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Popular hotels in Kelantan

Tok Aman Bali Beach Resort

Lot 6264(1), Pantai Bisikan Bayu, Semerak, Pasir Puteh, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, Malaysia, 16700

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu

Jalan Mahmood, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15200

8.9 / 10

Very Good

Grand Riverview Hotel

Jalan Post Office Lama, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

8.5 / 10

Very Good

Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu

PT 968, Jalan Kuala Krai, Wakaf Che Yeh,, Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15100

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Tune Hotel - Kota Bharu City Centre

KBCC, Jalan Hamzah, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15050

7.8 / 10


Royal Guest House

Lot 440 - 443 & Lot 448 - 452 Jalan Hilir Kota, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15300

8.1 / 10

Very Good

Jewels Hotel (Formerly Known As Habib Hotel)

Lot 1159-1162 Seksyen 11 Jalan Maju, Bandar Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

8.8 / 10

Very Good

De'Viana Hotel & Apartment

LOT 2992, Ground Floor ,Jalan Kuala Krai, Seksyen 62, Wakaf Che Yeh, Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15150

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Sutera Inn Prima

Jalan Dusun Muda off Jalan Bayam, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15200

8.3 / 10

Very Good

G Home Hotel

A-01-05, Pelangi Mall, Jalan Post Office Lama, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

8.7 / 10

Very Good

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

Kota Sri Mutiara, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15150

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Villa Danialla Beach Resort

Lot 385, Jalan Tok Bali, Kandis, Bachok / Pantai Irama, Kelantan, Malaysia, 16310

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Destiny Riverside Hotel

Lot A-01-07, Lot A-01-09 Jalan Pasar Lama, Seksyen 9, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

7.8 / 10


Dynasty Inn (Wakaf Che Yeh)

2618, Jalan Kuala Krai, Wakaf Che Yeh, Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15100

7.9 / 10


The Room @ Anjung Vista Condominium

Jalan Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kubang Kerian, Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 16150

7.4 / 10


Sudara Beach Hotel

Lot 128, Mukim Telong, Jalan Tok Bali, Bachok / Pantai Irama, Kelantan, Malaysia, 16300

7.9 / 10


Hotel Harmoni

Lot 3761, Jalan Temenggung, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Arwana Inn Tok Bali

1231, Terusan Semerak, Tok Bali, Tok Bali / Pasir Putih, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, Malaysia, 16800

7.8 / 10


Humaira Hotel

PT630-G, Kompleks Perniagaan Humaira, Jalan Humaira 1, Tanah Merah, Kelantan, Malaysia, 17500

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Al-Ansar

Hotel Al-Ansar, Jalan Maju, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, 15000

7.6 / 10




Kelantan or “Kelate” as how the local Kelantanese would call it, is a state of Malaysia. From the Malaysian map, you would realise that Kelantan is right at the very top of Malaysia, the north-est state before Thailand. The capital of this state is Kota Bahru and the honorific of the state is Darul Naim which means “The Blissful Abode”.

This northern state of the peninsular has a meaning to its name, Kelantan which means the ‘Land of Lightning”. Travelers would usually rush through this state, seeing it as a pass-through to places like Thailand and Perhentian Island. But what they are missing out is the chance to experience a stronghold of the Malay culture and one of the Southeast Asia’s great buffer zones, combining a distinctive blend of Chinese, Indian, Thai and Malay cultures.

Kelantan’s population is 95% Malay, being an evident to why the state is sometimes known as the ‘Cradle of Malay Culture’. Their rich traditions are kept alive and passed down to generations, traditions like kite flying, Wayang Kulit, songket weaving and batik designing, allowing the future generation to uphold the proud culture.

How to go to Kelantan

By Flight

Kelantan’s only airport is the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (KBR), which is located in Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu. Travelers from Kuala Lumpur can either choose to fly with AirAsia or MAS airlines as these are the only two flying from KL. Those from Penang and Johore Bahru can reach Kelantan by FireFly.

By Train

The one direct train from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu and vice versa is called the KTM Senandung Wau. This is a sleeper train service with comfortable beds for a good night sleep throughout the journey.

By Bus

The capital of the province is connected with the rest of Malaysia by express buses for long distances, going to Penang and with a number of other towns from the East Coast (Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu).

There is a bus which runs twice each day between Kuala Lipis and Gua Musang, the latter being a town in Kelantan and the former one in Pahang.

Tourist attractions in Kelantan

Kota Bharu Walking Tour

When it comes to seeing everything in Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan, its best to do it on foot, so that you never miss out on the colourful and interesting city centre that is rich in culture and heritage. Here are some places that are nearly and totally walking friendly – State Museum, Markets, Grand Palace, Istana Jahar, State Mosque, Kerapu Bank, Istana Batu, Craft Village, Kampung Cina and the beautiful shop houses.

Wat Phothivihan

Wat Pothivihan was completed back in 1979 and is well known for its reclining Buddha statue. Though it is often mistaken to be South East Asia’s biggest reclining Buddha, it is actually the biggest in Malaysia with a length of 40 meters, 7 meters long. The craftsmanship of the statue is fairly simple and around the statue, murals and smaller statues are surrounded. Underneath and to the rear of the Reclining Buddha is a columbarium, a vault that is used to deposit urns containing the ashes of the departed.

Pantai Cahaya Bulan

Pantai Cahaya Bulan (formerly known as Pantai Cinta Beach / Beach of Passionate Love) was believe to name by a lovelorn British soldier during the World War Two. Till today, there are some locals still prefer to us the old name. It has a beautiful long and wide sandy beach, a popular spot for family outings and picnics. It also has a variety of water sports and horse riding. There are some food stalls and restaurants along the beach, which offers fresh barbeque seafood.

Hotels in Kelantan


Hotel Perdana, the first premier hotel in Kota Bharu has undergone a major transformation into a luxury 5-star hotel. Stands in the heart of the city centre, it is within a walking distance Stadium Sultan Muhammad ke – IV, not to mention strategically located within a commercial district, government offices, shopping areas, hospitals and local attractions. The hotel’s architecture prominently displays unique carvings where rich Malay heritage is kept alive. Blending with a touch of modern luxury in a classic décor, spreading over 2 wings and offering 272 well-appointed guest rooms & suites.

Holiday Villa Holiday & Suites Kota Bharu

Located in the new commercial area of Wakaf Che Yeh, Hotel and Suites Kota Bharu offers 108 rooms with modern and comfortable facilities. This 4-star hotel is only 20 minutes away from Sultan Ismail Petra airport, 10 minutes from Kota Bharu town and Kubang Kerian Wakaf Che Yeh that is known for its lively and busting all night bazaar.

Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel

Experience the rich Malay culture at Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, a Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel and the city's only five-star international class hotel with premier convention and wedding venue. For business or leisure traveler, the 298 spacious accommodation rooms and suites provide world class service and facilities. The Renaissance Fitness Centre is Kota Bharu's largest gymnasium equipped with latest fitness equipment, steam rooms, sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Travel Tips in Kelantan

  • In the main market of Kota Bahru or at other markets and along the beach, you may see turtle eggs of different turtle species on sale or cooked as omelet as a dish. There is a natural curiosity to buy or try out. But please do not as this will only encourage more illegal poaching.
  • From November to February, it is generally the "monsoon" raining season in Kelantan. The winds from the northeast over the South China seas brings heavy rains. Rivers can overflow, town can inundate and roads can be closed or bridges can get washed away. So, beware of falling trees or falling rocks or rising waters.