Merdeka Ex-Palace would be the right name for it. A once most grand hotel in Kuching has lost it's touch. The lift card reader wasn't sensitive enough we need to keep trying for several times in order to go up to our room. Wallpaper are torn here and there. TV was an old square box tv which needed major repair. Air conditioning isn't cold enough, I can sleep without any blankets. Room center control doesn't work properly some lights doesn't turn on. My first day there was greeted with power trip in my room & my colleague's room. Another downside is it's internet, though it provide complementary internet access, guest need to go down to the receptionist to request for a password every 24hrs to register. This i think is very inconvenient for guest.
Overall i think this hotel need to beef up if it want to be the best hotel in Kuching again as they're situated in a very strategic location plus the service wise is good, their staff is very friendly.
- 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