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Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
Housekeeping26
Beach24
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9.2

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - 30 meters to the beach
Nearby landmarks
Panorama Diver 130 m
Turtle Bay Divers 220 m
Oh Lala Divers 240 m
Long Beach 250 m
Monkey Dives 250 m
Batu Nisan 310 m
Angel Divers 350 m
Seahorse Divers 430 m
Spice Divers 510 m
Dolphin sky campsites 650 m
BuBu Resort Perhentian Island

"Room is very clean, near to the jetty, awesome service, the staff are very friendly."

Amira - July 25, 2019
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BuBu Resort Perhentian Island

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Island, Malaysia, 22300 - See map
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  • Airport transfer

  • 30 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 86% of all properties in Perhentian Island in the last 24 hoursCompared to 49 Perhentian Island properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.6
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Deluxe Garden Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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            DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM,BALCONY,PARTIAL SEA VIEW
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                How do I get to BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 80 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.

                Is breakfast offered at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island.

                What is the smoking policy at BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

                What restaurants are nearby BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island is located in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, famous for good restaurants such as Bintang View Chalet & Restaurant, Ombak Cafe Perhentian Island and Ewan Cafe.

                What popular beaches are close to BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island is located in the Pulau Perhentian Kecil area, which includes Long Beach, D'Lagoon Beach and Adam and Eve Beach.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to BuBu Resort Perhentian Island?

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island’s nearby natural sights include Panorama Diver, Turtle Bay Divers and Oh Lala Divers located in the same Pulau Perhentian Kecil area.

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                What people love about BuBu Resort Perhentian Island

                • 8.8

                  Excellent
                  Breakfast

                  "The breakfast buffet was yummy with decent selection."

                  Audrey

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                  September 24, 2020

                • 10.0

                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Both have excellent food, service and staff."

                  Greg

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                  October 26, 2020

                • 9.6

                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Responsive staff providing great service."

                  Andrey

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                  August 31, 2020

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                Overall rating:

                8.4

                Excellent
                880 reviews
                Cleanliness
                8.4
                Facilities
                8.0
                Location
                9.2
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                More about BuBu Resort Perhentian Island

                BuBu Resort Perhentian Island, where BuBu means trap, is a perfect trap for travelers who need to escape from the busy lives of the daily schedule. Uniquely designed and situated on the beach, this property is located on the Perhentian Island.

                Indulge in savoring meals with a wide range of Asian cuisine selections, complemented with your favorite bottle of wine.

                This holiday destination is ideally perfect for honeymooners. Endless varieties of sports and recreation such as scuba diving and snorkeling will satisfy all your adventure needs. Meanwhile, guests can ideally lie down on the white sand and admire the innocence of nature. BuBu Resort Perhentian Island is strategically located in the east coast region of Malaysia, offering a true escape like no other place.

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                What they offer

                9.2

                Exceptional

                "Food is excellent and the view to the sea from the rooms bea..."

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                March 7, 2020

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                Food and dining

                Breakfast options

                American
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                Restaurants on site

                Santai Restaurant
                Cuisine:Asian, International
                Menu:Buffet
                Mahi-Mahi
                Cuisine:International
                Menu:A-la-carte

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                Cleanliness8.4
                Facilities8.0
                Location9.2
                Room comfort and quality8.2
                Service8.7
                Value for money7.6
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                8.8
                Excellent
                Audrey from Malaysia
                Group
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

                Perfect and Convenient Location!”

                My friends and I (4 of us) booked two Deluxe rooms in Bubu Resort for 3 nights. The location is very convenient and strategic as it is located right beside the jetty which made is very easy for us to carry our trolley luggage across. It would have been better if there was a plank walkway from the beach area to Bubu so that the walk was more even. The rooms were abit small and we found the layout to be weird because when you walk in the room (ours was on the first floor), the toilet and shower was on our left and the pantry and wardrobe area was on our right and there was no door or partition for the toilet when you walk in the room. There is a door between the toilet / wardrobe pantry area and the room which is locked from the outside. This means if my friend were to use the toilet, I will be locked in the room and the only escape is the balcony. The bed and floor was sandy. We really appreciated the help of the sweet and helpful ladies at the concierge who gave my friend some tampons as her period came unexpectedly and there was no where on the island to purchase tampons. I do think this is a good business opportunity to sell tampons though. We enjoyed our complimentary cocktails every evening from 4pm to 6pm and the day beds and tables in front of the resort facing the beach were just perfect. There was no TV or swimming pool in Bubu and for the price we paid, we did hope for abit more amenities but the staffs hospitality made up for it. Good job Bubu team!! Please continue to keep up the good work on providing warm and friendly hospitality to visitors as this makes a huge difference. The breakfast buffet was yummy with decent selection. Loved the unlimited flow of fresh juice, freshly brewed coffee and the lovely egg station. However, the buffet food was pretty much empty when we arrived at the restaurant at 9.45am. For the boat ride from jetty to Perhentian Kecil, we took the boat via Perhentian Trans (RM35) which was smaller and bumpier and for the ride to t

