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“Come for the food, stay for the friendship.”
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The 3 km stretch of deserted beach
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The 3 km stretch of deserted beach
The Twin Room
Double Bedroom
Twin bedroom has remote controlled ceiling fan, air conditioning and individual reading lights.
Rooms are equipped with Cable TV & minibar
Spacious bathroom
Hot & cold shower area
The Balcony
The dining area
Your place to relax..
Chalet with new roof
Witness spectacular sunrise
My favourite scene!
View of sea from Summerland grounds
You might even get to see a turtle here!
Biking is a fun & healthy way to exercise!
Great Hornbills are not a rare sight at Summerland..
7 seater MPV car rental
Automatic car for rent
Sandy fun for kids
Snorkeling available half hour by boat
Hot Spring an hour 20 minutes away
Straight from the wok- a local delight
Seafood- fresh & abundant
Deep fried crab with chillies!
Walk amongst rainforest trees by the waterfalls
Aerial view showing distance of beach to your chalet
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

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LindyIrvi...
Kerteh, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Come for the food, stay for the friendship.”
Reviewed 24 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Summerland Retreat can best be described as a small, but modern, 2 bedroom, thatched roof cabana, set in 1.2 acres of lush tropical gardens in Kuala Terengganu, and just steps from the 3km of uninhabited beach, and rolling waves of the South China sea. The cabana can be rented out in its entirety, or like us, you can just rent one of the rooms. Each of the two rooms has a double/twin bed, small sofa, TV, DVD, fridge, kettle, and wet room. It’s approx 40 minutes drive to KT airport, or 7 hours drive from KL. You can get a flight from KL to Kt for £30 and you can be picked up from the airport for a fee.

Your hosts, Oya and Ena are 2 lovely Malaysian ladies who live in a small cottage on the property and who look after your every need. They cook, clean, taxi, and basically look after your every need. If you read the other Summerland reviews on Tripadvisor, you’ll notice that the one thing guests talk about over and over again is the food. When I first arrived, Oya asked us for our likes and dislikes, and opting to be adventurous, we said we would try anything, so dinner each night has been a surprise... of the best kind! On our first evening we were .... with king prawn and pineapple curry, served with basmati rice and fresh vegetables.

My husband had to fly back to Scotland for 10 days on business, so I had Summerland to myself for a whole week, which I’ve spent either reading on the balcony, while listening to the birds singing in the trees, and the waves breaking on the shore or, reading in one of the hammocks in the garden... while listening to the birds singing in the trees, and the waves breaking on the shore.

The beach is not the soft white variety found on the west coast, or some of the many islands around Malaysia, and unfortunately, during monsoon season (November to March), lots of rubbish, especially plastic bottles, tends to get washed up on the beach. Oya and Ena work hard to clean up the debris, and if you feel like helping out, you will be most welcome. When I first arrived, the water was quite murky, but as the monsoon has died down, the water is returning to a lovely greenish-blue colour.

I made a short video of Summerland while I was there, and you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J02yfqmrmbU

My husband and I would highly recommend Summerland, and are already planning our return.

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Liked best: Food and Location
Liked least: Wi-fi was poor at times
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Mar 2013
Thank you for a very honest review Lindy. I would very much like all my potential guests to know what to expect. You have become a good friend of ours and we kinda miss listening to your lovely music coming from the balcony..and your singing too! :)
We look forward to your return, do let us know early so we can prebook some lobsters for you!
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kayleighb...
North Lincolnshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DON'T HESITATE, BOOK IT”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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This is the first time we have ever returned to the same place twice as we mainly like to explore new locations but we were so blown away by the wonderful experience we had at Summerland Retreat 18 months ago we did not hesite about booking again. we felt when we left that we had new friends in Oya and Ena - they are the best hosts you could imagine, nothing is too much trouble and the food, well it is superb, something diiferent every night and so tasty!! The setting is just so tranquil, you just don't want to leave. The beach is right across from the property and is mostly deserted, bliss!

There are two chalets, adjoined, both have en-suites and are extremely comfortable and well done, very modern and clean.

Book at Summerland and you will definitely not be disappointed - unless you crave noise, lots of people and don't like nature.

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Liked best: The location, wonderful hosts and excellent food, not forgetting the tranquility and feeling of peace
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Mar 2013
We feel very blessed to have friends like you. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Bless you. Missing you both already!
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BJP08
London
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 10 January 2013 for a stay in November 2012

We booked The Summerland Retreat for a holiday with the family. We went during monsoon season but were very lucky with the weather.

Oya and Ena were great hosts and catered for our varied dietary requirements. They also helped with organising a couple of great day trips for snorkelling and site seeing in town, thank you!

The beautiful sandy beach (almost at your door step) is quiet and perfect for a relaxing walk or swim. The resort also had bikes which we borrowed to explore the nearby areas.

Location is also great if you plan on visiting one of the nearby islands. A lovely and relaxing stay was had by all.

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Liked best: Great location for islands. Quiet and beautiful beach. Lovely hosts.
Liked least: Our stay was great but if you like to get around yourself and can't walk long distances it may be a bit out of the way. However, bikes are available and hosts are happy to assist with travel.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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David_and...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Honeymoon”
Reviewed 18 November 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We had an amazing time, perfect place for a honeymoon, lots of privacy.

Oya and Ena were really good hosts. They cooked yummy food food for us, catered for our diet e.g. not too spicy halaal food

Thank you Oya and Ena for making our honeymoon a really great experience and the DVD with our photos was a lovely surprise :)

We can't wait to go back again!

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Liked best: The location and proximity to the beach
Liked least: Liked everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2012
Thank you David. We miss you both dearly & glad you liked the DVD. Lots of love from Summerland..
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SunnieY
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Place for a Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 6 November 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed at the Summerland Retreat for three weeks in August and enjoyed every second of the stay. The place is located perfectly close to a quiet sandy beach. The water is amazing for swimming. Oya and Ena are extremely friendly and helpful. They made very nice local dishes and the best fruit juice we ever had. Wildlife is another treat of our stay--we regretted not bringing our binoculars since the first day. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a peaceful holiday.

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Liked best: The beach near by
Liked least: flies
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Nov 2012
Thank you Sunny! We miss you! Big hug for Yi Lin please!
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