Pine Garden Hotel, your choice for affordable stay at strategic location in Kuching

November 1, 2017 by  
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Pine Garden Hotel is among the newest hotel that opened up in Kuching recently. You cannot miss it because of its unique, bright colour in the heart of Kuching as you breeze through the flyover from airport to the city. The hotel is a 3-star boutique concept hotel.

Image courtesy to Pine Garden Hotel

The hotel is located at Lorong Seladah 1H, Taman Phoning, Kuching, which is within 3 km or 10 minutes drive from Kuching International Airport and Kuching Sentral. It is located just next to CityONE Megamall. In case of any emergency, Borneo Medical Centre is just 2km away from the hotel, or less than a 5 minutes’ drive away.

Image courtesy to Pine Garden Hotel

There are a total of 104 rooms in the hotel and are furnished with wooden or parquet flooring. The rooms are sufficiently bright, spacious, clean and comfortable. It is well equipped with basic amenities to meet every traveller’s needs, which includes a high speed Internet access, a writing desk and a tea and coffee making facility.

Here are some of the hotel facilities provided by Pine Garden Hotel:

  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Parking Space in hotel area / handicapped parking space
  • Coffee / Tea making facilities
  • Free mineral water
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Satellite TV
  • In-Room Safe Box
  • Minibar Fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage area
  • 24-hour reception
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Prayer Mat / Sejadah (on request)
  • Iron & Ironing Board (on request)
  • Hotel Shuttle Service (chargeable)

The free Wi-Fi is accessible in all public areas as well and the shuttle services are available daily upon your request for a fee.

Here are the types of room that the hotel offers:

  1. Deluxe King or Queen Room
Deluxe King or Queen Room (Pine Garden Hotel)

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The room is designed slightly larger than the usual deluxe room with the goal to satisfy your need of comfort. Go ahead and read a book, or if you are a business traveler, get some work done at the writing desk as they provide you with an ergonomic chair and free high speed internet access.

  1. Deluxe Triple Room with 3 Super Single Bed
Deluxe Triple Room with 3 Super Single Bed (Pine Garden Hotel)

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Deluxe triple room comes with three super single beds.

  1. Double Deluxe Room with 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed

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Double deluxe room is furnished with one Queen bed and one super single bed. This room is undeniably perfect for families with children!

  1. Superior Twin Room

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Twin room comes with two super single beds and are nicely arranged in the room. The room is a bit smaller than the others.

Other than that, you can take your time in the spacious bathroom, complete with a rainforest shower head to give you full body shower experience. After your shower, sink into the comfort of the bed, which are the King and Queen sized beds while you enjoy your favourite TV show on the wall-mounted 32-inch flat screen LCD TV.

Image courtesy to Pine Garden Hotel

Due to the strategic location of Pine Garden Hotel, it is easy for you to move around. For example if you are to attend an appointment to go see the doctor at Borneo Medical Centre, it would only take about 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. If you need to register at Swinburne University, this is a good hotel for you.

Besides that, you could also go for shopping trip as there are about 3 different shopping malls near to where the hotel is located, which are The Spring Shopping Mall, Vivacity Megamall and CityONE Megamall. Even MYDIN Supermarket is located inside CityONE Megamall! Then, you could maybe have a meal at Premier 101, where there are over 80 hawker stalls to choose from, which might just fit your taste bud. The stalls are usually open in the evenings.

For more information, visit their website at Pine Garden Hotel Kuching or contact them at 082-532789 for quick response.

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Review of Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa, Papar, Sabah

May 26, 2015 by  
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Beringgis Beach Resort, located at Jalan Papar, Kampung Beringgis, Papar Sabah, is perfectly situated by the beach facing South China Sea. They have several types of rooms such as Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Pool View, Duplex Room, Dinawan Wing and Family Villa.

Beringgis Beach Resort main building

Beringgis Beach Resort main building

Deluxe Garden View rooms are located near to the main building. The guests can choose either king sized or two single beds. The same goes with Deluxe Pool View rooms. The only difference between both types of rooms is the view. As the name suggest, Deluxe Garden View rooms face the garden, while Deluxe Pool View rooms face the pool. The rooms are equipped with air-condition, ceiling fan, LCD TV with satellite channels, telephone, fridge, writing table, hair dryer, safe deposit box, coffee & tea making facilities and attached bathroom.


