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The Reef Dive Resort

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Mataking 91000, Malaysia
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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed August 19, 2009

I stayed with my partner for 4 nights/5 days. An amazing experience. The staff was fantastic, friendly & courteous. Adrian, the manager who is a New Zealander was exceptionally friendly and helpful and went out of his way to chat with his guests. He instigated...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2009

My partner and i stayed at this resort in June and truly fell in love with the place from the moment that we arrived. The staff here make you welcome everywhere you go and we have both constantly talked about our love for the place...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2009

Borneo in total was great and mataking island is a pretty littel spot, but the resort is absolutely overpriced!! after we arrived, we were sat down by the receptionist and had a army-like "briefing" about how to behave in the resort and how many towels...More

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Response from Mataking, RESORT MANAGER at The Reef Dive ResortResponded October 6, 2009

Dear mj103, Thank you for your review dated JUN23, 2009. We would obviously like the opportunity to comment on your review in order to enhance and improve our service to our guests at the resort. We do note your comment about our “army like briefing”....More

Reviewed June 15, 2009

Mataking island suppose to be a very beautiful beach with lots of sea nature to explore. But we were very disappointed with the island resort environment, the service, the snorkeling experiences, and the uncontrollable package price there. We could see rubbish scattered around the beach,...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2009

I've just enjoyed a fantastic trip to Sabah with my brother. Following a climb up Mount Kinnabalu we decided we needed some well earned rest and booked 4 nights at the Reef Dive Resort in Mataking. Having read the reviews about the islands of TAR...More

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Response from Mataking, RESORT MANAGER at The Reef Dive ResortResponded October 6, 2009

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review of The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island. We are pleased that you found certain aspects of our resort pleasurable and to your satisfaction. Regarding the issues of cleanliness on the beach, as we have mentioned to reviewers previously,...More

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The Reef Dive Resort at Mataking Island is an exclusive romantic & diving destination in the Celebes Sea, located just 40 minutes boat ride from Semporna, East Coast of Sabah in Malaysia. It is a promised More island with majestic treasures, natural warmth and friendship for holiday makers, spa lovers, honeymooners and divers alike. Whether it is a retreat for yourself or exciting undersea exploration, you’ll find Mataking the perfect choice.The resort is caressed by the tropical sea breeze. Our executive king chalets, premier deluxe rooms and brand new luxurious beach villas designed in traditional architecture offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation for up to 100 guests in a serene and cozy environment. Enjoy Malaysian and International cuisine with an enticing spread of fresh local seafood or relish the weekend barbecued favorites at our sea facing restaurant. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
49
Also Known As
Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Location
Malaysia > Sabah > Mataking
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
49
Also Known As
Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Hotel Pulau Sipadan
Location
Malaysia > Sabah > Mataking
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Sonya E
November 4, 2017|
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Response from ChrisKurtGabel | Reviewed this property |
The trip was bumpy on the way there and you will be accompanied by soldiers for protection as they had some issues a couple of years ago. We got three dives in easily and it was well worth it. Sipidan has a beach and you... More
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Tricia F
August 8, 2017|
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Response from UndiscoveredWorld | Reviewed this property |
I only used the Wi-Fi that was provided at the resort. Be warned though, it's slow.
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DulcieMillward
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Berry_Ranger | Reviewed this property |
if you have any food restriction, you may inform this upon reservation then make clear with the restaurant staff again on arrival. the chef can prepare one special dish for you then have a look what you could have from the... More
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Room Tips
"The least expensive rooms in this resort are not going to disappoint you. However, it is not sound proof."
tellmewhatisnottaken
Sep. 24, 2018
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"viila is big. quiet"
1179259897
Sep. 3, 2018
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"Beach Chalets were the best, however do not go here - not worth it"
Da_Swiss
Apr. 18, 2018
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"Villa room"
ChrisKurtGabel
Sep. 3, 2017
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