Batik Boutique Hotel, the new Kid

July 20, 2010 by  
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coz purple bedroom
cozy purple bedroom

Batik Boutique Hotel is the latest kid around the block. She is from a different “genre” however in all aspects from checking in right up to room decoration.

Upon arrival at the hotel, do not bother to look for the hotel reception counter because there is not any available. Instead, you will be greeted by a coffee bar, have a coffee and relax at the sofa. The front desk will come greet you and at same time will serve you a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Dont you FEEL VERY WELCOME already? The officer will process your checking in. Then you will proceed to your room thereafter.

What I like about this hotel is the owner’s generosity. Request for an extra bed is “FOR NOW” FREE of charge, and this includes breakfasts too. This is their current promotion for the meantime.

They have also built a jacuzzi right at the backyard of the hotel. Go and have a dip and have the sun set over you.

For a nice dinner, you may consider checking out their inhouse Japanese Restaurant. Being a lover of Unagi, I give thumbs up for their Unagi. There are other dishes like sushi, tempura and many others. I was informed that a group of Japanese expatriates frequent the restaurant so the food must have passed their taste. The food is not too pricey either.

jacuzzi in courtyard
jacuzzi in courtyard

The hotel only has 15 rooms and because rooms are limited, the staff there is able to give you personal attention of your needs. When you come to Kuching, go check out the hotel. It is quite economical for you too if you have a third person coming in terms of the costs since an extra bed is FREE of Charge. The rate per room per night is only rm250 nett with 2 breakfasts or 3 breakfasts if there is a third person be it adult or child.


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360 Xpress City Centre, Kuching

July 18, 2010 by  
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360 Xpress Double Room

360 Xpress Double Room

This chic new hotel at Jalan Song Thian Cheok, Kuching sits smack right in city centre and enjoys almost 100% occupancy everyday.

Rooms are not large, no windows in room but one can watch on flat screen TV what is happening  in the streets outside (to compensate the no windows), free internet cable available, safe deposit box, hair dryer, kettle, mini fridge,2 bottles mineral water, fire exits available at both ends of corridor for every floor. A lebanese restaurant is available next door. It is 3 minutes walk from Grand Continental Hotel. The rooms do not come with breakfasts though but a step outside the hotel and you will be spoilt for choices on cafes from halal to non halal to choose from as they are available at every nook and corner. So food is not a problem. In fact, food in kuching is never a problem because at every shop lot there will always be a cafe.

The type of rooms that they have are the deluxe family room, deluxe double, deluxe twin and deluxe single rooms. Their bathroom however has a see through glass door. So you may be shy to stay with a business partner or friend of opposite sex unless you are travelling with your gf/bf or life partner.

Rates are competitive and their plus point are their free internet service, free self service laundry and free self service ironing. If you are on a budget, do not have any windowless room phobia and is all right with the see through bathroom glass door, then this hotel will suit your accommodation needs. Other than that, My view is that the rooms are rather cozy with its warm decoration and if I am travelling alone, i will choose this hotel.

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