We stayed here as part of a two week holiday to Malaysia. We got here for a few days relaxation after spending time in Kuching town and Sabah. I had mixed feelings about this place. First impressions were very good - check in was quick and the sea-view and the beautiful pool were stunning - but there was an odd vibe to the place.
Despite being a few days before a big event in Sarawak Cultural Village and getting one of what was the apparent last rooms remaining in the resort, the place was oddly quiet. There seemed to be only about 4 or 5 other couples staying there and any time we went for food or drinks the place was deserted. We found it difficult to get service for drinks around the pool and the pool bar was not attended for any of the time that we were there.
At nighttime the place was absolutely dead. There was absolutely no atmosphere in the place at all and we were the only people sitting in the bar at some times. One night we decided to go back up to our room as it was not very enjoyable sitting in a bar on your own and they were packing up the games room as we went past. Since we were quite bored at this stage we asked if there would be any chance we could take the Scrabble game up to our room and drop it back the next morning but they wouldn't let us!! They were just going to lock the game away in a cupboard for the night!
We kept feeling that we were missing something in the resort, that there had to be another place where everyone was but there were no bars or restaurants within walking distance outside the resort. I guess many people were on daytrips during the day and this is why it was so quiet but it just didn't make it a nice place to be. I'm all for spending time with my partner but it's nice to meet other people on holidays as well and there just was no opportunity for this.
The location is stunning but very isolated - definitely think 2 or 3 days would be the max that you could spend here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting Damai Beach at the foot of Mount Santubong in Kuching, Malaysia, Damai Puri Resort & Spa spans 207 elegant guestrooms, and boasts a Spa Village, 600-capacity ballroom, exhaustive recreation facilities, and 2 restaurants and 3 bars. It also hosts numerous activities for kids, couples, leisure travelers, and big groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Damai Puri Hotel Kuching
- Damai Puri Resort And Spa