I recently had the chance to stay at Mega Hotel, the can’t be missed blue and white vertical striped hotel for one whole week for my project. Having stayed at the hotel on their highest floor, 16th, for one whole week, here are my thoughts and review of the hotel.
The hotel is of 4 star status. Their lobby is nicely decorated with the native design as it was also Hari Gawai when I was there. Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai!! (that is the Harvest Festival for the natives of Sarawak)
The hotel has grand foyer and the staff are friendly and courteous. All the receptionist female staff have the same 60s Audrey Hepburn hairdo or do you call it the air-stewardess type of hairdo which I thought was neat with their beige-brown motive print kebaya dress. A friend of mine used to call those hair do as the “Curry Puff” type of hairdo. 😉
The room was large and comfortable with a fridge, 2 bottles of complimentary water, free wifi etc. Their hot/cold shower works well. The amenities inside the room is ok though nothing to shout of. Their gym is located on the 11th floor though their swimming pool is at 4th floor. It is a rule that guests who jump into the pool must wear swim shorts or swimming suit and not any other type of clothing. The management adheres to the rule strictly.
Their breakfast variety is reasonable with asian and western fare. There are many coffee shops outside the hotel and is within walking distance from the hotel that serves good Miri local food.
Mega mall is the adjoining mall to the hotel. Nothing much to shop there unless you need to book a tour, there is a travel agency, Tropical Adventure Tours & Travel (borneotropicaladventure.com) at the ground floor specializing in Mulu tours. There is also a shop across that sells genuine bird’s nest which is a favourite delicacy amoung the Chinese.
On the whole, I would stay at this hotel again if I were to go to Miri because of its very central location and its reasonable rate of rm180.00 per room per night with 2 breakfasts but I believe the hotel could do with a facelift.