My second visit to this hotel
This is probably the only major hotel chain in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and its very popular among tourists (personal observation)
I stayed for 9 nights. Had enough time to explore the hotel.
Excellent beds and comfortable pillows. This is certainly the plus point of this hotel. Gave me many good night sleeps.
Rooms come with safe, coffee and tea making facilities, "takeaway coffee mugs too! "iron with ironing board, TV
Wifi is free for Marriott rewards members.
Gym has a good range of facilities and weights, and functioning but certainly needs a makeover as some of the equipment are really old. Air conditioning was down for a week, really felt like doing gym in the sauna. Small swimming pool, but good enough if you're just looking to do a few laps. There is a spa available. Rates reasonable but did not try.
Takes roughly 30 minutes to reach from the airport; This is simple due to the fact that there are many traffic lights in Kota Bharu and takes a long time for each cycle to go by. It is located next to a shopping mall called "Billion". You can get your basic supplies from fruits, bread, bottled water to cloths! For those who are driving, car park is located below the mall (through a side entrance), can be very quite in B2 (I suggest to avoid if you're a lone driver). At least parking is now free (you need to get it stamped at the reception every time you leave the hotel - I stamped easily 30 times; I find this very irritating).
Don't take rooms close to the "service lift", You will hear door opening and closing very often which will certainly disturb your sleep. If you take rooms facing the main road, there will be some element of noise pollution, even at the 18th floor!
otherwise, this is a good business hotel to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the 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. Conveniently located in the heart of Kota Bharu's commercial and shopping district and also close to the domestic airport. For business or leisure traveler, the 298 spacious accommodation rooms and suites provides world class service and facilities including High Speed Internet, 2 Executive Floors with dedicated Club Lounge,Business Centre, wireless meeting rooms with Grand Ballroom, an on-site event management to create exhibitions, conventions, meetings and most extravagant weddings. The Renaissance Fitness Centre is Kota Bharu's largest gymnasium equipped with latest fitness equipment, steam rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi and a heated outdoor swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Kelantan
- Kota Bharu Renaissance