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Sofia By the Sea

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Tekek, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia (Formerly Sri Tioman)
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Sofia By the Sea
Ranked #2 of 4 Tekek B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Location = 4* Within walking distance from the Ferry jetty (10mins walk) & directly in front of the beach with the Marina just a few doors away View = 6* Beachfront chalets with Gorgeous view of the sea, sand, sunrise and sunset! Facilities = 2* 1* for the dive shop 1* for the restaurant Not sure if there's WIFI available.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is the fourth time I have visited this place. Check in was faultless, we were met at the jetty and our bags were transported the 5 minute walk to reception. Our room although was basic had in my opinion the best view off all the accommodation. If you are looking for standard deluxe with hotel ranking facility room with... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

While i did not stay at Sofia By the sea, i can say they do a awesome job. I dived with them over a couple of days at East Divers which is owned by them. The staff is the same. This is an un-commercialized hub, so now hurry, no rush and a lot of attention and followup. The diver is... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

One of the nicest people oriented centres I have been to. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms basic but after a day diving and a little liquid refreshemnt from the nearby duty free shop, the sleep was fulfilling. Recommend to anyone!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed in Sofia by the Sea for 3D2N in one of the beachfront chalets and it is by far the best place we have stayed in. The rooms are basic with a bed, have A/C, hot water shower (yes, they now have hot water shower!) and basic breakfast (toast, butter, jam, coffee/tea) but the chalets were so close to... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

I didn't stay at Sofia by the sea however I dived with them (East Divers). The dive centre is located just beside the reception. Unlike previous experiences at other dive centres, East Divers is small and uncommercialised. It is not a dive factory where mass capacity of divers come and go. I was there with 5 other friends for over... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We spent 2 nights in a beach front cabin (RGT120.00 per night). Didn't dive as we prefer to snorkel but we were impressed with the dive set up and equipment. The accommodation is very simple but clean with A/C and en suite toilet and cold shower,. The beach is one of the best on Tioman and there is a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Ok so the thing that makes the place excellent is not it's accommodation as such, but more the experience and welcome you receive. It's so refreshing to stay somewhere that has not been adapted to 'western style'. Here you get what you feel to be a true malaysian experience. The accommodation is basic but has everything you need. It's a... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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37 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

It was my 1st trip to Tioman. This chalet is located near the airport and tekek jetty. There are a number of convenience shop and restaurants within walking distance. The chalets are all stand alone units and pretty basic. Rooms comes with air-cond, 2 single bed, mosquito netting and attached bathroom. Didn't like the fact that there was no where... More 

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Address: Tekek, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia (Formerly Sri Tioman)
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman > Tekek
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Sofia By The Sea Pulau Tioman/Tekek, Malaysia

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