Must-see hotels in Pahang & Tioman Island

  • Mukut Coral Chalets

    Pulau Tioman

    This place has eight village-style chalets (all with air-con and hot water, some with TV), set in a marvellous location not far from Mukut's jetty. There…

  • Xcape Resort

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This resort has comfortable enough but simple chalets and good value four- to eight-person air-con dorms on a large 1.6-hectare plot in Kuala Tahan. Wi-fi…

  • Bersatu Nipah Chalets

    Pulau Tioman

    This clean beachfront longhouse has great service (from the amiable Jalil and Amy) and an excellent riverside restaurant with dishes such as freshly…

  • Sakura Castle Inn

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This is one of the better inexpensive places to stay, offering clean, comfortable rooms all with TVs, hot water and air con. The cheapest rooms don't have…

  • Classic Hotel

    Kuantan

    Rooms are spacious and clean, with large bathrooms and all the mod cons. Ask for a river view. The central location, ample Malay-style breakfasts and…

  • Town Inn Hotel

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    The bright clean rooms with pink bedspreads and flat-screen TVs are a big step up from the backpacker-oriented places – they're clean and well maintained,…

  • Villa De Fedelia

    Cherating

    These 12 chalets have doors that open right onto the beach, pitched ceilings and clean lines.

  • Mandurah Hotel

    Kuantan

    This modern tower hotel has rather unexciting rooms, but the location on Beserah Beach is lovely and staff are helpful and keen. It's also a good…

  • Cheers Chalet & Souvenir

    Pulau Tioman

    If you don't mind skipping beach views, this is a fine budget option, with some of the cheapest rooms in this section of the island. The gardens are…

  • Mega View Hotel

    Kuantan

    This business hotel has professional service and designer studios with funky murals and padded bedheads. Its 21st-century-take-on-art-deco feel puts it a…

  • Signature Hotel

    Kuantan

    With friendly lobby staff and cool modern lines, this is a solid entrant in the lower midrange tier. The rooms can be pretty small, but feature a neat…

  • The Nipah Chalet

    Pulau Tioman

    Young, friendly host Abbas runs these rustic bungalows on stilts by the water's edge. They sit so close to the beach that the sound of waves lapping at…

  • Hotel Jeti Tanjong Gemok

    Pulau Tioman

    If you're heading to or from Pulau Tioman, and need to stop over before or after your ferry, this modern hotel, around the corner from the jetty, offers…

  • Grandview Hotel Raub

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This is one of the better choices in Raub. The rooms are comfortable, the staff are pleasant and there's a decent Buddhist vegetarian restaurant right…

  • Mutiara Resort

    Pulau Tioman

    Just south of the jetty, this place has lots of options and high standards, with some rooms on the beach and others in a garden on the far side of the…

  • Tioman House

    Pulau Tioman

    Located at ABC's north end, this place offers eight air-con chalets painted a happy yellow and featuring modern hotel decor.

  • Mat Leon Village

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This spot has a supreme forest location with river views, a good restaurant and free boat pick-up from Kampung Kuala Tahan (7am to 9.45am). On foot it's…

  • Residence Rest House

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This huge, homey colonial hilltop mansion once housed the British Resident. Rooms are massive, with floral wallpaper and big windows, but the whole place…

  • Salang Pusaka Resort Tioman

    Pulau Tioman

    Located south of the jetty and across a festering section of Sungai Salang, this large place offers cleanish bungalows set in a large grassy area, back…

  • Hotel Sri Emas

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    Running for almost 30 years, this place has cheap twin rooms with fan and pricier private rooms with air-con and attached bathroom (cheaper without)…

  • Babura Seaview Resort

    Pulau Tioman

    This family-run place by a pleasant length of beach in Tekek offers longhouse-style rooms with fans and a selection of newer rooms and chalets with air…

  • Tahan Guesthouse

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    Far enough from town to feel away from it all but close enough to be convenient, this simple but friendly place has a bright and playful air with murals,…

  • Sun Beach Resort

    Pulau Tioman

    Sun Beach has plenty of oceanfront chalets ranging from simple rooms to deluxe family suites (featuring minibar, jacuzzi and pantry) and a decent…

  • Teresek View Motel

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    You can’t miss this eyesore of a cement building in the ‘centre’ of Kuala Tahan. Beds in the rooms have leather headboards and are spic 'n' span with…

  • Holiday View Inn

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This hillside offering has clean, high-ceilinged rooms with tile floors and plenty of air-con. Views are rather obscured by foliage, but the setting is…

  • Centrepoint Hotel & Apartments

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    You could film a horror movie in this rather bizarre high-rise complex, but once you get through the front door of this hotel, things change for the…

  • Han Rainforest Resort

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    A little stream runs through this 'resort-like complex' just east of town. While the buildings do little to organically flow with nature, you do have some…

  • Maznah’s Guest House

    Cherating

    Spirited kids happily chase chickens around the collection of sturdy and good-value wooden bungalows at this sleepy spot on the far side of the road from…

  • Greenleaf Traveller's Inn

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    A quiet choice with simple, clean rooms and dorms, owned by a helpful woman and her family who also run a travel agency from here. The rooms are airy but…

  • Cherating Bayview Resort

    Cherating

    The deluxe concrete rooms in the long block look onto the sea but do little to take advantage of their lovely location; the cheaper wooden chalets north…

  • Ranting Beach Resort

    Cherating

    This ok place has a good position with excellent restaurants and bars a few steps away; the best bungalows are the wooden fan-cooled ones right on the…

  • TRV Motel & Lodge

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    TRV is operated by the same people who run Tembeling Riverview Lodge, with more upscale lodgings than Tembeling and a location that's a little bit further…

  • Hotel Tai Tong

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This is one of the better budget places that are located across from the bus station (find it 100m south of the bus station). All rooms have a TV and hot…

  • My Friend’s Place

    Pulau Tioman

    Located just south of the jetty in ABC, this backpacking place is busy, social, clean and priced just a whisker lower than the competition. All bungalows…

  • Matahari Holiday Huts

    Cherating

    Occupying a large lot, this friendly spot has a shared kitchen, free coffee and an array of accommodation, running from budget shared-bathroom bungalows…

  • Hotel London

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    Despite the odd name, this friendly enough hotel has rather cell-like rooms, but they are relatively clean, although the spongy, humid mattresses may be a…

  • Johan’s Resort

    Pulau Tioman

    This not-very-welcoming place has two decent value four-bed dorms up the hillside; the chalets are pretty much the same as other cheap options on the…

  • Nazri’s II

    Pulau Tioman

    Similar to Nazri’s Place, but on the north end of ABC and set in a particularly well-tended garden that spreads up the hillside. The high-up restaurant is…

  • Hotel Seri Raub

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    Rooms are comfortable if a bit plain at this 15-room hotel, but come with large flat-screens. Staff speak English and are all smiles. Find it opposite the…

  • Hotel Firdaus

    Pahang & Tioman Island

    This hotel has clean rooms (mostly with no windows) that are reasonably priced. Throw in its brightly decorated ground-floor cafe Kopi Chantek and bakery…

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