Ewans Guesthouse
Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed, Ewans Guesthouse in Kota Bharu
Street Market - 550 m from property, Ewans Guesthouse in Kota Bharu
Siti Khadijah Market - 710 m from property, Ewans Guesthouse in Kota Bharu
Central Market - 800 m from property, Ewans Guesthouse in Kota Bharu

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7.3

Very good

36 reviews

36 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Cosmospoint International College of Technology

30 m

Masjid An Naim

240 m

Mydin

410 m

Anti Gravity Dive Solutions

430 m

Pantai Timur Kota Bharu

500 m

Popular landmarks
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

770 m

Istana Jahar

910 m

Kelantan State Museum

930 m

Bank Kerapu

1.1 km

Handicraft Village and Craft Museum

1.1 km

Closest landmarks
Public Bank @ Jalan Kebun Sultan

310 m

Hospital Kota Bharu

500 m

HSBC Bank

520 m

Bank Simpanan Nasional @ Jalan Pintu Pong

520 m

Kian Farmasi

530 m

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Ewans Guesthouse

Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Kota Bharu City Centre, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pantai Cahaya Bulan. As an added bonus, massage is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

630 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

760 meters to Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Bharu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportKota Bharu Airport (KBR) - Malaysia
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at Ewans Guesthouse

Family Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Triple - 1 Double + 1 Single Bed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double with Fan
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Bathroom
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    Triple Room with Bathroom
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      Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Ewans Guesthouse?

          Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The home offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Ewans Guesthouse?

          Ewans Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 30 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the home know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ewans Guesthouse also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the home. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ewans Guesthouse has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Bharu with private transportation, the home can arrange car rental for you.

          What is the smoking policy at Ewans Guesthouse?

          Ewans Guesthouse is not 100% smoke-free. The home offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ewans Guesthouse?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kota Bharu Bus Station, 640 m away from Ewans Guesthouse.

          What restaurants are nearby Ewans Guesthouse?

          Ewans Guesthouse’s neighborhood is Kota Bharu City Centre which includes popular restaurants such as Kopitiam Kita, Yati Ayam Percik and Wau Restaurant.

          What popular shopping places are close to Ewans Guesthouse?

          Located in the Kota Bharu City Centre area, Ewans Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Aeon Mall Kota Bharu, Anti Gravity Dive Solutions and Parkson Kota Bharu Trade Centre.

          What are popular attractions near Ewans Guesthouse?

          Ewans Guesthouse’s location in the Kota Bharu City Centre neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Istana Jahar, Masjid Muhammadi and Handicraft Village and Craft Museum.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ewans Guesthouse?

          Ewans Guesthouse is located within Kota Bharu City Centre, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Padang Bola Taman Guru.

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          Property ranking|Compared to 673 Kota Bharu properties
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          Room comfort score
          6/10
          Room size
          18 sqm.
          Couples review score
          8/10
          Service score
          8.3/10
          Better than
          96
          %
          of Kota Bharu properties
          Bigger than
          91
          %
          of Kota Bharu properties
          Better than
          88
          %
          of Kota Bharu properties
          Better than
          87
          %
          of Kota Bharu properties
          Overall rating:

          7.3

          Very good
          36 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.5
          Facilities
          6.1
          Location
          7.6
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          More about Ewans Guesthouse

          More about Ewans Guesthouse

          Ewans Guesthouse

          See the best of Kota Bharu with a stay at Ewans Guesthouse, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
          The facilities and services provided by Ewans Guesthouse ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the home's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the home's easy to book transportation services. The home provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Kota Bharu.
          Parking is always available, provided by the home for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful home, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the home's tours. The home's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
          In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service and room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
          Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Ewans Guesthouse. The home provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the home provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
          To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Ewans Guesthouse. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the fishing. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the ping-pong table in the home.
          Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


          Around the property

          Take some time to explore Kota Bharu. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Istana Jahar, located 900 m away.


          Reasons to stay here

          This home's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
          Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.
          This home stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 87% of the city's accommodation.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Good
          Facilities

          6.1

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          3 mentions

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Internet

          1 mention

          Taxi

          1 mention

          Languages spoken
          • English
          • Malay
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Fishing
          • Garden
          • Massage
          • Table tennis
          • Tours
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • BBQ facilities
          • Room service [24-hour]
          • Shared kitchen
          Services and conveniences
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Smoking area
          For the kids
          • Family room
          Access
          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          Getting around
          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          Sports equipment rental
          • Bicycle rental

          Location

          Seksyen 3/27-7088 G, Jalan Sri Cemerlang, Kota Bharu City Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia, 15300
          Very good
          Location

          7.6

          Airports
          • Kota Bharu Airport (KBR) - Malaysia
            6.9 km
          • Narathiwat Airport (NAW) - Thailand
            70.2 km
          Public transportation
          • Kota Bharu Bus Station
            640 m
          • Wakaf Bharu Train Station
            5.1 km
          Hospital or clinic
          • Hospital Kota Bharu
            500 m
          Shopping
          • Aeon Mall Kota Bharu
            2.7 km
          Convenience store
          • 7 Eleven
            250 m
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            360 m

