Kuching has a lot of historical buildings, but getting to them can be a problem if you do not have transportation.

While you can scan online maps for a place to stay, checking out information on a particular hotel can be biased and confusing. As a Kuching local, here, I try to provide you a review of hotels in Kuching which are closest to historical attractions or buildings.

Please do note that the hotels listed below are in random, and if you would like to know more about them, just click on the link/hotel name.  To learn about these historical buildings or areas, please go here.

1THE WATERFRONT HOTEL

The Waterfront Hotel is located at the old quarter of Kuching. Historical attractions located within 5 to 10 minute of the hotel include Brooke era buildings such as the the Old Sarawak Museum, the Textile museum, the Old Court House, the Kuching Old Mosque, the Main Post Office, St Thomas Cathedral, Carpenter Street and the Square Fort. The Astana, and Fort Margherita are also historical buildings built during the Brooke era which are located just across the river from the hotel. Room rates at this hotel can be found here.

 

2MERDEKA PALACE & SUITES

Just 100m from The Waterfront Hotel is Merdeka Palace. The historical Brooke era buildings are a little further to Merdeka Palace if compared to The Waterfront Hotel, but they are still within walking distances. This includes the Old Sarawak Museum, the Textile museum, the Old Court House, the Kuching Old Mosque, the Main Post Office, St Thomas Cathedral, Carpenter Street and the Square Fort. The Astana, and Fort Margherita are also historical buildings built during the Brooke era which are located just across the river from the hotel.

If you are looking for a promotion to stay at this hotel, check out these deals.

 

3RANEE BOUTIQUE SUITES

Ranee hotel is a small but chick hotel located at the Kuching Waterfront. Overlooking the hotel is the Astana and Fort Margherita, with the Sarawak Tourism Complex, the Textile Museum, Carpenter Street and Grand Post Office just around the corner. The Old Mosque of Kuching is about ten minutes away fron the hotel, and you can walk through the famed Indian Street to reach the mosque.

Rooms at Ranee can be highly sought after, so if you want to grab yourself one at a fraction of the usual price, check out this link.

 

4HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL

Harbour View Hotel is located not far from the old quarter of Kuching (Carpenter Street) which is about five minutes walk from the hotel. Beside the hotel you have the famed ‘Tua Pek Kong’, which is one of the oldest temple in Kuching. Walk a little further, and the Old Post Office, the Textile Museum, The Old Mosque of Kuching and the Sarawak Tourism Complex is reachable with Fort Margherita and The Astana located 15 minutes across the Sarawak river.

While rates at Harbour View are amazingly low, you could get better deals here.

 

5DORMANI HOTEL

Located near the old mosque of Kuching, Dormani Hotel is a small hotel which is located at the edges of the historic old quarter of Kuching City, a stone throw from the Old Kuching Mosque. Not far from this hotel is Barrack Road and India Street which retain the colonial looking Brooke era shop houses. If you walk a little further down, you will reach Carpenter Street, The Sarawak Tourism Complex, The Old Post Office and the Textile Museum. The Astana and Fort Margherita are just across the river.

Dormani published rates get lower if you book here.

 

6SINGAHSANA LODGE

Singahsana Lodge is located not far from the old quarter of Kuching (Carpenter Street) which is about five minutes walk from the hotel. In front of the lodge you have the famed ‘Tua Pek Kong’, which is one of the oldest temple in Kuching. Walk a little further, and the Old Post Office, the Textile Museum, The Old Mosque of Kuching and the Sarawak Tourism Complex is reachable with Fort Margherita and The Astana located 15 minutes across the Sarawak river.

If you are keen to check out room rates in Singgahsana, go here.

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Stays in the outskirts of Kuching, and roams around town looking for the hidden gems of his beloved city. A contributor to international sites such as TripAdvisor and Google Maps. Previously wrote for Tiger Tales, the in-flight magazine of Tiger Airways.

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