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Alaya Malai

3-star beachfront B&B with outdoor pool, near Merang Jetty

ZAR 1,578

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Lot 3 Jalan Pantai Merang, Setiu, 21010, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Undoubtedly the best hotel in Merang! Highly recommended if catching an early boat from…

    Sep 2, 2020

  • We had a wonderful Time there, our Host were perfect and treated us like friends. The…

    Jun 13, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Furnished balcony

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Merang Jetty - 17 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Exclusive Double Room, Balcony

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Merang Jetty - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kuala Terengganu (TGG-Sultan Mahmood) - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
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Lot 3 Jalan Pantai Merang, Setiu, 21010, Terengganu, Malaysia

At a glance


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Alaya Malai B&B Setiu
  • Alaya Malai B&B
  • Alaya Malai Setiu
  • Alaya Malai Setiu
  • Alaya Malai Bed & breakfast
  • Alaya Malai Bed & breakfast Setiu

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MYR 75 per person (one-way)


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2022. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MYR 75 per person one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, hiking, and horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The staff and service went above any expectation. friendly and genuine and was helpful beyond what is normally expected. The owners Budhi and Tony are lovely people.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice place to relax..

    1 night trip, Dec 12, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The hotel is located right next to the beach and near the boats that take you to Redang and the other islands. We arrived late in the season so couldn't travel to the islands, but we were given great suggestions by Budi and Tony for alternative trips (recommend the elephant sactuary) , and they were excellent hosts. I recommend their food, we had an excellent fish curry with rice, stir fried prawns and poppadoms. Yum! Breakfast is excellent too. The town centre is about 45 minutes away by car but taxis are cheap (use Grab) and the bus takes an hour but costs under 5 ringit per person each way. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. Recommend this hotel for a quiet and relaxing getaway

    Yee, 4 night trip, Oct 28, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    nice hotel close to the beach

    a really beautiful place. instagram worthy, nice decor, comfortable room. pity i only stayed for 1 night. it's right beside the beach which is great. breakfast was ample and delicious too. not to mention Budi+Tony are great hosts!

    ron, 1 night trip, Aug 17, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Better than staying on redang island. An easy 5*

    I can now understand why this place is rated 5/5. The hosts, Budi and Tony really put their hearts into running this b&b. Well done. This is wayyyyy better than staying on the island. Has a beach right in front of the house, lovely pool, and 2 servings breakfast each pax! This place is so quiet and peaceful. The pool water is so clean and felt so light swimming in them, it doesn't have the typical pool chlorine smell. If I could, I'd give them 6*. Hopefully they are the same when I return some day.

    Polly, 1 night trip, Aug 9, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    We hebben zelfs een nachtje extra geboekt! Heerlijk bed, mooie kamers, goed zwembad, meteen bij het strand, top ontbijt en heerlijk aan het strand. Met mijn verjaardag heb ik heerlijk zelfgebakken chocoladetaart als ontbijt, lunch en toetje na het diner gehad. Ook de mogelijkheid om in de avond voor het diner aan te schuiven. Een aanrader! De eigenaren zijn open minded en denken graag mee. Voelde meteen erg prettig en gezellig om hier te zijn. Wij hadden een huurauto en dat maakt het wel makkelijker om bij de accommodatie te komen en vanuit daar dingen te kunnen ondernemen. Als je even wil bijkomen, tussen het reizen door, is dit een uitstekende plek.

    2 night romance trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Séjour de nuits et deux jours où nous avons pris une navette maritime pour visiter et profiter de deux îles . L’hotel Est situé à environ 1 km des navettes, il est aussi situé en bord de mer . Si seulement il y avait moins de plastique partout sur les plages ! ( autant sur les îles que près de l’hotel) les hôtes Tony et Buri sont très accueillants et aimables . Nous avons pris nos trois soupers à l’hotel. La cuisine alternant entre le malais et l’italien-malais est savoureuse et tout à fait delicieuse , les portions généreuses. Les hôtes vont au devant de vos désirs , aidant ainsi à classer ce ( trop ) court épisodes de nos vacances comme un séjour de rêve .

    Marie C, 2 night romance trip, Feb 22, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Magnifique séjour

    Magnifique petit coin de paradis. Une maison au design moderne remplie de plante de toute sorte. Une magnifique chambre avec une très belle vue. Le jardin est somptueux, à deux pas de la mer avec une grande piscine. Les hôtes sont très accueillants et sympathiques. Ils nous ont aidé à planifier notre séjour sur les îles. Le petit-déjeuné est divin et le souper un vrai régal. A ne pas manquer si vous désirez séjourner dans les environs.

    Steven, 1 night romance trip, Aug 14, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beautiful place and great hosts!

    We only had one night at this special place and already love it. It is pure eye-candy - everything is very comfortable, there wasn't anything missing. In fact the food was probably the best we had in all our holiday (so was the coffee). The best thing, anyways, was the amazing hospitality we experienced from the two amazing hosts that made the stay so pleasant and interesting - we were almost sad it was only for one night. Thank you so much!

    Richard, 1 night trip, Jul 27, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Danut Cristian, 4 night trip, Aug 17, 2019

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