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Cerana Guesthouse

First floor, 39521 Jalan Padang Garong | Kelantan, Kota Bharu 15000, Malaysia
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Ranked #16 of 52 Kota Bharu B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

The good things: the free tea, good internet facilities, airco's, low price and the fact that we were brought to the train station at 6.30am by the staff. The not so good things: staff is often absent, rooms are small, toilet and showers are not cleaned every day and although breakfast is included according to hostelworld, it is not. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We were given a back room, with an attached bathroom. Lighting's a bit dark, and at first when we arrived it seemed like there was no one around to man the hostel. But, after checking in, it was fine, just seemed like it needed bit more light to me. Located in a good spot, walking distance that irish pub (we... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Really good location, really friendly staff, simple rooms but good atmosphere. Easy to meet other travelers or to get information you need. Basic, but for really low cost. The whole package means that you just need to stay here!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Cerana operates much more like a home stay than a guesthouse. The staff are friendly and willing to help. While the rooms are small there is a nice common area with tea/coffee/water/fridge computers, internet (free wifi) and printing to use for relatively cheap. At 25MYR / night for 2 it was the best value we had in Malaysia.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I didn't stay here, but I have to comment about it. So the thing is that, I actually booked a room here, and I had exchanged several emails with this guesthouse. I was very happy because the communication through the emails was really good. And we agreed on the room type, date and hour. I even had printed those emails... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed at the Cerana for RM40 per night. Double bed and own bathroom. Room was clean. Cerana is perfectly located for the public bus station that gets you to and from Kuala Besut and the Perhentian Islands. A mere 2 blocks. It is located on a quiet back street with a (concrete) park and tree's across the road where... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 via mobile

Good social feel, clean, reasonable accommodation. Problem is the staff are never about. We checked ourselves in made our own bed, at some point someone arrived to clean the bathrooms but we didn't see them( to a good standard), breakfast was never avaliable, other regular guests helped us with our enquiries. It did give it a relaxed easy going feel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011 via mobile

Long story short, one of the staff members exposed himself to me as we drove to the train station. The ride was through a rural area around 6:15 AM. He tried to excuse it but it was a long ride with him fully exposed. It could have been very terrifying and have ended quite badly had I not been able... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Kota Bharu is usually considered a stop over place for other destinations, such as the Perhentian islands, however, if you stay over for a couple of days, I would recommend this little hostel. It is run by 2 young friendly fellows who are open to explain you the different attractions of the place and discuss about the culture and customs... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011 via mobile

Stayed three nights while nursing a cold before going to perhentians. Stayed in a/c room with shared bathroom. The room was fairly clean, but we opted to use our own silk sacks for bedding. The a/c unit struggled to work but kept the room just cool enough. The common bathrooms are a disaster - grotty, overused and undercleaned (any dirtier... More 

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Address: First floor, 39521 Jalan Padang Garong | Kelantan, Kota Bharu 15000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Kelantan > Kota Bharu
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Number of rooms: 15
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