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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2008

We had a two room in front of the jungle. It was not so terrible as we thought, but the room was not very good. They were big, the bathroom was little, but not very clean. Linen was never changed except if we left it out of the room or on the floor. Aircon in the room is not adjustable:... More 

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Bologna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2008

A totally bad experience excluding for the wonderful beach, the best of the island, just in front of it. The same level (i'm talking about price and name) rooms are different, so you can have it big, small, aircon can be fixed without slit, with split. So you can be lucky or not.... I had a room with the aircon... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2008

Staff were extremely rude - customer service simply does not exist in this "resort". The quality of the a la carte and buffet was atrocious however the seafood grill was more tasty, if overpriced. The cheapest room was 275RM - expensive by Malaysian standards and this was not reflected in the quality of the rooms as they are certainly overpriced.... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2008

We had a wonderful stay at the Perhentian Island Resort (PIR). The boat trip to the resort took quite long, 'cause we had to drop off many other tourists at different locations. But when we arrived the staff took our luggage and helped us get settled. The staff is very friendly. We had a semi-suite that had a view of... More 

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Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 July 2008

Don't go here!!!!!! There are much better resorts, like Bubu and Coral Vieuw. It' s overpriced and the staff is arrogant and lazy. The best rooms are the semi suits, but dont excpect more than a 2 star room. The food is disgusting and there is poor service. They closed the bar, so only water and softdrinks. Only the guys... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 30 June 2008

The hotel room is just ordinary (lack of management and maintainance). We got Room sea view room 112 with a water leakage aircond problem. Already told the management, but no action until we check out. But the beach is teriffic. PIR had their own private beach. We both enjoy the beach so much. The scenery is wonderful (for those who... More 

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Singapore
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Reviewed 22 June 2008

We just got back few days ago and decided to share my experience with everyone here. We took the family 3D/2N package and the whole reservation process is simple, Jeff is the guy who faxed the order form to me and I just fax back with the filled form. We took the 10am ferry from Kuala Besut, the ferry ride... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 June 2008

Before our trip to Pulau Perhentian we actually gone through lots of reviews and the conclusion is that PIR has the most beautiful beach but the worst food and not so idea accomodation, as we are more concern about the quality of the natural scene therefore we still choose to go to PIR. Surprisingly PIR has given me a very... More 

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Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 June 2008

I go to Perhentian a lot and the thing that i love down there are the crew (Domonic, Kim, Chepito and Fadil) those lot of people make the island worth coming to again as they are not only excellent divers, but after the dive they will socialize with you and you get to know them, they look after the dive... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2008

This is one of those places you just have to chalk up to experience with a dash of foolhardy judgement. I did read the reviews beforehand and the overwhelming vote was fairly grim but the beach sounded great. Who needs more than a good beach we thought? Trust me, you won't get anything else - unless truly dull buffet food,... More 

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  • Beachfront
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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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Address: Pulau Perhentian Besar 22200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range: $114 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Perhentian Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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Perhentian Island Pulau Besar
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“Beach front rooms are the best”
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“Seaview was worth the extra price”
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“Ask for Front Beach / Seaview. If not you have to walk so far.”
 of 5 bubbles zafrya, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Premier rooms - it's newly refurbished and most of the rooms are sea facing, very nice rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Vivian513, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very similar. Worth requesting a beach front room just in case, but most are anyways.”
 of 5 bubbles dongall, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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