I decided to spend time with my family at one of the serviced apartments hotel in Kuching. This serviced apartments, I can say it is quite new. So when I told them that I already booked a room, they really do not have any idea where is this apartment until I brought them here.
Place: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Price: RM 300+ (Agoda) per night for 1 apartment with 2 bedrooms
Address: No 55 Jalan Simpang Tiga 93350 Kuching Sarawak
It is not really situated at the center of Kuching, around 6.5km from the Waterfront. But it is situated just in front of The Spring Shopping Mall, which is excellent where you only need to cross the overhead bridge. Now, the new biggest shopping mall in Kuching, VivaCity Mega Mall just opened 3km from this hotel. It takes about 10min of drive to reaching Kuching Town (waterfront). The taxi ride will cost about RM17 during the day and about RM25 at night. Take a short stroll behind the hotel building and you will see a number of local cafes serving mouth-watering local and asian delights at a cheap price. There is a convenience store on the 1st floor but closes at about 8pm or earlier. There is also a 24hr foodcourt about 2min walk from the building.
The check-in was a breeze and the front desk staff were accommodating and efficient. At the swimming pool, I did not see any staff on watch. So, just watch out your children.
The environment is good for your family. As I am living in Kuching, staying here felt like I was really far from my home.
The rooms were extremely spacious and were equipped with a fully functioning kitchen and cable TV - which came in extremely handy on rainy days. They also provided the DVD player and Hi-Fi. The Masterbed room come with own TV and bathroom. So, basically, there are 2 bathroom in the hotel. We did not use their kitchenette as we worry it had been used to cook non-halal meal before. But the have stove, microwave, refrigerator and others. It was fine for us as we have a car and can drive to restaurant if we are hungry.
Their swimming pool is enormous. I am impressed really. It comes with 3 pools. One is for adult and quite long, one more is for children, and one more is like jacuzzi but without hot water. Really nice. I am sure your children will spend most of their stay at the swimming pool.
At the swimming pool area, it provided the BBQ facilities. They also provided gym facilities which is quite good. So you will not miss your work out during your vacation.
Wi-Fi, not that fast. That's all I can say.
When you stay at the 2 bedroom apartment, you will get free breakfast for 4 adults and 2 children. Variety of food is limited and quality is moderate. You need to claim the breakfast voucher at the hotel reception before you go to the breakfast every morning.
It is quite safe. The lobby of the hotel is situated at the upper ground of the mall. To go to the hotel floor, you need a room card for the elevator.
My family love this hotel, so am I. They had fun playing with the swimming pool. It is worth a money spend. So, if you have a big number of group, I recommend you to stay here.
TripAdvisor: Rank #6 out of #47
Disclaimer: This is the honest review after my stay in this hotel. My stay was by my own expenses and not sponsored by any agencies/company.