Went here for a solo trip last week. I stayed for 5 nights at the Sea View Chalet and moved to a Garden Twin Chalet for one night. Overall, I think the place needs a lot of overhaul, the chalets seems a bit old and some fixtures in the rooms (at least the ones I stayed at) are not working properly. The TL;DR of my review: For the Sew View Chalet: Pros: - If you're lucky that the previous group/person staying in your room has checked out early, they can check you in as early as 12 noon - Room is spacious, can probably accommodate maybe 3 people max. Cons: - It's not really a "Sea View" coz the chalets are blocked by the rest chairs in front. - It's near the restaurant, and if you're unlucky and there are noisy travelers who play loud music, you would hear it immediately, and there are a lot of foot traffic from incoming travelers - Not much sunlight due to the trees surrounding it, so it would be hard to dry your clothes when you hang it outside. For the Garden Twin Chalet: Pros: - It's located at the back so you won't have to be bothered with sound coming in from the front of the resort - Some chalets are not totally blocked by trees so you would get some sunlight to dry your clothes. - If you're lucky that the previous group/person staying in your room has checked out early, they can check you in as early as 12 noon Cons: - It's a bit small despite being a twin room. Not much leg room. - It's beside two other Chalets, so you would have to deal with sounds coming in from your neighbor For the restaurant Pros: - Friendly staff - Good food - Food voucher is cheaper Cons: - it gets busy during dinner time 7-9pm. Make sure you come early. - Even though staff are friendly, some tend to lose their friendly demeanor during busy hours, because of the sheer amount of customers within the restaurant and they only have limited number of staff handling the orders - Food voucher has limited selection than ala carte - most chicken dishes are usually only wing part (except probably the chicken rice) For the resort Pros: - Staff are friendly and accommodating, especially the ones at the reception, they helped with all of my inquiries - The jetty is just in front of the resort, so it's easy to move your luggage and not have to worry about walking too far - They have their own facility for the PADI course and also a reception for boat trips and snorkeling activities and they are very helpful in getting you a water taxi you need (even for me as a solo traveler) Cons: - Some staff tend to be friendly at certain guests only - There's really not much of beach in front of the resort. You'd be better off going to the nearby Perhentian Island Resort in the north, or hike down to the Tuna Bay Island resort if you want to have a beach with a view where you can also snorkel - Even though there is a jetty, the jetty is so flimsy that it's only a makeshift type unlike those in the nearby Perhentian Island Resort Jetty. For a place that garners a lot of foot traffic from those going in and out of the island, the jetty is really sub par - No laundry, you have to go to the nearby resort to get your laundry done for RM10 per kilo For the full review: I arrived last Aug 27 around lunch time. Jetty was a bit daunting coz it is a makeshift one made from wood panels hammered on empty plastic drums to keep it afloat. During busy hours (i.e., during checkin/checkout and snorkeling schedules), particularly during lunch, where the travelers from the mainland will arrive to check in, there will be a lot of people coming in, and if you're not good with balancing, you might fall off the jetty coz there is no hand rails to hold on to. Check in was smooth, I was lucky that the room was already clean when I arrived, so I was able to check in around 1pm. Staff are very nice and helpful with any of my inquiries. They even gave me a pen for free when I was looking for one as my own pen already had no ink. I insisted on paying, but they still gave it for free. Some of the attending staff aren't too friendly though, or at least they are only friendly to certain guests. Not sure if they don't know how to handle solo travelers, or they just plainly didn't want to interact with me. For the room, I booked the Sea View Chalet, which I assumed was literally in front of the sea. Unfortunately, the resort doesn't have a "beach" and the front part of the chalet is blocked by rest chairs so there's not much "sea" to view. Room is clean and spacious. Room amenities are simple. Air con auto shuts off after 5 hours in the morning (if I am not mistaken). Door knob is a bit busted though, it was hard to remove the keys once you open the room. Light fixture in the room also went out at some point during my stay. Downside is that it is near the restaurant and you will get the noise coming in from that area. At one point, there were some group of kids who were having drinks and playing loud music until 11pm and you can definitely