Confusion was the first thing we felt as it is no longer called Pelangi Balau Resort but Bayu Balau Resort. Thankfully we asked the reception out of doubt or else we will be driving around in circles looking for Pelangi!
We didn't had any high hopes initially as we were expecting a kampong style of accommodation. But honestly, I think we have stayed in a better kampong place/ budget place(and cheaper too) than this!!! There were many mosquitoes, cobwebs & dust, the toilet was run-down with no toiletries at all. The room is so-called clean and if you're not fussy, it should be quite okay for a night stay but we seriously don't think the cost of one night here is worth it. Furthermore, we asked for extra towels & they actually charged us rm3 for one.
We went out to buy food at the nearby seafood eatery and it was very dark outside with minimum lighting. Very, very disappointing. Really need to look into improvements in maintenance, housekeeping and oh, just revamp the whole place because the beach itself is gorgeous! Too bad there are no other resorts nearby (unless you stay in Desaru or Kota Tinggi).
Gonna just stay here one night for the lovely beach & the rural atmosphere and then off we go! No return trip for this one unfortunately!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a dream holiday come true at Pelangi Balau Resort, Tanjung Balau (within the vicinity of Desaru), Kota Tinggi, Johor. Desaru literally means 'Village of Casuarinas' where its sandy beaches are fringed with casuarinas trees gently swaying with the sea breeze. Mesmerize yourself within the extensive surrounding of flora and fauna, with its peaceful and serene atmosphere, Pelangi Balau Resort is the perfect getaway for a memorable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelangi Balau Hotel Kota Tinggi
- Pelangi Balau Resort Kota Tinggi, Malaysia - Johor