Borneo, Borneo (Sarawak)
Info : Ranee Kuching
A boutique hotel with character based in Kuching’s old town, The Ranee boasts a good location from which to explore the highlights of the city. This hotel is ideal for couples and families with older children wanting a stylish and cultural base from which to explore.
The hotel has been designed with modern wooden interiors with comfortable furnishings. It’s situated very close to the Sarawak River and some rooms view the angular-domed State Legislative Assembly Building, the colonial Astana Palace and Fort Margherita.
It’s a short walk to Kuching’s main bazaar where you can find a range of crafts, artefacts and antiques in quaint shops. You are also close to The Sarawak Museum which is the oldest museum in Borneo, built in the 1800s it contains artefacts relating to the region’s natural history, ethnographic record and archaeology.
Rooms are very well appointed and with only 24 in total, the hotel has an intimate and personal atmosphere. Two former shops were knocked through to create the hotel as it is today, each room is idiosyncratic and whilst some feature spectacular views as mentioned, others do not, however some feature private verandas, balconies or sky garden decks instead. Do consult your travel expert to discuss the best option.
All in all, this is a lovely boutique hotel, right at the centre of Kuching’s cultural hub. Whilst it may not suit those wanting more consistency and a standardised hotel service, those who seek character and history will find it here.
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.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including Ranee Kuching
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We all remarked on how well tourism blended in to the local community in a positive way. At no point did we ever feel exploited or taken advantage of. We felt privileged to visit the Penan tribe in Mulu and enjoyed the market there without any pressure to spend money. Visiting Abai village and planting the trees was also a great experience for all ages of our party. Again, a privilege.