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Southern end of West Beach, Perhentian Besar T: (019) 984 0232(019) 985 3359

Mama's Chalet

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Last off the rank between Watercolours and the southern bushwhacking trail to Tuna Bay sits Mama’s Chalet, a slightly more modern-looking version of the ’typical’ A-framed Perhentian budget chalet.

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With 24 years in the business and under the watchful eye of Aziz and Jimie -- two of the most knowledgable, helpful and really funny guys we’ve met in a while -- Mama’s is a good spot. Rooms are basic but quite spacious and clean with attached baths. Cleanliness is apparently a priority at Mama’s with the additional decor of pastel coloured plastic waste baskets attached to each veranda – they seem to make them his and her bungalows! The huts are in rows running parallel to the beach and note that some face away from the water. There is a laidback feel to this family-run spot and the rates are the lowest in the area, just undercutting the nearby Watercolours. Their on-site restaurant is relaxed and slow WiFi-equipped. Overall, this is a good choice for families as well as budget travellers and you’re only a 10-minute walk to PIR Beach. Recommended. Aziz and Jimie both told us they had shut down their website and only took reservations by phone, but a website does exist -- with different phone numbers – so we’re not clear if it is an imposter or not, but have included it just in case.

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Walk-in rates at Mama's Chalet

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
70 ringgit
70 ringgit
Upto 90 ringgit
Superior double room
160 ringgit
160 ringgit
Family room
350 ringgit
350 ringgit
Room: Standard double room, low season: 70 ringgit, high season 70 ringgit. Notes: Upto 90 ringgit
Room: Superior double room, low season: 160 ringgit, high season 160 ringgit. Notes: Seaview
Room: Family room, low season: 350 ringgit, high season 350 ringgit. Notes:

Where is Mama's Chalet

Mama's Chalet
Southern end of West Beach, Perhentian Besar
T: (019) 984 0232(019) 985 3359
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º44'20.45" E, 5º53'57.6" N
Room rates: 60 to 120 ringgit

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