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Lemon Grass Chalet

Basic beachside digs

Photo of Lemon Grass Chalet, Southern end of Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil. , Perhentian Islands

What we say: 3 stars

Set at the base of the stairs that lead up to D'Rock Garden, Lemon Grass has two rows of uber-basic wooden freestanding bungalows facing one another, running back from the beach. You'd have great views to the water save for the fact the owners in their infinite wisdom have blocked the view with a bright green corrugated iron, ill-equipped toilet block. Seriously -- what on earth were they thinking? Management are friendly enough (signage refers to a mandatory two-night stay, but they let us stay for a single), but the positioning of the toilets really beggars belief -- and the block needs a thorough sandblasting – so bring flip-flops for the shower. On the upside, Lemon Grass is cheap, and cheaper still by 10 ringgit on weekdays. Bungalows have a small veranda with string hammock and are fan-cooled. No WiFi – and no phone, web or email, means Lemon Grass is walk-in only. The restaurant was being rebuilt when we visited and will be finished by the time you read this -- it's well appointed. Overall, if you're happy with frugal lodgings, this will deliver the goods -- just ask them to hurry up and move the bathroom. Noise from the nearby beach bars (which can run well into the early hours) can be an issue. If full, nearby Chempaka Chalet offers similar fare, but overall we prefered Bintang on the hill to here.

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Southern end of Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil. 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan share b'room 50 ringgit 50 ringgit 60 ringgit on weekends

Added to Travelfish on: 4th May, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 4th May, 2014

Last reviewed by:
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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Southern end of Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil. 

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