Sunday, 28 January 2018

Rumah Tetamu USM Kubang Kerian, Kelantan


I am posting on the USM Guest House because we currently have the MMed Anaesthesiology students here for the con-joint Anaesthesiology exam for 2 weeks. I found one lady hunting for the keys to her room and the security officer was not around. The security shed at the gate said to go to Jabatan Keselamatan to get the keys. She didn't know where that was as she came from UPM. So my son and I took her to Jabatan Keselamatan, she signed for her room key and we drove her back to the guest house.

This is the second time someone got problems with the guest house. Last time, a few years back, 2 outside MMed students had booked the USM Guest House, but they booked the wrong guest house. They had booked the one in Penang, while they came to USM Kubang Kerian, Kelantan for the MMed exam! I found the 2 lady doctors by the roadside, dragging their heavy luggage back and forth, not knowing what to do. I was enjoying the evening when I noticed them and stopped to enquire if everything was ok. Then I found out they had booked the wrong guest house! So we took them to AV Budget Inn across the road, in front of Hospital USM (HUSM).

So here is the help on Rumah Tetamu USM based in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

RUMAH TETAMU USM
KUBANG KERIAN, KELANTAN
Tel: +609-767-2300

Check-in after 2 pm
Check-out is 12 noon (add half-rent after 12 noon)

Operational hours:
  1. Sunday-Thursday, 8.10 am - 10 pm
  2. Friday & Saturday, 8.10 am - 4.55 pm

After hours:
  1. Sunday-Thursday, after 10 pm - get your key(s) from Jabatan Keselamatan at PPSP.
  2. Friday & Saturday, after 4.55 pm - get your key(s) from Jabatan Keselamatan at PPSP.
  • If you arrive after 10 pm on Sunday-Thursday, get your room key(s) from Jabatan Keselamatan at PPSP.
  • If you arrive after 4.55 pm on Friday or Saturday, get your room key(s) from Jabatan Keselamatan at PPSP.

Room rates:
  1. Room with single bed is RM60 per night 
  2. Room with double bed is RM75 per night (eg BT004, BT006, BT103, BT106)
  3. Family room (1 double bed + 1 single bed) is RM90 per night (there are 2 rooms in Asrama Block C: BT1, BT2)

All rooms are carpeted.
Room with one double-bed is RM75 per night.
The family rooms are in a separate block from Rumah Tetamu USM.
The VIP suite (VC's room) is not available for rental.

Main entrance Gate A. Look for the letter A at left brickwall.
Road entrance to Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan is broad
Rumah Tetamu USM in Kubang Kerian is grey with a big porch


Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian is grey



Wall plaque of Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan



Park here for free and NOT in the porch. Porch is for unloading and VIP. If you park in the porch, the security officer will clamp your car tyres. You then have to search for a security officer on duty and pay RM50 to unclamp. So DON'T park in the porch.

Entrance door to Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. PULL the door and go inside and check at the counter to see if your room keys are there. If not, you have to go to Jabatan Keselamatan and get your keys first. Drive over to Jabatan Keselamatan to get your keys. Jabatan Keselamatan is not the Pondok Pengawal by the Gate Entrance A, but at the Medical School complex, on the ground floor. It is 5 minutes drive.
This is the purple plaque for PPSP. Drive straight down to the porch and park. 
Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (PPSP). Jabatan Keselamatan is on the ground floor (to the left)
This is Jabatan Keselamatan at the Medical School complex. The Medical School is called PPSP (Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan). So go to Jabatan Keselamatan counter at PPSP and ask for your key there. There is a security officer on duty. He maybe busy on the phone, giving directions to others. Be patient and wait your turn. He will open the door and you walk in and sign the Guest Book and get your keys. Your key(s) will be in a white envelope and with your full name. Double check your name and room key number. Then drive back to the guest house.
This is the counter of Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. It is dark because it is day off or time off. This counter closes at 4.45 pm and re-opens at 8.10 am. It is closed on weekends.





This is the lobby. You can wait here or go to your room. The building is 2 storeys. There is no lift in this guest house. You have to carry your own luggage upstairs. There is no porter to help you. Be careful with the steep staircase.
LAYOUT OF ROOMS
Layout of the ground floor rooms at Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Rooms 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006 are on the ground floor.
Rooms upstairs at Rumah Tetamu USM, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Rooms 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 and 110 are upstairs.

WHAT ACTUAL ROOMS LOOK LIKE

Rooms are carpeted and fitted with retro furniture (zaman 1950-an) which are interesting and give a calming effect.

Downstairs
Room BT004, Double bed, RM75 per room, this is a square room, it is very bright 





Downstairs
Room BT006, Double bed, RM75 per room, this is a long room at the end of the corridor.






Family rooms are located in a separate block called Asrama Block C or just Block C.
There are only 2 family rooms available for rent (BT1, BT2)
Rental is RM90 per room

This is Asrama Block C

Main entrance to Block C
RO Water supply outside the main entrance to Block B
When you leave Rumah Tetamu USM, leave by the same Gate A you came. Turn left to go to Kota Bharu. Turn right to go to the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport at Pengkalan Chepa. Turn right to go to Kubang Kerian Square (KK Square) to do some shopping. There is Mydin, Dominos Pizza, Submarine (sandwiches) and a host of eateries. All are halal in Kubang Kerian. There are batik and tudung shops here too. Everything you need you can get them here. Don't worry.

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