I have no idea of other hotels in Kuching, and I came here alone for some meetings. I was recommended this place, but.... wow, welcome back to 1984. The staff is actually good, they really try and they are nice people to speak with, actually up to there the hotel would have been good. Breakfast is not that bad either, too much mainstream, normal, easy... but for a business breakfast is enough and I was not missing anything.
But then the rooms.... I tried to take some pictures, but could not get the reality of it. Having a maintenance issue is one thing, this is more total lack of care and maintenance. Showers moldy and black, beds that have seen too many people on them, decoration outdated, wall paper peeling all over, carpets stained, some of the most uncomfortable pillows ever... honestly, the hotel was good for a renovation something like 15 years ago, now it's too late.
A shame, because the lobby is impressive and the service was good, but my goodness the room...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an advantageous strategic location, only 15 minutes from the airport, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city's historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching's landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront and Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is home to 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The Hotel offers comprehensive facilities including Wi-Fi access, health centre, gym, swimming pool and sauna, all of which ensures a pleasurable stay for guests. The Hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets: Ristorante Beccari, the award-winning Italian restaurant; Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant; Victoria Arms, the English pub; Yn Cellar; La Habana Cigar Divan; and its cafe bistro, Seattle Coffee & Tea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merdeka Palace Kuching