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“it was just okay...” 3 of 5 stars
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Telang Usan Hotel Kuching
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ban Hock Road,, Kuching 93724, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 47 hotels in Kuching
Bintulu, Malaysia
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“it was just okay...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night.

(+ve comments)
- The room was spacious.
- The receptionists were helpful and friendly.
- Check-in process went smoothly and fast :)

(-ve comments)
- When i first entered the room (2nd floor), it did not smell good or fresh.. perhaps the previous guest was a smoker or the room have not been used for a very long time. We had to get our own air freshener for the room...
- The pillow cases were smelly unfortunately. The pillows should be sunned or replaced!
- The towels were torn. It is high time to get new towels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The first time I stayed in this hotel was back in 2000 in a school trip to Kuching. My first impression was that this hotel looked kind of old and run-down. But don't let the exterior fool you! The rooms inside are very clean and nicely furnished with the basic stuff - TV, hot water flask, mini fridge, glasses, dressing table, side tables and lamp, sofa, etc.

The hotel is also very nicely and conveniently situated near Kuching waterfront. You can just take a nice short stroll (about 10 min) and you'll reach the bustling city area. It's also a stone's throw away from Top Spot Seafood Restaurant (a must-go in Kuching city for very affordable and delicious seafood).

The hotel staff are also very friendly and helpful. It helps alot that they speak fluent English as well! It's something rather unusual for a small hotel! Even for many of the larger, more expensive hotels that I've been to, some of the frontdesk service staff could hardly cough out a proper sentence in English!

Cost wise, Telang Usan Hotel's rates are almost unbeatable! For a nice, comfortable room, simple breakfast included, friendly and helpful hotel staff, and conveniently located near Kuching waterfront, I would have imagined that Telang Usan could have charged more! But they have kept their rates extremely affordable! This has got to be the best value-for-money hotel in Kuching!

It has been twelve years since my first visit to Kuching, and every time I'm there, I've always stayed in Telang Usan Hotel, and have never been disappointed. I've also recommended this place to all my friends who visited Kuching and all have nothing but good reviews about this place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had to re-arrange our reservation before traveling, and then decided to extend our stay, and this was all handled courteously and promptly (thank you, Audry!).

We found the hotel is in a quiet semi-undeveloped area, but set in a pleasant little garden, with a covered 'lodge' festooned with traditional artifacts, good to sit in when the temperature eases (or once you are used to the heat and humidity) and when it rains. The rooms are well-proportioned and the air conditioning excellent. There's a lift to all floors, and 24-hour reception. Laundry is done promptly and well.

The standard buffet breakfast (included in the room price) is fine, and special orders are generally really good. We quickly got used to the slightly idiosyncratic order of service of dishes (strange to us western folk, but quite normal in Malaysia, we found), and enjoyed laying bets as to which order (mine/his/first/main) would arrive first. The menu range is good, and vegetarian options can be provided. All in all, the staff cannot do enough to help.

It's close enough to walk to the riverside down-town area, the big new shopping mall, and a lovely public park, to satisfy most holiday makers. More distant visits and tours can be arranged by the hotel, or you can phone for a taxi or mini-bus and do it yourself. There is so much to see in and around Kuching, and this hotel makes a very nice, very good-value base. We'd gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed 5 nights in a renovated room on first floor. Nice bathroom, flat screen tv, king size bed, safe, complimentary bottles of water, coffee and tea. Friendly helpful staff! Breakfast was served à la carte because there were few clients at the time we were there. We also had a few western meals at the hotel that were good...beer was also cheap! It is not too far from town walking...there is a little short cut...ask the reception! We liked our stay at Telang Usan and would recommand it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Room was very spacious for two people sharing. Breakfast (included) was adequate. Additional requests, for iron, hairdryer, and extra towels, were helpfully provided, and hotel safe box was very well sorted. The hotel is near local bars, the laundry around the corner provides cheap laundry service and there is a supermarket nearby. A good location to explore the city for a few days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Good hotel for short stay - 3-5 days.
Not far from city center. Laundry is awful, but clothes was rewashed for free after complain.
Good breakfast. You can order any excursion from reception. Not far from hotel you can find motorbike rent (40ringgit). Wi fi is fast but is available only from lobby.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

When we first arrived there i have the impression that it was quite a walk from the main town but after 2 days, we kinda got used to it so it's ok i guess. The room was ok & spacious, although our bathroom has some blackish moldy thingy on d bottom side of the door (which was a big deal for someone a bit clean freak like me but my husband x seem to mind). The breakfast was nice but nothing special & d interior decor is quite nice as well (it's based on a Sarawakian tribe)

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ban Hock Road,, Kuching 93724, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #23 of 47 hotels in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Telang Usan Hotel Kuching 2.5*
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