Sarawak is such an intriguing place to visit. It’s one of the Malaysian states located on the large island of Borneo. There is so much to do, and, to make the most of your trip, you certainly need to stay at the best places in the Malaysian state. Keep reading to discover interesting and recommended hotels in Kuching, Miri, and Bintulu:
1. Hilton, Kuching
Cost: from 300 MYR (73.40 USD) per night for a double room (subject to change depending on the season)
Hilton is a trusted brand, known for the great services provided by the 4-star hotels. The Hilton Kuching is situated overlooking the Sarawak River. This hotel is located very close to all important sightseeing spots, such as the Sarawak State Museum and the city’s famous cat statues. It is also a short distance from Fort Margherita.
You can make full use of the free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast is provided to all guests. All suites have living rooms; there are kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs in some too, and some bathrooms have marble floors.
The rooms provide nice city views. Tired after all your sightseeing? Take advantage of room service! Other facilities in the hotel include bars and restaurants, including a posh steak restaurant. There is also a gym and an outdoor pool.
2. Imperial Hotel, Kuching
Cost: from 169 MYR (41.30 USD) per night for a Superior Twin Room
A 4-star hotel located in the heart of the city of Kuching, the Imperial Hotel is just a few minutes’ drive from Kuching International Airport. This hotel was voted among the best hotels in Sarawak in 2015. There is free breakfast, availability of a gym, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception services, a restaurant, and a swimming pool, among other standard things expected of a 4-star hotel. Right across the road, you can find a lot of street vendors selling delicious local fare.
Rooms are en suite and bathrooms have free toiletries. Room amenities include satellite TV, a safety deposit box, air-conditioning, a seating area, and facilities for making yourself a hot drink.
3. Citadines Uplands, Kuching
Cost: from 212 MYR (51.80 USD) for a double room
Citadines Uplands is housed within an attractive and colourful building. It is an apart-hotel, with a choice of studios or 1 or 2 bedroom serviced units. Each has an en suite bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, contemporary interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Room facilities include air-conditioning, a safe, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi.
The property is located close to the Sarawak Museum and is a short drive from Fort Margherita. A complimentary continental breakfast is provided for guests. Other hotel facilities include a gym, a kids’ pool, and an outdoor pool for adults to enjoy.
4. Marco Polo’s, Kuching
Cost: from 35 MYR (8.60 USD) per night in a mixed dormitory with a shared bathroom
This is a highly-recommended backpackers’ guesthouse in Kuching. The guesthouse is located just 10 minutes from Kuching waterfront, India Street, and Chinatown, right at the heart of the city. Also, its proximity to Kuching International Airport (just a 15-minute drive away) makes its location even more appealing. Around the property you will find lots of food options, including street-food hawkers.
There are private en suite rooms, private rooms with shared bathrooms, and dormitories with shared bathrooms. All have air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the property. Free parking, a communal kitchen, and a lounge add to the appeal.
5. Singgahsana Lodge, Kuching
Cost: from 101 MYR (24.70 USD) per night for a standard room (twin beds) with shared bathroom
Singgahsana Lodge is a highly-recommended backpacker hostel offering great service for very affordable rates. The interiors are aesthetically pleasing, reflecting the local arts and crafts. The lodge is located a short distance from the airport. From the lodge, most of the interesting sites are within walking distance, for example the waterfront, and the Chinese History Museum. Singgahsana Lodge is just 15 steps from the famous Tua Pek Kong Temple, which is one of the oldest in the state.
You can choose between a bed in a dormitory, a private room with a shared bathroom, or a private room with an en suite bathroom. All rooms have air-conditioning.
Relax on the rooftop and watch TV, access free Wi-Fi in common areas, mingle in the lounge, chill out in the bar, and take advantage of the helpful recommendations offered by the friendly members of staff.
6. Village House, Kuching
Cost: from 334 MYR (81.70 USD) for a double room, bed in a dormitory costs from 123 MYR (30 USD) per night
As the name suggests, the property is so typical of a village house. It offers an interesting and exciting experience with good standards of comfort. The wood used to build Village House is authentic, as it would be in a local’s home. There are private rooms as well as a dormitory, catering to different budgets.
Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and mosquito nets help to promote a good night’s sleep. Bathrooms have hot water.
The common area features a TV, games, and a reading area, and other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a restaurant, gardens, and tour-booking services.
Do note that children under the age of 12 are not permitted to stay at Village House.
7. Royal Mulu Resort, Miri
Cost: from 288 MYR (70.40 USD) for a large room that can house 6 people
Royal Mulu Resort is located about 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) from the picturesque Gunung Mulu National Park. If you are going to climb Gunung Mulu or explore the beautiful caves, a stay at this resort is highly recommended.
The 3-star traditional longhouse-style accommodation offers all the essential comforts along with amazing views and scenery. The en suite air-conditioned rooms have a balcony, TV, kettle, and desk. Resort facilities include a restaurant, bar, tour desk, and gift shop.
8. Miri Marriott Resort and Spa, Miri
Cost: from 300 MYR (73.40 USD) per night
This 5-star luxury property is located facing the South China Sea and is a short drive from the Taman Awam at Miri. The airport is about 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) from the hotel. Additionally, Miri Marriott Resort and Spa is about 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from the famous Grand Old Lady, the site of the first oil well in Sarawak / Malaysia, and just a 5-minute walk from the beach!.
Relax in the spa, stroll in the extensive lush gardens, and enjoy the BBQ facilities. Other resort facilities include a gift shop, a fitness centre, a restaurant, a children’s play area, and a swimming pool.
The comfortable air-conditioned rooms come with balconies and en suite bathrooms that are complete with toiletries, slippers, bathrobes, and hairdryers. Other room amenities include satellite TV, a desk, a separate seating area, a mini-bar, and a safe. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
9. Grand Palace Hotel, Miri
Cost: from 157 MYR (38.40 USD) for a twin / double room
Located near the busy Pelita Commercial Centre, this is a preferred hotel for many business travellers visiting Miri. The hotel offers all the amenities you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, all at reasonable rates.
The large sound-proofed rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, drinks-making facilities, a mini-bar, wired internet, and a safe.
Enjoy a meal at the onsite Chinese restaurant, or grab some western fare at the onsite Western Palace Restaurant. Relax with a drink or to in the Broadway Lounge, and be sure not to miss happy hour! Other hotel facilities include a sauna, spa pool, outdoor pool, and modern fitness equipment. Meeting rooms are available.
10. Treetops Jungle Lodge, Miri
Cost: from 89.10 MYR (21.80 USD) for an economy double / twin room
Treetops Jungle Lodge is a terrific homestay in Miri. The property is located about 15 minutes’ walking distance from Siwak Beach. It is a beautiful and peaceful retreat to experience nature at its finest. Some other places of interest near the homestay include Lambir National Park, Bakam Village, and the Niah Caves. Additionally, it is located just 20 minutes from the airport and the heart of town.
Rooms have a balcony or a terrace, and you’ll find a pool and a bar onsite. The property is not suitable for children.
11. New World Suites, Bintulu
Cost: 305 MYR (74.60 USD) for a twin / double room per night
A 4-star hotel located in the heart of Bintulu town and at the doorstep of the popular ParkCity Mall, New World Suites is located about 25 minutes from the airport and can be used as a gateway for visiting Miri or Brunei. The rooms are up-to-date and elegantly furnished with all essential and standard amenities.
The large rooms have en suite bathrooms, a desk, a TV, and a mini-bar. As well as free parking and Wi-Fi, this accommodation features a restaurant / coffee shop, a fitness centre, and a business centre. Meeting rooms are available and the hotel has laundry facilities.
Enjoy the intriguing and enigmatic Sarawak
Choose one of these properties and enjoy a comfortable stay in Sarawak. With plenty of interesting places to explore and a wealth of experiences to be had, Sarawak is a prime destination for people seeking somewhere a little bit different. Uncover tales of fearsome headhunters, learn about the local culture, have adventures in nature, and more! Book your Sarawak hotel and have a fabulous time!
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