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Planet Borneo Lodge
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This place was super. We stayed in the rainy season - so it was only us there. The pool side was great. The rooms were really clean. The place has a wonderful tropical and lush feel to it. I highly recommend staying in this accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lisa P
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Mona A, Manager at Planet Borneo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Hi Lisa,

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay here.
Hope to see you here again soon! :)

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

I stayed at planet Borneo lodge for a week in March 2014. From the moment Aaron came out of the front door to greet us all (by first name) with a handshake, I knew that we had made a good decision! A beautiful house that is kept very clean and the staff who work there are fantastic- we couldn't have done without their advice and guidance for seeing the surrounding area! Thanks again for everything.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Mona A, Manager at Planet Borneo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Hi Daniel,

Glad you had a good time here and thanks again. All the best and looking forward to welcoming you guys back here again.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Great place- location was good (10min walk to waterfront) and there is a tour operator office within the lodge which is great for advice/info. Aaron was a great host & made us feel very much at home. Although we were the only guests at the time, I can only imagine the more people hear about this place, the more popularity it will gain. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank Nbags
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Mona A, Manager at Planet Borneo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Hi Nathan,

Good to know you enjoyed your stay. And yes, Aaron is great with guests :)
Let us know if you are in this part of the world again. All the best.

Cheers

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Stayed at the lodge as part of a medical elective. Was only 10 minutes walk from the centre, very clean room and Aaron was very helpful and friendly with us! Would stay again and recommend it. Was quiet with no other guests, but did not take away from the experience. Tom

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Mona A, Manager at Planet Borneo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Hi Tom,

Glad that you enjoyed the stay. Yes we are expecting more people to check in (hopefully :P) and hope to see you again in Kuching! All the best in your medical pursuits.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed at Planet Borneo for a week in March 2014, in Bario which is the family room with shared bathroom. Turned out we were the only ones staying there so it was like having our own villa! The dip pool was perfect for my 2 and 6 year old kids, and us, who enjoyed plunging into it after a hot and sweaty day out as a tourist. It's definitely a 'dip pool' not for swimming, but the decking area around it is great for relaxing, and the big window to the kitchen feeds out on to the decking so you can pass out cold drinks from the kitchen which was nice. The kitchen is big and very well equipped, there is fridge space but only a couple of shelves which would be a bit tricky if the whole place was booked. Breakfast was just bread and jams and tea and coffee which was enough to get you up and out. Aaron the guy on the front desk was incredibly helpful, in fact I hadn't realised that this place was the office base for their tour company so you could sort out just about any trip you wanted. He made telephone calls for us, booked taxis, gave advice it was all seamless. I would definitely recommend for families with young children looking to save some money and have a well located base near all the attractions and bus station (20 minutes walk with toddlers). It was also just that bit quieter and more peaceful, especially with the lovely garden pool area. If you want to upscale it a bit I took the kids to the Hilton to use their pools for the day and have lunch there (30RM adults/15RM kids) which was a 10 minute walk away, and we didn't have to spend the big bucks of staying at the Hilton! You can save your ringitts for some fabulous restaurants just near Planet Borneo - The Junk is down the road and a perfect last night of the holiday slap up meal :)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We, a family of 3, stayed here in February 2013. Our room was spacious and clean, Bathroom and shower were good. Dipping pool was brillliant for our 4 years old but the highlight was our cookingclass in the spacious kitchen and eating it of course. Thank you all and appologies for our late review!, Mieke, Csaba and Minke Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Friendly home from home. A spacious guest house, we had a large room, big enough for all 5 of us, plus bags. Shared bathroom wasn't an issue as we were the only people staying. We had the run of the very large and well equipped kitchen and it made an ideal base for us to explore Kuching. The dip pool was great for cooling off, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great value!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Bryan T, lodge keeper at Planet Borneo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2014

Hi Shears is was great having your family stay at the lodge. Thank you very much for the wonderful review. Hope to see you guys again. -Aaron

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Additional Information about Planet Borneo Lodge

Address: No. 10, Lorong Park, Kuching 93300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 81 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Price Range: £11 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Planet Borneo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Planet Borneo Lodge, offers a cozy, clean and safe dormitory style accommodation for guests from afar and near and is within walking distance to museums, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and the city centre. Situated along the famous "Lorong Park" or "Park Lane," a former residential bungalow has been converted into a Lodge, surrounded by tropical gardens. It also boasts a Longhouse Lounge with lovely dip pool surrounded with exotic plants.Planet Borneo Lodge provides free WIFI and round the clock availability of complimentary coffee, tea and drinking water for all their guests.Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Lodge, Guests however is allowed to smoke outdoors and at the Longhouse Lounge and Dip Pool Area. ... more   less 
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