Stay: Kuching Tune Hotel review

I stayed at Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching during my weekend in Kuching on Sep. 15.

When I booked my plane tickets for Kuching, the plan was to go to Sematan where my two friends were vacationing at a resort. Unfortunately, it takes a while to get there and the pools close in the evening so D suggested I stay in the city.

I checked out room prices. 360xpress Hotel where I’ve spent a night before was absurdly expensive. Luckily, Tune Hotel was having a sale and I got my room for RM66 (including airconditioning and towel rental).

Tune Hotel Kuching
Tune Hotel Kuchingl

Even though Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching say they have a shuttle, you have to have 2 passengers as a minimum and call in advance or something. I ended up taking a RM30 cab there.

I’ve stayed at Tune Hotel in Kota Bahru and Ipoh so I was familiar with the facilities.

The location of Tune Hotel Kuching was fabulous (even better than 360xpress Hotel). It’s just opposite Hilton Hotel (dimsum buffet lunch!) and a stone’s throw away from the Waterfront.

If you’re interested in how the single room looks like, check out a video tour of the room:

In a nutshell
Stayed at Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching
Pros: Cheap, near waterfront
Cons: No real shuttle to hotel

What to do if you only have 24 hours in Kuching, Malaysia

Checklist for 24-hours in Kuching

  1. Pose with cat statues
  2. Visit cat museum
  3. Visit Sarawak Cultural Village
  4. Take a sampan ride
  5. Watch sun set at waterfront
  6. Eat Sarawak laksa, kolo mee
  7. Visit Chinese Heritage Museum and Tua Pek Kong temple

For a more detailed itinerary, read my guest post on 24 hours in Kuching, Malaysia at Flocations’ blog.

A bit about Flocations, it’s a Web service that lets you pick Southeast Asian budget flights based on your budget and dates. Same end goal as Flight Lover (Cheap flights within my budget but different way of doing it.

PS I’ve just started my guest posting journey, which Alexis Grant from the currently-called The Travelling Writer recommends doing right at the start.

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