Looking at all these reviews now I think that we must have stayed at the resort at just the right time. There was hardly a soul there (end of Ramadan). We spent 3 nights in one of those beach side chalets and payed probably a quarter of what they usually go for. We had a beautifully decorated room. There was original Iban tribal gear and art on the walls which we loved. Come breakfast time there were never a lot of other guests around so we had mountains of buffet food to ourselves. The choice was nothing like I have ever seen before - it was excellent. What they do need to work on is the service. Hotel employees in the restaurant areas were sometimes clustered together somewhere talking to each other when there was no one to wait the tables. Fortunately, it wasn't always like that. We thought the layout of the resort was great and had a nice scenic walk checking out all the different accomodations at least from the outside. The empty hillside huts looked interesting. There was a beautiful infinity pool up there that was for everyone's use. A sole pool keeper was sitting there with no one splashing around. The resort beach is ok. There are rocks on one side, but also lots of nice sand with coconuts lying around here and there. The problem with the water is that it is not nice and blue but rather brownish. I suppose this is due to the big tropical river system that empties into the South China Sea nearby in Kuching. I wonder though if the sea ever does clear up a little bit during the year. I did go swimming there and it was really warm. We would stay in this resort again at the right price and time. I would not pay a 4-star hotel rate.
Everyone who stays at the resort should check out the Cultural Village nearby. The tribal people who work and live there are super friendly and happy to tell you all about life in the Borneo jungle. The tribal dance show was as touristy as it gets but pretty cool anyways.
Take a tour with Matahari to see the river dolphins and crocodiles!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between the panoramic South China Sea and legendary Mount Santubong, Damai Beach Resort offers wide ranges of accommodation & facilities to suit every holiday makers needs. Main swimming pool for adults & kids is ideally located at the main building while another pool, secluded on the Hilltop has a breathtaking view of both the mountain and the sea. 5 F&B Outlets, convenient shop, souvenir shop, Tour Agent counter, Recreation Centre, Business Centre, Spa & Wellness, Shuttle service are some of facilities offered. Catering & Events caters from small meeting to large conference besides private parties and Weddings & other special moments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Damai Beach Hotel Kuching
- Damai Beach Kuching
- Holiday Inn Kuching
- Damai Beach Resort Kuching, Sarawak