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“Good Resort for the Budget Conscious..” 3 of 5 stars
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Coral Bay Resort, Pangkor
Lot 34, Pasir Bogak, Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor 32300, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 hotels in Pangkor
Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Resort for the Budget Conscious..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Our second trip to Pangkor Island last year and a short one this time (only one night), we decided to try on Pangkor Carol Bay Resort as recommended to us by a friend

OK, if you are on a budget and don't really need a flashy resort to put up a night, then this resort is perfect..rates can go as low on a low season inc breakfast. The resort is just five mins walking distance to the nearest beach and the town of Pangkor is just five mins away by driving

Nice pool to relax and spend a good time swimming and quite near to the sightseeing spots in the island like Dutch Fort, etc

Overall, rooms are clean, bed is comfy and service is OK... just what you need for a short trip to the lovely Pangkor island...

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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15 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Early check in available, is a good starts, but the facilities and fittings were not satisfying. Service saff did not wear uniform, poor directories.
The room cleanliness was not properly done, carpet did not vacum, bed sheet with hairs and some stones, urine stain on pillows. Do not have a sign showing to contraol the air-conditioning system. Lack of security, the hosekeeper can come in with the jey anytime without knocking the door. Feel unsafe when staying in-house.
Very poor manage...

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

My local friends and i were checked in to a so called "clean vacant room". well, i first stepped in, i found out that carpet was not vacuumed at all. Those pillow doesn't look presentable at all as there are plenty of stains on it, like urine stains? well, that is pretty much disgusting. bulb inside bathroom are fused as well. i called housekeeping department and they finally they send up someone to handle my case. Unfortunately, the so-called supervisor don't even apologized by the first time he stepped into my room, and bad part was that all the while he is talking to me with both of his hands inside his pocket. Bravo! this is how you serve your guest.

Paying for a 3 stars hotel rate but get a 2 stars service and room.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

My husband and I had a terrible experience with the management of this hotel. We recently arrived to Lumut Ferry to check out the ferry timetable for going to Pangkor Island. We were approached by a lady asking us if we have booked accommodation for Pangkor. When we said no - she quickly introduce us to stay at Coral Bay Resort. She said that she can get us a very special rate of RM120 per night but we need to book with her and pre-pay. We told her that we do not want to pay or commit until we see the resort. She then rang the management of Coral Bay Resort and then agreed to let us see the place first. We told her that we need to park our car first and will come to see her later if we want to stay at Coral Bay and she asked for our mobile number which we gave to her. A man called Ah Sam from Coral Bay Resort rang us to ask us to ring him when we get to the island and he will take us to Coral Bay Resort to show us the room etc.

After we parked our car, we went to an internet cafe and check up on Coral Bay Resort on TripAdvisor. We decided not to stay at Coral Bay Resort after reading a number of negative comments on the place. We then made a booking with Best Stay Hotel.

We took the ferry to Pangkor and thought no more of Coral Bay Resort. When we arrived at Pangkor Island a man approached us and asked us if we want to go to Coral Bay Resort and we said no because we got another hotel. Another man followed us on a scooter and kept calling us. He stopped his bike and came in front of us - looking very aggressive and asked if it was our mobile number on his note book. He was pointing his finger at us and making threathening gestures. We felt threathen by his behaviour and kept telling him no. He eventually left.

We reported to the Lumut Police their tactics and intimidating behaviour.

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We rented a 2 room apartment over the New Year's eve for 6 adults.

The likes:
The rooms and toilet are clean and comfortable
The beach is within walking distance
The condenser units at the balcony helped dry our wet clothes in an hour!
There are convenient stores and restaurants located around the vacinity

Something to take note of:
Their pool is rather small and can get pretty congested with young adults and kids splashing about - not a very pleasant place to relax
Crazy cold airconditioning

All in all, we don't have much unpleasant things to say abou this place. If you are just looking for a budget place to get your rest and sleep, I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Nothing will made my family holiday as exiting as our holiday in Pangkor Island..feel pleasure staying in Coral Bay Resort , entertained but a friendly staff...

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

Being malaysian, tis is not the first time i went to visit Island place. If tis hotel is horrible, then the Langkawi and Pulau Redang hotel which similar category like tis hotel, u all dont need to think about it anymore.
I stayed in West wing of this hotel , the room is spaceous,with kettle, tv (not much of channel). Tis hotel is not front beach, but very convinence, cos surrounding area got restaurant, minimarket, cyber cafe and mamak also. U need to walk about 3 minutes to the beach, the beach is better than the port dickson beach.
The hotel breakfast is normal, the nasi lemak is good.
But wat i can say if u visit around malaysia tourism place is more expensive than we travel oversea!!!!
For wat i can say tis hotel provide basic facilities with budget price , so dont expect much.
u pay peanut u get monkey!!
If u want travel around pangkor island itself, no doubt the choice is not much. Unless u all want to stay in Pangkor Laut Resort. If affordable, then tis is the place u need to go.
Cos i travel with family, with 6 teenage and small kids so tight of budget.
The ferry transfer RM 10 with 30 minutes journey only.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coral Bay Resort, Pangkor

Address: Lot 34, Pasir Bogak, Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor 32300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Manjung District > Pulau Pangkor > Pangkor
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pangkor
#4 Spa Hotel in Pangkor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Coral Bay Resort, Pangkor Pulau Pangkor

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