Deluxe Twin Room

Deluxe Twin Room

Deluxe King Room

Deluxe King Room


Duplex Rooms are located near Cabana Restaurant, and the guests are treated with the view of the garden. Each one of it is a 2 storey unit. The first floor is accessible through a sliding door at the ground floor. At the ground floor, there are two single beds with attached bathroom, while on the first floor, it has one King sized bed, also with attached bathroom. This duplex room is perfect for families.

Duplex Room

Duplex Room


If you larger family or wanted to have a better stay at the resort, you can choose their family villa. It is located near the pool. Each villa have a living room, complete with sofa, LCD TV with satellite channels, air-condition and fridge. The master bedroom has a King size bed, while the second bedroom has two single beds. Both rooms have connecting bathroom.

Family Villa

Family Villa


The next type of room is Dinawan Wing rooms. These rooms are bigger than their deluxe rooms and guests can choose whether to have a king sized bed or two single beds. The rooms have garden views and located just about 100 meters from the beach.

Dinawan Wing Room

Dinawan Wing Room


Moreover, you can visit their spa at The Tamarind Spa. After the long hours of jungle trekking, you would love to be pampered at their spa. Let them work their magic on you by enjoying their Balinese massage. Using a dynamic combination of acupressure, reflexology, stretching, deep tissue massage and fragrant essential oils, you will definitely enjoy their services.


The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa

The Tamarind Spa


Besides that, there is an open-air Restaurant & Bar with Sea View at the resort. There are function halls available for rental if you have meetings or wedding to be held. There are Woodpecker Hall, Beringgis Hall, Melinsung Room and Kingfisher Hall & Patio.

Cabana Cafe

Cabana Cafe


This resort is also perfect for honeymooners. The quiet and serene atmosphere at the resort is ideal for relaxing with your loved one. The resort will even decorate a room in Dinawan Wing for you. You can also have your dinner by the beach at their gazebo, creating another memory during your romantic getaway.

So far, Beringgis Beach Resort has great reviews from the guest. The complaint that they received were basically about the location, which is about 30 minutes’ drive from the city. Some of the guests were complaining about the poor maintenance of the room, but that was before the renovation.

Beach at Beringgis Beach Resort

Beach at Beringgis Beach Resort

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Lounge chairs at the beach

Lounge chairs at the beach

Regardless of the complaints, the resort is still a great weekend retreat from the bustling city. Why don’t you try to stay there for a night and experience the relaxing stay on your own?

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Review of Lot 10 Boutique Hotel, Kuching

March 15, 2015 by  
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Lot 10 Hotel is the newest 3-star hotel in Kuching. The building was originally the Sarawak Co-Operative Central Bank that was officially opened by Sarawak’s 1st Chief Minister Dato Stephen Kalong Ningkan on Saturday 28th August 1965. After renovation, the building is converted into a hotel.

Exterior of Lot 10 Boutique Hotel at night

Exterior of Lot 10 Boutique Hotel at night

Image credit to Lot 10 Boutique Hotel

The location of the hotel is perfect for tourist. It is near to the famous huge Cat Statue of Kuching, and Padungan Street, also known as Chinatown, is within walking distance. There are plenty of restaurants and bar nearby. The hotel is just 4.4 km from the city center, which will take about 15 minutes’ walk. From there, you can go to Tun Jugah Shopping Mall, Sarawak Plaza, Riverside Shopping Complex and others.

Cat Statue not far from the hotel

Cat Statue not far from the hotel

The hotel has 68 guest rooms and suites. Each room is decorated with earth colors, creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere for its occupants. Based on the photos of the rooms in their website, many rooms are decorated with colorful arts, and some of them are Marilyn Monroe’s portraits. As it is a new hotel, the exterior and the interior seems to satisfy each guests that had stayed there.

Deluxe King room

Deluxe King room

Image credit to Lot 10 Boutique Hotel

The room types are Standard Twin, Standard Queen and Deluxe King. For the standard rooms, the room size is about 11sq.m while Deluxe Room is more spacious at about 16sq.m.

