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Harbour View Hotel
Ranked #20 of 54 Hotels in Kuching
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“so so”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good location: near the waterfront, there is a temple in front of the hotel, near the oldest streets of Kuching. Room is alright, bathroom could do with some upgrading, for example a new shower curtain. Breakfast is alright, not much catering for western tourists, but that is understandable as there are not many western tourists at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This hotel is located very near to the Waterfront with a great view of the river (if you take higher floor on the Waterfront side). You will enjoy the morning, afternoon and evening view of the river from your hotel room. You can walk to the Waterfront food area, Hills Shopping Mall and Riverside Complex. If you walk through the Chinatown, you can reach Plaza Merdeka in 10-15 minutes.

It is a simple and ordinary hotel so don't expect too much. It is old and a bit weary but maintained. At least the hotel is satisfactory to me. The receptionists are attentive and the Wireless (Internet) is free. The room is small but comfortable: it has LCD TV and a nice sofa.

If you have choice to have breakfast included, just take the breakfast. The restaurant here offer a good breakfast food choice.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night at the end of May 2014. Room size is quite ok but bed lousy. It is soft and tends to roll into the center whenever you sleep. Toilet needs some upgrading. Location of hotel is ok but the shops around there closes quite early. There is a seafood area on the 6th floor of a building just up the road but we find the food just quite ordinary. If you are willing to pay more, there are better hotels up there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here by Dec 2011 for 4 nites. The hotel is new and clean. No swimming pool. The location is good. The shopping mall Parkson is within walking distance. The hotel is close to jetty. The famous temple is just beside the hotel. The price is moderate. We were very happy stayed here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

For the price of RM150 it is worth the stay. Located strategically (walking distance) to the waterfront.

Booking and check-in process was fast and professional.

The only flaw is that the hotel need major refurbishment throughout especially the rooms.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Sabah, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

stayed here for two nights in january 2014. location is good .. it's near the river and nearby to food outlets and souvenier stalls along the sarawak river. did not sample the food at their restaurant. service was quite good and room is acceptable at the price charged.

however, was not happy as unfortunately there was a power trip during my stay. a colleague who stayed at the 8th floor has to use the stairs and he was quite unhappy. should divert power to their in-house generator (if any) if there is a power shortage. quite dangerous if anybody is trapped in the elevator.

overall i would say its average.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have stayed at the Harbour view many times over the years and have been reasonably happy with the staff and the facilities , but sadly the condition of the hotel has deteriorated to the point where not even it's excellent position in Kuching will have me stay there again . It has become run down dirty and tired , the bathrooms are a disgrace , and even the hitherto great breakfast has become stale and old hat. Lift your game Harbour View you are capable of better .

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Harbour View Hotel
Address: Lorong Temple, Kuching 93100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 54 Hotels in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 245
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