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The Nook Guesthouse

Song Thian Cheok Rd, No. 187, Level 2 - 4, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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Ranked #19 of 74 Kuching B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Golden, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE NOOK is located off Jl Song Thian Cheok, just 'down the way' from the Secret Recipe that's across from 360XPRESS. The location is great: lots of food courts near-by, fruit vendors, convenience stores, bars (you can hear them), cafes, and Everrise. This guesthouse covers three floors. There's a very large and commodious lobby-reception-kitchen-lounge area: tv screen for DVD viewing... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing place! A home away from home, Franky makes you feel very welcome and her puppy is adorable. Great free breakfast in the morning; always different. Excellent location and the living area/kitchen is huge and a really nice place to relax. Franky is a wealth of knowledge about Malaysian Borneo, she very kindly kept our bags while we did a... More 

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Hanging out with Franky was too much fun! Franky turned me on to a ton of hearty laughter and wonderful and wild story-telling* Franky is a gold mine of regional and national info with an abundance of personal experience* She has even been to Madagascar, my favorite island on this planet! Franky is a hotline for special advice and recommendations*... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great areas, quiet sleeping rooms, inviting kitchen and cheap costs - Perfect place for the independent (or probably any) traveller. The real experience is the host Franky. She'll do almost anything to help you out, and if you're bored she'll engage you in the local community or take you out somewhere. Also hosts plenty of parties and other social events.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

the nook is just in one word awesome! It has that kind of a family room atmosphere you are looking for after a long flight or after a nice hike. The owner Franky is not just an owner but showed a lot of initiative by taking us on a whole day trip in a rented mini van. She will have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place represents excellent value for money, and I would highly recommend it for backpackers. The owner is extremely helpful and will ensure you get to see experience parts of Sarawak that are off the tourist trail. This place will make your holiday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Look, to be honest the rooms aren't all that great, but seriously I would stay here again! The atmosphere is great! We arrived to Frankie (the owner) telling us she was off to the markets if we wanted to join her, we had nothing planned so off we zoomed off in the car with a few other guests and went... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very friendly and helpful owner. The common area was nice and there was a really good wifi connection. However, the rooms, bathrooms and showers really let this place down. Bed is simply a mattress on the floor with extremely little space for any size bags! Overall, cheap and cheerful!

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at The Nook. Frankie (the owner) recommended several things in Borneo. She took us on a nice tour through the longhouses. A very nice non-touristic tour. Place is full of backpackers. Nice if you are on a budget and travelling individually. As a couple we did not like the rooms much as the pictures are not the... More 

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Pontianak, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's a friendly place on the whole, with a inclusive vibe, an honesty policy (ie no locks on doors, pay for what you use etc), and a good chill out area and bar. The problem for us was the 'rooms'. Our double was a mattress on the floor with no space for bags and no privacy (the walls didn't reach... More 

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