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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Overall are basic. Just nice stay for backpackers style. Nice location which near to villagers. The sunset view is awesome from here. One thing that need to be improved, the local staff at this resort have to more sensitive and alert with basic thing like well prepared of the room when the time of guest arrival, on time of dinner...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to enjoy our stay and join the life of the people who live their lives here even for a short time. Our guide even told us their story of how they make their living. They even cook us a nice food for dinner and breakfast. Our friendly tour guide also took us to many islands around the area,...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This home stay is on the other side of the island compared to the resorts like Scuba Junkie. It's a 5 minutes walk through the village where the locals live. It's in no way as nice as the resorts, and I ended up going there to use their bar and their diving/snorkeling offers. The day I didn't join an activity,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My friend had been to this place and recommended it so we went together. The experience she had with us was very different. From the start the management was unreliable and didn't answer our questions and wanted to over charge us on accommodation and transport (don't book transport with them it's way more expensive). The whole of Mabul island is...

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

My stay at Arung Hayat was super nice. Booking through Agoda was quite fast. Mr Suffian the executive officer was quite fast in giving response to my inquiry. Confirmation on my stay was neat and very flexible as long as we negotiate with good manner. I had read some negative review from other guest but I found out that all...

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KL
Reviewed 12 January 2015

It almost 3 years ago The Mabul Island memories still remain the same until now. How i wish to go back to mabul island and stay at Arung Hayat Sipadan Adventures Dive Center. About the lodge it enough for you to resting +sleep+bath+eat. The meal was great.. breakfast+lunch+dinner all include. You also can buy lobster or crab and ask them...

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Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

Excellent services for back packers like me who expect at least a fair services. Room was a-ok (come on! U're in the island, u wont stay in a room for the rest of the days right!) They have fan and air cond room, meals was great. If you buy seafoods, they wont hesitate to cook. Lobsters was super fresh and...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a luxury accomodation. Arung hayat is not the place.. if you wanted to experience local culture, I do suggest everyone to try out. their service is very good. They replied our emails frequently.. i booked 3D2N package RM450 which includes everything (room+snorkling+food). It is quite cheaper compared to Uncle Chang the diver all very nice...

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Phuket Town, Thailand
Reviewed 9 October 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at Mabul for 5D4N. We arrived at Semporna 4pm in the evening and were told that we couldn't get to the island as the last boat already departed and they couldn't get us to the island until the next morning (due to the new safety protocol of ESSCOM). The very apologetic owner gave us a...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The management didn't tell you anything and poor transportation arrangement. We booked a pickup "taxi" service RM 100 per car but it is not a car, only a mini van. Fine! They told you the boat schedule after arrived in their office and asked you to wait 3 hours. Okay! Then, we requested a flexible earlier and remind them in...

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“Thank you for your honest feedback! I’m very sorry to hear you had such a bad experience and will be sure to review your comments with my staff in an effort to improve the experiences for our future customers.”

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Live like a locals with Arung Hayat Homestay!! Located just above the sea water, our guesthouse provide clean, nice and comfortable place for you to stay. The beautiful scenery of pulau mabul with its clear blue sea water will surely amaze you. Since its early years as a guesthouse, Arung Hayat has undergone major renovations and improvement. It begins with a single house with 5 rooms but as our guest increased we extended into 10 rooms but over the years our guest keep knocking at our door hence we decided to built more rooms so today we have total 31 rooms already. (Meals are served 3 times a day with unlimited hot drinks). The long houses are built on stilts overlooking the turquoise waters of the Celebes Sea with a splendid sun set view. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with 3 types selections either fan, Air-conditioned and VIP room. Electricity runs from 6pm to 6am, like in most places on the island. ... more   less 

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Address: 245 Jalan Pinggir Bakau, Pulau Mabul 91308, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Pulau Mabul
Price Range: $35 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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“Choose somewhere else, it couldn't be worse”
 of 5 bubbles Dominic-ch, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“every room is the same, just make yourself out from the room during sunset time.”
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“room no 1 is spacious for two people.”
 of 5 bubbles epetra, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The VIP rooms cost more, but are more spacious and provide better views of the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Vicente5715, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
“apart from Uncle Chang, i would rate the next best budget accommodation to Arung...cleaner then the others”
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