Standard Twin room

Standard Twin room

Standard Queen room

Standard Queen room

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The hotel’s bar & bistro, called The Pipe, offers fusion of Western & Asian dining. It is the perfect place to enjoy relaxing jazz music while sipping cocktails, beers or wines. The bar is open daily from 6:30pm to 12:00am.

The Pipe Bar & Bistro

The Pipe Bar & Bistro

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The facilities available there are restaurant and bistro, banquet and function rooms, key-card access security and high speed WI-FI. The additional facilities upon request are wake-up call service, laundry and dry cleaning, iron and ironing board, luggage storage, airport transfer service, car rental service and tour arrangement. There is also ready office for rent there.

Lot 10 Hotel provides plenty of free parking spaces on the hotel ground for guests. From the reviews, the guests had said that the hotel exceeded their expectation. Even rated as a 3-star hotel, the towels are fluffier than the ones at 5-star hotels one. The beds are comfortable, and some even said they slept better on the hotel’s bed than the one that they have in their own home.

The only downside of the hotel is that the hotel is a smoke-free hotel. They did not have rooms for smoker, and if the guests want to smoke, they need to step out of the hotel.

In conclusion, the hotel is the perfect place for travelers who desired a comfortable stay in Kuching. The price per night is also quite cheap.

Lot 10 Boutique Hotel will definitely make your stay in Kuching worthwhile.

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Reasons to stay at Tune Hotel Bintulu, Sarawak

July 1, 2014 by  
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Why pay more when you can have 5 star sleeping experience at just 1 star price? Tune Hotel concept is having limited service hotels offering beds at very affordable prices by getting rid of costly full service extras that you just don’t need and should not have to pay for.

There are five reasons why you choose Tune Hotel Bintulu to stay. Firstly, the power shower high-pressured makes a shower so amazing that we do not want to quit showering. Secondly, King Koil 5 star beds with fluffy plush pillows, crisp cotton bed linen and a 250-thread count duvet. Third, central and convenient for guests to major shopping and food & beverage outlets just around the hotel. Fourth, daily housekeeping service is there to ensure the hotel are in clean environment for guests have pleasant stay. Fifth, 24-hour security to ensure guests are safe and accessibility to main lobby is limited to guests with room keycards after midnight.

Tune Hotel Bintulu

Tune Hotel Bintulu

Tune Hotel Bintulu is located at Assyakirin Commerce Square, near Medan Jaya. It’s strategically near two shopping outlets, Sing Kwong Supermarket and Farley Supermarket. Within the hotel compound are Ipoh Town Coffee Shop, Laundry Shop, Convenient Store and Terminal Lounge and Karaoke but restaurants available around the hotel are just walking distance only.

Tune Hotel Bintulu

The differences between Tune Hotel Bintulu and other Tune Hotels are that they provide each room with mineral water everyday, mini fridge, electric jug, a table, a chair and a mini cupboard. Tune Hotel Bintulu known as corporate hotel since most of the guests staying come for business trips since Bintulu is a place of oil and gas town.Image credit to Tune Hotel Bintulu

Tune Hotel Bintulu has much more bigger space compared to Tune Hotel Kuching. Tune Hotel Bintulu also has a lounge which is a pub cum karaoke. You may request rooms at the back roll for more quiet.

Lalaland Cafe and Lounge

Lalaland Cafe and Lounge

Image credit to Lalaland Cafe and Lounge

Just across the hotel, there is a chill out place called Lalaland Cafe and Lounge. This is a cafe with a mini bar for drinking of wine, liquor, beer and drinks to choose from. A nice atmosphere to hang out with buddies and family. You can chill up at the mini bar section while waiting for your dinner to be served. The cafe serves western cuisines such as steaks, salads, burgers and pastas with reasonable price.

Once you reach Bintulu, it is highly recommemded and you must not miss out trying the deep fried chicken feet at Spring Garden Cafe located at end of the town. Once you have tried, you may need to order another round as it’s the best in town and the shop is usually flooded with customers all the time. When the food is good, there’s always a price to pay, which is the waiting time.

