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Brooks Terrace
Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
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“Simply feels like coming home...”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

friendly & helpful staff, cool ambient, reasonable price,
went there for 2 times, went down to the Shore Bistro for great taste of variances flavour of beer.
Great food, chinese, malay, indonesia, western, you name it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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singapore
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

After reading the reviews, decided to book this lodge. The staff are helpful and very accommodating. The location is ok and is near to the Top Spot if you are into seafood. A lot of eateries around the vicinity and the famous Chon Chong laksa is just around the corner. The only drawback is the our room does not have a window and we felt as it we were in the prison cell without knowing if is day or night. Also, the sewage smell from the bathroom. However, for RM80 per night, I think is acceptable.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

this has new owners that are so lovely- very helpful and make you feel like you are at home. my room initially had a sliding door tp terrace that wouldn't lock and they immediately moved me with apologies. room was large - tv,air con. it us a little old and grubby, but it was fine. i am sure the new owners will make improvements very quickly. great location- i was drawn a map of eating places and tried them - excellent. the staff alone will make this place very popular. thanks guys!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

My wife and I stayed altogether 4 nights, and found the room quite adequate, although the shower room drain was full of hairs and obviously hadn't been cleaned out. Andy was incredibly helpful and delighted to give advice on travelling. We left our spare baggage with him on two occasions, when we went off visiting other places. It really felt like home from home. The room had a large flat screen TV, small fridge, and air-con, plus free coffee and tea available in the reception area at any time of day or night. Location is okay, only a few minutes walk from the riverfront. We had a room at the back, which Andy said would be quieter, but on the first morning (Thursday) we were woken very early by a garbage truck outside. Altogether, though, we thought it was very good value for RM80, and would be happy to recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed here for 8 days in August 2011 during a 9 week trip around SE Asia, and this was a superb place to relax and feel at home in Kuching. We were shown a less inviting and smaller room at the rear of the hotel to start with but once advised we would be here for 8 days they were able to free up a larger room (the one next to the reception desk).

The room was massive, Warm, had a huge flat Screen TV and fantastic bathroom. It feels like a roomy New York loft apartment and on a couple of nights we picked up Pizza from Pizza Hut opposite and crashed out in front of the TV on the floor. (not very asian i know ;P)

Location is perfect, a few cool bars either side and a stone's throw from all the main shopping centres and the river. Takes max of 10 mins to walk to the market areas. Plus right opposite the bus stop which goes to Bako National park...2 RM instead of about 100 in a taxi.

You also have to pre arrange a stay here, so you don't just have people walking in off the street asking for a room, you have to be buzzed up and call in advance to discuss your needs - Well worth doing that!

The staff are really friendly and can also recommend good tours to go on. The highlight of our entire 9 week trip was probably the Mongkos Longhouse homestay which Desmond Kon (friend of the manager who had done some guide work for the bbc i believe) organised for us. Desmond drove the 2 of us in his car for a couple of hours to the longhouse and then picked us up the next day. He was also able to stop off along the way to show us wild orchids (amongst other things) and take us to local coffee shops en route we would otherwise never have thought of stopping at. The rates were very reasonable and we were literally the only 2 westerners in the entire village. We were taken around the Village by the local kids ranging from about 6 to 19 yrs old - i felt like I was in the film 'stand by me' strolling through rainforest, swimming in little rivers, and away from all the typical longhouse reommendations from the tourist guides.

The hotel also had a very cheap and quick laundry service, Wi-fi was very strong in the room and also they lent us a laptop so we could upload and save our photos to dropbox on the internet. And they provided a communal (although no one there so felt private) tea and coffee making station and free continental style breakfast everymorning, right outside our room..

Been a while since we stayed here now but i really cannot fault this place in any way. Even if money was no object I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else in Kuching, for all the Hiltons and Sheridans etc etc, none compare to the stay we had here and i've stayed at them all at some point - from the Gansevoort in New York to the Bellagio in Vegas.

6 Stars!!! - If you get the right room :)

Thanks for a lovely stay..

Room Tip: The one next to the reception desk - First class and massive..
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Stayed for 3 nights at the hotel.

Rooms are cosy and clean. Free wifi with good connection. Beds are perfect for a good nights sleep.

Location is central as it is about 15 minutes walk to the waterfront and about 10 minutes walk to Sarawak plaza.

Plenty of food options all within walking distance of the hotel.

The best part is the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Giving us tips on getting around town and even extending our stay when he found out that my flight departs in the late afternoon. 5 stars for great service from the staff.

Recommended stay for those travelling to Kuching and looking for an affordable and central location to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Triesen, Liechtenstein
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

Our room, a Deluxe Double, was a large and nicely furnished room, with very comfortable bed, large LCD-TV and fridge. We planned to stay for 2 nights, but ended up staying 5, since we caught a flu somewhere on the way to Kuching. The last day, we could even checkout at 8pm (for free), since the staff knew we were both pretty ill, and had to catch a flight at 10pm.

I would recommend this place to anyone, super value and just a great experience.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brooks Terrace
Address: No. 291, First Floor Jalan Abell, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
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Ranked #36 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Number of rooms: 15

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