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“Very tired looking but still OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Legend Resort Cherating
Ranked #30 of 43 Hotels in Kuantan
Kuala Lumpur
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233 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Very tired looking but still OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

I've stayed here several times over the years and I know the hotel is old. But this time it looked particularly shabby and tired. I stayed in the main block on the first floor. The ground floor corridor was gloomy and smelly. The rooms are adequate. I had a very comfy queen size bed with clean sheets and good pillows. The furniture is rather ancient and the chair for the desk table was very uncomfortable. There was a sofa. The aircon was very powerful, and there was also a fan. Kettle with tea and coffee. Fridge. Bathroom was very shabby, but at least the water was scalding hot. Basic toiletries and towels supplied. My toilet flush died after a day and I had to call maintenance. The biggest problem was during the day when I didn't have the aircon on, the marble floor was soaking wet. Maintenance told me this was because the room below me had their aircon on, and it was condensation. I've never experienced this in any hotel before.

As I walked out, there was water coming out of one room for the 3 days I stayed - nice white towels were placed on the corridor floor to mop the water. In another corridor water was leaking from the roof.

Swimming pool is good and regularly cleaned.

Coffee shop ok but limited menu. When I was there it was free drinks for Ladies Nites on weekdays except Wed, so that was a bonus (although its only the cheap local spirits).

In conclusion, if you get a good deal off the internet then stay, but DON't pay the walk in price which is far higher. I can see why it is much cheaper than the other top end resorts in Cherating!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I stayed in one of the sea-facing rooms, ground floor. Not sure what type of room it was, but it had a queen bed with one sofa bed. The room was comfortable with basic coffee-making facilities, a functioning fridge, clean bedsheets, clean towels. The room was OK except that it looked a little bit rundown. Other than that it's OK.

My only complain would be that the shower area was not properly enclosed - I had a hard time keeping the bathroom dry.

The thing that I love most about this place would be the HUGE swimming pools. There are three of them, one pool for kids (about 2.5 ft), two pools for adults; one of which does not require you to have proper swimming attire to swim in. This is cool, especially for a lot of Malaysians who don't really care about owning proper swimming attires.

That's all. =)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just return from a short 3D/2N vacation in Legend Cherating. Day 1 - Reception: Fast check-in & friendly staff. Long walk to Block A villa, open room door...da.da old looking room, next on the air cond..not cold...then switch on the ceiling fan...why not working !?...Oh I see..it only works between speed 2 & 5...1,3,4 out of service...next, find a wall socket to charge my phone...try the one at the side of the bed...what wrong with my charger now ??? Wait a minute...the AC socket looks kinda burn looking...never mind, check the one at the coffee counter and with my finger crossed...hooray,,its working...its working.. Now unpacked and wanna shower...shower here I come...water pressure and cold/hot water mixer fine...so lets shower....wait a minute...the bath room is turning into a invisible bathtub...yahoo...why didn't Legend mention that the bathroom have a invisible bathtub!!!?? Could charge us more $$$$ with baby steps walking out of the slippery and flooded bathroom...What shall I do now...unite with the rest of my family to the beach...all exchanging first impression on the rooms....too long to share my fingers will drop off first of my key board will burn..in short 2/10 there you go...now walking to the pool...wow the green pool looks great....but nooooo......its out of service... just to show you that they have a great looking green pool BUT not for swimming...just for show ONLY...what the hack...there is another pool what...so why compliant...take some photo by the green pool la...my guess is they may be down on life guard....wait a minute...is there any??? Nope...did not see any...hey...the life guards is standing by the notice board....bla bla bla...you should do this...should't do that....bottom line swim at your own risk..hhahaaha..fast forward to after dinner (out) back into the resort...what's next...lets go and play pool at the lobby area...too late..they took all the coins to the bank...so can't play pool...hey why not play snooker (the staff said) ok..why not...picking up a gue..WHAT!!! no tip on the snooker gue...how to play!!!??? Call it a night and get a refund...now hoping for a good night sleep....got up in the morning body ache all over...the bed was terrible..the air cond bad cooling & noisy. I can go on & on & on commenting on the resort....my suggestion is to convert the resort to a budget hotel...that way if you encounter any poor expectation...hey why complaint....budget hotel in 5 star clothing ....keep your expectation at budget level la....not happy go stay 5 star la....hahahahah. I WILL NOT recommend this hotel to any family/friends/business UNLESS you have never stayed in any resort or hotel in your life time and don't know what to expect..then be my guest...enjoy your stay at the legend cherating. The only fun we had there was the beach and the eatery around the Kuantan/Kemaman route. The whole place looks like it needs a total make over. Till then, it is a budget resort standard. Keep your expectation low and close one eye and you"ll be fine.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BennyHill260613
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. The rooms are very basic , the bathrooms are dirty and toilet was leaking all 3 days. Room service was delayed for 3 hours even on repeated reminders and when I finally put the foot down, they replied that we have a function and all staff if busy there.

