If the Classic Hotel a couple of doors down is a bit too dated for you, then the budget-business-traveller orientated Hotel Sentral Kuantan would be our first nearby suggestion -- the rates are cheaper too.
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The hotel has a smart, well presented lobby and six floors of rooms above in a modern, well finished building. The rooms are spartan but very clean and of a good size for the money (we had some trouble being shown one on a previous visit, but that wasn't an issue this time). Their on site coffee house is open all day for those who need a quick bite, but more diverse food options are within walking distance. Booking direct per their website can be a huge savings as well. WiFi is available throughout and rates include an inclusive breakfast option.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 95 ringgit, high season 95 ringgit. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 118 ringgit, high season 280 ringgit. Notes: