The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel
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7.7

Very good
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Housekeeping8
Shops3
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 80 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sarawak Museum 140 m
Kuching Esplanade 430 m
Cat Monument 1.2 km
Sarawak Orchid Garden 2.2 km
Cat Museum 3.5 km
Semenggoh Nature Reserve 17.5 km
Sarawak Cultural Village 21.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Padang Merdeka Park 110 m
Sarawak Museum 140 m
St. Thomas's Cathedral 150 m
Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Masjid 170 m
Taman Muzium 210 m
Main Post Office 260 m
Saujana Car Park Complex 260 m
Plaza Merdeka 270 m
Textile Museum 280 m
Left And Right Artisan Handcraft 300 m
Free Wi-Fi

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel

Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, P.O. Box A298, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93000 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to Sarawak Museum
Within 140 m of property
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kuching every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center2.00 Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKuching International Airport (KCH)
Distance to airport7.7 km

Rooms available at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel

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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • City view
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3 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 107 m²/1152 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 serviced apartment 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 The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Apartments at Merdeka Palace 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 serviced apartment can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3335 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 serviced apartment.

What are my dining options at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The closest airport to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel is Kuching International Airport, 7.6 km away.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Chin Lian Long Bus Station, 320 m away from The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel is located in Kuching City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Ristorante Beccari, Sunset Avenue by Boardriders Cafe and Food Heaven.

What popular shopping places are close to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

Shopping options in The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel’s Kuching City Center neighborhood include CityOne Megamall, The Spring Shopping Mall and Vivacity Megamall.

What are popular attractions near The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel is located in Kuching City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Kuching Esplanade, Sarawak Museum and Chinese Museum.

What popular beaches are close to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel is located in the Kuching City Center area, which includes Bako Nasional Park Pantai Pandan Kecil, Paid To Vacation and DreamTrips.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel?

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel is located within Kuching City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Merdeka Court, Regatta and Geng Cdak Ngayuh Port.

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What people love about The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Kitchen with water kettle and microwave."

    nursahdun

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    January 20, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The kids loved it and so do the adults."

    ARDIF

    |

    December 18, 2018

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Apartment is spacious and comfortable."

    Lee

    |

    October 13, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 454 Kuching properties
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Room size
109 sqm.
Location score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
6.8/10
Service score
7.8/10
Bigger than
98
%
of Kuching properties
Better than
87
%
of Kuching properties
Better than
85
%
of Kuching properties
Better than
75
%
of Kuching properties
Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
339 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Facilities
7.0
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
the experience of our 3 nights stay there is superb.
SIM from Malaysia
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More about The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel

More about The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel

Centrally located, the regal The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel gives guests privileged access to some of Kuching’s historical jewels, including the Sarawak Museum and Padang Merdeka. The hotel is just a five-minute walk to the Plaza Merdeka and a 10-minute walk to the Main Bazzar – famed for its souvenir shops – and the city center along with other attractions.

The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel features 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The hotel offers comprehensive facilities that include access to Wi-Fi, a health center, gym, swimming pool, and sauna, ensuring a pleasure stay for guests.

The hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets. For these reasons, guests are welcome to stay at the The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel for an unforgettable experience.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

7.0

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Swimming Pool

5 mentions

View

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Exterior corridor
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
Location
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, P.O. Box A298, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Malaysia, 93000
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Kuching International Airport (KCH)
    7.7 km
  • Tanjung Manis Airport (TGC)
    117.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Masjid
    170 m

Shopping

  • Satok Weekend Market
    2.5 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    300 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    300 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sarawak Museum
    140 m
  • Kuching Esplanade
    430 m
  • Cat Monument
    1.2 km
  • Sarawak Orchid Garden
    2.2 km
  • Cat Museum
    3.5 km
  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve
    17.5 km
  • Sarawak Cultural Village
    21.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Padang Merdeka Park
    110 m
  • Sarawak Museum
    140 m
  • St. Thomas's Cathedral
    150 m
  • Klinik Kesihatan Jalan Masjid
    170 m
  • Taman Muzium
    210 m
  • Main Post Office
    260 m
  • Saujana Car Park Complex
    260 m
  • Plaza Merdeka
    270 m
  • Textile Museum
    280 m
  • Left And Right Artisan Handcraft
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Others
  • Please note that this property is an independently operated by individual owner. It is a private unit of vacation home and therefore does not have a check in counter. The owner will arrange a session of ‘Meet & Greet’ for key handover and familiarization of the property. Guests will have access to owner’s contact details in case of any query of the property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee80 MYR
  • Distance from city center2.00 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3335 MYR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee9 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors19
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 213
  • Year property opened1997

