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“My stay in merdeka palace” 1 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
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“My stay in merdeka palace”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Overall, i am satisfied with the room although it is small, and the tv is an old tv,its not led or flat screen tv..but im okay for that.what dissapoint is i've been told that my room did not have any wifi connection and i need to pay for internet access. I mean hello,even budget hotel do provide free wifi.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This hotel is in the centre of town and has a swimming pool and a gym. Better still - it has large two bedroom apartments for families at a very reasonable price. The hallway is battered and stinks of cigarettes, but the apartment is clean and spacious, with a kitchen, dining table, sitting room, two large bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stay 1 night with bikers group for Borneo trip, Standard room for 2 people are a bit small, but comfortable. Location in town center near shopping complex and others. Breakfast are ok with not much verity to chose, but local food just around the corner.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuching, Malaysia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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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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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