Basaga Holiday Residences Kuching
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Nice and cosy - excellent food Jun 10, 2012
A lil place tuck away in the Kuching centre, it offers excellent ambiance wt basic amenities. The staff are friendly and always willing to help especially the receptionist at the counter - always ready to book tours for you if needed. We had the poolside room, just nice for family with kids or a couple for a romantic getaway. The restaurant offers brilliant sumptuous cuisine to one's delight - especially the basaga sirloin steak or if you're into the local food try the Sarawak laksa. Breakfast is not a royal affair, however do try the freshly cooked fried kurt tiaw :)))
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Basaga Holiday Residences, Kuching, Malaysia Aug 29, 2010
When I had made up my mind to visit Malaysia I was determined not to stay in a sterile, cold, steel and mortar hotel where undoubtedly they forget your name and face for an absurd price. I was also determined to stay somewhere that felt like, well, Borneo, Malaysia. After days of rummaging through websites filled with exactly the type of hotel I didn't want, Basaga Holiday appeared on my screen. Compared to all the others, the price was reasonable, but actually made me a bit weary. The reviews were good, so I booked it.
The location which is just off a busy main road is a bit further than I expected and well hidden by trees and shrubbery. Even the taxi drivers were a little unsure where to turn. Despite the busy road, Basaga is well hidden, a well hidden secret in Kuching. Its a beautiful white stucco house with dark wood trimming, with a veranda, fountain pool, bar, restaurant and additional rooms in a detached wing. The overall atmosphere is exactly what I was looking for, relaxed Malaysia.
But even more important was that each time I had a request, question or arrangements made, the staff was more than happy to help. Each time I returned from an outing, someone greeted me with a smile and concern for my outing; most notably, the front desk agent, Zeyn. Brandon, who seems to be the Bellman, transportation and tour arranger, was always helpful and enthusiastic. Jerome, the bartender, was great company and a great conversationalist. The staff is definitely a great asset to Basaga.
The restaurant offered both Malay and Western foods and both were equally good. The fountains and landscaping made for a very relaxing ambience. The morning breakfast, which is included in the price, is more than a continental breakfast. Eggs, sausage, fruit and Malay noodle dishes were offered.
The room was simple in decor, nothing fancy. There is not a phone in the rooms which was a little inconvenient, and as a woman, a safety concern since my room was facing outward. However, there are two doors to go through to get to the room. The shower stall was located outside of the room which was new for me and I often wondered if it could be seen from the second floor windows.
Basaga is definitely in the top five of places I have stayed in Asia because of its ambience and its greatest asset, its staff. I highly recommend Basaga and hope someday to return myself.
Basaga Holiday Residences Kuching Overview
Basaga is located in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, an island long known for its rich history, culture and eco-tourism.
Our property is a truly unique hotel and travel accommodation concept with a great environment and almost resort-like relaxing atmosphere, unlike any that is currently available in the urban Kuching area.
Nestled in a secluded, well wooded private property just a mere 7-minute drive away from the City center, Basaga features an exclusive number of 33 well-appointed rooms with full in-room amenities, an annex which houses a private dormitory and leisure facilities contained on the property grounds for our guests' convenience.
Basaga's innovative room products and range of services can accommodate the varying needs of tourists and travelers, offering good service, private seclusion with great value for money.
Basaga extends the added convenience of providing transportation for our guests.
Airport Shuttle Service
Complimentary Airport Transfers are provided for guests staying in our rooms. Simply inform us in advance of your flight arrival and departure details upon reservations and the Basaga Shuttle will transport you to and from the airport free of charge.
Walk-in guests will be provided with a complimentary one-way transfer to the airport to catch your onward flight.
Basaga City Shuttle
Complimentary scheduled daily transportation to and from strategic locations within Kuching are also provided for all our room and Basaga Dormitory guests. Current schedules will be provided upon check-in.
Chartered shuttle is also available for guests wishing to travel at unscheduled times to unscheduled locations. This service is provided with a small fare schedule which can be obtained from the Reception counter.
BarSaga is an amazing outdoor open concept bar serving a good variety of beverages and cocktails.
The daytime atmosphere is definitely cool and relaxing, and at night it turns into an amazing social spot with great ambience; the lighting, the breeze, plus the wide and very cool music selection ever present in the background.
Seating is available in the main courtyard, the bar deck and the Mainhouse Terrace areas.
For those who prefer privacy, there are 2 air-conditioned private rooms available with prior reservation at the front desk.
The Restaurant At Basaga
The Restaurant is also located in the main courtyard. The atmosphere is casual with good eats ranging from finger foods, grills and main dishes.
Choose from a selection of all time favorites from both Asian and Western cuisine prepared by our in-house chef.
Diners may choose to have dinner in the main courtyard itself, or at the bar deck, Mainhouse Terrace or in the Basaga Private Rooms.
Barbecue days are Sundays where you can savor succulently seasoned meats and grilled vegetables under the sun in a secluded resort atmosphere.
The Restaurant is open from 8.30 am - 10.00 am for breakfast and from 12.00 pm till midnight daily for all-day dining.
In-House hotel guests can order from the bar for food to be sent to the rooms.
Basaga Holiday Residences Amenities