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9.0

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Mohamed Yahia & Sons 80 m
Popular Book Co 120 m
Sarawak Plaza 120 m
Standard Chartered Bank 120 m
The Tun Jugah Foundation 130 m
Maybank 150 m
Waterfront 190 m
Upside Down House Kuching 220 m
Cat City 230 m
Mojo 240 m
Nearby landmarks
Cat Monument 270 m
Chinese Museum 450 m
Kuching Esplanade 650 m
Sarawak Museum 1.08 km
Sarawak Orchid Garden 2.58 km
Cat Museum 3.77 km
Semenggoh Nature Reserve 17.9 km
Mount Santubong 19.6 km
Sarawak Cultural Village 21.73 km
Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo 22.57 km
Grand Margherita Hotel

"Superb place and location for short holiday."

LEE - August 26, 2019
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Grand Margherita Hotel

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, P.O.Box 2362, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Hassle-free check in
Close to Cat Monument
Within 270 m of property
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Hand sanitizer
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  • Located in heart of Kuching

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 76% of all properties in Kuching in the last 24 hoursCompared to 437 Kuching properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
Distance to airport8.0 km

Rooms available at Grand Margherita Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Junior Studio
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Executive Room with Breakfast Included
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Executive Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Junior Suite with Breakfast
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior (Best Available Rate)
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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junior suite with
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Junior Suite (Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Grand Margherita Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Grand Margherita Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Margherita Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kuching with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Grand Margherita Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Grand Margherita Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 46 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Grand Margherita Hotel?

Grand Margherita Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese and international. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Grand Margherita Hotel?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings can be hosted at Grand Margherita Hotel.

Can business events be hosted at Grand Margherita Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Grand Margherita Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. The 6 venues can accommodate up to 200 people.

What is the smoking policy at Grand Margherita Hotel?

Grand Margherita Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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  • 7.6
    Very good

    "Building has seen its glorious days."

    Cheng

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    March 17, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Excellent room, staff, facilities."

    Hazwan

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    February 7, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Very nice hotel and modern looking"

    Abdul

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    January 7, 2020

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Room comfort score
7.9/10
Location score
9.0/10
Room size
31 sqm.
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8.4/10
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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
7,576 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.0
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The front desk was so nice and friendly.
Hazwan from Singapore
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More about Grand Margherita Hotel

Situated beside the tranquil flow of the Sarawak River, Grand Margherita Hotel proudly boasts being Kuching’s only riverfront hotel. The hotel is only a 20-minute drive from Kuching International Airport and some nearby attractions include Kuching Waterfront, Fort Margherita, and Main Bazaar. The hotel hosts one of the city’s most popular Chinese restaurants and both locals and tourists flock to sample the exquisite dishes. With a location perfect for both business and leisure travelers, Grand Margherita Hotel also features excellent facilities including the up-to-date business center, children's playground, fitness center, outdoor pool, and a pool for children as well. A well-appointed property, Grand Margherita Hotel is a great choice for all during their stay in Kuching.

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137 mentions
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94 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Staff 

"Staff was great, helpful and friendly."

Sharifah

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March 9, 2020

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Breakfast options

Asian
Buffet

Restaurants on site

Orchid Garden Coffee House
Cuisine:Asian, International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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9.0
Exceptional
Hussaini from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

Great location for a great hotel.”

Big clean rooms, great staff, fantastic breakfast and great location.

The location of the hotel is probably the best in Kuching, the famous Kuching Statue is just in front of the hotel and shopping plazas and centres, food courts and restaurants, cinemas are less than a five-minute walk. The esplanade and tambangs (small boats that take passengers across the river) are a stone's throw away and will give you access to the Orchid Gradens, Fort Margherita, and shops selling the famous Sarawak Kueh Lapis. The rooms in the hotel are very spacious and clean and the staff are very efficient and polite. Breakfast was spoilt for choice,there's vegetarian, Sarawak cuisine, western, Chinese, Indian, Malay and so much more. The hotel even make arrangements to other tourist attractions such as the Sarawak Cultural Village, Bako National Park and many more and the prices are very reasonable as compared to those found online or from the local tourist agencies. Checking in and out was a breeze. Our request for the rooms of our choice was promptly granted. I really couldn't not be any happier and satisfied by the the hotel and staff and will definitely stay there again if I'm ever in Kuching again. Thanks Grand Margherita Hotel.

Reviewed December 14, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Kien from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

Perfect hotel for RainForest Musical Event”

Good customer service and good location for traveller

I chose Margherita Hotel for my experience in Rain Forest Musical Event was due to best online promotion room rates among the hotels in Kuching. Our experience with the hotel hospitality was when we requested for room change and the attention given was superb. We were granted and lead to the ideal room that we requested. We were also elated as we found out that Margherita Hotel would be the 1st pick up point for shuttle bus to the Rain Forest Event and more is also the 1st drop off point after the event over. In other words, we gets the best seat that we wish on the way to Sarawak Cultural Village and able to rest early once the event over. As this was our 1st trip to Kuching, staying in Margherita Hotel helps us to save lots of time to do our shopping and enjoy the town scenery as the location of the hotel have easy access and nearby to many attraction places. Thank you Agoda and Margherita Hotel.

Reviewed July 17, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Ong from Singapore
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

Very Good Service & Clean Hotel”

Provide good customers service & hotel very clean

this is my first trip to kuching & the best hotel i've stayed in malaysia.all the staffs provide customers with good service & they are all so friendly especially the front desk staffs.they are the first person to meet when i checked in on 10/1/13 at abt 11am.being so early that morning at grand margherita hotel,the counter staff is kind enough to let me go into the room to rest.i was given rm 415 which is a river view & is beautiful.the hotel is very clean & served good breakfast.the location at this hotel is great & all within walking distances to places of interest,shopping areas as well as food centre.top spot is good & cheap for seafood (stall no.6 ling loong seafood)all being so fresh & cooked according to your taste & request.will surely stay at this hotel again if will to go back the next trip.

Reviewed January 15, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Yap from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

Best business hotel in town”

Business design room

Situated in the heart of the city's business, entertainment and shopping district, the hotel is 20 minutes drive from the Kuching International Airport. Grand Margherita Hotel is adjacent to the Sarawak Plaza Shopping Complex and the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation Building. Its sister hotel, the Riverside Majestic is located just across the road. Awesome stay with nice toilets that allows me to relax in bathtub after a long day of work. Specific pillow type that allows guest to rest well with their own choice of pillow. These 2 points itself is good enough to say why is this hotel awesome.

Reviewed October 09, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
karen from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

People made the difference”

Service

Reception at check in was warm and welcoming. Though we had booked a deluxe kingsize bedroom they had no more such rooms and they upgraded us to an executive kingsize bedroom! The room was clean and bed was extremely comfortable. Bathrooms were also well maintained and clean too. Though we could turn the tv on, we could not get the volume to come on. After a ring to the front desk and 5 mins wait, the technician came to fix it!TThe only minus point about the room was the thin walls as we could hear kids playing in the adjacent room and people talking in the corridor. Breakfast was a huge buffet with lots of choices. The hotel is close to many restaurants and the popular Top Spot Seafood stretch above a multi-storey carpark. There are also many shopping centres close by. We were most impressed with the staff of the hotel. Lold from front desk impressed us with his warm hospitality throughout the stay. Azzedy from the concierge desk was always quick to answer our queries on transport to various parts of Kuching and was very helpful with tips and recommendations. We have been to many hotels around the world and I must say that the staff at grand Margherita are one of the best!

Reviewed November 22, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Syama from Malaysia
Group
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

Fun-tastic Margherita!”