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
            770 m
          • Istana Jahar
            910 m
          • Kelantan State Museum
            930 m
          • Bank Kerapu
            1.1 km
          • Handicraft Village and Craft Museum
            1.1 km
          • War Museum
            1.1 km
          • Masjid Muhammadi
            1.2 km
          • Min Fireflies Garden
            6.7 km
          • Pantai Sabak
            10.1 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • Cosmospoint International College of Technology
            30 m
          • Masjid An Naim
            240 m
          • Public Bank @ Jalan Kebun Sultan
            310 m
          • Mydin
            410 m
          • Anti Gravity Dive Solutions
            430 m
          • Pantai Timur Kota Bharu
            500 m
          • Hospital Kota Bharu
            500 m
          • HSBC Bank
            520 m
          • Bank Simpanan Nasional @ Jalan Pintu Pong
            520 m
          • Kian Farmasi
            530 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

          Property policies

          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 2-5 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out
          • Check-in from12:00
          • Check-out until11:00
          • Reception open until00:00
          Getting around
          • Airport transfer fee30 MYR
          • Distance from city center1 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
          The property
          • Number of bars/lounges0
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of restaurants0
          • Number of rooms 8
          • Year property opened1989
          • Most recent renovation2015
          Parking
          • Daily parking fee0 MYR

          Reviews of Ewans Guesthouse from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.3
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.5
          Facilities6.1
          Location7.6
          Room comfort and quality6.0
          Service8.3
          Value for money7.7
          High score for Kota Bharu
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          9+ Exceptional (6)
          8-9 Excellent (11)
          7-8 Very Good (2)
          6-7 Good (2)
          <6 Below Expectation (7)
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          Mar - May (11)
          Jun - Aug (12)
          Sep - Nov (3)
          Dec - Feb (2)
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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Willo from United States
          Couple
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          A unique experience with the bonus of new friends!”

          It's no wonder Ewan's Guesthouse has so many good reviews... he attracts good people! Like many, we needed a place to stay in Kota Bharu for one night before heading over to the Perhentians, and with all the reviews commenting on the warmth of Ewan and his family, I couldn't resist booking us in for the experience (not to mention the great price!). Ewan was quick to email me back about transportation to/from the airport, and upon our arrival we were greeted with the warmth I've read in so many of the reviews. His son even ran out and gave my boyfriend a big hug around the legs. So cute! Ewan's wife, Amy, is so kind and quite funny! She was cracking jokes with us right off the bat... love her! They both have such great, laid back, friendly energy... it's no surprise that's most of whom they attract. Bonus was the three other travelers we met that evening (a young solo traveler, and another couple) ended up becoming friends we hung out with on Long Beach over the next few days, too! Ewan's Guesthouse is nothing fancy, accommodations-wise, but we appreciated our private A/C room, and they were smart to integrate the vacant/in use locks for shared bathrooms. They take great care in making sure their guests are fed and taken care of during their stay, and I'm both in awe and grateful for their service. All the best to you & yours, Ewan & family!

          Reviewed April 19, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Peter from Denmark
          Couple
          Double with Fan
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Very Nice family.”

          We Stayed one Night at Ewans place and it was really Nice. Ewan and his wife are very Nice, and the kids are really sweet. The room was very Nice and clean, and a comfortable bed. When we arrived ewan went out to buy a Cold ice tea and some local snacks, they where renovationg the kitchen so couldnt make anything. And they drove us to the bus station when we left. A good place for backpackers to stay, Walking distance to the markets.

          Reviewed April 14, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Hannah from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          It's the owners that make this place”

          I can say enough wonderful things about Ewan and his wife. They were so welcoming, giving me a drink and fruit on arrival. We spent some time chatting and their children are adorable! I wish I got hugged like that every time I arrived somewhere! The room was clean and very basic. I did have to ask for a towel and sheet, but as soon as I asked this was provided. It was all I needed for one night's stay. The bathroom could have been a little cleaner - there was a dead cockroach hiding in the corner. But at least it was dead! And you get them even in pricy places. The only problem I had was the people in the room next door who were sharing the ajoining bathroom, kept locking me out. Ewan was brilliant at sorting this out though and we made a bit of a joke about it. Wasn't their fault at all. Ewan also took me to the airport early in the morning at a better rate than the taxi drivers.

          Reviewed April 09, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Christiane from United States
          Couple
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Wonderful family run guesthouse!”

          The owner Ewan and his family are such lovely hosts. They were so welcoming and helpful! They gave us snacks and a map of the town, they recommended food, and even helped us out by driving us to the bus station/ airport. The rooms were very clean and spacious and the aircon worked very well. We've stayed here twice and would definitely stay again! Thank you Ewan and family for your hospitality; good luck with the expansion! Sam and Chrissy

          Reviewed July 27, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jeff from United States
          Solo traveler
          Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Nice place, great people”

          Ewan and his family welcome you to their guesthouse as a friend. They have many recommendations for what to see, do, eat, etc. They are close to a night market andthe main mosque.

