MERDEKA PALACE HOTEL & SUITES
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93000 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 258 000
F: +6 (082) 425 400
Rooms: 61 standard, 48 deluxe, 2 one-bedroom apartment suites, 57 two-bedroom apartment suites, 40 three-bedroom apartment suites and 7 suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: All essential services. Business centre, conference facilities, Balai Merdeka ballroom with capacity for up to 650 guests, function rooms with combined capacity of 100, The Boardroom seats up to 12, Dewan Perpaduan and Merdeka Court with capacity for 30-70 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Body massage, reflexology, outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym. Guest Services: Safety deposit boxes, babysitters, laundry, dry cleaning, smoking rooms, tour desk, golf arrangements, Wi-Fi, car park, florist, gift shop.
Wining & Dining: Aurora Court (Malaysian and Western), Ristorante Beccari (Italian), Victoria Arms ( English pub with pool and live music), Yn Cellar (wines, spirits and beers, available for private hire), La Habana Cigar Divan (whisky, wine and Cuban cigars), Seattle Coffee & Tea (tea, coffee, cakes, pastries).
CITADINES UPLANDS KUCHING
No. 55, Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 281 888
F: +6 (082) 281 889
Rooms: 215 units including 90 studio premier, 40 one-bedroom executive, 9 one-bedroom premier, 28 two-bedroom executive and 49 two-bedroom premier.
Business & Conference Facilities: Meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi, courier services.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, children’s wading pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, sauna room, residents’ lounge and programmes.
Guest Services: Fully-equipped kitchen, coffee and tea-making facilities, home entertainment system, 24-hour reception, airport transfer service, babysitting service, car park, laundry and dry cleaning services, 24-hour security and closed-circuit TV.
PULLMAN KUCHING HOTEL
No. 1A, Jalan Mathies, 93100 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 222 888
F: +6 (082) 222 999
Rooms: 389 rooms, including 154 superior rooms, 128 deluxe, 2 deluxe handicap and 14 family rooms on the non-executive floors; and 11 superior rooms, 38 deluxe, 5 family, 24 junior suites, 2 premier suites and 1 royal suite on the executive floors.
Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre with computers and Wi-Fi. Conference rooms, computers and printing facility in the Peak Lounge (for executive floor guests). Suite of 9 meeting rooms with the latest facilities for events ranging from meetings and conferences to weddings. Colosseum Ballroom can accommodate up to 1500 guests banquet-style or 2400 theatre-style.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fitness centre with support staff, modern equipment and the latest body exercise programmes. Spa facility with 7 rooms, outdoor pool with sundeck and poolside cabanas.
Guest Services: Airport shuttle, babysitting service.
Wining & Dining: Puzzle (international with focus on regional cuisine), Nu Er Hong (Chinese, open kitchen and private dining), Deja Vu (lobby lounge cocktails, live music), Café Ch@t (pastries, cakes, ice cream, desserts), Liquid (poolside lounge featuring DJs each weekend, cocktails, fresh juices and healthy snacks).
IMPERIAL HOTEL KUCHING
Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, 93250 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 588 999
F: +6 (082) 588 998
Rooms: 339 well-appointed guestrooms and suites including 2 executive floors.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2 ballrooms, 9 multi-functional meeting rooms, pre-function foyer areas, VIP lounge, outdoor garden terrace.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna, steam room.
Guest Services: Scheduled airport and city shuttle service, laundry service and business centre.
Wining & Dining: Imperial Garden Restaurant, Lobby Lounge, in-room dining.
BATIK BOUTIQUE HOTEL
38, Jalan Padungan, 93100 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 422 845
F: +6 (082) 242 845
Rooms: 15 suites, comprising 6 city-view suites, 3 courtyard-view king, 3 courtyard-view twin, 3 deluxe.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Courtyard lounge and roof terrace.
Guest Services: Wi-Fi, iPod docks, rain shower, safe, mini-bar, iron and ironing board, morning paper.
Wining & Dining: BITES by the Batik (7am-10pm), BAR by the Batik, happy hour from dawn till dusk.