My stay at the Margherita Hotel during the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival was great! The hotel's located right in front of the famous 'kuching' (cat) statues, a popular landmark in the city, and is just by the waterfront. The staff were great - very friendly and helpful. The room we stayed at was clean, the a/c was working great, the bathroom was clean (though could use a face-lift). Essentially, the room was equipped with what we needed during our stay. The breakfast comprised a good balance of local and western fare. After breakfast we sat by the pool and had cocktails, which were awesome, especially the Strawberry Margarita! The cocktails were very reasonably priced as well, so that's a definite plus! =)

Reviewed September 07, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Shannon from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Good value for the price!”

If you are looking for a hotel in a good location while at Kuching, then Grand Margherita will be the place for you. It's 5 minutes walk to Kuching Waterfront, a short ferry across from Fort Margherita, walking distance to more than just a couple of top eats in Kuching and also close enough to a top spa/massage parlour. The hotel is generally clean and the staff attentive. Overall highly recommended - value for price!

Reviewed September 10, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
vishnu from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

like a place”

location

Nice hotel, in the heart of Kuching, near to shopping, food stalls & have also entertainment center. Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching, the lobby area is big and pleasant, good feeling. Nice swimming pool, comfortable and safe area. Recommended to all visiting Kuching.

Reviewed November 14, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Centralized and strategic stay”

I personally satisfied with the way Grand Margherita Hotel team perform to ensure the best service deliver direct to the customer. Although lacking on attractive external build up compared to surrounding landmarks, I feel fortunate as I had made a right decision to stay in Grand Margherita Hotel. Credit to friendly and responded staff, great cafe, comfy rooms, good facilities (swimming pool & gymnasium), nice buffet breakfast menu (satisfied with the prepared menu for 3 different days), and important strategic hotel location. It near with Top Spot Seafood eatery, local famous Gula Apong Ice cream stall, Fast Food chains, malls, cinemas, museum and river cruise station. Important; Don't judge a book by its cover. To Grand Margherita Team; Job well done!!!. Thank you.

Reviewed April 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Khalidah from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Exceptional”

I've staying in Grand Margherita since i was small (even during their old name). Easily accesssible if you are in Kuching. Near waterfront, shopping complex and Topspot *my favourite dinner place*. The food, the surrounding, the staff and etc are nice. This hotel is recommended if you are coming to Kuching. you can get good price via Agoda.

Reviewed June 29, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
NORSINAH from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

i love design and view for the hotel

i really enjoy for my trip to kuching. when i stay in grand margherita hotel i really feel comfortable/relax and most important my children very happy & enjoy. very good location and good view.next time i will stay grand margherita hotel if i travell in kuching

Reviewed October 11, 2011
8.7
Excellent
SULAIMAN from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Value for Money and great location”

Good location - Nearby waterfront and shopping centers

The Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching is perfectly located, just less than 5 minutes walking distance to water front, a very attractive destination for most tourists. The breakfast offers a wide range of possibilities, but that time it was quite crowded. But over all I certainly can recommend the Grand Margherite Hotel Kuching as accomodation when staying in Kuching

Reviewed January 06, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Nelson from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Strategic Location with Beautiful River View”

Strategically located in the City Centre with easy accessibilty to city attractions. Hotel itself has complete set of amenities - pool, gym, a good bar. Nice food.

I had a wonderful stay a Grand Margherita Hotel. The check-in has very few hassles. Room was well equipped. I got a nice room facing the river.It is located at the iconic Kuching Waterfront. It is also within walking distance to banks and government services at the Urban Transformation Centre. I will definitely be back to this Hotel.