                Reviewed September 24, 2020

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Muhammad from Malaysia
                Family with young children
                Premier Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

                BEST RESORT TO STAY!!!”

                very recommended to stay at bubu long beach resort in perhentian island. among the best resort to others. the resort is near with long beach and the room has sea view. so relaxing. it also have view of sunrise. the staffs very friendly and heldpful from reception area until to the restaurant. also have a welcoming drinks. near to the beach for swimming. the room also clean and tidy. just for improvement, - hope the resort would provide muslim-friendly such as qiblah direction in the room and prayer mat. and hope also the alcohol is not provide in mini bar. - beside that, hope the television also may be provided in the room to reduce the bored in the room. - hope the resort would provide shuttle boat to the coral bay if the jetty nearest could'nt take the tenants return to the kuala besut jetty. because the walking distance through the island trekking is so tired and not recommend to the elderly people. for others facilities really helpful. thanks bubu long beach resort!!!

                Reviewed March 01, 2020

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Ciara from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

                Great place, perfect beach and delicious food”

                Amazing food and perfect location

                first off, forget what you think is 5 star. the perhentian islands are basic! some of the other 'hotels' offer next to nothing with no spirit either, and we were overwhelmed when we arrived at bubu. the staff were so friendly, helpful, and the rooms were really comfortable. the beach makes up for anything else, and anyone who gripes about the hotel really should investigate the others. this place is perfection!! the most organised and 'local' place on both islands, great service, incredible views, and the best food we ate in our 2 week stay. i didn't think we had breakfast included, but breakfast was included (delicious), and we also got 2 free cocktails each evening between 5 and 6. it kind of made up for the price tag. i'd recommending saving this place for the last, because trust me, it is the best, and you will be surprised.

                Reviewed April 15, 2012

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Manju from Singapore
                Group
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

                Excellent stay at Bubu”

                My friend and I went to Perhentian Island for a dive trip and were thankful for the clean and convenient stay at Bubu resort. The staff were very friendly and the room was excellent. Only issue was the unreliable wifi connection in the rooms. Other than that, Bubu was fantastic.

                Reviewed June 26, 2019

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Vivien from Malaysia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

                Highly, highly recommended!!!”

                My husband and I are soooo happy that we changed upon this resort. My husband is always commenting how fussy and picky I am but I seriously have nothing to complain about Bubu resort. Everything was perfect... from the moment we arrived to check out. Breakfast and the a la carte menu were absolutely fantabulous (if anyone complains about the price, they truly do not understand the meaning of quality), resort staffs were friendly/warm/helpful (especially Ah Wei, Jackson, Khong and the older aunty.... actually, everyone), rooms were clean and comfy and, even the shower/sink faucets were of quality (Grohe). We were even served free cocktails on a daily basis (from 4-6pm) plus snacks. What’s so amazing about that wasn’t because of the drinks being free... BUT, the amazing part was the service. Most resorts/hotels’ staffs with free cocktails won’t be happy serving them BUT, Bubu’s Ah Wei and Jackson will come around to the beach deck chairs enquiring if we would like to place an order for the free drinks. They are always smiling, joking and happy. I love this resort and can’t wait to return because everyone here works very well as a team .. or more like a family and, I can definitely feel their friendship and warmth. We have been to the best hotels in the world and I must say that it’s very rare to chance upon such wonderful camaraderie within a team. Well done Bubu and please keep up the great work!!! You will definitely see us very soon 😊🤗

                Reviewed August 09, 2020

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Jeremy from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

                Fantastic Location right on the beach”

                Very friendly staff and beautiful location

                This was a fantastic holiday from the time we reached the ferry terminal office in Kuala Besut. The staff were very friendly and professional as we were escorted to our water taxi to the island paradise of Perhentian Kecil. The location of this hotel is perfect, right on the beach with white sands and turquoise water. The hotel is not too large so the staff, who were very friendly and corteous, seem to have the time to be more attentive to your needs. The room was adequate though not too large and the restaurant do a fabulous BBQ on the beach of fresh fish caught that day,well worth trying. Definitely ahotel and island we will return too again.

