Kuala Dungun Hotels

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  • Reviews: 3

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tanjong Jara Resort: Nice for a couple of nights

This is a nice resort and the location is beautiful, but a bit isolated. The beach location is really beautiful and we were fortunate enough to witness some beautiful sunrises. The staff were quite friendly as were most of the restaurant staff. The buffet breakfast was really great and the coffee was excellent - it wasn't that dripulator stuff that most other hotels serve you - it was the real deal!! The only thing that was disappointing for us was the prices of the food at the restaurant and also they fact that there wasn't a menu. We found this quite surprising and Chef Anne seemed surprised when we told her this. Value for money was not there for the food, so most nights we chose to eat outside. Had the price of the food been more reasonable we would've eaten in house more often. What we did like was that when you were poolside, the staff brought you a refreshing cold glass of water which was a really nice touch. This is the first time that we've had this service from the resorts that we've stayed at. It was the most expensive of the places we stayed at and we don't think we would go back for a 7 night stay - a couple of days is more than enough. It is a relaxing place to stay and very quiet. The rooms are outstanding and so are the facilities inside the room. If you want to change your foreign currency, don't bother as the rates they offer are ridiculously low. Make sure you do your exchange of currency in KL or at a money changer.

The location is beautiful and the beach is really nice. They have an adults pool as well as the 'family' pool. The adults pool is just that - no children allowed - we liked this feature very much. The room we had was beautiful and even the shampoos etc were lovely products.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches
  • Written July 26, 2011

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  • Reviews: 526

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tenggol Resort: Tenggol Island Resort - my 3rd choice

I did not stay here but dropped by, took a few photos and asked a few questions about this resort.

It is a small resort situated at the southern corner of Telok Air Tawar of Pulau Tenggol.
They have a total of nine rooms. Five stand alone wooden chalets on the hill side facing the sea and a traditional long house with four bedrooms. The stand alone chalets are of twin sharing basis and the rooms in the long house are either twin or triple sharing. All the resort rooms come with attached bathroom with no air-conditioning. The rooms are fitted with ceiling or wall fans and the windows are mosquito netted.

The resort provides 24 hours water supply which are pumped from ground and electricity is generated by generator. Electricity is provided between 5pm and 10am. Electricity will be provided upon request outside those timing and they serve Halal food in local style.

I will only recommend this resort if the other two resorts are fully booked and if they their dive centre is completed (under construction when I was there in June 2007).

Yet to find out...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Beaches, Water Sports
  • Written July 4, 2007

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  • kelnsha profile photo kelnsha
  • Reviews: 526

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tenggol Island Beach Resort: Tenggol Island First or Second Choice Resort

I did not stay here but dropped by, took a few photos and asked a few questions about the resort.

They have basic wooden chalets with no air-conditioning but they have planned to install in the near future according to one of the staffs who told me. This cozy operation is one of the fully-equipped dive outfits on the island, boasting a full-facility divers' base, DAN oxygen kits for emergencies, quality equipment and an impressively well designed divers' kit-up area. There is a Sun Aroma Cafeteria where they serve authentic Malaysian cuisine.

I will recommend this resort if you are on a budget and do not mind without air-conditioning.

They have different room configurations to suit their guests.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Beaches, Water Sports
  • Written July 4, 2007

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  • kelnsha profile photo kelnsha
  • Reviews: 526

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tenggol Island Resort: Supposedly the best resort in Tenggol Island but..

I stayed at Tenggol Island Resort (formerly known as Tenggol Aqua Resort) for 4 days and 3 nights from 31 May to 3 June 2007.

Great diving (especially night dives - saw Spanish Dancer, Green Turtle, Scorpionfish, lots of nudibranchs, sea dragons and soft corals) but disappointing resort standard (frequent power failure, electricity only available from 6pm to 10am - not mentioned in their website, pathetic water supply due to pump failure, choked drainage in our toilet and our room air-conditioning was not cold after switching on for 3 hours (6pm to 9pm)

I will not recommend this resort if you are not diving there and cannot survive without air-conditioning or fan.

Accommodation is in the form of chalets or bungalows (bayview or beachfront) with attached bathrooms and toilet facilities.

The 20 natural timber chalets blend into the environment and nestled amongst the forest fringing the beach.

The food served was above average and in local style.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Water Sports, Beaches
  • Written July 4, 2007

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  • Reviews: 185

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Damai Pantai Homestay: Muslim Homestay

Even though it is called a homestay, you do not get to stay, eat, interact and live like the people in the house. What you get are tiny room with bathroom attached, just like a small motel. However, the set up is more
intimate, where you can lounge at the common areas like the living room and dining room (with kettle and kitchenette).

The location is great if you are looking for a beach holiday. The beach is right across the road. You can even watch sunrise from the verandah.

The room is clean and simple. They provide prayer mats and surah yassin (prayer book). There is a small TV, with interior antenna - so reception is very bad! But hey, we were not there to watch TV, so it is OK.

Food is a problem as they do not provide food service, unlike true homestay concept where you get to eat with the host! They are plenty of restaurant nearby but the problem is - they only open for dinner. So, for breakfast we had to walk about 1km to a food stall since we do not have any transport.

Taxis are scarce and it is better to have your own transport.

The verdict - it is misleading to call it a homestay. It is more like a beach motel. Thumb up for the sunrise view!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel, Backpacking, Religious Travel
  • Written May 27, 2007
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  • Reviews: 345

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Kasanya Hotel: Good Budget Hotel

This little budget hotel is located in the heart of Kuala Dungun. It's cheap and clean. Many holidaymakers enroute to Tenggol Island put up a night here. Food is easily available in the shops nearby.

For breakfast, walk opposite to Nam Kong coffee shop. They serve really nice coffee with local breakfast items like toast bread, nasi lemak and kuihs.

For dinner, take a short walk to nearby Chinese restaurants for noodles or rice. All taste good. There is also a jetty nearby for fishing. Beware of dogs!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written February 10, 2007

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  • Reviews: 148

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tanjung jara: Lap of luxuary

This was most luxurious hotel I ever stayed in. The peace and quiet is pure pleasure and the soa isto die for. the hotel is out of way, but this is minor down fall as the hotel makes up in every way with comfort ans style.

The style of the individual units are superbly furnished and have either balcony or terrence depending on the your floor.
The units are all two storey.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written January 11, 2006
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