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“Family gateway” 4 of 5 stars
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Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg | Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Kuching
Kuching, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Family gateway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Located in the middle of Kuching city of Sarawak, the location is excellent. Everything is within walking distance-a mall with Mcdonald and food court, the famous waterfront, Chinatown, the historical museums and mosque, the long streets of souvenir selling shops and India Street.We stayed at the two rooms family suite and it was convenient as there was a kitchenette and a comfy sitting room with two televisions. A good deal it seems

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed for one night during a biz trip. Rooms facing the road and open field is better and bigger. This hotel is 16 year already but rooms and overall state of building is still well maintained. Clean rooms with good wifi connection. Hotel bfast is normal but if you like to explore local sarawak food. The waterfront is just 10min walking distance. From the hotel lobby...turn right and walk straight along the road pass Parkson supermarket and u will see the old shoplots on the right side.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

was in this hotel for tennis tournament very nice hotel I come there at midnight and get surprisely good hospitality and very good people work there and the shoping mall is very close to the hotel its very usefull)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kajang, Malaysia
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11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

the decor and the state of the room is clearly out of date. the cleanliness also wasnt so satisfactory to me. i dine in their Italian restaurant the night i stayed. although the service was excellent, the food was terrible. the breakfast buffet is just okay. the location is ok, with plaza merdeka is within walking distant.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Hotel In the heart of City of Kuching and nice park and garden surround this hotel, though is an old hotel but pretty much gave me what i want. Walking distance to kuching waterfront which you can enjoy the panorama when the sun goes down. Alots of hawker surround and try the restaurant at kuching waterfront east to west menu with reasonable price. may stay on this hotel when come back to kuching

Room Tip: Get higher floor room for better view overlooking kuching river
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The reception staffs very friendly ( Jennifer & Tini ), walking distance to waterfront and Merdeka mall.The room facing car park and bathroom amenities limited choice should have bath gel and lotion.No Slippers in the room (website should edit the facilities). No signage at swimming pool to get pool towel, mixed sex sauna & steam room in the hotel (The facilities should separate) .Taxi driver Lucy Tra was very helpful and friendly (Hotel Taxi).

Room Tip: Don't book standard room (Car Park view).
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The location is decent. It just a walking distance to waterfront, shopping mall, park and museum. The hotel still maintain their colonial & classic décor in the building. A friend of mine who join the trip complaint about the lift. There was a smell that is too strong inside it.

My room is superior room facing the car park. What a bad view. The room is of course decorated with classic style. But sadly it look pretty old and tired. Most of the lights in my room are too dim. I'm not sure about the cleanliness (because of the dim light) but the room looks clean. The toilet also clean but the hair dryer smells like burning when I use it. Basic amenities provided but no tooth brush.

Buffet breakfast is normal not superb. Just can be rate as okay. One thing I can remember is the bread pudding. Yummy! However, almost same menu during my 2 days stay. In my opinion,they should serve some local dishes at the breakfast buffet. It will help introducing the guest with cultures and famous dishes in Kuching.

Receptionist staffs are friendly but not very helpful with information.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg | Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 47 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an advantageous strategic location, only 15 minutes from the airport, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city's historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching's landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront and Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is home to 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The Hotel offers comprehensive facilities including Wi-Fi access, health centre, gym, swimming pool and sauna, all of which ensures a pleasurable stay for guests. The Hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets: Ristorante Beccari, the award-winning Italian restaurant; Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant; Victoria Arms, the English pub; Yn Cellar; La Habana Cigar Divan; and its cafe bistro, Seattle Coffee & Tea. ... more   less 
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Merdeka Palace Kuching
Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites Kuching, Sarawak

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