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Basaga Holiday Residences
Ranked #1 of 81 Kuching B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Basaga March 2013”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Awesome hotel, really friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. Was brilliant that the hotel could sort out everything from airport transfers to day trips and had a great restaurant to eat in... pretty much provided everything from under one roof. Will definitely use it again!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have stayed in Kuching five times this year while exploring Borneo. I stayed at Basaga three times based on the trip advisor reviews and cost but have now switched my preference to the gateway hotel near the waterfront for the same price Basaga is just not located well within Kuching for any meaningful function: you have to depend on the infrequent shuttle or "taksi's" to get to the waterfront, there are no nearby stores to get supplies or munchies (20 mIn walk to nearest mall), no laundry except the hotels outrageously priced service, no restaurants other than Basaga (albeit it is good). We we're essentially trapped. If your only spending a day or two and can organize your schedule around the shuttle it would be a good choice. But if your planning to spend most of your time in the busier waterfront district, eat at Top Spot or other top restaurants, or get reorganized for your next excursion (like we did) then there are better located hotels with good service, higher standards, and lower cost.

Room Tip: make sure they put you in the newer addition across the courtyard. The old section is in need of re...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends and it was awesome. The rooms are spacious and very clean.Restaurant and surroundings are excellent. Only downside was the noise from the nearby roads. Food in the restrnt was good.Stayed here for the rainforest festival and loved the place.Its very comfortable and you will want something like this when ur back from a tired day of sight seeing. It was more like home than a hotel.Only thing is its pretty far from the festival site and also the town so unless you have your own/rented car staying here is not a good option.We rented our own car so getting around was no problem at all.We actually got an upgrade to a better room upstairs of the main house.dunno hw the poolside rooms are but the ambience is superb escp at nite.Good for couples and group stays.Laundry service is available and its done well.

Room Tip: Main house rooms upstairs are very good.but once the balcony is open or ur out in the patio its pret...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Decent enough hotel. Food reasonably priced for the area and excellent compared with other restaurants. The staff very friendly and helpful. A little out of town but the hotel supplied a free bus shuttle to town, about 5 or 10 mins away. Nice pool but suffered from receiving a daily dose of fallen leaves. Beer expensive. One beer 18 RM, but I am comparing with Cambodia, so I guess cheap compared with Australia.

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Singapore
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed in the veranda rooms with family and friends

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Beautiful setting in tropical gardens
Good restaurant with western and local dishes and outdoor seating
Nice pool to cool down after day trips
Clean big rooms with common veranda to chill out (upstairs rooms)
Staff at reception provide friendly and efficient service

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Too many mosquitos outdoors.. need mosquito spray handy
Bathrooms have minimal fittings.. could be better
Breakfast is good.. but, not much selection of fruits and fresh juices

Room Tip: Choose upstairs veranda rooms in the poolside building
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Tennant Creek, Australia
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Really enjoyed my stay here and can highly recommend it to anybody visiting Kuching. The pick up from airport was good. Is not too far from the river front and city and we walked in to the city from here. The food in the restaurant was really nice and the local dishes were excellent also. Staff were very friendly. It is situated in the middle of a city but it does not have the city feel to it as it has a lot of trees around it that block out the city. This was my first visit here but it was my sisters second visit and we will defintly be back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

the pleace is really cosy,the rates are reasonable (fairly cheap actually), and the food is great!! we rented a car as the city centre is like 20-30 mins away on foot. not more that 30 rooms (i guess). getting in after midnight is a bit of a problem sinde they don,t have any door bells or interkom to call up the security (they close up their main gate after midnight)we remember waiting for 3-4 minutes for the security guards to open up the main gate.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Basaga Holiday Residences
Address: Lot 69-70 Jalan Tabuan, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Basaga Holiday Residences 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Basaga! Basaga is located in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, an island long known for its rich history, culture and eco-tourism. Our property is a truly unique hotel and travel accommodation concept with a great environment and almost resort-like relaxing atmosphere, unlike any that is currently available in the urban Kuching area. Nestled in a secluded, well wooded private property just a mere 7-minute drive away from the City center, Basaga features an exclusive number of 33 well-appointed rooms with full in-room amenities, an annex which houses a private dormitory and leisure facilities contained on the property grounds for our guests' convenience. Basaga's innovative room products and range of services can accommodate the varying needs of tourists and travelers, offering good service, private seclusion with great value for money. It’s more than just a hotel - it’s your residence while in Sarawak. ... more   less 
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