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Marco Polo Travellers
Ranked #3 of 80 Kuching B&B and Inns
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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“Amazing place and people!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My friend and I were on a short trip from Hong Kong to Sarawak. We were warmly welcomed to Marco Polo by the owner, Sam. He gave us an overview of the history of Sarawak and recommended us the best of the areas outstanding offering. The location is a short taxi ride from the airport, a 15 minute walk from the center and minutes from the bus stop for Bako National Park. The hostel itself is very cosy and had a homely atmosphere, reflected in the cute 'living room' area. Breakfast was great and we mostly ate at a food court full of amazing seafood very near by. Sam kindly directed us toward an independent guide, Desmond, to take us along to a traditional longhouse for two nights which was also a very worthwhile experience. Des was incredibly knowledgeable and even spoke the local tribal dialect, so it was a great experience, and a good bit cheaper than the standard tours available. Would very much like to thank Marco Polo for their hospitality - I would genuinely rate this place to be one of my favourite hostels! :)

Room Tip: We stayed in a dorm and it was spacious with comfy bunks.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Jennifer Grant,
Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review of our guesthouse & services. Though your holiday in Kuching was short but we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Both of you
are so friendly & joyous that we appreciated your conversations every minute of your presence.
Indeed,we've much to share with you especially our history,cultures,national parks,caves,old
sites & adventures,etc. Yes,there're more to explore in sarawak, but Time is a factor in order
to benefit. In your studies,we hope both of you'll have excellent rewards & careers. Do drop by,
when you've another vacation.
Warmest Regards,
Sam,Jane & Druv.
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed 3 days at Marco polo and really had a good time! Sam, the owner and is wife are soooo nice! It just makes you wanna stay longer! Free and delicious breakfast in the morning, cheap beers, clean rooms, affordable price, good companie.. want do you want more!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Hello Marie-pier Rodrigue,

Thank you so much for your review & we're glad that you loved your stay at our guesthouse.
We always want to make sure our guests had a good & enjoyable time. That's why accommodation & foods are our Top priorities. Secondly,we also make sure they're adequately
'filled-up' with their breakfast in terms of value as hostel & services. 'lonely' or 'boring' is a language we don't recognize here. Yes, we're looking forward to your next coming & staying
with us more days,more, so that we'd share more interesting & exciting events than ever before..........!
Best Wishes & Warmest Regards,
Sam,Jane & Druv.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We left a clean but impersonal hotel to stay at the Marco Polo and we're glad we did. The owners and staff keep the place clean, fresh breakfast varies daily while you sit on a small porch and exchange stories with other travelers. Their internet is a little weak but the owners are wonderful at sharing trekking info, affordable destinations, bus schedules and tasty restaurants. A 5 minute walk buts you in the heart of the city but there's plenty of restaurants and fruit stalls all around. Try the City Garden Bistro the next block for some jungle veggies and great dishes.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Barefootmart,

Thank you for writing a review of your stay. We'd like to provide you & hubby a better night sleep & improved bed & room. Your time here is very much appreciated as we've a meaningful conversation. Hopefully,we'd be able to Welcome you again. Enjoy your vacations & have a wonderful time during your travel. Wishing you good health & happiness.

Best Regards,
Sam,Jane & Druv.
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

I'm Edison Foo, from Melaka, and i been stay in there for 4 days, very kind and good service, breakfast provided every early morning, and they very helpful, very appreciate because they guild me and give me a lot of info in Kuching , very good environment, it make me feel like I'm in my home ;)) highly recommend for u all ^^

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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Dear Mr. Foo,
We appreciated much that you & your friends have stayed in our guesthouse. As much as the time
you spent here,you've given us such a lovely atmosphere as you're all very good-mannered & patient. How we wish you'd stay here even longer & most welcome to stay with us anytime.
We look forward to seeing you in the future & wishing you the best of your career in your
undertakings. Take Care!

