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Pullman Kuching Reviews
Affordable luxury stay Jan 01, 2015
Pullman's Group of hotels are recoginsed internally for being a business class hotel. Situated on top of a hill in Kuching, the hotel stands big & proud with the huge entrance.
This being a business class hotel, you are greeted warmly once you step out of your taxi & on the hotel grounds. The bellboy took our bags from the taxi and showed us the conceirge. We checked in & the bellboy took us to the lift & then to our room. There was a huge crowd of Chinese tourist at the lift lobby who were being the typical Chinese tourists from China - so overly loud, rude & excited to get into the lift that the bellboy had to make way for us.
We stayed in a deluxe room on the 11th or 16th floor i cant quite remember.
Wifi & breakfast is included in the room price.
The bed room was modern, very comfy bed, spacious bathroom, cable TV.
Breakfast spread was as expected huge! International & local buffet spread. Everday i decide to try different dish and they change their daily spread. Service was efficient, i had to make a complain to the breakfast Manager to tell a Chinese lady (she is not a PRC by the way) to attend to her screaming/ wailing child instead of pigging out on every food she can find from the buffet spread. For God's sake, it was 7 am - the last thing i need is to hear a screaming & crying child.
This was a huge breakfast hall & the crying just rings into the ears! I think a lot of people were disturbed by the noise too and kept looking but the parents were just too busy eating beside their own child! The manager quickly told the parent to do something but the parents were not doing anything so I shot the manager another disapproving look and she talked to them again & finally after many disapproving looks the father finally decide to take the child out of the room! So thus breakfast is saved!
Unfortunately we found out about the rooftop pool only on our last night. There is also a jacuzzi which we tried. The whole place is supposed to be closed by 8 or 8.30 pm but we stayed there til 9.30pm. Unfortunately the bar at the swimming pool was closed.
There is a live band performing on Tuesday onwards. We were there having drinks and watching them every night since there is not much entertainment in Kuching and shops close early. Pretty good band and they take song dedications.
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Great new hotel in Kuching Jun 10, 2012
Pullman Kuching is one of the latest 5 star hotel in the city of Kuching, Sarawak. It is located quite centrally, in a `hotel cluster' of 4 hotels, together with Hilton Kuching, Grand Margarita, and Riverside Majestic. All these 4 hotels are within walking distance of each other.
The location is very strategic, and one can actually walk down the road, to some nearby eating places, including one which the locals called, `Rooftop' or `Carpark' eating place. right next to the hotel, is a mall but this is just a sleepy mall, nothing much.
Overall, I like the comtemporary look and feel when you first enter Pullman Kuching. The hotel has a grand lobby, with a big entrance, very bright and sunny feel as you enter the lobby. It is also a very spacious lobby, and serves as a good meeting point.
I got a twin room, standard but was pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness of the room. Being a new hotel, I guess everything was properly designed. The beds were still very firm and the feel is just right. Similar with other international class hotel, there was also a choice of pillows whereby you can choose the type that you like, and it will be specially sent to your room. Otherwise, there is the standard type of pillows.
The bathroom is equally as spacious. And for shower, there is the regular shower nozzle, plus a ceiling nozzle, hence you can choose whichever suits you best. There is also a bathtub too but of which i did not have a chance to try out.
The toiletries were provided in a plastic box, but its nothing fancy. Just some regular hotel toiletries.
In the wardrobe, I was also pleasantly surprised to find a yoga mat and a set of small dumbbells! guess there are many business travellers staying here, and I find it very heartening and slightly amused that they cater for the health conscious traveller too. On this note, there are also free yoga classes every Mon and Wed , if you are a yoga practitioner. I didnt have time to check out the gym or the pool though.
The only grouse I have is on the internet connection. I was told at reception that the first hour will be free to hotel guests in the room, but after that, it was chargeable at RM50 per day. There are no hourly. Though the price is comparable with other 5 star hotels, nonetheless, I was truly disappointed as the internet connection was simply very bad, and the line kept dropping. Had a hard time trying to download my work emails and that frustrates me. As internet connection in the room is also only via a LAN cable, hence I find this a limitation as well. Since I also have a samsung galaxy tablet, which I cannot connect. The only wireless internet connection available, is at the hotel lobby area, which has a slightly better connectivity than in the hotel rooms.
The buffet breakfast has a nice spread and for this, I must commend the hotel for the effort and excellent service of the cafe staff. Whenever I asked for coffee, they were very prompt to respond, as well as offering me warm milk to go with the coffee. Real delightful service! :) the food spread itself has many international staples - Asian, continental, local Malaysian, Indian and even Japanese. There is simply enough of a variety for everyone. And the quality of the food is good as well. In a nutshell the best part of my stay, and in my opinion, of the hotel, is the breakfast buffet.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, if you are looking for a quality 5 star hotel or business class hotel in Kuching.
Pullman Kuching Overview
Located in the heart of Kuching on top of the hill, the hotel offers astonishing panoramic view of the city and the Sarawak river. Adjacent to a two storey city life sytle shopping center ' Hills Shopping Mall' and within walking distance to commercial center and city attractions.
The newest edition to the 5 stars international brand in the city, located in the heart of Kuching at the hill, the hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers. 05/10fw.
Blending visionary design with simplistic elegance, redefines the lifestyle of modern day travellers with contemporary living spaces that feel warm and familiar.
Hotel's lobby with its loft sytle glass walls, allows natural light to flood in, evoking sense of chic urban living.
Puzzle at Lobby level is the all day dining restaurant, serves international dishes. Nu Er Hong at Lobby level, natrually lit contemporary decor of the open concept kitchen, serves authentic chinese cuisine.
Rooms have the same facilities such as pillow menu, LCD TV with interactive device ports, IPOD audio station, Internet access, in room safe, exclusive bathroom amenities with bath tub and separate rain forest shower, bathrobes & slippers.
11 kms to the nearest airport (kuching), Close to the trade fair ground (borneo convention centre).