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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Four Points, the Hotel that is about Fun & Simplicity

May 22, 2010 by  
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Room so COMFORTABLE & SPACIOUS that you'll LOVE IT!!Four Points by Sheraton located near Kuching International Airport was completed in less than a year. It opened its door officially this year. When it first started business, not many of the local folks have heard of Four Points. For the Chinese community, they all wondered why the owner chose Four Points. The number Four is not a good number. Here is an explanation of why the hotel is called Four Points by Sheraton.

Four Points by Sheraton was started in 1995 as a sister brand to the all time Sheraton Hotels. Both are different however. The hotel rates by Four Points are slightly lower than Sheraton Hotel. Four Points main emphasis is all about fun, simplicity, comfort and value. Their rooms come equipped with free high speed internet access. You can make use of the gym that is open 24 hours 7 days a week. The hotel understands your basic needs and they do not charge you for the basics. Four Points is part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide that has over 860 hotels in 95 different countries.

My Pinwheel

Do you remember that pinwheel that we used to play with when we were young? We get really excited when it started to twirl or turn being blown by the wind. I remember being exposed to it in my Science class. Whenever I see a pinwheel, I am reminded of the wind turbin in Holland.

For Four Points hotel, they use Pinwheel as part of their logo to denote simplicity and fun during carefree times. Four Points Hotel believe that travelling is still fun. After all, it will be what you make it out to be.

I visited the rooms. The rooms are large and contemporarily designed with bright, cheerful colours. You just blend in immediately when you stay there. The beds are large and very comfortable. Its plush mattresses, feather down pillows and cozy duvets is what the guests can look forward to after a long day. Its large writing desk and white swivel chair suits me just great for me to tap away on my laptop. Their comfort room is 36 metres in size. Large enough to give you a feeling of space. It has 2 bottles of drinking water, Lcd tv, safe, coffee and tea maker, makeup or shaving mirror, free newspapers on weekdays, bathrobe and slippers being the standard features of a 5 star hotel.

Their Premier room has an iPod dock installed for you music lovers out there. This is something new definitely.

If you have a family, you may want to check out their Junior suites, Comfort Suite, Premier Suite, Premier Deluxe Suite or the ultimate Four Points Suite that has a workout room with an exercise bike and treadmill, or an entertainment ground with TV and DVD player. It has a separate rainforest shower, Jacuzzi, spa bed and plasma television.

sinful treats

If you are hungry, they have good selection of food at The Eatery and Wrapped. Have your meal at The Eatery as you watch over your kids playing at the outdoor swimming pool. For nice pastries, check out Wrapped. Their pastries are at half price after 9pm.

What else can you ask for for such simple pleasures and cool comfort to make your DAY?

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