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Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort

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TB212, Jalan Bunga, Fajar Complex, Pulau Sipadan 91000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed 4days/3 nights on Mataking island which is a truly tropical remote island. Transport from Tawau airport to the island and back is perfectly organized. The island itself is beautiful, it is truly a tropical paradise. The island hosts its own turtle hatchery which we thought is a very nice thing. Rooms: we have paid quite a bit... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the people are Chinese and therefore they prepare Chinese food ONLY if you not complain and ask something else. I do not understand why they do not prepare Malaysian food being the place in Malaysia. The diving is well organized even if most of many Chinese people do not have a good behaviour when they dive or they... More 

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good morning, following your guidelines to what is considered fraud (and, unfortunately, not being able to send a private message to you regarding that), as per lines below "- Attempts by an owner or agent of a property to boost the reputation of a business by: ... Offering incentives in exchange for reviews, including discounts, upgrades or any special treatment."... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for diving. Mataking was very nice place. Guest account 70% Chinese, 30% others. Meal was most Chinese food, it was good for us. Pineapple is good but Cheese cake is the best in my life! Stocking baby turtles are good experience!! But a lot of mosquito are inside room due to a lot of room among doors and... More 

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Hello Sayaka, Glad to hear from you, thank you so much for your candid review of recent stay with us at our Mataking resort. That is an excellent true, we strongly believed most of the resorts cover the maximum occupancy of China-Chinese market. No doubt that we probably could not stop the mosquitoes in surrounding area but we do send... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mataking transport from Tawau Airport to Jetty and then ride private boat to the Island. Overall, the Island management is professional at what they are doing and running plus they super passionate on their job and task. The Mataking is the best Island I visited in my entire life, it is a place for family getaway, romantic sunrise/sunset for lovers... More 

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings FarzreeqEmir, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our more improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead!... More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing dive resort - went diving in Sipadan and the islands surrounding Mataking Island. The diving staff were very friendly and helpful. There were so many fishes so close to the beach, particularly around the jetty. There was a huge barracuda beneath the jetty. Food was generally OK, rooms were fine. A bit of a trip to get there but... More 

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings Tony D, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. We are greatly appreciate your comments. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort gives me an enjoyable trip. The service here is real good. The worker here very polite and friendly and this provides me a very comfortable place to spend. Not only that, the food is scrumptious, view is the best, the cleanliness here is sastisfied.

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings suzzanelee, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our resort. We are greatly appreciate your comments. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great place for diving and snorkeling. The water here is so clear until we can look through the water along the seaside without the need of going deep into the water. What a great and marvelous place.

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings, Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. It was a pleasure to have you as our valued guest. It would be good to personally welcome you back to our improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited mataking several times. We really enjoy our trip. Variety of food, delicious. Clean and comfort stay. Beautiful scenery with crystal clear sea water.. enjoy a lot. The staffs help us a with the dive. We will definitely visit mataking again

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Greetings Tryphena T, Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. It was a pleasure to have you as our valued guest. It would be good to personally welcome you back to our improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead! ;) With much appreciation, The Management... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We travelled here in September and stayed 6 nights, everything was perfect. Our room room was behind the dive centre and the room was clean, we had a double bed, large wardrobe, tea making facilities, TV with several English speaking channels and a safe. The bathroom was also clean and provided all the basics. The restaurant was large and very... More 

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MatakingIsland, Manager at Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear supascuba, Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. It was a pleasure to have you as our valued guest. It would be good to personally welcome you back to our improved resort soon in the future. Take care and great year ahead! ;) With much appreciation, The Management Team More 

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