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Matahari Guesthouse

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Photo of Matahari Guesthouse, Off the beach, behind Cherating Cottage. , Cherating

What we say: 3.5 stars

Matahari lies between the beach road and the main road just past Little Bali and offers reasonable wooden bungalows in both private-bathroom and shared-bathroom flavours. The overall layout is far more spacious than Payung, with a leafy garden, a lawn and, well, rabbits! The bungalows themselves are okay; very stuffy at first but once you open the windows and run the fan they are habitable. Water pressure is more of a problem, but we managed. The big difference between here and Payung is the level of service. With a bit of effort this could easily be the best place to stay, but there just doesn't appear to be much happening on the organisational front. They do rent bicycles for 10 ringgit a day, which is a handy bonus. Surfboards can also be hired here.

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    Off the beach, behind Cherating Cottage. 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Bungalow fan share b'room 30 ringgit 30 ringgit
    Bungalow fan private b'room 40 ringgit 40 ringgit

    Added to Travelfish on: 24th November, 2012
    Last visited or updated on: 24th November, 2012

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    Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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