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Kota Bahru is the capital city of Kelantan, Malaysia and its name literally means “new city” or “new fort” in Malay. This city serves as the main gateway to visitors who are on their to the tropical, beautiful island of Perhentian. Kota Bahru is also home to unique architectural royal palaces and museums. You can also visit Siti Kadijah Market to know more about the local culture. Don’t forget to check out the hotel in Kota Bahru too.

Best hotels in Kota Bharu

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Grand Riverview Hotel

Grand Riverview Hotel

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Impressive
8.5
(743 Reviews)
Good location! Spacious room, worth every penny. Nice foods.
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RESTAURANT Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu

Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu

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Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu
Convenient
8.2
(637 Reviews)
Nice place and strategic location.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Perdana Kota Bharu

Perdana Kota Bharu

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Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.7
(1550 Reviews)
I had a pleasant stay. The buffet breakfast was excellent!
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (Formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel)

Renai Hotel Kota Bharu (Formerly known as The Grand Renai Hotel)

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Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.6
(450 Reviews)
The staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. Service was excellent and I had a great stay for 4 nights.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING AL Khatiri Hotel

AL Khatiri Hotel

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Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.6
(106 Reviews)
The hotel is near HUSM, perfect for those needing a place to stay nearby. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful, going out of their way to help in any way they can. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Overall, recommended!
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Exterior view ibis Styles Kota Bharu

ibis Styles Kota Bharu

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Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.4
(33 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Crystal Lodge Kota Bharu

Crystal Lodge Kota Bharu

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Impressive
8.6
(100 Reviews)
Clean and cozy. Good place to stay
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Crown Garden Hotel

Crown Garden Hotel

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Impressive
8.3
(100 Reviews)
Nice hotel. Recommended. Hotel is near the town.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Jewels Hotel

Jewels Hotel

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Impressive
8.6
(410 Reviews)
Comfortable and nice breakfast
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING De'Viana Hotel & Apartment

De'Viana Hotel & Apartment

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Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.4
(307 Reviews)
Good place to stay with family. Big and clean room, affordable price. We already stay at this hotel few times 😉
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Ridel Hotel Kota Bharu

Ridel Hotel Kota Bharu

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Convenient
7.9
(15 Reviews)
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BEDROOM Super OYO 89651 Harmoni Hotel

Super OYO 89651 Harmoni Hotel

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Convenient
8.2
(86 Reviews)
Located at town centre. Near restaurant.
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Flora Place

Flora Place

Hotels
Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Convenient
8.1
(24 Reviews)
Good in services and delicious food for breakfast.
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LOBBY OYO 90623 Thank Q Inn 3

OYO 90623 Thank Q Inn 3

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Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Acceptable
5.9
(8 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Khalifa Suites Hotel & Apartment

Khalifa Suites Hotel & Apartment

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Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Impressive
8.3
(93 Reviews)
The room looks exactly like the pictures. Super clean. Sure will come again, soon!
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Fifteen Avenue Inn

Fifteen Avenue Inn

Hotels
Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING AAM Hotel

AAM Hotel

Hotels
Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu
Convenient
8.0
(147 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Troika Avenue by Salaam Suites

Troika Avenue by Salaam Suites

Apartments
Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu
Impressive
8.8
(42 Reviews)
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LOBBY Best Studio Guest House

Best Studio Guest House

Apartments
Chinatown, Kota Bharu City Centre
Convenient
8.2
(75 Reviews)
Great and satisfaction, the location also strategic at the centre of kota bharu
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sky Riverfront @ Ibis Kota Bharu River View (Level 14)

Sky Riverfront @ Ibis Kota Bharu River View (Level 14)

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Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu
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Facts about hotel in Kota Bharu

Total Accommodation
168 Properties
Popular Area
Wakaf Che Yeh, Kubang Kerian
Popular Hotel
Grand Riverview Hotel, Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu
Popular Landmark
Cahaya Bulan Beach, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR)

