Liwah Hotel is situated at Song Thian Geok Road in Kuching (next to MAS office). The hotel was once a cinema and was refurbished to a hotel.
In my recent visit to Kuching, I had to check into this hotel (my first time staying at this hotel) as most of the other hotels in Kuching were fully booked. I also had to make an unexpected stay at Kuching that day.
The hotel is strategically located at the city centre, with easy access to nearest attractions, water front, food stalls and shopping complexes. The hotel is rated as 2 star hotel.
The room here is cheap. I manage to get a room with king size bed for RM90. There are cheaper room (single bed, with no window view) at RM60
The lobby area is spacious with many facilities readily available here, such as money changer, travel brochure, newspaper and a section selling medicines. Taxis are easily available outside the hotel.
My room is facing the Song Thian Geok Road. The room don't have any sound proof property and I can hear the traffic noise outside as well as the phone ringing in my next room.
A closer look at the surrounding wall paint, carpet and ceiling. The hotel seriously need to be refurbished as it is pretty much run down.
The toilet and shower room is spacious. I particularly like the hot water. Somehow, the desired temperature can be obtained rather quickly and easy.
This hotel is not my first choice should I come to Kuching in the future. The room rate and location is great but the downside are their interior condition and the noise while trying to get some rest.