The Miri Marriott is set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens situated on the coast overlooking the South China Sea. Close to Miri is the home of the largest traditional Longhouse inhabited by the Iban tribe. This is a wonderful place to visit to obtain insight into the traditional living habits of one of the oldest established tribes in Borneo.
This luxury 5 star property has a wide range of rooms from pool and ocean view rooms to spacious suites, all elegantly furnished and with the facilities one would expect of a hotel of this standard. Dining options include Zest, an international restaurant offering a variety of cuisine from freshly made pasta, pizzas from wood burning ovens and wok-fried Asian delicacies. There is also a laid back poolside restaurant and bar, a deli and Lush Bar for live music and classic cocktails.
The Marriott boasts Sarawak's largest free form swimming pool, well equipped gym and the Mandara Spa with a range of pampering treatments designed to soothe and rejuvenate. When not enjoying the hotel's extensive facilities it is an easy trip out to the Iban Longhouses or many of the other fascinating cultural and natural wonders of this unspoilt region.
Please note that a stay here can only be booked through Scott Dunn as part of an itinerary with at least 7 nights accommodation in total.
The five floors of the Miri Marriott house 211 Rooms and nine Suites all contemporarily furnished with comfort in mind. Deluxe Rooms are all the same in size with a choice of views over the pool, gardens and ocean, some of which have private balconies and some of which interconnect. The Suites have the addition of a separate living room allowing plenty of space for guests to enjoy. Facilities in all rooms include TVs and internet access.
Children are made very welcome at the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa, and there are daily recreational activities on offer including board games, pool games, arts and crafts etc. Facilities include an outdoor children's pool, playground, 'kiddies aerobics' and babysitting.
There are three informal restaurants serving a range of freshly prepared International cuisine including The Borneo Baking Company, a deli with fantastic fresh breads, pastries and cakes and the Matahari Pool Terrace with swim-up bar, delicious light lunches and ice cold beers. In-room dining is also available. For those feeling active here is a gym and aerobics studio, tennis courts and Sarawak's largest free form swimming pool. For those preferring to wind down, the Mandara Spa offers a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments guaranteed to soothe the body and mind.
The highlight of being in Miri is the visits to local Iban Longhouses which can be enjoyed with a half day excursion, there are also fabulous caves, waterfalls and national parks to explore. Other local activities include biking and hiking trails and golf.
When to travel
Like the rest of Malaysia, Sabah’s climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January. At higher elevations the temperature is refreshingly cool, dropping to colder temperatures at night. Mount Kinabalu has its own climate and, above 3500m, temperatures can drop to freezing.
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Location and directions
Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Miri Marriott Resort and Spa is situated on twenty acres of landscaped gardens overlooking the South China Sea and backed by gentle hills covered with tropical greenery. The resort is just minutes from Miri city centre with diving spots and national parks nearby.
How to get there
17-hour international flight (one change) to Miri International Airport. The hotel is just 10-minutes from airport.