Great location by the beach, clean sand and good cooling breeze.
However, surprisingly rude hotel staff with odd routine- checking out bed linens before guests check out.
Beds are too soft (presumably too old) - got a bad backache in the morning.
Breakfast- wide selection but mediocre quality, many items not replenished.
No free wifi- even wifi at lobby will be charged RM25.
Tips- go to KFC to have your meal, cheap- and complimentary wifi.
If you don't like fast food- go to Restoran Pertama Kijal, corner shop, reasonably priced (fixed price on menu) and relatively good Chinese food- no pork though.
iS GOOD ENOUH FOR THOSE LOVE THE MALAYSIA RAINFOREST & LAKE. HERE YOU CAN RELAX, FISHING AND WATCH ASTRO (PRIVATE TV CHANNEL). FORTUNATE IF THE BOATMAN GO FISHING AND BRING BACK WITH LOTS OF FRESH FISH (FRESHWATER-LAKE).
TOILET, KITCHEN..(YOU NEED TO COOK FOR YOURSELF AND PLEASE BRING FOOD), BEDS, TV..SUITABLE FOR GROUPING 5-10 PERSONS.
The service sucks. First, you park your car at the "Welcome Centre" and there is nobody to welcome you there. You pick up a phone, and tell the reception that you are there, and you wait like 10 minutes for a buggy to pick you up to send you to the main lobby. And you have to carry your own luggage and put them in the buggy. The buggy driver is just a driver, that's it. He doesn't even have the courtesy to help with the luggages. Then, you arrive at the lobby, bring down your own luggage and wait at the reception to get you your room. After 15 minutes of waiting, you finally get a room, then wait another 10 minutes for the buggy to bring you to your room. Once, inside the room, you find out that your air-condition is not working. Then you wait 5 hours for the serviceman to fix it up. Once he's there, he opens up the air-cond, and leave again for the spare parts. After 30 more minutes, he shows up with the spare part and started repairing the god damn air-cond. All the while, you are in the hot, humid and mosquito infested room.
The place is nice, but I guess, the staff have a lot to learn about customer service
This is a beautiful hotel along the beach, resembling like a typical Malay village with tall coconut palms.
The traditional Malay style rooms and the individual chalets provide privacy and relaxing atmosphere.
Great place to stay if you can afford the budget.
It was an 8hrs drive from singapore. Quite tiring for the driver thou. But the moment i stepped out of the car i was greeted with such wonderful smiles. I was attended by their bell boy and ushered in by the another hotel staff served with cold towels and refreshing welcome drink. Service is excellent for tg jara. we don't even need to go over the lobby counter to fill in our particulars but they come to us instead.
As we walking to our rooms with their satff providing us information of their activities and event that will be going on, my eyes wandered the luscious landscapes and nice architecture surrounding the resorts. They provide 3 types of accomodation, the Anjung Suite, which was a 2 unit side by side, Serambi & Bumbung suite have the same layout. Only thing Serambi (the word itself means patio) so its understood that there's a patio space. My stay was the Serambi, layout is spacious and bathroom size is like another bedroom size!
This is a place you may want to consider staying in as it's rich culture is seen and felt all over the resort. I would definitely come again.
Lucky us that we reached on a saturday because they were having, i believe its some sort of culture introduction to their guest introducing the activities of their ppl from 5pm to 6pm. Their staff gathered to play sepaktakraw, congkak, kompang...etc and they little huts preparing delicacies like cucur pisang, otak-otak (extremly delicious!), keropok lekor, lemang w/ beef serunding (must try!), apam balik. I must say that you try all food. The great thing is, delicacies are on the house. How sweet is that.
All rooms are facing the sexy beutiful tg jara beach ;)
Two numbers of pool. The horizon and the freeform. Spa village is nicely tucked with a beautiful landscape surrounding. Gym is fully equipped. Activities like going over to waterfall at Chemerong, cycling, diving and snorkelling. I may say they have almost everything here. A perfect place rest and relax.
This is one of many chalet and beach resort available in this beautiful island. To compare for a good stay in an island, i would say that this is a bargain of sort. As cheap as USD40 i would be able to get a chalet on my own with breakfast for 2.
