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“Need to upgrade the room facilities”
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Fauna Beach Chalet
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Need to upgrade the room facilities”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The chalet is facing northeast. Hence, can't view sunset here. Sunrise is blocked by a small island where Lata Air Berani located. The beach is nice and kayaking is strongly recommended. Rm15 per hour.

The food is excellent and the service rendered by Fauna restaurant owner was good. All food are prepared on the spot instead of pre cook or buffet style despite we have a package meals.

Staff at the reception are not helpful in resolving technical issues like water shower heater not working and no technician was sent despite they promised to.

The island guides are very friendly throughout the 4D3N snorkeling trip.

The room is very basic and run down. Suggest to upgrade the room cleanliness. Room is quite run down with the almost tore plastic carpet on the floor. Red Ants are everywhere in the room and we killed 3 crocoaches for 3 nights inside the room and bathroom. Some lights are not functioning and not replaced. The basin is not connected to the drain. It flow out to the bathroom's floor which is gross. The basin water from the rooms water tank contains larvae of mosquitoes. Water pressure is low and can't utilize the water shower heater at all. No television in the room. Only one television available at the restaurant.

No wifi provided. Even if you have your own data plan, only Celcom signal is strong. No signal for Maxis user and we have to go to the beach to get merely a 1G signal. Better than nothing.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

RM60 for detached chalet on beach ocean view with double or two single beds which is a great alternative to dorms for 2 people  This is as cheap as you are going to get on Besar the big island. I discovered this after doing the 45 min trek for the Coral View / Mammas beach area and moved here next morning.

The rooms are old, musty and hot until you open the windows or turn on the fan. A little make over would do wonders. There were a couple mosquitoes and some ants. They provide clean towels, soap and toilet paper. I was worried about the mattress and pillows but woke up with bites of any kind.

I really liked the porch, the breeze and ocean view. The locals and children can get a little boisterous but it's a nice area and glad i moved. Their restaurant also has the best food prices and quality is good. Staff and main boss helpful and friendly. No wifi.

Room Tip: If you are the type that attracts mosquitoes you may want to pack bug spray.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

rm300 for a 3D2N snorkelling trip with 6 meals included. the food there taste good *not sure if its because we were hungry* the room is what we paid, just nice for 3 person, a wall fan, lots of ants, the wash-room looks like anyone can peek in any time but i think its suitable for young adults who don't mind the accommodation.

the snorkelling trip was fun though. i touched a huge turtle, friends saw vegetarian sharks and many "nemo" fish!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Ampang
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Location:
At pulau perhentian besar.
Approx 30 minutes from the Kuala Besut Jetty.
Approx 20 minutes from all other attractions.

Facilities:
depends on type of room:
available: aircond or fan, attached bathroom, single bed, double decker bed, restaurants, grocery store.

Overall:
Average

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank nazzerooney
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Pretty bad accommodation. went on a 3d2n package with snorkelling. was on budget so chose the one without a/c. bad choice. the most basic room came with a wall fan only. room comes with a balcony. the place is infested with mozzies, thus most of the time the doors(balcony) is closed therefore room get pretty stuffy at night.
Will recommend those who intend on a budget stay there to opt for one with a/c.

One good thing about this trip is that this island is much more peaceful as compared to redang.

Room Tip: get one with air-con.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Ipoh
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I went there with a package of 3D2N snorkeling rip. quite disappointed when I stayed there. Firstly, the room is terrible.The floor have ants and the water in the toilet is not clean. I have to bath with those coloured water and the worms.. Sometimes, there will have water shortage too. Besides, the food there is not good. The worst part is when I went to marine park, there are only 2 choices of food which are rice and curry without drinks provided. Izit called buffet? no drinks! But the staff service is okay. There is no second time for me to come here again !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is my 1st visit to an island for a snorkeling trip with husband.booked a package for 3D2N,full package with return boat transfer, 2bfast,2lunch,1dinner,1bbq for our last night at the chalet.the price is affordable and kinda reasonable.rm280 per person,since the room is without aircond.thats THE BIGGEST MISTAKES.let me share my experience,boat from kuala besut to our chalet takes about 30-45minutes.they drop us not at our chalet.they asked to walk,i thought just nearby.but then,we're sweating walking from arwana to fauna with all the stuff we need to carry out ourself.sigh.disappointed!the room is a super basic with queen size bed,closet,towel,fan.at noon,the room was so warm without aircond.better not stay in the room at noon.the water is smelly plus the toilet.the bedsheet need to change to a new one.got ants on the floor.theres a broom for you to swept the floor.on our last night,theres a cochroaches crawls up to my hubby body while we're sleeping!i was shouting like hell! gosh! they should improve better to repair all those wooden thingy.the staff was great!thanks to them to help me out bring my hubby late evening to the clinic.appreciate it.the environment was nice.they make us feel like families.its just the room need to upgrade a bit.the food is nice.
last but not least,on arrival they gave us life jacket but when return no life jacket and overloaded.kinda scary but we had fun though.

  • Stayed May 2013
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1 Thank JajaKhaz
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Property: Fauna Beach Chalet
Address: Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Pulau Perhentian Besar
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Fauna Beach Chalet Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar

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