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JapaMala Resort - By Samadhi

4.5 of 5 Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly - this is an absolutely stunning hotel. The location is absolutely beautiful, and the rooms (we were in a jungle sarang ) really feels like being up in a tree house! The big downside however was the hotel staff - if I'm paying 5* prices I expect 5* service, and it actually just felt like we were being treated... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Japanala Tioman. =) View was awesome, staff were friendly and food was good. The best part of this resort is you won't get annoyed by other guests. Not much visitors there due to the limited number of rooms. Would recommend visit this lovely place at non-monsoon period, cuz the weather condition, water tide and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

O.M.G WOW! As soon as you arrive at japamala you are instantly stunned by the beauty of the resort. Definitely have the best beach on the island. We Also stayed in a sea cliff chalet which overlooked the sea. It's amazing. Lunch at the Mandi Mandi restaurant at the end of the jetty is amazing.they do the best burgers ever!... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had to put an additional star because 5 stars aren't enough for this paradise-like gem on Pulau Tioman. We booked the hillside sarang and it exceled our expectations. The sight, the location directly in the jungle, the private pool, were simply stunning. We immediately felt very welcome, the staff was friendly and most courteous, and the room was decorated... More

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Shanghai, China
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36 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The hotel is placed in the best spot of the island and it is perfectly fused together with the jungle and the surrounding. No invasion of big luxury hotel around, so the place is just so private that sometimes you even forget you are in a resort. The rooms are all different and all of them (we moved 3 times... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon and could have probably stayed forever. A boutique hotel on a paradise island? It was just perfection. You are welcomed onto the boat at Mersing jetty by the JapaMala staff with ice water and fruit. By the time you get down the walkway to reception your lemongrass cocktails... More

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Bangalore, India
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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in Sea View Sarang , Dec 2012. Below are the points. 1. Room : Very spacious and it had a private waterfall within the room. Big dining and living area. Also there was an open bathroom a and separate plunge pool. Nice ambiance and amazing view. 2. SPA : We had couple of spa treatments and it was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed in Japamala for the 3rd time and it was as wonderful this time as the previous stays. Loved the room, stayed at Seaview Sarang, which gave us all we needed for our 6 night stay. The last few times we went there with Berjaya air but when we booked earlier this year flight to Tioman were uncertain as... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lot of the staff remembers us here.. We're glad that the journey was smooth, transfer to japamala was good and timely too. Food was still as good, For breakfast, try their fish porridge and mango lassi! Lunch: Calzone pizza or curry w/ rice is good.. Dinner: Risotto / lobster or margarita pizza is good. As a family, we've had... More

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New York
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The settings at Japamala are quite beautiful but a number of shortcomings made our stay less than pleasurable. After having originally booked for 5 nights, we asked to cancel the last two as we felt that staying was a waste of both time and money. Quite a shame in a place that offers some very pretty beaches and that should... More

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Address: Kampung Lanting, Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman 26800, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — JapaMala Resort - By Samadhi 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Japamala Hotel Pulau Tioman
Japamala Resort
Japamala Pulau Tioman

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