Stayed at the 3-bedroom apartment with friends. Basically the master bedroom has a nice view with river view and with a bathroom ensuite, the second bedroom has a queen bed, but with glass door via living room, so there may not be that much privacy.. The other room has one super single bed. And these two rooms have a common bathroom. There is also a powder room on top of 2 bathrooms.
The kitchenette has a microwave and a kettle, but it was not well equipped with plates or silverwares. Only cups for coffees were available.
One of our friends requested for a baby cot, and the hotel staff said it was on the way. We had to call 3 times after waited for so long, only to be told on the 4th call that they did not have the baby cot..
I would say the service needs a lot of improvement. The housekeeping did not clean up the room well, and not all the towels were changed.
This place needs some uplift as it is very dated... Our room beddings still use those printed quilt which were already faded and it looks like it was from the early 90's...
On the plus side, parking are free, our suite are spacious, and the hotel is at a good location.
Will I come back again? Only if they do some uplifting... the hotel actually has potential.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Merdeka Palace Kuching
- Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites Kuching, Sarawak