We stayed at Melawati Ria after a night of watching fireflies at Kampung Kuantan. The location is excellent, not too far from the firefly viewing point, and within walking distance to Bukit Malawati. Finding the hotel is easy. There is a Maybank conveniently situated next to the the hotel too.
We arrived quite late, around 11pm but the surrounding area, despite being quiet and peaceful with almost all other shops closed, seemed relatively safe.
Our room was located on the topmost floor, so we had to go up a few flights of stairs as there were no lifts. Corridor was relatively clean. We booked a family room which had two queen beds and one single bed. Window had a view of the back alley of shops so the blinds were kept closed. Room was relatively clean, with basic toilet amenities. I had a bit of an issue with a slight opening in the bathroom ceiling though (apparently it opened to the attic), but tried not to let my paranoia get to me. Beds were firm and adequate bedding was provided. Only two towels were given, and as it was quite late we didn't bother requesting for more. AIr-conditioning was working well, as was the hot water shower.
No breakfast was provided but there are a number of eateries nearby at your convenience.
Overall I would say that Melawati Ria covers the basic amenities that you would expect from a budget hotel, and given the location, all was satisfactory.
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