[Kota Bharu] An unpleasant stay in Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Last 2 weeks was rather hectic week to me, I travel non-stop to east coast, sound great and I thought it would be a great week too. It turned out quite fun and enjoyable, but after the trips I spent more hours on bed every day to recuperate. Somehow I think that a bad hotel during the trip would cause ineffective sleep, which resulting extra tiredness. That’s why I always take accommodation as the first most important thing when I’m planning a trip.

 

The first impression of the room was quite good

The first impression of the room was quite good

After years of traveling around, picking hotel/hostel, I admit picking Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu was a big miss, with a good budget on hand and various hotel to pick. I was being told it was quite a new hotel in Kota Bharu and it was quite”OK”.  So I didn’t read the comment and the rating of the Hotel carefully (big mistake no. 1). The problem I faced in the hotel was just exactly the same as the previous traveler commented.

 

Though the room wasn't spacious but the size worth the rate

Though the room wasn’t spacious but the size worth the rate

I checked in the hotel and found the problems as following:\

  1. They overlook my request on getting the room next to each other.
  2. A few strands of hair on the bed.
  3. Dirt stains on the bed sheet.
  4. Un-flushed toilet.

 

Un-flushed toilet

Un-flushed toilet

 

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I have never stayed in a hotel/hostel (which cost much lesser or no-star-budget-hostel) that had such problems, I felt irritated. But god, it was 8pm and I was going to stay just one night so I closed my eyes flushed the toilet and slept with my long pants on. When I closed my eyes, I was in fear (cause my mom told me, you can’t complain the place that you were staying, something bad might happened if you have negative though), I complained so much and it was Chinese “Ghost month” (where all the ghost was release from the hell for a month), so you see how complex I felt that night.

Traveling was good and sleeping alone on a double bed was wonderful, but not in a bad hotel during “Ghost month”.

Hair dryer, iron, LCD TV, kettle and etc. was provided

Hair dryer, iron, LCD TV, kettle and etc. was provided

After all, their staff was really friendly and the hotel was quite new, the facilities were just nice for a traveler. They could do much better if they fixed all the mentioned problem and I would really happy to stay over again.

McDonald was just located next to the Hotel

McDonald was just located next to the Hotel

 

 

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