The Lime Tree Hotel in Jalan Abell Kuching right within the centre is a boutique hotel with a lime-themed motif. The Lime Tree Hotel’s name came from the owner’s deep passion for limes. This passion is noticeable throughout the hotel’s decoration style from the moment you enter the lobby.
The Lime Tree Hotel’s location at the city centre just minutes away from the financial district, the scenic Kuching Waterfront and the beautiful Sarawak River makes this hotel a good accommodation choice for travellers wanting to explore the city centre.
The Lime Tree Hotel has a selection of 42 rooms and 8 suites. These rooms include the superior room, deluxe room, executive deluxe, executive suite, family suite and the limetree suite. One minor quibble that you might have about the superior room is due to its lack of windows.
The facilities in the rooms consist of LCD satellite channel televisions, IDD telephones, workstation, complimentary wireless and built-in universal sockets. If you want to iron some clothes, iron and ironing board, you’ll have to request for them from the lobby. The bathrooms include showers, hair-dryers and toiletries. The safety deposit boxes are located in the lobby area for you to keep your valuables. Personal safety deposit boxes are only provided in the executive deluxe rooms and suites.
One notable feature of Lime Tree Hotel is that it is a smoke-free building. This makes it as being one of the few hotels in Kuching to have this policy. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. For those who are driving, there is a secure parking area in the basement.
Due to its relatively small size, Lime Tree Hotel does not have a swimming pool. If you are looking forward to have a nice swim during your stay here, you’re out of luck. However, the friendly service that you find from the staff more than make up for this.
Lime Tree Hotel has its own in-house café called Café Sublime. This dining place offers local and western cuisine such as Sarawak Laksa, its own signature dish that includes Lime Tree Fried Rice and the Sublime Burger. The food as a whole are decent enough but it is nothing outstanding. Drinks served in this café ranges from premium coffee, fresh juices and of course lime-based beverages.
The Lime Tree Hotel rooftop lounge, Limelight Lounge gives out a good view of Mount Santubong and the Sarawak River. This lounge has both an indoor and outdoor area for you to sit and enjoy a wide variety of drinks offered here. The bar is stocked with the usual selection of beer, spirits, cocktails and mocktails. While there is nothing much that makes this lounge stands out from other hotel lounges, it is good enough a place for you to sit back, relax and just admire the rooftop view. The Limelight Lounge also doubles as a meeting area for training sessions, receptions, special events and private parties with its air-conditioned 1000 square feet room.
The Lime Tree Hotel gift shop at the lobby offers a number of products that guests can purchase as a memento of their stay in this place. The goods on sale here range from traditional handicrafts, t-shirts to lime-based toiletries.
Overall, Lime Tree Hotel Kuching with its unique lime-themed concept is worth a try for those who are looking for a reasonably priced hotel with standard facilities. This hotel is value for money considering that it is not the swankiest hotel in town but is right in centre of town.