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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kuching, Malaysia - Updated 2020

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The city of Kuching, a bustling and thrilling part of Malaysia’s Sarawak state, is a place that will appeal to visitors who enjoy a more offbeat alternative to the big-city attractions of Kuala Lumpur. Its magnificent waterfront, which runs along the Sarawak River, features markets and food vendors. Walk for a while along that waterfront and you will see some of the city’s monuments too. There are 19th-Century buildings such as Fort Margherita and the Astana. Visitors to the city - located on the island of Borneo - will find themselves enchanted by attractions as diverse as Bako National Park and the Kuching Cat Museum. If you’re looking for a quirky, fabulous holiday, then check out the Airbnb vacation rentals below.

1. Kai Joo Suites #1: Loft in the city (from USD 47)

This loft - one of three on offer from the same host - is recommended as a perfect place for couples, especially honeymooners. However, you could travel as a party of three and still enjoy the wonderful 360-degree views that this top-floor apartment offers. Restaurants, both sit-down and take-out, are plentiful and within minutes of walking there is a bustling shopping mall. The accommodation also offers a kitchenette with a microwave. It’s not enough to rustle up a three-course meal but is perfect for rustling up something simple. There is also a WiFi-ready media player with plenty of pre-loaded films and shows.

Kai Joo Suites #1: Loft in the City
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
177 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air con and fan nice and quiet
wonderful view and very comfortable stay
the apartment itself is really lovely with aircon a fridge nice bathroom and good views
lovely room at the top of a cafe with some view over the area outside
fast wifi very clean and tea kettle available
very clean tidy and comfortable
it is as described clean and comfortable
the apartment was exactly as advertised very clean comfortable and nicely presented
great hosts clean central location
accommodation was as expected : clean spacious quiet and nice apartment to stay
thank you to host reuben and joycelyn
hosts were helpful and communicative
joycelyn our host was very responsive & helpful
the host was really helpful in providing some info for us to travel around
the hosts were very friendly and helpful
great location central but quiet
its perfect location in central kuching
completely central near all major points of interest
also the location is strategically very good: 2min walk to a big shopping mall (incl
great location love the interior
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2. Cosy apartment in Kuching with high-speed fibre Internet

This three-bedroom condo apartment is large enough to accommodate eight people and will do so in the most comfortable of style. It’s a perfect home away from home, with all the necessary appliances, a fully-equipped kitchen, and access to the full apartment (as well as the pool facility on the grounds). The host is more than happy for you to stay for an extended period, availability allowing, and is also ready to offer you advice on things to do and see in the city. Entertainment options include cable TV and a high-speed internet connection.

Hi-Speed Internet, Water Filter, Condo - Kuching
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
140 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedrooms and living rooms are equipped with both fan and air conditioning
great place to stay in kuching most important is fast and stable wifi ;d
the apartment is clean spacious has all amenities (including water filter & wifi) & near a shopping mall
the wi-fi connection is fast and the location is great
spacious living room just like the photo shown
the house is clean and spacious
clean spacious and very comfortable
the place was clean and spacious
great amazing and clean place
the apartment was so clean and nice
friendly and helpful host
the host is super friendly
the host is very good & responsive
friendly host and value for money
mr chen is a very friendly and helpful host
superb location 3 mins drive to vivacity megamall
will definitely choose this place again
nice place good for family trip near large shopping mall
most importantly the location is very good
thanks for the accommodation very good location provided if u have a car
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3. Convenient apartment in the centre of Kuching

This dreamy apartment at the heart of what the locals call “Cat City” is a perfect place to accommodate between seven and nine guests in sheer comfort and luxury. Fully-furnished, it includes an outdoor space with a swing that allows you to sit and look over the bustling city below. The nearby Viva City Megamall is at your convenience for shopping, whether you’re looking to expand your wardrobe or stock up the fridge in the apartment, or you could take in a movie at the cinema. In addition, the on-site sauna is the perfect place to relax after a day’s sightseeing and shopping.