Guest reviews in hotel near Kota Bharu

8.4
Impressive
13,893 reviews from hotels in Kota Bharu with aggregated rating of 8.4/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in hotel near Kota Bharu will help you to choose the perfect hotel easily!
Ahmad Z. Z.
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25 Feb 2024
The 3 days 2 nite stay was okey except that the breakfast menu was the same and no changes made. We expect the management/F & b manager to change the menus to different food like Mee Goreng Mamak, Fried Rice etc. The heavy food/dish is the same for that 2 days, for example Nasi Dagang! The coffee section using the coffee machine should be improved and upgraded to a better one to serve better & tastier coffee.
MS
MOHD SHAMSHUL NIZAM ABDULLAH
19 Mar 2024
Easy and simple check-in process, spacious and clean lobby, spacious and clean bedroom worth the price. Breakfast buffet with a variety of food and the most delicious grilled meat kerabu rice.
FAEMAH I.
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19 Feb 2024
Swimming pool is great. My children have a pleasure holiday since this is my first time to bring my kids to Kelantan. Spacious size room. Only little problem with the parking. Space is small and only can place around 30-40 cars is not mistaken. We need to park a far because full park.
Rahmat S. M.
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9 May 2024
That ' s enough, if you are just transit.
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rozaidi mohamed mokhtar
8.8
/ 10
21 Nov 2023
Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast OK. Great location. Night market every nite easy to find food.
Nurulain A. B. A. H.
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3 Dec 2022
The room very big and comfortable. The cleanliness is good. Inside of the room have a mini kitchen with a fridge, water kettle and sink. Iron and iron board also have insede the room. It was a pleasant stay.
NF
Nurul Farahana Binti Zulkifli
8 Oct 2020
Good location. Big parking spot. Hopefully, they can speed up the renovation process.
KEW S. L.
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6.4
/ 10
3 Jul 2023
No hot water for shower and no bathing foam.
Beatrix S.
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14 Nov 2023
Nice place. Clean and tidy. Near several shops and mydin mall just next to it.

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Currently, there are around 168 hotels that you can book in Kota Bharu

About

Kota Bharu is a unique city that you should consider as a destination when visiting Malaysia. It was branded by the state government as the “Islamic City” in 2005 with almost 93% of the population is Muslim. However, you can experience and explore various things in this city. From Islamic heritage sites, Kelantan traditional cultural centre, Royal Museum, beaches, islands and more.

The city is also located near the border of Thailand-Malaysia. Even better, it’s quite easy to go to Thailand from Kota Bharu. Other than by flight, you have several other options. By train, it will take almost 21 hours and cost around RM 60-300. By bus, it will take almost 22 hours and cost around RM 110-170. 

Want to know more about what Kota Bharu can offer you? Here’s everything that might interest you to visit this majestic city. 

Famous Destinations in Kota Bharu

There are several famous destinations in Kota Bharu that you need to visit in order to make the most of your experience. What are they?

1. Wat Photivihan

Despite being branded as “Islamic City”, there are 25 temples in Tumpat that you can visit only half an hour from Kota Bharu. Wat Photivihan is the most popular one where you get to see a giant reclining Buddha. Standing at an impressive 40 metres in length, it's also one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Visiting Wat Phothivihan offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Thai Buddhist culture right in the heart of Malaysia. Engage with monks, observe religious rituals, and gain insight into the practices and traditions that have shaped the spiritual landscape of the region for centuries. It's a cultural journey that promises to broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of Buddhism.

2. Istana Jahar

Of course you have to visit Istana Jahar when visiting Kota Bharu because it is the state palace of the state of Kelantan. It will not only help you to get to know more about the identity of Kota Bharu, but also enjoy the exquisite architectural beauty. Marvel at the architectural beauty of Istana Jahar, a fine example of traditional Malay craftsmanship.

Also, the palace is nestled amidst lush gardens and shaded courtyards. So it can provide a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kota Bharu. Take a leisurely stroll through the palace grounds, relax in the shade of towering trees, and soak in the serene ambiance that surrounds you.

3. Pasar Siti Khadijah

Experience Pasar Siti Khadijah like the locals. The traditional market provides an immersive experience into Malaysian culture, offering visitors a glimpse into the daily lives of locals. From the traditional attire worn by vendors to the language spoken and the food served, every aspect of the market reflects the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia, particularly Kelantan.

The market is famous for its diverse selection of genuine local goods, ranging from fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, to seafood. Visitors have the opportunity to taste unusual fruits, buy fragrant spices, and discover distinctive ingredients commonly found in Malaysian dishes.

