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Ipoh, Malaysia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The dive sites around this resort was superb. Even when dive in front of the resort you can find many nice creatures. The dive center staff are friendly and informative. I think this resort really need some maintenance and renovation.

Thank enon89
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a difficult review as I always try to be positive, but we will certainly never return to this resort while it is in this condition. Positives - the choice & variety of dive locations is excellent. The dive center staff are brilliant. Negatives - firstly - no jetty !!! The process to get guests too & from the... More 

Thank TinyTimandBing
Wyndham, Australia
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193 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Well, lets start with the good, because it will be quick. The diving in the area is great. The staff are mostly good, the freelance dive masters (who are not employees of the resort) are very helpful and professional. The food was tasty and better than I expected, although chips and chicken nuggets for breakfast is strange. Also the view... More 

1 Thank TarynW88
Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I booked this resort approximately 13 months in advance for a group of 23 of us. Initially things were looking good with a very communicative and informative booking agent. About 1 month before we travelled the booking agent changed to a lady based in Tawau and the communication went from excellent to appalling. I had to send previously required and... More 

1 Thank Urbanrhino
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Experience based 4 days stay in August 2016. Couple of experienced Asia travelers, between 30 and 40 years old, normally lodging in guesthouse, familiar and fine with cheap and easy accommodations. Non divers, just snorkeling. Pier: destroyed by the sea storm long time ago and never fixed. Dangerous to climb, not protected by handrails. Not recommended for kids. Room: bed... More 

2 Thank Valerio G
Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I Usually refrain from Posting complete slam jobs however the week myself and my group of travelers had experienced I feel it is warranted, while we were sent photos of a lovely resort with warning of speratic wifi we came accepting these facts, the truth be told upon arrival we were told their pier has fallen down the day before... More 

2 Thank leith g
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The diving was great although the dive boats need to be better maintained and made suitable for diving, did I mention the wharf collapsed the day before we got there... bare footed shore walking was a nightmare. We arrived for lunch had a quick introduction to the key people and were promptly advise that they had wifi...but it was broken,... More 

5 Thank WADiverDave
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Located in Pom Pom Island, a peaceful place, beautiful sea, variety of marine life, reef and corral, sea-stars, sea turtle. The resort is a simple and casual guesthouse, basic facilities, but nice people. The resort provide a morning trip to different islands nearby for snorkelling or driving everyday which is fun. The worst are having rubbish and plastic bottle all... More 

Thank Arthur K
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place after my initial plan to mabul/sipadan fell through and it was a pleasant surprise. The staff held my reservation without making a deposit. My emails were promptly answered prior to arrival. A driver came to pick me up from tawau airport and drove to semporna jetty. Payment is settled at their semporna office before you... More 

Thank Nakedcrib
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Took a direct Malaysia Airlines flight to Tawau and 3 of us got a direct pickup from the airport going to Semporna - drive took almost 2 hours due to some major construction, but the boat ride from Semporna to Pom Pom Island took just about 45 mins. It was low season so it was lovely and quiet. Divemasters and... More 

Thank zamar84

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Celebes Beach Resort is a new secluded two stars resort located in the Celebes Sea. The resort is based on Pom Pom Island where the peaceful white sandy beaches seem endless and the waters are a perfect turquoise blue.Whether you are interested in an idyllic beach holiday or experiencing a new quality of diving. Celebes Beach Resort has it all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Celebes Beach Resort

Address: 1 Romantic Beach | Pom Pom Island, Semporna, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sabah > Semporna District > Semporna
Price Range: ₹ 2,181 - ₹ 10,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The longhouse rooms are better than the deluxe rooms because they have ceiling fans - but they are smaller.”
  • Corniche missing - typical of the maintenance of the rooms
  • The cobwebs on the wall of a bedroom
 of 5 bubbles TinyTimandBing, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Urbanrhino, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“stay at a different resort.”
  • toilet door... its missing
  • another of the tiling in the room
  • mold up the wall below the window
  • Unsafe electrical finishing for the hot water systems
  • Shower
  • no tiles around the edge, room not finished
 of 5 bubbles leithg_13, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 7, tiles not cemented to the concrete - very noise at night”
  • Birds eye view
 of 5 bubbles WADiverDave, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Depending on availability, you can get the chalet doubles at longhouse prices”
 of 5 bubbles zamar84, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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