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Riverside Boutique Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 69 Kuantan B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Once stepped in, the very cosy environment with nice design have won our heart. Room is very clean and nice. Breakfast set was very nice too (Western set and Scone set). Good WiFi speed. Ample parking space.

Went to try their associate restaurant, Crocodile Rock Pizza & Grill, they serve very good pizza.

Will definitely stay again on next Kuantan visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I'm always torn when I find something as good as the Riverside. Should I tell you people or should I keep it to myself? After all, there's only 6 rooms in this tiny place and I don't want it to be harder to get into than it is already.

But no, I have to be fair to the proprietors and offer praise where it's due. This is a very good place to stay in Kuantan. Relatively inexpensive, nice adequate-sized rooms with stunning wooden floors and double glazed windows to keep out the noise and keep in the cool created by the air-conditioning. Lovely bathrooms, good fire escapes, (something I look for), wifi and for those who didn't BYO, a common area with computers, reading etc.

But wait, there's MORE! Blessing of all blessings...NO SMOKING! In the whole place! :-D In fact, the only complaint I have about the Riverside is that there are no refrigerators in the rooms and this, coupled with the often heavy bookings, means I don't stay as often as I might do otherwise.

If you can, do stay for breakfast too. The food is plain with limited choices but the young lady who does the cooking knows her business and produces wonderfully fresh and appetising food, juices and coffee and the serving staff are smiling, friendly but not obtrusive.

This is a good place to stay in Kuantan but please, not too many of you at the same time, ok?

Room Tip: All the rooms we've stayed in have been excellent
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This was my first stay at the guesthouse, having read good reviews about it at Tripadvisor. The overall experience was good and I would heartily recommend this guesthouse to everyone, especially to those who visiting Kuantan on a short weekend getaway.
This must be the smallest hotel/guesthouse in Kuantan with just 6 rooms in total. So you would expect a quick check-in upon arrival . The guesthouse is located along the main road leading to KL. It is also the same road that leads to Teluk Cempedak beach, one of the main attraction of the city. Room setup was nice and simple. It is furnished with everything you need for a simple and comfortable stay eg toiletries, free wifi and cable TV etc. It is worth mentioning that the bed itself is particularly comfortable, thanks to a thick mattress pad that they use. The room is equipped with both a fan and air conditioning. The management however, had the rooms scented with lemongrass flavour, which I think they can do without as not all guests will appreciate the smell. The guesthouse is strictly non smoking.
Overall, this is a guesthouse that I would return to again. Last but not least, a reminder that there is a deposit (RM 150) charged to your room so don't forget to reimburse your money during check out!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Spent a night here before heading to Cherating. The guesthouse itself is very well designed, be it the common area or rooms, both very decent. In the common area, there are books and DVDs for you to read and watch. And the rooms, the bed held me back whenever I need to go out, it is so comfy!

Breakfast at the Little Croc is awesome! Given a menu to choose from, not too many, but great selection. Other than breakfast time, you can have something to eat there too. Even people not staying at the guesthouse came to eat, so I assume the food is good.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

I've never found hotel breakfasts to be noteworthy; much less THE most compelling reason for booking a place, but that's exactly what the scones at Riverside Boutique Guesthouse are. I ate them every single day of my 5-day/4-night stay.

The amenities in the rooms are well beyond the usual at this price range. The rooms have exquisite hardwood floors and the most comfortable pillows and mattresses I've ever had in a hotel.

The owners are an exceedingly thoughtful, conscientious couple who bent over backwards to make my stay comfortable, memorable, and productive. Chat with them if you can and get recommendations for local attractions. They are an international couple who have lived in Malaysia for decades.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

Very clean, friendly staff and very nice design. Not far from restaurants and the biggest mosque. Had a nice time there would recommend it and come again. And bars, there are some about 10 minutes walking distance

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

I booked a room at this guesthouse after reading about all the good reviews on Tripadvisor. Greatly satisfied - the rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The location of the guesthouse is very good and parking is easy. The wifi quality is average but this didn't deter me from having a good stay. The guesthouse serve excellent set-breakfast (local and international to be chosen from). I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Riverside Boutique Guesthouse

Property: Riverside Boutique Guesthouse
Address: No. 47 Jalan Telok Sisek, Kuantan 25000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Kuantan District > Kuantan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Kuantan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Boutique Guesthouse has to be the smallest hotel in Kuantan but provides you with the most comfortable beds in town. Enjoy our guesthouse friendliness together with 5-star comfort in a modern Malaysian setting. Our air-conditioned rooms are all fitted with beautiful local timber flooring and ensuite bathrooms. Our extremely comfortable beds are specially made to European dimensions to give you that extra length.Free WiFi internet connection is provided. ... more   less 
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