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Batu Bata Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 80 Kuching B&B and Inns
Pontianak, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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“Super nice staffs”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

i found out that it was "Mr. D bed and breakfast" . Located in the china town this place is quite small. I really love the staffs, they're very friendly and helpful. The toilet and shower is good and it also has quite nice corner and decoration. The only minus part is the fact that the room has no ventilation and way too small. The air circulation isn't really good and it's quite hot at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Batu Bata guest house. We originally booked a room with window, but due to other guests extending their stay for a month, this was not available. This was solved by offering us a very good discount on one of the rooms without window. And we din't miss the window as we spent most of our time outside at the waterfront, which is very close by or at one of the great restaurants or malls that are all within walking distance. The staff has been very friendly and helpful, breakfast in do it yourself style available all day was nice and convenient.
I can recommend this place and would like to stay here again next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I enjoyed my stay at Batu Bata Guesthouse. Staff are very friendly with all guest. I like the way they ready breakfast and also drink for us. The rooms are comfortable and clean. It's also located near a Plaza Merdeka shopping mall where we can shopping and eat various type of food. Overall I like the place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The location is great as it is close to Merdeka Shopping mall, the waterfront bus station, 7/11 and TOP spot foodcourt (a must go) is only 15min walk.
Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff, the rooms are comfortable and clean and breakfast is nice and simple with bread and jam. highly recommend this place while staying in Kuching.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, 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 with 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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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

The place was ok, but a bit pricy considering we stayed in a double room. The bad thing is opposite to the hotel there was a noisy and annoying karaoke. This is a problem for all the hotel in the street, but it is very convenient for the location, near centre and nation

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Hello there Mr. Manuel, thank you for taking the time to write a review on our place. I am happy to know that our staff is friendly and being appreciated by the guests. It is very unfortunate and a bad timing that there was an event (Talent Show) at the Chinese Temple the only one night you checked in and stayed here. We actually have good neighbours and the street here are always quiet at night except for this particular weekend. This can be supported by the 60 over reviews of 4 and 5 stars we had received.

But if ever you and your partner are in Kuching again, we would be glad to host you one night here and proof that our street are safe and quite. :)

Thank you for choosing us as your accomodation here in Kuching. We wish you and your partner all the best in your travelling adventures and you are more than welcome to stay here again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Overall great and decent place, especially for the price. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Two thumbs up for this! The toilets are amazingly clean for a shared toilet (shower tap is a bit deceiving). There's a nice little terrace place to chill, and a free flow of bread and butter, coffee and tea throughout the day. It's also conveniently located in the chinatown area so there's food right opposite and down the street, though most shops tend to close early. There's a 7 Eleven just downstairs if you want to pick up anything. Unfortunately the private rooms are a little small, walls are thin so you can hear the neighbours, and generally not so well ventilated. Our towels just wouldn't dry over the 4 days we stayed there and the room became very musty-smelling. We also got the room that faces the road and there's neon 7 Eleven sign right outside the window and the curtains don't quite cover the entire window which kept us up a bit at night. Overall however, it was a lovely place and value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Hi there! Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad that 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 accomodation!
We look forward to see you again soon as we are going to change our curtain to a long one by this week so the neon lights won't be a problem anymore to all the guest staying in that room. Can't wait for that. Appreciate it for being such an amazing guest too! :)

Thank you again for having us as a part of your travelling journey. Wishing you and your partner good luck and all the best!
From all of us here at Batu Bata Guesthouse!
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay, the staff are lovely. Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The only thing which needs improvement of is the cleaniness of the communial bathrooms. Overall a good stay

  • Stayed September 2013
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, 17 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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Property: Batu Bata Guesthouse
Address: No. 8 1st Floor, Carpenter Street | China Town, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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