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“Cheap, Affordable and Cosy Inn. Definitely worth staying!”
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Rafflesia Inn
Ranked #50 of 81 Kuching B&B and Inns
kuala lumpur
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“Cheap, Affordable and Cosy Inn. Definitely worth staying!”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Rafflesia Inn is definitely a great place to stay while in Kuching. It is close to the main part of the city, the waterfront, shops, restaurants, shopping complex and bars. Apart from that it is also very welcoming and has a community feeling making it very easy to meet other travellers, which is great if you are traveling alone. The co owner, Mr Hanson, very accommodating, helpful and friendly person, goes well out of his way to make you feel at home and help organised excursions with the other travelers and also organised some tours outside the City. The receptionist or shall i call the front guy, Mr Stanley is kind and helpful too. The rooms are very simple but comfortable, sheets were clean and better than lots that I´ve seen for the same price! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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france
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

the stadd is really nice and welcoming
the rooms are big ( we tried another room the second night on the top floor to hear the pubs less, it didnt hel because we were right to all the Air-con boxes, so it was noisy as well)
In the 2nd room the Air-con didn't work well.
the BIG BIG problems are the pub on the ground floor and the karaoke bar next door. So you can hear music until very late at night.
if you're a heavy sleeper, you can try, otherwise, don't stay here

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Everything is just a walking distance, shopping mall, main bazaar, riverfront etc..
And it just RM 60/night, such good value for money.
The owner Mr Hansen is just amazing, great to meet him. If you need any information just enquiry at reception, they are very friendly and willing to serve you.
If you need any tours they can arrange it for you, the prices will below than normal rates.
Try the seafood at ABC Restaurant at Top Spot Kuching, the taste and price was good.
Will back to Rafflesia Inn for my next visit.

High recommend to stay at Rafflesia Inn!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

For only RM60/night (single a/c room with phone, tv, free wifi, private bathroom and room service), I spent one night in Kuching before I was off to my final destination. I was welcomed by the very friendly and helpful staff, which made me feel home immediately. There is a cozy lounge inside and a recently finished "longhouse" balcony on the first floor, which you are always welcome to use. The co-owner Mr Hanson is a professional guide, who can show you around in Sarawak -- he is a very generous and honest man and offers prices for his private (!) tours which are way below normal rates. I can just highly recommend Rafflesia Inn!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

I first checked in at Rafflesia's previous location after a disastrous first night in Kuching June 2010, upon talking with Mr Hanson, a co-owner the night before.
As it turned out, I had stumbled onto a hidden gem on the waterfront. Single a\c rooms at US$15 with room service and phone and attached showers, it is hard to beat!
Mr Hanson is an affable and generous man, a professional guide to boot, he took us tourists from Australia, UK and Canada on tours to the local hotspots at way below market rates. It is like being hosted by someone in the Family. That was my immediate impression and I am a seasoned backpacker having backpacked all over SEAsia.I have been back every year since and look forward to the smiles of Front Desk Receptionist Davina and the rest. This year, I found that they have moved a few blocks away to larger premises and right by the Sarawak River. Housing over 24 hotel style rooms, this is a major upgrade in esthetics, roominess and taste. As well, Rafflesia is located in a cul de sac away from the main arterial roads and sort of in a calm riverfronted Oasis! As we speak, I am into my 3rd week here and just got back from some nightclubbing hosted by Mr. Hanson and friends last night. I look forward to staying with Rafflesia every single time I fly into Kuching, as part of my winter escape from Vancouver, Canada.
Try the Rafflesia Inn out and I assure you, you will make new friends and never look back!

Paul Chan
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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kelana jaya
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

It's located about 10-15 mins walk from the Main Bazaar. We stayed in the twin room. It cost us RM65 a night, which includes en-suite private bathroom with water heather, towels, telly, aircond and free wifi. On top of that, there is an open lounge with tv & dvds, books to read and a public pc. The best is having Hansen (the owner) and his staff ever ready for absolutely anything! - suggestion on food and places to go, a personal guide to Satok Market and a chauffeur to the airport. You name it, they have it.

Suggestion : walk to the reception area and spend some time talking to Hansen. You'll be amazed and inspired :)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Miri, Malaysia
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Rafflesia inn is 100% recomended as the services are great , the rooms are upgraded and the internet at the lobby are free for all guests.Room service are also available if you wish to have your breakfast ,lunch or dinner in your room.The Inn also provided transport to the waterfront and the Satok night weekend market, so what more iam i asking for.Great place to be, excellent!!!.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Rafflesia Inn
Address: 262 Jalan Chan Chin Ann, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rafflesia Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rafflesia Inn is centrally located in Kuching city. We are just 20 minutes from the Kuching International Airport. The Inn is conveniently close to some of Kuching’s key attractions and no more than a few minutes’ walk from an array of some of Kuching’s major tourist attractions, restaurants, cafés & shops, banks, city shopping malls, other 5-star hotels, and franchise outlets such as KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and 7-Eleven. A stroll by the calm city centre which stretches from Chinatown Padungan to the picturesque Kuching Waterfront takes only about 10 minute walk. ... more   less 
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