New Cocohut & Cozy Chalets
Average rate: $31 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia
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New Cocohut & Cozy Chalets Pulau Perhentian Reviews
basic, old and poorly maintained but it doable Feb 08, 2015
It's a very basic, old accommodation that is poorly maintained with no service. You will need to bring your own beach towels as they are not provided. Only received 1 bath towel per person for a 6 night stay. housekeeping only upon request but don't expect a lot from the service. The room featured a TV that didn't work and an old mini fridge that was rusty and smelly and barely kept things cool. Furniture was old and insufficient. The bathroom was very small with shower right next to the toilet so everything got wet. We paid extra for an ocean view room but the view wasn't worth the extra money. The restaurant served decent food but I thought it was overpriced. Then again, you're on a small island with only a handful of other restaurants so yes they will charge more because they can. The beach right in front of Cocohut is un-swimmable due to rocks and corals and low tide. You will need to go a bit further in front of the Tuna Bay resort or further up if you want to swim. We used the beach chairs in front of Tuna Bay and no one kicked us out.
Although I was not seeking luxury I think this place needs some serious upgrades and better maintenance. The furnishings in the chalet are very old and beat up. The surrounding grounds were not kept clean and you could see garbage thrown around. Some staff were very nice and helpful, but I encountered a couple of staff who were very unfriendly. Also, if you pay with a credit card they will charge you 2-4% fee so bring enough cash. Breakfast was included but it was below average in my opinion.
Overall, a very basic accommodation with an old and beat up furniture, and below average service. However, there aren't many accommodations on this island to choose from and some are even more basic than Cocohut so you need to adjust your expectations. In light of that, I rate it 3 stars though I'd give it 1 or 2 if it was someplace else. I'd recommend paying a little bit more and stay at Tuna Bay.
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New Cocohut & Cozy Chalets Overview
The New Cocohut & Cozy Chalets is located in the centre of the town.