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“Neglected Old Resort in Quiet Beachside Area” 3 of 5 stars
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Casa Rachado
Tanjung Biru 10 Jalan Pantai Si-Rusa, Port Dickson 71050, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Port Dickson
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“Neglected Old Resort in Quiet Beachside Area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Overall, I would say this is my 3rd choice for Port Dickson area. It offers a lot of space and good beach access (50yards from pool), but its quality of service and comfort is lacking. I researched 20 hotels on Tripadvisor and only stayed here cuz of price and my two other choices being sold out.

We stayed on a Sat & Sunday night. We stayed at B201 on 3rd floor and really enjoyed the view of the beach cove. Yes, higher units would have better views. There was no lift in our building though I imagine the other 7floor building had one. Soap was not provided in our 2 bedroom apt, nor utensils or bowls. General appearance was cheap hostel quality, not hotel quality of upkeep. AC worked well. Bathroom had no shower curtain, but 2 bathrooms was nice. Also one room had 3 beds which was convenient for our kids.

You can walk 5 minutes down the beach to another hotel with a fine playground and slide to their swimming pool. Better food there too. Also supposed to be a store in that area. But the area is a penisula off the main road and quiet. 1.5 Km walk to other stores and restaurants.

Breakfast was passable with some hot food. Restaurant is open for meals later in the day. Beach was clean of litter and glass, though there was a black line of cinder (oil pollution perhaps) on the water's edge.

The Indian gate guard Mithil, was very attentive and helpful when I checked in and I am thankful for his cheerful help.

I called ahead for their shuttle van and they denied they had one. After arriving, I noticed they did have a shuttle van for about 300 MYR one way from airport. But they didn't always have it available. At any rate, I took a van from 'Airport Limo' company for slightly less than that and they were more experienced and professional about everything. It was an hour drive from LCCT terminal of KUL airport. Be careful of the other KLIA terminal being 20 minutes away. Take the frequent and cheap shuttle van between terminals. Cab counter quoted 50RM price!

Room Tip: Call ahead to confirm your room keys available if you arrive late. They closed on a Sunday at 11pm...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It was an ok hotel if you are not too fussy on the facts it lacks of everything. We stayed in 2- bedroom apartment on the second floor. The moment you want to open the room, you have problem to open the door since the lock was quite tight and a bit rusty. The fridge was small, kitchen sink was a bit loose but the kettle worked just fine. The rooms were spacious and bedsheets were reasonably clean and fresh. The TV had bad reception since the aerial was not working. No other basic toiletteries were provided other than the towels. The breakfast cost us RM10 per pax same price adult or child for a simple and edible meal. The only our kids enjoy staying here was the swimming pool so all the lacking seems unnoticed. Further, the location also walking distance to Tanjung Tuan lighthouse which we enjoyed our morning walk very much. We bought a 3D 2N stay with 2 pax breakfast package at Matta Fair for RM260, so for that kind value of money we think it was quite reasonable and can't complaint much!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Nothing much to say.....all seems average.....got 2 and 3 rooms apartment if im not mistaken....good with large families and suitable for team buildings.....pool ok.....beach not so ok but still could walk along the beach for better place and hangout watersports......clean and tidy small room with basic amenities.....PD beach sometimes very clear water but sometimes its very dirty maybe depends on weather.....staff ok....food limited but delicious.....ample parking with no shelter....doing bbq at night near the beach.....

Room Tip: Ask for beach views and at level 2.....last room on the corner facing hills a bit creepy....
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

It lacks just about in everything. Our room had tea and coffee, cups and spoons, but no kettle. Nothing wrong with a colourful room, but no colour coordination. TV with bad picture, no remote, very few channels. Basic bathroom which would have seen better days. Half the lights did not work - reflects the overall run down odds and ends you find everywhere there.

Buffet breakfast was so so, on the morning of our third / last morning, a Tuesday, we were possibly the only guests even though it was school holidays in Singapore, no breakfast buffet, just order from (boring) menu. We even had to ask to please on the aircon in the dining room.

It is rare that I write a critical rview, very rare, and am very careful about it, but when things are simply below standard in reflection to the price paid, I prefer to state how I genuinely feel.

Room Tip: standard rooms never face the pool, they all face the "ugly" side
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

We were there for 3 days and 2 nights, the room is spacious and have mexican decoration. However, it's very noisy and we're not sure where's does it came from, it's more like machine-generated sound. There's a pool, great for kids, but the beach is a no-no for swimming. It's very dirty and only recommended for water sports not for swimming. One of the room is smelly, we're not sure whether it's the mattress or the whole room, the smell only go away after 2 days. I'll think twice to go to this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Finally, managed to stay at Casa Rachado Beach Resort.

First the beach...because it is located near to Tanjung Tuan (Cape of Rachado), yes you can actually enjoy the breathtaking sight and sounds of the beach. It is not the typical Port Dickson beach, it is slightly better. Of course u still can't beat the beach at the East Coast of Malaysia! Not really suitable for snorkeling, but still can do some swim and enjoy the sea water all the way!

Okay, now about the hotel. Overall, I wouldn't say it is great or poor. Just okay. The rooms are old and not refurbish or refresh. Suggest to check the cleanliness and surrounding of the room. My experience, the first room that I checked in was totally terrible. The closet is beyond words! Horrible. The bed was like full of 'bed bugs'.
Luckily managed to inform the staff and got a better room the very next day and not to mention this time the bed is NIL bed bugs! The closet is better than the first room. In my opinion, the rooms are possibly inconsistent in terms of cleanliness and housekeeping. Positive side is that the hotel staff was receptive and attentive when highlighting the room problem.

The price is not bad and it is inclusive of breakfast for 2. Tried the breakfast which was a standard breakfast set. It was fried mee hoon, toast bread (4 pieces), watermelon, chicken sausages (2 pieces), mango juice, and tea/coffee. Overall, ok not bad.

Question...would I come back for a second visit? the answer is yes..because love the beaches and as for hotel...sure....but it will be great if the rooms can be refurbished or refresh...just a suggestion.

Room Tip: If the bed has bed bugs, get out....or change to a better room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in 3 rooms apartment. The rooms are clean, spacious n aircon is cool. Only dissappointed with the lack of wifi in rooms. Nearby beach is not suitable for swimming. The hotel looks outdated. No lift... Bad for elderly folks.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tanjung Biru 10 Jalan Pantai Si-Rusa, Port Dickson 71050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Negeri Sembilan > Port Dickson
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Port Dickson
Number of rooms: 56
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