There is only one restaurant and limited food choice. The Deluxe rooms have centralised air conditioning and they use cold water as coolant for air conditioning , it was unbearbale inside the room with temperature 26C, on repeated complaints they provided a gigantic size pedestal fan with high noise. Staying in this place was a big mistake

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aamir J
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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139 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed at the resort for 5 days with my wife and 7 year old son in the month of December 2012.Resort is quite far from KL airport,but situated by the sea.Resort looked a bit old and needed renovation but number of facilities on site are beyond expectations.
They have many reasonably decorated room in the main building which face poolside or beach,and equipped with comfortable beds,minibar,toiletries in the bathroom,TV etc.We had informed the management that we would be reaching one day late,but they did not give us room in the main building(we were allotted room beforehand during booking) and gave the room in old units.However,room was facing the beach and appeared to be okay.First two days were alright,but then started heavy downpour which continued for 4 days and room started leaking from multiple points at the ceiling and we were virtually marooned and cut off from the main building.Somehow I managed a room in the third floor of the main building and saved ourselves from nightmare.
They have all sort of water sports at the resort itself but all were closed because of rainy season which disappointed us.However,we enjoyed a lot at the swimming pools(3),played tennis,football,beach volleyball,table tennis and kept ourselves fit at the fitness center(little old but okay).
Breakfast was nice and we were well fed but a la cart food was pricey and service not up to the mark.However,there are multiple roadside eateries where one can enjoy local seafood cuisine with beer.
There are lot of recreational facilities but one should choose the right season to go there to enjoy everything.
All staff members were extremely good and helpful and helped us enjoy the resort to maximum.

Room Tip: Main building,3rd floor facing the beach-go for it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sandipkumarbanerjee
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Bangalore
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

I have always been drawn to the mysteries of the sea.... it amazes me no end, I can sit and watch the waves roll all day and still long for more and more. I had done a quick study of the reviews of the resort and was hoping that we wouldn't have to face the same. The Resort is placed at a very coveted location and has been designed very well. Most of the rooms have the sea/ pool side view and they have decorated it well. Of course, it is a little old but we loved it.

Rooms were ok, nothing fancy but neat and clean. The coconut groove restaurant had a variety of food and staff extremely friendly and nice. There is a play ground for kids and a kids pool. There are 2 big pools, a blue and a green pool.... and it overlooks the sea..... beautiful....

There are activities outside the hotel like river cruise, firefly watching, water sports, turtle watching etc.

Getting there by bus proved good for us, coz they stopped right in front of the resort. But please never travel by Transnasional buses from Shah Alam. SP Bumi is a much better bus. Airport is also a little away, so you will need a taxi to get there.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea are great!!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LaksChair
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I recently travelled to Cherating and stayed at the Legend Resort. We have viewed some of the previous reviews and were a bit concerned about what we would find. While I agree that the Resort is a bit dated and in need of a face lift, the room we stayed in was spotless and very comfortable. We found the staff to be very helpful and willing to assist us in any requests, such as ordering a taxi. The pool area is terrific, very well maintained and it was a pleasure to relax by the pool and enjoy the peacefulness of the area. We would certainly stay at this resort again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sandra H
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Property: Legend Resort Cherating
Address: Lot 1290 Jalan Sungai Karang Pantai | Cherating, Kuantan 25529, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Kuantan District > Kuantan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kuantan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Legend Resort Cherating 3.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its expansive gardens and sweeping beachfront, The Legend Cherating Beach Resort provides the perfect environment for the ideal getaway. The resort is situated on 6.5 hectares of lush greenery and offers the contentment of a tropical paradise.Legend Cherating Beach Resort, is a first class resort in Pahang with a stunning white sandy beach located at one of Malaysia's premier holiday spots, Cherating Beach. About 45 km north of Kuantan in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, The Legend Resort, Cherating is an idyllic retreat for the weary urbanite and ideal for both business and pleasure. (Google Map)For your relaxing accommodation in Cherating Beach, The Legend Cherating Beach Resort features 129 rooms which charmingly furnished with a king or twin size bed. Facilities in all rooms includes a shower with hot and cold water, air-condition, ceiling fan, mini bar, room service, television, coffee and tea making facilities and hair dryer. Each room is equipped with a private balcony, allowing guests to soak up the breathtaking view of the ocean.While you are staying at the resort, be sure to try out the food. Dining in The Legend Cherating Beach Resort has always been a gourmet's delight. It caters for all tastes and occasions, offering a wide range of local and western dishes in elegant surroundings. To unwind, the Cherating Bay Lounge is the place to be after a long day at the beach.Mixing your business with leisure, The Legend Resort Cherating is the ideal venue for your meetings in Cherating. The resort offers 3 function rooms complete with conference facilities. The Sri Nagasari Hall can easily cater up to 300 persons for social as well as corporate events. Whether you are planning for a banquet, convention, meeting or seminar, our experienced and dedicated team provides planning assistance and co-ordination to ensure the highest levels of service to make your meetings in Cherating a resounding success.The Legend Resort, Cherating also has activities for the young and old. Guests can unwind from a hectic day by selecting from a range of teambuilding sports and recreational facilities available at the Resort.Legend Cherating Beach Resort is a 3 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur or 40 minutes drives from Kuantan Airport. It is also accessible by air with just 35 minutes from Kuala Lumpur or 45 minutes from Singapore. ... more   less 
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