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Watercolours Resort & Dive Centre

Sebarang Genting Lot 136, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22300 , Malaysia
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Watercolours Resort is truly unforgettable. Never have I stayed in such a place, and probably never will again. The dank rooms will truly tickle your senses. The romantic lighting sets the mood, illuminating the room like a single burning candle (but truly, the room looks best in the dark). Then there's that haunting scent. I thought at first it was... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

I was engaged fun dives with watercolour dive center.The equipments were in good condition, systematic management, dive schedules (9am, 1pm and 3pm) and friendly staffs. Instructor, Nasran who is a nice and cheerful guy brief us about the dive plan before every dive. We did saw a lot of marine organisms in each dive because he know where to look... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

At the begining we plan to stay four days in the islands. Maybe one or twice diving. But when we met Petra (our instructor) we change our plans completly and finally we dit open water course and we stayed 8 days in the islands. The landscape is amazing! As the animals, the beaches and the corals. The clases were really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Good enough for simple accommodations for a diving trip. Staff was exceptionally friendly, rooms were adequate, service was timely, etc. All the other nearby resorts are much more expensive, and probably have better food and accommodations but I didn't want to spend that much money. I believe there are cheaper accommodations on Long Beach but there is a lot of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We spend 3 nights here because there was no room anywhere else. Book in advance before coming to the island. Coackroach in the bathroom. The floor was always very wet, open hole in the floor. The sheets were dirty. Very basic. Comfy bed, good food, not always good service. Not always Wifi. Sofia was the greatest employee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Have been visiting this resort since the 90's, it was one of the best budget resort in the whole of Perhentian, strategically located with stunning views and easy accessible to Teluk Pauh area. The dive centre still provides excellent services and diving with them is a pleasure. However, the rooms really in dire need of restoration, no upkeeping work done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

From early trip until the last day of our holiday vacay....theres no word bored in thia challet, they has provide us with amusing and advanture activities such as snorkeling, shark hunt, rafting, parachute glidding and the most moment that me and my guys can forget is we manage to catch a 200kg of Marlin.....Watercolours Resort hope to see u again... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't choose this resort again. Our bathroom door was hanging off and our sheets stained as well as covered in dirt. We had to ask to move bungalows as well as change and clean the room and balcony. This took almost 45 mins. This should have indicated the speed as to which things are done on the island. Waiting... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Old coisy chalets, but really need maintenance. Holes in the ceiling, walls. A lot of dirt over the place. Sheets were not cleaned. Personel was not really helpful nor friendly. Location is ok, but the beach in front of the resort is not for swimming of snorkeling, it is simply too shallow and filled with coral. OK for the price,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The room we had at Watercolours was good enough - we were backpacking and planning to live fairly basically, however given the price of the place I feel some very small changes would have greatly improved the experience. For instance, a picture hanging on the wall or a cushion would have brightened the room up and made it much more... More 

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