At almost an hour before 10PM, we’re already in Penang Sentral bus station in Butterworth;
ready excited to enjoy the long weekend (last 30 April – 2 May 2011).
It took a 5 1/2 hour bus ride for us to reach Kota Bharu in Kelantan, a quaint town in Northeastern Malaysia bordering Thailand. From the station in Kota Bharu, we took a cab that brought us to Renaissance Hotels where I booked an overnight stay for a reasonable (read: very affordable) price.
After interrupted uncomfortable sleep in the bus, it was heaven we felt on this beautiful bed.
How could you resist such volume of comfy pillows?
Tagged as the only 5-star-hotel in Kelantan, Renaissance Hotels run by Marriott doesn’t disappoint.
The front desk officer was so generous enough to talk to her manager for us to be allowed to check in at 5AM instead of early check in I availed online which was supposed to be at 7 in the morning (and not the regular check in sched of 2PM) for free! The half-day rate that we’re supposed to pay for checking in 2 hours before their “early check in time” was waived. That’s beyond efficiency in customer-service!
Kami naman ni Tina basta may kape kahit 3-in-1 solb na! 😀
But the Deluxe room we got has more to offer than 3-1 coffee…
Free use of gym (which we passed on in favor of laziness), steam bath, whirlpool but Tina and I separately sampled their sauna after Gabby had his time on the kiddie swimming pool.
We really had fun time at Renaissance. Did I already mentioned we also tried their dinner buffet? *That deserve a separate post* And everything –from the accomodation plus dinner buffet inclusive charges and taxes cost less than you imagine. :p
——-This blog series includes :
- WAYANG KULIT or SHADOW PUPPET PLAY
- WAU BULAN or MOON KITES
- KELANTANESE BATIK MAKING
- SITI KHADIJAH MARKET / KOTA BHARU CENTRAL MARKET
- BACK FROM KOTA BHARU, KELANTAN