透。別人一日遊的船不會弄濕,也可以開得比較快。 網站上說有三人房,實際上我得到的是加床在很小的兩人房。卻每人每晚收370(未稅)馬幣,一晚1100MRY,非常誇張的價錢。 房間早上10必須退房,但要等到下午三點才有船送我們回去。很愚蠢的安排。 They don't provide electricity at day time. That's mean we didn't have hot water to shower after snorkeling or diving.And won't have fan at day time. They said everyday have three times go to snorkeling but it's not true. They don't...More

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    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    Was nice once, but has gone shabby. Very basic, bordering on grubby. All worn out. Decent beach, good sunset, reasonable snorkelling but nothing great. Not worth paying for a dive. Walked down the beach to the "Chinese" resort. Grim.

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    Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

    The rooms are thread bare , we had a family of rats in the roof that kept us awake all night and fleas in the bed that covered us in bites ... No mosquito net or aircon and lumpy pillows. The food was horrific and...More

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    Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

    Mari Mari Backpackers is over priced and not worth your money. The accommodation is terrible - there are rats in the roof and fleas in the bed. The pillows are lumpy and the beds are uncomfortable. The food and drinks are overpriced. The food is...More

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    Reviewed 24 October 2016

    I swear I'm not precious, but this place is the definition of what happens when you have a great idea to put a backpacker lodge on a sandy white beach with cool traditional accomodation and then you stop giving a toss. This place would have...More

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    Backpackers Lodge on Pulau Mantanani Besar Island in Sabah Borneo. We provide twin shared rooms with attached bathroom, twin shared rooms with common bathroom, and dormitory rooms. Hot water shower is available during island's regular electricity supply time (6.00pm to 6.00am).Our dive center - Mari Mari Dive Center is a PADI authorized dive resort. PADI scuba diving certifications are also available.Best for scuba diving, snorkeling or just lay back and relax the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
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    Benson W
    Hello sir I come from Taiwan, and gonna stay one night on 07/14 via Agoda reservation . But now I am facing the difficulties in finding the transportation from Kota Kinabalu to the jetty where I could take boat to Mantananisland. Because we are going there alone, instead of joining the tourist tour, I am a little hopless and worried about the transportation. Could you give me any suggestion to make arrangement either by taxi or by a ride with the tourist group by bus. another things is that I wanna know the cost of package of scuba in your island, could you tell me at the same time. I would much appreciate.
    30 June 2016|
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    doda85
    are there mosquitos or sand flies on the beach?
    23 June 2016|
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    Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property |
    yes there are on sunset
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    Gianfranco M
    Ciao! è un buon posto per fare snorkelling? andremo in gennaio....
    11 October 2015|
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    Room Tips
    "Chalet 11 has the best view on the beach"
    Mark Jos P, 8 months agoRead review
    "The chalets are the best with view to the sea, and bathroom inside."
    _5i6_, over a year agoRead review
    "Two front cabins (10 & 11) have a bigger deck and better views."
    toni m, over a year agoRead review
    "Don't stay overnight"
    641Vicki, over a year agoRead review
    "Shared room request for room #1! Great view of the water."
    Karen C, over a year agoRead review
    "wifi is not available in any of the rooms, only in the food area. i recommend getting the seafront huts for..."
    Pilli26, over a year agoRead review
    "There are some on suites room 11 but remember no electric no running water."
    submersiond, over a year agoRead review
    "Hut 6 as sea view and large balcony."
    Adam_Carter, over a year agoRead review
    "try to get a bungalow, it's worth the extra money!"
    Evelien R, over a year agoRead review
    "book in advance! we had to move rooms because we didn't book ahead of time. rooms with the attached..."
    atlanticaccelerator, over a year agoRead review