Swiss Garden Kuantan is about 20 minutes from Kuantan town. The resort is beautifully decorated with nice pools, well decorated lobby & restaurants. The room we got was very spacious and had a good view of the pool and the beach. Well not all angles of the balcony is seaview as there are tall coconut trees around the pool. The hotel is clean and its staff friendly and helpful.
Buffet breakfast was good as they had a wide variety of local and continental dishes. You can either dine in the restaurant or outside, we chose inside as we had the little one and didn't want him wondering off. The service was good. As it was the off season there were not much people for breakfast, so we practically had the staff to ourselves.
Just a few steps from the pool there is a great beach which is sort of private as there were no other resorts around. To my son`s amazement there are thousands of hermit crabs roaming around. He really enjoyed the sand too. The beach was fairly clean.
They also have a bali style spa but we did not manage to check it out as we were only staying for one day before moving on to Impiana Cherating.
As with all Malaysian holiday destinations,if you want some peace and relaxation avoid this hotel cause its really big and you can imagine the amount of families running around. I am lucky cause I work in the hospitality industry and is able to take my vacations on offpeak seasons. And my little one is not schooling.
Beautifully decorated and beach literaly at your doorstep.
Impiana Resort is located among what I feel is the best spot of Cherating Beach. Impiana Resort Cherating is located about 2 1/2 hours drive or 45 minutes flight from Kuala Lumpur.
Impiana comes from the Malay word "impian" which literary means dream. The hotel is designed to resemble the finest in traditional Malay culture. All superior rooms are charmingly furnished with wooden flooring, conventional four-poster wooden bed which gives the room a romantic feel. Every room you stay allows you to be closer to nature and wake up to the peaceful sound of the ocean because all rooms face the sea and is about 300 meter for the beach. Facilities in all rooms includes a long bath only available in Superior Deluxe and Suites, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, room service, television and coffee and tea making facilities. The balcony is rather small, only standing room but there is day bed by the window that opens out for you to enjoy the sea breeze and view. We stayed in the Superior Deluxe room which have two sections, the first being the sofa, TV and work table, while the second section contains the 4-post bed and the bathroom.
Kedai Kopi or the coffee shop is a nice airy restaurant that offers array of Malaysian and Continental dishes. To unwind, head to the Pelita Lounge where you can enjoy a pleasant conversation in a relax ambiance which overlook the reflecting pool and spectacular sea view. There is also a Pub where a Philipines was playing but we didn’t go in as we had the little one with us.
Also about half and hours drive towards Kemaman town you will come across shops selling Keropok Lekor and Satar, great for afternoon teas. And turn right towards Kuantan, you will come across Kampung Cherating which is littered with seafood restaurants.
The pool is realy large with a waterfall and the beach is really private as the nearest hotel is Suria on the left and Club Med 500 meters away on the right.
The rooms were small and the bathrooms were clean but it had an overall old feeling about it. The air-conditioning unit started leaking profusely and water was dripping to the bed and floor. Housekeeping came in during the afternoon when we were in our rooms after we were back from our lunch. Why they could not have done it while we were out is beyond us. The rooms also looked not quite up to the standard we expected from looking at the hotel website. Of course the rooms on the websites looked so much more impressive. There was also a brief blackout on the 2nd night, giving the impression that all is not exactly running smoothly.
I'm sure you can find much better hotels around. Walked over to Legend Hotel and found out it was so much more happening there!
Nice pool (but too much chlorine in the water)
Clean private beach
Sudden trip planned by my friends and I within less in a week to Cherating.Without a proper planning for the trip, 5 of us chose cherating as our destination.Imagine without any plans and with RM300 budget we manage to accomplish the journey for 3D2N..Coconut Inn was among shortlisted chalet in our list.Seeing its a peak season (school holiday for malaysia), we never tot that we will get any rooms with a cheaper rate. Thanx to the owner...Im sorry that I never ask the name as he address himself as uncle to us. He offered us a small room with the price RM35 per night. Its very cheap and based on our badget..its good enuff to fit us.We choose a bigger chalet with the price of RM50.The room equipped with basic needs such as pillow,bed,blanket,ceiling fan and an attached bedroom..The beach is actually in a walking distance.What else? hmmm...u can ask me
Friendly owner, Quiet and simple environments...I love it to be quiets..
I was running out of cash and so I had to find an accommodation which accepted credit cards.
The Cherating Bay Resort was one of the few places in Cherating which did so.
It's quite a large place with lots of apartments, a swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant and a bar.
My apartment (and probably all others, as they looked identical) had a bedroom, a bathroom and a living room with kitchenette. It was very clean and of course there also was an aircon and a tv.
Breakfast was included in the price.
The downside to it is that it isn't very close to the beach and without seaview.
The Ranting Beach Resort has a couple of chalets to rent. Some of them are right at the beach, the cheaper ones are across the road.
I stayed in a beach front chalet with aircon, hot water and tv. It was very clean and I really liked my terrace towards the sea.
This place seemed to be very popular, so it might a good idea to book ahead during high season.
It is the first time staying there and I must say that it is a descent budget place to stay. About 50% of the rooms are renovated as for now the rest are still under going renovation work. The room and bathroom is clean and spacious and have two queen size beds. However there is no lift serving the 3 story high inn so you just have to use the stairs. There is a nice pool view at every balcony instead of seaview. They have a jaguzzi pool too. The inn's cafe serve nice chinese, western and local dishes but the portion is small. Breakfast is simple but good enough. The staffs are quite friendly and services are prompt. Wifi is available but must buy a whole month package for the connection.
