From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt a welcome and valued guest.
It's an older property, located a block or so back from the sea, and some distance from Chinatown, where the best food and coffee is to be had. It is walkable, however it's a hot and tiring business.
WARNING: In KT taxis are few and far between. However the lovely hotel receptionist was more than happy to summon one - smart money gets the taximan's number, as they work cooperatively - then you won't have a problem thereafter. This is germane to the hotel's location - it's a good 20-30 minute walk from downtown.
My 10th floor room with a corner window had a magnificent view out to sea - the sunrise was simply beautiful, and watching the dusk steal over the fishing boats was brilliant. While just a 'regular' room it was spacious and perfectly adequate - comfy bed, serviceable bathroom and everything one could want.
The staff were superb, the new general manager couldn't have been more personable or helpful, and Mr Adi the concierge was a delight.
The brekkie was plentiful and seemed to be geared to various cultural requirements, the pool looked good, I didn't use the free WIFI but appreciated its existence. I can't recommend the food with my hand on my heart - however it was edible. I would certainly stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location A beautiful designed building with breathtaking view of the brilliant South China Sea and uniquely positioned at the central district of Kuala Terengganu. All rooms are specifically designed to offer guest' a refreshing view of the sea. Famous landmarks surrounding the hotel include the famous Crystal Mosque, Pasar Payang (Kuala Terengganu Central Market, ShahBandar Square, Chinatown, historical and Government buildings. Accommodation No of Guest Rooms: 190 rooms and suites with High speed WIFI Conference Facilities: 10 meeting rooms accommodating up to 1,360 guests Dining Facilities Jala Mas Coffee House is opening daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Supper serving a large variety of local food and international cuisines, pastries and cakes. There is also a live band to entertain guests in the evening from 8.00 pm onwards from Friday to Wednesday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Continental Hotel