Not far from Tune Hotel Bintulu, are the major attraction places. They are Tanjung Batu Beach, Taman Tumbina, Similajau National Park, Kampung Jepak, Bintulu Promenade, Council Negeri Memorial, Kuan Yin Tong Temple and Pasar Utama Bintulu with Pasar Tamu.

Having listed above reasons that Tune Hotel is worth staying, there is now no reason for you to not stay there given its great location and 5 star comfort. Happy Staying!

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Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching

March 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Hotel Reviews, Sarawak

Grand Margherita Hotel, formerly known as Holiday Inn is the only riverfront hotel in Kuching with a view of the Sarawak River and the colourful villages across the river. It is situated at Golden Triangle of Kuching, with Tun Jugah Shopping Center, Sarawak Plaza, Hills Shopping Mall and Parkson Riverside Complex that are within walking distance. Walking down the external hotel steps, you can see the Cat Family Statue, the symbol of Kuching, across the road and the first McDonald restaurant in Kuching is also a plus.

Grand Margherita Hotel Map

Grand Margherita Hotel Map

Along the Waterfront, 2-minutes walk from the hotel, you get to see sampans in the river for people to get across the river to the other side. However, you can see the Astana and Fort Margherita from Waterfront without the need to hop on the boats. You can also walk to the Main Bazaar, where you can find most souvenirs sold with cheap prices. A five minutes’ walk south from the hotel, you can find Topspot Food Court located on the top level of a multi-level car park, a famous local seafood eatery and many restaurants can be found there.

Poolside at Grand Margherita Hotel overlooking the Sarawak River (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

Poolside at Grand Margherita Hotel overlooking the Sarawak River (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

The hotel has an outdoor pool, a health club and a children’s pool. The hotel also provides 24 hour room service, meeting rooms and playground. The hotel has a tour desk and if you want to visit the local beach and Sarawak Cultural Village, shuttle services to Damai and Santubong are available. Airport transfer service is also available, and for your information, the distance from the airport to the hotel takes about 20 to 30 minutes car ride.

Health room, one of the facilies available at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

Health room, one of the facilies available at Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

The hotel also features valet laundry, wedding service, banquet room, first aid assistance, safe deposit box, wakeup call service, currency exchange, dry cleaning service, security and walking area.

The Grand Margherita Hotel has several restaurants. Mei San Restaurant serves chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner, while Orchid Garden Coffee House, the hotel’s main restaurant for all-day dining, serves continental and local delicacies. All the food served at both restaurants are halal.


Delicious food served at one of Grand Margherita Hotel restaurant (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita facebook page)

Delicious food served at one of Grand Margherita Hotel restaurant (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita facebook page)

There are 288 guestrooms at Grand Margherita Hotel to offer you a comfortable stay. The features include complimentary high speed internet access, television with satellite channels, coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottle drinking water, mini bar, IDD telephone, private bathroom, in-room safe, iron and ironing board and many others. This hotel also offers special facilities for disabled person too.

Scenery of Sarawak River from the Riverview rooms (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

Scenery of Sarawak River from the Riverview rooms (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

For The Executive Club guestrooms, which is ideal for business traveller, the hotel provides complimentary high speed internet access, dedicated Club Services Assistant, executive lounge, conference room, computer with high speed internet access, complimentary buffet breakfast at Executive Club Lounge, complimentary coffee/tea and complimentary evening hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from 5pm to 7pm.

One of the Superior Deluxe rooms (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

One of the Superior Deluxe rooms (photo courtesy of Grand Margherita Hotel)

With a choice of twin double beds or a King sized bed, guests can choose to have Deluxe, Superior, Executive or Junior Suite, of course with different prices.

If you are looking for a hotel to stay in Kuching, do not hesitate to book a room from this 4 star hotel and you will not be disappointed.

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Citadines Uplands Hotel Kuching Sarawak

January 4, 2013 by  
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Citadines Hotel Uplands Kuching Bedroom

Citadines Hotel Uplands Kuching Bedroom

There is good news for all you Kuching holidaymakers here! There is a new hotel in the vibrant city of Kuching for you to try out. The Citadines Uplands Hotel or also known as Citadines Apart’ Hotel, managed by Ascott Limited Properties, has just opened its doors in December 2012. Citadines Uplands Hotel is just located in Jalan Simpang Tiga, across the road from the Spring Shopping Centre, which is known to be the largest shopping mall in Sarawak.