It is a small inn that does not cost you much effort to wonder around. However it is very near to the tourist spot whereby pubs, local and chinese restaurant, mini mart, low budget chalets and some mini tour operators offering river boat ride, fishing trip and fire flies watching are all within walking distant.
We stayed at the Legend Cherating as part of our road trip during the long weekend end August 2007. The hotel was chosen based on the comparison of hotels in the Cherating area via Virtual Tourist and Tripadvisor
Post Stay Evaluation: Decent Hotel
Location was good
(1) It's located on the new Cherating Beach (Pantai Cherating Baru). It's not to far from Pantai Cherating Lama - where you can find a road leading to the beach and doted by cheap accommodation (chalets) & food/drink cafes, bistros & stalls + restaurants. Remember to check this road out if you make a visit to Cherating.
(2) Not far from Turtle sanctuary & Club Med.
(3) Has a pool (was clean) and is next to the beach. The beach was clean too! Though the sand is kinda brownish and if you want white powder, head over to Perhentian or Pulau Tenggol.
(4) Rooms are clean (Ask for the new wing. You kinda need to walk further)
Note: We had a car. Hence it was easy to get to places along Cherating.
(1) Age is taking its toll. Bathroom had stains in certain places e.g the sink. But personally, I'm not too fussed about it cuz of the price we paid. Hey ... this ain't no Pangkor Laut Resort where you pay 4 times the price! But the room itself (new wing) was ok and clean: )
(2) I reckon this place existed for many years (from my personal observation). You can tell from the fixture and fittings in the lobby area. Though the hotel has added new fixtures and fittings here and there and everywhere in the building and outdoor premises. So they've reinvested here and there I suppose.
Overall - was not disappointed.
Disliked: Kinda getting old in some places but I'm sure every hotel goes through such a phase
Beach was nice and smooth (across the landscape). Please don't expect white powder though!
If you just want to relax, think about nothing, not even what to eat or drink, then go to the club - be warned though, the nearest town is probably something like an hour's away.
If you are going to Cherating Beach and need a place to stay you should deffently head for Mimis Guesthouse. The Atmosphere here is friendly, the garden is amazing and the bungalows are very nice and clean, all with balkony, some with television, some with fridge and some comes with aircon. The price for fan room is only arround 40 RM but if you stay more than one night you should be able to make a good deal. At monsun season this is the spot for all the surfers coming to cherating to enjoy the waves. If you want to try out surfing the owner mister Diq should be very helpful with this. He has boards for rent and if you are interestet in trying out your riding skills, Mr Diq has a stable in the back of the Guesthouse with two nice horses for rent. Mr Diq, his wife Annie and there lovely kids are like family to me. They are so nice and at Mimis guesthouse you will during your stay, feel like you are a part of the family two. I have been in Cherating 7 times over the past 6 years and i love it there. It reminds me of peace, freedom and fun.
I will keep coming back beacurse it is my favorit place.
Enjoy your stay at Mimis!!!
Nicola from Denmark
The hotel was quite dirty...probably cos it was old. The room was alright, but we thought it could have been cleaner. Pretty basic. Based on the breakfast selection and taste we thought it wasn't a good idea to eat in the hotel. We had our car so getting around for food was not a problem. We had meals at Duyong Restaurant in Kampung Cherating and Can't Forget Seafood Restaurant. Needless to say both were pretty unforgetable. We had the works over the two days...Shark fin soup (sorry all you shark lovers out there, but I think the stuff was synthetic anyway!), huge buttered prawns, fish, and more.
Back to the hotel. The pool was great in the early morning. Not crowded with kids and their screaming mothers. We woke up at 6 on our second day, went down to the beach for some swimming (in the monsoon no less, but it was ok) and ofcourse the couldy sunrise. And then to the pool. We were the only ones in it for about 45 mins! that was nice.
Breakfast...average. The usual. I wouldn't say good.
Wanted to go to the spa but it was expensive. Not worth it for where we were at we thought at decided against it.
Its an ok place to stay, but budget travellers don't bother. Honeymooners, don't bother again...too much noise! Parents with kids...maybe. Better options around.
The beach was clean. The staff were polite.
Internet or phone call booking a chalet may not be the best way to secure a room at Cherating unless you plan to stay at expensive hotels and resorts.
The best way is to go there (if it isn't peak time) and scout for the best place; one you like and feel comfortable with. You might ended up getting a place that looks nice in picture (in the Internet) but in reality the place sucks.
Chalets are always cheap but cheap does not always mean good.
The Suria Cherating Beach Resort offers slow and lousy third class service, comparable to the Malaysian civil service- slow, inefficient, unfriendly.
The rooms smells musty with water leaks in the bathroom, the bedsheets and covers were dusty, dirty and stained with ?dirt, blood. The kettles were rusty, ther was no handsoap in the restaurant toilets- request for service were greeted wiht slow. snaily response. The food in the restaurant were third class.
Great experiences in the world-class resort. There are many activities for guests. Also great food and great service.
Buffet for breakfast, late breakfast, lunch and dinner. The show in the night from GO.
Maybe I read something wrong, but I assumed this place was in the village of Cherating. According to their web site's map, it is. but, it is 7km north or so. Too far to walk and all by itself. If you want a place to be alone, then this place is OK. But the resort was not worth the money. Mainly Malay's and people from Singapore stay here. Few western tourists. Rooms were so so. And the beach is not that great. We were quite disappointed. RM10 to get a taxi into town, and RM10 to come back.
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