Perhentian Tropicana Inn
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  • Long Beach360 m
  • Redang Airport35.27 km
  • Kota Bharu Airport55.33 km
  • Sultan Mahmud Airport73.18 km
  • Narathiwat Airport127.14 km
  • Kerteh Airport171.7 km
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport234 km
  • Perhentian Tropicana Inn

    Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Island, Malaysia, 22300 - See map
    "A special thanks to Mr. Ngeow Tikas who was very helpful during our stay there."
    Christopher - February 23, 2017
    • 50 meters to the beach

    • Blackout curtains

    • Currency exchange

    • Garden

    • Safety deposit boxes

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    7.3/10
    Room comfort score
    5.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    5.8/10
    Better than
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    Better than
    85
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    Better than
    82
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    Value for money5.1
    Location rating5.8

    Rooms available at Perhentian Tropicana Inn

    Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
    Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Family Room for 6 People with Fan
    Family Room for 6 People with Fan
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds and 1 bunk be...
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    Superior Fan Room Triple Sharing
    Superior Fan Room Triple Sharing
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Superior Fan Room Quad Sharing
    Superior Fan Room Quad Sharing
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
    Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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      Superior Fan Room - Quad Sharing
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              What people love about Perhentian Tropicana Inn

              • 6.8
                Good
                Cleanliness

                "Basic, clean, calm."

                Anita

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                July 27, 2016

              • 8.0
                Very good
                Location

                "Good location."

                Sofie

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                August 21, 2017

              • 6.4
                Good

                "The rooms were newly renovated."

                Marina

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                April 3, 2016

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              8.0
              Very good

              "Coral bay @ long beach."

              Hasmizan

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              May 9, 2018

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              9.6
              Exceptional
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              "The staff was friendly and helpful."

              Sally

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              June 8, 2018

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              From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

              Reviews of Perhentian Tropicana Inn from real guests

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              Room comfort and quality5.7
              Service5.5
              Value for money5.1
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              6-7 Good (27)
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              2.0
              Nor from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

              Acceptable”

              Bad services

              Reviewed July 25, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Diana from Malaysia
              Group
              Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

              First timers to Perhentian Island”

              Staff were friendly and speak fluent English. Rooms were clean and as per the pictures shared. Staff can assist with booking of diving trips, snorkelling trips, boat trips from the Besut Jetty (mainland), and advise on other activities available on the island.

              Reviewed April 21, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              James from United States
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              Our New Holiday Home”

              We have stayed at Perhentian Tropicana Inn for at least 5 times. It has consistently been an excellent value because of the room quality and service. We always got a good night sleep on their comfortable beds. Wifi is quite good considering the place is on a remote island. The guys at the front desk and other staff are the same people every year and they have always been accommodating. On this trip we noticed that the resort has been extensively renovated and looks brand new We will not hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone going to the Perhentian Island.

              Reviewed March 07, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              Patrick from Spain
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              Fantastic Stay at Perhentian Island”

              We stayed at the Tropicana Inn recently. We really enjoyed our stay at the resort. The room and the bathroom was very clean with a very comfortable bed. The snorkelling trip organised by them was fantastic. We saw turtles, sharks and lots of colourful fishes. We saw beautiful corals too. We will definitely go there soon.

              Reviewed March 07, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              JIA from Malaysia
              Group
              Standard Twin or Double Air Conditioning
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

              Good and Nice Place to stay”

              It was a nice place to stay considering the cheaper price compare to other place since we booked quite late, the staff was friendly, basic service for rooms so dont expect it to be cleaned every day. A short uphill walk from the beach, but quite far from the jetty if you are carrying luggage because you have to walk along the beach from one end to the other from the jetty, you can consider walking from Coral Bay also, footpath all the way from Coral Bay jetty. The Inn should consider cleaning the rubbish along the way up to the accommodation from Long Beach. All in, we really enjoyed our stay, very quiet nice environment, recommended.

              Reviewed May 19, 2019
              6.8
              Good
              KIM from South Korea
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in August 2018

              Much better than expected”

              Before staying a night, i read many reviews here and felt worried too much of bad evaluations. We couldn’t find any available reserts so just stayed. BUT IT WAS FINE. Because.. 1. Only cold water But it’s located in a bit inside jungle. When arrive your room, you’re already wet & too hot. None need to have hot water 😂 <fan is so strong, which makes you cool enough> 2. Inserts Of course it’s inside jungle. They have lots of ants but fortunetely they don’t come into rooms. I’d never seen them in my room. 3. Location We loved to spend time at long beach. Even tho it’s so hard to go up, we satisfied the location. Tbh, the INN is not good for this price. Bcz it doesn’t include breakfast • AC. If you can find others, pls stay there. But not too much bad :)

