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Batu Bata Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 81 Kuching B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 September 2013

fantastic staff. extremely clean. new building, beds and pillows. patricia and hasweera play the ideal hosts. generous and accommodating you will get everything you need if you just ask them; adventure; food guide; festivities; entertainment; tattoos; etc, they're connected to it all. this place is great for the weary traveller.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Hello there! We are very pleased that you took the time to write a review on us. Thank you for such a wonderful genuine review. We highly appreciate that you took much interest in our place and called it 'unforgettable' also because of the location and also on us, its a good motivation for us to keep up with the good job and will never stop improving ourselves to have a happy and satisfied guests as a result. Your lovely remarks will always be in our heart. Thank you for the pictures too!

We wish you a happy and wonderful travelling experience where ever you go and back home safely. All the best and our Batu Bata Guesthouse door are always open for you. Take care!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Besides the great atmosphere they deliver, the host and hostess there were very helpful in our trip planning. Stayed for 4 days, convenient spot for sight seeing and food hunting, all within walking distance. Would recommend this to everyone!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Wendy T
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Hello there! Thank you for taking your time to a write a review on us. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable and a comfortable stay here at Batu Bata Guesthouse. I have shared your comments to our staff and we appreciate it so much. We look forward to welcome you here again in the future! We wish you all the best to you and good luck with everything in life.
Take care and see you again..! :))

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

I left a bag with my passport and my iPad (among other things) in the taxi I took from the airport to Batu Batu. This was the first day of my vacation and I started freaking out. The owners really went above and beyond and helped me find the taxi driver and get back everything I had forgotten. It was a huge relief.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Hi there..! Thank you for your lovely review. It is pleasure to have you and your partner as our guests here. We are delighted to know that you liked our place and most of all had an enjoyable stay with us. We value your comments and looking forward to see you again. It was a relief that we are able to help you with the emergency that occurred and manage to sort it out in the end. :)

We wish you all the best and good luck in all your travelling adventures and undertakings.

Regards from all of us here at Batu Bata Guesthouse.

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Many thanks for Patricia, she made us feel at home, very helpfull and always there to respond to all our questions.
The place is clean and also very new, the room is basic but no need for more, aircon works well.
We took a room with no window so there was no noise coming from the busy China town.
I recommend this place for backpachers like us.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank gasdao
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Hi there! Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad that both of you liked our place. It is a pleasure for us as a team here to know that we did a good job making your stay a good one here in Kuching. We will improve on what that is weak, and provide the best in our services. We are truly happy that you have chosen Batu Bata Guesthouse as your accommodation!
We will miss you and really looking forward to see you and your wife again soon. Appreciate it for being such an amazing guests too! :)

Thank you again for having us as a part of your travelling journey. Wishing the both of you good luck and all the best!
From all of us here at Batu Bata Guesthouse!

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I've slept there for 4 nights, and it was easily the best guesthouse i've been to...I litteraly fell in love with kuching, but Batu Bata, its accomodation, its location and especially its staff (Thank you so much lovely Diana and Patricia) made my journey there perfect and unforgettable! Really nice guesthouse, just in the heart of chinatowm, but amazing moments with people... Batu Bata is the best place to sleep and have a wonderful human experience

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

Hello there Ms. Anna! We are very pleased that you took the time to write a review on us. Thank you for such a wonderful genuine review. We highly appreciate that you took much interest in our place and called it 'unforgettable' also because of the location and also on us, its a good motivation for us to keep up with the good job and will never stop improving ourselves to have a happy and satisfied guests as a result. Your lovely remarks will always be in our heart.

We wish you a happy and wonderful travelling experience where ever you go and back home safely. All the best and our Batu Bata Guesthouse door are always open for you. Take care Ms.Anna!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We were lead to this guesthouse by originally trying to find 'Mr D's', which is no longer open, thank goodness we found it! Situated on the main street in ChinaTown in Kuching, the location is perfect. It's close to the waterfront, busy markets, museums, cheap and more expensive restaurants, shopping malls and bus stations.

The two of us stayed here for 2 nights at first, in a double fan room for 60RM, a good price. It was a nice clean room. I give this a 5/5 because it's perfect for backpackers who just need a nice, clean, comfy room to sleep, and it is! We had then booked to stay at Bako National Park for 2 nights (definitely do this if visiting Kuching!) and reserved a room for when we returned for a further 2 nights here at Batu Bata - this time in an air-con room for 70RM a night. The fan room was fine, but in the heat it did become a bit of an oven and we had to leave the door open. I would recommend getting air-con rooms anywhere you travel in Malaysia though!

The shared showers and toilets were always clean. There is a nice terrace which we sat out in a bit. It doesn't mention breakfast in the price but they do provide hot water, teas/coffees and bread for toast in the mornings which was a nice extra. They also have free ice cold drinking water which was lovely! There is a honesty service fridge where you can help yourself to canned drinks and pay at reception.

The lady on reception was absolutely lovely! She was very welcoming and helpful and made our trip so much easier by recommending places to go and telling us what buses to get and how to get there! Thank you very much!

Overall, it's a perfect budget backpackers guesthouse and I highly recommend it to anyone staying in Kuching!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ellie H
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

Hi there Ms. Ellie! Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad thay both of you liked our place. It is a pleasure for me here to know that we did a good job making your stay a good one here in Kuching. We will improve on what that is weak, and provide the best in our services. We appreciate your 4 nights of stay and we are truly happy that you have chosen Batu Bata Guesthouse as your accomodation!
We will miss you and really looking forward to see you and your partner again soon. Thank you for the amazing comment on our cleanliness too! :)

Thank you again for having us as a part of your travelling journey. Wishing the both of you good luck and all the best!
From all of us here at Batu Bata Guesthouse!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Fantastic hospitality from the staff! The family who owned this place were so friendly and nice that they had a positive impact on my whole stay in Kuching. Great location; plenty of cheap places to eat in the immediate vicinity and within a short walking distance of the museums and to the bus stop for the national parks

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Jess-1289
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2013

Hello there! Thank you for taking your time to a write a review on us. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable and a comfortable stay here at Batu Bata Guesthouse. I have shared your comments to our staff and we appreciate it so much. We look forward to welcome you here again in the future! We wish you all the best to you and good luck with everything in life.
Take care and see you again..! :))

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Address: No. 8 1st Floor, Carpenter Street | China Town, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
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Ranked #10 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range: £9 - £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Batu Bata Guesthouse offers you one of the best lodging you can find here in Kuching. We are here because we know we can provide you everything you need in a modest, yet efficient way. Assisting you with guides and informations, and also to make sure comfort and happiness is there during your stay. With a rustic concept, you can feel the ambience straight away as one enters the place. We appreciate bricks here as Batu Bata means bricks in Malay. There is cement screed floors and counters, antique vase, unique plants, handicrafts decor, classic radio and music player, photographs of tribal people and warriors, bamboo shelves, naked brick walls and many more. We have 30 beds here, and our beautiful outdoor balcony with amazing view available on both floors. Our amazing shower tops it off with high power flow from the ceiling shower head not only for a place to bath, but also to refresh your mind when taking a bath. Our amenities here are laundry service, book exchange, free Wi-Fi accessible through top floor, PC, TV room, breakfast area, kitchen, luggage storage and many more. ... more   less 
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