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Batik Boutique Hotel

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38 Jalan Padungan, Kuching 93100 Malaysia
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#3 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
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The Batik is a lifestyle hotel set in the epicentre of Kuching's hustle and bustle. It caters to the needs of today's discerning business and leisure traveller sprinkled with a certain special touch. With its fifteen stylishly designed well-equipped rooms, unconventional hotel offerings and enthusiastic and ever-so-helpful team of hotel crew, The Batik is Kuching's first hospitality icon.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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Bryce A wrote a review Jan 2020
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
First, the positives: the Batik Boutique is in a great location, close to good restaurants, shopping, Chinatown, and the Kuching waterfront. The staff are also friendly and the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast. Our stay at the Batik Boutique, however, was not a pleasant one. As soon as we opened the door to our room, my wife and I were struck with the smell of dampness and mildew. It was not a faint odour that lingered in the air, but an almost overpowering stink. We opened the window to see if we could air the room out, only to discover ants and bugs crawling along the windowsill and across the bed head. We called down to reception about the bugs. Two people immediately came to the room with bug spray, sprayed the perimeter, and brushed the dead bugs from the pillows and bedspread. A surprisingly quick reaction, but no offer was made to change rooms so not a good start. My wife had been nursing a mild cold before we checked in, but the cold became much worse after just one night so we requested to change rooms. We were told the hotel was booked out, but maintenance would be by to have a look at the room. No one from maintenance or house cleaning entered the room that day. With only two nights remaining, we decided to stick it out. Probably not a wise decision, as our room—and at least one other across the hallway—experienced two power outages on the second night and the staff, although very friendly, did not communicate with each other. The hotel states in their information pack that they offer a complimentary shuttle service to the airport. However, it took four enquiries with three different staff members over 24 hours to determine that the service was unavailable. The Batik Boutique has the potential to be a very good hotel. But between the mildew, bugs, power outages, and lack of communication, our three-night stay over New Years was a disappointing one.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Fruitus wrote a review Jan 2020
Doha, Qatar186 contributions52 helpful votes
Great location and could be an amazing hotel. Why oh why do people not just do some maintenance and keep everything looking and working great. Some very good food nearby and lots of good bars etc; location is bang in the centre of town. If they did a bit more maintenance and spruced stuff up a bit, this would be a fantastic little boutique hotel, at the moment it’s an ex-boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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JamboME wrote a review Sep 2019
Manila, Philippines354 contributions81 helpful votes
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- Excellent location, close to the best restaurants, the waterfront, clubs, shopping, and shuttle vans. - Staff have personal experience with natural areas around town. - Hotel involved in community outreach. You may be invited to join them on trips. - No problem storing your bags in the afternoon after you check out. Details: Mini Fridge in the room. Iron and ironing board provided Satellite TV WiFi in room Free breakfast 7-10 AM Hotel bar Rooms non smoking, smoking area in garden Free coffee and tea in rooms
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Charlotte Tempel wrote a review Sep 2019
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Really lovely Hotel, in the middel of the city next to the river! Very friendly and caring people, and execellent breakfast. The rooms were clean and had many features, there was also good airconditioning.We really enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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JCI973 wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15 contributions19 helpful votes
Avoid this hotel - they may lose your booking! I booked this hotel several days before going on Hotels.com and received a confirmation of my booking. However, when I arrived at the hotel they were full - overbooked! Staff (Mr Dalis) were very rude and unhelpful in assisting me. It was late evening and due to the city marathon the next day it was difficult and costly for me to find another hotel. How can a hotel such as this not have even a basic understanding of how online booking sites work...
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Date of stay: August 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$41 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaSarawakKuching
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Batik Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Batik Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Monkeebar (0.1 miles), Tua Pek Kong (0.09 miles), and Upside Down House Kuching (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Batik Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Batik Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Batik Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Batik Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Batik Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lepau Restaurant, Chong Choon Cafe, and Choon Hui Cafe.
Does Batik Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Batik Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Batik Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Kuching.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Batik Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Batik Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hong San Si Temple (0.4 miles).
Is Batik Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.