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Payung Guesthouse

Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Cherating, Malaysia
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this place for next week and have paid the deposit upfront. I was trying to arrange transport with them and the emails have just ceased. The website is no longer there and the phone doesn't work. I've had to make last minute alternative arrangements as it seems like the place is no longer there.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

i book really last minute but manage to call the owner he was nice too help book the place wthout us paying any deposit. He shared a few places to have lunch at the town. perfect host. simple, comfortable and affordable place to stay

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1 Thank syedazrul88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I come here once a year since 2008 for surfing during the monsoon season. Payung's quaint little chalets has got its ups and downs over the years. Recent stay reflects notable maintenance and hospitality. Place is remarkably clean (check out the louvre windows, even those are clean!) - bare but clean toilets - clean beds with mosquito nettings - towels... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Cherating didn't have the best weather when we went, but Payung did well as a shelter despite how basic it was. Kampung styled chalets with clean towels and sheets, new air-conditioning, mostly functional Wi-Fi and a few boards to rent, the place was cozy and did it for the two of us. Nick who runs the place is a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Cerating is generally overpriced, but is a lovely relaxed beach scene without the modern embellishments of high rise and high pressure. Most accommodation is chalet style. At Payung Guesthouse you get clean well run chalets, a companionable atmosphere, and the extraordinarily friendly and helpful Mr Nick. He will organize activities, advise on food and drink, or explain your transport options.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is exactly what you pay for. No frills but clean and comfortable. The owner is excellent and has a lot of knowledge as well as helping to book onward travel and tours in the area. Cheating is a great stop and definitely choose payung if on a budget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed a night here. Booked 2 queen size bedroom, fan and attached bathroom for only rm60. Towel and mosquito net are provided. There's only 2 plug point in the room. One of it use for the fan, so the traveler only have another one. I prefer you guys bring along your external plug point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Payung is a great place to stay with friendly managers and clean comfortable rooms. I stayed in an air conditioner room and it is worth the extra if you have room in your budget. Also had individual bathroom, mosquito net, free wifi and deck with chairs outside, comfortable mattress. Guesthouse is a beautiful garden setting backing on to river and... More 

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Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

On our arrive in Cherating we were quite chaotic (migraine/long day in bus/ no cash) as our reservation for another guesthouse wasn't as nice as we thought. Luckily the staff from Payung had one room left and cleaned it right away. Throughout our stay they were most friendly and helpful. By organizing trips and giving tips, they also cal a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I rang and talked with Nick before arriving in Cherating - his guest house is one of the few on the internet that you can contact or pre book. I had originally made a tentative booking with a cheaper guest house but once I saw the mould in the rooms I went to Payung. Nick and Ria are a great... More 

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