Absurd boat price to move around the island
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel this past week. The hotel staff was very friendly. The bedroom itself is good with comfy bed, pillow, good ac and spacious, but bathroom is small with a tiny tiny sink and no shower area, so you basically shower between the toilet and the sink and leave the whole place wet. Also, there was no sheet only blanket and towels were dark brown (I personally do not like to use hotel towels that are not clear enough to see how clean they are)
Despite the good reviews below, we didn't like the food at the hotel restaurant. We've been few days already in Malaysia and this was the least tasteful food we had. It is eadible, but can't say it's good. However, it is not a major issue because if you walk 50 m to the right, you get to Aima Grill which serves really tasty food!!!!
The hotel is located far from the busy area... There's nothing going on around it at night, just the restaurant I mentioned. So if you want to have a drink, walk around, etc at night, keep in mind you won't get it here. Also, if you want to go to other areas in the island not in a snorkeling tour, be ready for the rip off. The hotel told us a taxi boat to Long Beach was 200 ringgit, absolutely outrageous!!! We were frustated because we were stuck in this part of the island where there's nothing going on and had to pay more money to move around than to sleep... What upset us the most though, was that we asked the tour guy next door how much he would charge us and he said 150 prior to any negotiation. We left thinking the hotel wanted to rip us off with commission instead of helping us to find a discount to improve our experience... Sad....
The hotel is located 15 min walk from Teluk Dalam Beach which is absolutely stunning! One of the most beautiful beaches I've seen! But keep in mind this is almost a desert beach: you'll only see couple of more people around and a tent selling water and coconut and another one renting snorkel. Besides that, there's not much going on, so don't count it as a place you'd like to go everyday of your vacation as you may get bored. but is it more than worth a visit for one day! We saw many turtles just swimming 50-70 meters from the shore... Amazing experience!
Overall, I'd recommend this hotel only in this specific situation:
(A) it is cheaper than other places
(B) you don't mind don't having anything to do at night other than having a meal at the quiet restaurant close to it
(C) you're only staying in Redang for 2 days - 1 to visit Teluk Dalam and 1 to go on a snorkeling tour. Other than that, the amount you save on accommodation you may just have to disburse to get around...
Final advice: do not miss Teluk Dalam on a sunning day (go when sun is high, like noon or so) regardless of where you're staying and how much you have to pay to get there... Stay at the beach, not just look at it from a snorkeling boat. The experience is very different!
Couples - 5 Ogs 2017