Hyatt Regency Kuantan
Travel Blogs from Kuantan
... is dry, and then boiling away the wax.
On our last evening in Cherating there was a celebration (and not because we were leaving). Some people said it was for the end of Ramadan, some people said it was to do with the National Day, but all agreed that it was an "open house" and free food for all. The food was Malay home cooking style, with different sorts of rice, curries, satay, barbecued chicken, beef rendang, vegetable salads, sticky rice with ...
... I actually told Sheelan that he should just turn back and head down as it was a big No No for him. The path leading to the cave was very tough as the steps were uneven, shacky railings and one part, the flight of metal stairs that was built were kind of rickety as well. Sheelan was exhausted but did not give up but, me on the other side was worried sick. I didn't want him to strain himself too much and I was afraid that he might fall. Lots of negative ...
... we went to the beach. Sunbathing and watching surfers. Nice! Apperently there just had been some surfing competition in Cherating last weekend. Unfortunately we missed that.
In the afternoon a little shower came up so we went back to our chalet and relaxed there. :)
Also the rest of the evening was just dinner, reading and listening to music. Just what we needed.
Today (thursday) ...
Our next destination we hoped would be a little sunnier and dryer (though taking a risk as it’s on the east coast currently in mid-monsoon). We caught the local jangly bus from Tahan which would take us to the town of Jerantut where we would have to catch another long distance coach and then another local bus. Arriving at Jerantut we discovered that we had just missed one and the next bus wasn’t for another ...
... looks like the deity continuously is in 'Abishega'. The very sight of the Lingga and the phenomena inside the cave is definitely a great blessing.
Recently, the statues of Lord Vinayagar and Thayyal Nayagi have been added ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Kuantan
Good for a relaxing holiday
We spent a week at the Hyatt after visiting Singapore. Once you get past the 70's style buildings this hotel makes for a very pleasant break. This is not a four star hotel as advertised, the building looks tired and the rooms need a face lift. What makes this place special is the staff and service which is superb. The staff were never without a smile and always had time to ask how you were and how you were enjoying the stay.
The hotel provides good food and fine dining which is resonably priced.
I would reccommend a stay in Kuantan if you are looking for a very relaxed holiday but if you want lively nightlife I would chose a more popular resort.
MY family and I have had a fantastic weekend at the Hayatt in Kuantan.The staff are very helpful and very polite.My kids loved the pool,everywhere was very clean.I would recomend this hotel for a very relaxing holiday.
How do you feel when you arrived after driving all the way from Kota Bahru in Kelantan down to Kuantan from 9am to 10pm (of coz wth some stopovers) probably about 300km you were told that your reservations had been cancelled even after you had made a few calls earlier that you would be coming late.
You would definitely blew your top and raise your voice like what i did.
Anyway I got the Presidential suite come with jacuzzi at standard room rates coz the hotel is totally occuppied then.
Anyhow as of the previous reviews the staff had that genuine smile.......especially the manager who was checking me in...my apologies for shouting at you...and hats off for your keeping your cool....
We have been to the Hyatt in April 2005 and booked it based on the description and photos of the Hyatt internet site.
Most people visiting Malaysia pass through KL, and then head for Penang or Langkawi, all situated on the West Coast. The East coast offers a different but equally enjoyable possibility, although the choice of higher grade hotels is limited. I spent several nights at the Hyatt in Kuantan a few years ago, on business, and my wife & I returned in February 2005 for a week's holiday.
We stayed at the Hyatt for Xmas and New Year, so we were there in Malaysia when the Tusanmi struck, which was a very sad time, the news reports were brilliant keeping everyone informed.
We went there for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We had previously been to other parts of Malaysia before and were impressed with the high standards in hotels and generally found Malaysia absolutely enchanting.
My husband and I visited Hyatt in Kuantan in April 2002. As it was just after Easter holidays there were not many people around and we spent good quality time there. Also, we managed to swing a good deal: pay for 5 nights and 5 free with free breakfast thrown in for the first 5 nights.