As one of the official hotels of Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2014, some delegates, including yours truly, were put up at the hotel for a week.
Located along Jalan Masjid Abidin, and adjacent to Masjid Abidin (also known as Masjid Besar or Masjid Putih – Terengganu’s oldest mosque), this hotel, which was opened for business in April, 2013, in conjunction with Visit Terengganu Year, spots an Islamic architecture.
Not surprisingly, as the hotel is jointly owned by Majlis Agama Islam and Adat Melayu Terengganu (Maidam) and developed by Jabatan Wakaf Zakat dan Haji (JAWHAR).
Grand Puteri Hotel is not the only hotel I have stayed at during my numerous trips to Kuala Terengganu, but it is the only hotel that I have noticed that comes with two swimming pools – one for men, one for women.
Built at a cost of RM41.7million, other public hotel amenities are surau (prayer room), seminar room, and Puteri Coffee House which serves both local and Western cuisines.
Islamic elements and prayers over the loudspeaker throughout the hotel at prayer times could be slightly unsettling for non-Muslim guests, however, this three-star hotel is located in town centre, just a short walk from the express bus terminal, hence making it a top choice for travellers seeking convenience to town attractions.
Also, within walking distance from this 7-storey, 180-room, hotel are Payang Market, Kuala Terengganu Chinatown and 7-Eleven.
Room type / Published rate / Promotional rate:
Superior / RM220 / RM158
Deluxe / RM280 / RM168
Deluxe Executive / RM400 / RM218
Premier Suite / RM500 / RM298
Puteri Suite Triple / RM600 / RM358
*rates are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% government tax
*rates are inclusive of breakfast for two persons
Grand Puteri Hotel (Jawhar – Maidam)
Add: PT 3981, Jalan Masjid Abidin, 20100 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
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