VIVA Dream Getaway, VivaCity Megamall, Kuching
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
198 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location with a great view from the living room
just a suggestion maybe putting mirrors/dressing table would be helpful for guests
the apartment is comfortable and perfectly sized for 6 to 7 people
comfortable bedding and pillows
whole unit is very clean very relax when you stay in
the house is really clean and cosy my family loves it
just need more attention on cleanliness by maybe hire good cleaners
apartment is spacious and clean
the house is clean and comfortable with minimalistic and simple decor
overall colina is a great host
colina is a friendly and helpful host
the host is nice n kind
colina is an excellent host who responds quickly
colina is a very helpful and friendly host
nice unit and good location
nice location convenience for shopping & to any place
great place very convenient located next to a shopping mall
good location for vacation shopping etc
aside from that the location is great as it is located above vivacity mall
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4. Charmingjazz Suite, above VivaCity Mall (from USD 44)

This stunning apartment is newly-built and large enough to comfortably accommodate five people. Among the entertainment options, you will find a Smart TV - although the owners do not subscribe to any channels. The set can be used to watch YouTube, play USB devices or stream shows from a mobile device. There’s also a well-equipped kitchen should you wish to do some simple cooking, although your food needs can also be served in the VivaCity Mall, where there are almost endless options from a KFC to a Raw Juicery. We advise that you get out and explore the city, of course. However, you could easily spend the entire holiday in the mall and never get bored.

Charmingjazz Suite above Vivacity Mall
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
109 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit has everything- from wifi smart tv hair dryer washing machine+dryer toiletries
wifi was steady and great
fully air-conditioned a smart tv washer and dryer (but we didn't use though)
the wifi is super fast and the smart tv is entertaining
great apartment beautiful view and very big pool
towels provided were clean and fluffy
place is clean and spacious
nice clean bath towels and hand towels were provided
the house is clean and cosy
charming apartment is very clean and comfortable
lily is a friendly host
lily is an amazing host
lily is a good and proactive host
lily sush a friendly and helpful host
host lily was very helpful and accommodating
the location is perfect
accommodation is close to the airport and the near by city attractions
good location family friendly apartment
super convenient location as the place is just right above a shopping mall
the best location to stay in kuching
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5. Kuching apartment above VivaCity MegaMall (from USD 37)

This luxury apartment features three bedrooms and two baths and can accommodate a family of six without a problem. Located on top of the city’s VivaCity Megamall, there is no shortage of dining and shopping options, while in the condo itself you’ll have access to a full kitchen, WiFi, and access to a swimming pool. There’s good news for anyone with mobility issues, as the condo is accessible without needing to negotiate any stairs or steps.

Kuching Homestay Vivacity Megamall Jazz 1
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
123 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment with nice view
a comfortable living space with good amenities
the apartment has a good and wide view of township
rooms are clean the view is amazing but just wifi cannot be used during our stay
comfortable beds nice lounge balcony etc just to name a few
it was clean and comfortable
apartment was fairly clean a little dust but acceptable
good for stay and clean
it's a place which is clean and comfortable
the apartment is very clean and modern you'll find everything you need
highly communicative and helpful host
doreen is an excellent host
doreen is a great host and quickly responded to our call
owner was very friendly too
doreen is a very helpful and considerate host
great location for those who love shopping
great location and nice room
the location are just nice not too far from city center n its near the airport
good location with plenty of food and shopping options
the location is nice and convenient for the guests
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6. Private sanctuary within a city hotel with UniFi (from USD 47)

This apartment is located within Kuching city center, close to all of the city’s important amenities from restaurants to food stalls, and from views to shopping malls. Capable of accommodating six people, this lodging is one that comes highly recommended from everyone who has stayed there recently. A versatile condo, this is a perfect place for business travelers or family parties and will put you right at the heart of Cat City.