              Reviewed August 27, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Shaffira from Malaysia
              Group
              Superior Fan Room Triple Sharing
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

              NOT RECOMMENDED AND NEVER BOOKED AGAIN”

              I rated full stars bcs I want my review to be heard. If I rate 1 star no one will ever notice my comments. This is the worst chalet I ever stayed in Perhentian Island. I will never stay in Tropicana again. The bangladesh staff at the reception has no manners at all, plus our room is too far from the beach and need to hike with our huge backpacks before arriving. Is this what we paid for????? The room also doesn’t meet my expectations, too small and hot and too expensive. Not worth every penny. If anyone wants to stay here pls think twice. Not suggested I swear

              Reviewed August 13, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Sally from United States
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Lovely Retreat !”

              We were in Perhentian Tropicana Inn during off peak period. We felt as though we had the whole place to ourselves. The room was clean and had the black out curtain. The staff was friendly and helpful. Safety Deposit Box is available at the reception. We need to bring our own padlock. We enjoyed the stunning view of the sunrise and sunset at the Long Beach. We even went for yoga classes at the beach. It was such a lovely and memorable retreat !

              Reviewed June 08, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Selina from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in February 2018

              Very Cool Break & Awesome !!”

              We had a very good time enjoying the jungle and the beach - the best of both worlds that nature could gift us. The staff were not that friendly as they could not communicate very well. The room was basic but very clean. Wifi is at the reception area only and it was not available all the time. We were fine as we did not want to use our mobile devices. The Long Beach was 5-10 minutes walk away from Perhentian Tropicana Inn. We would come again with friends and family ...

              Reviewed June 04, 2018
              2.4
              Nur from Malaysia
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

              Not recommended ”

              the hotel far from jeti , first day we check in no towel provides to us (we ask the hotel staff but they told us not include for our room package ) until we call agoda to complaint . The water very smelly we complain many times only they solve the issue on the second day of stay! overall not suggesting this hotel!

              Reviewed April 16, 2018
              4.4
              Zita from Malaysia
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

              Err....”

              If you don't mind walking up a steep slope to get to your hotel several times a day then by all means.. but what I find annoying that the staff was unprofessional, rude and just downright unhelpful. I come to Perhentian twice a year for over 20 years and this place was definitely a first and last time.

              Reviewed January 24, 2018
              3.2
              mark from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Superior Fan Room Triple Sharing
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

              Very Expensive bad build quality sheets dirty ”

              No pros . very expensive for the room quality sheets had big stains they never cleaned the room in 4 days my entire stay . No facilities at all not even a restaurant no pool to or internet in the rooms , I have travelled most of Asia and this is the most I have ever paid for a room and almost the worst hotel I have stayed at ! Sorry only saying the truth , the location is ok but everything else needs addressing asap . The guy sweeping the leaves is friendly :-)

              Reviewed August 22, 2017
              6.8
              Good
              Joanne from United Kingdom
              Family with young children
              Superior Fan Room Quad Sharing
              Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

              So much better than expected”

              Having left booking accommodation so late this was practically our only choice. The reviews were not great but it was available! However, when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. Check in was advised to be after 2pm so I just asked if we could leave our bags. They prioritised our room and it was ready within 20 minutes of arriving which was fantastic and we really appreciated this. The room was a nice size with 2 double beds and fan. We normally book air con but none available. However, given the rooms are in a shaded area and the fan worked well it was actually fine. Staff were constantly taking up leaves around the hotel and were always very friendly. The place is a little bit of a trek up the hill from Long Beach but no so far as to put me off staying. The only downside is that it doesn't have a restaurant attached (or it was closed) so you couldn't get breakfast here before heading out for the day. So unless you wanted to go back up the hill again, you went out for the day. We stayed 3 nights and I'd happily stay again but can't say that it is value for money. This may be because we left booking so late and hence they can charge a premium, but it is by far the most we paid out of anywhere in Malaysia and wasn't even air con.

              Reviewed August 19, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              Anastasia from Indonesia
              Group
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

              clean hotel with great staff”

              the location is in the jungle between Coral Bay and Long beach, so it's easy to go to each beach. The staff are really nice, we were late for the snorkling trip and they managed to contact the boat, it was beyond my expectation and they are really extra mile in helping us. Though the hotel's location in the jungle :) it's very clean and no insects or mosquito inside the room. Overall it's a nice and comfortable hotel.

              Reviewed April 04, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Christopher from United States
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in February 2017

              Well Deserved Holiday!”