Reviews of The Apartments at Merdeka Palace Hotel from real guests

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7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.0
Facilities7.0
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service7.7
Value for money7.9
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7-8 Very Good (38)
6-7 Good (17)
<6 Below Expectation (41)
Time of the year
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Jun - Aug (34)
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Dec - Feb (54)
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9.2
Exceptional
nursahdun from Brunei Darussalam
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

GREAT STAY!!”

Stayed in 2 bedrooms apartment + 3 bedrooms apartment for 9 of us.. very thoughtful of the hotel to provide both apartments which were just next door to each another. Appreciate that!!! thx location great.. just short walk to Kuching Waterfront and Plaza Merdeka.. so most attractions in Kuching Centre are just walkable. Room - spacious n big..with kitchen, dining area, tv area, ensuite bathroom as well as one separate toilet. Kitchen with water kettle and microwave. The 3 bedrooms apartment has fridge. Free parking space. In our case, designated hotel parking lot for high roof van was also available. All the hotel staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Thanks. Can't say the same for the room service / cleaner though (don't want to complain or say anything negative. So will just say - I guess from the previous reviews from others regarding room services were true) Overall.. enjoyed our 4N5D stay here !!! thanks again !!!

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
NURUL from Malaysia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Very near to Plaza Merdeka”

We booked 2-bedroom apartment for our stay (4 adults + 7-yo kid + 12months baby). The apartment is very spacious, the facilities are great (swimming pool, gym, indoor playground for kids) and the location is very near to Plaza Merdeka and Kuching waterfront (walking distance).

Reviewed February 01, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Clarence from Malaysia
Group
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Food, culture , people”

Helpful staff, Great view , Clean

Apartment is clean with beautiful view of Kuching town. Lobby is impressive with lots of decors. Parking is no problem and hotel provide two parking space per room.

Reviewed March 16, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
SIM from Malaysia
Group
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

The staff is very helpful and trying very hard to meet our request as our group consists of 36 members. We booked seven 3-roomed apartments and yet the apartments have different types of bedding. Anyway, the experience of our 3 nights stay there is superb. The hotel is within walking distance to water front, the open- air market is nearby, a shopping complex is also available. The museum (though under renovation) is just next door. Most importantly the price is reasonable.

Reviewed April 21, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Liaw from Malaysia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Good place to stay in when in Kuching”

The location is nearby all point of interest that we wish to taste and experience, just by walking distance. The staff in hotel apartment is friendly and considerate especially we have young children travel with us, the check in and check out process handled professionally and fast. Helpful in term of request made by us they response fast. Facilities might look aged but well maintained, good job. Will consider again for next Kuching visit.

Reviewed November 21, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
angela from Malaysia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Classic and strategic location”

ambiance, location, view

It was a pleasant stay for me, my parents and my 2 sisters. The place located at center of the city and just next to Sarawak Museum and a shopping mall. Easy to find food where the hawker/restaurant you can find them easily. The ambiance of hotel was peaceful, I love when backed to the hotel about 7pm, you can hear the live piano played by someone who is very talented. Overall, I enjoy my stay there. The only improvement needed is the swimming pool. The cleanliness can be improved because I found the water in the pool was not really clean(found black dirt in the water).

Reviewed March 21, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Group
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Staff & Cleanliness”

Hi, the hotel needs more staff for quick cleaning service. I had to wait over 50 minutes for the check-in process because my booked apartment is under cleaning by housekeeping staff and was not fully cleaned. However, i was given a free breakfast coupon for 5 guests at last day. Nothing else to comment on everything is good. Thank you. January 4, 2020 Qusaizad, Kuala Lumpur.

Reviewed February 14, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
nurulhuda from Malaysia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Old Service Apartment but comfortable”

This hotel is quite old, but clean and comfortable. The location is strategic that all the Kuching attractions were walking distance.

Reviewed February 20, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Catherine from Malaysia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Very strategic location but it needs serious refurbish ”

I chose this because it was the closest hotel to the starting point of kuching marathon. its also really close to the mall. I am not sure about other rooms, but 2-room apartment is so old it looks like its falling apart. But i would definitely give it 5 stars for the services, the staff were all very courteous. I believe the hotel will be great again after some refurnishing.

