Strategically located in the middle of Kota Bahru, north-east of peninsular Malaysia, My Place Guest House is a double storey house that has been renovated into an accommodation for visitors, and is indeed one budget place to stay we can recommend.
My Place Guest House has been decorated with pictures of late people who still have a significant value towards the society today, like Albert Einstein, John Lennon and Mao Zedong; add this to the retro classic look of its furniture and the old fashioned paraphernalia, and you have a place that projects you back to the 70s.
38-years old owner’s Mr Hasanuddin Ruslan, aka Deen, has a passion for travel and believes everyone have the right to go places, regardless the budget. It is with this in mind that he established My Place Guest House in 2010, to fill a gap and create affordable accommodation in Kota Bahru for budget-minded people. Most of his clients are European, but he also hosts local and Asian travelers and backpackers. Deen major reward is to see his clients happy, and to offer them accommodation that does not dent their wallet.
But let me share some information on My Place Guest House:
My Place Guest House has 7 rooms categorized into single room, standard double room with fan and double room with air-conditioning. Room prices range from RM35 to RM49 per night. The whole area is covered with free wifi access. The common lounge area has entertainment such as sharing cable television,a food and drinks area, a kitchen with bbq facilities, free breakfast, a designated smoking area, transportation-airport shuttle. A the reception, services offered are a tour and ticket desk, luggage storage, laundry service and bicycle rental.
In order to provide travellers with an exciting time in Kota Bahru, My Place Guest House offers different activities and tours. However, these are limited to the period that goes from February to October. November to January are monsoon months and prone to flooding, so most of tours are disrupted, though the guest house is still open.
The following is a list of tours offered:
- Visit sleeping, sitting and standing Buddha and Dragon Buddha at Tumpat.
- Take a train to Jelawang Jungle
- Visit Gua Musang caves and rocks
- Take a traditional cooking class
- Go kayaking
- Go cycling around the town area
- Experience fireflies watching at Kunang-Kunang
Nearby attractions include:
- Siti Khadijah Market
- Cultural Centre
- Royal Museum
- Pulau Perhentian
- Jahar Palace
- Kelantan Batik Centre
- Kelantan State Museum
- Night Market
ADDRESS: My Place Guest House is located at 4340-R2, Jalan Sri Cemerlang, off Jalan Kebun Sultan, Kota Bahru, Kelantan.
Phone: +60 (0)139011463
Facebook: My Place Guest House
Opening hours: 7.30am to 12.00am (midnight)
Getting there: From the airport, the bus will take you to the bus station. My Place Guest House is less than 10 minutes from the bus station.
IMPORTANT NOTE: My Place Guest House plans to move to a bigger location in a new area. Stay tuned and check their website for the new address.