Reviewed November 23, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Mohamad from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Perfectly located hotel”

Beautiful riverside view, nice and warm treat, creatively decorated room

Enjoyed my 3 days stay in Grand Margherita, free stress ambient inside room, you can enjoy beautiful view along Kuching Riverfront, Sarawak Kek Lapis spot waiting you at Kg Boyan, take sampan ride and you'll be there. Food places located around the hotel eg: Top Spot (seafood), McD, KFC, Pizza Hut, RJ Ayam Bakar (grilled chicken). Walking out the entrance and you can opt for shopping in Sarawak Plaza beside the hotel. Nice treat from staff and good services provided

Reviewed November 26, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Martyn from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Superior
Stayed 1 night in July 2011

Great location, clean, tidy and excellent service”

Friendly staff, very helpful

we arrived late evening (10pm).taxi was 26myr from airport. check-in was swift and efficient. our two girls had a twin room with a beautiful view of river. our room was pleasant but with view of city.request river view if available. following day took taxi to semengoh. staff couldn't have been more helpful at hotel-info, organised taxi. kuching is a beautiful city and our impression of the citizens was equally positive. youngest daughter left camera in taxi. when we returned to hotel, taxi driver had returned it and as soon as we walked in to the hotel a bell boy returned it.location great-right on waterfront which by the way is again clean and tidy unlike many waterfronts i've experienced in s.e. asia. well done margherita!

Reviewed August 08, 2011
8.0
Excellent
Wai from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Good for holiday in Kuching.”

Breakfast, just beside walkway of Sarawak River, Center Location

Generally it is good. Variety of breakfast food, staff is friendly, and the room is clean. I was upgraded to executive room from standard room without any charge. That's bonus. Location is central of Kuching city. You can walk to nearby shopping mall, food stall easily. It is also just beside the Sarawak River walkway, convenient to walk. However 1 thing I don't like is insufficient parking lot. When car park is full (some of the parking lots are empty but reserved for VIP), they will tell you to park at Sarawak Plaza which is just beside the hotel. It is okay and the hotel will endorse your parking ticket. However you still need to pay RM3 parking fee when exit Sarawak Plaze. That means everytime you park in Sarawak Plaza and exit you need to pay RM3 even though you are stay in Grand Margherita Hotel. The hotel should just work with Sarawak Plaze to absorb this RM3 parking fee as the hotel can't provide sufficient parking lot to the guests. This only apply to guest that drive in though.

Reviewed December 19, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
ROSKHAN from Malaysia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

Grand Margherita Hotel”

best hotel ever

the room was nicely decorated and it faces the river. the view then was so enchanting. we watched the sun rises and when the sun sets it was even more beautiful. the staffs esp at the entrance were friendly and helpful. i really enjoyed my stay at grand margherita hotel, kuching, sarawak.

Reviewed March 30, 2011
9.6
Exceptional
Khalidah from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Exceptional”

Enjoy my stay at Grand Margherita Hotel . Only walking distance to Waterfront Kuching, UTC, Top Spot Food Court dan shopping complex. Also have swimming pool for my children to enjoy their evening activities. Free parking for guest hotel. Hope can maintain the tip top facilities.

Reviewed September 27, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
YEW from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2011

Good location, nice room & good service.”

Nice and clean room, prompt service when small fault was reported, very friendly service staffs.

the hotel is conveniently located in kuching city center, just by the sarawak river side, which is great for a evening walk after dinner. the 24 hours opened macdonalds and 7-11 stores nearby also make it great for after dinner chatting. there is also a coffee bean & tea leave just next door. the pottery sold in the convenient store inside the hotel is cheap, a small and simple pen holder cost only rm3, a slightly bigger and nicer one is only rm7 and rm10, must buy and good buy. the store owner is also very friendly even though i visited then 10min to closing time, they still waited patiently. the swimming pool is a bit small and the breakfast menu need some improvement. they should not be serving the same food everyday.

Reviewed June 23, 2011
8.7
Excellent
ROBERT from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

Right on the River”

location, lobby, and staff

The Grand Margherita has the best location in Kuching...right on the river and right at the end of the Waterfront park. No need to cross those busy streets to get to that lovely river stroll. It also has an impressive lobby, breakfast, and staff. Now if only they would upgrade the carpets in the halls, which were old and ratty, and upgrade the carpets in the rooms, which were old and cigarette-stained (smokers can be disgusting) they would have a much higher class hotel.

Reviewed March 03, 2013
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