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Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

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Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, Bandar Penawar 81930 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 15 hotels in Bandar Penawar
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Anantara Desaru Coast is a beachfront escape on the golden shores of southern peninsular Malaysia. Part of a world-class integrated development, prime attractions include The Els Club designed by championship golfer Ernie Els and Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark. The resort is modelled on a traditional fishing village, with low-rise kampongs set amidst lush gardens and tranquil lagoons. 108 rooms
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Game room
Golf course
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Water park
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 4 more
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Kevin H wrote a review 5 May
Johor Bahru, Malaysia19 contributions4 helpful votes
An absolutely gem of a resort, so convenient from Johor Bahru. From the moment we stepped into this hotel it felt like we were in heaven. In fact we never felt or needed to leave the resort grounds. The staff were amazing. The pools large enough never to feel crowded and ample space for leisurely strolls between bars, restaurants and the beach. The whole experience topped off with a signature couples massage at the resort spa, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear kevinhR9835SZ Ramadan Kareem Greetings from Anantara Desaru Coast. Thank you very much for your wonderful review and compliments towards the service extended by our team. We are so grateful to hear that you you enjoyed your well deserved staycation and were able to recharge your batteries. A visit to our resort will be the perfect retreat if you look to escape the busy city and working life and enjoy connecting with mother nature. The extensive 17km beach almost feels like you have your own private beach. Whether you chill out on the beach listening to the waves or you choose a comfy lounge chair at one of our two pools and let our colleagues serve you your favourite drinks , we will do our utmost to ensure you the perfect holidays . Our Spa Manager Sheila & her team will be excited knowing your spa treatment has been one of the highlights of your holidays, so thank you for sharing this with us. Since it is a mere 1 hour drive only from Johor Bahru we do hope that you will come and visit us more often. Our team will be glad assisting you with your future arrangements, so do not hesitate to contact us directly when you plan your next visit. Until then please stay safe & healthy. Best regards Christian Gerart General Manager cgerart@anantara.com
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Benjy14 wrote a review Jan 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions6 helpful votes
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Our second visit here since the last in July was reviewed. This time is was four nights stay from 26th to 30th December 2020. From our understanding the resort was fully booked during this period. On arrival the check in process was seamless, quick and the room was ready. Considering they were running at full capacity, the service during check in was smooth and Shivesh who took care of us during the check in was efficient, extremely patient and courteous through out the process. We requested if we could get the same room we stayed the previous time and subsequent to checking with the booking staff he came back and politely explained it was not possible due them being fully booked. To make it up for this, he was very kind to send us a bottle of Prosecco on our last night of stay. We didn’t expect this gesture and it was a very nice touch indeed and well appreciated. It was good to see some of the previous staff Yuliyanty, Mirah and Nisa whom attended to us and indeed made our last stay memorable. All three of these wonderful ladies were superb in their efforts in ensuring that the service at the Infinity bar went on without any issues. We booked for dinner on the first day at the Sea, Fire and Salt. Service was superb and as expected the restaurant staffs were attentive and we didn’t have to wait longer than usual for anything that we ordered from drinks to food. The tomahawk stake was our choice of for the night and it was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Well worth giving this try for sharing and considering the price it is what you would expect to pay at any decent stake joint. Breakfast service was busy but we never had to wait for a table. Well received strict SOP’s were implemented for the buffet service and with two young children we felt comfortable with the social distancing measures despite it being busy. As expected the restaurant staff we ever so attentive and to this we have to single out Thinakaran who made an extra effort to ensure that we were well attended to including the kids. The wheels came off during the dinner service on the third night for us at the Sea Fire Salt restaurant that was quickly compensated for by the resort the next day. Biggest thanks to Yuliyanty for attending to us the next day and going beyond to ensure that everything were well compensated for the following day. Big thanks to Christian the GM for checking in on us every time he came across in the restaurants or by the pool. From what we saw he comes across as the type of GM who leads by example as very often we see him during breakfast service actually serving the guest. He is ever so friendly and can be seen in every part of the resort doing his stuff. On our first morning during breakfast he surprised us with a little gift bag. Thank you so much and well done for building a good team!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Christian Gerart, General Manager at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Responded 7 Jan 2021
