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Kedah, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

In town again for work, and I decided to book a place here. The check-in was brief, and the staff Nurfathihah was friendly. She attended to me with a sweet smile. Room was comfy. Spacious and clean, and the city view was remarkable. Hotel is located within walking distance to the riverside, Merdeka Plaza. Breakfast was yummy, and gave an...

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Suwannit C, Thank you for your review of our hotel which I have shared with Nurfatihah and the rest of my team. I am happy that your stay met with your expectations. We always look at ways to improve our services and welcome any feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites...

Langkawi, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights.Upon arrival,was greeted well by the door man.It was a good first impression as i was supose to stay for one night ending up staying for 3 nights. From the deco of the lobby i could tell that this hotel has the potEntial to be a luxurious hotel if manage well.Check in from Donald was fast...

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Alexander_Z1988, Thank you for your review. I have shared your comments with my team and we will make the necessary improvements to our service that you mentioned. I have asked my chefs to ensure that our beef burgers are better than just ok. Best regards Mark Ferguson Hotel Manager

Miri, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the spacious apartment. Rooms being cleaned daily. They take good care of the room maintenance. Looks historical. One think weird that they don't change the tv to flatscreen. So still look like those bulky tv in the 90's. Service is good. Staffs are friendly.

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear CoreyChiam, Thank you for your review. The orders for flat screen TVs have been placed. Best regards Mark Ferguson Hotel Manager

Seria, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unfriendly/unhelpful receptionists that i had came cross in the late Friday on 17 February 2017. I booked a Deluxe room but i was given a family apartment instate due to unavailability of the room. Without saying anything, i went to the apartment and found it rooms were absolutely in shocking condition. I then spoke the receptionists to change my...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Location: The best thing about this Hotel is its location. Situated on the main road next to the mall called Plaza Merdeka. From Kuching Airport, its about 30 min drive. In the front of the hotel you can find a large square lush green ground ideal for walking / jogging. Also, its next to the Museum. So location wise you...

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Deepaksaxena88, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I have shared your comments with my team and we will make the necessary improvements to our service to ensure a great guest experience. We have started on refurbishing our rooms and they will definitely have a fresher look with new linen, towels, carpets and various other amenities to make...

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It was unplanned as the price from Booking.com is too alluring not to have a stay. MP still have its charm despite the outdated rooms. The shower room light was very dim. It feels like you want to get out from there asap as it got a bit scary. Need more TV channels and some of the channels are not...

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Cassandra, Thank you for your comments which I have shared with my team. One of the focus for our refurbishments will be improved lighting. I have taken note of your preference for more TV channels and will look into why some of the TV channels were not clear. I trust that you will continue to reside with us in...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We like this place it is like coming home prices of rooms and apartments are very good and large,breakfast buffet good .staff very friendly ,this hotel near everything what is interesting in kuching yep we come again

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Petruz Z, Thank you for your review of our hotel which I have shared with my team. I am glad that you are happy with your stay. Do let us know the next time you visit so that we can continue to ensure that your stay is wonderful. Best regards Mark Ferguson Hotel Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment suites. Had problem checking in because receptionist could not find my reservation booked through Expedia. Greatest shock when we entered the apartment. Apartment is big and provides good views of Kuching city, but the conditions in the apartment is deplorable. Dirty carpet and mouldy window frames. Basins and toilet bowl cover are stained....

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Binben, Thank you for your review of our hotel which I have shared with the rest of my team. We apologize that your stay in our apartments on this occasion did not meet your expectations. We admit that our apartments are in need of an upgrade and we wish to inform you that we have started a quiet program...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at the Merdeka Palace's Aurora Court starts at 6:30 a.m. The first 10 minutes of breakfast involves a relaxing wait, (locked) outside the dining area as the staff at a comfortable, relaxing pace (start to) set out the food on the buffet table. The buffet spread is just average, but decent considering the price (at RM22, you get what...

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of the breakfast at our Aurora Court which I have shared with my team. We have taken note of your comments and will endeavour to improve the quality and variety of items on our breakfast buffet. The Aurora Court breakfast offers a mix of local and international favourites, including western items for a...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The prices were attractive but the rooms, sadly, were not. The dimness of the rooms and the marked lack of towels and electrical outlets might have been forgivable had our room not been infested with ants. The staff, however, were friendly, and service was generally decent.

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mphskuching, General Manager at Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review which I have shared with my team. I have taken note of your comments and will use this as part of our planning to upgrade our rooms and make sure that they are brighter and have more electrical points. I am sorry that the rooms were not up to your expectations and that...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With an advantageous strategic location, only 15 minutes from the airport, the regal Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites gives guests privilege across to some of Kuching city's historical jewels such as the Sarawak Museum and one of Kuching's landmarks, Padang Merdeka. Nearby are the Textile Museum, Chinese History Museum and Islamic Museum. The Hotel is just a short walk to the newly-built shopping mall, Plaza Merdeka, and is a 5-minute walk to the Waterfront and Main Bazaar. Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites is home to 213 rooms inclusive of apartment suites. The Hotel offers comprehensive facilities including Wi-Fi access, health centre, gym, swimming pool and sauna, all of which ensures a pleasurable stay for guests. The Hotel has six international standard food and beverage outlets: Ristorante Beccari, the award-winning Italian restaurant; Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant; Victoria Arms, the English pub; Yn Cellar; La Habana Cigar Divan; and its cafe bistro, Seattle Coffee & Tea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites

Address: Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $37 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 213
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Merdeka Palace Kuching
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Kuching
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“Choose rooms facing Plaza and avoid Parking view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles deepaksaxena88, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose suite”
 of 5 bubbles Amyyfathmie, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try 16th floor and choose the corner suites which are larger and have a better view od the Sarawak River.”
 of 5 bubbles zackJB09, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“be careful with the kitchen and smoking rooms. Odours are pretty frequent.”
 of 5 bubbles DaniVarela89, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room facing "padang merdeka" (the field in the middle of roundabout) would be interesting.”
 of 5 bubbles kamaluddinz, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
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