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Grand Riverview Hotel
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here (3 nights). most westerners seem to quickly pass through kota bharu on the way to the perhentians, but we feel it is well worth staying a couple of nights at least. we found the people to be generally friendly & accommodating. our room was clean & comfortable with a man-size bath & shower. even room service meals were cheap & delicious. the staff were very friendly & prompt in rectifying any minor problems. their english was a little limited at times but certainly much better than our bahasa. we paid approx. us$230 for 3 nights in a premier room with a quality buffet breakfast included. excellent value! kota bharu is a hidden gem (imho) - easy to walk around, vibrant markets, interesting history & culture, great food & retail if desired."
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8.1

Excellent

7681 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 54
Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel)
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"This is my 5th trip to Kota Bharu. We definately will stay in Renaissance Hotel because of the strategic location. The hotel is near to the town especially Pasar Khadijah and quite close to Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB). It will take us about 20 minutes drive to get to the beach without heavy traffic. My family especially my hubby love to be in Kota Bharu because of the marvelous foods that we can find over there. We like to be in PCB where we can eat "Fresh Deep fried Fish(ikan goreng tepung), squid, prawn and etc.." with colek...Yummy...!!Yummy!! while kids will enjoy playing kites by the beach..."
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8.6

Excellent

6125 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 74
H Elite Design Hotel
Wakaf Che Yeh,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Kids club
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Fitness center
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"Very new hotel so the plus points were that the rooms, furnishings, sheets etc were all relatively new/ used only a few times. Check in was fast. We weren’t aware kelantan state charged rm2 tourist tax per room but was well explained by the front desk staff. Located next to orange mall which Has some fast food options. Cons: 1. location - about 5-10mins drive from Kota Bharu town. 2. Ongoing construction, so some areas still dusty. 3. Water pooling in the shower. Not sure wether it was just a problem in our rooms. However, we didn’t have time to complain and it didn’t bother us so much. 4. Breakfast: very limited choice But overall it was a good stay for our family of four. "
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8.5

Excellent

10290 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 56
Perdana Kota Bharu
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"An old beauty - one of the earliest hotels in Kota Bharu has been refurbished. With new modern design, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. However, there are a few rooms for improvements: 1. Bathrooms are too small. A person has to know how to squeeze oneself when using the bathroom 2. Some of the rooms are quite new, even, the contol dashboard for room amenities (lighting, TV and etc) are not properly connected and haywire 3. Food during breakfast are abundant. However, has to upgrade the seating area a little bit more as people might feel a little claustrophobic "
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8.7

Excellent

11271 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 84
Troika Residensi Kota Bharu Modern Design by AGHome, One bedroom
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
9.4

Exceptional

68 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 41
Super OYO 89651 Harmoni Hotel
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Room service
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Family room
"I think they can repaint the walls is a little bit dirty "
7.1

Very good

1006 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 14
ibis Styles Kota Bharu
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Car power charging station
"Book thru agoda is cheaper than walks in. Pls do not adds on for breakfast. Breakfast was not the buffet just an ala cart with white rice + ayam masak merah + orange juice. (Not worth adds on RM40 for breakfast). Overall stay is went smooth and good. Facilities such as pool, gym, cafe, not avalable due to MCO 2.0. Indoor parking very limited. I stayed in room 804. The aircond timer will auto off after 90 minutes. I have to wakes up in midnites to on the aircond for every 1 and half hour. Aircond was centralised control i/o remote control. The bed frame was dusty. Pls get service manager to supervise on this. Towel was new and clean + face towel. Definitely will stay again if going to Kota Bharu. "
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8.9

Excellent

3070 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 50
Tune Hotel – Kota Bharu City Centre Kelantan
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Shops
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Laundry service
  8. Restaurants
"This is a very nice cosy hotel in Kota Bharu. There is a shopping mall (KB Mall) just next door and there is quite a bit of food in the form of traditional kopitiams and also a few fast food outlets next door in KB Mall."
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7.3

Very good

5830 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 23
Classy Studio @ Kota Bharu City Point
Kota Bharu City Centre,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Check-in/out [express]
  6. Cash withdrawal
  7. Laundry service
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"Situated in the middle of Kota Bharu’s food heaven. Pasar Siti Khadijah is about 5mins walk and so is Ulam Cikgu and Din Tokyo. The place is a studio apartment with one queen bed and one single bed. Size wise, it’s definitely more spacious than hotel’s room around this price. Since this is a serviced apartment, no breakfast is served but it’s not a big deal when the area is surrounded by numerous food joints. I strongly recommend this place. Btw, the bus station is about 5 min walk from this place. "
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8.7

