We stayed at this Chalet in Aug for a 3D2N diving trip. The Panorama Chalets are right in the centre of the long beach but all their chalets are located inside near the foot hill. The rooms are not cheap and the receiption may try to charge you the premium rack rates even with advance booking so make sure to print out your email confirmation letter.
This is a backpackers hostel style and even so the rates are not cheap given the accomodation standards. Our chalets are the deluixe with two double beds, ensuite toilet and with air-con. Once we step into the Chalet, it looks totally different to the pictures on their web site. The floor is dirty with only two beds and no other furnitures for simple storage. The floor is broken and seems to colllapse at anytimes so we need to walk very slowly and lightly. There is no proper windows with glasses so once you open the window for day light, it means you are inviting others to come in. We have to close all windows during teh stay for security reason and to ensure no insects to get in. The toilet is very very simple and with very bad maintenance and smell.
The attached restaurant there is over priced in malaysian standards and the service is poor. So we spent most of our dinners outside at the main beach. There is a small local convenience store opp to the dive centre so you can shop all the basic necessities such as water , snacks, local sim card there.
We had our diving in the Panorama dive centre and it was fantastic. The dive sites are very remarkable and with very professional divemasters. We thanks to natalie and Halla to make our diving trip very enjoyable although the equipments there are a bit old!
For divers, i may recommend you to stay at other chalets but to do your diving here. Although, they had offered us with discount as we did our diving here but still the room conditions and rates are disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Panorama Chalet Hotel Pulau Perhentian Kecil