Reviewed September 16, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Lee from Malaysia
Business traveler
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Spacious apartment ”

Facilities are old, well maintained. Apartment is spacious and comfortable. Swimming pool too small and crowded (maybe it was due to school holiday). only thing was drinks were not provided for apartment. only water kettle provided but there was some deposits and rust inside the kettle. to improve, hope that hotel management can include water dispenser machine on Ground floor reception area or one in every floor.

Reviewed October 13, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Mohd from Malaysia
Group
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Nice but old”

The hotel is perfectly located in front of the famous Padang Merdeka and within 100m away from a shopping mall. The lobby entrance is very nice but once you step into the apartment side of the hotel, you can tell that it really needs refurbishment. Room is spacious but there is no fridge. Will definitely stay there again due to its location, not condition. Hopefully to see more improvement in the future.

Reviewed August 16, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Hj from Brunei Darussalam
Group
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

big spacious apartment”

we stay here with family, we took the 3 bedroom, the room are clean,the room are super cold, the cleaner are friendly and helpful, its nearby to the merdeka shopping mall that we like to go almost everyday, we enjoy our stay here

Reviewed March 21, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Dayang from Malaysia
Family with teens
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

the room quite old”

i think its time for Merdeka Place to make new improvements especially the decorations in the room. paint new colors for the wall.. improve the toilet condition. merdeka palace is such a big name and its well known for long time. make sure people paid what its worth :)

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Tulip from Malaysia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Good ”

Easy to go popular place in Kuching City

Reviewed May 01, 2019

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5.6
Pamela from Singapore
Group
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Very Poor Hygiene Conditions and Broken Facilities”

The hotel rate was cheap. For a three bedroom apartment with eight bed spaces and 2.5 bathrooms, the five of us fit comfortably inside. The location was also good, right next to Padang Merdeka, where we were heading to for the Kuching Marathon 2019. However, the hygiene conditions were appalling! We found a cockroach nest in the master bedroom and baby cockroaches haunted us for the four days that we were there. The entire apartment was very dusty and it induced a sinus flare on some of our friends. Even after housekeeping came, the situation did not improve. Also, the facilities in our room were in poor condition. The refrigerator was not working and when we asked the staff to assist us with it, we were simply met with a reply of 'It's just like that!' That was unacceptable but we did not kick a fuss since we were not there for a long stay. The couch was also stained badly and sinking. I would not stay at this hotel again despite the price.

Reviewed August 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
nursahdun from Brunei Darussalam
Family with teens
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

Great stay!! ”

Stay in 2 apartments (2 + 3 bedrooms apartments) for 9 pax.. Details similar to my other review for the 1st apartment

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Mohd
Solo traveler
3 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

My review of The Apartment at Merdeka Palace Hotel”

Its was a great room with nice staff and the first impression is a wow for me. just they need to do some refurbishment on some items such as the TV(its so vintage) as the TV is not up to what we use to see TV nowdays plus the wifi also need to look at because during my stay the connection is poor and often disconnect so i hope next time i go here, all this can be resolved.

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Mohd from Malaysia
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Spacious Apartment”

two rooms apartment with 3 bathroom and a kitchen, spacious and clean, stategic location, nice city view, walking distance to waterfront, mosque, museum, shopping mall...would love to return on next visit, highly recommended.

Reviewed June 26, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Anderson
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

The place have passed it's glory”

The hotel obviously have seen it glory days. The lobby was great, the staff was terrific. I thought it would continue that way but the moment i entered the room i can smell the carpet molding. The bed sheet seems like it was wash and dry over and over again for the last 10 years. The bathroom was fantastic but no maintenance was done to it. I can see molding all over the ceiling in the bathroom. As I booked the apartment the room was spacious, the view was miraculous but yeah, upset-ted by the carpet smell. The facilities was very disappointing. The pool water was dirty with dead bugs, the toilet and locker was beat up, the sauna was under maintenance for the last couple of years (claimed by the caretaker). The bar was closed and the playground. Don't get me started on that.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Abd from Indonesia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Old hotel but cosy enough”

The room is big. Although it may need some refurbishment, but I find that the size of the room makes up for it. I booked 2 bedroom apartment suite.

Reviewed January 06, 2018

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