The front lobby of Citadines, on the second floor is well decorated in a modern style. The carved glass panel behind the reception counter is one thing that will catch a visitor’s eyes upon arriving at the lobby. Currently the café in the lobby has not started operation yet although the rooms are now available for booking. The Citadines also offered a long-term stay for those who are working and living in Kuching. The reception is open 24-hour so visitors can check in at any time of the day. There is ample car parking space at the basement level. There is also a small supermarket on the ground floor with several other shops that will open soon in the near future.

Nestled in the education and government hub of Kuching, Citadines has a range of 215 studio apartments and one to two bedrooms units on offer. The introductory rates start from RM168 for the studio premier room to RM328 for the two bedroom premier apartment. The rates for all the rooms are inclusive of daily breakfast and wi-fi internet connection. With the different room rates on offer, visitors have a choice on which room to take depending on their lifestyle and budgetary needs.

The furnished apartments in Citadines are designed with separate living and dining rooms, which gives guests extra space to move about. The two-bedroom premier apartments for instance, boast a width of 67 square metres.  The spacious rooms do create an atmosphere of a home away from home.

All the rooms in Citadines are equipped with several impressive amenities such as alarm clock radio, bathroom complete with towels and toiletries, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdryer, home entertainment system, multi-split air-conditioning for visitors to control their apartment environments, ironing facilities and IDD telephones. They also come with a fully equipped kitchen that includes a cooker, cutleries, microwave ovens, toaster and a refrigerator. There is a secure electronic safe in every room for visitors and residents to store their valuables. The array of amenities available in the rooms are impressive, to say the least.

Citadines comes with a fully equipped gym, resident’s lounge an outdoor swimming pool with an adjoining children’s pool and a sauna room. Citadines also offers facilities for visitors and residents’ business needs with audiovisual equipment and meeting rooms available for hire. The hotel offers an airport transfer service, babysitting service, a laundrette room for those who wants to do their own laundry and alternatively, a laundry and dry cleaning service. There is 24-hour security and closed circuit television throughout the hotel. The wide range of service does reflect the fact that Citadines is also meant to be a long-term residence, most likely for expatriate workers.

The only downside to Citadines is that it is not located downtown. However, the nearby Spring Shopping Centre is a plus point for visitors who are coming for a shopping experience. In short, this newest hotel in town is worth trying out. Who knows, you might be pleasantly surprised by the experience.

Citadines Hotel Kuching Dining Room

Citadines Hotel Kuching Dining Room

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Lime Tree Hotel Kuching

November 25, 2012 by  
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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.

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One Hotel Santubong, a 3 star hotel in Kuching

September 6, 2012 by  
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If you are looking for a place to escape from the busy Kuching city life, the 3-star One Hotel Santubong is one of the places that you might want to consider. Formerly known as the Santubong Beach Resort, this 25 acre hotel is surrounded by green tropical jungle that overlooks the legendary Mount Santubong and the South China Sea.

One Hotel Santubong Lobby

One Hotel Santubong Lobby

When you arrive at the hotel lobby, you will be impressed by its simple modern minimalist design. Most of the time there are three staffs on duty at the check-in counter. The local cuisine in the hotel restaurant and caféteria is average and a bit over-priced for its standard. However it is a nice place for you to have a cup of coffee and some cakes. It would be nice if the quality of food is improved since the nearest eating outlet is several kilometres away from the hotel.

One Hotel Santubong is only around 25 minutes drive away from Kuching city centre. You won’t have to travel far to take a break from the hustle and bustle of urban Kuching life. If you are flying in from outside Kuching, it will only take you around 45 minutes from Kuching International Airport to reach One Hotel Santubong.

One Hotel Santubong has a choice of around 300 rooms with comfortable beds that you can choose from. These extensive types of rooms include the deluxe king, deluxe queen, superior king, superior queen, junior suite, ocean suite and chalet. Each of these rooms are equipped with private balcony, air-conditioners, bathtubs and showers, mini-bar, coffee making facilities, television, telephone, hair dryer and a large wardrobe closet. The room rate, depending on your selection of room type, ranges from RM174 to RM234. However it is not equipped with free wifi access.

