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Alor Setar, or previously known as Alor Star, is the capital state of Kedah. It is the second largest city after Sungai Petani. In Alor Setar, amongst the interesting attractions you should visit include the Paddy Museum, the Royal Kedah Museum and the Tugu Pahlawan. There is also a wide selection of hotels in Alor Setar that will provide you a comfortable stay.

Popular hotels in Alor Setar

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Royale Signature Hotel

Royale Signature Hotel

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.5
(672 Reviews)
The staff are nice. Hotel facilities are superb. The hotel is near shopping complex.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Grand Alora Hotel

Grand Alora Hotel

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.6
(707 Reviews)
Love the bed! Very comfortable! And the location eventho not on the city centre (5 minutes away) but you can always use uber/grab. easy access. Lots of food stalls & restaurant around the area. Opposite to tesco. Overall I’m very satisfied!
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Alor Setar (Formerly known as TH Hotel and Convention Centre Alor Setar)

Raia Hotel & Convention Centre Alor Setar (Formerly known as TH Hotel and Convention Centre Alor Setar)

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.7
(733 Reviews)
Great hotel and very clean, friendly staffs.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Urban Inn Alor Setar

Urban Inn Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.4
(100 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Grand Crystal Hotel Alor Setar

Grand Crystal Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Convenient
7.9
(196 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Seri Malaysia Alor Setar

Hotel Seri Malaysia Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Convenient
8.0
(475 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Super 8 Hotel @ Alor Setar

Super 8 Hotel @ Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
9.0
(8 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING The Jerai Hotel Alor Setar

The Jerai Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.6
(255 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING T+ Hotel Sungai Korok

T+ Hotel Sungai Korok

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Convenient
8.2
(81 Reviews)
Comfort and suitable for family
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Starcity Hotel Alor Setar

Starcity Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.5
(249 Reviews)
Great location. Clean room. friendly staff. nice food.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Sabena.Com

Hotel Sabena.Com

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Alor Setar, Kedah
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Fuller Hotel Alor Setar

Fuller Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.5
(639 Reviews)
Very comfortable, clean, location also convenient for family, affordable rate and value of money.
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ภาพหลัก The Leverage Business Hotel Mergong

The Leverage Business Hotel Mergong

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Located in Alor Setar, The Leverage Business Hotel Mergong is in a shopping district, within a 5-minute drive of Muzium Negeri and Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim. This hotel is 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Kuala Kedah Jetty and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Clock Tower.
Impressive
8.5
(449 Reviews)
Good place nice hotel...clean and good service.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING SUPER OYO 89976 Fins Hotel

SUPER OYO 89976 Fins Hotel

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Alor Setar, Kedah
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING AST Hotel

AST Hotel

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.6
(110 Reviews)
Good hotel. Good service, good price
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING iG Hotel Alor Setar

iG Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Convenient
8.2
(5 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Rainbow Hotel Alor Setar

Rainbow Hotel Alor Setar

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Convenient
8.2
(129 Reviews)
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ภาพหลัก The Leverage Lite Hotel - Kuala Kedah

The Leverage Lite Hotel - Kuala Kedah

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Alor Setar, Kedah
When you stay at The Leverage Lite Hotel - Kuala Kedah in Alor Setar, you'll be in the business district, within a 5-minute drive of Alor Star Mall and Mahathir’s Birthplace. This hotel is 5 mi (8.1 km) from Kuala Kedah Jetty and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir.
Impressive
8.5
(311 Reviews)
clean and spacious with reasonable price. highly recommended. staff is polite as well. good service. snack provided which is complementary
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel ASRC

Hotel ASRC

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Alor Setar, Kedah
Impressive
8.5
(53 Reviews)
Nice and comfy...my children happy.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING OYO 90866 Rakyat Inn

OYO 90866 Rakyat Inn

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Alor Setar, Kedah
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Facts about Alor Setar

Total Accommodation
50 Properties
Popular Hotel
Royale Signature Hotel, Grand Alora Hotel
Popular Landmark
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR), Alor Setar Tower

