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“Great hotel, next time a sea-front room”

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Swiss Cottage Tioman
Ranked #1 of 4 Tekek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed here for one week for a diving holiday. Getting to Tioman is a bit of a hassle with the one unorganized ferry, but it is well worth it. We were greeted very friendly at the reception (everyone at the reception speaks excellent english) and the room was already ready. We stayed in the air-conditioned terrace room T5, adjacent to the reception, which had the benefit of the wifi reaching the room (the reception/dining area is generally the only area with wifi). Even though you shouldn't expect internet speeds for more than an Email or Whatsapp text anywhere on the island. The room was simple but nice and clean. The Air-con kept the room at a nice temperature in the evening, night and morning, but of course during the day it still got quite hot in the room (especially after a power outage (usually happened for about half a minute at some point in the afternoon) it took a while until it cooled at all again), but I assume if you're not reading up for your PADI course you anyway won't be in your room during the day. For our next stay we would probably consider a sea front room (chalet), as they have a nice terrace/balcony with a hammock (at least most of them) and there are only 2 sunbeds on the beach (alternatively they also have mats for laying on the beach). The Dive Center in the hotel is also excellent.
They have a restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the food is very good at a fair price (They always just have one menu for breakfast (which is included) and if you wish to order something else it will be charged).
Overall a great hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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SwissCottageTioman, Manager at Swiss Cottage Tioman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Pascal R
Thank you very much for your candid feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are aware that the speed and reach of the internet is a bit of a weak spot which is owing to our island location. However, this makes for a great excuse to enjoy our beachside location, to explore the jungle, and just take a break from it all and relax ;)
We wish you a wonderful time home and hope to welcome you at the cottage again one day!

Best greetings
Swiss Cottage Team

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach with it's own reef, accredited Freediving school, a dive centre next door, paddle boards and other equipment to hire, this place is marine paradise. But it's more than that, the warm welcome by Stella and Richard and the whole team it's no wonder that there are so many return guests. I know I'll be one of them.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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SwissCottageTioman, Manager at Swiss Cottage Tioman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016


Dear Ronan,
cheers for the glowing feedback! It's always a pleasure to know your guests feel comfortable at the place you love and live. It was great to have you here and we look forward to having you back one day.

Kind regards
Swiss Cottage Team

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is our second time staying at the Swiss Cottage, this time at the sea view bungalow.

Room was satisfactory, and our favourite part was to sit at the balcony, day and night, to enjoy the sea breeze, listen to the waves, read and simply chill out. Felt so relaxed!

Was hoping though, that the breakfasts could be improved - perhaps a choice of how eggs can be done, doing our own toast, and maybe a platter of fruits, and some yoghurt.

Will love to be back again soon!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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SwissCottageTioman, Manager at Swiss Cottage Tioman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear CW_6973,
we are happy to read you enjoyed your second time at Swiss Cottage as well! Relaxing on the porch and listening to the waves coming in on the shore is definitely a fantastic way to spend your time.
Thank you, too, for your candid suggestions. While we believe that we offer a high standard, we aim to improve the quality wherever we can.
Looking forward to having you stay with us again!

Warm greetings
Swiss Cottage Tioman

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Well located, well furnished, and well organized, with a rustic-chic feel. Snorkeling right off the beach. Breakfast included. The location (10 minutes' walk from ferry landing) in the village of Tekek is very good--much nicer than places on beaches with only one or more hotels, and gives many choices of restaurants. If you tire of the water, there is a nice walk to the turtle hatchery beach (beautiful), through the golf course at Berjaya. You can go all the way to Paya but at the fork be sure to take the path through the rocks next to the water, not the scary motorcycle path up the hill.

Room Tip: sea view bunglaow fan, which is right on the beach
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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SwissCottageTioman, Manager at Swiss Cottage Tioman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear BeirutMoores,
thanks heaps for your lovely description of our place and the surroundings! It's great to also get feedback on the furnishing :) I'm glad to read you took walks around the village and along the coast. The beach south of Berjaya is truly a gem. We're happy to have had you stay with us and hope to welcome you guys again at Swiss Cottage!

Warm greetings
Swiss Cottage Team

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We've been back to Swiss Cottage 4 times now & we've never before been people to go to the same place more than once. Most people there are travelling around south east Asia and when you ask them about other places they say good things but most say Tioman is better. Swiss Cottage is great, the cabins are fairly simple but they are clean and comfy. The people on reception are friendly and knowledgable. The communal breakfast space gives the place a feel of community where you are able to pick up bits of info or advice from fellow travellers. And the beach is stunning. swim out 2 minutes and you hit the reef. Wow!

Room Tip: beach front
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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SwissCottageTioman, Manager at Swiss Cottage Tioman, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Dear Getsusan,
thanks for your encouraging feedback! It is wonderful to know you feel at home here. Tioman really is a special place and it is a great pleasure for us to see our guests having a good time and coming back. We hope you are enjoying your time wherever you are and would love to see you again in Tioman.

Warm greetings
Swiss Cottage Tioman

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Additional Information about Swiss Cottage Tioman

Address: Lot 888 Kampung Tekek, Tekek, Pulau Tioman 86800, Malaysia (Formerly Samudra Swiss Cottage)
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Rompin District > Pulau Tioman > Tekek
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Tekek
Price Range: RM103 - RM185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Samudra Swiss Cottage Hotel Tekek
Swiss Cottage Tioman Pulau Tioman/Tekek

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