Damai Beach Resort was a perfect choice for a short family getaway. We stayed in one of the chalet like cabins, which provided us with a more campy rustic feel. The downside to the chalet was that, just like a rustic camp cabin, it had that musty damp smell. However, one cannot forget that you are near the beach, you are dealing with moisture and humidity, therefore, this is not something that will be easily erased by housekeeping and daily cleaning. In other words, those that might complain about the damp musty smell and even the dust, might want to refrain from the chalet experience. Our family enjoyed it because it did provide a more outdoorsy camping like experience. Housekeeping did their job daily and always changed linen and provided towels, including extras upon request--no hassle.
The breakfast buffet was average, but provided plenty of choices that included westernized selections like pancakes, to local delicacies that are always interesting to try and experience. You can even have a eggs made to your preference. However, I still cannot get use to what most hotels in this region call "breakfast sausages", as they are really small hotdogs, and not actual "breakfast sausages" like the ones served in the United States, but 'hey' this is a unique learning experience. A negative note would be in reference to long waits for food during lunch and dinner services, and not a large selection of food choices, but the food that you do receive is enjoyable. We did make reservations on two of the nights to eat at the Fishermen’s Catch Seafood Restaurant, which is on the hotel's premises. The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was hospitable and friendly.
Damai Beach Resort provides easy access to a clean beach, which is always a plus when traveling in this region. We had a very nice and relaxing time walking along the shore, collecting shells, and splashing in the waves. A suggestion, though, would be to bring swim shoes or something you can wear into the water because it is rocky in some parts.
The resort also has affiliations with travel venues that can assist in arranging trips to some of the local attractions, which is quite convenient and affordable, though I am sure you can find cheaper rates if you venture out on your own.
One inconvenience to staying here is that it is a bit of a travel from the airport, and is not in close walking proximity to much of anything, meaning you have to always take a taxi. But, if you are looking for a nice little getaway from the hustle and bustle, Damai Beach Resort can definitely provide an arena for relaxation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the panoramic South China Sea and legendary Mount Santubong, Damai Beach Resort offers wide ranges of accommodation & facilities to suit every holiday makers needs. Main swimming pool for adults & kids is ideally located at the main building while another pool, secluded on the Hilltop has a breathtaking view of both the mountain and the sea. 5 F&B Outlets, convenient shop, souvenir shop, Tour Agent counter, Recreation Centre, Business Centre, Spa & Wellness, Shuttle service are some of facilities offered. Catering & Events caters from small meeting to large conference besides private parties and Weddings & other special moments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Damai Beach Hotel Kuching
- Damai Beach Kuching
- Holiday Inn Kuching