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Our ReviewA lovely hotel with a beautiful beach.
The East coast of Malaysia has a distinct climate which differs from west coast. On the East coast November to February should be avoided as the sea can get very rough at times. Oddly enough there is only really one option worth staying at on the East coast and that is Tanjong Jara – the sister hotel of Pangkor Laut. The hotel is strung along a beautiful beach with rooms dotted throughout the palm trees and jungle. There are three room types, starting with the 1st floor Bunbungs and then the identical in size and layout ground floor Serambis. The only difference being the ground floor rooms have their own terrace. Both room types have plenty of space and even a separate day bed. The ensuite bathroom all have baths and showers. All rooms are decorated in a typical Malaysian style that has now become so popular with hotels throughout the Indian Ocean. We would highly recommend the Anjun rooms, of which the hotel has 10. These are bigger than the Serambis, have their own terraces and a private walled garden with an outside bath. For those who prefer not to bath under the stars the ensuite bathrooms also have a shower. The huge, long beautiful beach is a high light of the hotel and ideal for children. There is plenty of shade and lots of room for Frisbee throwing etc. Other than the wonderful beach Tanjong Jara also has two pools. One is for adults only and the main pool where you can spend a lazy day or have lunch at the pool bar. Food at the Tanjong Jara is a highlight and one that continued to impress us. In common with most foreign climes you will always get the best food if you stick to the regional cuisine. Having said that they also have a delicious Mediterranean restaurant by the pool which is open for lunch and candlelit in the evening for dinner. For us inhabitors of soggy England it is a joy to be able to eat outside in the evenings and be warm! So all their restaurants have open air terraces for a bit of candlelit dining under the stars. If you aren’t sure what you would like to eat then their Di Atas Sungei restaurant is presided over by Ann, the Gordon Ramsey of South East Asia. She doesn’t have menus, you just tell her what you like and she will conjure up some magical dish based on your favourite ingredients. We adored her cooking even if she was a little frightening with a slightly wild look in her eye. Her catchphrase is ‘ if you don’t like it send it back and we will try again’, luckily you never do need to send it back as I just suspect you may end up wearing it instead! She also had the measure of Inca’s tastes pretty quickly and always produced something that she loved. If you are a budding Jamie Oliver or you feel your cooking skills need a new edge to them then Ann holds cookery classes every day and you can even accompany her to the local market on her shopping trip (which in Malaysia is quite an experience).
TOTAL… 99 air-conditioned rooms are set in the gardens close to the beach.
- Upper level Bumbung rooms (55m²) feature either garden or sea view.
- Ground floor Serambi rooms (55m²) have similar views with a shaded terrace.
- Anjung rooms (88m²) are single-storey, semi detached beach cottages, with
sea views and an outdoor sunken bath in a private courtyard.
Available on request, a larger Anjung suite (176m²) rests above the river waters.
Minimum room types for families are Bambung Rooms which can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.
All room categories can accommodate an extra bed or a cot.
The hotel does offer inter-connecting room but these are very limited in numbers as only the Serambi room type comes with adjoining rooms.
Things to do
THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS…Explore, visit the local markets, cookery lessons, lie on the beach, swimming pool (adult only).
I’M BORED (…& for children)…Swimming pool, bicycle tour (children 10+), building sand castles, kite making.
CHILDREN’S CLUB… The hotel offers a low key kids club and can offer activities such as colouring, beading drawing etc. There are no specific hours but the hotel will speak to guests regarding preferred times.
SUITABLE FOR: All families but you need to be aware of the traveling involved to get here.
ARE WE THERE YET?...To get here you will need to fly in to Teranggun from Kuala Lumpur (1 hour) and it is then a 1 ½ hour transfer which gives you plenty of opportunity to see a bit of the Malaysian countryside.
I’M HUNGRY…There is no specific children’s menu at the hotel, but they are happy to cater to any special requests (i.e.Spaghetti Bolognese, Hamburgers etc).
BABY SITTING & COST…Babysitters are available and the hotel must have 24 hrs notice. Costs are RM25 per child per hour (approx £4).
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… Children under 2 yrs are free and 2-11yrs sharing with parents are accommodated for £39 (only one child allowed to share with parents)
PRICES FROM… £87 per person per night in a Bumbung Room on B&B
WHAT DON’T YOU NEED TO PACK…The hotel can provide cots, car seats, highchairs, buckets and spades are for sale at the hotels shop.
• Di Atas Sungei - local cuisine
• Nelayan - Seafood cuisine, with a hint of Western influence
• Teratai Terrace - Local delicacies and simple Western cuisine in the afternoons and cocktails in the evenings
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