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“POORLY MAINTAINED ROOM & LAUZY FOOD” 1 of 5 stars
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Holiday Villa Cherating
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Lot 1303, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating, Kuantan 26080, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Kuantan
mlaysia
1 review
“POORLY MAINTAINED ROOM & LAUZY FOOD”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

my family spent 3 nights at the resort ( garden villa chalet ) RM 220 per night. The chalet is small and is not as big as advertise in the website. The chalet is poorly maintained. The main electrical main switchboard is not properly covered up and all the wires are poping out. The lights is poorly light up . The extra bed ( sofa bed) is dirty and with the stains on the bed .and no bed sheet is provided. ( as I booked for 3 pax) .The pump of jacuzi pool is not switch on all the time and there is not lifeguard around the pool. The food ( buffet breakfast ) RM 22.00 per pax is poorly prepared and there is not much choice to choose from ( fried beehoon ,nasi lemak roti cinai . The insects( flies) are around fruits make me lost apetite.

  • Liked — nil
  • Disliked — cleaniness of the rooms
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2008

We visited Holiday Villa during Ramadan which meant the hotel was really quiet. There are two pools on the complex, and both were almost deserted during our stay. The grounds are lovely with well manicured gardens and lovely plants and flowers. We stayed in a nice little villa close to the pool with a small sitting area and outside veranda. The hotel is situated on a lovely beach and you'd be able to walk along to Cherating Village during the day. There's not really any restaurants close to the hotel, so you'd probably need a car or taxi to take you into Cherating Village - its a backpacker place, so lots of cheap eating places. Unfortunately the food at the hotel was very poor, with dried up food and uncovered fruit open to insects (things may be better when the hotel is busier). I got food poisoning here, so my views are rather biased I'm afraid. There's a great turtle sanctuary a few miles away which is well worth a visit.

  • Liked — Beautiful grounds and lovely beach
  • Disliked — The food was very poor
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

My Family and I have just returned from a stay at the Holliday Villa in Cherating, although I found the price range for the rooms to be a little pricey (RM230 per night for standard room) for the standard (3 Star is my opinion), the Hotel has alot to offer in ambiance, lush greenery, beautiful beach and quiet atmosphere. The food is fairly average in choice and cooking and not worth the prices. Staff are attentative but slow. The facilities are good and is ideal for children, with Tennis, Table Tennis, Video games,bicycles and water tours to keep the family busy. Overall I give the hotel a 5 of 10.

  • Liked — Setting and Ambiance
  • Disliked — Price, accomodation, Staff
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2008

The location was great, right on the beach (the beach and pool were about 100m from each other.) The beach was vast and clean and virtually deserted. The perfect beach resort much better than europes crowded beaches. The rooms were spacious and clean expect for a small ant infestation. The main hotel restaurant was resonably priced and breakfast was of a good standard with vast choice. However the resort was around 10 miles out of cherating and so only accessible by car, so not ideal if the small town is what you came to see.

  • Liked — The beach
  • Disliked — slight ant infestation
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2008

It's really not too bad considering the other places I stayed in but Holiday Villa has it's cons. First - on a rainy day we got a leaky room and a wet bed. but they were nice enough to change us to a new room which leaked is less strategic spots anyway. Cleanliness wise it was ok, I'm not particular about the room but give the place a few more years and it looks like it's going to need an overhaul. Garden Chalets were RM240 when I was there. The beach was very dirty. the resort does nothing to maintain beach cleanliness. The pool was murky as well. The arcade section, well, it's not Genting Highlands standard. Buffet Breakfast was a simple fair, a very simple fair.

Stayed May 2008
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singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

My friends and i stayed at Holidayvilla at Cherating for two nights. It is the worst resort that i have ever stay. First, when i step into the room, there is a dusty/moist smell and i can feel the foor is dusty too. Secondly, the ceiling light is not working and they take a long time to come after we call for maintenance. After when we come back, we realise that the door is not locked after the repair. Third, the water heater is still not working after the maintenance guys came to repair. We gave up in the end and have to bear with the cold water instead. Fourth, the breakfast is sucks. Finally, the worst thing is i got bitten by bedbugs..... :(

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Villa Cherating

Address: Lot 1303, Mukim Sungai Karang, Cherating, Kuantan 26080, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Kuantan District > Kuantan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kuantan
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kuantan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Villa Cherating 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lush greenery and secluded palm-fringed beaches fronting the South China Sea, Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating has the ideal facilities for family vacations and honeymoons, in addition to corporate meetings and team buildings. Situated 47km from Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang, the beach in Cherating is a haven amongst avid surfers who come from all over the world each year to especially enjoy the ride of the ocean waves. ... more   less 
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