Guest reviews in Alor Setar

8.6
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4,132 reviews from hotels in Alor Setar with aggregated rating of 8.6/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in Alor Setar will help you to choose the perfext hotel easily!
4 Sep 2023
Room = spacious, Pool = clean, Food = tiptop, delicious! Decoration good. Air conditioner super cold. Will visit again!
Faridah M.
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12 Dec 2023
Love the location. Spacious room with proper amenities. Staff friendly. Breakfast OK. Parking ample. Check in and check out smooth. Easy to find food surrounding hotel.
azudin m.
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25 Dec 2023
Nice stay but parking was full ….
Arina Z.
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14 Dec 2023
Travel for bisness purpose. 🌏.
Chea Y. H.
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27 Jan 2024
Bed was lumpy. Shower motor sounds like a helicopter hovering in the bathroom. Be careful of the bathroom tiles, edges are sharp and can cut if not careful. Room was quite though. Hotel is next to the state stadium, fyi.
KHAIRULNIZAM B. A. B.
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8 Jan 2024
The staff at this hotel is not friendly and look lazy. This hotel still use old type of air conditioner. I have bad experience during my stay when I sleeping at midnight, the air conditioner suddenly leaking badly. Causing my item wet. Not really recommend this hotel.
Fasihah
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8 Jan 2021
The hotel is old fashion need to improve.. but the staff is friendly
GHAZALI B. A. A.
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11 Feb 2024
We had a pleasant stay, very cooperative staffs. The room is spacious. We hope the gradient of the floor slab in the toilet area to be improved quick drainage of water to the floor trap.
TD
Twin Dan Nenek
14 Jan 2022
We took 3 rooms. 1 double bed + 2 twin bed. Double bed room is small. Breakfast rm25 per pax are not satisfying.
Ainul A.
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30 Jan 2024
I had a pleasant stay. Room was tidy and clean. Loved their service as well. Location is strategic, a 5 mins walking distance to Aman Central Mall. Around the area also have restaurants you can explore.

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Most commonly asked questions in Alor Setar

What are the best areas to visit near Alor Setar?

If you are in Alor Setar, you can also visit Alor Setar City Center

Where are the best cities to visit in Alor Setar?

The best cities to visit in Alor Setar are Langkawi, Kulim, Jitra, Changlun, Baling, Gurun, Pendang, Sik, Kuala Muda, Padang Terap

How many hotels are listed in Alor Setar?

Currently, there are around 50 hotels that you can book in Alor Setar

About

Alor Setar, formerly known as Alor Star, is the state capital of Kedah and situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This second largest city in Kedah—after Sungai Petani—is also declared as the richest for its Malay culture and influence to daily life. Paddy fields stretch along the outskirt of the city, which also crowns Alor Setar with its reputation as ‘the rice bowl of Malaysia’.

How to go to Alor Setar

Alor Setar is well connected by easy roads, domestic flights, and ferries.

By road

Car

Alor Setar is accessible by driving via the North-South Expressway, stretching from Bukit Kayu Hitam (Malaysian border town to Thailand) to Singapore. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes six to seven hours to reach Alor Setar, while it only takes 1,5 hours from Penang.

Bus

Alor Setar’s Shahab Perdana Terminal is the arrival point of local and regional buses. It is also the main terminal to go to any other towns in Kedah and Thailand as well.

Buses to Alor Setar from major cities

  • From Kuala Lumpur: all buses depart from Puduraya Bus Terminal. Fare starts from 35.00 MYR, and the journey takes around 7 hours.
  • From Johor Bahru: departing from Larkin Bus Terminal, the bus fare starts from 64.00 MYR, and the journey takes around 13 hours.
  • From Penang: daily buses available from Butterworth Terminal and Sungai Nibong Terminal in Penang, bus fare starts from 8.70 MYR. The journey takes around 4 hours.

Train

Kereta api Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Langkawi Express departs from Kuala Lumpur to Hat Yai in Thailand and stops at Alor Setar railway station en route. The station is located at Jalan Stesen, accessible via Jalan Selamat.

From KL Sentral Kuala Lumpur: overnight train No. 20, Langkawi Express (also known as Senandung Langkawi), departs at 10:00 PM and arrives at Alor Setar at 07:54 AM on the next day. Fare starts from 22.00 MYR for second class seat, 39.00 MYR for first class seat, 45.00/51.00 MYR for second class sleeper beds, and 92.00/101.00 MYR for first class sleeper beds. To go to Kuala Lumpur, catch the same train service with No. 21, leaving at 7:55 PM.

