Four of us stayed here for 5 nights in September, and had a really great time. Two of us needed a relaxing break, and got it! The other two wanted a jumping off place for trips to Baco National park, and a two-day long-house visit, and it was ideal.
Echoing previous reviewers, you do feel like a guest rather than a customer here. The rooms are really excellent, and are beautifully clean; the pool is wonderful, and the cooking is great. But the welcome and the friendliness are what really set the Village House apart.
Minor negatives; food and drink are perhaps a little dearer than we expected, and the local beach isn't suitable for swimming. Also the broadband is horribly slow. And there are bicycles available free of charge, but they are small, and poor quality.
But these are negligible issues set alongside the overwhelming sense of welcome that envelopes you here. And what can you say about a hotel/restaurant where they are really happy to call the local Chinese fish restaurant for you ("the Beach"; excellent) and arrange for the restaurant to send a car to pick you up for supper? This is their competition for your dinnertime funds!
We loved this place, and can't commend it highly enough for anyone who wants a taste of real quality at what is still an affordable price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden down a dusty track, just 100metres from the beach in the friendly village of Santubong, The Village House offers the tranquility and service that most travelers crave. The traditional Malay-style stilted rooms and the many chill out areas are decorated using local materials and Sarawakian handicrafts, and this together with the warm and friendly staff ensures that you too feel the welcoming hospitality for which Sarawak is famous. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Village House Hotel Kuching
- The Village House Kuching, Sarawak