One Hotel Santubong deluxe room

One Hotel Santubong deluxe room

One Hotel Santubong has decent swimming pool that overlooks the beautiful South China Sea. The pool bar serves beverages and titbits for you to enjoy as you lounge around the poolside.

One Hotel Santubong pool

One Hotel Santubong pool

The hotel ballroom, Dewan Mutiara, has the capacity to accommodate 1300 guests for a dinner function. If you are up for a game of golf, the Damai Golf and Country Club is just located next door to One Santubong Hotel. This 18 hole par 72 golf club will definitely give you a wonderful golfing experience.

One Santubong Hotel has its own stretch of beach reserved only for the use of hotel guests. Here you can take a walk along the beach and enjoy the cool air blowing from the South China Sea. The beach is relatively well-maintained by the hotel staff and you won’t be confronted by the annoying sight of litter. You could even take a dip in the sea if you are up to it.

Overall, One Hotel Santubong is an average but cheap place to stay compared to the other resorts in the vicinity. The beautiful surrounding location does offset some of this hotel’s drawbacks. It is an ideal place if you are looking for a quiet weekend getaway from Kuching at the beach.

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Damai Beach Resort, your Gem by the South China Sea

January 7, 2012 by  
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If you are looking for a place by the beach, Damai Beach Resort would be your ideal place. Holiday Inn Damai Beach Resort is located at the best beach Sarawak has to offer and it’s a 4-star hotel resort. Damai Beach Resort is an award winning resort complemented by lush tropical forest and the majestic Mount Santubong, which overlooks the South China Sea.

A mere 40-minute drive from Kuching the capital city of Sarawak and 50-minute drive from Kuching International Airport will take you there but the distance is worth the travel as the location is beautiful, close to nature, peaceful and quiet. Located on Teluk Bandung’s sandy beach facing the South China Sea and comprising 90 acres of sea frontage, Damai Beach Resort is majestically nestled within the world’s oldest tropical rainforest,

Damai Beach Resort is also close to the world famous Sarawak Cultural Village which showcases various attributes of major ethnic population in the whole state of Sarawak, namely the Malay, Chinese, Iban, Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Melanau and Penan all in one village.

Damai Beach Resort is modeled after a traditional fishing village, days are often too short to experience all the activities the Resort has to offer. The Resort is a very popular holiday destination for locals during weekends and public holidays.

Damai Beach Resort has 256 comfortably furnished rooms with magnificent views of the sea or the lush greenery of Mount Santubong. You can have choices of rooms in the main buildings and in chalets on hillsides. All rooms are complete with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, telephone, personal safe, hair dryer, TV with in-house movies and satellites, and in-room mini-bar complimentary coffee/tea making facilities.

The Resort is a window to many experiences – a hilltop retreat, beach paradise and the ultimate rainforest living experience with value for money offerings. You will indeed be spoilt for choices. You can swim in the large swimming pool or spend relaxing time by the beach and the sea.

They promise you a gratifying and unforgettable experience. Be it doing nothing or everything, your time at Damai Beach Resort will be an enriching one, a true celebration of life.

Damai Beach Resort is the place to be in Borneo. It only happens here. Go here to make your booking: bestkuchinghotels@gmail.com

All we need is your check in/check out dates and no of pax staying & of course type of room required.

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Abell Boutique Hotel Kuching

December 29, 2011 by  
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Abell Hotel Kuching
Looking for an affordable hotel located at the heart of town? Abell Boutique Hotel would be one of the choices, with just 11 km from the Kuching International Airport or a short 15 minutes’ drive, the central locality provides an ideal check point to explore nearby places of interest.

You will be able to tour the historical city of Kuching on foot as the hotel is placed smack in the middle of Kuching, everything within walking distance. A walking tour is the best way to really appreciate the city, soaking up the sights, the sounds and the atmosphere.

A newly renovated place, the hotel is a 5-minutes’ walk from Waterfront Promenade where you can board the “water taxis” across the Sarawak River to the Malay villages and sample local delicacies at the food stalls.