Thanks & Regards,
Sam,Jane & Druv.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I was intending to stay for 2 nights, and ended staying for 2 weeks! Marco Polo is the most comfortable, cleanest, and friendliest place I have stayed in. Not only it's a convenient to the bus stops, restaurants and shops, but the staff and the people I met certainly made my stay worthwhile.

They provide a good breakfast - Georgette would wake up early mornings to whip up various treats, as well as good servings of local fresh fruits. She's also lovely to have chats with and showed me wonderful local places to eat at. Sam on the other hand, always had stories to tell and was informative. There was also Druv, their savvy assistant who always made sure we're all having a good time and showed us the best places to go out in town.

Marco Polo also has a really nice balcony where you can spend hours chatting, playing games, having a laugh... or just sitting down listening to the surrounding wind chimes. It's a very peaceful place. I would highly recommend to stay at this place :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Hello Christine Lolanita,

Thank you so much that you're happy & comfortable with your stay in our humble guesthouse.
There's no word that'd describe your 'awesome character' in terms of your personality & attitude.
The two weeks that you've stayed with us is a lifetime of cherished memories that'll never be forgotten,of your culture,struggle & hope. Yes,we wish you'd even stay longer as we've so much
to share in all things.As spoken,we earnestly look forward for your next visit & a promise that
we'll make your stay a most comfortable & memorable one. Rest assured of our love & care.
Warmest Regards,
Sam,Jane,Druv & David.
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

The guesthouse was such a nice surprise to find. The staff was so helpful and lovely. The room was cheap but efficient. And not too far from the center. Definitely the place to stay if you are on a budget and want peace and quiet. Laundry facilities are available and the breakfast is served so early that you can get it before your day trip. Nice terrace with fresh beers available.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caroline G
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear Caroline G,

Thanks for your positive comment. It's such an honour to have both of you here & feel very comfortable to entertain & welcome you. Though your stay is short but your present is such
a pleasure to us. We hope that you'd come back to Kuching again as there're more to experience.
Yes, We wish both of you having a wonderful & lovely time back home. All Best!

Kindest Regards,
Sam,Jane,Druv & David.
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

I had a nice stay in Marco Polo in the past 3 nights. The hostel is very clean and tidy, simple but tasty breakfast is served every morning. Samuel and his staff are very nice, helpful and informative. Marco Polo is near the major spots in Kuching, as well as the restaurant. It is sad to me to leave here so soon. Undoubtedly I will go back again and stay in Marco Polo next time.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Clkyjc
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marcopolo1_12, Owner at Marco Polo Travellers, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Ms Clkyjc,

Just great to meet a sweet & lovely lady, dropping by at Our guesthouse to get a 'feel' of your stay.
Things would work even better if your stay'd stretch longer as Kuching is a 'Calm & homely City'
You'll fall in love with her historical past,national parks, museums & its People. We're awaiting
for your next visit & needless to say,'your present is our earnest desire'
Wishing you the best in your present career & good health to you always!
Warmest Regards
& with thanks,
Sam,Jane,Druv & David.
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Property: Marco Polo Travellers
Address: 1st Floor 236 Padungan Road, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marco Polo Travellers run 3 properties in Kuching. Our award winning guesthouse in the Padungan district (Chinatown) has a combination of dorm accommodation and private rooms and is within easy access to local restaurants and the famous Riverside Waterfront. Our guesthouse in Kenyalang offers private rooms in a quiet residential area near the Spring and Viva Shopping Malls, Kuching Airport (10 mins by car) and Swinburne University. Our third property, Marco Polo Residence, is a single story, 3 double bedroomed, semi detached property in the Stakan district. This property can be rented as a whole residence and can accommodate 8 people. It is near the Sentosa shopping area, the airport (10 mins drive) and is 15 minutes from the Semenggoh Orangutan Reserve. The Unimas University is also closeby. ... more   less 
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