Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia
At a Glance
A comfortable and modern city hotel with great views over the city and river
Excellent dining options including a deli-style cafe and authentic Chinese restaurant; Nu Er Hong
Centrally located, within walking distance from the city's main attractions
Light and spacious accommodation with exceptional views
Excellent facilities including a fitness centre, spa and pool
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Like the rest of Malaysia, Sarawak'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.
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The Pullman Kuching is a comfortable, modern hotel, with a great central location. With a high standard of facilities, and panoramic views of Kuching and the Sarawak River, this is good base for a few days spent exploring the area.
All 389 rooms at The Pullman have superb views over Sarawak River or Kuching city. The rooms have all the modern facilities of an international-style hotel, including cable TV, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The design is contemporary and fuss-free, and the bathrooms feature a shower and separate bathtub.
The Pullman offers an array of dining options. Puzzle is the hotel's all day dining restaurant, with a wide range of buffet and a la carte options available. Nu Er Hong offers authentic Chinese cuisine, including an extensive dim sum menu. For lighter bites or a refreshing juice or cocktail, there is Cafe Chat, the Déjà Vu Bar & Lounge, or the Liquid Bar, which is by the hotel's pool.
When not out exploring the city, The Pullman's facilities offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation or fitness. The hotel has a lovely pool and Jacucuzzi, and there is a holistic Spa with seven spa treatment rooms, including one couples room. Their treatments include the traditional Balinese massage, facial treatments and reflexology. The gym is kitted out with all the best equipment, with a stunning backdrop of the city whilst you exercise. There are a number of fitness classes available, including yoga and dance.
The Pullman Kuching has 389 rooms, all of which have views either of the Sarawak River, city, or both. The rooms are modern and spacious, with all of the amenities to provide a comfortable stay, including air-conditioning, TV, and bathrooms with a separate bathtub and shower.
Children are welcome to stay at the Pullman Kuching, and the accommodation is family-friendly, with specific Family Rooms and extra beds available in all other rooms.
The Pullman offers plenty of dining options. Puzzle is the all-day dining restaurant, serving a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and a variety of a la carte options. Nu Er Hong offers authentic Chinese cuisine, including dim sum. For light snacks during the day, there is a fresh deli at Cafe Chat. Déjà Vu, located in the modern lobby lounge offers alcoholic drinks, fine wines and has an excellent Tapas Menu. By the pool, Liquid Bar serves healthy snacks, juices and cocktails.
The Pullman has a great pool and Jacuzzi, and there is also a lovely spa which has seven treatment rooms and offers a range of therapies and massages.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
The Pullman is the best hotel option in Kuching if you're happy to spend that little bit extra. It is likely you will only be here for a night or two but being just 5 years old, the facilities here are up to scratch and the rooms and bathrooms modern and very clean. They have a large outdoor pool too which is very welcoming for a refreshing swim or some morning laps! Breakfast will also set you up for the day ahead with a large variety of hot and cold options from across the world, so make sure you don't miss it.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
With the most stunning views over the city and a very grand entrance hall, this hotel most definitely exceeded all expectations. All of the bedrooms have river views, long bay windows and stunning spacious bathrooms. The hotel has a large pool, very inviting spa and gym facilities. Although the Hilton is closer to the river, I personally feel that the Pullman is slightly more up to date and has more to offer.
Bako National Park
Only 37 kilometres from Kuching, Bako is Sarawak's oldest national park. Renowned for its biodiversity, the park offers a wonderful opportunity to see an amazing array of Borneo's flora and fauna.
Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre
Kubah National Park is only 20 kilometres from Kuching, and the park's three mountains; Gunung Serapi, Selang and Sendok can be seen clearly from the city. Spend a day exploring the park, including a visit to the Matang Wildlife Centre.
Kuching Cycling Tour - The Kampong Ride
Take to two wheels for a few hours to explore the traditional villages on the outskirts of Kuching, and visit colourful markets. This fun cycling tour is a great way to get a bit more off the beaten track and to see the day to day lives of the locals.
Kuching Food Tour
Malaysia is a wonderfully diverse country and this is reflected in the cuisine. Spend a few hours exploring the culinary side of Kuching, learning about the importance of food in daily life, and sampling some of the different dishes on offer.
Malaysian Home Cooking, Kuching
This half day experience is a lovely way to learn about Malaysian cuisine and to gain an insight into the everyday life of local families. You will be involved in the entire culinary process from market to table.
Semenggok Orangutan Centre
Semenggok is home to previously injured and captive orangutans that have been rehabilitated. Due to the success of the programme, there is also a chance of seeing babies. Visit the centre at feeding times to try and spot the elusive 'man of the forest'.
Walk the 'White Rajah' Trail
With a delightful mix of charming streets, Colonial architecture and a plethora of temples, churches and mosques, Kuching is a wonderful to city to explore on foot. Accompanied by a private guide, explore the historical alleys and soak up the atmosphere.
Location & directions
Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia
The Pullman is in a central location in the city of Kuching, close to the shopping areas and the Sarawak River.
How to get there
18-hour international flight (one change) to Kuching. The Pullman Kuching is a 20-minute road transfer from the airport. Kuching can also be reached by direct flight from many other Asian cities.
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