we have checked in on 9th of May for 2 days and again on 15th of May for 1 night. the hotel is an old classic house with lots of money spent to make it look this great! dark blak oak wood every where gives it this authentic look, very very nice garden at the entrance that gives you great first impression, super fast check in and check out procedures, lovely staff at the reception that they go out of the way to help you every time you approch them, we checked in at room No. 18 which is very specious and very comfortable, all rooms are air conditioned and very clean, you can tell they have heaviley invested in the furniture of the room, the wood, the flat Sharp wall mount 32 inch TV, I would recomend that you request for verendar room as it gives you more privecy than the other rooms, if possible try to have one of the corner rooms for more privecy (room 18 recommended). the breakfast is not always a buffett and lacks variaty, but quality is good. the resturant is very nice and you should try to dine there at least once, do not miss the cheese mussles, the prawn rice and most importantly the boneless chicken, the taste is very good and I have aslo been told by one of the locals that it is one of the prefferred choice for locals for fine dining in kouching. the hotel is not very well located, somewhat far from the city center and you will not be able to walk the distance, transportation options are limited as you can rarely find a taxi passing by and you will have to book once through the reception which is not very cheap option, alternatively you can walk out side the hotel to the right till the first intersection and then take left, from there wait at the bus stop and take bus No 8, it will cost you only 1 MYR per person to get to the center but you will have to wait for too long (could be up to 30 min) for the bus. other option that you can hier from the hotel a bicyle or motor bike at a very competitve price. they can even arrange for car rental and your tours (take a long house stay it is rewarding, 2 nights should be perfect), you can also book through them to see the fairly caves and windy caves however it will be way cheaper to do it on your own.
very quite and romantic place with great value for money. on the down side all rooms are non smoking (no choice for smokers but to smoke out side, however it helps you reduce your smoking), very limited number of channels on the TV but we have been told that it is due to some repair they are doing, no Tel in the room, the reception is not 24 hours, their shift ends at midnight, service at the resturant is a bit slow and staff are not always freindly. swimming pool is somewhat small but a great option, water is cool and nice and you should try it. all rooms has free fast wifi and you can use the computer at the lobby if you do not have your laptop on you.
they were so kind to keep our luggate @ the storing area while we went for 4 days stay at a long house in Batang Ai, they have accpeted our very late check out at 6 pm as we had a late evening flight (without any charges) and the hotel manager her self(who is a very proffesional, educated and lovely person) escorted us to our cab and stayed there waiving us goodby till we were gone, we were touched!
We have traveled more than 20 countires so far, and stayed at various range hotels from fancy resorts to home stays, motels and guest houses, and this is beyond any doubt one of the best! we loved it and felt like home although we have been there for a very short stay. we recommend it highly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Basaga! Basaga is located in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, an island long known for its rich history, culture and eco-tourism. Our property is a truly unique hotel and travel accommodation concept with a great environment and almost resort-like relaxing atmosphere, unlike any that is currently available in the urban Kuching area. Nestled in a secluded, well wooded private property just a mere 7-minute drive away from the City center, Basaga features an exclusive number of 33 well-appointed rooms with full in-room amenities, an annex which houses a private dormitory and leisure facilities contained on the property grounds for our guests' convenience. Basaga's innovative room products and range of services can accommodate the varying needs of tourists and travelers, offering good service, private seclusion with great value for money. It’s more than just a hotel - it’s your residence while in Sarawak. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Basaga Holiday Residences Hotel Kuching