Situated near Kota Bharu’s central business district, we are in the ideal location for both business and leisure travelers. If you’re looking for adventure, ask local Navigator Khaineyusri about the best ways to discover the wonders of Dabong’s lush green rainforest. He can also guide you to the best shopping, eating and night life in this thriving state capital near the Thai border. As the city’s only 5-star hotel, we offer unbeatable facilities, including an enormous Grand Ballroom, wireless meeting rooms and a full-service business center. Our mosaic swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, while our Dynasty and REZZO restaurants offer some of the very best food in the city.
Locals and tourists swear by this eatery for its authentic Kelantan Malay cuisine. Nasi ulam (herbal rice) is a hot seller.
To get a taste of the local cuisine, head to this nondescript eatery at the Kampong Kraftangan. Housed in a traditional Malay house, RESTORAN Nesi Ulam is known for its local preparations. The nesi ulam (rice served with raw vegetables), salads and traditional fried catfish are some of the more popular dishes. Open for lunch, this place, along with the Handicraft Complex, is a major attraction amongst locals and tourists alike.
Address: Jalan Istana, Kampong Kraftangan, Kota Bharu, 15000, MalaysiaHotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.7 mi
This halal seafood restaurant is known for serving Kelantanese-Thai cuisine. Delicacies like tomyam and bean curds are the standout options.
If you want to dig into some outstanding Thai seafood, walk into the elegant Sri Chiangmai restaurant in Kota Bharu. This halal-seafood restaurant offers delicacies such as squid salad and deep fried fishes that are savored by locals and tourists alike. The excellent quality of the food and the classy ambiance make this a perfect place for a business dinner or romantic date.
Address: Jalan Kebun Raja, Kota Bharu, 15300, MalaysiaHotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.4 mi
Get ready to be guided through the quintessential Kelantanese meal by expert chefs. Local favorites like gulai kawah are served with flair.
Located on the busy Jalan Long Yunus, Yati Ayam Percik is the perfect place to try delicacies from Kelantan cuisine. The grill at the entrance entices locals and tourists alike to enter and sample the various barbecued delights. The no-frills ambiance puts all of the attention on the impeccably prepared food. The menu comprises delicacies like ayam percik (BBQ chicken) and nasi kerabu (rice served with dried chicken), which come in generous portions.
Address: 847 Jalan Long Yunus, Kota Bharu, 15200, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 747 9867Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 1.8 mi
Serving local delicacies like nasi goreng with refreshments, this café is the ideal place to try a cup of local kemaman coffee.
One of the most popular coffee shops in Kota Bharu, Kemaman Kopitiam is the place to be if you want to meet local celebrities. The cafe is beautifully decorated with paintings and photographs, and exudes a cozy ambiance. Try their classic kemaman coffee--you won’t regret it! Apart from coffee and tea, the cafe also serves local food like nasi lemak and fresh fried mata kerbau.
Address: 2527 Jalan Kebun Sultan, Kota Bharu, 15300, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 513 3698Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.6 mi
This coffee shop has much more than your run-of-the-mill latte. Refreshments served here include strawberry soda, iced milk teas and more.
If you are craving smoothies, ice cream and freshly prepared sodas, head to First Station Kopitiam on Jalan Sultan Ibrahim in Kota Bharu. This classy coffee house is a regular haunt for those who just can't get enough of the iced milk tea and strawberry soda. In addition to refreshing beverages, this cafe also serves local rice delicacies like nasi goreng and nasi lemak.
Address: 3486 E&F Jalan Sultan Ibrahim, Kota Bharu, 15050, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 743 8222Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 1.9 mi
Educate yourself to some Kota Bharu history at this Word War II memorial. You'll find military memorabilia that can't be seen anywhere else.
A significant place of World War II, Bank Kerapu displays artifacts, photos and articles on the stories of the one of the most important times in history. Built by the Mercantile Bank, it is located in Khota Bharu. To learn and get a feel of the war situation at that time, this is definitely a must visit place for people who are interested.
Address: Jalan Sultan, Kota Bharu, 15000, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 748 2266Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.7 mi
Visit Nordin for batik fabrics. The handmade textiles are painted with flowery motifs and make for great traditional wear.
Considered to be one of the first craft market centers in the area, Nordin Batik is a major manufacturer of handcrafted batik fabrics and materials. From clothes to accessories, the collection of traditional products at this shop is exquisite. This showroom also doubles as a workshop, so you can watch artisans laboring on a piece of colorful batik.
Address: 74 Kampung Paloh, Jalan Pintu Geng, Kota Bharu, 15050, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 747 3397Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.8 mi
Visit this silver jewelry shop to watch artisans create gorgeous pieces of wearable art. The intricate necklaces are very popular.
If silver jewelry fascinates you, head to Kelantan Malay Silverware, which is located close to the Handicraft Village. This jewelry store focuses on handmade designs that take shape in the on-site workshop. You’ll come across some stunning necklaces and earrings.
Address: 5406-C Jalan Sultanah Zainab, Kota Bharu, 15050, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 748 5661Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.3 mi
Fashion savvy experts are in for a surprise here. The shop's collection of dresses and accessories is unique and transcends borders.
Lozenge Boutique is a trendy store for ladies in search of apparel, bags, shoes and accessories. The shop has a carefully curated collection of stylish clothing from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and China. The prices are reasonable, which makes it a firm favorite with fashion-forward women.
Address: Jalan Post Office Lama, BC-02-41 Podium Shoplot, Pelangi Mall, Kota Bharu, 15000, Malaysia
Phone: +60 9 747 9985Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.7 mi
Enjoy tasty milkshakes, fresh fruit juice and ice cream. These refreshments offer a much needed respite from the Malay heat.
Take a break from your visit to the Handicraft Complex in Old Town and head to Up2U Desserts Station. Offering a variety of refreshments like ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and fresh fruit juice, this place is popular with the young at heart. In addition to juice and coffee, Up2U Desserts Station also serves local delicacies.
Address: 333 Jalan Sultan Zainab Pong, Kota Bharu, 15050, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12 938 1160Hotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 1.43 mi
Walk into this historic building and trace the influence of Islam on the area. The museum holds a rare collection of Islamic art and annals.
Housed within Kelantan's first Islamic school, the architecture of this eye-catching structure alone makes this museum worth a visit. You’ll find a magnificent collection of Islamic art and crafts as well as photographs of the artifacts of the Prophet Mohammed housed within the wooden walls. This collection also showcases the significance of the state in spreading Islam throughout the country.
Address: Jalan Tengku Chik, Kota Bharu, 15000, MalaysiaHotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.6 mi
This museum showcases a range of handicrafts like batik, woodcarvings and songket. Make your pick and pocket some artistic souvenirs.
While Gelanggang Seni (Cultural Center) focuses on Kelantan's cultural heritage, Kampung Kraftangan (Handicraft Village and Craft Museum) focuses on the area’s exquisite range of arts and crafts. Situated inside the Handicraft Village, the craft museum teaches visitors how batik, songket, silverware and wood carvings are traditionally produced. You can take your pick from the impressive collectibles at the souvenir shop inside the village.
Address: Jalan Belakalang Istana, Kota Bharu, 15300, MalaysiaHotel: Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel
Distance: 2.7 mi