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ALWAYS GROWING 79 GUESTHOUSE (FORMERLY JEWELS OF BORNEO)

B&B
No. 66, Lot 118, Upper China Street,, Kuching City Center, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 93000
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Superb
9.1/10
According to 12 guests
Cheap and yet super clean. I slept super soundly for 3 nights. Haha.
Emelia H.
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Based on 27 traveler reviews
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Parking
24-Hour Front Desk
WiFi

Nearby attractions
Kuching Waterfront
(0.24 km)
Tua Pek Kong
(0.39 km)
Fort Margherita
(0.55 km)
Top Spot Food Court
(0.75 km)
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Review by Traveloka users
Review
9.1
/10
Superb
Cleanliness
9.00
Comfort
9.20
Meal
8.22
Location
9.40
Service
9.00

10 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

9.4
A cosy room and the decoration of the place is nice
9.4
Cheap and yet super clean. I slept super soundly for 3 nights. Haha.
8.5
having a nice and friendly conversation
9.1
Nice place and ver comfortable for traveler.
10.0
Great location and perfect for everyone who loves to stroll around the city. Friendly staff, clean rooms with strong wifi. Overall we enjoy and hope to stay again.
9.1
It was a nice 3 day stay in Kuching. Location is walking distance to waterfront.
9.4
Comfort, the service is very good
9.7
The hotel is close to places of interest such as the main bazaar, waterfront, eating places, plaza and others, and the friendly staff .. thanks Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse
8.5
Really suitable for me to like culinary because it's close to a lot of culinary tourism.
9.1
Menarik, berdekatan dengan semua tempat, servis yang berkualiti.
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chipsnfries
Good location, friendly and helpful staff. Cleanliness needs to be improved.
Stayed here for 3 nights as our base for the Rainforest World Music Festival. Location-wise, it is 5 out 5 stars. The guesthouse is within walking distance to the waterfront and Padang Merdeka. It is less than 100 metres from Plaza Merdeka. Went straight from the airport to the Plaza Merdeka to purchase our shuttle bus tickets to the festival venue. We walked to the guesthouse in less than 5 minutes from the Plaza. We arrived around 10 a.m. at the guest house, hoping for an early check-in, but the rooms were still occupied (which is fine with us as we were early). The receptionist was friendly and offered to take our bags up to our room once it is ready. We left our bags at the reception and proceed to walk around the city. There are plenty of food options nearby and the mall is just 5 minutes walk. We only returned to the guesthouse nearing midnight after spending the day at the festival. Our bags were still at the reception. The manager was there to greet us and gave us our keys and access codes for the front door. As we entered the room, we were greeted by mosquitoes. Lots of mosquitoes. The staff gave us a bottle of Ridsect to deal with it. One of the towels provided had stains on it. As we were too exhausted, we did not bother to go down a second time to ask for a new towel. We rate the cleanliness of the room 2 out of 5. The carpets feels and looked like it was not vacuumed. There were also stains on the bathroom floor. I did not take any pictures as I was ready to just crash and sleep. If you are a light sleeper, you may have trouble sleeping here as the walls are thin. The guesthouse is just next to the road and a church is just on the opposite of it. We can hear the vehicles speeding up the hill and church bells. Not a problem for me, but just as a heads up to other travellers. On the second night, we got back late around 2 a.m. to the guesthouse. As I was getting ready for bed, I could hear voices from outside. Our room was directly above the lobby and there seem to be some guests not able to enter the front door. So the security is good, as only guest with access codes could enter the place but at the same time it shows how thin the walls are since we could hear people from outside talking. We actually asked the receptionist for help to book a taxi for us on our last day there. We had an early morning flight and had to get to the airport by 5 a.m. (we wanted to use Uber/Grab, but was afraid that no drivers will be available at 4 in the morning). The taxi did not came though (we asked for pickup time to be 4 a.m., waited in front of the guesthouse at 3.55 a.m. until around 4.15 a.m.) We end up trying our luck and hailed a ride using Grab and there was just the one car that was in the vicinity. Also, if you do need a taxi, you can walk to the Merdeka Palace Hotel which is about 5 minutes from the guesthouse. We would have walked to the Merdeka Hotel if it were not raining that morning.
Friends getaway - Jul 18, 2017
Mirijam L
A perfect place to stay for a few (more) days
Jewels has a peaceful and nice atmosphere. Private rooms and shared bathrooms are perfectly clean. The best is the staff who are always happy to help! Thanks to all of you! The guesthouse is perfectly located in walking distance to the waterfront, nice restaurants and busses e.g. to Bako or the Urang Utan Sanctuary. I would definitely stay here again!
Friends getaway - Apr 10, 2017
Yulia a
Clean and nice hotel and very friendly staff
We've stayed here about one week and enjoyed the hotel a lot. The staff was always very kind and helped us alot with organising the trips to Bako and ferry to Sibu. The room was clean with a comfortable bed and a/c. Also the shared bathrooms were always clean (toilet paper was always filled up) and hot shower was working very well. We really enjoyed the place. The location is just perfect - in the heart of Kuching. For sure we would come again.
Couples - Apr 7, 2017
Mathias148
Nice Guesthouse
The room was great and clean the aircon worked very good and silent so you can let operate wohle night. The place is well located you can explore kuching very easy by walking. Can highly recomend this Guesthouse. Very frindly
Couples - Mar 24, 2017
Mary Y
Leisure
The place is clean and strategically located. Though the rooms are rather small it was reasonable for the price we paid and didnt matter as we only used it to sleep at nights. However, beware if climbing stairs is a problem as the rooms are only accessible by way of a steep flight of stairs. The management are friendly and helpful
- Feb 21, 2017
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Hotel facility

Description

Hotel policy

  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Laundry
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Accessible parking
  • In-room Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • WiFi in public area
  • Business Facilities
    • Photocopier
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Location
    Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is located in area / city Kuching City Center.

    The B&B has a very good location, also near the Kuching International Airport (KCH), which is only 8.11 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Kuching Waterfront within 0.24 km, and Tua Pek Kong within 0.39 km.

    About Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse

    Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is a B&B with great comfort and excellent service according to most B&B's guests.

    Jewels of Borneo Guesthouse is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

    Our check-in time is 1:00pm while check-out is at noon. Additional hours will be charged accordingly. Extra bed is available upon request. All payment are in cash term and to be made in full upon check-in.
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