"The awesome waterfall that is built by the owner is worth my..."
May 7, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.3|
|Distance to city center||8 km|
|Nearest airport||Kuching International Airport (KCH)|
|Distance to airport||5.8 km|
"Loved the jacuzzi and pool."
January 3, 2016
"Great place to relax."
January 3, 2016
The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage Kuching
Kuching City Center
Kuching City Center
Damai / Santubong
Kuching City Center
"Staff is very helpful and friendly."
January 3, 2016
Situated in Kuching on the Island of Borneo, The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage Kuching is nestled in a peaceful and lovely home away from home and is ideally suited for people who seek a break from the hectic life. The property is stylish and well furnished with unique ambience that makes you feel amazingly comfortable. Have a great time with family days or nights out and take a journey to visit several popular sites of Kuching via the trips and tours organized by the hotel or enjoy a late afternoon around the BBQ pit. Take a rest or have fun in the unique waterfall pool, Jacuzzi, garden shower, or an outdoor hot tub after the all the sightseeing. For another level of comfort, guests can visit a fish spa, use the steam room, or exercise at the gym. The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage Kuching is a simple Borneo-styled guesthouse featuring air conditioning and a balcony. The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage Kuching is a perfect destination for leisure travelers who are looking to be away from all the hassle of their lives.
"Very photogenic place."
January 3, 2016
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Most horrible place I have ever been! ”
What a fraude! I booked a Queen size bed and got a matress on the ground in a filthy cabin. Nothing was clean. The bathroom floor hadn't been cleaned in ages. Weird Owner, weird guy working there. No Wifi in the room, only in the bar. The password is something with nudist. A was alone and the only guest. I called a cab and left. I didn't feel save up there. The mosquitos sure liked me. I was bitten 20 times in the half hour I was there. I got ripped off for € 75
Due to the council is carrying out necessary road re-surfacing and extension work, it has created the dust to the surrounding nearby where our place faced. As a consequences, it is indirectly caused the unpleasant environment and stagnant water from the drainage became breeding grounds for mosquitoes. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Left after 1 night
Dear Sue, Thank you for your comments. We apologize for the problems that you encountered during your last stay. We would appreciate if you could point out where the problem lies. So that we might learn more about how to improve our property and service for you and our other guests. Please feel free to visit our FB page The Secret Sanctuary for your further insights. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to another chance to serve you.
Love the place for its ambience and serenity”
The awesome waterfall that is built by the owner is worth my stay. Wish I could stay there for another few more days / weeks. Waking up every morning with the sound of water flowing and birds whistling is pure joy. You won't get this anywhere in a city.
Very interesting place”
Very romantic and interesting place in the middle of the city
Stayed here for 3 nights when I was in Kuching. It was just a little bit further out from the city than I expected
Rural feel in urban city”
Nice hotel, feel natural. It has a pond for fish spa which is nice
Wont visit again”
I will say it doesnt suit me and its not a hotel or resort for me. PRO 1) peaceful and very natural 2) spacious room with 2 queen size beds available 3) nice pools CONs 1) location is kinda far from Kuching town and its located inside a residential area. 2) NO BREAKFAST provided 3) drinks and jaccuzi need to extra paid. 4) need to inform owner if need to go out/ coming back as apparently only owner has the key for main gate 5) no wifi 6) showers and toilets have no door and made from bamboos 7) mosquitoes and bugs
Peaceful place for tolerant people”
Dont expect host and staff to be available at all time. They appear sometimes Do expect trust to you as a guest, a lot of freedom and mellow atmosphere. The only minus is a monkey that may be aggressive to children. You have to onserve it all the time. Location is close to airport but quite far to central Kuching.
Extremely helpful staff and very awesome rooms”
Probably the best boutique type hotel i stayed in. Very photogenic place. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Loved the jacuzzi and pool. Great place to relax. Only setback is the mosquitoes. However if we do come back to kuching again will definitely come back for a stay.
The Secret Sanctuary Boutique Cottage Kuching”
So dirty of the environment, (maybe they want it look like natural ...(sorry for my broken English)
Great and original place”
Great place. Only negative thing I can think of is the simple breakfast. And you have to know before you go here that there is a monkey, which can be agressive to new people
Nice view hotel but I won't visit again.”
Food is so so only.breakfast was worse.hot water is not working well in our room.toilet door is spoiled.mirror is outside our room.no provide mineral water and room service.we can't boil hot water also.wifi is very slow in our room.
Overall nice stay. If your looking for traditional style hotel then this one is not for you. This is more like homestay with separate rooms around the property. Food was good the one night we ate there. Bar is self serve on the honor system. Décor is a little different and with a lot clutter everywhere. I felt the bar could have been cleaner since people are cutting fruit and making drinks. Several times there was old fruit around on the counters. That may bother some people. Overall it was still nice stay.
Beware of monkey visits & poor bath facilities”
Very poor. We left first thing in the morning after a nights stay. 1) Visited by a monkey whilst on the loo. No doors to loo. Apparently the monkey is a regular visitor from the jungle nearby. Was very scary. 2) No hot water in the bathroom-which had to be accessed by leaving the room. Had no lights to see at night. 3) We booked the twin room which was essentially a double bed split into two (mattress & base). My roommate got the base, and did not sleep a wink all night. 4) No real doors or locks to bath facilities 5) Water feature everywhere-so sound of running water keeps you up constantly. No quiet. Breeding ground for mosquitoes!
Wonderfully Bohemian Friendly Little Hidden Palace”
We loved it here - in fact so much so we stayed an extra week. Cyril the owner went all out to give us the best time possible - he made us feel so welcome and even took us out to see the sites, without expecting anything in return. He was a true gentleman. The energy and sheer style of the place is all created entirely from his passion - every corner reveals an unexpected room in which to lounge, a beautiful little pool complete with waterfall, a fish spa to sooth one's aching feet. His staff were so friendly, there was an honesty bar in which it was up to you to be just that - honest. In fact the whole place felt authentic and honest - it was a dream - we did not want to leave. I'm sure the place is not for everyone, but if you want to experience true hospitality and a non judgmental, almost spiritual vibe, then don't let this place remain a secret to you - go and see Cyril - he works so hard to make the place a mini paradise and really deserves to have punters to share it with - that seems to be his love. We would return annually if we could. Thanks Cyril, for making our stay so memorable xx
Probably our favorite place in Malaysia”
We loved our stay at the Secret Sanctuary! It's a kind of place that deserves a movie made about it... Very relaxing (we all loved the fish spa pool!) + some of the best "fusion" food we had in Malaysia + very helpful owner (Cyril) who helped us with our sightseeing itinerary and drove us everywhere. Perhaps not for business travelers or people who want their hotels perfectly neat and sterile, but if you like the relaxed california hot springs vibe, this place will feel like your second home!
way of life”
Very nice and definitely warm
Best Stay Everrrrrrrrr”
It was superb. We stayed at this place for one night only unfortunately during the Sarawak Rainforest Music Festival. This place has exceeded our expectation. Every guests are welcomed as if they are in their own house. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are fantastic. I really love the hot tub and the swimming pool! Will definitely come back to this place again soon!