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One&Only Desaru Coast

Persiaran Damai, Bandar Penawar 81930 Malaysia
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#6 of 14 hotels in Bandar Penawar
Unearth our breathtaking collection of luxury suites, a crowning villa, and One&Only Private Homes, all inspired by the beauty and traditions of Malaysia's enchanting southeast. Showcasing fresh exotic delicacies with flair and flavour; cultivating wellness with new and ancient local wisdoms; curating adventures through unspoilt nature and warm tropical waters; One&Only Desaru Coast will illuminate secrets of the east like never before.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Game room
Golf course
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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spotkav wrote a review 5 May
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia103 contributions83 helpful votes
Travelled for the first time during the pandemic with our 1 year old baby and the team provided exceptional service in ALL areas. Ruth (reservations) was extremely responsive and assisted us prior & during our stay to ensure everything was seamless. Sean Goh truly made our stay a memorable one and we would not have left One & Only with such a positive experience if it were not for him. He assisted us constantly with our various requests and most notably anticipated our needs ahead as well as taking note of all our preferences and providing them to ensure we had the best experience in every possible area. The F&B team (Vijay, Annilan & Sarah) were excellent in catering to all our meal requirements for our baby which was our primary concern for our stay as it was our first time travelling with our baby. Chef David, Chef Kelvin & Chef Mika were fantastic in assisting us with our customised dinner party menus and serving up great food at Ambara & Ember Beach Club. Rowena in housekeeping also did a great job in catering to all our requests as we were extremely particular with hygiene/sanitisation SOPs which she ensured was adhered to specific to our requirements. The Kids Club is also a great service for kids as it caters to all ages and provides quality industry safety certified toy brands. The team was excellent in ensuring the facility was thoroughly sanitised prior to us entering. Lynn & Sue in Chenot spa also had very good massage technique (comparable to Canyon Ranch) and more importantly during this time, practiced good sanitisation SOPs. Truly exceptional in ALL areas! Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: April 2021
SB* wrote a review Apr 2021
Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia1 contribution
The One and Only Desaru Coast has been the best holiday we have ever had. The Hotel facilities are outstanding and the service is incredible. Jerome and Nazim have left no stone unturned in the way they have designed and manage the hotel, the attention to detail is truly exceptional. The villas are very spacious (even for a family of 4), with two separate seating areas and the plunge pool, you can truly spread out and relax. The One and Only oozes exclusivity, you feel like you have the entire resort to yourselves. The food is out-of-this-world, Jenzen is a superb restaurant manager, who makes you feel completely at home and was very attentive to our needs. The food is outstanding, it would surpass any Michelin starred restaurants. There was lots of variety and options catering for all. As we travelled with young children, we used in-room dining, which was exquisite and perfect for us to be able to enjoy our meal and drinks by our pool, once the children had gone to bed. The hotel facilities are second to none, both of the beaches are prestine with superb water quality and plenty of activities available (we really enjoyed our Kayak experience out in the ocean). Club One and the gym's facilities were also excellent and very well managed by Danziel, who goes above and beyond for every guest and ensures everyone gets the most out of the experience. I brought my road bike with me for exploring the local roads (which are very quiet and excellent for training on - well worth it), the front of house staff looked after my bike cleaning it after every ride and brought it to the reception anytime I needed it. The children's club was very well designed, with indoor and outdoor recreational and learning areas that many schools would be envious of. Raveena and Melenie are amazing with the children, our kids felt so at ease, they didn't want to leave. The staff literally cannot do enough for you, they know you on first name terms (before you've even arrived) and will ensure that you are looked after 24/7 throughout your stay. We cannot wait to go back and are already planning our next stay, my advice is to travel soon, once international borders reopen people will travel to this hotel from far and wide.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Rooms on the grass are stunning and ideal for families
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Response from Jerome Colson, General Manager at One&Only Desaru Coast
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear TravellerReturns, We are thrilled to hear that you had a mesmerizing experience and thank you for writing such a lovely review. From your suite’s amenities to the dining experiences to our beach, ClubOne and KidsOnly activities, it sounds like you and your family were able to enjoy all that our tropical sanctuary has to offer during your stay. The dedicated team at One&Only Desaru Coast always strives to deliver the most exceptional of experiences for every guest and I am glad to see that you took back fond memories. Once again, thank you for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your family for another five-star stay in the near future. Best Regards, Jerome Colson General Manager
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YSLK wrote a review Apr 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions4 helpful votes
