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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I would rate this is as just average. Stayed at the sea front view chalet. Water pressure is very low. Rooms are clean. Thank goodness they come with air conditioning. There's a beach bar around 100 meters away for those looking for alcohol. Wifi is only at lobby, weak though. Scuba, snorkeling, water taxis and island hopping activities are all... More 

Thank Syamil C
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The location is main straight from jetty and guest no need to walk far to reception counter. The food excellent with friendly staff. We still get our lunch even we late for it because have snorkeling trip. Very nice pool side;suitable if have children and have karaoke room inside. Unfortunately free wifi only available at the lobby. Need to do... More 

Thank mss_aqua
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Both times I went to the Perhentian Islands Arwana was the only place available to book (I left it too late!). The rooms are clear and quite big, and the pool is really nice. The breakfast and boat transfer came with my booking on Agoda, which was helpful. The breakfast changes a bit each day and is good - lots... More 

Thank harrynjones
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The swimming pool is awesome.good hotel.take the activity+food+hotel package.the food is great.the view is majestic.quite and calm. Need improvement on the room service and facilities. Overall is good.

Thank Afez K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Overall for this hotel is average. Nice beach, package breakfast is good, meal is tasty. Overall cleanliness for this hotel is average. Swimming pool and room toilet are not really clean. Public wifi at Lobby was very slow and very difficult to connect.

Thank zuerai
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Rooms at arwana are horribly maintained, staff have no regard for their customers whatsoever, hotel manager behaves like a mob boss, they charge for ice, food is horrible and the only entertainment at night is by the reception playing movies over projector. For better food & friendly service ... Lookout for restaurant mandalika along the beach ... About 100 meters... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

No wifi, fridge, tv, drinks, hairdryer in the room. Aircon is not working well despite after maintenance service. Houseflies on the food, cracked and dirty cups at the buffet restaurant unacceptable. Swimming pool and beach ok. Hot and filtered water available at the lobby.

1 Thank Ak K
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Kuala Besut the previous evening after flying from KL to Kota Bahru. Our package at the Arwana included boat transfers from the jetty. A very smooth process and suprised us that we were the only ones on board (Family, two adults and 7 year old girl). We arrived onto the jetty at the Arwana and check in... More 

Thank Paul E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

During our trip through Malaysia we have been on a rather thigh budget which makes it even more disappointing that Arwana Eco Beach resort has been our most expensive but unfortunately also the worst accommodation during our entire trip. Upon our arrival the first think we encountered was a filthy bathroom, which wouldn't have been a problem but finding yourself... More 

1 Thank Stephan K
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Arwana resort is located on the nicest beach of the island. Very relaxed, totally the sixties, quite some local bars and restaurants, which you do not find so nicely on the other beaches. The resort itself is not too bad... But that says it all. Take care to have the cabins direct on the beach, if not the stay may... More 

Thank Peter T

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Additional Information about Arwana Perhentian Eco Resort & Beach Chalet

Address: Lot 181 Telok Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar 22300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Terengganu > Pulau Perhentian Besar
Price Range: $73 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arwana Perhentian Eco Resort & Beach Chalet 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
Arwana Perhentian Eco Resort And Beach Chalet
Arwana Perhentian Eco Resort & Beach Chalet Hotel Terengganu
Arwana Perhentian Eco Terengganu
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Perhentian Besar
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Perhentian Besar
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“need to request for sea view for better experience.”
 of 5 bubbles mss_aqua, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“take rooms on the beach side.”
 of 5 bubbles YogeshSood2014, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“take a balcony with ocean view, but make sure check everything before you checkin”
 of 5 bubbles Nuryn, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are best or get one facing pool area.”
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“Sea view rooms are the best”
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