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Batu Bata Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 81 Kuching B&B and Inns
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“New, clean, bright! Fantastic staff!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Our first stay on Borneo was fantastic at this lovely Guesthouse. The helpfull staff is friendly and warm. The small smart rooms are clean and without bathroom. But shared bathroom is clean and I dare say that they have the best showers in Kuching. Breakfast is included and also coffee and tea. Location is perfect. Right next to 7/11 on Jln Carpenter.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Steven V
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Hello there..! Thank you for your lovely review. It is pleasure to have you and your wife as our guests here. We are delighted to know that you love our showers and most of all had an enjoyable stay with us. We value your comments and looking forward to see you again.

We wish you, and you partner all the best and good luck in all your travelling adventures and undertakings. Regards from all of us here at Batu Bata Guesthouse.
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Brand spankin' new. Batu Batu is a great guesthouse about half a block down from its sister guesthouse Mr. D's B&B.

Cozy dark decor, computer with fast Internet for the renting, a cute balcony in the back, incredibly sweet and friendly staff, Indo coffee and tea always up for grabs. Showers are shared but there are plenty and they're spotless. Hot-warm water, a luxury when backpacking. Rooms were simple but spotless. Blankets and towels supplied (another rarity). A great deal for what you get - $15 bucks for a double bed and I believe for the dorms it's $5-6 or something. Location is right between Chinatown and India street, very close to waterfront and a mall around the corner if you have the need.

Great place, I wish them luck in what seems to be a growing city.

  • Stayed March 2013
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1 Thank JoJongsma
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hi there Alyssa! Thank you for your lovely review..! It is good to know that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We appreciate it so much for choosing us as your accommodation and included us into your travelling experience. Hope that you have arrive your next destination to Cambodia safely!
Looking forward to see you again and good luck in your career and all your undertakings.. See you again and take care!
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Bucks UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for what was, in the end, about a week in Feb 2013.
This place is owned by the same guy that owns Mr D's down the road (featured in LP and other guides)
Both he and his family and staff that look after the place were so friendly and helpful; they made what would have been an enjoyable trip into something that felt very special and memorable
The beds are very comfy, all rooms have shared showers but special attention has been paid to them - they are huge waterfall style showers - ones you would normally find in expensive boutique hotels :)
Fan rooms don't have windows (something that you find in most Malaysian city hotels) and can therefore be a little warm during the night - but if this bothers you, spring for an a/c room!
The location is pretty spot on being in the middle of China town and one street back from the waterfront
All in all if (when!) we return to Kuching this will be the place we stay - thank you Mr Has and Patricia!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alcopop
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Hi there Anna and Matt! Wow your review is amazing..thank you so much for that. So glad thay both of you liked our place. It is a pleasure for us as a team here to know that we did a good job making your stay a good one here in Kuching. We will improve on what that is weak, and provide the best in our services.
We will miss you and really looking forward to see you and Matt again. Thank you again for having us as a part of your travelling journey. Wishing the both of you good luck and all the best! From Mr. Has, me and our team.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I actually looked for a long time before finding this place and trust me if you want to stay in Kuching and you are on a certain budget you can't go wrong. The location which is situated just at the heart of Kuching is one of the A+ point. You can found it hiding just in between the old rustic shops here at Chinatown Carpenter Street. Kopitiams (typical chinese eating joints), antique shops selling unique finds, museums, and even the latest shopping mall are all just withing walking distance. How more strategic can this place be? :D
I can describe the owner and the staff of this place with one word- AMAZING. They are passionate about making sure you are happy with your stay and go out of their way to ensure it. You'll never feel homesick as they'll treat you as part as their very own extended family. One evening, the owner even brought me for dinner and told me all that I need to know bout this majestic city. And God knows how I, as a tourist appreciated that.
I was in Kuching for 3 nights and i was glad that I have chosen this place. My room was incredibly cozy with decorations that can only be found in Sarawak. I would definitely recommend my friends and family back home to come here as I know I would the second time around I'll come to Kuching.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank anneannelaa
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Hello Ms. Anne! Thank your for your lovely review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and also find the suroundings more lively than you've expected. We are more than happy to meet a wonderful and cheerful guest like you and we appreciate it that you find this place suitable for everyone. Thank you for joining us for dinner and we are looking forward to see you here again soon. All the best in your journey to discover the other side of Malaysia that you have never been to! Take care!
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to stay just overnight but finally we enjoyd staying in this brand new place for 5 days. The rooms are lovely, absolutely clean and even in the ones without window you feel the atmosphere and design of the place ( I love the colors and the whole design of this guesthouse). Showers are amazing (with hot water) and I am pretty sure your going to love them - I do! ;-) There is also a beatiful small terrace where you can have your breakfast or read the book. The location cannot be better, you are just in the middle of everything (information center, shopping mall, river, bus station, foodcourts, market - all just a minute of walk).
But the very best of this place are the people! All the staff here is sooo nice, anytime ready to help you with anything, all the time with the smile on their faces. You are treated in this place like a kings! This is the way how to run the business...

