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“Charming Bubu” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BuBu Long Beach Resort
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“Charming Bubu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2006

We really enjoyed our stay at Bubu in July 2006 The small resortis located on Long Beach arguably the best beach at the Perhentians and perhaps in the whole Malaysia. We were received by the friendly staff, the staff at Bubu is really great. The room was very nice with fantastic seaview. (room 309). The bathroom was so-so, but you have to take into account that the Perhentians are very remote and with little development. It is rustic, but that is part of the charme. The food in the a la carte restaurant was really great, both the bbq and the other food. The beach was clean and with the clearest waters I have seen. My wife and I went to Bubu as the first stop on our honeymoon and we will defenately reurn one day. I have given it 5, but as I mentioned earlier, do not expect 5 stars, just a nice relaxed resort on a fantastic beach with friendly staff.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2006

I should have been to this website earlier. Everything negative that happened to the previous reviewer happened to our group as well. Bubu's website is misleading. It is a basic hotel with basic room amenities. The state of the bathroom was appalling, the quality of the running water at the resort was suspect as there was a strong smell when the taps were turned on.

What really got me angry was this attempt to constantly get money out of us - yes, they tried the 'rental" of beach towel stunt on our group too. Then they tried to sell us a snorkling equipment "package" but you realise later that this did not include fins for which another separate charge would be levied. Their equipment is not well-maintained. On check-in, they subject you to a "briefing" which is essentially a sales pitch for their diving programmes.

The snorkling boat trips we participated in gave the impression that they were more interested in mass tourism than anything else - there was no attempt to brief snorklers of safety procedures, or educate them on snorkling etiquette.

Food was of inferior quality - you get the impression that they try to disguise essentially the same food for every meal (including the leftovers i suspect) with different sauces everyday. One of the members of our group brought a bottle of alcohol to consume during a ball game on TV and AFTER we had finished off nearly the entire bottle, the barman came to tell us there was a "corkage charge" which was never communicated to us in the beginning.

I can accept cheap, basic places that advertise themselves honestly as cheap and basic places, with the corresponding reasonable rates. But to misrepresent yourself as higher end kind of place when in fact you are really offering a cheap product is something I cannot tolerate.

Personally I will not return to this place. There are alternatives for basic accommodation on the same beach, and there are also cheaper eateries along the same stretch.

On a positive note, the beach is clean, the waters are gorgeous and the islands are beautiful- just avoid this resort.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2006

Bubu Long Beach is the best and most expensive hotel on the stretch. It's got all the basic amenities - aircond room with attached bathroom with hot water, 2 queen sized beds , electricity that runs 24/7 and a pretty cool beach bar. This is my minimum requirement for a place to stay. This is heaven sent compared to the other chalets there. Although, the price is comparative to a 4 star hotel in Kuala Lumpur, do not expect a star rating here, if in KL, this hotel would probably be RM80 a nite (Yup, the no star, street hotel that one just sleep in comfortably). The price, some may think is a rip off, but its all worth while to fully enjoy Perhentian Kecil. Don't expect much from this room for the price you pay and you;ll enjoy it more! Go for the per room per nite instead of the package deal with meals. There are a lot of beach cafes to check out. Have fun in Perhentian Kecil, I always do and I plan to make Perhentian Kecil my annual destination.

  • Stayed July 2005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2006

This trip was purchased from a travel show and was nothing like we were lead to believe. The rooms were exremely basic and there was sand everywhere including the bed. The bathroom was a disgrace and when we contacted reception no-one could speak english although there was no language barrier when trying to demand money. The food was below standard. We were constantly asked for money even though the trip was meant to include all transport costs, they even tried to get money for beach towels. The beach was lovely and the snorkelling fun. Sadly this is the only nice thing I have to say about this resort.

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Property: BuBu Long Beach Resort
Address: Pasir Panjang (Long Beach), Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Pulau Perhentian Kecil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BuBu Long Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BUBU LONG BEACH RESORT, Perhentian Island Malaysia, is indeed a “trap” for the visitors who need to get away from it all. There is no escape… the blissful enjoyment and complete freedom of relaxation makes one feel entrapped… in Paradise! ... more   less 
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