It has a its own beach where you can go for beach snorkelling right in front of the hotel lobby and other amenities include a pool, a volleyball court and a restaurant that serve you fresh-cooked food.
It has a great view facing the sea and you will be able to get good amount of windy if you opt not to use your air-condition and ope up yr window!
If you are like most travelers, who return from the islands to merang jetty and terrenganu town and still have time to kill before taking the night bus, there is a budget hotel which you might want to consider. It's beside Ping Anchorage, a blue door. Go up the stairs to the second storey (they call it 1st level) to the reception. For a half day, they charge you RM40 for a 4 beds room or less for smaller room. Common toilet and dinning area. But the room is great for waiting out the time and resting before going on your way again. New, airconditioned, clean, even comes with a TV, standing fan and dresser table. Towels provided.
If you are new to Terengganu, check out this travel agent, which is a well-known not only by the local, also to the frequent travellers in Malaysia. This Terengganu-made travel agent is famous in providing the travel itinerary within Terengganu and also other states in Malaysia. Check out the company web site at http://www.pinganchorage.com.my. I'm not an agent, just to suggest the people you can talk to if you need any help.
The travel agent provides the arrangement with the hotel as well as the travel services if needed.
The Sutra Beach Resort is a good resort hotel located near to Kampong Merang, which is very near to the boat jetty which takes tourists to the famous Pulau Redang island. I enjoyed my stay at the resort, as well as the nice swimming pool facing the sea and the delicious local food. There are also many tour packages which bring you to various attractions in Terengganu. More information and photos are at my VT Kamong Merang page.
A large and low-rise resort style hotel that has been well-maintained. A favourite among golfers and convention groups. The spa is a new addition.
Staff are efficient and friendly.
Large lobby area, quite expansive when viewed from above.
Unlike at the apartments, there were no water pressure problems here and the showers worked just fine!
Good food at the Coffee House, including themed dinners (Haiwaiian Luau, BBQ, Japanese Buffet...), at reasonable prices.
As mentioned in previous tip, the pool is very big, at the deepest, it is 1.5 m. I swam laps there every evening because no one was there. Most people and their kids were crowded around the kids waterplay park.
7.6 km private beach, 800 acres of gardens and golf course. Land & Watersports : boardgames, bicycles, water-scooters, catamaran, etc. are available for hire.
We stayed there using our time-share. I believe you can rent the apartments on a weekly basis if you belong to a time-share or vacation club.
Nice views and well-landscaped with golf driving range and beautiful golf course.
Pool is very, very big and in some parts, very deep but the water was always cold.
Two large outdoor jacuzzis, one of which was always filled with delightfully hot water.
Nice children's waterplay area, however do keep an eye out for your kids, because the water IS VERY DEEP in certain sections. There are vigilant life-guards on duty, but they can't be everywhere at the same time!
Pool & jacuzzi were a bit sandy - no thanks to people who would trapize in and out from the nearby beach.
The serviced apartments that we stayed in were comfortable for a family of 4-6 people. Master bedroom comes with a double bed, the other room with two singles and the sofa outside can also be converted into a bed. There are 2 bathrooms, an almost fully equipped kitchen (two electric stoves, pots, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, cups and glasses~ but no microwave oven).
I liked the little additional touches: providing dishwashing liquid & kitchen towels, a broom and dustpan. Essential when you stay here for a week!
Cleaning service and change of bed linen is provided every other day.
Apartments were average on the outside but well maintained on the inside. One peeve: water pressure was low: not fun at all when showering!
A convenient store (for those daily necessities), a handicraft and t-shirt store, KFC and some restaurants were just a 2- minute walk away.
Upside: those who stay in the apartment do have full access and use of the hotel facilities. (next tip has more details on the facilities)
with lovely chalets sitting on the banks of lake kenyir, this resort offers peaceful experience of the lake.. wake up in the morning to the sounds of birds chirping outside your window.. feel the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze.. catch a enchanting view of the lake..
What makes this place so special? It's the only resort for miles and miles and you can imagine the peace on the beach. All to yourself! ☼☼☼☼☼
The view is breathtaking, the facilities are very good, the pool is awesome. ☺
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