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“nice place to stay with friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Harbour View Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lorong Temple, Kuching 93100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Kuching
Sibu, Malaysia
1 review
“nice place to stay with friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

i, for one, whenever i have time to go to Kuching, be it on vacation or on official business, will go to this hotel first. Not unless it's full, or beyond my means, only then i go for another place, with a heavy heart, of course. I love HarbourView @ HV as it is known locally.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geraldine L, Manager at Harbour View Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for your compliment and glad to hear that we are your number 1 prefered hotel in Kuching.

We look forward to welcoming you again at "HV"!

Regards
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you are working with a budget of USD 60 per night - then this is the best hotel for that value in Kuching. It is right in the middle of town near all the best bars, cafes, local coffee shops, and shopping malls and the extra bonus is it's literally a 2 minute walk from the Kuching waterfront! I like to run in the mornings and it was really super convenient to run every morning right outside my hotel by the waterfront. There are several great Chinese coffee shops around the left of the hotel, about 1 minute walking distance away... which serves my absolute FAVORITE local noodle dish, 'mee kolok' which is an instant noodle type noodle served either dry or in a soup with caramelized pork slices on top. Absolute HEAVEN. If you want to grab a nice cold beer at the waterfront while watching the sunset I recommend the James Brooke Bistro. You can't beat a USD 3 dollar beer with a great view! There are a couple of really cool restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. If you want an old school funky deco type restaurant and bar, try The Junk and Bla Bla Bla. They serve dinner and both have a bar for drinks after if you fancy.

In terms of my sleep quality. This hotel was good. The bed was nice. The bathroom was clean. And I couldnt hear any noise from the street below. So all light sleepers.... BOOK this hotel!!

Room Tip: Choose a high floor, facing the waterfront. The view will take your breath away EVERY MORNING.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geraldine L, Manager at Harbour View Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your generous compliment! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the breath taking view from your room.

We strive to provide the best service to all our guest and we hope to see you again soon.

Regards!
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Seminyak, Indonesia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

One of my favorite place to stay in Kuching. The hotel staff were nice and friendly. Breakfast was good, too. There are also many food stall near by the hotel area. Water front is within distance. Shopping center is just around 10 minutes walk from hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geraldine L, Manager at Harbour View Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for choosing us as your prefered hotel in Kuching. It's been a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you soon!

Meanwhile, regards and take care
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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10 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Near to food and shopping and a Cinema right next to it. My usual hotel each time I'm in Kuching. Just across the road is the river taking a stroll by the river is relaxing or having a cup of coffee by the river to help clear the mind.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geraldine L, Manager at Harbour View Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you for your time to review our hotel. We are also glad that you liked our location and you were able to relax at the waterfront.

We hope to see you again soon!
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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We have read in the "lonely planet " about this hotel and expected a good hotel. But is was not more than 3 star. The room we had was very small and all the things looked a bit worn out. The service staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast a bit meager.
Positiv is the center location of this hotel, but that it is really. Do not expect to much.
This hotel was part of a round trip, so I cannot say anything about the price relation.
Good enough for a stay of 1 or 2 days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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loomis ca
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294 reviews 294 reviews
124 hotel reviews
Reviews in 125 cities Reviews in 125 cities
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stumbled on this after returning early from Bako. It was recommended by a guide we ran into. Good mid range price, modern, nice amenities, beautiful view, pretty clean. We were very pleased and would definitely return. Great location just a few blocks from the esplanade. This hotel seems to cater to Asian families rather than westerners. A definite plus. They seem to know good value

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

The hotel location is so strategic. We rented a car for our holiday but decided to walk bcause it is very near to the main bazaar n the watefront!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harbour View Hotel

Address: Lorong Temple, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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Harbour View Hotel Kuching, Sarawak

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