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What tourists are saying about Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa

“A gold in East Coast, Cherating”

We stayed at Eastern Pavilion during my recent field trip to Cherating for 2 Nights. We booked through Agoda, as it provide us with collection of points and good rates.

We arrived early, 11am and was glad that the room was made available for us at 11.40 am. Receptionist Anis was very helpful, from check in to luggage service and assist us all the way to the room.

Here are my family and my comments :

Positive :
Good villas with private plunge pool
Good pressure of the pool jacuzzi though it is non heated
Good interior room decor, a malay traditional setup
Good greeneries

Average :
Breakfast was OK, should have more variety for Eastern Pavilion guest at the Restaurant
Should have more lush menu rather than the same at Holiday Villa. We are expecting items like lobster to be in the menu, although the Front Office Manager Mr Stanley has told us that they could actually cater us, but of course, advance order is required. That is very nice of them, to made it specially for their guest upon request.

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Spend a night or two in the resort to rewind.

To improve :
Hotel could have more facilities for the children. (example are : small animal petting areas, arcades and play ground)

Public transportation is a scarce here. Need your own car.

Overall, we were very happy with the resort and also the staff are very friendly.

I will come back, probably this year end school holiday. Will contact your reservation in due course.

Your Happy Guest,
Mariani Jehan and Family

Stayed February 2015, travelled on business

“Nice place to relax and to find peace”

I’ve spent a night here with my family. The villa was so nice, has enough space for everyone to sleep and to hang around.. the private pool was clean and enjoyable.

The location is good, near to lots of seafood restaurants and to the beach.. each villa has one reserved parking lot, so no problem of lack of parking space. Staff were very friendly and willing to help.

Perhaps only things that can be improved are the breakfast (it was just ok) and the wifi connection (no prob for me as I didn’t need to connect to virtual world)

Stayed September 2014, travelled with family

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Each room has its own swimming pool.

“The Great Escape!”

We stayed at Eastern Pavillion Cherating. My husband and I decided this resort as it is affordable for a boutique resort.

We arrived early, before check in time, and the reception staff was very friendly as she make arrangement with the housekeeping for us to check in early at 10.30 AM.

We check into Perak Pavillion, rooms are spacious, lovely private pool and clean.

The staff explained to me that this villa is based on Perak’s malay traditional “Kampung” house design.

However, we suggest that the resort to provide free WiFi for the price we paid. We need to get the free Wi Fi at the coffee house.

Breakfast were simple but deliciously cooked nasi lemak!

Stayed May 2015, travelled as a couple

“Rustic kampong charm”

There’s been complaints about this hotel (and to be fair, many others in Malaysia) where the lack of maintenance is a huge problem.

I’m very glad to say that this place is well maintained despite being a little dated. And being slightly dated is NOT a bad thing in this case.

We (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed at Sabah Pavilion, a 2 room villa. It’s modelled after a kampung house, raised on stilts, mostly wooden construction. The steps and floor creaked and flexed, and the doors squeaked.

It would not have felt authentic it they didn’t. We loved it, although some will complain about it. If you don’t like the feel of a kampong house, book a chalet or a room.

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A common area at the resort.

Check in/out was great. The reception staff was efficient and friendly, despite it being a hot afternoon, and the fasting Muslim staff had not eaten/drunk anything in 9 hours.

Parking was good an easy, and you do not need to walk far at all. There is a boomgate at the entrance. You need to wait a very short while for the guard to manually open the gate for you to drive in/out.

This is good security, as a guard actually looks into the car and greets the guests as the car is entering or exiting.

In the centre portion of the hotel/resort is a a big rectangular pool and a kiddies pool. To the north is a big oblong pool with a Jacuzzi pool. And a few of the villas came with their own private pool.

We spent many hours lazing in our private pool eating grapes. There were some leaves and debris in the pool, but it was not an issue with us. These are pools surrounded by so much green, so you’re bound to find some leaves and insects.

We had buffet dinner under the stars. The food choice was modest compared to the big KL hotels. Personally, I prefer having a simpler buffet at a reasonable price of RM45, instead of a huge spread for RM200. How much variety could you consume, or had to consume to justify a 3 digit price tag?

Even so, the spread was more than enough for us. Even with my large appetite, I only tried about half the dishes. Standout items were the BBQ, tenggiri fish, murtabak, and ais kacang. Satay was good, but I did not like their style of sauce. Had to forgo the seafood like squid, prawns and crab due to doctor’s orders. Sigh.

Breakfast wa a little different, but no complaints at all. Due to the very low occupancy on our first night, there was not buffet breakfast. Even so, they still had a limit buffet of fruits, hot drinks, toast, porridge, and cereal.

