Heading to Kuala Terengganu? Yay! This is a great place to visit with some great low key attractions, fabulous food and awesome natural attractions nearby.
After you decide to go, the next step is to book your best hotel in Kuala Terengganu. There are many options to choose from and it can get confusing!
The good news is that there are many great value hotels at Kuala Terengganu so you won’t have problems finding a bargain. The bad news if you are a luxury lover is that there are no options for a 5-star hotel in Kuala Terengganu, but you will hopefully be happy in one of the solid midrange options.
If you are looking for beach resorts in Kuala Terengganu, we also list these along with options for a budget hotel in Kuala Terengganu.
So whatever the style or price range you prefer, from in the middle of the action or by the beach, we have you covered in this list of top 10 best hotels in Kuala Terengganu!
We start by comparing each hotel at Kuala Terengganu in a handy comparison chart before digging in deep with full reviews of each Kuala Terengganu hotel. At the end, we have all the best Kuala Terengganu accommodation options on a map so you can compare the locations.
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Comparison Of The Best Hotels In Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
|Grand Puteri Hotel||★★★★||Best hotel in Kuala Terengganu with swimming pool in handy location for great price||$||Click here|
|Raia Hotel and Convention Centre||★★★★||Best choice for an airport hotel||$$||Click here|
|Primula Beach Resort||★★★★||Top choice of a beach resort at Kuala Terengganu with many facilities||$$||Click here|
|Grand Continental Hotel||★★★★||Solid choice close to everything with a pool||$$||Click here|
|J Suites Hotel||★★★★||Modern hotel with a great price for such a central location||$||Click here|
|Permai Hotel||★★★||Good choice if you want to be near Batu Buruk (beach)||$||Click here|
|The Regency Waterfront Hotel||★★★||Good location for beach lovers but in desperate need of renovation||$$||Click here|
|DJ Citi Point Hotel||★★||The hotel to stay at if you want to be as close as possible to everything||$||Click here|
|Asia Premium Hotel||★★☆||Clean and comfortable budget option between beach and city attractions||$||Click here|
|Rimba Hotel||★★||A budget option relatively close to the airport||$||Click here|
Top 10 Best Hotels And Best Resort In Kuala Terengganu
The Grand Puteri Hotel is the closest thing to a 5 star hotel in Kuala Terengganu town, although it’s only rated at 4-stars and in reality is closer to 3-star standard.
This is our top choice in Kuala Terengganu because it is a top quality hotel only 5 minutes walk to Chinatown and a hotel near Kuala Terengganu bus terminal – it’s practically next door
The location is great while being a crazy good price and having many facilities.
There are a variety of room types including large suites. All rooms are air conditioned with climate control, a reasonable standard, include tea and coffee making facilities and minibars.
There are a range of facilities here including pools – separated by gender. There is a pool on site as well as free parking and restaurants including an outdoor option and a coffee shop. They can also organise babysitting.
A fabulous location, good rooms and a variety of facilities. We love the pool area.
Like just about every hotel in this list, it could do with a renovation.
If you are looking for the best hotel in Kuala Terengganu close to everything at a great price, this should be your pick.
The Raia Hotel Kuala Terengganu (previously known as TH Hotel) is the place to head if you are looking for a hotel near Kuala Terengganu airport. Located just a kilometre away, it makes life nice and easy for a late or early morning flight. It’s also not far from the beach (but you will need a car or taxi).
Despite the airport location, it is well insulated and quiet.
There are a range of room types including standard hotel rooms with air conditioning, private bathrooms, minibar, satellite TV and desks. The rooms are a decent size. There are also suites including an executive suite which has bedding for four making this a solid choice for families.
There is both an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a gym. There is a restaurant and lounge area.
While rated at 4 stars, this is more a solid 3 star hotel. It is on the older side and the breakfast is just average. However, given the great price for the location and facilities, this is still good value.
Convenient if you are looking for a Kuala Terengganu airport hotel. The price is good for this standard.
Older hotel and the breakfast is average.
