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Kuching Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #19 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Spent 3 nights at the the KuchingWaterfront Lodge. It is budget accommodation, but we were happy with a clean room, basic but functional bathroom( more like a wet room, as there is not a designated /enclosed shower cubicle), room serviced daily, friendly staff, a/c and our pre-arranged booking went smoothly on arrival. As mentioned in other reviews wifi available only in foyer area and the breakfast is merely a help yourself to white bread/ toast,butter and jam arrangement with basic tea or coffee. That said the location is great, right on the waterfront in the old bazaar area within a few minutes walk to the museums and other eating choices.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Very good location and friendly staff. Is worth for what you are paying. The staff was kind to give us the room facing the river, unfortunately I have problem sleeping when is too bright and the curtain is far too thin. Couldn't sleep cause the room is too bright at night, hope then can change the curtain. Wifi free at ground floor only, however network is very bad, I think is tm net problem.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

KWL is in a good location, close to the waterfront. The hostel has a lot of character, being an old colonial style building. The staff were all nice and looked after our bags after we checked out for the day. Our room was very clean and compact, with a TV, AC and hot shower (nice and powerful). Unfortunately, our room smelt of damp, but then I guess this goes with the territory what with old buildings and all. The breakfast was white bread and toast with butter and jam and the tea was free. Our room was cleaned everyday and we got fresh towels aswell. Good place to stay!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

stayed in room 113 for one night.
check in was very smooth, verified on the payment that has been made and got the key to the room. no deposit required or other procedures. friendly lady receptionist.
the room was ok with tv, aircond and attached bathroom. no musty smell upon entering the room.
bed a bit hard for me and the pillows are just ok.
aircond working very well but the tv channels are limited.

no power plug to use near bed, so you have to charge your handphone or others at the tv..very inconvenience.

i choose this hostel because its just for a night stay and the location is very central..within walking distance to Plaza Merdeka, the market and the bazaar. Across the waterfront.

Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank akublues
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Kuching Waterfront hotel is in a great location for exploring kuching. The hotel was very quiet, staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and spacious and the aircon worked very well. The building is old and interesting.
It didn't really suit us though as there was no atmosphere. It sometimes felt like we were the only people there. I am sure many people would like this though.
breakfast was minimal and you are better off heading into china town for a cheap local breakfast.
Wifi only available in the lobby.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Very friendly staff, be careful when asking about local buses etc to places they tried to get us to take the shuttles which are a lot more expensive. The rooms were clean and we were, by all accounts, lucky as we had the room at the front with a window overlooking the waterfront. WiFi only in the lounge area which is a shame and the breakfast was more or less non existent. But again you get what you pay for and we would definitely recommend this as a good budget, clean, central place to stay

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Vikki C
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

What i liked best about the waterfront lodge was the perfect position, right by the river and the friendly and helpful staff at reception. We had a double room with window to an insight court. Not worth opening..but..very quiete. The room was small, no cupboard to hang up cloth, but clean and a functional bathroom and A/C.....If you dont look for a luxury place then you will be happy there, i liked it.
What i did not like was that there were no reading lights ...only a bulb hangingin the middle of the room.this would be a big improvement.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #19 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range: £17 - £22 (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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