hear them from the room. I also moved to a Garden Twin Chalet when I decided to extend for one night but Sea View room was unavailable. It's smaller than the Sea View Chalet, a bit smaller, despite being a twin bedroom. While you're spared with the noise from the restaurant, you are beside two more chalets so your problem will be the noise from your neighbors. Fan in the room was a bit busted, the oscillation was not working. My issue with the rooms, or with their chalets in general, is that most of them look outdated and worn out. Wood floors are creaking as if it weren't maintained for a long time. If you look at the chalets from the nearby Coral View and Perhentian Island Resort, they are well maintained. I understand that we just got out of two years of lockdown, but I hope them having so many guests now would at least help them do some overhaul of their spaces. Otherwise, they will really lose to their nearby competitions. And to be honest, seeing the neighbouring resorts kinda made me regret not booking to the other resorts. I think the only redeeming factor is the fact that they have their own jetty which can be very very helpful in moving in and out of the island, despite the sad status of the jetty. As for the restaurant, they serve a good selection in their menu. If you get the food vouchers when you book via their website, it is much cheaper as it comes in a set (sometimes with soup, extra drinks or dessert), compared to when you order it ala carte. The downside of the set menu is that selection is very limited. The vouchers are basically for those who avail their packages. Restaurant can get really really busy during dinner time, as sometimes people from the nearby resorts eat there too. If you can, try to go early around 7pm (BBQ starts at 7pm) or late, around 9-9:30pm (closing time is at 10pm). Restaurant staff are really nice, however, you can tell they lose their demeanor during busy hours because of the shear amount of customers in the restaurant. They are probably only around 6-8 servers, serving around 100 people. Can't blame them if the orders get delayed. You can eat at the nearby Belinda Cafe if this restaurant becomes too busy. Reception for the snorkeling/water taxi/water activities area are also very helpful with your inquiries on snorkeling or any water activities you desire, and also help to get you a water taxi if you plan to travel to other parts of the islands. Over all, I think the resort is good, if there's something that would make me convince people to choose this resort is the fact that they have their own jetty nearby as it is very convenient. However, if we're talking about the quality of the resort and the amenities, they really have to do a major overhaul in order for them to compete with the likes of PIR and Tuna Bay that have a great beach front. Sure, their rooms are cheaper, but even at the price that they offer, the rooms need a lot of work before travelers can say it's worth the price.…
The room and the structure are quite basic. There a small and poor beach in front of resort. We receved a poor service and assistance during our holiday in the structure The hall is quite confortable and the restaurant offer a good food and BBQ
We stayed with the family in two deluxe rooms. There was not any luxury. A worst bed, dirty. No service and complains didn’t help. Refund was not negotiable and complaining didn’t help to Solve the problem.. to expensive for such a bad room..the transport to the island 140 and 140 for the taxi is overpriced.
Room simple but cosy. I like the hammocks by the sea side, lying there early in the morning before the sun rise proved to be a most wonderful experience. Restaurent staff Cik Za was especially friendly and helpful. The beach behind the hill at the back about 15 minutes walk away is a ready spot for snockelling. Plenty of corel fish were around, clowded at a place especially if someone feed them with bread. A quite a big turtle, most likely injured and unable to migrate yearly, is staying there year through and become a tourist extraction. It emerge from the water surface occasionally and brings around cheers of joy and excitement to the spectators.
The Staff at The Barat is fantastic. Always smiling staff, and always ready to help you. We joined several snorkelling tours, which were very nice. The food at the restaurant was good, and the prices where reasonable. The room we stayed in was simple but clean. The PIR beach is nearby, and is a more beautiful beach, than the one in front of The Barat. It takes about 8 minutes to walk to PIR beach. We stayed at the resort for 7 days, and the only thing that we can think of could be improved is, Please keep your water, cokes etc cold!! Not just semi cold😉. I think it’s because they are turning off the fridge at nighttime🤷. Compared to the price, this is a very nice place to stay. Don’t expect a 4 star hotel, but the Service is 5 star! Without doubt.
