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Tioman Paya Resort
Ranked #19 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Low shower pressure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have booked a deluxe suite and found the room was a little run down.
The shower pressure was really low.
Breakfast was bad - cereal dispenser that does not work, uncooked eggs, tasteless noodles.

The main complaint was the ferry timing - do NOT expect the ferry to be on schedule.
We waited 1.5hrs before our ferry came and we were considered lucky as some have been waiting for at least 4 hrs...

Other than above, I do give credit to the resort as it is located in a peaceful side of the island, away from the crowd.
Also, it is near a decent snorkelling site - at the small island, right side of the resort.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PingTay
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Due to last minute booking, our priority choice of PayaBeach Resort was fully booked, we had no choice but to choose this Resort (Tioman Paya Resort), we 38 people stayed for 3D2N.

The room is expected poor and looked very old, untidy and can say terrible.
I would suggest the management could do some upgrading since the beach there is quite good.

And one thing is I felt extremely terrible disappointed was the resort management requested us 38 people to take the morning ferry as our scheduled supposed was on 2.30pm. This is caused us all inconvenient at all. Really bad experience!

Thumbs down for this resort and definitely I would NOT consider visiting again.
Please think twice before selecting this resort.

After this experience I would choose PayaBeach Resort (directly in front of Tioman Paya Resort) if any next visit.

Well, please really think twice before selecting this resort.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Joey-Mun
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stayed at Tioman Paya Resort with a group of friends a couple of years back. The resort was a typical chalet surrounded by trees which is peaceful & quite. The only sound pollution I would say is the air conditioning units when it is being turned on. The food was average and the snorkelling trip was fun. Although the resort is not situated by the beach, it is just a couple of minutes walk away and we could easily snorkel 100 -200 meters from the beach which has an abundant species of marine life living there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank gloryredstar
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Singapore
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88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This place has so much potential, and the elderly gents running it seem quite sincere. Irish I could give them a better rating, but there is just too much that is run down about this little resort. The mattress was clean, but the bathroom taps were mouldy (they were plastic). Quite a few mosquitoes, but we were warned by earlier reviews and bought repellant. Spent most of the time at Paya Beach resort (directly in front of this resort). The beach was great in the afternoons (avoid low tide in the morning).

Try the Chinese food from the stand out on the beach next to the Ramli burger stall. Great food!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank StephanieKrishnan
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Singapore, Singapore
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171 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Had a last minute booking and therefore had very few other options available and ended up staying here. Disappointing from the word go. They got our booking mixed up and the rooms were dated and tired. We booked and paid for 3 nights but left after just 1 night stay. That is how bad the place was. I think there were bed bugs or some other insects in the room as 2 of us woke up with bites all over our body. Only 1 english TV channel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Raymon K
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The area is nice with good food. Especially the 'Otak-otak', is a must to try from the Grill restaurant. The cove dive centre is also a good centre to get your diving license. My first open water diving experience here, i can see treadmill in the sea!!! there are also disposed car and guitar as well. However, the resort itself, if you take the old chalet, it is quite rundown. There are some new chalets facing the beach, with higher price, those are the better one.

Room Tip: choose the one facing beach!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank guraisonu
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Roma
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67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Paya Beach is a small resort in one of the most beautiful beach in Tioman. The resort is small compared to others on the island so we never had the feeling the place was crowded. Staff were helpful enough, place was clean, restaurant was ok, breakfast was good. We booked with them a snorkelling trip and it was good, with a small boat and a not too large group. WIFI connection was down most of the time and so was internet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tink1978
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Property: Tioman Paya Resort
Address: Kampung Paya Tioman Island, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
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#11 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
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Hotel Class:3 star — Tioman Paya Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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