Gong Badak is a new town located in the northern part of the Terengganu River in Kuala Nerus district which was once part of the Kuala Terengganu district known as Kuala Terengganu Utara. Gong Badak now has a shopping mall with a large supermarket entrance like Hock Kee Seng, Sabasun 2, Giant and Mydin. Dara Inn is the best place to stay as it is only located 3 minute away from Sultan Mahmud Airport and offers 24 rooms range from standard to superior. All rooms are furnished with private bathroom completed with hot and cold water and television. This hotel also offers amazing facilities and services such as 24-hour reception, business centre and a car park. Besides that, recreational activities such as morning exercise and fly kites at garden are also available. There are also many attractions located nearby such as Crystal mosque and visitors also can enjoy famous local foods most such as fish snacks (keropok lekor) and deep fried squid, prawn and fish (sotong, udang & ikan goreng tepung). With its breathtakingly view towards Pantai Teluk Ketapang, this place offers refreshment and tranquility that suits your holiday experience where you can see and feel the true essence of mother nature.
How to Go to Dara Inn
There are several ways to reach Dara Inn hotel. There are flights daily from Subang and Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sultan Mahmud Airport. It takes around an hour and once you reach at the airport, you can take a taxi or rent a car to Dara Inn hotel which located only 5 minutes away. Visitors also can drive to Dara Inn hotel from Kuala Lumpur city centre to Dara Inn for 4 hour 35 minute drive via E8 highway.
Types of Rooms at Dara Inn
The hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and all are equipped with standard amenities include television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, mirror, slippers, sofa.
Budget Room is a type of room available with 1 single bed arrangement. This affordable room offers basic amenities such as air conditioner, flat screen television and private bathroom.
Standard Room is a type of room with 1 double bed or 2 single beds arrangement. This type of room has features like flat screen television with cable channels, tea and coffee maker machine and complimentary toiletries.
Superior Room is a type of room with 1 queen-size bed and 1 single bed arrangement. It is suitable for 3 adults and guests can choose this room facing beautiful beach, landmark and village.
Family Room is a type of room with 2 queen-size bed arrangement. This spacious room features ironing facilities, private bathroom and complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee maker.
Restaurants and Cafes at Dara Inn
As for dining options, there are many restaurants and trendy cafes nearby Dara Inn hotel. One of them is 93's Cafe which located 6 minutes away from hotel. This café features amazing tea and coffee as well as other interesting beverages. Only 10-minute drive from Dara Inn, there are also NR Cafe Restaurant and Nor Animas Café. These dining options offers local delights and beautiful aroma of coffee and beverages to quench the thirst.
Facilities and Activities at Dara Inn
There are various facilities and services offered here at Hotel Jen. Among them are 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception, business centre and car park. There are also porter service, facilities for disable guests and elevators and child or Baby cot for children. As for recreational activities, guests can swim in the pool at outdoor swimming pool and enjoy morning exercise at Gong Badak stadium. Besides that, guests also can fly the kite or wau at the garden and children can play the playground.
Interesting Places near Dara Inn
Crystal Mosque - Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque located in Wan Man, Terengganu, Malaysia. It features a grand structure made of steel, glass and crystal and was constructed between 2006 and 2008, and was officially inaugurated on 8 February 2008 by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu. It has the capacity to accommodate over 1,500 worshipers at a time and landmark of Muslims and has attracted many local and international tourists every year.
Kampung China (Chinatown) - Kampung China (Chinatown) or KT's Chinatown is located along Jalan Bandar (formerly known as Jalan Kampung Cina) at the river mouth of Terengganu River that empties into the South China Sea. There are grocery shops, a morning market, butcher shops, hardware shops, kopitiams cafes, and restaurants. The kopitiams, cafes and restaurants located at Chinatown also offer local delicacies from mostly Chinese and also Malay and Indian food.