My friend and I reached Kuala Terengganu (KT) at about late evening after 8 hours non-stop driving from KL to KT... It was a nice and pleasant drove as i'm a marathon driver :p At my plan, i didn't plan to go all the way to KT, only planned to pull over night @ Rantau Abang... Who knows when i drove and drove and drove ... finally we came to KT.
Guess what? We dropped by a decent resort hotel near the beach @ KT... the reception told us all the rooms were fully booked and non of the room was available ... The first attempt failed ... so we went to the second attempt which was a four storey shophouses type of converted Hotel... unfortunately all the rooms were taken too. Straightaway i was off my comfort zone as it had happened to my family and I couple years back in KT ... the same situation, I didn't book any rooms in advance over KT... ended up we drove around for rooms to bunk over ... that's experience was so painful... even we willingly to pay higher price for the night... there were no room available... Sigh!
I was cursed on visiting KT was the first thing came to my mind.... I was a bit panic when we called up almost all the hotel in the list were full... thanks to my friend who was so calm and we started to use internet on getting a new list of potential hotel... This was better than couples year back... at least instead of running around to ask, we called all the hotel... :) We found one hotel which has left a couple of rooms... this was a new and nice hotel i.t. the Felda Residence Hotel near China town.
We called them up and they quoted RM170 nett with breakfast included. So i told my friend we should grab the room fast... but my friend was a bit hesitate as the room rate was too expensive for a couple of hours to bunk over ... We decided to try the other budget lodge which was not far from the kopitiam...
Heehehe... finally there was a room for two cost RM79 nett (no breakfast) and it was a decent hotel to stay as the hotel was clean and have all the basic facilities ... Okay for a few hours of sleep. Straight after we had decided, there were couple of people walked in and asked for room to bunk over that night ... how lucky were we to have a cheaper room :p