We only stayed 1 nigt in this hotel even though we had booked 2 nights. We went to Kuching during the International music festival, which meant that most hotels were fully booked and we had to pay the full 130RM (without breakfast) for our room as the hotel would not offer any discount. Our plane arrived late and we checked in at 9PM, with no problems whatsoever. The hotel lobby looked relatively nice for this sort of hotel, so we went into our room quite confident it would be okay. It is difficult to describe the smell we were welcomed with when the porter opened our room. It was a mixture of stale cigarette, sweat, and mouldiness. Saying that the room was not clean would be somewhat of an understatement (check pictures), stains and crumbs on the carpets, stains on the bed covers and sheets, grey pillow cases, mouldy toilet seat, bath tub and sink area and very dirty floor in the bathroom. On top of being dirty, the bed was fairly small for 2 people to sleep in and very uncomfortable. The air con emitted a disgusting smell and made the room very damp, we realised why in the morning when we opened the 'window' (again, check the pictures) as it faced another room, inside the hotel, so no fresh air at all! We have stayed in some very basic accommodation in the past (and way cheaper) but it has always been clean. I would strongly recommend to stay in other hotels in Kuching (check my other hotel review in Kuching). Just to finish on a positive touch: it is near some nice bars/restaurants and quite close to the river.
- Also Known As:
- Borneo Hotel Kuching, Sarawak