My partner and I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur and headed to a small 'sleepy' town called Mersing, on the south-east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. We stayed at Seri Malaysia Hotel, arriving a day before May Day (public holiday). Our first day there was great - very relaxing, tranquil and peaceful - just what we hoped for. We had the pool all to ourselves. Then the nightmare started... a mass exodus of Malaysian holiday-makers arrived at the hotel. The pool turned into a GIANT laundry machine - the notice warning guests not to wear t-shirts, long trousers, scarves etc in the pool was ignored - the management didn't do anything about it. We avoided pool for two days... In addition, the noise level significantly rose - a lot of shouting, yelling, screaming, door-knocking, car stereo blaring etc. It was like staying in a Club 18-30! Worse still, the Mersing Carnival was in full swing right behind the hotel. The hotel was touted as 'the best hotel in Mersing' - well, it's really a nice budget hotel with good service and friendly staff, and not to mention the great location (i.e. near Mersing beach and a nature reserve). The room was OK, maybe in need of a make-over. Breakfast was good, especially the Malaysian breakfast - which was authentic and delicious. The town centre, ferry jetty to Tioman Island and bus station were a mere ten minutes walk away. After the other guests had left, we stayed two more nights, and were glad to be reunited with peace and tranquility. Seri Malaysia Mersing was a great chill-out hideaway... we will definitely return BUT not during public holidays or the Mersing Carnival. I must add that the highlight of staying at Seri Malaysia was when a beautiful Wreathed Hornbill came perching on our balcony!
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