We booked a superior double but ended up paying more for an executive suite (the 2 room categories in between were fully booked). The standard room was too small and basic. The executive room was lovely but by taking that, we ended up paying more than we had really wanted to.
The plus points: friendly staff, breakfast is surprisingly good for a small hotel - I loved the lime marmalade. The transfer service is excellent and good value. The food in general is good - we had dinner and were happy with it. As others have said, the location is good, only a short walk to the waterfront.
The wifi was experiencing problems when we were there. At peak times, it was impossible to use as web pages timed out before the server could connect. This may have been a temporary blip though as there was some work being carried out on the cables by the service provider. They have a couple of computers in reception if you need to use them.
Although all the staff were friendly, I felt they were limited by a bit of a 'budget hotel' mentality - you can have anything you want as long as it's allowed by the rules. For example, you need a key card to access the floors via the lift and obviously to power the room but there was only one key card allowed per room. This meant that if I wanted to stay in the room whilst my husband popped out for something, I either had to sit in a warm, dark room or he couldn't get back in because he needed the key card for the lift. We tried asking for a second one but it was not allowed as they only had one card allocated to each room. The staff did suggest that in an instance like that, he could just ask reception to use theirs to enable him to access the lift floors but you don't want to have to wait and ask before getting back to your room - especially when reception are busy checking in / out & dealing with other guests. This was not the only example but I don't need to go on - it's just to illustrate that simple little things like this can disappoint.
I think my expectations were higher than they should have been based on the high Trip Advisor score and pictures from their website. But the stay was fine. The exec room was lovely and I would recommend booking that - based on the price of that room though, I'm not sure how competitive that makes this hotel compared to others.
I'd recommend if you're looking for a well-located budget hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in the Kuching city centre and adjacent to the charming Chinatown Padungan area, this non-smoking boutique hotel offers 50 rooms and suites equipped with free wi-fi internet access throughout the hotel, complimentary breakfast, built-in universal sockets, LCD TVs, plush bedding and rain-showers - all for the comfort of sophisticated travellers today. As a unique, eco-conscious and trendy hotel with a passion for limes, The LimeTree Hotel offers an exciting dining experience at its Cafe Sublime with local, international and vegetarian delights. LimeLight Rooftop Lounge serves signature lime cocktails over breathtaking views of the city and river. Our highly motivated team are eager to welcome all guests to enjoy a LimeTree experience in Kuching. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Limetree Hotel Kuching
- The LimeTree Hotel Kuching, Sarawak