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! :)
- 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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