Pangkor Island Beach Resort
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Joergenmaria stayed here on Dec 22, 2010 during their trip titled: Joergenmaria Around the World.
We're back...and with heaps to tell you! Before I start telling you about our trip so far, I just want to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone for making our wedding day such a memorable and unforgetable event. This goes to everyone that made it to Nooitgedacht, everyone who sent us messages and thoughts on the day. We are still talking about …
After a day of laundry in KL we repacked and off we went to Pangkor island on public bus, right at the back of the bus, clinging on to our valuable. We slowly knocked out over the 4 hour journey to Lumut then a ferry crossingover to the island. We had prebooked to stay in Pangkor Island resort - there are only a handful of hotels on the island. The …
Our next stop was Singapore again to start our travellers through the rest of South East Asia. We landed in Singapore after our 5hr flight from Hong Kong. We decided not to stay in Singapore and got a bus straight to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It only cost about a tenner each for the 5 1/2 hr drive. The only downside was the bus driver was a …
... the whole of thee centre of the island is jungle.
Met an interesting guy at his mini mart, Anthony and the source of all knowledge, born on the island served in the British Army then worked fro the Malay Government until retirement and now has his shop and some chalets. Boy can he talk showed me around his property and fed and watered me, trouble is I have to pass him to get to the beach so have to set off early have a chat then go to the beach, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pangkor Island Beach Resort
A Great Getaway
The holiday was a memorable and truly relaxing one. The room was great, the service was very good as well as the food. Would definitely make a second trip.
We (my wife and i) took a 4 days 3 night stay here and what can we say... a great getaway! The white sandy beach, a romantic "south pacific" buffet dinner by the poolside by the beach, and the cool sea breeze and sunset experience were second to none! If you want some privacy while sunbathing at the beach, this resort should be number one in your list.
i have just come back from a 3-night stay at the former pan pacific resort now known as pangkor island beach resort. i understand that there were plenty of teething problems when the management was switched from pan pacific to IGB group. but, i must say during my stay there, there was nothing but sweet memories! the staff were very helpful, prompt and friendly. we did not experience the setbacks the unlucky traveler experienced (please scroll down below to read his complaints a few reviews before this post).
We have just returned from Malaysia having spent 6 night at the Pangkor Island Beach Resort as part of our vacation. Having read the reviews we went with an open mind & came away very happy. We booked an Ocean Wing Room which had plenty of space & was well looked after, the bathroom was very large, balconies are small which was the only drawback. Whilst we were ther the Pacific Terrace Restaurant closed for refurbishment of the kitchens to allow them to have a more extensive menu in futur. The Hornbill Restaurant is mainly the busset both for breakfast & dinner but they do have an a la carte menu. Prices in the restaurants were obviousley higher than outside the resort but UK visitors are very good value for money. Ostrich Steak £5. The staff were always very friendly & extremley helpful. You did need to preorder fish & the waiter even rang our room in the late afternoon to ask which table we would like & he would set a table by the pool for us if we wished. Just one word of caution if you decide on the Jungle Trek it is quite steep & you need shoes with good grips & watch out for leaches.
We stayed at Pangkor Isalnd Beach Resort for 9 days in February 2005. The location of the hotel is the best on Pangkor Island. We stayed at the new Ocean Wing. The rooms were nice. The furniture is rustic. And the room was clean. If you like good pillows then you will be disappointed. The balcony was very small. Just room for two chairs. The room service was ok. They chnaged towels once a day. Somedays they forgot to change towel etc. The food is average and very pricy compared to local restaurants. The beach is quite nice. It is long and they offer a lot of watersports. The sand is not that nice. A bit grey and the water was not that clear. The temperature of the water was nice. They had plenty of sunbeds that is good. The pool had a swimup bar. The major drawback for this hotel is the lack of service. It wasn't just us that complained about this. The buffet dinner or will set you back 55 RM, a beer will set you back 21RM for a bottle. Lunch is 20-25 RM pr person. If you take a cab to Pasir Bogak 18 RM you can have delicious chinese food. Each main course is 5-7 RM and the beer is 12 RM for 0.67l. If you are looking for a place to go on your honeymoon forget this. Instead go to Pangkor Laut. It is more pricey, but is is a totally different experience.On Pangkor Island there were many old people (50-60 years) and on Pangkor Laut you had a lot of honeymooners (30-45). If you want a nice relaxing holiday and doesn't care so much about the service ut is a good place to stay, but if you would like to have luxury go to Pangkor Laut instead
We have just returned from a 10 day stay,not having been before we went with an open mind but took account of reviews posted on the web.
A beautiful unspoilt island
We stayed for 10 nights in January 2005 and found a remote unspoilt island with beautiful soft white sand. This is ideal for a relaxing holiday away from it all with little to do but read and enjoy the wildlife - monkeys in the gounds and even on your balcony if you're lucky. Hornbills come to be fed twice each day (a fantastic sight) and iguana's can be seen on the beach/rocks.
The food was good and very reasonably priced considering that there is little choice of where else to go. The staff were mostly very friendly and helpful and throughout our stay we didn't come across anybody that wanted to sell you anything or rip you off - very unsual these days !
We would certainly go back there.
Room air cond faulty throuhout length of stay despite paying high room rate. No replacement room available. Only provide with fan upon request. Have to sleep thru the night sweaty. Tired instead of relaxing. Not even an apology from the hotel mgt team. All is well and normal. Disappointed! disappointed! Pls. get the room air cond. working otherwise do not offer to customer.
This was my first trip back to the resort since it had changed management and I felt a little disappointed by the attitude of staff. On my visits in the past, staff were always friendly and efficient. I found some of the new staff to be quite rude (which i find is quite rare in Malaysia as the people are truly beautiful!!!)
An Beautiful Retreat
We visited this resort inn 2003 whilst it was undergoing refurbishment. This did not really affect our holiday. We found it a beautiful and relaxing place and were rewarded by seeing the illusive sea otters in the lake one evening. Our room was beautifully clean with a stunning view out to sea. We ate out most evenings - there are a number of small restaurants nearby and the waiters will recommend them. We particularly liked No1 which specialised in fish.