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The Reef Chalets

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very average, the chalets are not very clean, very dusty, the mosquito net was dirty, impossible to use, if you have asthma avoid it... Be ready to meet lizards everywhere, but that's kinda normal, it's the jungle. The staff is very kind, but our room was made once during the week we stayed

Thank Ramy E
Koper, Slovenia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice chalets on the beach. Basic, so don`t expect any luxury. The staff are really friendly. The chalets are clean and on very good location. They are close to the very nice Turtle beach. Snorkeling is nice but nothing special (lots of corals destroyed, not so many fishes, not so good visibility). Maybe as we came directly from Sipadan...

Thank Katja1204
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff, nicely kitted out huts with all the basics, try not to run a hairdryer and the aircon and the lights at the same time, the electric will just trip every time! Apart from that it couldn't have been a better place to stay.

Thank stevemanning2
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

we had our first trip to island, and we aren't preparing for it. it was sudden trip. so we just follow the flow. taking the boat to the island and just check in on the spot. they've got nice chalets, traditional style.we slept soundly! the staffs are very friendly and kind to us.. what you do in island? snorkeling!! they...

Thank r0se_cha
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Reef Charlets were a nice accommodation.. it was low season, so the price was really cheap (97RM/Fan, 2Persons). The beach in front of the charlets is really nice and they offer snorkling tours or you can rent a kayak. However, the bathroom was not very clean... The staff is helpful and friendly!!

Thank resa09
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What else do you need?! A lovely little chalet on the beach. In a fantastic location, just 5 mins walk to arguably the best snorkelling spot, turtle beach. This place was the best value of quite a few we checked, and far better than anywhere we found online. The staff were all lovely, helpful, fun and really friendly. We might...

Thank Robin O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights at the Reef Chalets and had a fantastic stay. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but when you're spending all day either on the beach or on your own private chalet terrace, this isn't an issue at all! The showers had no hot water but this actually proved to...

Thank forbes034
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The bungalows that sit in a semi-circle in front look nice and I was impressed by how nicely the grounds were maintained. We stayed in the building behind which offers less expensive rooms which would have been absolutely fine if it were not for the outrageously loud generator24/7 that turned out to be from the hotel next door. I complained...

2Thank Lynn_USA_13
thereefpp, Owner at The Reef Chalets, responded to this review

Sorry Lynn for the delay in replying to this. We have just opened for the new season.My staff informed me that you had received compensation for this. They may have got mixed up with the name of the person who received the refund. It is our policy to offer a refund for forthcoming nights if guests wish to move to...

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

They where full but gave us the family suite for one night and then we went to a different place. The room looked like it had not been used in quite a while but still had its charms. The one downside of this room was the continues sound of the aggregate.. I don't know how the challet looks like but...

Thank Sjors v
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

5 nights in a chalet right on the beach. The bungalow is basic, but that's what we wanted in a place that's all about nature: the sea and the beach, especially. The staff 's great: always helpful, smiling and friendly. If you ask for something that's beyond their intrinsic duties, they'll go out of their way to help you! We...

1Thank chrisgrenness

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The Reef Chalets is a cosy small place with 12 Chalets arranged in a half moon shape in a lush tropical garden with big trees and grass area. ... more   less 

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Address: Pulau Besar | Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Number of rooms: 16
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“Choose a cottage closer to the beach front. Back rooms are noisy due to generator.”
MIL1251, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 1 is close to reception so gets wifi. Close to restaurants and the beach too, so a good option.”
jonmerry, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Seaview is the way to go.”
TravelLot123, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Think next time will pay a bit extra for the beach suite so to get more room and a fridge”
Hank63, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All are pretty much the same, around a central garden, on the beach.”
TropicalStormKL, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
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