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Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Pulau Tioman
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“Great stay, even the activities were relaxing...”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

As New Yorkers who used to escape the city for the mountains on weekends, we figured that, living in Singapore, we should try a weekend getaway in Pulau Tioman, which we are now affectionately referring to as "The Catskills of Singapore." Berjaya seems to be the Mohonk of Tioman...yes, it had it's heyday twenty some odd years ago and yes, the rooms are a bit frayed on the edges, but it's still an unbeatable experience to explore a truly beautiful Island. And who wants to spend time in the room when you have jungle treks, spa treatments, snorkeling, diving, poolside sunning, swimming in the South China Sea, etc. all to pack in in one weekend? (That said, despite some of the reviews to the contrary, there wasn't a single time that we didn't appreciate the cool comfort of the room and collapse on the bed in the wonderful air-conditioning after hours of play in the heat.)

The grounds are lovely, the amenities top notch and the staff friendly and helpful. We loved the morning jungle trek and the snorkeling - which is an easy five-minute boat ride from the shore - is some of the best I've done. The spa services are a bit pricier than you see elsewhere in SE Asia, but still worth it. A relaxing and delightful experience all around. We'll be back and will recommend to others - including those with kids.

Room Tip: Had a cute deck w/chairs, but would have loved a room that overlooked the water.
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The bus waiting at Tekek airport was a welcome sight after a rickety flight, and this regular bus service proved a useful convenience for the days following when we ventured out of the resort.
Our reception was warm (in both senses of the word) and welcome (although a little chaotic and disorganised), until, that was, we were presented with a disclaimer (to sign) waiving the resorts responsibility to accidents and loss of all kinds. Whilst this is (and was) typical practice prior to undertaking any activities at the resort, it seemed excessive and dismissive of the resort to present such a legal document at check-in. We paid up front, so we had little choice in the matter – so I suggest you consider if you are happy waiving your rights to potential negligence before booking here!
The resort is over 20 years old. And whilst every effort is made to keep the resort clean and tidy, the age definitely shows, in particular with the ‘superior room’ we stayed in. I would go as far as to say that it was not commensurate with the asking price. However, the resort is the largest one in Tioman and is quite a bit cheaper that than the higher ranking resorts on this island (which were fully booked).
The views were lovely and the resort was surprisingly quiet for its size, attracting quite a few families and large groups.
The staff were friendly and helpful, making our staying interesting and comfortable. I would like to thank Din and Salem specifically for their assistance during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the water activities and the jungle trek (but watch out for mosquitoes (and apparently dangerous snakes!)).
The main dining area is large and we likened it to a tropical ‘canteen’. Whilst al a carte is available, it is clear that the main dining area is better suited to buffet service (both food quality and service). Whilst all was edible, nothing was spectacular. The coriander seeds restaurant on the other hand was a delectable experience. In fact, this was a major highlight during our stay. Food (in particular BBQ seafood) is also readily available outside the resort as well and I would encourage visitors to venture out and sample the real Malaysia.
I would also encourage a visit to Juara on the other side of the island which IMO is a better and quieter place to stay.
Whilst the cost of activities and food at the resort was not what I considered expensive, the prices were higher than the local prices. So, you can subsist without leaving the resort and not break the bank or freely travel (with the free bus service) into town for cheaper alternatives.
I would recommend this resort for family and group holidays, but if you want something more private and special (and can afford it) I would consider the higher ranking (smaller but more expensive) resorts on the island. If you are a backpacker I would suggest Cheers in Tekek or the huts in Juara which are cheaper.

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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Rooms a little tired but clean. Staff are polite and keen to please. Pool great for kids with crazy slides. Beach is clean and private. If you're tired of hotel food, there are local restaurants outside the resort accessible by foot but also serviced by overpriced local taxis. Will return to Tioman!

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

+ incredible island
+ incredible beach
+ we had a standard, but sea view room, it was unforgetable experience
+ infrastructure, fitness, boat tours etc...
+ nature (forest, watrefalls and sea)
+ shuttle to town

- restaurant(s) in the hotel are expensive, and food is not great (we tried 3 of them, food was ok, like 5/10, but for that price you can hope to have something better quality)
- a bit far from Tekek village (15 min walk under heat)
- expensive internet, bike rent and other rents (compared to village)

Room Tip: ask room 507, 508 or 509!
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Stayed at the berayja in February and loved it so much that we extended our stay just to savour he excellent ffod and enjoy the service from the lovely staff at the resort

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia

Property: Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia
Address: Pulau Tioman 86807, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Pulau Tioman
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pulau Tioman
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,330 - ₹ 8,207
Hotel Class:4 star — Berjaya Tioman Resort - Malaysia 4*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tioman is an island befitting the stars. Whether you seek relaxation or adrenaline, we’ve got you covered. With miles of secluded palm-fringed beaches, clear turquoise waters, abundant marine life, misty mountains and lush greenery, savour each moment as you indulge in one of the world’s most beautiful islands where ‘Bali Hai’ was filmed in the Hollywood classic ‘South Pacific’, in addition to the recent Hong Kong TV Series ‘The Ultimate Goal’. ... more   less 
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