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Sofia By the Sea

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Vadodara, India
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A heavenly place to stay for all the backpackers and the view from the rooms is very spectacular. The rooms are very clean and the beds are very comfortable. The friendly nature of the staff makes you feel as if you are staying in your own home. If you are a scuba diver then you definitely must stay in here

Thank Pankti S
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Sofia By The Sea for 3D2N.. We booked front beach chalet and it only cost us rm130 per nite with ac.. View was spectacular from our room.. and food at the sofia by the sea cafe was awesome!! We chose to stay in kg tekek because anywhere else were fully booked and friends of mine actually...

1Thank juls j
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 May 2016

10 minutes walk from jetty, beachfront room was amazing, few meters out from the shore and you'll see beautiful coral and fishes. didn't manage to tryout their food but definitely will be back there again. Zai was really helpful and pleasant.. bit of mosquito issue but Zai helped out very well. paid only RM130.00 and enjoyed the sunset and the...

Thank GordonGerardMaman
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I went with my partner for scuba diving with east divers and we stayed for 2 nights @ sofia by the sea.. We were greated by the friendly owner and staff Zai and Nadia. The dive shop is located at the chalet.. It was very convenient.. The room is clean with a/c and located so close to the water. The...

Thank Fairuz R
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I visited Tekek village for my dive course in Mar 2016, and one of the divemaster in training was this guy called Kay. I didn't take much notice but kept hearing the name "Kay". Everyone kept asking.. are you going to Kay's for dinner? Got me curious, and i finally asked so where's Kays? Its actually located at Sofia by...

3Thank Serene P
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My wife & I recently visited Tioman Island. Prior to the visit we were unsure where to stay. We tried finding out about a few places with no luck. Then we found Sofia by the sea (East Coast Divers). They were fantastic in the assistance supplied. The accommodation is basic but the location is FANTASTIC. We stayed in a cabin...

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Sofiabythesea, General Manager at Sofia By the Sea, responded to this review

Nice to know you had good times with us. Look forward to serve, always!

Reviewed 16 July 2014

Location = 4* Within walking distance from the Ferry jetty (10mins walk) & directly in front of the beach with the Marina just a few doors away View = 6* Beachfront chalets with Gorgeous view of the sea, sand, sunrise and sunset! Facilities = 2* 1* for the dive shop 1* for the restaurant Not sure if there's WIFI available....

7Thank Siewhee H
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is the fourth time I have visited this place. Check in was faultless, we were met at the jetty and our bags were transported the 5 minute walk to reception. Our room although was basic had in my opinion the best view off all the accommodation. If you are looking for standard deluxe with hotel ranking facility room with...

4Thank Farinaza
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 29 October 2013

While i did not stay at Sofia By the sea, i can say they do a awesome job. I dived with them over a couple of days at East Divers which is owned by them. The staff is the same. This is an un-commercialized hub, so now hurry, no rush and a lot of attention and followup. The diver is...

3Thank archieworld
Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 14 July 2013

One of the nicest people oriented centres I have been to. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms basic but after a day diving and a little liquid refreshemnt from the nearby duty free shop, the sleep was fulfilling. Recommend to anyone!

2Thank Oyiiibopeppay

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Address: Tekek, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia (Formerly Sri Tioman)
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman > Tekek
Number of rooms: 15
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Sofia By The Sea Pulau Tioman/Tekek
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“beach view rooms are 01 to 06 if not mistaken”
GordonGerardMaman, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront chalets are most expensive but with the best view for around RM130/night (twin sharing) including hot shower and air-cond. Bewarned that the water supply is from the mountain and it's REALLY cold! We choose the cheapest fan chalet without air-cond nor hot shower but it's ok as there's lots of trees to provide shade so it's not so hot even during the afternoon and it's really colder on the island during the night. Lastly, REMEMBER to bring and apply mosquitoes repellent and ask the caretaker for mosquitoes smoke coils ALSO for the nights.”
  • Beachfront Air-cond chalet with the best views!!
  • Fan Chalet without beach view but is really just less than 1 min walk from the beach
  • Small, quint, basic chalets with beachfront view & cheap price
SiewheeH, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
““Get a room facing the sea with best view but if not available, garden view also gives you a cozy cooling atmosphere.””
Farinaza, 18 May 2014 | Read review
“Would recommend room 7 or any of the middle beachfront rooms. 1 is quite close to the bar and might not be great for afternoon naps. Choose beachfront rooms!!”
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traveophile, 31 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Book early - especially at the weekend when they get dive groups from Singapore and malaysia. Ask for a beach front cabin.”
JohnandBarbaraG, 8 Apr 2012 | Read review
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