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Ewan's Guesthouse

7088-G Jalan Sri Cemerlang 3/27, Kota Bharu 15300 Malaysia
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#3 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Kota Bharu

See why so many travellers make Ewan's Guesthouse their guest house of choice when visiting Kota Bharu. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

While staying at Ewan's Guesthouse, visitors can check out Bank Pitis (0.6 mi) and Istana Balai Besar (0.6 mi), some of Kota Bharu's top attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Ewan's Guesthouse offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and express check-in and check-out. Guests of Ewan's Guesthouse are also welcome to enjoy barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

If you are looking for a good Asian restaurant, you may want to check out Kopitiam Kita, Night Market, or Muhibah Bakery while staying at Ewan's Guesthouse.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Muzium Diraja Istana Batu (0.6 mi), Masjid Al-Muhammadi (0.7 mi), or Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium (0.5 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Ewan's Guesthouse, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Kota Bharu.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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English, Malay
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Fionz7 wrote a review Jun 2018
Toronto, Canada47 contributions10 helpful votes
The Perhentian islands although beautiful is one of those places that your money doesn’t stretch as far. Ewans was average at best, it looked like the bathroom hadn’t been cleaned in weeks, it was extremely hot (almost unbearable during the day) and the pillows were awful. That being said for the money for what you get on the island it’s not a bad choice still for budget backpackers as it’s still a private space. The location is good - two minutes walk from Coral Bay and about ten to long beach. Ewans restaurant was our go to for food as it was cheap, portions & selection were good as was the food. Although we read the wifi was reliable we couldn’t connect all four days.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Andrew A wrote a review Oct 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom92 contributions30 helpful votes
If you're in Kota Bharu then stay here! These guys speak great English and run a cosy little home from home in Kota Bharu alongside a lively young family, who you sure to also meet and enjoy ☺ It's a safe place to base yourself for the Perenthians, and Ewan has expert knowledge and can also provide onsite guidance if you need it. If you're really lucky like us then you might persuade the lady of the house to let you sample her amazing Malay cookery talents and ?many global experiences, noting that Ewan also makes a pretty good chef 😉 It's small and simple but great value for money. Don't expect a marble palace, but it's clean, nice, homely and welcoming and there's air con in some rooms if needed. Ewan has tickets for everything, knows all the places and people you could ever need to know and is an instant friend and super host to all those who visit. Highly recommended ☺ Lastly for any of us westerners seeking our usual holiday beer in a Muslim state... Ewan can point you in the right direction to get one, noting that he might ask you to drink it in the courtyard but sure we can all live with that 😉
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Charlie B wrote a review Oct 2017
Somerset, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent two nights here after a long trip from Thailand on the train. The accomodation is very basic but the bed in our room was very comfy. The family are very friendly, the water is free and they offered us some little snacks. Ewan went and bought us some toilet paper to take to the Perhentian Islands, gave us a lift to the bus station because it was raining and finally got us a discount for our boat trip. Talk about going above and beyond! Thanks guys!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
TravelDNA wrote a review Jul 2017
Arnhem, The Netherlands1093 contributions271 helpful votes
We are traveling for four months now and slept in a lot of ho(s)tels but this was not so good so I don't understand where all those fantastic reviews com from. In my opinion there is no "Ewan's Guesthouse 2" which is mentioned in TripAdvisor, it's the same address! We got a family room because the room we booked was taken by someone else (we didn't see). The bed was clean but the air conditioner, bathroom floor and some stuff in the bathroom weren't. I don't mind if I sleep in an old room with old stuff as long as it's all clean. They also can't keep their sons under control, one off them hit me several times and another one jumped on my girlfriends foot. The woman who owned the place is lovely but we won't recommend this place to anyone else.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alexandre K wrote a review Jun 2017
Toulouse, France6 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent 2 days there and really enjoyed my stay. The owners were so friendly and nice, I even had the chance to have dinner with them to celebrate the end of Ramadan. I recommand this place to anyone who's planning to stay in Kota Bharu !
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
MalaysiaKelantanKota Bharu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ewan's Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Ewan's Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah (0.8 km), Istana Jahar (1.0 km), and Min Fireflies Garden (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ewan's Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Ewan's Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ewan's Guesthouse?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ewan's Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kopitiam Kita, Sun Two Restaurant, and Restoran Nasi Ulam Kampung Kraftangan.
Does Ewan's Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ewan's Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ewan's Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Ewan's Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ewan's Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ewan's Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bank Pitis (0.9 km) and Kubu Kebal (3.8 km).