Sunday, July 17, 2011

1st Mattress Run: Review of Hilton Kuching

We went back home to Kuching to visit family this weekend. Decided to have 2 stays of a night each at the Hilton Kuching (instead of staying at home) to keep Hilton Honors Gold Status till March 2013 thanks for the Visa Signature "offer/challenge". Hilton/Visa is offering Gold status until August 2011 if you have a Visa Signature and if you have 3 stays with them before August, the Gold status will be good till March 2013.

As a Gold member, we were upgraded to a Executive room with lounge access without asking for it at check-in. Hilton Kuching is in the process of renovating some of the rooms and we got checked into a renovated room which I must say looks pretty nice. On the 2nd stay we were upgraded to a suite room with a separate living area.

View of the pool from the room

View of the Pullman Hotel from the room
Welcome Gift
Suite Room

Separate Area for the Suite Room
Pool Area
The evening cocktail hour starts relatively late at 6pm. The drink choices were pretty good with a choice of white or red wine and other spirits but no champange. The "snacks" on offer was also pretty substantial and could easily pass for dinner if one wanted to save the money.

Catching up on work. Gotta love the view!

Alcoholic drinks on offer

Some of the snacks on offer
We would also definitely recommend Hilton Kuching for it's location especially for tourists. It's walking distance to the main tourists attraction like the waterfront, temples and main bazaar.
Update: The hotel sent me a personalized email a day after we checked out asking for feedback on the service and hotel. This was not a "generic survey" email so I thought it was a nice touch.

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