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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 days in March. The resort itself has very comfortable rooms. the options for food and drink are fine, however, there are better options a short walk around the island if you are after a beer / more diverse choices for dinner. This resort is alcohol free, which is made very clear so we had no complaints.... More 

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On one of the most beautiful locations in Malaysia you'll find this very basic resort. The beds are okay, but the rooms small and dirty. The restaurant is basic also and the food not very special. What you do not find on bookingsites, but might be important (it was to me): This is an alcoholfree resort. The nearest restaurant where... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Palunian, Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to inform that all room refurbishment program is expected to complete soon, offering a modern design with new room amenities. Our restaurant serves both a la carte selection and buffet style throughout the day, as well as offering freshly squeezed juices to quench the thirst even though we are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in the premium beach front room for 4nights. My husband and me like snorkeling very much, so we were looking for beautiful coral beach. This beach was the one that we found. There are many fish(including NEMO), coral,turtle,babyshark,stingray,etc. If you like the beautiful sea you will surely love this place.And this hotel has very kind staff. Thank you... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Alice, Thank you for staying with us recently and am sure you found our newly refurbished beachfront room comfortable. Perhentian Island Resort is sandwiched with marine life at the front and interesting wildlife at the back, making it a wonderful resort destination. I have shared your comments to the team and Lokman and the Housekeeping team were delighted to... More 

Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our reservation was not honored, it was our honeymoon and we had pre-booked a sea view room (over 6 months in advance) but on arrival we were told it had been given to someone else, no explanation as to why. We should have left there and then but it was late.. Breakfast is awful, loud music as well as a... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Our sincere apologies for unable to accommodate your booking recently due to unforeseen circumstances. As you are aware, we had arranged various alternatives in which I personally attended to you. We fully understand your predicament and had extended our fullest assistance to you during the time. We emphasize on our customer satisfaction and will always do whatever we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled with kids aged 4 and 5 years old. Great location and awesome beach!! Amazing views towards Kecil. The resort is way overpriced unfortunately. The is a major drawback. The restaurant menus really need more specialties and varieties. Chill out on the beach is free as the beach is as you would expect from a paradise! Best beach on Besar.... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Goran, Thank you for staying with us and had a wonderful time exploring the Perhentian Islands. It is indeed a paradise here and we at the resort always emphasize the conservation and protection program for the island, thus initiated various community projects including beach and underwater clean up on a regular basis together with the local authorities and volunteers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PIR is the best location in our opinion in Perhentian Besar. We went over to the other side of the beach, the wave is strong and the beach is not so clean. Many resorts there share the same beach. More privacy and peaceful in PIR. Great place for snorkeling under the Jetty...shallow and calm water. Only suggestion they should change... More 

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Thank Wh T
sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi ! Thank you for sharing your feedback and we are glad to thoroughly had a good time here and appreciated the beauty of our resort. Your comment on the food has been well noted and we will continue to enhance our variety to cater to all our guests from different corners of the world. Thank you once more and... More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had lunch there with my friend, and it was way too expensive for the quality. My friend didnt enjoy her rice and my salad was really tiny! There are much better restaurants after coral view resort on the other side (10 min walk only).

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Adeline, Thank you for your feedback and my apologies for not meeting up with your expectation. Your comment had been shared with our team and action has been taken to ensure a better portioning of our food served to all our guests. Thank you again for letting us know as we are constantly seeking ways of improvement for both... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They really have nice beach compare to the rest of the hotels and I've been in early July when it was a peak period as it was a public holiday. Although the crowd wasn't as many, they surely have a very nice beach view. However it was kinda over rated with their rooms as it was not a modern style... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sherlin, Thank you for your feedback which we valued very much. We view your feedback seriously and will definitely further improve areas mentioned. For your information, our rooms refurbishment program is about 80% completed and hopefully the rest will be ready very soon. Our new rooms definitely very tastefully furnished and have been receiving compliments from our guests. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only for a night. On arrival we were given welcome drinks. The staff were warm and friendly. They assisted us with the luggage and also allowed a late check-out without extra charges. We were given a sea-view room which is very nice and tidy. The only thing which is not provided is a telephone to the receptionist, whereby... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Shahidah ! It is sad to have you with us for only a night. I'm sure your next trip will be much longer to really appreciate and enjoy the beauty of Perhentian Island. Your feedback is highly appreciated and just for your information, our upgrading exercise is currently on-going, including the installation of telephone in our guest rooms. We... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach is very beautiful but still with many rubbish. Service are terribly bad all staff are like dreaming, whatever we ask they will say don't know. Never tend to welcome and brief the guests on the activities. Rooms are old, toilet are so dirty, looks like never wash at all. Ground arrangement are bad too, waited 45 minutes at the... More 

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sstan2016, Manager at Perhentian Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ching, Thank you for spending your recent holiday here with us and please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting up with your expectation. We have noted on your feedback and taken steps to improve these shortcomings. Thank you and best regards. SS Tan Resort Manager More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island is a holiday paradise not to be missed. Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats or the Nicobar pigeon. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even the unique lutong monkey species. The nearest jungle trail is less than 100 metres away from our resort. Or gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, the Resort is strategically located, fronting a coral-rich bay. The marine ecosystem of this area is well documented and held in high regards by snorkellers and scuba divers. If you come between June and September, you might get lucky and see giant green turtles laying eggs along the beach. Enjoy your next family holiday at this paradise beach resort, where reality is like a dream. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Perhentian Island Resort

Address: Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range: $82 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Perhentian Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 106
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