Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kota Bharu
... till Sunday which is a working day here (Friday and Saturday being their weekend as this is another Muslim state). So, we have to hang around here for 3 days. Went to a local market and got huge juicy lychees, and wild honeycomb. Have found some Chinese food stalls, which sell BBQ pork and roast pork, so have been eating there at lunch time. They are also the only people who ...
... I mean we got a large speed boat from the dock, you get dropped off at the beach here (no jetties being used, who needs jetties?!) but the bigger boats can't come up to the shore, so when you get within 100 meters or so of the beach, you stop and in true James Bond style a couple of kids (well they looked like kids but they were probable teens) zoom up to you in smaller boats and for 40p, they take you to shore, all done in fast motion for some reason. This means you have ...
... Booked on for diving. Sea like a turquoise bath! Got ready and had to wait ages for dinner in hostel. Drinks at the Beach Bar for fire show. Boozed on our own table, joined by several girls. Pat went home, we carried on before jacking it in. Called Luke out so he dragged mattress into our ...
... 16! our cheapest hotel of this trip by a long mile!) but were really very pleasantly surprised with a good sized, newly decorated, modern, nice and clean room! I don't think we took any photos which is a shame but we were really pleased; it even had a hair dryer which I wasn't expecting and to top it all off we were right next to a mall which meant 1. Quick and easy KFC dinner and 2. Chemist for cold and flu drugs!! I was like a kid in a candy ...
Kota Bharu is the place you go when you're on a visa run from Thailand. Or it's the place you go when you'd like to hop on the "Jungle train" to Jerantut. Since I'm not on a visa run it was reason two which brought me to town. Getting there from the Perhentian Islands is easy. Take the boat, then a local bus and there you are. Downtown Kota Bharu.
The Lonely Planet suggested the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service