Marco Polo's Guest House
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8.8
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8.4
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • Free Wi-Fi

    Marco Polo's Guest House

    1st Floor, 236, Padungan Road, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93100 - See map
    "PROS Great walkable location Friendly hosts Clean room and shared bathrooms Good breakfast Decent wi-fi Shared balcony creates great opportunity to..."
    Dan - April 29, 2018
    Fantastic breakfast
    93% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Kuching

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Shops

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    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Review score - United States
    9.3/10
    Value for money score
    9.3/10
    Service score
    9.3/10
    Better than
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    Value for money9.3
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
    Distance to airport7.6 km

    Rooms available at Marco Polo's Guest House

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Mixed Dormitory
    Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Triple Air Conditioning
    Triple Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 single beds
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    Double
    Double
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed and 3 king beds
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    Twin Air Conditioning
    Twin Air Conditioning
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Single
    Single
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • 6 bathrooms
    • 1 queen bed or 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Marco Polo's Guest House

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Nice quiet location and awesome balcony to watch the afternoon downpour from :)"

      Darren

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      October 30, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Will definitely come back again"

      Jane E.

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      November 27, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "I stayed its Double Room, room was clean and tidy, nice bed, warm colour wall decoration."

      Hin M.

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      September 27, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "overall is still very nice."

    Yu S.

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    November 17, 2016

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Attentive staffs, nice breakfast, shower room is clean."

    Jane E.

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    November 27, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Marco Polo's Guest House from real guests

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    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.9
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.3
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    8-9 Excellent (50)
    7-8 Very Good (30)
    6-7 Good (12)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
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    7.2
    Very good
    Nicholas
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Grandma's Place”

    It's kinda like staying at your grandmother's place. It's comfy and nice yet everything is kinda old. But as it is one of the cheapest places to stay there has to be something. You can have a bit shower and store stuff while you are away. Aircon works superb! The balcony and breakfast are great too. Downside for us: Our room had no window. :( Big Plus: Daniel (their volunteer) is great and very helpful. :)

    Reviewed June 24, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Maryan from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Nice and centric ”

    Nice place and the staff were friendly. The location is good. The rooms a bit small and there are cats EVERYWHERE within the property. Otherwise pleasant spot.

    Reviewed July 18, 2019

    Hi Maryan, Thank you for your stay in our guesthouse. As for the negative side of it, we tried to accommodate our guests where Cats are concern, as at times they came together & they're very tame to Humans & getting friendly with them. One thing for sure we make sure that they don't disturb our guests when it's Time to sleep for our guests & that they don't peep or urine anywhere. Rest assured hygiene & cleanliness are part of our Biz & that our Cats are clean & hygienic as well. We take time to discipline them just as children are. As for Bunk beds, we've 4 beds & 6 beds, making sure our guests have enough Space to put their belongings & nothing short of that, etc. We look forward if there'll be a opportunity for you to drop by in the near future. Kind Regards, Sam & Jane.

    Responded August 28, 2019
    Marco Polo's Guest House
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Josephine from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Will coming back next time!”

    Booked a double room for 5nights at Marco Polo’s guesthouse. The room is very clean & spacious, their staffs are very helpful & friendly. One of their staffs even checked up on me at my room when they didn’t see me because I kept coming back late at night because of my classes. Overall it was a very pleasant stay for me & I would consider coming back again for my next stay.

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Joanne from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Feels like home”

    While we were staying there, we feels like at home. The location are strategic. The staff working there are good, and friendly. Joel, Joanne & Joanna

    Reviewed June 06, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    alex from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

    Best value for money ”

    May be a little hard to find but has gained popularity. My taxi driver from the airport knew how to get there, just mention Jalan Padungan. Food shops are plenty on the vicinity, and walking distance to the riverside. It is clean, and breakfasts are generous. Each guest gets his own key to the main entrance. It's the best value for your money.

    Reviewed August 12, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Celia from Singapore
    Couple
    Twin Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Great location for backpackers”

    Right at the entrance of Chinatown (I think?) so it's easily recognisable. Lots of coffee shops around with cheap local food. Can't complain much about location! Staff are helpful too. Great place on a budget.

    Reviewed July 31, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Angeline from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

    Value for money”

    Suitable for people who want to stay at Kuching for long term because they provide facilities for cooking and washing clothes. The staff was so helpful that he offered a slightly cheaper rate for airport transfer (due to the drop of oil price). The environment was quiet and calm.

    Reviewed February 24, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Rohaila from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Nice place to stay in kuching”

    Surprisingly clean

    We had a great time staying there. I have to stay the place is very clean. Except for there is some disturbance caused by the noise produced when people step on the wood floor. The guest house is situated quite far from the waterfront but not to worry there is public transport near by. They also provide motorcycle for rent. And we love the breakfast provided, they use high quality of bread.

    Reviewed September 15, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    ROSALIND from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Fantastic!”

    Friendly staff, very clean, value for money

    My only regret was not extending my stay. I had a great time there especially in "Summer" Room, met new friends and Sam, his wife and Drew were very warm and helpful. Free breakfast and you are welcome to cook too. I'd definitely return!

    Reviewed July 21, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    SHIRAZ from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

    It is like coming home again!”

