5 years ago, if you asked me to stay at a budget hotel, I would've hesitated; preferring well-established name hotels instead.
But with the mushrooming of plenty of budget yet modern hotels, staying in one has stop becoming an issue.
Especially when the focus is of the place we visited and not so much spending time in our hotel room.
We tried the Golden Roof Hotel when we visited Taiping for King of Bukit Larut in April and really love the modernity of the place.
For only RM98 per night and right in front of some good eateries and right smack in the middle of town, it was a great choice for us.
I was looking for a hotel to stay in during the Merdeka weekend when we went to Kuantan for my Brother's wedding. I had at first chose and booked with Booking.com two hotels, Cathayana and Rocana Hotel which had rates of around RM150.00 per night.
But then, my Brother noticed this hotel and booked a few rooms for the family as we cannot book them online. But anyone who wants to book or check out their rate can call/Whatsapp them or check their FB page.
Location wise : a win. Just a short walk away from East Coast Mall, as seen here. And very near to Kuantan UTC and Stadium Darul Makmur too.
Safety features of the hotel for their guests. Me likey.
It's pretty much semi-D houses converted into hotel rooms and the entrance was unmanned so this feature is very much needed.
Checking-in and checking out is actually done at the hotel located in front of Palm City Villa which I totally forgot the name. Crap. Hahaha
Amenities located at the ground floor. A water station and a shared iron and ironing board.
Our room was on the first floor.
A sofa in the common living area on the first floor.
And our room. Simple but spacious. Plenty of empty spaces as there was no wardrobe in the room but there is a small rack for hanging clothes.
You might want to bring extra clothes hangers.
Basic needs are there : TV, kettle, drinking water, air-conditioning and most important : free wi-fi!!! And with a decent speed.
But as usual, no hairdryer. Good thing I brought mine along.
All in all, quite decent for RM80. Very roomy. Can actually fit a big family in our room if we bring in some comforters (or toto. Hahaha)
Our room smelled a bit musty when we first entered but that may be because it was aired daily but it was clean.
For the rate that's being offered, I wouldn't mind returning here again.
Maybe for Kuantan Half Marathon next year? ^^