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The LimeTree Hotel
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in Kuching
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“we recommend it”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The staff at the reception and in the restaurants was very nice. The room's furnishing wasn't the newest but it was nice and comfortable. Kettle was there, tea, instant coffee was refilled every day. The room was clean and the window was big which was very nice, especially since nobody could see through from the outside. The laundry service was not too cheap but quick and really good (they made every single piece - even boxershorts - into a small package).
Breakfast was very good with continental, british, asian/local - there was something for everybody.
We enjoyed a three-course dinner at the rooftop which was good. The table was decorated and the waiter was very nice.
The staff helped us book day trips and was always there to help.
Free computer/internet use in the lobby. The hotel is close to the centre.
We can definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there whenever we return to Kuching.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

A pleasant place to stay for my quick over night stay in Kuching. Easy walk to the very pleasant waterfront and lots of Restaurants. They gave me 2 complimentary drink vouchers for their bar which closed at 10pm - I got there at 9.45pm and they were shutting, but they made me a couple of drinks which I took to my room.
Room was fine, clean and had all the basics plus a very cool international plug socket on the wall - what a good idea!
They do have the annoying practice of wanting to debit your credit card for 50MYR or having you pay them 50MYR cash as a sort of bond - even though the room was paid for, but they did refund it back in the morning with no worries. Normally a credit card number is sufficient and I have been ripped off elsewhere. But it was all ok here.

Room Tip: Got their shuttle to the Airport for 25MYR
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed 2 nights, rooms are small but very clean. It's recommended for budget's travellers.
It is also located in a good area, which can easily short walks to the restaurants to find food and city. Well done

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The limeTree is a terrific small hotel in Kuching. Our room was very spacious with a view of the river, a desk, couch, armchair and king bed. It was very clean and we'll supplied with a fridge, safe and four bottles of water a day. It is located in an excellent are, a short walk to restaurants and the river promenade. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have a shuttle that will take you to various sights at a comparable cost of a cab (which by the way is about 12 Ringgit around town). They also have a rooftop lounge with nice views of the city. Stay there you will like it.

Room Tip: Ask for a large king room with a view. The gift shop is good and the prices are only slightly higher...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seremban, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed 3 nights from 22nd March 2014. Arranged for pick up in advance from the airport at RM 25 for both of us. Stayed on the 4th floor, just adjacent to the lift entrance. No noise issues there. Some slight noise from the roadside traffic as our room was fronting the street but very tolerable.

Good location as food outlets and grocery stores nearby at the back street and convenient 15 mins walk to the Waterfront. The staff are very friendly. We got to know the owners, Mr and Mrs Tay and were cornered daily for a chat when we came down for breakfast :)-.

Have to get used to the overhead shower. Would have preferred a hand held one instead. Water pressure was good and very hot water delivered. Only complain by the missus was the tap at the sink as it had a knob which was difficult to rotate to get the water flowing. Hopefully management will look into this as old folks with arthritic hands and ladies may have difficulty with it. The air-con can be controlled and this was a plus point as wife does not like the temp too low
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Breakfast spread is reasonable and one must try the Sarawak Laksa which is served daily. The lime theme is ubiquitous, from the welcome complementary lime drink to the lime soap and shower gel in the bathroom. Toothbrush and toothpaste are available on request. Better to take or buy your own as the toothpaste is very small and flavor quite bland. And yes the rooftop is a good place to have a drink or two. Will recommended this hotel wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Juno Beach, Florida
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Very loud. We had room 315 & it sounded as if there were moto races outside of our window that went on past 1 AM.
Rooms are small but clean. Staff helpful & friendly. This is a VERY Kid-Friendly hotel. They're everywhere. Wifi is good. Breakfast was varied & plentiful.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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JTayKuching, Resident Manager at The LimeTree Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear sugarpie241,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your stay at our hotel. Our team had the pleasure of serving you and we are glad to learn that our breakfast and free wi-fi internet access had met your expectations.

We would like to apologise for the discomfort experienced from the noise disturbance as mentioned; we later discovered that the window of your room was faulty, leaving a gap through which noise may pass through. We have since further enforced sound dampening for the said window and we will constantly observe this matter. I am glad to know that once our Front Desk had been notified of this issue, a room change was arranged immediately for your stay.

It is through feedback like yours that we can monitor our standards of service, discover areas to improve and understand our guests better. We thank you again for your review and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. In the meantime, wishing you safe travels!

Best regards,

Julie Tay - Resident Manager
The LimeTree Hotel
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Based on reviews of others on Tripadvisor we selected the Lime Tree for our stays at Kuching. We stayed there three consecutive times within a span of 2 weeks with our 2 sons. The hotel is well located, not very far from the river. Rooms are simple but clean and the hotel has a small restaurant where also breakfast is served at the ground floor. You also can find a small shop there. The roof-top terrace is a nice play to go for a drink in the evening. The staff is extremely helpfull and friendly. We did not regret a single day to have selected this hotel. Free internet is available

Room Tip: Take a room at the back . These rooms are very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: The LimeTree Hotel
Address: Lot 317 Jalan Abell, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kuching
#2 Business Hotel in Kuching
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kuching
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The LimeTree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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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