          Reviewed April 17, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Sid from Australia
          Couple
          Double with Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

          Good spot for our short stay”

          Spent two nights here. Ewan and Ami were very helpful. Ewan took us on a nice tour out to the fireflies one evening, and showed us the local night market. They both have great english too. They live downstairs with 3 young boys so it has a nice family vibe about it all. Definitely recommend.

          Reviewed August 31, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ruben from Netherlands
          Couple
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          Great experience!”

          Staying with a lovely family. Ewan, Amy and their three boys. Warm welcome with local drinks and lunch. Local household, good conversations, clean rooms. Lovely witty boys. Just a great Experience. Very good service. They are trying to Go out of their way to help you! Hedy & Ruben

          Reviewed May 18, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Chow from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

          Guesthouse or home stay, made very welcome.”

          Lovely family. Ewan came to find us when we were lost trying to find his place. Amy bought us delicious crackers from the market. The children were cute and friendly. Their guesthouse was like a home stay. With basic amenities and great WIFI. Nice experience, thank you.

          Reviewed May 28, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Noor from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in October 2015

          host tiptop! ”

          meet other people come from different country. clean and comfortable.

          will stay there again if coming again to kota bahru

          Reviewed October 08, 2015

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          8.8
          Excellent
          MAY from Malaysia
          Couple
          Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in April 2016

          Most friendly guesthouse ever ”

          I love the feeling of being at home when stay in this guesthouse. The smile from the family light up my journey there. Will definitely go back again just to meet the family!

          Reviewed April 15, 2016

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          6.4
          Good
          alejandra from Venezuela
          Solo traveler
          Double with Fan
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Good stay for 1night”

          I booked accudently two nights and Ewan picked me up at the airport for free and charged me less because of the mautake. His wife and him were helpful and took me to the bus station and later Ewan shared a taxi with me to Kuala Besut bus was unreliable!Ibhad a private room with a shared bathroom clean but basic. Good service and feiendliness

          Reviewed March 29, 2016

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          4.8
          Faith from Ireland
          Family with young children
          Family Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

          Friendly owner but rooms shabby and not properly cleaned or set-up.”

          We booked to stay in a family room at Ewan's Guesthouse which has good reviews, however, on arrival we were taken to a big old concrete block of a building instead. The room had not been properly cleaned after the last guest left, one bed was broken,there were no towels or sheets, the 'hot shower' did not work and the stairwells needed a good clean. Ewan was friendly when we saw him, and the hotel is in a good location but overall it is very poor value for money.

          Reviewed July 31, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Lucas from Austria
          Solo traveler
          Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016

          Most lovely family running this place”

          Decent bed and room. Good value for money. What I liked the most was the family running this guest house though. Easily the most friendly place I've stayed in the last few months. When they found out I'm recovering from dengue fever they were even more friendly and gave me a lift to the bus station in the morning. Genuinely lovely!!

          Reviewed June 22, 2016

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          6.4
          Good
          Chow from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Double Room with Air Conditioning
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

          It was all good till you see the bedbugs”

          The guesthouse is run by friendly and helpful owner. Overall condition is what you can expect from a guesthouse. However, once you start finding bedbugs, lots of them... it means it's a sleepless night.

          Reviewed August 10, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Deborah from Germany
          Couple
          Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Great value for the money”

          We only spent one night at Ewan's. The family was really friendly and accommodating and we were even driven to our bus the next morning. Our room was fine and equipped with a fan.

          Reviewed July 10, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Dale from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          Amazing host, pleasant stay”

          Stayed two nights and Ewun was the most pleasant host you could hope for. Beds were comfy. Breakfast was good. Slightly old house and more of a homestay than a guest house really, but I like this. Location close enough to easily walk anywhere although there are probably other places slightly more central. Would recommend.

          Reviewed April 17, 2016

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          3.2
          Maria from Norway
          Group
          Family Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          Very dirty”

          We had a reservation to Ewans 1 but our room wasn't available and they changed us to Ewans 2. The owner of Ewans 1 was very nice but the new hotel is quite bad. The cleaning is probably inexistent and the bed sheets and towels looked dirty as well.

          Reviewed July 31, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Andrena from Malaysia
          Family with teens
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          comfortable”

          its near to the roadside stall selling Malay keropok lekor and variety of fried foods. its interesting visit there

          Reviewed January 02, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Maria from Netherlands
          Family with teens
          Double with Fan
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          best place”

          very warm , lovely family that make you feel at home.

          Reviewed August 26, 2016

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          5.6
          KOK from Malaysia
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in July 2016

          better options available.”

          more photos needed.

          Reviewed July 14, 2016

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