Another choice is to depart from Butterworth station, Penang, by Ekspres Antarbangsa train No. 36 to Bangkok. Train departs at 2 PM and arrives at Alor Setar at 3:53 PM. From Bangkok, Thailand, you can catch the same train No. 35, departing at 2:45 PM (local time) and arriving at Alor Setar at 11:09 AM on the next day.

By plane

Alor Setar’s new and modern airport Sultan Abdul Halir Airport (or Alor Setar Airport, AOR) serves daily flights from Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, AisAsia, and Firefly air carriers. The Malaysian Airline System also connects the city with direct flight to hajj flight destination Madinah and Jeddah.

The airport is located approximately 15 kilometres to the north of the city, at Kepala Batas.

Tourist attractions in Alor Setar

Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market)

Despite its name, Pekan Rabu (Wednesday Market) is a market that operates all week from morning to evening. The stalls at the market, which is situated at Jalan Tunku Ibrahim, sell various things from food to handicrafts. It is also a haven for Malay street foods with cheap price, such as batang buruk (Kedah’s traditional cake), sagun (cake made of sago flour), and pekasam (preserved fishes ikan sepat, ikan puyuh, ikan lampani). This popular tourist spot can be easily found in front of the market’s main bus stop. 

Menara Alor Setar (Alor Setar Tower)

Alor Setar Tower, a 165,5 meters high tower overlooking the city, is the landmark of Alor Setar. Though its main function is as telecommunication tower, visitors can enter the tower to enjoy the panoramic view of the whole city and its surroundings. Moreover, there is a 360o Revolving Restaurant at the tower, also meeting room that functions as art and cultural activities centre.

Masjid Zahir (Zahir State Mosque)

As a state mosque of Kedah, the Zahir Mosque possesses an everlasting and detailed beauty of its Victorian style within this white mosque building. It is built in a huge area of 124,412 square feet. The mosque, which is also voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world, measures 62x62 square feet with five large domes symbolizing Five Pillars of Islam. The mosque’s construction dates back to 1912, and was officially opened on 15 October 1915. Zahir State Mosque is located at Jalan Sultan Muhaman Jiwa.

Wat Nikrodharam

Alor Setar’s Buddhist Shrine, Wat Nikrodharam, is also one of the most impressive religious sites in Malaysia. Deeply influenced by Thai elements and accentuated with Chinese ornaments, the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist temple is also decorated with colorful mosaics. The shrine is located at Jalan Teluk Wan Jah and can be easily spotted next to Alor Setar’s main roundabout.

Muzium Diraja (Royal Kedah Museum)

Muzium Diraja, also called Royal Kedah Museum, is formerly a royal palace built in 1936. The architecture is infused with Thai style, housing a repertoire of Kedah’s royal families’ photographs. Malaysia’s first Prime Minister Tuanku Abdul Rahman’s memorabilias are also displayed here. Outside the building, a number of ancient cannons display and beautiful garden bring the old colonial-styled palace. Please note that you are not allowed to wear your shoes and taking photos inside is also prohibited.

Muzium Diraja is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. It is closed on Friday, from 12-3 PM during Friday Prayers. There is no admission fee to enter the museum.

Travel tips in Alor Setar

  • Alor Setar is one of the cities and towns in Malaysia, which applies working days from Sunday to Thursday and the weekend is on Friday and Saturday. This applies to all governmental sectors and schools.
  • There are passenger ferry services provided at Kuala Kedah jetty, located at Kuala Kedah town, 12 kilometers from Alor Setar. The jetty serves ferry service from and to Langkawi for 23.00 MYR (price is subject to change) one-way.
  • For foodies, the well-known warong Fishermen’s Ikan Kembong at the junction road to Yan (open from 11 AM to 1 PM only) and Laksa Telok Kechai, midway on Alor Setar-Kuala Kedah road serving fish gravy rice noodle (open from 7 PM to midnight), are must-tries. These are very popular among the locals.
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