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Kuching Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #18 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Reviewed 15 June 2012

not good at all,
yes their are friendly
but total impression when im stay there is low.

Room Tip: fine other budget hotel..this budget is expensive then their look.. if your flight in early mornng...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank fraegyllus
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KWFL_15, Manager at Kuching Waterfront Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2013

We're after all a "Lodging" house and would provide as much good service as possible we could. Our breakfast is indeed very simple - it is a complimentary and it's especially for our guests who would like to check-out early in the morning. Moreover, there are a lot of eateries around our Lodge and won't it be more sensible to try out the local delicacies instead of the so-called "Hotel Food" ??? or better still - go to a nearby restaurant and I am sure their offers are better than any of the 5 stars hotels are offering !!
Unless you're in a resort where - you can't even have a decent cup of coffee then the scenario is different and indeed you are forced to stay in and have whatever the hotel have to offer.

Our rates are competitive and our standard is above the normal lodging houses (locally) and below the the hotel standards.

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights (check in 04/05/2012) at the end of our Sarawak tour, and found it to be a good value (230.00 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) for two nights). The Kuching Waterfront Lodge is ideally located at Main Bazaar opposite the Sarawak River. It is within walking distance of traditional spice shops, antiques, jewelry & restaurants and not far from attractions like Tua Pek Kong Temple, Cat’s monument and Sarawak museum.

The Kuching Waterfront Lodge is a Chinese style lodging house providing very basic accommodation, it almost has a hostel feel to it except that it is very charming. Reception hall and kitchen area features Chinese-style décor of yesteryear and provides genuine sense of intimacy and pleasing ambience.

Most rooms have no windows. We asked for a room with window overlooking the Waterfront Esplanade and were a bit disappointed as the window in our room was actually opened into a balcony for common use and smoking area and was approachable from the common corridor next to our room. But then we realized that nobody stayed this part of house and we could almost “privately” enjoy this balcony. Last day in the evening we were lucky to watch Vesak day celebration (05/05/2012) with picturesque candlelight procession (the major Buddhist festival commemorating the birth and enlightenment of Buddha). It was really an impressive sight.

All rooms are very simple yet tastefully decorated and are equipped with air condition, bathroom with hot shower, TV and a telephone. There is no hanging wardrobe in the room. In-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are not provided and as alternative hotel staff offer to use these facilities in common kitchen room on the ground floor. The room service and house keeping are good. Breakfast is included but extremely poor (!). It is just coffee/tea with bread, butter, jam or Nutella-type cream.

The staff at the front desk was pleasant and helpful. Upon request hotel staff can organize shuttle to Sarawak Cultural Village (located 35 km away from Kuching) for 80.00 MYR per person. Airport transfer service for 4 persons with luggage is around 50.00 MYR.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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5  Thank Dr_Igor_1971
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

This place has a great atmosphere, is well decorated and charming and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The single rooms don't have windows so were a bit dark, but the doubles were much better. Beds were comfortable and there was a/c in the rooms. Rooms were clean. The best thing about the Waterfront Lodge was the fantastic location right on the waterfront. The location really couldn't be much better. Rooms were a bit overpriced but we enjoyed our stay here.

Room Tip: Room 110 was the best room! Big, comfortable double with good a/c. Single rooms don't have windo...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

This hotel suited to the most basic traveler: Expensive at any price in my view. Issues: No hot water (cold shower) in room, Breakfast...toast and black coffee only...no milk or cereal. Sewer smell in some parts of building when rains. Mosquitoes in room (dengue) No fridge in room, Internet only in foyer. Yes the staff are friendly, but they could better spend their time repairing the place rather than reading the paper.

Room Tip: Go to the Hilton or Harbour view hotel...That is where I am going after I write this...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Dan S
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We were travelling for a year when we arrived in 2008 for the "World Rainforest Music Festival" and we managed to stay here for a few days.
It was a charming, well designed, place to stay. Although, they were still getting used to opening a new accomodation, the staff were polite and courteous and made our stay all the more relaxing.
Rooms were very clean and I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Great Location,right on the waterfront, with everything within walking distance
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank macker35
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed here for 8 nights and loved it. The lodge is a beautifully decorated charming old building in the older part of the city. With spacious rooms that are clean and well presented. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location is perfect with the river just across the street. Breakfast is basic but enough. We will stay here again when we return to Kuching, which we plan to do as this area is so beautiful and the local people so friendly and welcoming.

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room if you have trouble with stairs.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Stayed a couple night here.

Friendly service, damp rooms, appallingly poor breakfast (but lots of options around in the hood), central location, in a rather nicely furnished old building, next to a noisy road. Seems to hit on some levels but just seems to be missing something......

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Kuching Waterfront Lodge

Address: No. 15 Main, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range: £17 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kuching Waterfront Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Kuching Waterfront Lodge, refurbished with Colonial, Nyonya & Baba decor. Kuching Waterfront Lodge is located at Main Bazaar, one of the oldest & busiest streets in Kuching, where trading took place since a long time ago in the era of James Brooke (The White Rajah). Today, the Main Bazaar is still buzzing with people, entertainment & business activities, with traditional spices, antiques, jewelries shops and cafes. ... more   less 
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