              We booked Tropicana Inn.We were quite sceptical about the location and the service.Once we arrived at the resort we were very happy as the Tropicana Inn is located at the best location i.e. between the two beaches, Long Beach which is the happening place and Coral Bay.Long Beach is only one to two minutes walk from the resort and Coral Bay is only about five minutes walk.The room and the toilet were clean and well maintained. It is probably the cleanest budget island resort I have stayed over the one month in Malaysia and Borneo.The only bad point about this hotel is that we had communication problem with some of the staff who need some training.Otherwise we were very happy with our stay.A special thanks to Mr. Ngeow Tikas who was very helpful during our stay there.

              Reviewed February 23, 2017
              3.2
              chew from Malaysia
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

              Dissapointing Hotel”

              A very basic Hotel, more of a B&B. For the price paid, could've been better. First off, it's a reasonable walk to the beach, being in the woods. However, lack of signages to the facility whilst lugging baggage along the sandy unkept sideroads leaves a lot to be desired. Rooms are basic, 24hr electrics but no coffee making facilities, no mini-fridge to keep your drinks cool. Reception staff are quite off-handish, not much help. Canteen/Coffeehouse doesn't operate, no meals, no coffee, no nothing. Quiet and peaceful otherwise, just a room with 24hr electrics but nothing to run off it.

              Reviewed May 21, 2016
              8.0
              Excellent
              Blake from Canada
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Relaxing Holiday!”

              Nice, Secluded, Remote

              We stayed at Perhentian Tropicana Inn which recommended by an office colleague. The room was clean and tidy and the air conditioner worked very well. The resort itself was quiet and peaceful in a garden setting. The price was a little high, but at the same time the amenities were good, especially for being on a remote island powered only by generators. A really nice place to go for a good relaxing holiday, secluded enough for relaxation but close enough for night life and other activities.

              Reviewed September 07, 2015
              8.0
              Excellent
              Max from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Turquoise Sea, Blue Sky and Nature - Heavenly!”

              24 hours electricity, Quiet, Private

              Checked into Tropicana Inn after a disappointing first night in a shabby chalet along Long Beach.It was a good decision.The rooms were very clean and well kept.The bed was comfortable and the pillows were good. It looked like the best the island had to offer at that price range.This place also had 24 hours electricity supply powered by generators, something very rare on the island. The rest of the accommodation looked very "budget" and more suited for backpackers. If you are looking for a quiet and private place away from from the noisy partying and yet close to Long Beach, this is the superb choice.

              Reviewed September 07, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Shaun from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Quiet, Peaceful, Back to Basics”

              Very Basic, Very Clean, Comfortable Beddings

              Upon arrival at Perhentian Island , we stayed in a budget chalet at Long Beach because it was cheap. But we realised it was a big mistake. The room was full of bedbugs, cockroaches and was very smelly. We were bitten all over and could not sleep the whole night. We have read a lot about bedbugs and other horrors about budget accommodations in Perhentian and we decided not to take the risk again to try something cheaper. We managed to book a room in Tropicana Inn online that night itself and we went there early in the morning.We were allowed to check in at 8.00 am instead of the normal 2.00 pm. after we told them our problems. This resort was really nice in a garden setting, but quite expensive. The room was basic but very clean with comfortable beddings.The bathroom as well was very clean with good hot shower. Looks like there are not many options on the island for a good, clean accommodation. As for the staff, some were nice and friendly and others not so. We ended up staying here for 5 nights and except for the price, everything else was very good. No bedbugs for sure and very clean in a quiet, peaceful environment. You will have to book this place well in advance as we were told they are always full during peak season. Definitely recommended.

              Reviewed September 07, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Vince from South Africa
              Couple
              Superior Double or Twin Room with Fan
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Great place for a fantastic retreat”

              Back to Nature, Beautiful Surrounding, Simple-Basic-Clean Rooms

              Located at the middle of Long Beach in Perhentian Kecil, in my opinion,Tropicana is the best resort on the island as as far as cleanliness is concerned. I have checked most of the resorts here and they are all middle or low end. Tropicana is a bit away from the party places and the restaurants (2 mins. walk), it's a perfect place if you don't want to be disturbed and want to get a good nights sleep and relax. All in all, I had a fabulous time on my first stay in Tropicana so much so I have been there 5 times now when I go to Perhentians for my diving. Each time has been the perfect escape from the trappings of modern civilisation allowing me to reconnect with nature in its most basic pristine form. I am a little surprised when I read some of the negative comments about Tropicana on some reviews as they don't reflect my experience at all. I can only assume that some travellers were totally unprepared for back to basics nature of the place and were too blinkered by modern civilisation to appreciate the more simple pleasures that this place offers. I am glad that I wasn't swayed by some of these comments before I decided to go. The only negative point about this place is as mentioned in some reviews, many of the staffs there don't speak English and they need some training to deal with the guests. Other than that this is a good place for a great retreat.

              Reviewed August 17, 2015
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