                Reviewed March 09, 2012

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                NOOR from Malaysia
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Garden Room
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

                All good”

                Overall everything is excellent, room very clean - Deluxe Premier KING size bed which can fit 4 adults and 2 small kids, basic resort amenities - outside shower after swim in the sea, free usage of snorkelling gear and vest, staff is friendly, breakfast is awesome even lunch n dinner is great, best location. Bubu is among the longest serving resort in Long beach Perhentian. They really maintain their excellent service from last time. We really had fun during our stays

                Reviewed August 30, 2020

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Nurhayati from Malaysia
                Couple
                Premier Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in June 2020

                Dream vaycay”

                As this was my first time at this island, I had no expectations. Me and my fiancé were greeted by the biggest smile from the excellent hotel manager Mo and Karlos, a staff member who made us feel right at home. We were treated with the outmost care and generousity and we even tried to extend one more day but it was already fully booked! Food at Santai (hotel restaurant) was amazing, somewhat pricy but we had most of our meals there and it was worth it! Staff was incredibly kind and hard working. Everything about Bubu resort exceeded our expectations. I cannot wait to go back, highly recommend this over Mimpi which is a restort right next door that we decided to try out when we couldn't book Bubu. The hotel was fine but nothing compered to the amazing staff and not to mention the breathtaking view at Bubu.

                Reviewed June 21, 2020

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Lee from Malaysia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

                Amazing 3d2n Sea Paradise ! ”

                The Staff service was friendly and helpful all day long. They had been served us very well from the moment we step in this resort. Any information/inquiry can look for them. They will explain all in details and provide the best services. Our is Deluxe Room which is well comfortable for both of us after daily activities. It is quiet at night. They are provide 2 bottles of water daily, changes of tower if wanted. The Location is consider private beach which much more quiet and relax with your love one. The view from the resort is awesome during noon time meanwhile we can get to see sea rise here. For Sunset can have walking distance to Coral Bay. They do practice environmental friendly which practice one beach towel a day. They are provide welcome drink when reception is arranging room to us. Evening they are cocktail session for the guest over there. Food is nice as well, never forget the phat thai, satay, mushroom soup etc They have their own in house chef from Thailand, Japan and Italy. You can always go for their Snorkeling package which guide with experiences coach. Walking distance to the Hybrid station trail or jungle trekking which give you a nice scene up there. We travel from Kota Bharu airport > Bubu van > Bubu speed boat > Bubu Long Beach Resort. We promise will be back next year again !

                Reviewed April 24, 2017

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Yoong from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Deluxe Garden Room
                Stayed 4 nights in August 2020

                Excellent”

                Long Beach has the best beach on Perhentian Kecil. Good choice for food, snorkeling sites just off the beach. Bubu is located right at one end of the beach, near the jetty, away from crowds (except for foot traffic from the Jetty to the other resorts)

                Reviewed September 07, 2020

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Sara from Malaysia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2020

                Awesome trip! ”

                Everything about bubu resort is great! When we travel we like to choose hotel that is worth with what we’re paying. I have to say bubu exceeded our expectation! For a independent small hotel they are fantastic. The staff are friendly, the room is clean, the hotel surrounding is chilled with island vibe, and the food is delicious! If anyone coming here we recommend to book their full board package. Worth every penny 😊

                Reviewed June 24, 2020

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Jean from New Zealand
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

                Best hotel on Pulau Perhentian Kecil”

                The rooms are very comfortable, and the location and restaurant (particularly the buffet breakfast and BBQ) are fantastic. It was lovely getting 2 free cocktails each night. Only issue was the lack of wifi, as BuBu had exceeded its download limit halfway through the month. While the price of this hotel is very high for what you get, it is by far the best place to stay on Kecil - the standard of accommodation at the other guesthouses and hotels was poor.

                Reviewed September 26, 2016

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                9.7
                Exceptional
                Meryem from Morocco
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe
                Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

                Fantastic place with amazing staff! ”

                Staff, Beach & Food

                We had a fantastic stay at Bubu Resort. The rooms were nice but nothing fancy. The staff was absolutely great! Very helpful and accomodating. It is probably the best quality service I have had to experience in all my Asian travels! The food is absolutely great aswell. It is probably the most expensive restaurant on the island but the prices are well deserved. One thing though: please change playlists fro mtiem to time :) We really had an amazing time and can't wait to go back!

                Reviewed July 06, 2015

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Su from Malaysia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

                Great relaxation trip!”

                I really enjoyed my stay at Bubu and found most of the staff very friendly and warm. The breakfast spread was good and I liked that it included fresh juices that were made to order. Dining at the restaurant would cost you about RM40/meal but I would say that it’s definitely worth having at least one meal here. The quality of the food was really good and delicious and the seafood was super fresh too! The side of the island that Bubu is located on would probably be the quieter as the backpackers are all on the other side of the island, which is only about a 20 min walk away. I actually preferred this as I was just looking for a good few days to enjoy the sun, the peace and the waves. We felt very comfortable at Bubu and wouldn’t hesitate to come again. The Rm50/pax transfer might be a bit pricey than other options but it is a speed boat, so again you pay for what you get.

