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Perhentian Island Resort

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Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22200, Malaysia
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Was there on October for short vacay. we booked a room facing the sea. ive been informed by the reception that the room was newly renovated. I didnt expect the room to be so up to date & modern. Comfy bedroom with spacious bathroom. It doesn't have a tv but who needs it when you have a fantastic beach view... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My 3rd stay in Perhentian of my 3 weeks holiday. Hotel Hotel surround...I must say is very clean but can't say that for the rooms. Bathroom was wet and sandy. I had to clean it myself to get rid of the beach sand. Room look old and dull..need regular maintenance Food Go for your breakfast since its part of the... More 

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Management-of-PIR, The Management of Perhentian Island Resort at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Respected Guest, First please let us offer our apologies that your stay with us was not as expected. The problems you mentioned with the room's bathroom and inconsistent standard service have been addressed to the respective department for better improvements and to be rectified. We do appreciate all feedback as we are very focused on improving our hotel, and... More 

Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Very clean rooms with clean bathrooms. The water pressure is a bit low though. Good room service. Inexpensive and delicious food is served as a buffet to all guests. Massage services available on the beach. Sun, sea, sand and paradise within 20 metres from the room door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Resort as such is nothing extraordinary but you simply don't care! This island is a remote place where you feel like you are alone on this planet, just with your partner and can enjoy in every moment... Few nice places to eat delicious, fresh sea food but please be prepared: no alcohol! There is only one little bar where you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

So, this place is worth the journey. Ideal location, white sand, safe beach, calm blue sea and beautiful fish and coral reefs. The hotel is ok with daily room service. The food was its main let down - would not advise eating there except for the breakfast, but you can't really go wrong with toast and egg. The hotel grounds... More 

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Only good praises to the beach and marine life in Perhentian, can actually be classified as one of the best ones I've been. The resort though was a downer. Old and not maintained, our cabin doors are rusty and even hard to open. Food was a real downer. Mainly local food, no issues for me on that but if you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

***** The beach is really great. Crystal white sand and clear water. I snorkeled on the sandy stretch and saw a turtle and 7 rays..and at the coral reef I saw lots of different fish and colours. **** We stayed at 113 which is a semi beach front cottage. Unblocked view of big part of the beach. Inside it was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

There are already a lot of reviews of PIR. I will try to share some points. Our background: family of 4 (1 baby and 1 4yr old) on a 3week (end Aug/ beginning Sep) kind of backpack vacation through Malasia. My goal for Perenthian: diving; goal of my wife: relaxing on the beach. - Definitly the best thing about PIR... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Crystal clear water, soft beach, amazing water life, all of this gives the magical healing power to the busy and tiring city guy like me. However, the hotel room is a big let down. the room is severely run down, cleanliness is horrible (with rats running around). The house keepers clean the room daily but it is more on fold... More 

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planet earth
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We stayed at pir for 2 nights last month. We stayed in a beachfront duplex suite next to the restaurant. I think these are probably the only good rooms. Very expensive but everywhere is expensive on the Perhentians and you are paying for the absolute best location. The room was great. 3 single beds. Fridge, kettle, safe deposit box. Very... More 

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