Rooms were good, slightly dated and aging but clean. Large king size bed, flat screen TV, fridge, safe, free wifi (2 connections only per room). Good bathroom with toiletries. Air conditioning (very cold). We had a view of the river. Rooms were also quiet and blockout curtains.
Breakfast was included, paid 268RM per night. Breakfast was basic and mostly Malay but omelette, toast, spreads, baked beans etc on offer plus local breakfasts. Just show your breakfast voucher on entry. Parking included in the basement with stairs only to the lobby. Large lobby with seating.
Pool was a decent size, also with a small children's pool. Didn't see sunlounges (not really the place to sun bake). The hotel has access to a boardwalk/walk way along the river. Locals do use the walkway as a exercise lane in the mornings.
Hotel is located in a good area for walking to Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, War Museum, Islamic Museum, Bazar Buluh Kubu and small Night Food Market (not Wakaf Che Yeh). KFC is opposite and McDonalds is 10 mins walk (if you must!?).
Best local breakfast is at Restoran Capitol (6.30am to 12pm) Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Dagang. Good price and friendly. No menu - just point and ask. Located on the Hotel street, turn right from hotel and walk 3 mins to the corner of Jalan Tengku Besar.
If you are seeking a bar (one of three) turn left from the hotel, walk 2 mins, you will see a side street on the left, white building with two green roller doors. Opens around 5pm. Another bar is at Restoran Golden City 25 mins walk. Kelantan is a conservative Islamic State so please be respectful.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend. Very welcoming to both foreigners and Malays.
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