GRAND MARGHERITA HOTEL
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 423 111
F: +6 (082) 426 169
Rooms: 288 rooms, including 64 superior city view, 55 superior river view, 51 deluxe city view, 50 deluxe river view, 1 junior suite city view, 10 junior suite river view, 8 executive superior city view, 17 executive deluxe city view, 19 executive deluxe river view, 4 executive studio city view, 5 executive studio river view, 2 executive suite city view, 1 executive suite river view, 1 royal suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: 5 fully-equipped function rooms, for events ranging from seminars to wedding banquets. Dewan Asajaya & Meisan Restaurant seats 650 people for banquets, Pelagus room caters for up to 180 for banquets and 200 theatre-style, and Sadong room, Crested Jay & conference room for presentations to 15-80 persons.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Cardio exercise room, outdoor pool, children’s playground and pool, massage and foot reflexology.
Guest Services: Wi-Fi, lobby tour desk, bookshop.
Wining & Dining: Orchid Garden Coffee House ( international buffet and à la carte, delicacies), Riverview Deck (international buffet and à la carte, delicacies), Meisan Restaurant (à la carte Chinese), Rajang Lobby Lounge (beverages, snacks and cigars).
RIVERSIDE MAJESTIC HOTEL
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93756 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 247 777
F: +6 (082) 425 858
Rooms: 241 rooms, including 93 superior city view, 98 deluxe river view, 20 club superior city view, 14 club superior river view, 14 business suite river view, 1 Mulu suite and 1 pinnacle suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: Sarawak Chamber ballroom with a capacity of 1400 people theatre-style; the Windows on Kuching meeting suites comprising 7 meeting rooms on the 18th floor; Deer Suite, Lady Suite and Wind Suite for meetings of between 15 and 90 persons.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Cardio exercise room with sauna and steam bath facilities, squash and tennis courts, outdoor pool, children’s playground and pool, massage and foot reflexology services. Guest Services: Wi-Fi.
Wining & Dining: Café Majestic (international, Malay, Chinese, Western, local food, Indian), River Palace Restaurant (à la carte Cantonese menu), Coca Thai Restaurant (steamboat) and the Club Lobby Lounge (beverages, snacks and cigars).
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93748 Kuching
T: +6 (082) 223 888
F: +6 (082) 428 984
Rooms: 315 rooms, including 184 standard and 16 deluxe on the non-executive floors; 38 standard rooms, 23 deluxe rooms, 52 suites, Sarawak suite and governor’s suite on the executive floors.
Business & Conference Facilities: Facilities for events with up to 750 people, theatre-style. The ballroom, 3 pre-function rooms and 4 meeting rooms.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 25-metre pool, children’s pool, Borneo Oasis Wellness Centre with gym, spa treatments, steam room and sauna. Hotel arcade with salon, beauty parlour, florist and travel agency.
Guest Services: All rooms have high-speed internet, mini-bar, cable television, safety deposit box. Executive floors feature private check-in/out services, access to the Executive Lounge, PC work stations, Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and cocktail hours.
Wining & Dining: Waterfront Café, the Steakhouse (Western cuisine), Toh Yuen Restaurant (Cantonese and Szechuan), Caffe Cino, Matang Terrace ( pool)
Reflecting its cultural diversity, some 45 languages and dialects are spoken in the state. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language, while English is also widely spoken in cities and increasingly in rural areas. Mandarin, Hokkien and other Chinese dialects are also common. Business hours for government offices are generally 8am to 5pm, with lunch from 12-2pm. Private firms keep similar hours. Commerce runs later, with malls open 10am to 10pm and local shops closing at 7pm. Banks are open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Most international visitors arrive through Kuching International Airport. Flights are available to major destinations in Sarawak, and many rural destinations are served, albeit with less frequency. Regional connections, including to Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur, are frequent. The temperature is stable, usually staying between 23° and 32°C year-round. Humidity is high, usually over 80% in low-lying areas. The north-east monsoon between November and February brings heavy rain, while the south-west monsoon from June to October is milder.