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“Nice place to stay in Kota Bharu - a town in the middle of nowhere ;-)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel

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Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Kota Bharu
Warsaw, Poland
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stay in Kota Bharu - a town in the middle of nowhere ;-)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Kota Bharu was the place we had to stay for a night to catch the very morning flight to KL and then Bali Island. The Renaissance hotel was a very nice surrprise for both of us - very clean, nice spacious room, good size bathroom. The breakfast aslo was a nice thing to have - also it was included in room price. Swimming pool is very tiny, tennis court was a joke and fitness centre was closed - we did used any of them as it was not worth.
I really cannot complain about this place and when you compare it with the surroundings or the town in general - you are pretty sure you made a good choice ;-)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Stayed for two nights in a suite on the top floor. Decent view (though not much to actually see) and the room was spacious enough. Service was friendly and I managed to try the Spa. The spa is basic but reasonably priced for its massages. The club lounge is also pretty basic and has a decent spread for tea, but no breakfast. Breakfast at the restaurant was a real frenzy, with far too many people trying to squeeze in. The hotel was surprisingly busy for such a sleepy town. While the shower and TV were fine, I had trouble controlling the room temperature. Suspect it has to do with the hotel's age - the rooms and decor really need some refurbishment. Overall, I can't fault the staff who were very good to me but the hotel and rooms really need updating. Still, a far sight better than a couple of other city hotels in KB that I stepped into. Didn't visit the mall, nor did I have a desire to from the look of the place

Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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180 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

This hotel actually isn't bad, although Kota Bharu is an ugly, unpleasant city. My room was more or less "deluxe," as had been described, and the restaurant very fine. In fact, dinner there was exceptional on the first evening, as were the breakfasts. No wine is available in the dining room.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

I stayed for one night there on business. I think this is the best hotel in Kota Bharu so I don't have much choice. I have no complain on the service but the room was smelly as if from wet carpet and the facilities were old and quite dull. Definitely not worth the money that I spent for the room.

The positive side probably the location is in the middle of town and you can just walk next door to shop and eat and since I was staying at 14 floor, the view of the town is quite nice.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The buiding look rather old but outstanding with its unique design. Overall I feel it is the best in Kota Bharu. It is equipped with modern facilities not found in most of the hotels around. Its location is good and convenient for everybody for shopping, banking and food. Services are excellent. Its minus point is the limited space for parking of cars and it is very close to the busy road and shopping complex. Its rate is a premium.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel

Property: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Address: Jalan Sri Kota | Jalan Yahya Petra, Kota Bharu 15100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kelantan > Kota Bharu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Kota Bharu
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,665 - ₹ 5,564
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 298
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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