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Kuching Waterfront Lodge

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I didnt enjoy my stay in this lodging. The rooms are old and musty, very small n creepy. I only stayed one night and had to move out to better hotel. Really discouraging you guys out there from staying here unless you are really desperate. Its really sad

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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

The staff are simply lovely, every time you come or go they have a big smile and friendly word for you. The room is basic but clean, great air con and a very big, firm bed. Breakfast is just toast, some fruit would be nice. Location on main bazaar is perfect, right by the river and one street away from... More 

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2 Thank uk85mel
Kuching, Malaysia
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Recommended to stay at this lodge right in the centre of the historic Kuching town centre by a local friend. Formerly a more than 100 year old shophouse, renovated and turned into a lodge a few years ago. Very nicely maintained and staff are very helpful with personal touch. The lodge is along the internationally famous Main Bazaar street specialising... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Every time we switched on the air-con, the whole hotel had no electricity! So in the end we had to find another hotel. The hotel charged us RM50 transaction fee plus 3 nights' stay on the credit card for not staying in the hotel at all!

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3 Thank lucia h
KWFLadmin, Manager at Kuching Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Gary Hurlstone We hope that your family is in good health. Firstly, we would like to apologize for the unfortunate circumstances that you and your family with a baby had to face. If we had known sooner that you were with a baby we would have done all we could and arranged for a more comfortable room before... More 

Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

In brief, No aircon facilities (that worked), no suitable room available (we are a family), flop house facilities, smoke filled corridors, threadbare sheets, dodgy electrics (you cannot charge mobiles etc - blows the fuse!). WE checked in and then out when a suitable room could not be found. They kept 10% of our deposit (they claimed our booking agent would... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

My friend, my sister and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was a wonderful stay. At first, we have small room on the second floor which suitable for 2 person but since my friend tag along on this trip, we decided to upgrade the room and the friendly reception lead us to attic room and we took it... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Located directly in front of Kuching Waterfront, this is a very convenient hostel to just put your traveling bags and go exploring. Next to this hostel are various shops to get souvenirs. Just across the road, for 50 cents, there's almost always a boat / sampan waiting to take the next passenger to the other side of the Sarawak River... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We have stayed several times here because its location on Main Bazar cannot be beaten. Everything in Kuching is easily accessible from here. All of the staff are very wellcoming and helpful. One morning while preparing to go out, they asked us where we are going. We said we like to explore the new location of the weekend market. The... More 

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3 Thank Hans Q
KL
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed here for 3 days 2 nights. Being young and carefree, i don't mind the backpacking sort of place. At least the room is clean. However, i traveled with my mom and dad. My mom used to hotels with big rooms, room service and big spread of breakfast buffet. If you expect something like that, this place doesnt have them.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I choose the Waterfront Lodge after walking past and picking up a flyer. It seemed an authentic old building and when I stayed there it lived up to expectations. right across the road from the river in Kuching, this place was walking distance to everything .. restaurants, activities, museums, river trips, India Street, temples and mosques .. what more could... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Kuching Waterfront Lodge, refurbished with Colonial, Nyonya & Baba decor. Kuching Waterfront Lodge is located at Main Bazaar, one of the oldest & busiest streets in Kuching, where trading took place since a long time ago in the era of James Brooke (The White Rajah). Today, the Main Bazaar is still buzzing with people, entertainment & business activities, with traditional spices, antiques, jewelries shops and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kuching Waterfront Lodge

Address: No. 15 Main, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: ₹ 1,508 - ₹ 1,851 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kuching Waterfront Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“we had room 113 and it was ok”
 of 5 bubbles CarstenKroghsbo, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms get a lot of noise, central rooms may not have windows”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“WiFi worked fast in #122 as router is just outside.”
 of 5 bubbles seafare74, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the front overlook the waterfront and some others overlook a central courtyard. Some have no windows.”
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“First floor, provides some daylight. :)”
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