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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

I don't think I even got a welcome when I arrived let alone shown to my bungalow and I couldn't find it so asked another traveller. I was disappointed. Whilst I appreciate it was peak season with European visitors, I was disappointed at the lack of service or care. I had to wait quite a while to even check in,... More 

2 Thank yvettejones98
Woy Woy, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 12 nights at mama's. As there were 4 of us, we opted for 2 garden view chalets (fan). The accommodation was basic but you really don't need anything more. Rooms were clean and sheets/towels changed when requested. No need for hot water as a cool shower is welcomed in the heat. We visited 18 years ago and... More 

1 Thank melissa990
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Unfortunately, the bad value for money is a common problem for the accommodations in Perhentians. And Mamas Chalet is not an exception: old and smelly rooms, grubby bath room, no hot water, toilet paper only on request, no soap, worn towels... But still: this place has a great advantage! The staff is very nice and they will try to respond... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

mamas is still good value after staying there many times over the last 9 years, I stay in the standard garden view which are the cheapest, they are basic, have a double or twin beds, dressing table, oscillating fan, shower(cold) and western toilet. a small but adequate balcony with a table and chairs. the rooms are adequate for long or... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The place itself is well located and decent value for money, and I've visited there many times in the past, but on this trip a horrible experience with rude, arrogant serving staff in the restaurant took us by surprise. The wrong dish was brought, not the one we'd ordered. I politely pointed this out as it was a completely different... More 

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Rambouillet, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed for two weeks in Perhentian Besar, at Mama's place and at Coral view. They are both good options (see other comment for Coral view), but you need to be aware of several points on the accommodation market on the island : 1) In the high season (July / August), book at least a few nights, ideally the whole... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I rented a sea view room with air conditioning, no 305. for 170 PM/day in 7 days. There is no wifi, and the wifi in reception didnt work. Price was 5 rm for 3 hours. There room was not serviced during the week, and no maintenance has been carried out. Bathroom: Sink has big crack, the shelf was torn out... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I checked out all the places and this was the place where they are the warmest and happiest. The real rating is 3.5 but since I can't fill that in I stick with 3 on the website. Anyways about the place, you can either get a cabin near the water or just behind the other cabins. Both seem to be... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We stayed here for one night after a night at Coral View Resort. These two resorts are worlds apart in terms of facilities but I would choose Mama's Place as my favourite. The service is friendly and helpful and there is a nice homely atmosphere especially as our bungalow as located near to the staff area. We stayed in a... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Basic rooms, with all you need for a getaway. Bed was clean and comforatble. Bathroom, also clean, with shower and toilet. We were in a sea front chalet and the view was PERFECT. My daughter and I had 7 nights of technology free time to spend together. Be aware of the customs during Ramadan, the restaraunt did not open until... More 

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Additional Information about Mama's Place

Address: Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range: €13 - €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Mama`s Place Hotel Pulau Perhentian Besar
Mamas Place Pulau Perhentian Besar
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“get the ones with air con and out of the afternoon sun! It was hotter inside than out”
 of 5 bubbles yvettejones98, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all front rooms are air-conditioned with great water views but at a higher price”
 of 5 bubbles saygdaydave, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ocean have the best view, not a beach for swimming, foot traffic does flow in front of the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Nickers9699, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Need a peace and relax this is it. Take the garden view and enjoy the serenity of Perhentians”
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 of 5 bubbles delfincek, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“3 classes of accmodation: 1. Chalets with AC and new furniture, 2. deluxe garden with new furniture comfortable bed, 3. standard garden view smaller rooms with rustic furniture <- my selection :)”
  • My little green buddy
  • A view from the restaurant towards Perhentian Kecil
  • You are part of the nature and wildlife
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  • Garden view bungallow
 of 5 bubbles delfincek, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
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