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“No Joke” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Desaru Holiday Chalet

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Desaru Holiday Chalet
Ranked #4 of 10 Kota Tinggi B&B and Inns
Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“No Joke”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

It's no joke, what the others have said; It's a terrible place. It's a tourist trap. Once you get there, you really have no other choice, since it's in the middle of no where.

I went for the Family Chalet, we changed from 1 chalet to another, and finally, the staff had to admit, that it wouldn't make a difference because they are all the same. Unless of course, we go for the expensive renovated Chalet.

That's basically the same lousy place, with the rotten boards replaced with concrete walls and added a few basic luxuries you get in any hotel today. Seriously overpriced.

The as it is, version, does not give you what it promises. I either take the one with the fridge door that swings open, or the one whose doors close but doesn't cool.

Some windows were broken, and the the toilet window of the chalet I chose had no glass sheets at all, so the monkeys can look directly at you as you shower.

Well, the chalets were old and under kept, so you can imagine they each will have their own sets of missing this and faulty thats.

Beware the groups of monkeys and wild dogs that roam the area scavenging. They mostly stay away from humans, but the monkeys will climb all over your roof, and start hissing at you when you encounter them.

During monsoon season, the waves are vicious, so do not expect to go for a swim. The day I check in, a few people got pulled out to sea, while playing along the shore lines.

if you don't mind backpackers stay, then it's quite spacious, comes with air conditioning, and private garage. but bare in mind you won't feel safe living there alone.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

Can only confirm what other wrote. We had no booking so we checked for hotels as we liked the beach in Desaru. We also happen to look at the Holiday Chalets and it was worse than anything we saw before called accomondation. The bed was covered with red mould and stains everywhere. The kitchen was completeltywrecked and looked like eaten by termites. They wanted to charge RM 200 for this mess. We left speechless...

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

We were very dissapointed with this place. We went to see it after hearing about the RM120 per night stay. The chalet they took us to was run down. It looked like the set of a horror moview. Holes in the roof, rusty fridge, cracked bathroom tiles, very dirty, no hot water, no tv and nightmarish. They took us to another one of their "upgraded renovated" rooms charged at RM300. It was decent but very expensive. In the end we went to another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Desaru Holiday Chalet

Property: Desaru Holiday Chalet
Address: Lorong Saujana Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi 81900, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Johor > Kota Tinggi District > Kota Tinggi
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Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Tinggi
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Desaru Holiday Chalet Hotel Kota Tinggi
Desaru Holiday Chalet Kota Tinggi, Malaysia - Johor

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