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Hotels in Samarahan

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Samarahan is the main education hub for Sarawak. It was once known as Muara Tuang which was at that time a small trading village and was derived from the location of the place at the meeting of two rivers namely, Sungai Tuang and Sungai Samarahan. Some of the famous attractions here are UNI Square and Summer Shopping Mall. End your day at some of the best Samarahan hotels that can be found here.

Popular hotels in Samarahan

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Place2Stay Business Hotel @ Campus Hub
11, Kuching Outer Ring, Campus Hub Commercial Center, Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 94300
Convenient - 8.1 / 10(449)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING My Inn Hotel Kota Samarahan
Sublot 11, Lot 1508 Block 26, MTLD Jalan Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 94300
Impressive - 8.6 / 10(198)
Vista Ilmu,Jalan Dato Mohammad Musa,, Kuching, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 94300
LOBBY Concept Homestay Kota Samarahan
Lot 5357, Central Villa Phase 1, Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa, Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 94300
Jalan Menarek, Kuching, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, 94300
With a stay at Seri Kenangan in Kota Samarahan, you'll be 9.3 mi (15 km) from Vivacity Megamall and 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from City One Shopping Mall. This villa is 11 mi (17.7 km) from The Spring and 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from Boulevard Shopping Mall.

Most commonly asked questions in Samarahan

What are the most popular landmarks in Samarahan?

The most popular landmarks in Samarahan are QQ Amusement Park, Summer Mall

How many hotels are listed in Samarahan?

Currently, there are around 5 hotels that you can book in Samarahan


Samarahan is a district in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is located around 30 km south east of Kuching. Kota Samarahan, its capital is the main education hub for Sarawak and officially known as “Town of Knowledge”.

History of Samarahan

Samarahan was once known as Muara Tuang which was at that time a small trading village. The name Muara Tuang was derived from the location of the place at the meeting of two rivers namely, Sungai Tuang and Sungai Samarahan.

Locale Language in Samarahan

The locals in Samarahan include mostly the Bidayuhs, followed by Ibans, Malays and Chinese. Locals speak their tribal language and Bahasa Melayu Sarawak. Student community within Samarahan areas speak Bahasa Melayu and English fluently.

How To Get There

Air Transport

There are flights to Kuching provided by Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Firefly and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to Samarahan.

Land Transport

There is a new road called the Kuching-Kota Samarahan Expressway that links Samarahan with major industrial areas of Demak Laut, Pending and Sama Jaya. This highway also shortened the distance from Kuching-Kota Samarahan to 11 kilometers.

Transportations in Samarahan

Other public transport available as means of access into Samarahan from Kuching is by the ferry at Sungai Kuap.

Tourist Attractions in Samarahan

Being known as the main education hub of Sarawak, Samarahan is the location of the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), the University Institute Technology MARA (UiTM), the Tun Abdul Razak Teachers Training College, the Science and Technology Park, the Industrial Training Centre, the Public Health Laboratory and the Sarawak International Medical Centre. Due to the uprising and fast development, Samarahan is also being aimed to become one of Malaysia’s cyber city. Current local hangout spot includes the UNI Square and Summer Shopping Mall that caters to the student life in the city.

Cultural Attraction

While staying in Samarahan, for insights of Sarawak cultural heritage, people may head out to the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. This village showcases the various replicas of Sarawak major ethnic groups’ houses and its community way of life. On several scheduled intervals, there will be cultural performances too.

If you happen to be spending your weekend morning in Samarahan, do not miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Satok Guest Market. Shop for almost anything like local batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and crafts, antiques and souvenirs, cakes and local delicacies, even pets and herbs. Among the famous catch here is the Salted Terubuk Fish, Sarawak Bamboo Mats and Pua Kumbu Fabrics.


Notable Sarawak delicacies that can be enjoyed at most restaurants around town are Laksa Sarawak and Kolok Mee. Pay a visit to the local cake shop and taste the famous Sarawak layered cakes in many flavours offered. At the end of the day, treat yourself for a great seafood dinner at Topspot Seafood Centre, an open seafood grilled centre located on top of a central building at the heart of Kuching town.

Hotels in Samarahan

Fairlane Inn

A great hotel situated 15.1 km from Samarahan. A simple hotel with decent facilities.

Zotel Business & Leisure Hotel

Zotel Business & Leisure Hotel has a very good location. It offers splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided.

Memoire Hornbill Hotel

One of the most common preferred hotel situated 15.3 km from Samarahan. This hotel is likable by many tourist travelling solo, accompanied with friends or family.

Citadines Uplands Kuching

For family vacation or leisure, this place provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay.

Grand Margherita Hotel

This hotel is a perfect choice for people seeking a luxurious treat for holiday. Get the most excellent services and make your stay a memorable experience.

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