Tune Hotel Kota Bharu has very good location. KB Mall is right outside the door. There are many restaurants, a food court and a hypermarket in the mall.
A even closer choice is HAYAKI cafe in the Tune Hotel building. The restaurant is located on the 1st floor and open 24 hours a day, offering free wi-fi access. The prices here are also very reasonable. Most items are less than RM 5. Nasi Dagang Ikan(or Ayam), RM 4.8; Nasi Kerabu Ayam Goreng, RM 5.8; Nasi Ulam Ikan(or Ayam), RM 4.9; A slice of melon or pineapple, RM1.
Nasi Dagang Ikan, RM 4.8
The fish was too salty.
Nasi Kerabu Ayam Goreng, RM 5.8
The chicken was too salty.
Nasi Ulam Ikan, RM 4.9
Lots of vegetable, a good choice.
All these three wats are easily accessible by bus. Cityliner bus no. 19 goes to Wat Phikulthong and Wat Cheng Buddhavas which are next door to each other; Bus no. 43 goes to Wat Mai Suwan Khiri which is within walking distance from the previous two wats.
I was at the city centre bus terminal at 9am and was told there was a No. 43 bus departing at 9:30. I didn’t see the no. 43 bus, but found a No. 19 bus about to depart. So I boarded the No. 19 bus and get to Wat Phikulthong and Wat Cheng Buddhavas first. The bus fare was RM 3.
I waited for more than an hour to get a bus back to the city. You might have to wait for 2 hours if you want to catch a bus No. 43. If you don’t want to wait, you can take a shared taxi which costs RM 4, RM 1 more than the bus. Although a taxi back to Kota Bharu is not very easy to find either and that’s why I ended up on a bus back.