One & Only Desaru led by GM Jerome Calson sets the highest standards in Malaysian hospitality. His team mainly Jenzen , Ruth, Taimur & Wan provide the warmest and most sincere service. Unrivaled by no other hotel in Malaysia. One & only is an ideal holiday destination for families looking to relax in their own sanctuary and enjoy the extensive activities provided by the hotel. Thank you One & Only!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jerome Colson, General Manager at One&Only Desaru Coast
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear YSLK, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! It is such a delight to see that you experienced the perfect vacation at our little slice of paradise. I am glad to see that you took back fond memories and I will surely be passing on your appreciation to my dedicated colleagues who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional experiences. We appreciate your words of praise and look forward to having the pleasure of hosting you again soon. Best Regards, Jerome Colson General Manager
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RC8010 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johor Bahru, Malaysia1 contribution
We had our family getaway at O&O in early March and we came back again the 2nd time within the same week for our wedding anniversary. Had such a wonderful time and good rest. The resort provides such a serene environment ideal for a getaway and is only 50 minutes drive from Johor Bahru. My wife and I like the resort very much as is nestled within nature and has a great view of the South China Sea not forgetting its exclusive privacy. The sunrise is breathtaking and we can’t get enough of the wagyu steak. The staff were exceptional in both of our trips there with special mention to 1. Jenzen the Ambara Manager for his genuine hospitality and recommendation of good food. He never fails to make sure we enjoy each of our dining experience. 2. Mr. Wan the in-house naturalist who helped me rekindled my interest in birding and went out of the way to surprise me with a book on the birds of Southeast Asia from his collection. That was very touching and we spent some quality talking about nature and the environment on his off day. Such passion is truly hard to come by. 3. Mr. Nizam the Resort Manager was very thoughtful as he blessed us with champagne for our anniversary lunch. He came to check on us a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. It was really an unforgettable time in O&O and the reason for us wanting to come back is not only because of the breathtaking place, the good food but most importantly the amazing team with genuine hospitality. Well done and hope to see you all soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jerome Colson, General Manager at One&Only Desaru Coast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear royss158, We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us this beautiful recommendation and it is lovely to hear that your wedding anniversary getaway was all you hoped for and more. Thank you for your generous appreciation over the resort’s atmosphere, dining experiences and the genuine hospitality and attentive service of our devoted team members. We shall ensure your kind recognition is shared with them. We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones again for many more magical memories to come. Best Regards, Jerome Colson General Manager
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Kenny L wrote a review Dec 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia40 contributions
The One & Only Desaru is an amazing place. Great for the family, nice big spaces for social distancing, peaceful. The staff from the reception, wait staff, butlers, and even the guys running the activities are friendly, polite and always wanting to do more for you. One thing that I wondered about was the clearness of the ocean water by the beach. To my surprise it is really clear when the water is calm. There’s lots of fishes in the tide pools around the beach too. And if you do make your way there, order their French fries, it’s super crispy. We ate that every day. Plus they make great cocktails too. Kudos to the GM and entire team there.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jerome Colson, General Manager at One&Only Desaru Coast
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear 886kennyl, We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us this beautiful recommendation. It is an absolute pleasure knowing that you have enjoyed every moment of your visit. I will surely be passing on your appreciation to my dedicated colleagues who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional experiences. We would be thrilled to welcome you back for another five-star stay in the future. Best Regards, Jerome Colson General Manager
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US$847 - US$988 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaJohorKota Tinggi DistrictBandar Penawar
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Frequently Asked Questions about One&Only Desaru Coast
Which popular attractions are close to One&Only Desaru Coast?
Nearby attractions include Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark (1.7 km), Desaru Beach (4.6 km), and Desaru Coast (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at One&Only Desaru Coast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at One&Only Desaru Coast?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at One&Only Desaru Coast?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at One&Only Desaru Coast?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to One&Only Desaru Coast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turmeric, Sea Fire Salt, and Prego.
Are there opportunities to exercise at One&Only Desaru Coast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does One&Only Desaru Coast offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does One&Only Desaru Coast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.