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“Good hotel in a central location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Riverview Hotel
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Kota Bharu
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“Good hotel in a central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Stayed December 2016
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was my first time staying in this hotel. Once reached the lobby look awesome however when I enter the room, it was a huge room but old furniture with dim light.
The view was excellent and overall I find it is comfortable to sleep in only.

The breakfast was not what I expected, reason is, it is not appealing at all and on the 2nd day, I decided to eat out.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The UMK convocation were held in this hotel. So we book two rooms for our family. I got the promotion price under DIGI adds. The online booking with the staff went smoothly and very friendly. Even the reception counter was very friendly also. The room was spacious and very clean. It is very comfortable and i enjoyed the river view right from my window. The breakfast buffet was good.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's quite old hotel but It's worth with what I paid for. A piece of advice. do find any discount rate in any website. Try to book 2 months upfront to get affordable value. I am very satisfied with the service especially the reception, doorman and the housekeeping. I went with family during my convocation day last 12/2015.

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  • Stayed December 2015, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A 4 star hotel with great facilities. Near to city center. The food was great and all round the clock order available. Try discount partner websites for great pricing offer. Certainly value for money.

Stayed October 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Grand Riverview Hotel

Property: Grand Riverview Hotel
Address: Jalan Post Office Lama, Kota Bharu 15000 , Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kelantan > Kota Bharu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Kota Bharu
Price range (per night): RM249 - RM369
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Riverview Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 299
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