Borneo, Borneo (Sarawak)
Info : Merdeka Palace
Located opposite the Padang Merdeka, the Merdeka Palace is well located for many of the city’s attractions. It is within easy walking distance of the city’s commercial centre and historic sites, whilst being just a short drive from the international airport. The Satok weekends market, Sarawak Museum, Chinese Temple and open air market are all within easy reach.
On site there is a choice of dining, with an Italian eatery and a bar claiming to offer one of the largest selections of malt whiskies in Malaysia.
The hotel has a comfortable colonial charm, and many of the rooms offer views across the city or the Sarawak River. There is a gym, spa and swimming pool 8-stories up. We recommend the deluxe category of rooms for the best views.
In summary, The Merdeka Palace offers simple, clean accommodation with a great position in the city.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
ETG's Matt was always accessible (even though we are based in Hong Kong) and efficient in replying. Will be happy to recommend and use him again! Our guide Bryant in Abai was a real gem. He was very polite, incredibly well spoken, informative, intelligent and gentle. He foresaw our needs, such as ordering chips for the children's lunch, and went out of his way to make things comfortable for us. He was a pleasure to spend time with.