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“nice and cheap” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching

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Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching
Ranked #14 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Dungun, Malaysia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“nice and cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

i was there on july 2011 and we book 4 room through online, 3 room are double and one room is single because we travelling 7 person in our group. neatness, services and facilities are as described for this hotel is a budget hotel but the location is just the opposite. let us note that the location of this hotel is the exact opposite and facing the Sarawak river, but in reality it is facing the old buildings. what is facing the river is totally wrong. but for the other things... just great!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank qam_ariff
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

Location: Waterfront Kuching
- Just beside Hilton Hotel Kuching, walking distance to Sarawak Plaza, Tun Jugah Shopping Mall, Padungan Area, Waterfront, Tua Pek Kong Temple, etc......

Hotel:
Room: The room is clean, nice, comfortable...
Amenities: WIFI, TV is available, but you have to pay for it.
Service: Reception service and room service is acceptable.
Breakfast: No breakfast is provided but you can pay for it.
Tour: There is a day tour counter inside the hotel which you can book and arrange the Kuching day tour and airport transfer there.

Conclusion: I will stay this hotel again and again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank henrytanck
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

i was there september 2011.. the location is good.. the front desk is helpfull.. but the room is too dirty... the 1st room was smelly..(smoking) then we manage to change to other room... unfortunately the toilet is very dirty... i don't think they wash the toilet... i wont stay at this hotel anymore because i hate dirty toilet!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank eila_eimen
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Singapore
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

The location is just superb, just opposite Hlton Hotel and down the road is the start of the Waterfornt. At the back is Dawn cafe where alot of cheap local food is served. Near the major shopping centers and the "Cat Stature" . At night there is sea-food haven located on top of a carpark called "Top Spot". try the sunset cruise at the waterfront from 5.30pm(only once a day). most of the museums and tourist interest spots are accessible on foot. As this is a budget hotel expect to pay for aircon, the rooms are compact but the bed and toilets are clean. there is free internet access at the lobby, which also has a tour agency(usefull to book tours outside the city area) and cafeteria.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ratsin
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Penang
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Actual we book for 2 nights, but due to the room is dirty & everything has to pay, we move out to other hotel. I can say, the person incharge should go round & have a look the condintion of the room/corridor. It getting run down. Not well maintance. In fact the room is easy to clean & maintance. Hotel provide transport from airport to hotel,but run by 3rd party (agent), you have to pay for 2 pax,if you alone. Funny..T&C.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lovetvl501
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Mumbai
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287 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

Tune Hotel in Kuching, a part of the Tune Chain Hotels in Malaysia is relatively cheap, but if you are lucky and have booked during their "low rates" drive, you've found accomodation which is value for money. Its very basic and room may not be cleaned daily. And watch out for extras which can add to the hotel rate. But its very centrally located and just a few minutes walk from the waterfront as well as the shopping street to the left and back.. Actually you can walk anywhere from here. ...Kuching being so small. No need to eat at the hotel cafetaria as there are good eating stalls right behind. Avoid the tours offered by the Hotel and take a taxi instead. from the Hilton which is right across the road. And do not miss eating at the Sea Food stalls above the car park...Walking distance again.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on higher floors...the view is fantastic
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Katie B
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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87 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

"Stayed here during Rainforest Music Festival 2011 but never expect to hear the thumping music delivered right at my window..."

Check-in
I arrived quite late in the afternoon at around 7pm and was welcomed by a courteous female staff. I got a room on the ground floor with very close proximity to the lobby. I had a problem with the key card igniting the power to the room, so I had to summon the guard to activate the key system.

Room location
As i opened up the curtain, I learned that my room share the same corridor as their backside cafe and generally back access of the whole shophouses at Taman Seri Sarawak. At first I'm really concerned about the security (anyone can enter easily via the window). Upon enquiring to the reception to switch room at higher floor; the check-in staff informed me that it's the last single room available. Lucky for me, nothing was happened during my stay.

Room
Tiny is probably the best word to describe how small the room is. The bathroom and the bed area share approximately the same size; this would result in slightly roomier bathroom (compared to major hotels in HK) but claustrophobic room space. The single bed is equipped with: a single bed with bedsheet, 1 pillow, and a comforter/quilt; bedside table with safe deposit box (not working as it was never reset from previous guest); a writing table; a wall fan directed right at the bed; 3 piece of clothes hangers hanging on a piece of rod; and other amenities at extra charge: aircon unit and 32-inch flat LCD TV.

Bathroom
Bathroom size is slightly roomier and has standing shower; a toilet, and a wash basin. If you opt to rent a towel; a toiletries pack will be given as a bonus (consists of a sachet each of shower gel and shampoo and a soap bar). The shower has the pressure - but not as high as I would thought.

Noise and more disturbance
Since Tune Hotels.com advertise itself for 5-star sleeping experience; I would have to give this claim a big miss. I discovered my bedsheet was stained on several spots (see pictures) and I'm bothered to discover this on a hotel that promise the guest of great sleeping experience. Another problem is this hotel has paper-thin walls! Being surrounded by few bars and clubs; the area are always buzzing at night; so why bother to have paper-thin walls when deciding to acquire the building? At least put up some soundproofing on the walls. Another equally disturbing noises come from inside the hotel itself; namely the piping system and the lobby. One can hear clearly what activities are going on in the lobby and hear the water passing through the pipes. This bothered me a lot -despite I'm not a light sleeper as this thing go around the clock...

Housekeeping
Despite being informed that cleaning service won't be available unless requested; my bed was made and a bottle of water was given for the 2nd night only (none was given on the 1st night though).

Suggestion
For a budget traveller; the hotel should at least provide a kettle and drinking glasses or maybe have a drinking water fountain set up on the lobby for guest to get free water (or to refill the bottled water that they get).

Verdict
Like previous reviewers said; you have to really factor in all additional charges before deciding to pay for a room at Tune Hotels; sometimes for a traveller who wants all the supposedly-free convenience like TV, aircon, and supply of bathroom amenities to name a few; he/she will end up paying more than regular hotel rates which can provide those for free.
Despite the central location; I'm not amused at all with all the noise that distract me from getting a 5-star sleeping experience like what the hotel promotes itself after.

Room Tip: Ask for room facing Jalan Borneo which is facing the main street
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
2 Thank cirque
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Additional Information about Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching

Property: Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching
Address: Off Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman Jalan Borneo, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kuching
#4 Family Hotel in Kuching
#4 Business Hotel in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching 2.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get a 5-star sleeping experience at a 1-star price with Tune Hotels branded select-service hotels.The Waterfront Kuching hotel features 135 private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. We believe in letting our guests know exactly what you pay for, and offer the capability to design your stay via reasonably priced pay-as-you-use add-ons. The prices quoted are inclusive of the room price, applicable fees and prevailing taxes only. ... more   less 
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