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Kuching Waterfront Lodge

No. 15, Main Bazaar, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Ranked #14 of 42 hotels in Kuching
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuching, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to stay at this lodge right in the centre of the historic Kuching town centre by a local friend. Formerly a more than 100 year old shophouse, renovated and turned into a lodge a few years ago. Very nicely maintained and staff are very helpful with personal touch. The lodge is along the internationally famous Main Bazaar street specialising... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we switched on the air-con, the whole hotel had no electricity! So in the end we had to find another hotel. The hotel charged us RM50 transaction fee plus 3 nights' stay on the credit card for not staying in the hotel at all!

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Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In brief, No aircon facilities (that worked), no suitable room available (we are a family), flop house facilities, smoke filled corridors, threadbare sheets, dodgy electrics (you cannot charge mobiles etc - blows the fuse!). WE checked in and then out when a suitable room could not be found. They kept 10% of our deposit (they claimed our booking agent would... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My friend, my sister and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was a wonderful stay. At first, we have small room on the second floor which suitable for 2 person but since my friend tag along on this trip, we decided to upgrade the room and the friendly reception lead us to attic room and we took it... More

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Seremban, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located directly in front of Kuching Waterfront, this is a very convenient hostel to just put your traveling bags and go exploring. Next to this hostel are various shops to get souvenirs. Just across the road, for 50 cents, there's almost always a boat / sampan waiting to take the next passenger to the other side of the Sarawak River... More

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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have stayed several times here because its location on Main Bazar cannot be beaten. Everything in Kuching is easily accessible from here. All of the staff are very wellcoming and helpful. One morning while preparing to go out, they asked us where we are going. We said we like to explore the new location of the weekend market. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed here for 3 days 2 nights. Being young and carefree, i don't mind the backpacking sort of place. At least the room is clean. However, i traveled with my mom and dad. My mom used to hotels with big rooms, room service and big spread of breakfast buffet. If you expect something like that, this place doesnt have them.... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I choose the Waterfront Lodge after walking past and picking up a flyer. It seemed an authentic old building and when I stayed there it lived up to expectations. right across the road from the river in Kuching, this place was walking distance to everything .. restaurants, activities, museums, river trips, India Street, temples and mosques .. what more could... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a no frill, basic budget hotel located right in front of the Sarawak River of the city of Kuching. The decor of this lodge is very Sarawakian, and it is located at the oldest part of the city. It is surrounded by beautiful old colonial style shops. The river front has beautiful matured trees. You don't need a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We wanted somewhere central, with character, clean, safe (we were travelling with our 7yo), not a chain and at a reasonable cost. Kuching Waterfront Lodge is exactly that! It has several different size rooms as well as dorms and lots of communal areas and free wifi. We needed to sit somewhere other than in our room when our son was... More

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Additional Information about Kuching Waterfront Lodge

Also Known As:
Kuching Waterfront Hotel Kuching
Kuching Waterfront Hotel
Kuching Waterfront Lodge Sarawak
Address: No. 15, Main Bazaar, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Kuching Waterfront Lodge, refurbished with Colonial, Nyonya & Baba decor. Kuching Waterfront Lodge is located at Main Bazaar, one of the oldest & busiest streets in Kuching, where trading took place since a long time ago in the era of James Brooke (The White Rajah). Today, the Main Bazaar is still buzzing with people, entertainment & business activities, with traditional spices, antiques, jewelries shops and cafes. ... more   less 
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