Most of the main attractions are close to the Waterfront. Opposite the waterfront is the Main Bazaar Road, bustling with “old” Chinese shop-houses where you can shop for local food, arts, crafts, antiques including jewelries.
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Further down the road, you can find historic colonial buildings such as the General Post Office and the Old Court House, which now houses the Tourist Information Centre and restaurants.
Round the corner, you will find the Spice and Textile Streets of Kuching aptly named Gambier and India Street. Spice and fabric lovers will be in for a surprise to the myriad of colours and choices available at an affordable price.

Modern shopping malls are just a stone’s throw away, whilst numerous pubs, trendy cafes and local eateries are aplenty surrounding the hotel.

There are 80 well-appointed guest rooms, but the rooms offered may be too small for some but it comes fully equipped. A flat-screen TV is featured in each of Abell’s non-smoking rooms. In addition, a tea/coffee maker and minibar are included. Attached bathrooms come with shower facilities and a hairdryer.

A business centre and tour desk is available to assist guests with their communication needs and sightseeing arrangements. A laundry service is offered.
Premium meats and a seafood selection can be enjoyed at Carvery Restaurant and Bar, which also serves a variety of drinks.

Go here to make your booking: bestkuchinghotels@gmail.com

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Pullman Hotel the 5 star Babe

October 12, 2010 by  
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Pullman Hotel, the new 5 star baby that just opened last November 2009. It sits majestically on top of the hill overlooking the cat city in her daily activities. This hotel has over 300 rooms and is ever ready for visitors at any time.

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by cheerful bellboy and bright spacious lobby. The hotel’s concept of “ check in and chill out” will see you getting a speedy check in into one of their 389 spacious rooms. Their rooms are reasonable but you get a majestic view of the city skyline. Business Travellers will fancy the largest banquet hall in Sarawak, fast internet connection and Wifi, fashionable bars, restaurants, fitness centre, business centre and a spa facility with 7 treatment rooms.

The room decorations are nice with a ceiling to floor glass window and the bathroom is charming with two beehive like lamp dangling from the ceiling.

The plus point of this hotel is that the walls are insulated with sound proof material. That way, you will not be so affected by the noise next door.

For great meals or drinks at the hotel, check out the list below:

Puzzle – Lobby Level (6.00am – 11.00pm) Puzzle, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant offers a relaxing indoor and al fresco dining experience while those whose who wish to dine in privacy can do so via that restaurant’s private room. At Puzzle, international dishes with a focus on Intra Asia Cuisine are available throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose to enjoy their meals from the buffet line or simply order à la carte. A special ‘Chef’s Table’ is also available to whip up tantalising dishes to each guest’s desire.

Nu Er Hong – Lobby Level (11.00 am – 2.30 pm & 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm daily & opens at 10.00 am on Sunday) Within the naturally lit contemporary décor of the open-concept kitchen Chinese restaurant, Nui Er Hong serves authentic Chinese Cuisine that promises a heady dining affair fit for royalty. Nui Er Hong also offers private rooms for parties up to 12 people.

Déjà Vu – Lobby Level (4.00pm – 12.00mn) Déjà Vu, the hotel’s relaxing and cosy lounge at the lobby, offers house pouring and wide selection of cocktails and is the perfect location for casual business discussions or relaxing with acquaintances.

Liquid – Level 2 (Sun-Thurs 9.00am – 9.00pm & Fri-Sat 9.00am – 12mn) Liquid is the hotel’s superlative ambience poolside outlet that serves freshly squeezed fruit juices and healthy snacks during the day and allows guests to dine and chill in cool, urbane style lounge at dusk. Liquid also houses guest DJs every Friday and Saturday night where guests can unwind or dance the night away amidst the scenic city night-lights.

Cafe Ch@t – Lobby Level (7.30am – 10.30pm) Café Ch@t is a great place to catch up with friends while checking emails over a good cuppa or a light snack. Here, there’s nothing better than to sip freshly brewed coffees, teas, fresh juices or even sweeten your tooth with some homemade ice creams or choose from Café Ch@t’s freshly baked desserts, pastries and Pullman’s pralines on display.

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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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