Excellent

987 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 27
Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu
Wakaf Che Yeh,Kota Bharu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Contactless check-in/out
  8. Sauna
"Overall great hotel to stay in Kota Bharu, a good option id you want to stay near the famous late night market WAKAF CHE YEH. Serve good food & staff very helpfull, professional and friendly. Not far from down town Kota Bharu and about half an hour from Thai Border town of Rantau Panjang."
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7.8

Very good

6087 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 39

Fast facts about Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Accommodations1,232 properties
Popular hotelH Elite Design Hotel
Popular areaKota Bharu City Centre
Nightly rates from$9
AirportKota Bharu Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What's the top community in Kota Bharu to stay in?

Well-known neighborhoods amongst visitors staying in Kota Bharu include Kota Bharu City Centre, Wakaf Che Yeh and Kubang Kerian.

What are the prime accommodations located in Kota Bharu intended for individual tourists?

Accommodations around Kota Bharu which are highly rated by single vacationers are H Elite Design Hotel , Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel) and Tune Hotel – Kota Bharu City Centre Kelantan.

What are the most suitable properties found in Kota Bharu for business visitors?

Resorts in Kota Bharu that are very highly rated by business tourists are H Elite Design Hotel , Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel) and Tune Hotel – Kota Bharu City Centre Kelantan.

What are the ideal places to stay around Kota Bharu for group tourists?

Resorts in Kota Bharu that are well rated by group travelers are H Elite Design Hotel , Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel) and Tune Hotel – Kota Bharu City Centre Kelantan.

What resorts located in Kota Bharu are highly rated with regards to sanitation?

Accommodationsin Kota Bharu that is very highly rated regarding hygiene include Rayyan Ashraf homestay, Teratak Tok Wan 1 and 2 and Andiana Hotel & Lodge - Kota Bharu City Centre.

What resorts located in Kota Bharu are exceptionally rated with regards to facilities?

Resortslocated in Kota Bharu which is highly rated with respect to facilities include Rayyan Ashraf homestay, Andiana Hotel & Lodge - Kota Bharu City Centre and AAIRA Troika Residence,Kota Bharu.

What are the most appropriate places to stay in Kota Bharu equipped with spas?

Verified tourists to Kota Bharu have given out top ratings regarding the spa at Perdana Kota Bharu.

What are the preferred hotels in Kota Bharu with fitness center?

A hotel with fitness center in Kota Bharu that is exceptionally rated is Troika Zainey Homestay.

What's the best destination for sightseeing in Kota Bharu?

A top district with plenty of tourist attractions in Kota Bharu is Kota Bharu City Centre.

When should I visit Kota Bharu?

Last year, Kota Bharu received its most visitors during the month of February. Despite this, you may want to consider other months during which there are a fewer amount of vacationers, as the most popular destinations will be less jampacked.

Is covid test upon arrival mandatory for unvaccinated tourists to enter Kota Bharu?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Kota Bharu from outside the country. For up-to-date and in depth information on travel restrictons, remember to have a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you hope to visit, or go to here.

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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Kota Bharu is a city located in the northeastern part of Malaysia, known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture. It is the capital of Kelantan, one of the country's states, and is home to some of the most unique and fascinating attractions in Malaysia. One of the most interesting things about Kota Bharu is its thriving traditional culture. Visitors can explore the city's many museums and galleries, which showcase the region's history and art. Some of the most popular ones include the Kelantan State Museum, the Islamic Museum, and the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum. In addition to its museums, Kota Bharu is also known for its vibrant night markets, where visitors can sample some of the city's most delicious street food and shop for unique souvenirs. The most famous night market is the Pasar Malam Wakaf Che Yeh, which is open every day except Monday and offers a wide variety of products, from clothing and accessories to food and household items.

Top Reasons Why Kota Bharu Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Kota Bharu is a city that offers a unique blend of traditional culture and modern amenities, making it an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider visiting Kota Bharu: - Rich cultural heritage: Kota Bharu is home to some of the most fascinating museums and galleries in Malaysia, showcasing the region's history and art. - Delicious food: The city is also known for its street food, which is a must-try for any foodie. Some of the most popular dishes include nasi dagang, nasi kerabu, and ayam percik. - Beautiful architecture: Kota Bharu is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in Malaysia, such as the Istana Jahar, the Istana Balai Besar, and the Masjid Muhammadi. - Friendly locals: The people of Kota Bharu are known for their warm hospitality and welcoming nature, making visitors feel right at home. - Affordable prices: Compared to other destinations in Malaysia, Kota Bharu offers affordable prices for food, accommodation, and transportation, making it a great option for budget-conscious travelers.

