We stayed one night in the standard room as we arrived pretty late in Kuching and just needed to stop over before moving closer to the city. The room didn't have any windows, but it wasn't a problem as their aircon worked like a gem. There were two single beds, a tv and even a fridge too in the room, but no bottled water was provided. This hotel is situated 7 minutes drive from the city centre, but they do offer a shuttle bus ride for RM5 per person which is reasonable, as taxis are really pricey in Kuching! (the starting rate is RM10, we learnt it the hard way!)
The winning point for this hotel is definitely their service. I booked through phone, and it was a breeze. They didn't even take a deposit! We also arranged for their shuttle pick up from the airport, and they were very persistent in making sure we got to the hotel, making plenty of calls to check on our whereabouts as our flight was delayed two hours! They even waited for us as we got there past 10pm, which is their usual cut-off time for airport pick ups. Fantastic service, with a smile too!
Breakfast was just okay though, nothing memorable. They also have room service, at very reasonable prices - nothing above RM10. I would recommend this place for people who are on a budget, and don't mind staying a little bit further from the city. With their very reasonable shuttle prices to the city, and their reliability, I don't see a reason to be worried at all!
Tip : When you're in the room and don't want to be disturbed, put out the "Privacy please" sign out on the door as housekeeping pops in at random times occasionally. We had this angry lady banging at the door before check out time, wanting to spray the room for insects and she wouldn't leave us alone until we told her to! So yes, use the signs for peace of mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "PENVIEW HOTEL is a 3 star hotel located at the hub of 3 major zones in the greater Kuching city area. It is in close proximity to these 3 main zones namely the Kuching Central Business Disctrict, Pending Light Industrial Estate & Petra Jaya suburb. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes from the Kuching International Airport. It is flanked by supermarkets, specialty shops and multi cultured food centers/restaurants making it a lively area from dusk until dawn.The Hotel has 166 rooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and also come with facilities such as Air Conditioning with Room Personal Controller, television, Water Auto Boiler with coffee facilities, Hot Shower running 24 hours, Rooms with Duvet, Free WIFI service, Working Desk, Mini Fridge, Soap, Shower Cap, Shampoo, Bath Towel and Bath Mat.Penview Hotel has ample facilities to provide for Meeting, Conference and Banquet functions with its ample and spacious ballrooms. The Hotel also provides for wireless internet access for the tech savvy.Kuching Central Business District is less than 10 minutes by car from Penview Hotel.Pending Light Industrial Estate is 5 minutes by car from Penview Hotel. Pending Light Industrial Estate adjoins to Demak Laut which houses light to medium industrial businesses. Situated within this area is the Borneo Convention Center which is about 5-10 minutes from Penview Hotel.Petra Jaya suburb is 5-8 minutes by car from Penview Hotel via the Tun Salahuddin Toll Bridge. Petra Jaya is the Administrative Centre for the Sarawak Government. For the medical tourist Normah Medical Specialist Centre is also located in Petra Jaya and is approx. 8 minutes by car from Penview Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penview Hotel Kuching, Sarawak