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“All good except for the after midnight singing sessions”

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Dillenia Guest House
Ranked #1 of 41 Miri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 October 2011

Stayed there twice within days apart. Agree with the other TA reviews, Mrs Lee is sociable, friendly, helpful and always makes sure you get to where you're going by arranging taxi/van transfers sometimes without you having the need to ask - especially when you're travelling in a group.

Mrs Lee doesn't live there anymore, like one TA review said, but she is there most parts of the day, leaving late at night after making sure there are fresh fruits and bread for breakfast the next day, cleaning the bathrooms and the rest of the guest house.

It's safe - the guesthouse has CCTV and you let yourself in with a key tag. If you're worried about your shoes (these are left outside the door) on the first floor, you can bring them into your room; just make sure you don't use them in the guest house. Bare feet allowed only.

There is filtered water available or bottled drinking water / other drinks for sale. There's a price list and she leaves the rest to honesty (there's a box where you drop your money in or take whatever change you require).

Location wise, there's a shopping mall within walking distance, but you still have to walk about 20-30 minutes to get into the centre of town and where all the nice food places are.

Only setback is that if your room is towards the side of the guest house, you can clearly hear karaoke till 2am (especially if you are on the first floor). Rooms on the second floor are much quieter but if you are a light sleeper, it's advisable to wear ear plugs.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor and away from the karaoke cafe on the ground floor are quieter
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Mrs Lee was very hospitable and I highly recommend it for students as I went with World Challenge and there were university students staying there whilst teaching english at local schools. She also recommended transport and places to visit while we were there.

However, don't be put off as there were adults and families staying there as it is suitable for anyone.

Another perk is that it is across the road from the major shopping mall. Even more conveniently, you can get your clothes sent from the hostel to a local laundrette and sent back the same day through Mrs Lee who is the landlady. She is very helpful and a complimentary breakfast is provided within the cost, there is toast with a variety of spreads and fruit (usually pineapple and watermelon). Free access to the two computer's internet is a bonus.

Overall I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: Large rooms with many bunk beds are available for large groups Regular sized rooms with double bed...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank oranguboy
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Our family trip to Miri was very adventurous and fun. We had a wonderful time in Miri. Our three nights stay at Dillenia were just like home sweet home. It was our first time staying in a bed n breakfast. We stayed in the family room with three beds. It is truly like a guestroom at your home. We did not know what to expect at the beginning but after the first night and consecutive nights we were very happy and satisfied. At least the kids were happy to stay there. My wife was surprisingly very happy with your services that you provide and the guesthouse itself was very clean. It was very comfortable and almost like my own home.

I believe not all the guesthouses are run as well as yours. Mrs. Lee is the heart n soul of Dillenia. She run Dillenia really well and she treated her guests like her own friends and that was how we felt when we stayed at Dillenia. At least when I stayed at Dillenia I got the feeling that I was a guest at Mrs Lee's house and not just a paying guest.

It was a truly HOME SWEET HOME feeling while staying with you.

Thank you. Hope to see you again on our next visit to Mulu.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Michael12341234
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed two nights at Dillenia GH and we highly recommend it. Mrs Lee is extremely friendly and helpful (help us with the transport to the airport to go to Mulu and to Brunei, and with small things that mean a lot), and we found the twin room spotless and clean.
Excellent value for money - plus, you fell like at home.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank NaterciaSimoes
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

Great place to stay. The owner Mrs Lee couldn't be more hospitable and helpful. Hostel is clean and homely with fast WiFi. No bedrooms seem to have bathrooms attached but the shared bathrooms are clean with good showers. Beware, however, that Miri is a very noisy city (think terrible kareoke) and whilst this hostel seems to be quieter than some it may be a bit noisy

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank theitinerantone
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

I know about Dillenia while searching for budget hotel in Miri in the Internet. Thanks to tripadvisor. After reading all the review from satisfied guests, my sister emailed Mrs. Lee for the reservation. The reply was so fast!
The house is so clean; the room, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Mr. & Mrs. Lee are so warm and friendly too! Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Lee. Will come again in the future. :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank dianagirim83
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Stayed in Dillenia twice, and we can definately recommend Dillenia to anyone.
Nice rooms, good facilities and a very sweet and helpful Mrs. Lee.

She´s got answers to all your questions and she was a great help when we planned our trip to Mulu and Miri.

The hostel is located in Miri City, around 20 minutes drive from the airport, but Mrs Lee arranged for a RM20 pickup for us, so that was not a problem.
Supermarket is just around the block, so stocking up is easy.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dillenia Guest House

Address: Lot 846 1st Floor Jalan Sida, Miri 98100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Miri District > Miri
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Ranked #1 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Miri
Price Range: £10 - £11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Dillenia Guest House Hotel Miri

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