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Harbour View Hotel
Ranked #20 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Decent”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I have to admit, I was a little freaked out with all the reviews about cockroaches in the rooms. Even had a couple of other ladies on our tour freaked out as well. Thankfully, didn't see any creepy crawly anything. We were on a higher floor so maybe that was the reason? We had a decent view of the riverfront. The rooms were teeny-tiny and very worn out. Spent a lot of time waiting around for the lifts but that is expected I guess. Their 'lounge' was just a room that could be used for whatever function you wanted -- just not a lounge. If you want a cocktail before dinner, you have to go elsewhere. The hotel is located next to the "Main Bazaar", the street with 100's of little shops selling the same tacky souvenirs. Not much else around other than a shopping mall a few blocks down. The breakfast is included and while at first it looked abundant, it didn't have a lot of great food. Omelette bar was good and filled you up. Best thing was the Nescafe coffee machine for cappuccinos.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Location fabulous, lobby good with free wifi, breakfast good. Bathrooms need revamp for this type of hotel and extra cleaning. Hallways beat up need work. Staff friendly and helpful So a reasonable stay but with a little updating could be better

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. Huge room with 2 queen beds. Superb location with outstanding view of Kuching river and waterfront. No comments on food as we did not have any at hotel's restaurant. A short distance walk to waterfront and surrounding malls. Had 32" LCD TV in the room with a few Astro channels. Very clean room.

(-) points : Old furniture and looks like a rundown hotel. Broken marbles in bathroom. However, I have not seen a single cockroach during my stay as per earlier comment.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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sibu, malaysia
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for an official trip just 2 days ago. The check in was smooth, and we are able to check in early. But there seems to have problem with our room key. We cant access to our room everytime after we were out of the room. After many access card exchanged, the hotel had decided to change our room. But the room we were changed to was smaller, and we noticed a small cockcroach in our room at night. Basically the rooms and facilities are old, especially the toilets definitely need some refurbishment work. However, to my surprise, their food provided for our event( breakfast, tea breaks, lunches and dinners) are good, a lot better than other hotels i stayed before. Another plus point is this hotel is at the city centre, easy access to everywhere, near to waterfront, Merdeka Plaza, Star cineplex and a few famous eateries in kuching.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The standard room are really old and dirty. In the bathroom we found everywhere mould! And it smelled really
bad like a sewerage.
but the ultimate sin was the cockroaches everywhere in the bathroom and under the bed!
And for that we paid 195 RM for one night!!! We will never come back again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Pros:
* Location (right near the waterfront)
* Awesome view (from the river view rooms)
* Good buffet breakfast
* Rooms were adequately sized
* Quiet

Cons:
* As others have mentioned there were a few cockroaches in the room (small brown ones not big black ones)
* Hallways smell a bit musty

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I just felt dissapointed with this hotel...i booked this hotel for my in law n family members during my wedding..i thought a hotel with such a good location and view should'nt be any problem! But i was shocked and felt ashamed...when my in law saw cockroaches almost immediately after we stepped into our room. THIS HAS LEFT A VERY BAD IMPRESSION OF SARAWAK. HOTEL MANAGEMENT, as a sarawakian i really hope you can do more on the cleanliness... until you do so i wouldnt recommend anyone to stay in this hotel....

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Harbour View Hotel
Address: Lorong Temple, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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