                Reviewed October 24, 2019

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                8.4
                Excellent
                Stig from Denmark
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

                Good hotel, great location, and cocktail hour”

                This is probably one of the 3 best hotels at Perhentian Kecil. It is for those, who want a little more than a room. You get the sun chairs under the sun umbrella, a good restaurant, closest location to the pier at Long Beach, and good rooms. The rooms are a bit dated and worn, but you have, what you need. And the staff is actually helpful, although you do not get hat from the attitude. For me this is a good hotel with an easy potential to be great. Oh, yes, and the 2 free drinks per person at cocktail hour was a pleasant surprise.

                Reviewed March 17, 2016

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                10.0
                Exceptional
                Marziana from Malaysia
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

                Fantastic stay at Perhentian Island”

                Love the location. good enough to enjoy the beach. Food was okay , close to the beach front eateries. Lovely beach and snorkelling area. recommended if you are going to Pulau Perhentian kecil.

                Reviewed October 03, 2020

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Emily from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                3 nights in paradise ”

                Bubu resort is in a beautiful location and easy to find on long beach away from the noise of the parties/backpacker stays at the other end of the beach. The staff are lovely and cannot help enough. The free cocktails and nibble hour between 5-6pm was a bonus too! The room was comfortable with good aircon and a great bathroom. The only cons are really about long beach rather than bubu itself and that’s that there are way too many speed boats making the whole beach smell of petrol and makes it dangerous to swim or even to walk along the beach with so many cmchors sticking out of the sand. There should be a limit of how many boats and a specific area for them. We left feeling out lungs were full of this smell rather than fresh air. I can only imagine what awful things it’s doing to the marine life and people that work/live there.

                Reviewed April 30, 2019

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                8.8
                Excellent
                Vicky from Australia
                Family with teens
                Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

                Excellent”

                The staff are exceptional - right from the pick up at Kota Bharu airport, the boat transfer and every single member of staff that we met on the island - everyone was very friendly and went above and beyond. The ladies on reception arranged for a late transfer off the island despite it being between their scheduled departure times, the restaurant staff were always cheerful and helpful and the bbq guys were equally good. The rooms are a bit more basic than at the Bubu villas at the other end of the beach but they were comfortable and always cleaned well. There is a big hotel being built right next door which can be a bit noisy and will take some of the privacy away from the quieter jetty end of the beach when it is completed. This is just one of a few new developments being built and you can't help feel that as the pristine jungle is being cleared that some of the appeal of the island is being cut down too - go now before it gets too built up!

                Reviewed March 27, 2017

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                9.3
                Exceptional
                SHELBY from Malaysia
                Group
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

                Brilliant service!”

                24-hour air-conditioning in the hotel room, extremely warm and helpful staff, cocktail hour (2 free cocktails per guest complimentary on first night), seafood platter portions

                We had an amazing time on the island. The water is crystal clear and had so much to offer (we saw a shark and got a chance to swim with the turtles). the staff was very warm and helpful.. they seem to be in a cheery disposition always (we believe it's because they enjoy working there which is a good thing) hence all minor troubles get sorted out quickly. When we felt the heat outside becoming too overwhelming, we would quickly escape into our cool room which has 24-hour air-conditioning.. of course the room isn't as how 4-star hotels are in the city but it's a luxury in comparison to others in the island / neighbouring island. the dinner portions are humongous and satisfying and the seafood is fresh (fulfilling given the sea is a stone's throw away). We also enjoyed the nice touch of Bubu proving 2 complimentary cocktails on guests' first night. We had a splendid time!

                Reviewed September 26, 2011

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                9.2
                Exceptional
                Keith from United States
                Couple
                Premier Deluxe
                Stayed 4 nights in July 2020

                Great Escape!”

                My wife and I escaped our home in Penang for a quick 4 night stay at BuBu and we very happy with our stay. It was close to the ferry drop off so a short walk to check in. Our welcome drink came and our room was ready in about 20 min. The room was clean, cold and super comfortable bed. The shower was amazing after a day at the beach and diving. The staff we're super friendly as well. If I had anything negative to say it would be nothing that the hotel could control... but lots of little kids running around everywhere. Malaysia is sill on Lockdown so everyone wants to get away and this island is the perfect place, so lot's of families with kids. Probably be a lot quieter once schools are back in secession. Would defiantly come back again!! Thanks BuBu!

                Reviewed July 10, 2020

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