This is the best choice for a Kuala Terengganu hotel near airport and is a comfortable and easy option for your place to stay in Kuala Terengganu.
If you are looking for a best resort in Kuala Terengganu, the Primula Hotel Kuala Terengganu is your top choice. Located by its own beach while still being quite central to the middle of town, this is the best of both worlds. Beach time when you want it plus easy access to city sightseeing.
The Primula Beach Hotel Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia has a variety of room types from standard rooms to suites. Unfortunately, there are not quad rooms for families. The rooms all come with air conditioning, minibar, safe and great balconies or outdoor areas. They are getting old though and many could do with a renovation.
There is no lack of facilities at the Primula. In addition to the beach, there is a swimming pool, garden area and gym. There is also a day spa for a nice massage. The swimming pool area is great with it having a more lagoon like layout and there is an attached water slide.
In addition to this area, kids will love the playground, giant chess and mini gym. There is also the chance to play beach volleyball or soccer.
There are a range of eating options including an international and local buffet restaurant, an outdoor restaurant and a lounge with coffee and smacks. There is also room service.
A big plus of this Kuala Terengganu hotel near beach is a free shuttle service into town.
Great beach, many facilities and just a short distance from the centre of Kuala Terengganu.
The hotel needs renovating. It is still good value for the price though.
This is the best choice for a Kuala Terengganu beach hotel. If you are looking for a great range of facilities with a top beach location close to everything and don’t mind older rooms, this is a good option.
The Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu is a top choice for midrange 4-star hotel in Kuala Terengganu. Given you are located walking distance from the main attractions, this hotel is a great price for the standard.
There are a range of room types including a range of comfort levels, triple rooms and a premium suite which has dining and sitting areas. A big plus is that they all come with sitting area, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, wifi, minibar and private bathrooms. The rooms are comfortable and quiet.
The service is great here but unfortunately the hotel (much like most in this list of hotels in Kuala Terengganu) is dated.
This is a hotel in Kuala Terengganu with swimming pool and there is also a small gym. A restaurant is also available.
This hotel would be better rated at 3-star, but it is comfortable and easy with views over the South China Sea.
Good location with a good balance of facilities, room types and prices.
The hotel could do with a renovation.
This is a good option of a hotel in Kuala Terengganu city for midrange travellers who like the price.
If you are looking for a hotel near Chinatown Kuala Terengganu and many of the other tourist attractions here then the J Suites Hotel could be just what you are looking for.
This hotel is a great price for this great location and is more modern than the hotels in Kuala Terengganu town centre we have covered so far.
There are a range of room types with various standards with the option of twin and king beds. There is also a family room option with two king size beds. All rooms come with air conditioning, TV, private bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities. They have great mattresses on the beds so expect a good night’s sleep!
There is a lack of facilities at this hotel and it should definitely not be rated 4 stars. There is wifi, parking and a coffee shop. Many people complain about cleanliness in J Suites Hotel reviews as well.
Something to be aware of is that some rooms don’t have windows. Look out for this when you are picking a room type to book if this is an issue for you. They are also small, smaller than they appear in photos.
This Kuala Terengganu Chinatown hotel is in a fabulous location and a good price for a hotel so well located especially if you want a family room.
Rooms are small and many don’t have windows.
If location is top priority and you want a modern looking hotel, this is the top hotel near Kuala Terengganu.
Located a short taxi ride from the centre of town, the Permai Hotel is another solid 3-star choice of a hotel resort Kuala Terengganu. It’s located near Batu Buruk which makes this perfect for people who care about being near the beach more than town.
There are a range of room types from standard hotel rooms to suites including a family room. All rooms are a good size and come with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, private bathrooms and cable TV. The suites provide extra room with sitting and dining areas.
There is a decent pool area as well as a gym. Basement parking is provided and there is a good breakfast on offer in the on-site restaurant.
Close to beaches. Reasonable standard.
This hotel could do with a renovation.
This is a good choice for people who want to be near the beach.
