I stayed in Federal Villa for 4 nights over the Easter break, Room no. 369. Arrived airport around 8pm, got to the FV about 9pm. The taxi driver dropped me to the FV reception which was not attended – now this has been handled by Holiday Villa. (so if you are taking taxi to FV, make sure they drop you off at the Holiday Villa reception- I guess not all taxi drivers realize this, unfortunately)
Anyway, check in was quick and one staff helped me find the room; it was located at ground floor, outside is garden and far end, you can see the sea. So it’s not very bad. The size is ok, but as many reviews mentioned, it appear very old and not really looks very clean.
The aircon works ok, even a bit noisy. There are four units (split system) hanging on one side (outside) of the wall, which makes fair bit noisy during night. There is no compliment water supplied during my stay, and no hair dryer as well. But there is a kettle and two mugs with a few sachets of coffee/creamer/sugar and tea bags provide (no re-fill). The room service was done daily, bed was made and clean towels are provided. There is electronic mosquito repellent provided, I did found a few mosquito around during night. The pool is big and clean, as well as the garden, so it’s not hard to find a nice spot on the beach or in the garden to do some read, or just relax, watching the sunset. The beach is great.
The hotel is located at the end of Tengah beach, so it a bit quieter. But still very convenient as there are some shops/restaurants just crossed the road; you can easily find all necessaries from the T Shoppe, or rent cars/scooters from them as well. Cactus Café is good for breakfast and Boat Restaurant was nice for dinner.
It’s probably 10-15min walk to the Ceneng beach and the busy street where more café/restaurants around, now there’s MacDonalds, KFC and Starbucks opened business.
I like the place in good location, with nice beach, and big garden. The room definitely needs some works to make it looks fresher. Again, you pay what you get; If you can pay more, you can always find better places. The draw card for the place is the beach—which will not disappoint you.
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