Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Waterfront Hotel Kuching

Set atop Plaza Merdeka Shopping Centre, The Waterfront Hotel Kuching offers modern guest rooms with free WiFi access. The property boasts a semi-outdoor infinity pool and 2 dining options. For guests who drive, free parking is provided. Every room is fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen cable TV, while the en suite bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries. Some rooms have city view and a bathub. Buffet breakfast is served daily at Cafe Via Mare, which also opens for all day dining. Drinks, snacks and live entertainment are offered at Kilig Bar Lounge. You can exercise at the fitness centre or enjoy the city view by the poolside. Friendly staff at the 24-hour reception can assist you with airport transfers at an additional charge. Alternatively, taxi booking service is available. For your comfort, daily housekeeping and luggage storage are provided for free. Kuching Waterfront is 270 metres from The Waterfront Hotel Kuching, while Sarawak Museum is 500 metres from the property. Kuching International Airport is a 9.5 km drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Waterfront Hotel Kuching has been welcoming guests since 16 Mar 2016.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Kuching, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Halal, Asian, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 double beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kuching
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Yutaka
    Mooncake Festival was held in Chinatown where is close to the hotel. The location was good for me. It is good for breakfast because menu would be changed every day. My room was clean.
  • Haziq
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I like the facilities. The internet was good. The bed and pillows are comfy. Comforter was awesome. The location was very convenient. 10/10 would repeat
  • Selvi
    Very helpful staff, bright ligthing and good location
  • Khaliya
    Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
    My children likes the swimming pool & a walking distance to the waterfront. Breakfast was great too. The beds were very comfortable.
  • Suzanne
    Excellent hotel, very friendly staff, spacious room, perfect location, breakfast excellent. Swimming pool perfect, what i view! I would recommend this hotel very much!
  • Emmelin
    Nice location, great views, the staff were respectful.
  • Syed
    Excellent location, attentive staff, efficient front desk service, decent breakfast spread at breakfast buffett.
  • Edwin
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    a great hotel location wise, modern amenities and spacious room.
  • Milena
    Great hotel in the heart of Kuching. Close to all the atractions, with a nice views and professional staff. I recommend taking rooms with river view.
  • Milena
    Wonderful hotel in the heart of Kuching.Walking distance to almost all atraction city has to offer. Professional and friendly staff,room was specious and well decorated with beautiful view.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is there any bathtub??

    Our bathroom based on standing shower.
    Answered on 20 January 2023
  • is rate given for 4 days & including breakfast

    Could you please provide us your booking ID or Guest name for us to check the room package.
    Answered on 9 March 2023
  • Motorcycle/ car park available?

    Yes, available only for in house guest.
    Answered on 25 September 2023
  • What is the schedule for airport shuttle

    The offer are based on availibility, daily from 0800am to 7pm.
    Answered on 25 September 2023
  • Is it possible to book a deluxe family room (2double beds) for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children age 4 and 8)?

    Yes, our Family category of rooms can accommodate 2-4 pax guest.
    Answered on 20 February 2023
  • Is there any baby court provided upon request?

    Yes, we do offer baby cot upon request.
    Answered on 25 September 2023
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Café Via Mare
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options

Facilities of The Waterfront Hotel Kuching
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minimarket on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Soundproofing
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 - indoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • Adult only
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
Pool 2 - indoor (kids) Free!
  • Open all year
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Kids' pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Filipino
  • Chinese

House rules

The Waterfront Hotel Kuching takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00


Until 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 6 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash The Waterfront Hotel Kuching accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Waterfront Hotel Kuching in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Swimming pool #2 is closed from Tue 27 Oct 2020 until Thu 31 Dec 2020

FAQs about The Waterfront Hotel Kuching

  • The Waterfront Hotel Kuching offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool
    • Happy hour

  • Room options at The Waterfront Hotel Kuching include:

    • Twin
    • Family
    • Suite
    • Double

  • Yes, The Waterfront Hotel Kuching is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The Waterfront Hotel Kuching is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The Waterfront Hotel Kuching has 1 restaurant:

    • Café Via Mare

  • Guests staying at The Waterfront Hotel Kuching can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Asian
    • Buffet

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at The Waterfront Hotel Kuching may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Waterfront Hotel Kuching is 150 yards from the centre of Kuching. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.