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Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000 Malaysia
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#34 of 87 hotels in Kuching
With an advantageous strategic location, only 15 minutes from the airport, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city's historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching's landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront and Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is home to 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The Hotel offers comprehensive facilities including Wi-Fi access, health centre, gym, swimming pool and sauna, all of which ensures a pleasurable stay for guests. The Hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets: Ristorante Beccari, the award-winning Italian restaurant; Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant; Victoria Arms, the English pub; Yn Cellar; La Habana Cigar Divan; and its cafe bistro, Seattle Coffee & Tea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Terrence C wrote a review Dec 2020
Sibu, Malaysia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Took more than 1 hour to check in with 2 counters! Average check in time per customer more than 15 mins although you have done the online booking with all details available! I think you shall have more counters to open to cater if we notice there is long queue
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
AqmarolR wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuching, Malaysia39 contributions13 helpful votes
I have traveled to many places, and I’ve stayed in so many type of rooms and none had ever disappoint me like a stay in Merdeka Palace. As a Kuching resident this is not how I would like the quality of a 3-star hotel in my home town to be represented as. Don’t let the excellent location of the hotel fool you. First of all the hotel is gloomy and very dated. The room is dusty everywhere from the floor mats, curtains, walls and even lighting. Essentials such as iron and fridge are not available in the room. Extra pillow? Extra charge. Internet? You also need to pay extra for that. Even other cheaper hotels in the city could offer free wifi. Would I stay here again? Definitely no. Would I recommed you to stay here? NO - there are many other hotels in Kuching at a slight premium price but with much better experience for your memorable vacation in Kuching.
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Date of stay: March 2020
kuupsabah wrote a review Feb 2020
Malaysia72 contributions31 helpful votes
we check in for 4 of us with 1 kid. Smooth check in with helpful front desk staff. room clean. look a bit beaten off but nostalgic. parking ample spaces and easy. near good shopping complex very usefull. unable to enjoy much of kuching sarawak due to it was raining the whole period of stay. good hotel for family alike.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Richard T wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia40 contributions30 helpful votes
was given a room upgrade on arrival because this was the 4th time we've stayed there (over 10 yrs). The service is still excellent, staff pleasant and the room old but clean. Breakfast had a huge choice, leant mainly Asian but had eggs fried, boiled, poached, scrambled and one cereal changed daily. Located 100m from shopping mall. $30 by cab from airport or $11 by GRAB car.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: best views looking west, a/c ok, lifts pretty fast
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ZL99 wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We were travelling as a group with several elderly members. This is easily the worst hotel any one of us had ever stayed in. The two apartments we rejected had: * Toxic black mould around air conditioning vents and all the bathroom ceilings. * Pervasive stench of mould and rot. * Sodden bathroom ceilings where water had soaked through from above. * Flaking paint with black mould underneath. * Rotting carpet where water had obviously sat for extended periods of time. * Excessive stains, scuffs, and marks on all surfaces. The third apartment we settled for (and tolerated) had: * Weak and ineffective air conditioning. All the thermostats were broken. * Several light bulbs were burnt out. * Wifi was unreliable and completely unavailable in the evenings and in most of the bedrooms. * Loose power sockets that were coming off the walls. Some required jiggling to work. * Badly chipped and broken furniture. * Dank showers with ingrained stains and dirt. We did not want to touch the walls or the floors. * Trip hazards - power cable set up to trail across doorway. * Atrocious TV reception, of the same quality as in the 80s. Generally the hotel was extremely poorly maintained: * The gym looked like something from a prison. * The pool water had the clarity of bodily fluids. * Puddles and trip hazards everywhere around the gym and pool deck. The only positive is the responsive staff. But they could not prop up what was effectively a condemnable building.
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Date of stay: December 2019
USD 24 - USD 44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Kuching Esplanade (0.4 km), The Old Courthouse (0.4 km), and Drunk Monkey Old Street Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Indah House Kuching, Black Bean, and Balkanico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites have airport transportation?
Yes, Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hong San Si Temple (0.4 km).