This was complemented by a limited menu to order from. We ordered pancakes, half boiled eggs, kampong fried rice, mamak fried mee, sausages, and fried chicken. We could order as much and as often as we liked, so it was essentially an ala carte buffet.

The beach was very nice and mostly clean. It was evident that the beach is cleaned up periodically. There were a little bit of rubbish, but they may very well have been washed in with the tide. There was an almost constant stiff wind blowing across the beach.

Be careful on the dry portion of the breach, as the fine sand can blow into your eyes if you kick up the sand. The wet sand nearer to the sea did not have this problem. It was not practical to swim in the sea as the seabed sloped so gradually that you had to walk pretty far out before the water was waist deep, and made worse by the strong waves pushing me back to shore.

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The bathrooms at the resort are very clean and each comes with a bathtub.

All staff we encountered was efficient, helpful and friendly. This includes the staff at reception, the restaurant, and room service. We booked a firefly cruise too late, and were told that there were only two seats left.

An hour later, the hotel staff managed to get us onto a second cruise for the night, but warned us that when the moon is bright, there’s much less fireflies to be see on the second cruise.

She kept checking with the cruise operator and very alter on managed to move us to the first cruise. Good job.

Location has a very nice beach, but there’s limited attractions outside of the hotel/resort. We visited the turtle sanctuary, Limbong Art and went for firefly cruise.

We didn’t get around to the river cruise. There’s little shopping within short distance. There are a number of eateries, but no shopping complexes which I think is a good thing.

Stayed June 2015, travelled with family
Source: Tripadvisor – Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort

About Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa

ONCE in a while, we should stop counting ringgit and cents when we are on holiday. After working hard for the better part of the year, we should give ourselves a reward and go for the ultimate pampering.

And you don’t have to go far.

Consider the Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa in Cherating near Kuantan in Pahang and stay in exclusive boutique villas.

These villas have individual, private swimming pools and jacuzzi set in a garden of greenery.

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You can enjoy swimming at the hotel private pools that are available in each room.

Check out the lowest rate for this hotel here, Holiday Villa Eastern Pavilion Cherating.

Why stay at Eastern Pavilion Resort & Spa

Called the Eastern Pavilion, the villas are especially appealing to couples on honeymoon or for those seeking private retreats.

The villas overlook the South China Sea. From the garden, you can just walk down to the white, glistening beach and enjoy the view and sea breeze.

The resort has only 12 villas bearing traditional Malay-style architecture but with modern conveniences. The living room and verandah extend out to the private pool area.

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From the room, you can easily stroll to the white sandy beach and enjoy the sea view.

Such exclusive facilities come with highly personalised services including direct check-in at the villa and butler service.

Dining experience and relaxation packages at the hotel

What is a holiday without good food? At the resort, there are several F&B outlets offering both local and western dishes in exquisite setting.

At the Amoaras Relaxation Spa, just feel your nerves untangle and your worries melt away.

But if your idea of unwinding is to sweat it out, then go for water sports or hit the gym, play tennis, basketball or volleyball.

To sing the blues away, escape to the Karaoke Fun Pub.

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The Cherating coast is just around the corner from the hotel.

So how much will a stay at this private retreat set you back? A two-room villa costs RM950++ (seaview) and RM1,050++ (deluxe view) for two persons. Three-room villa rates start from RM1,150++ for four persons. The rate for an additional person is RM50++.

For reservations,

Check out the lowest rate for this hotel here, Holiday Villa Eastern Pavilion Cherating.

Attractions in Pahang that you might be interested

  • Tioman Islands – Acclaimed as one of the best island getaways in the world, the warm waters and good visibility make it a paradise for divers and snorkelers.
  • Bukit Tinggi Resort – This 16,000-acr retreat captures the essence of different cultures of the world in a single destination. The main attraction here is Colmar Tropicale, a French-themed resort town.
  • Cherating – This is a seaside destination long popular with budget travelers. It is the site of Asia’s first Club Med and the charming Cherating Village.
  • Fraser Hill – This quiet getaway is akin to a little Scottish hamlet with granite-colored mock-Tudor buildings dotting the landscape.
  • Jeram Besu – Besu Rapids is one of the best white-water rafting sites in the country. Organized tours offering off-road adventures as well as caving and abseiling activities can be arranged.
  • Fishing at Taman Negara – Sungai Tahan has fish a-plenty – thanks to an eight-year ban on fishing which has increased the fish population.
  • Janda Baik Homestay – There is nothing like taking a break from the busy city life by relaxing in kampung Janda Baik under the homestay programme which features traditional Malay life at the village, authentic Malay food and some wild fruits.
  • Sungai Lembing – A serene town tucked away about 40km northwest of Kuantan, Sungai Lembing offers a glimpse into Malaysia’s bygone days during the British and Japanese eras.

Photo credits: Phalinn Ooi, Ken Worker, Fadzly Mubin.

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