Private Sanctuary within Ariva Hotel with Unifi
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
72 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi enjoyed by all
thanks for the fast wifi too
apartment is also nice with city view
house is clean and functional complete with washer dryer refrigerator and fast wifi made us feel at home
the view of the city from the pool is great
the apartment is clean and well maintained
apartment was very clean tidy and comfortable
very clean enough towels & complete amenities
the apartment building is also clean and reasonably secure
a very clean spacious apartement and great location
thank you for hosting us :)
the host was very friendly and accommodating
delwin was very responsive and quick to reply to our questions
very friendly & understanding host
delwin very helpful throughout our stay
the location is great near to restaurants river walk & grocery stores
many great spots within walking distance
good location and easy to ecxess
the location is fantastic - right in the middle of kuching
great location and fantastic flexibility in booking
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7. person apartment at Vivacity Megamall, Kuching (from USD 47)

This serviced apartment is located within the owners’ home. It offers access to all the amenities on offer to apartments within the VivaCity Mall, such as the suspended jogging track, gym, and swimming pool. As the owner is a mother of a young child, she may not always be available for simple inquiries. However, there is a lot of information already laid on. With wireless internet and stunning views of Kuching, this is a location you’re sure to appreciate.

Vivacity Megamall Kuching @ D7 Homestay (Big Unit)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
110 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the water filther kitchen utensils electrical kettle fridge and kitchen layout
the tv was a smart tv and came with netflix(with subscription) and other apps too
modern & very comfortable stay beautiful view from the living room
a cosy and spacious apartment with nice view
everything about the place is great in terms of location parking space extra amenities (wifi gym swimming pool)
very very clean on floor and bedding
rooms are clean and tidy
this place is absolutely clean and comfortable
the room is very clean and nice for family
very clean and comfortable cozy place thank you
nice owner and quick response
she is really a helpful host
shirley is also a friendly host
the owner is very kind
shirley was a great host very helpful
location is the best and we will come back again
we love the location right on top of vivacity shopping malls you have everything you need downstairs
great location as it is just on top of a shopping mall with eateries and grocery
good location and very cozy place to stay
location is good and the instructions on checking in is clear
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8. Riverbank Suites - Waterfront apartment

This spacious apartment covers 2300 square feet (213 square meters) of floor space and is large enough to accommodate more; as many as eight guests. With stunning, unobstructed views of the Sarawak itself, as well as clear sight of the attractions on the waterfront, this is one of the most opulent options available for anyone staying in the city. There is also a wealth of entertainment options on offer, with TV packages and high-speed internet throughout.

Riverbank Suites - Waterfront City Centre (30Mbps)
30 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 8 Guests

9. Six-person apartment at VivaCity Megamall

Described by the hosts as a “cozy apartment,” this accommodation is still bigger than many you’ll find elsewhere. It’s capable of accommodating six people and is located on top of the VivaCity Mall. The accommodation itself is simpler than some but still offers access to TV, fridge, air-conditioning, and heating, and to outdoor facilities such as the onsite swimming pool. All of this is on offer for half the price of some offerings, making it a strong option for any tourists looking for comfortable accommodation.

VIVA7 DreamStay @ Vivacity Megamall Kuching
25 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 6 Guests

10. Riverine sapphire condo

This condo is located in a waterfront tower building, offering stunning views of the Sarawak and the bustling heart of Kuching. With a 15-minute walk away from the city center, you’re perfectly positioned for a relaxing holiday in an apartment that can easily accommodate a traveling party of six. You’ve got a full kitchen to make use of, but if you just want to kick back and relax then there are plenty of food stands to be found on the waterfront. The choice is yours and your host will be more than happy to offer advice on your options.

Riverine sapphire condo
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
80 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Kuching: These Cat City apartments will make you purr!

What strikes you time and again about the city of Kuching is just how luxurious and spacious the apartments are that are on offer. For anyone staying in this remarkable city, there are countless options for a place to lay your head, get something to eat or drink, and the views are just incredible. If you’re looking for somewhere new to visit, then check out Kuching. You won’t regret it.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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