How to Travel to Kota Bharu: A Complete Guide

Kota Bharu is easily accessible from other parts of Malaysia and neighboring countries, making it a convenient destination for travelers. Here's a complete guide on how to travel to Kota Bharu: - By air: The nearest airport to Kota Bharu is the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, which is located about 8 kilometers from the city center. There are daily flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor Bahru. - By bus: Kota Bharu is also well-connected by bus, with frequent services from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and other major cities in Malaysia. - By train: While there is no direct train service to Kota Bharu, visitors can take a train to Wakaf Bharu station, which is about 7 kilometers from the city center, and then take a taxi or bus to the city.

Unforgettable Things to Do in Kota Bharu for a Memorable Trip

Kota Bharu offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. Here are some of the must-do activities in Kota Bharu: - Visit the Kelantan State Museum: This museum is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Kelantan, with exhibits on traditional crafts, weapons, and clothing. - Explore the Handicraft Village and Craft Museum: This museum showcases the region's traditional crafts, including batik, silverware, and woodcarving. - Check out the Istana Jahar: This beautiful palace was built in 1887 and features intricate wood carvings and colorful murals. - Wander around the Pasar Siti Khadijah: This bustling market is a great place to sample local food and shop for souvenirs. - Visit the Masjid Muhammadi: This mosque is one of the most beautiful in Malaysia, with its blue and white color scheme and intricate tile work.

Book Your Kota Bharu Hotel with Agoda.com for the Best Deals

When it comes to finding the best deals on hotels in Kota Bharu, Agoda.com is the go-to website for travelers. With a wide range of options to choose from, including budget-friendly guesthouses and luxury hotels, Agoda.com has something for every type of traveler. Some of the most popular hotels in Kota Bharu include the Perdana Kota Bharu, which offers modern amenities and a central location, the H Elite Design Hotel, which features stylish rooms and a rooftop pool, and the Grand Riverview Hotel, which offers stunning views of the Kelantan River.

The Best Time to Visit Kota Bharu: A Seasonal Guide

The best time to visit Kota Bharu is between March and October, when the weather is dry and sunny. However, visitors should be aware that the city experiences heavy rainfall from November to February, which can cause flooding and disrupt travel plans.

Travel Tips for a Hassle-Free Trip to Kota Bharu

Here are some travel tips to help you have a hassle-free trip to Kota Bharu: - Dress appropriately: Kota Bharu is a conservative city, so visitors should dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. - Learn some Malay: While many locals speak English, learning some basic Malay phrases can go a long way in communicating with locals. - Be prepared for the weather: Kota Bharu can be hot and humid, so visitors should bring lightweight, breathable clothing and stay hydrated.

Where to Stay in Kota Bharu: A Guide to the Best Accommodations

Kota Bharu offers a range of accommodations to suit every budget and preference. Here are some of the best places to stay in Kota Bharu: - Perdana Kota Bharu: This hotel offers modern amenities and a central location, making it a great option for business travelers and tourists. - H Elite Design Hotel: This stylish hotel features well-appointed rooms and a rooftop pool, making it a great option for couples and families. - Grand Riverview Hotel: This hotel offers stunning views of the Kelantan River and is located close to many of the city's top attractions.

What to Eat in Kota Bharu: A Foodie's Guide to Local Cuisine

Kota Bharu is known for its delicious street food, which is a must-try for any foodie. Here are some of the most popular dishes to try in Kota Bharu: - Nasi dagang: This dish features steamed rice cooked in coconut milk and served with fish curry and pickled vegetables. - Nasi kerabu: This colorful dish features blue rice served with various herbs, vegetables, and protein. - Ayam percik: This grilled chicken dish is marinated in a spicy coconut milk sauce and served with rice and vegetables.

Getting Around Kota Bharu: Transportation Options for Tourists

Kota Bharu is a relatively small city, making it easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. However, visitors can also use taxis, buses, and trishaws to get around the city. Taxis are readily available throughout the city and are a convenient option for getting around quickly. Buses are also available, with frequent services to and from major destinations in the city. Trishaws are a fun and unique way to explore the city, with drivers offering guided tours of the city's top attractions.