We were sent to The Barat's Jetty directly from the mainland's ferry boat which we board at Kuala Besut. The journey took about 40 minutes. We have to carry our bags and belongings from the pier to the reception which entail a walk on the floating jetty , a distance of about 40 m. Check-in at Barat was a breeze, the staff were friendly and know what they are doing. Within minutes we were given our room keys and the reception were able to answer our questions: check-out time , breakfast and meals, last order for meals, snorkeling trip, other services, etc etc. We took the 2 bedroom chalet and the children were in the 4 bunk bed dorm. Our room was well appointed with fan and air con which were working well. There was also a mini fridge, kettle for boiling water and complimentary 2 bottles of drinking water, toiletries in the bathroom, shelves for keeping things as well dressing table and hair dryer, lots of hangers. The bed were of good quality as so were the bed sheets and blankets. Outside were drying lines and easy chairs and a small table. Our only complain was the water pressure for the shower was low to almost a trickle at times though the water heater was working fine. Barat restaurant fares are good, a good selection breakfast both local and western foods. As for dinner they have a good selection of tasty foods though the service took sometime, we guess due to the crowds but the servers were helpful and attentive. A good place for dinner with the setting sun to keep you company. The restaurant eating place is ample and even runs out to the 'outdoor' where they have 3 long dining table able to accommodate at least 10 people and a few tables facing the sea side. Other than the rooms and the restaurant The Barat also offers ample lounging place with hammock and reclining beach chairs in their compound. Other services offered at The Barat are diving ( which we did not try) and also snorkeling, kayaking, island tours by boat, among others ( all by a third party located just by end of The Barat's jetty. Though the resort do not have swim able beach front, you can have a walk up to the turtle beach towards the Perhantian Besar Jetty Terminal. Nice beach to chill out and pretty deserted most of the times. BTW if you require emergency snacks and water there is a small convenient shop just by the kiosk where you hire the kayaks. Should you decide to try other place on the island for foods there a a few around, you just need to walk literally up and down the beach. As for other activities, you can hire the kayak at RM 30 per hour or RM 40 for 3 hours and paddle to your heart content around the island stopping at the beaches dotting the shore or sign up for snorkeling trip to see the the turtle, sharks, coral garden as well as the waterfall. Another great plus for The Barat, we check out at 11 am ( after requesting for an extension), and the resort allow us to keep our bags in their store room, allowed us to use their bath towel as well as their shower before we finally board our ferry at 4 pm. It is a great convenience and service .…
If you are planning pay/book for the seafront chalet, do get rooms 101-104. Room 105 & 106 although marked as seafront in their system is actually blocked by their restaurant (see photo). Other than that, had a fairly good stay. Excellent housekeeping, reception n restaurant staff. Room condition is fair, water pressure at toilet in room 105 is slow.
I would like to highlight that during our dine in at the Barat we did actually come across a very rude waitress. The way she communicate regards on whether we have voucher or orders is very impolite as if we owe her something and the experience with her service just make us felt uneasy. However, we would like to acknowledge the overall service which provide by others staffs in the Barat are pretty good, polite, well-manner, and friendly. Especially King the waiter who work in the restaurant he know how to response to problem, satisfy customer and ensure customer enjoy their meal there. He service is effective and efficient, we are pretty satisfy with his service. We will give him 5 for the rating. Room To prevent the hassle of moving we did not request for the change. I think I would like to raise these so the property can look into the issues and make improvement. -The toilet ceiling was having water leaking -Door was having issues to lock Overall the stay is pretty good.…
Overall i'm impress with The Barat Perhentian Resort,excellent service, clean room,good food. My family really enjoyed their time there,definitely will come back to Perhentian Island again. Maybe the management can consider to add exhaust fan in the toilet, so we can hang & dried our swimming gear privately
First check in to the room with the door can’t lock. The maintenance guy reluctant to help us change the room and ask us to wait he will fix the door lock. I can’t wait cause I felt it is not safe for 2 girls staying in a room with the door can’t lock. Approached reception and request to change room. Finally after went through all the trouble manage to changed room. If you have a neighbor staying with all the youngster you can’t sleep till midnight. The room does not have sound proof. Anything you said can be heard. The room was not well maintained. The food others than seafood no vegetable. The lunch & dinner not much choice. I rather pay more to stay at Tuna Bay compare to this resort. Not recommended to stay at this resort.