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Perhentian Paradise Resort

Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
Perhentian Paradise Resort
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We just came back from a week in Watercolours resort. I had bought an all inclusive package consisting of diving, accomodation and food (80 MYR per person per day of food credit). The bungallows themselves were clean enough but the feelings we got was that the management did not want to offer anything more than 4 walls and a bed.... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My 2 cents: - The restaurant/accomodation and the dive center are 2 seperate operations, however, e-mails are answered for both by the native english speakers working in the dive center (english skills of the reception staff are poor). - The accomodation is just terrible, no other adjectives come to mind. I booked a "basic" room with fan for 90RM/night, I... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I'm actually still on the island and sitting in the restaurant of the Paradise Resort. What a waste of money. I don't really know where to start but the accommodation was well below what I even expected as a backpacker. Our room had outside (but private) bathrooms and this was not the problem at all. We were informed by this... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I had a fun 5 days at Watercolours Paradise Resort. I mainly went for the diving but the wildlife around the resort was a bonus. (Dusky Leaf Monkeys, Flying Lemurs & Monitor Lizard). It meet my expectations as THIS IS AN ISLAND accommodation with bungalows & huts not a luxury resort. I noticed peoples reviews about low standards of facilities... More 

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Herts, UK
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41 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

I checked ou of this 'resort' without staying a night. Your room is a shed with a bed, there's no electric plug sockets, mould on the ceiling and you have to virtually sit on the loo to take a shower. The water from the basin drains onto your feet and the place is in need of maintenance. You can get... More 

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London
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32 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We didn't stay at this resort, but the reviews don't look good. Nonetheless, the food at the Watercolours pub is both tasty and varied. Given the challenges of operating on an island they seemed to do a great job. Prawns in creamy garlic curry sauce were great and the pizza's were prefectly fine too. Beef in szechuan sauce and chicken... More 

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Malaysia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We have just returned from the WATERCOLOURS resort aka Paradise resort on Perhentian Besar (Big island). If I had have known that this was the same place and read the reviews I would have thought twice about staying here. However this place took bookings over the phone and as it had only one room available left over the weekend, it... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We reserve a room and transfer from airport via email and that was really effective; prompt answers and everything was very easy arranged. We knew is budget resort and that rooms are basic, without outlets, but we didn't expect such poor conditions, We booked seaview room with AC. Double bed was small, uncomfortable - only with a thin sponge, and... More 

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Kratie, Cambodia
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

My partner and I were excited to be coming to this hotel, but upon arrival were extremely disappointed with the standard of rooms. The hotel must be living off an ancient reputation. The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on, I would have been more comfortable if I had slept on a hedgehog. The pillow appeared to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

It's a pretty standard resort, and we knew that when we checked in. But we really didn't expect RATS in our room!!! We had just said goodnight, when we heard the small rodents running around in our room. We all woke up, and had to pack all of our things in the middle of the night. We looked under the... More 

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