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Check-in: From 14:00
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The Room @ Zishi Hostel is a budget accommodation located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. The hostel is a short 2-minute stroll from the nearest night market and approximately a 10-minute walk from Istana Balai Besar, Istana Batu and Istana Jahar Handicraft Village. It is also next to Siti Khadijah Central Market, Kota Bharu Mall and within a 15-minute walk of State Museum. It's in central Kota Bharu and also 1.2 km from Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium. The nearest airport is Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, 10 km from the property. The Room @ Zishi Hostel offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Kota Bharu. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas and car park are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational facilities such as a children's playground and a games room. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at The Room @ Zishi Hostel.
How to Get to The Room @ Zishi Hostel
Kota Bharu's small but new and efficient Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Pengkalan Chepa currently receives flights from Kuala Lumpur provided by Malaysia Airlines and budget carrier AirAsia. Firefly offers seven direct flights between Kota Bharu and Kuala Lumpur via Subang Airport and a daily flight to Penang. It's also the first airline to connect Kota Bharu to the southern city of Johor Bahru. The airport is 20 minutes fro the city centre by taxi. Taxi fare into the city is approximately RM 40.
The nearest railway station to Kota Bharu is at Wakaf Bharu, some 6.5 kilometres away from the city centre. Trains run on the Jungle Railway to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The trains, however, will stop at almost every station between Tumpat and Gemas which will inevitably result in longer travel time. There are three-day Shuttle trains and one overnight train making stops at Wakaf Bharu Station on their way southbound. For northbound direction, all the services terminate at Tumpat station, just a station beyond Wakaf Bharu. However, it is advisable to check the "KTM" (Malaysian Railways) timetable for any changes on this schedule.
The state-run SKMK and Transnasional is the largest bus company and runs all the city and regional buses, as well as most of the long-distance buses. It operates from the central bus station (city and regional buses) and the Langgar bus station (long-distance buses). All the other long-distance bus companies operate from Jalan Hamzah external bus station. On arrival in Kota Bharu some of the buses will drop you off at the central bus station, but they don't depart from there. Long-distance departures are from Langgar bus station however there are a few evening buses that also departs from the central bus station. Ask which station your bus departs from when you buy your ticket, and book as far ahead as possible, especially for the Butterworth and Penang buses. Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu will take approximately nine hours with the ticket costing RM 40 per person.
For those from KL and wish to drive to Kota Bharu, drive along Karak highway and exit the highway into Bentong town. From there drive along route 8, and you will eventually reach Kota Bharu.
Different Types of Rooms in The Room @ Zishi Hostel
The Room @ Zishi Hostel offers 11-rooms for guests and are equipped with conveniences like free in-room Wi-Fi, 32-inch an LCD television with cable channels, clean linen sheets, and ironing facilities. There is also an attached bathroom equipped with shower facilities and bidet. All guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave.
Restaurants and Cafes in The Room @ Zishi
The are no restaurant or cafes on the premises. A common lounge that offers light snacks and drinks is always readily available however guests are invited to explore the nearby areas which house plenty of restaurants and eateries and offers a multitude of different dishes for guests to try.
Facilities and Activities in The Room @ Zishi Hostel
At The Room @ Zishi Hostel, guests have access to free Wi-Fi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Front-desk staff can assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out and a terrace. The hostel also has an on-site mini-market and a shared lounge.
Interesting Places near The Room @ Zishi Hostel
Jahar Palace – If you want to know more about the history of Kota Bharu, head for Jahar Place or Istana Jahar, an old palace located right in the heart of the town. The palace is within walking distance of hotels and other tourist attractions. Built in 1887, Istana Jahar was first served as a palace for the royalties of Kelantan. It was later turned into a museum in 1992, known as Kelantan Traditional Royal Ceremonies Museum. The luxurious and unique woodcarvings are still preserved until now, adding a touch of elegance to the palace.