A great destination for a weekend or couple of days getaway, especially from KL. It is rare to find a hotel that is only feet from the water as this one is on Chempedak Beach. I suggest a sea view room as you will also be just yards from the ocean with a wonderful view. Excellent beach, two very nice pools (one with a swim up bar) and very nicely kept grounds and landscaping. Lots of staff make for quite good service. Really enjoyed lunch (a la carte) at the Kampung restaurant, which is also feet from the water, it has a great selection of Malaysian (including Chinese and Indian) cuisine as well as Western offerings, large menu. Nice atmosphere with wooden furnishings, open beams and fans, breakfast is also taken here. Lovely Sampan bar, so cozy at night. Other restaurants more pricey...
I would call this resort a solid four star due to service, amenities and public areas. Wifi is free (thank you management for not ripping us off!) Bathrooms fittings and some furniture is dated, and rooms in need of renovation, but everything was clean and bed very comfortable. Although the hotel is not luxurious or with sumptuous rooms as stated in the most recent Lonely Planet guide.
Come here to really relax, take walks on the beach, eat some nice food. Excursions from the hotel are possible, although Kuantan and other offerings are more subdued rather than exciting. One big convenience is an area right next to the hotel with open air restaurants, stalls, a 7-11, Starbucks, KFC, Burger King and possibly the only McDonald's in the world located right on the beach!
I would like to comment for management that noise at night was a problem for our room/hallway. Movement of staff using large wheeled carts and walkie talkie radios in the middle of the night was loud and disruptive to sleeping. Could this perhaps be corrected? Otherwise a relaxing stay and would like to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort will be fully closed from 1 September 2015 to undergo extensive renovation that will take approximately 12 months. No reservations will be accepted throughout this period. All 300 guestrooms and suites will be reinvented into stylish and elegant spaces while public areas and meeting venues will be refurbished. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Kuantan Hotel Kuantan
- Kuantan Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Kuantan