The Public Transportations in Kota Bharu

To get around in Kota Bharu, you can choose buses. But if you want to go places on time, it’s better to consider taxis though the price can be more expensive. The other option is to use Grab or other e-hailing apps available in Kota Bharu such as Maxim, airasia ride, inDrive and more.

You might also consider Riding Pink, the first Malaysia’s women only transportation platform. Other than women, they also serve children. If you are a female solo traveller and plan to stay in Kota Bharu a bit longer, you might consider this option because you can book them for weekly or monthly rides. 

Best Areas to Stay in Kota Bharu

So, what are the recommended areas to stay in Kota Bharu?

1. Kota Bharu City Centre

If you enjoy being amidst the bustling activity, the city centre provides easy access to attractions, shopping, dining, and transportation hubs. Various hotels are available to suit different budgets, including upscale choices and more economical accommodations.

2. Kampung Kraftangan Kelantan

If you are keen on immersing themselves in traditional Malay culture and artisanry, Kampung Kraftangan (Handicraft Village) presents an excellent option. Situated on the outskirts of the city centre, this locale provides lodging amidst workshops and galleries exhibiting indigenous handicrafts like batik, silverware, and woodcarving.

Looking for Budget-Friendly Hotels in Kota Bharu?

Are you going to visit Kota Bharu but also on a budget? No need to worry. Here’s some budget-friendly hotels in Kota Bharu that you can consider and at the same time, will give you decent services.

1. Ridel Boutique Hotel

The 2-star hotel is a great option if you want to go around Wakaf Che Yeh at ease, a famous suburb known for the daily and weekly market, especially their night market. Pasar Borong Wakaf Che Yeh is their night market name where they sell everything from snacks to trinkets. The facilities of this hotel are decent and cover the basic needs that a typical visitor wants. To book this hotel, the price starts from RM 75. 

2. De'Viana Hotel & Apartment

The 3-star hotel is located in the suburb of Kota Bharu, Wakaf Che Yeh to be specific. Other than the basic facilities, they also have an indoor pool and fitness centre that might interest you who want to stay in a budget-friendly hotel but also want those facilities. If you’re interested in booking this hotel, the price starts from RM 84. 

3. Flora Place

The 2-star hotel is located in Kota Bharu City Centre and will be a great option if you want to visit Chinatown, Siti Khadijah Market and more. If you prefer to stay in a downtown area and budget-friendly hotel, you might consider this one. To book this hotel, the price starts from RM 72.

Recommended Family-Friendly Hotels in Kota Bharu

Want to stay in Kota Bharu comfortably with your family? Here’s some family-friendly hotels in Kota Bharu.

1. Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu

The 4-star hotel encourages the visitors to have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu. Located in the Wakaf Che Yeh district, some of the attractions you can bring your family with are Taman Air Splash, Wakaf Baru and more.

2. Tune Hotel - Kota Bharu City Centre

The 3-star hotel is located in the Kota Bharu City Centre. Here, you can get to tourist attractions in such a short time. For example, you can go to Kelantan State Museum and Taman Air Splash by walking for only 16 minutes. 

3. Perdana Kota Bharu

The 4-star luxurious hotel is a perfect option to bring your family together for holiday. The hotel is located near interesting places such as the Craft Museum and Handicraft Centre where you can have the opportunity to expose yourself to the beauty of traditional arts and crafts made by the locals. Cahaya Bulan Beach is also another interesting place that you can reach easily from your hotel.

Other Recommended Holiday Stays in Kota Bharu

Does Kota Bharu have options for holiday stays other than hotels? Here’s some of them.

1. Al-Aidid Homestay

The homestay has rated 9.0 from 41 reviews, they provide basic needs that might interest you. But it is located in the city centre and will be a perfect option if you want to visit Chinatown as the homestay is also near Siti Khadijah Market that you can visit by walking as it is only 259 metres from the homestay.

2. Best Studio Guest House

Literally ‘the best’, the guest house can be your holiday stay option if you want to stay in the Chinatown area. The facilities they provide are also decent and usually meet the basic needs. If you want to spend more time outside the guest house when visiting Kota Bharu, this guest house is the right option.

3. CyberApartment Kota Bharu

The 3-star apartment also provides basic needs that can be your option for holiday stays other than hotels. Because the apartment is located in a strategic area, Chinatown to be specific. It is near Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Wakaf Bharu and of course Siti Khadijah Market.  

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