The hotel was recommended by a friend and we just wonder thru what kind of glasses he looked! Room 159, a “family room” with view over the pool highly recommended by the front desk staff, so we took it. Price RM180 but we got a “discount” of RM40. The price included breakfast for two. You know the irritating feeling you sometimes get, a feeling you don’t want to ignore…?! Well I had that feeling and it turned out to be the right feeling! Front door knob was so rickety that it almost fell off. When door finally gave way and we entered a “basic hotel room”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a basic hotel, however there is absolutely no excuse for being filthy, totally uncared for and way past it sell-by=date.! Aircon worked fine , positioned straight in front of the single bed and throwing out below zero temperature air, aircon was noisy too. Beds seemed ok and the cover clean. Floor was tiled an as we put our overnight bags down we saw it. To start with a very sorry excuse for a cupboard with 3 very depressed hangers. No cupboard door and you did not have to look hard to see that the cupboard had actually rotted away! The same fate had the bathroom door! The bathroom wash-basin-tap only gave the tiniest trickle of water and that water was warm. The toilet had a good seat but proper flushing was something which happened a long long time ago! The view got desperately depressing by merely sitting on the toilet, gruesome filthy tiles! If that was not enough a bit higher up the bathroom wall were electric wires open in a socked! Water and electricity don’t mix..! Dinner was a difficult affair. Two young ladies had positioned themselves in a wicker chair 3 tables away from us and if you tried to get their attention they would shout “…what you want?!” We got our dinner, we ate a bit and we went hungry to bed, repulsion and realisation set in! The large pool looked inviting, we did go in which turned out to be a fatal mistake. We had noticed masses of sand and the staff had told us that they had not had many guests…we are not wondering why! Four local 18 year old guys had a bone to pick with the owner of the Seaview Hotel and to antagonise him and the staff they jumped in the hotel pool, on a daily basis, fully clothed. Fully clothed meaning shoes and the rest! The Manager did come to us to apologize however we wondered why the hotel owner did not put a proper gate in front of his property. All night until the early hours of the morning locals would rev their motorcycles around the pool and race in/out of the premises. Breakfast was simple and again there is nothing wrong with that. The only highlight was the feeding of 5 hornbills who come every day. Later we heard that other hotels have the same attraction. If only we had known! We returned prematurely home where we needed to see a doctor who diagnosed a beginning infection…from swimming in dirty he said! What you see on their website and what you read in their brochure is certainly not what you get! 3 email addresses don't function, no we did not try their fax. We think we'll give Seaview Hotel Pangkor a miss!
- Also Known As:
- Sea View Hotel And Holiday Resort
- Sea View Hotel & Holiday Pangkor
- Sea View Hotel & Holiday Resort Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor