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Kota Bharu

Accommodation options are convenient and plentiful in the area surrounding the central bus terminal and central market area. Most sightseeing venues are within walking distance or a relatively short bus journey as well as plenty of restaurants and modern specialty shops.

  • Where to stay in Kota Bharu

    Where to stay in Kota Bharu

    A selection of the better options

    Many of Kota Bharu’s primary sights and activities are scattered through the central part of town near the main bus terminal, along with plenty of restaurants, specialty shops and hotels and ... Read more.



  • Royal Guest House

    Royal Guest House

    A more midrange option

    Lot 440-443 & 448-445 Jalan Hilir Kota, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 743 0008; F: (09) 744 3033?

    Royal Guest House is smack dab in the middle of museums, plenty of eateries and key sights. For those with a few extra ringgit to spare, this non-pretentious accommodation option is a decent choice ... Read the full review of Royal Guest House.

    4 stars 120 to 250 ringgit 1 vote Midrange
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    Ridel Hotel

    A good find

    Lot A-05-01 Blok A, Pelangi Mall, section 9, Jalan Pasar Lama, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 747 7000; F: (09) 743 1177

    Conveniently located to museums, a few local eateries and the central market area of Kota Bharu as well as the riverfront, Ridel Hotel is actually two hotels in one, with two separate entrances side ... Read the full review of Ridel Hotel.

    4 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Crystal Lodge

    Crystal Lodge

    Almost swanky

    124 Jalan Che Su, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 747 0888?; F: (09) 747 0088

    Crystal Lodge could easily carry a higher price tag with its professional uniformed staff, grand lobby and reasonable amenities. Most of the rooms are spacious, but the single bed option rooms are a ... Read the full review of Crystal Lodge.

    4 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
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    Hotel Harmoni

    Bright and clean

    Lot 3761 Jalan Temenggong, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 744 7558; F: (09) 748 1558

    Located next to the Kota Bharu City Clock Tower, it would be difficult not to be able to find your way back to the bright yellow Hotel Harmoni, which you'll find within walking distance of the ... Read the full review of Hotel Harmoni.

    4 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Hotel Politan

    Hotel Politan

    Good value

    Lot 1121 Jalan Doktor, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 741 8887; F: (09) 741 8889

    Hotel Politan is located a couple of blocks away from the central bus terminal on rather heavily trafficked Jalan Doktor. Although still a convenient walking distance from traveller necessities, ... Read the full review of Hotel Politan.

    3.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Cerana Guest House

    Cerana Guest House

    Shabby chic

    First Floor, 39521,Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu
    T: (01) 9960 6734;

    This little diamond in the rough has only seven rooms but the cosy ambiance and quiet backstreet location is perfect. Add the sunny top floor veranda and you have your own home-away-from home in Kota ... Read the full review of Cerana Guest House.

    3.5 stars Under 60 ringgit 1 vote Backpacker
  • Sabrina Court Hotel

    Sabrina Court Hotel

    Clean and efficient

    117-181 Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 744 7944; F: (09) 744 7955

    Conveniently located within a short walk of the central bus station, the functional Sabrina Court Hotel has staid but fairly spacious rooms with attached baths, air-con, hot and cold water showers, ... Read the full review of Sabrina Court Hotel.

    3.5 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker
  • KB Backpacker's Inn

    KB Backpacker's Inn

    Backpacker favourite

    No 2981-1 Jalan Padang Garong (between Azam Hotel and Azam Photo), Kota Bharu
    T: (01) 9945 6557;

    Not much to look at from the adjoining street, but these folks have been in the business since 1995 and know how to meet your needs. Located a short walk from the central bus station, they have 50 ... Read the full review of KB Backpacker's Inn.

    3.5 stars Under 60 ringgit 1 vote Backpacker
  • Azam Hotel

    Azam Hotel

    Well worn comfort

    8/10 1872 A & B (Beside Azam Photo), Jalan Padang Garong, Kota Bharu
    T: (09) 747 8800; F: (09) 747 0576

    Azam Hotel is within walking distance of the Kota Bharu bus station on busy Jalan Padang Garong. The front desk staff are especially friendly and accommodating. Despite its older looking decor, ... Read the full review of Azam Hotel.

    3 stars 60 to 120 ringgit 1 vote Flashpacker


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