To staff: Thx again a lot for all the amazing care and wish you many satisfied customers. You are definately the loveliest place we have stayed in the last 4 months of our travel!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Helenacho
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello there! We are very pleased that you have decided to stay longer with us. Thank you for such a wonderful and detailed review. We highly appreciate that you took much interest in our shower and the place itself (cheers to know that you love the colours!) Your review has very much brought an encouragement to us especially about our smiles! (very much flattered, tq), also its a good motivation for us to keep up with the good job and will never stop improving ourselves to have a happy and satisfied guests as a result. Your lovely remarks will always be in our heart. We wish you and your husband a happy and wonderful life together..forever! All the best and our Batu Bata Guesthouse door are always open for you guys. Take care!
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pontianak
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place with fresh chic decor is in a great location and is good value. Rooms are small but tasteful and comfortable. The staff are friendly. Easy for me to highly recommend this place to anyone
Leave you shoes or whatever at the door and use the slippers provided. Also has really nice roof terrace for eating and even sunbathing. Wifi and tea coffee for when you're not out exploring or strolling along the river front nearby

Room Tip: Stayed in room with AC first. After retuning from our excursion we stayed in a dbl room with fan whi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 408Adam
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hello and thank you for staying with us! We are happy to have you and your partner as our guest here. Now and then we will always try to assist our guests with their needs and try to make them feel at home. Most appreciative of all, you are such a humble and easy to get along person. Mr. HH wants you to know that he is looking forward to see you again. Its a pleasure and delight to share many interesting and exciting things with you. We hope that you'll come back and good luck with all you undertakings!
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2013

New place on the first floor right next to the 7-11 at the start of Carpenter st., which is good situated base for almost everithing in Kuching.
Very cleen. We stayed in cheap simple double room without window (50 RM/night), common bathroom, wifi free, breakfast (toast with butter, jam or peanut butter included. You can use small kitchen (toaster, hot watter and fridge with softdrinks).
Staff is really friedly and helpful. (They hid our shoes, which we dry on the roof, when it began to rain and gave them back again, when the sun was back). Owner took us to dinner on Chinese New Year.
Laundry is also possible.

Very good value for money.

Room Tip: We stayed in the first on the left in front office corridor (double room without window)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Toffmeister
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PatriciaNeita, Manager at Batu Bata Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Hello there! Thank you for taking your time to a write a review on us. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable and a comfortable stay here at Batu Bata Guesthouse. I have shared your comments to our staff and we appreciate it so much. We look forward to welcome you here again in the future! We wish you and your partner all the best for your travelling adventures and good luck.
Take care!
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Property: Batu Bata Guesthouse
Address: No. 8 1st Floor, Carpenter Street | China Town, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
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Ranked #10 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Batu Bata Guesthouse offers you one of the best lodging you can find here in Kuching. We are here because we know we can provide you everything you need in a modest, yet efficient way. Assisting you with guides and informations, and also to make sure comfort and happiness is there during your stay. With a rustic concept, you can feel the ambience straight away as one enters the place. We appreciate bricks here as Batu Bata means bricks in Malay. There is cement screed floors and counters, antique vase, unique plants, handicrafts decor, classic radio and music player, photographs of tribal people and warriors, bamboo shelves, naked brick walls and many more. We have 30 beds here, and our beautiful outdoor balcony with amazing view available on both floors. Our amazing shower tops it off with high power flow from the ceiling shower head not only for a place to bath, but also to refresh your mind when taking a bath. Our amenities here are laundry service, book exchange, free Wi-Fi accessible through top floor, PC, TV room, breakfast area, kitchen, luggage storage and many more. ... more   less 
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