Benjy14 Greetings from Anantara Desaru Coast. What an amazing review, WOW. On behalf of our entire team I thank you very much for having given us the opportunity to again welcoming you and your family for a beach holiday . It was a great pleasure having you with us. I am delighted to read your detailed review and seeing that the team went above and beyond to guarantee you all the holidays you needed and have looked for. The team will be pleased that you enjoyed their attentive and genuine caring service . Though they were all busy i am very happy that they took the time to engage with you and made sure you are looked well after. I sincerely apologize that one of your dinner went rather the opposite we aimed for but good to see that their recovery was fast and to the point . Rest assured we will have used this experience to train our colleagues and see how we could prevent similar experiences for your future visits. We really appreciate you being such a loyal Anantara fan and excited that you already made your bookings for later this year . We are looking forward seeing you again for another amazing Anantara experience. We wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year . Best regards Christian Gerart General Manager cgerart@anantara.com
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Haniza wrote a review 1 May
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Excellent Iftar buffet, unassuming and wonderful find. Great variety and fine value tasting menu. Exciting food with high quality presentation, service and inventiveness. Staff friendly, environment awesome. Thanks to Ms Yana & Ms Saw (Anantara Staff) for recommend me to come and join the Iftar buffet with my family. Surprisingly my kids enjoy the Malay foods. 🥰 Will come and visit again 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Hannyza84 Ramadan Kareem Greetings from Anantara Desaru Coast. The team and I thank you very much for having joined us for our Iftar Selera Malaysia buffet . We are excited to read that you and your family had a great time and enjoyed the food but more importantly celebrated this special time with the ones you love the most. I will surely pass your complimenting words to our team especially to Yana & Saw . We are looking forward seeing you next time again when your travel plans bring you to Desaru coast. We invite you to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for you to check out our latest promotions and what is happening in and around the resort. Until then please stay safe & healthy. Best regards Christian Gerart General Manager cgerart@anantara.com
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jasmineau35 wrote a review Apr 2021
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No need to consider! Because is so so nice 👍🏻 and worth! The environment is what you need for holidays. The services that provided is professional and make you feel like VIP and really enjoy the whole stays!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear Jasmineau35 Ramadan Kareem Greetings from Anantara Desaru Coast. We truly appreciate you have taken your valuable time and rewarding us with such an excellent review. It is always a pleasure seeing that the team has gone out of their ways to deliver exceptional service to our guest so they can take fond memories back home. Rest assured I will pass your compliments to each and everyone , it will keep them motivated & inspired to continue to strive for excellence and delight our guests. We are looking forward welcoming you soon back for another amazing Anantara experience. When you plan another visit please let us know so one of our team member could assist you personally with your arrangements. In the meantime please follow us on Instagram and Facebook to check our our latest promotions . Until then please stay safe & healthy Best regards Christian Gerart General Manager cgerart@anantara.com
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KennyYong128 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johor Bahru, Malaysia1 contribution
Sea Fire Salt tasty food on Seafood Platter and Apple Crumble. Turmeric food tasty on Nasi Lemak. Sea View Corner Room reasonable price and very nice view. Friendly Staff Beautiful Environment Romantic Environment
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Dear KennyYong128 Ramadan Kareem Greetings from Anantara Desaru Coast Thank you very much for rewarding us with your excellent review and complimenting feedback. It is always rewarding to know that our guest left happy and took some fond memories back home. Rest assured I will be sharing your feedback with the team, especially our culinary team will be delighted that you enjoyed your dining with us. The Deluxe Seaview Rooms located on the second and third floor have some magnificent views over the resort and the ocean. The spacious balcony offers the perfect spot if you want to relax and observe the world passing by . We hope to have more opportunities seeing you again. When you plan your next staycation please do not hesitate to contact our team directly so they can assist you personally with your arrangements. Until then please stay safe & healthy. Best regards Christian Gerart General Manager cgerart@anantara.com
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PRICE RANGE
US$170 - US$702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaJohorKota Tinggi DistrictBandar Penawar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark (0.4 km), Desaru Beach (3.4 km), and Desaru Coast (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric, Sea Fire Salt, and Prego.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Greek, and Malay.