The Regency Hotel Kuala Terengganu is located about a 15 minute drive south of Kuala Terengganu. This means it’s not the best option for travellers wanting to spend the majority of their time in the middle of Kuala Terengganu’s attractions and centre. However, it is a good location if you want to be near the beach.
There are a range of room types including family rooms and suites. All rooms come with air conditioning, minibars, kettles and private bathrooms. They are spacious and have toiletries.
The hotel has its own restaurant as well as a coffee shop and pastry cafe for snacks and cakes. There are food stalls out the front.
While the price is good, this property has unfortunately been neglected. Staff are friendly but the cleanliness needs to be worked on. The building and rooms are old and there are problems with things not working including the elevators. Hopefully, they give the whole hotel a full renovation soon.
The position of this hotel is beautiful, however, right by the waterfront as the name suggests and near the beach.
This hotel is a great price and a good location if the beach matters before than the city centre.
This hotel is old and isn’t well maintained.
This is only a recommended choice if the location suits you.
If you are looking for a hotel near Shahbandar Jetty, Kuala Terengganu or a hotel near Pasar Payang, Kuala Terengganu or really just the best located cheap hotel in Kuala Terengganu then this should be your pick!
With prices starting low in an ideal position just moments walk from Chinatown, the jetty, markets and more, you can’t go wrong location wise. This city hotel Kuala Terengganu is close to everything that is central.
There is a wide range of room types from twins to doubles to family rooms with 2 single and one double bed. There is also a suite. All rooms come with air conditioning, private bathrooms, flat-screen satellite TV and a desk.
The rooms are on the small side, but clean. Some are noisy though.
Being a budget hotel, there isn’t much in the way of facilities but being surrounded by everything, you won’t care!
The location. If you want to be close to everything for a cheap price, this is the best pick.
This is a budget hotel so don’t expect many facilities. Some rooms are noisy.
If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Kuala Terengganu in a central spot, this is what you should pick.
The Asia Premium Hotel is a 1-star hotel with good reviews located a couple of kilometres from Chinatown. So just out of easy walking distance. It is on the way to Batu Buruk Beach so if you want to be convenient to both, this could be the spot for you.
There are a range of room types including doubles, twins, triples and family rooms. You can also chose between standard, deluxe and premium depending on your budget and needs.
All rooms have the standard facilities – air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathrooms, a kettle and desk. There are free toiletries.
There aren’t a huge amount of facilities at the Asia Premium Hotel but there is a restaurant.
Asia Premium Hotel reviews often remark on how clean and comfortable the rooms are. There isn’t any parking onsite but it is available nearby.
This is a great value option in Kuala Terengganu.
Just a bit too far from central attractions but you are surrounded by shops and eating options.
This is maybe the best value hotel in Kuala Terengganu as long as you don’t mind being a bit removed from the action. The prices are fantastic for a hotel which consistently gets some of the best reviews in Kuala Terengganu. This is a budget hotel though so don’t expect anything fancy.
The final hotel in Kuala Terengganu to make our top ten list is the Rimba Hotel.
This is another hotel in Kuala Terengganu which is not that well located for city centre attractions. It’s about a 15 minute drive away. However, it is closer to the airport being just a 10 minute drive away so this can be a good choice for short stopovers.
This 2-star hotel has air conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, kettles and satellite TV. There are a range of room options including triple rooms. Note that some do not have a window and rooms are small.
There is a lack of facilities at this hotel beyond a 24-hour front desk. There is a hypermarket close by.
Good value for the price.
Rooms are small and it’s not close to any attractions.
This hotel is a good choice if you are looking for a budget transit hotel close to the airport.
Map Of The Top 10 Options For The Best Hotel In Kuala Terengganu
You can see all the above options for where to stay in Kuala Terengganu on the map below.
Looking for something different? Here’s our list of the best homestays in Kuala Terenegganu. You can also read our list of things to do while you are in Kuala Terengganu here. You can find all our guides to Kuala Terengganu here.
Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.