    The amazing team that work there, room size and the breakfast

    We extended our stay as we loved this place so much! Marco Polo's is situated about a 10 minute walk away from the centre and it i a lovely walk down to the main river front. The team that run the place treat you like family and really do an amazing job in bonding all the people who stay there together. The rooms and big ans spacious and very clean. You are greeted each morning with a basic but substantial breakfast. They are more than happy to advise you and help you with onward travel and also the things to do in and around town. We cant that the hosts enough for making us feel so welcome and also looking after us!

    Reviewed July 17, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Konrad from Poland
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    BEST GUEST HOUSE I'VE EXPERIENCED!!!!!!”

    Value for money, great staff, fantastic location!

    Marco Polo's Guest House exceeded my expectations on every level! For the money I've paid I was expecting something MUCH MORE BASIC! The whole place felt like home. Actually it was even cleaner than my home and I do care about these things! Georgette and Samuel really know how to run their business. They welcomed me with "opened hands", they knew that I was coming (booking done on-line) check-in process went very smoothly as Sam was entertaining me with a pleasent chat while Georgette was completing her formalities. I stayed in a dorm which looked like a room which you wish to arrange for family: clean, cosy, a lot of fans (I went for non a/c option). There was a fantastic balcony/kitchen area where every morning a delicious breakfast (included in the price!!!) was served and where I could chill out after sightseeing. I was even invited to have lunch with them after arrival just out of pure kindness!!!! When I went to see Bako National Park and stayed there ovrnight I was able to leave my big backpack in Marco Polo's free of charge and collect it afterwards. I have visited many different places during my travels, this one is way on top of all of them! If you're coming to Kuching YOU HAVE TO STAY IN MARCO POLO'S!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!

    Reviewed June 04, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carolyn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

    Best guesthouse ever!”

    Kind, attentive staff; easy access to nearby attractions; good amenities

    I really enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone who is staying in Kuching. The staff are helpful and ensure that you have a great stay. The breakfast is large and varied so you can start your morning off. There are nice common areas making it easy to meet other travellers. Overall I stayed here 6 nights and I have nothing to complain about. It is also in a convenient location. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed April 17, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    sam from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

    great guesthouse with helpful caring staff”

    common areas, friendly staff, secure

    great guesthouse with rooms for all budgets, the owners will help you with anything you need and help you make the most of your stay (they are very genuine people). good common areas with satellite tv (movies, live sport etc), good terrace to sit and chat in the evening and for breakfast in the morning (fruit, noodles/rice, toast, tea and coffee) about 10 mins walk to riverside but in a good location with plently of local food stalls around. I can advise you this is a very good option to stay in kuching, family friendly and not a party place.

    Reviewed January 01, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Zhi from Singapore
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Comfortable rooms, helpful people”

    Very comfortable beds, nice helpful owners

    the entrance didn't look very fancy and there were dogs barking next door when we arrived at night so that was a little shock. however, we grew to like the comfort of the place and stayed for all 4 nights of our stay in kuching. the beds are comfortable, and was quiet at night, so had very restful sleeps. the only thing was that the ac switches off in the middle of the nights a few times (not sure if it was black out or the ac just was faulty) but it's easy to turn it on again. great helpful staff.

    Reviewed December 20, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jane from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    nice”

    we actually extended our stay here for another night. feels like home

    Reviewed November 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jane from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    worth it!”

    very clean and nice room. Attentive staffs, nice breakfast, shower room is clean. will definitely come back again

    Reviewed November 27, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Definitely Worth it”

    You cant find other places providing Free Breakfast with such reasonable price.

    Reviewed October 18, 2018

    Hi david, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciated much your response & we'd like to Welcome you to our Guesthouse once again! Apologize for late reply! Warmest Regards, Sam, Jane & Marco.

    Responded April 06, 2019
    Marco Polo's Guest House
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anabel from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

    Great for independent travelers”

    Great location on the edge of old town, in the midst of eateries, cafes, laundry places. The owners could not have been more helpful or friendly. They embody the best of Sarawakian hospitality, will try to match you up with other guests doing the same activities, and always willing to share their personal experiences as Kuching-ites and Malaysians. I will happily go back to Marco Polo's on my next trip to Kuching.

    Reviewed October 01, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Amicable and informative owners.”

    the only negative is the sound proof of the room, I acknowledged this from the previous guest who left comment, thus I am not complaining but just giving information to the guests who are going to book this lovely place. I stayed its Double Room, room was clean and tidy, nice bed, warm colour wall decoration.

    Reviewed September 27, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tiffany from United States
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

    Amazing place to stay!!!”

    I cannot say how much we LOVED our stay here. For us it was definitely a perfect spot. The owners and staff are wonderful and nice. The place is clean, secure and well run. Breakfast is better than the average breakfast. The wifi was great! And they have two modems now so wifi will reach anywhere you are in guesthouse. Attention to detail like always making sure tp in bathrooms. Hot water. We work on our own projects a lot, so this was a great place to reprieve for a while and was the type of place I could have stayed at much longer. Also can store luggage if coming and going from Kuching. The location wasn't a bother to us, we didn't mind the short walk to get to the waterfront/downtown area. Overall, thank you Marco Polo's for all your hard work and the wonderful stay!!!

    Reviewed August 09, 2016
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