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Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The property was old, seriously needs some sprucing up. The room was in poor state, mouldy toilet tiles, poor lighting, walls that were peeling off from its paint. The furniture and fixtures were old. Only positive part is that the property is located at an accessible spot for you to walk around Kuching Waterfront, Malls, Restaurants etc. Besides it is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good location whereby the hotel is surrounded by most of the tourist spots which makes it a good choice. Staffs are friendly, most are keeping up the standard of 5 stars hotel. However, the interior of the hotel and rooms are showing up the age, need a lot of revamps n renovation to make it great again. Overall, it's still... More 

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad that your stay with us was a pleasant experience. So as not to disrupt our guests, we are slowly renovating the hotel's apartments and rooms. This will take time and hopefully, upon your next visit, you will be able to enjoy one of our renovated rooms. regards, Mark Ferguson... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room just nice but small. The food also nice and very friendly staff. From the pool side u can found a very nice view of Kuching City. The Old Musium, Yayasan Sarawak Building, Baitumal Building, Padang Merdeka.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being greeted by good and efficient staff and being brought into our spacious and well decorated suite. The problems began. The air condition in the hall was not working, making the air quality bad. It became better when we moved into a new room. Then there was no hot water in one of the rooms and the air quality... More 

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Sibu, Malaysia
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Needless to say. It's shiny. It's clean. It's friendly. It's affordable. Of course it's 5 stars hotel! Stayed a few times here for courses and holiday trip. Really love the room here. Big and spacious. You'll be surprise with the mid range price too. A stone throw away from Sarawak Muzium and a short walking distance to the Merdeka Mall... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The toilets are clean. Beds are comfortable. However my every visit, the walls are quite too old & worn out at the edges. Overall a great hotel also just a 5 minute walk to a mall that is now a hotel too. Most importantly theres Starbucks. They have a café & so far their pies & sandwiches are really good.... More 

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singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Room is clean. Breakfast is good and has a lot of foods. Waiters are very friendly. Front office is also very helpful even the bell boys are also very good in manners. The only problem is public transport is quite difficult to get here.

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments which I will share with our staff. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the Merdeka Palace. Our concerted efforts to improve service at the hotel are bearing fruit. I can empathize with your difficulties in using our public transport. I hope your overall experience in Kuching though was enjoyable.... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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226 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We stay 6 nights in this hotel . Well 5 star mmmmmm better 4 star . Staff and manager very friendly very help full .hotel is old so have a bit of patience with the internet and elevators . We had a large apartment and the price was ok .dit not see many foreigners mostly malaysia people. Get a free... More 

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel which I will share with our staff. Merdeka Palace is a 4 star rated hotel in the historical centre of the city. We are surrounded by many heritage buildings and interesting places to visit. The Waterfront and the Main Bazaar is 5 minutes walk away. The museum is right next... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

+ great lobby area (piano player; historical furniture a.s.o.) + nice italian restaurant in the hotel, good cigar-bar and coffee-shop + close to shopping centre, chinatown and waterfront promenade + nice pool area but the sauna and steam-room should be cleaned an renovated + for the price I payed it was a very good choice - no free wife (neither... More 

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Kuching. Where we failed to meet your expectations, we apologise and we have taken extra efforts to ensure our facilities are clean and comfortable. best regards Mark Ferguson Hotel Manager More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Although the rooms seems quite small, but the price is cheep and the wifi network is good. Plus the breakfast was delicious, with a lot of option and great services from the staff. The check in and check out process is very fast and convenient. The bad side is just there is noting around to get a quick snack except... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $36 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 213
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Also Known As:
Merdeka Palace Kuching
Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites Kuching, Sarawak
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Kuching
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