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Off Jalan Pantai Puteri, Kpg. Santubong Peninsula, Kuching 93756 Malaysia
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#7 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Kuching
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Hidden down a country lane, just 100 metres from the coastline in the friendly village of Santubong, The Village House offers the tranquility and service that most travellers crave. A stones throw away are the eco tourism hot spots of Mt. Santubong and Kuching Wetlands National Parks as well as the Important Bird Area of Bako-Buntal Bay, so activities abound. The traditional rooms around an internal pool courtyard are decorated with local materials and Sarawak handicrafts. This together with the caring staff ensure that you enjoy the local style and warm hospitality for which Sarawak is famous. To ensure maximum privacy, the property is reserved exclusively for in-house guests and only welcomes guests above the age of 12. Day visitors are required to pre-arrange their escorted visits. The kitchen offers a delectable menu complete with a wide range of drinks and culinary delights. This means that all you need to do is to kick back and enjoy a serenely peaceful getaway.
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Yit An wrote a review Dec 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Like most people, I read reviews before making a booking. I saw a review that there're bed bugs here but I dismissed it as it is just one review and the problem could have been with the guest. That proved to be a great mistake as I've experienced the exact same thing - dozens of bed bug bites on my hands and feet and the management not willing to take any responsibility, even implying that it's not their problem. This prompts me to write this review to warn fellow travelers against this place. This place may look very good from the outside, but the inside is a different story. On the first night of my stay there, I woke up at 3am due to intense itch even though I was dead tired. I couldn't sleep thereafter and discovered that there are more than 40 bites on my hands and feet. One can only imagine how many bed bugs there are to result in so many bites. Judging by the management's nonchalant attitude, this is not a surprise. Aside from the bed bugs, here are the pros and cons about this place. Pros: - friendly staff who are helpful and helped us book maxim cab which is cheaper than Grab, also prepared sandwiches for us as breakfast when we needed to leave early for a trip to Semadang river before breakfast time - looks good in photos - good wifi - clean pool - clean bedsheet and toilet - nice pandan scent in room - aircon works well and bed is comfortable (except that it has bed bugs) - allows us to leave our luggages there after checkout as our flight is at night - near to Mount Santubong, Sarawak Cultural Village and Kuching Wetlands National Park so its good if you want to explore those areas Cons: - the room is only clean in terms of bedding and floor. Anything above is not cleaned. We were greeted by ants crawling on the bed frame when we first entered the room (housekeeping gave us insecticide to spray on them). The wooden frame on top of the bed is very dusty and has spider webs on it. The fan is also very dusty so we didn't turn it on. There's also a lot of dust on the decoration for the lamps and on the ceiling which is understandably hard to clean, but when you lie on your bed and look up, you can see a lot of dust. - a huge lizard runs around the toilet and makes sounds at intervals. There's also a big spider in the toilet. - food selection is limited and the taste is so so. Need to wait for some time for food to be served after informing the staff to serve. - location is quite far away from Kuching city (about an hour) and a one way cab ride costs around RM50. Doesn't make sense to stay if you plan to explore Kuching city or other areas down South such as Semenggoh Nature Reserve (to see orangutan) and Semadang river (for kayaking). - food is not allowed in the room and footwear is not allowed in the room, bar and lounge - the geese are rather noisy - everything here is just rather old except for the renovated toilets - risk of getting bitten by bed bugs (you have been warned)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Martin Potter wrote a review Oct 2022
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We loved our stay at the Village house. The house was full of character and perfect to relax in the pool or lounge areas after the outdoor activities around Sarawak. Laurence and the team helped organise our activities including Bako(~40min cab) and Semmenggoh (~1hr cab) and gave plenty of great local tips. The Food on site was great with a good range of local dishes. We would definitely recommend staying hear if you want to explore Sarawak and don’t want to stay in Kuching. We hope to revisit one day!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Docs On Vacay wrote a review Oct 2021
Malaysia2530 contributions3006 helpful votes
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📍 The Village House, Santubong The Village House is the perfect getaway in the midst of Sarawak’s pristine forests. Surrounded by towering trees and lush greens, nature-lovers will find themselves immersed in the best of what Sarawak has to offer. 🌸 🍃 Picture waking up to the pattering of raindrops, coupled with the ringing of crickets, while breathing in cool fresh air. Or sipping on freshly-squeezed watermelon juice by the beautifully designed infinity pool. The Sarawakian vernacular designs and architecture are so well thought of, it exudes an authentic Bornean jungle feel. 🌺 Nestled at the foothills of Mount Santubong, The Village House is only a 40-minute drive out of Kuching, and a stones throw away from Pantai Puteri Santubong. Consisting only of 10 suites, this exclusive resort is no doubt one of Kuching’s finest hidden gems; one not to be missed. 🚙 *Travel Tip -Come on weekdays, as weekends are always FULLY booked. Michelle and I came on a weekday, and we had the pool to ourselves most of the time! It was such a sublime experience 😃 -Prices range from Rm60+/person (dorm-style), Rm 290+ for the Village Double Suite, to Rm 600+ for the Rajah Suite. -It’s a straight-forward simple drive. Use Waze, and you’d be there in 40 minutes from Kuching 😃 For the best deals, book directly with them. Call 082-846166 or Whatsapp +6012 8890880 for bookings 🌼
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Kay Keys wrote a review Nov 2020
Kuching, Malaysia111 contributions59 helpful votes
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It's really a nice place.. Quiet and calming. Although I personally think that it cost more than it offers but since it is considered a boutique Inn, it's OK for us since we were kinda desperate looking for a weekend gateway lol. The atmosphere is very chill.. The room is small. No TV. If you wish to watch TV you have to go to the library.. More like a small living room on the 2nd floor of main building but no privacy since you have to share with other guests. First come first serve. You came first you control the channel lol. They have a pretty cool rustic looking reading corner.. Which they called it as a library. Insta worthy too. The room is pretty warm during the noon. I advice you not to linger in your bedroom esp during noon otherwise you won't feel the aircond and it's pretty hot. Food selection is not much but it is nicely cooked. I love the Nasi Goreng. If you love spicy food, this is more than adequate level of spicy lol. They're pretty generous with the breakfast. We love it. Never had the chance to swim in the pool. It looks pretty shallow. If you're looking for a place to stay but not expecting too much, this is a nice place. Enjoy your stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alwin wrote a review Sep 2020
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Peace of mind! Away from the hustle bustle of city! Great to wake up with birds chipping. Great escape ! Worth the visit!! Great staff and location! Nice displays and not to forget the pool! Indulge into the nature
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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domdew wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions4 helpful votes
The pool is very nice, relaxing and fresh. The place was quiet as we were the only customers but with a big group around, it may be noisy as all activities are around the pool and all rooms are located above the pool. Also, please note there is a mosque next door so be ready for an early wake up call! We were very disappointed by the food as there was very little choice (this could be linked to the pandemic) and what we were served was expensive but not good. Service was low, we felt we were not given much attention.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Alcinito wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuching230 contributions128 helpful votes
We had the most enjoyable staycation at this well appointed beautiful property tucked away in Santubong. Felt totally relaxed in the lush green & flora, clean spacious room (we took the Putera), great hospitality and chilled by the pool. Staff are attentive and welcoming. In the morning we rode on their bikes, first towards the village crossing Sg tekoyong, and looped around back to Lorong Pantai Puteri towards the beach approx. 7km. Highly recommend to take their bikes. Arrived back at hotel for breakfast and another dip in the pool before check out. Real gem.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HansvandeBunte wrote a review May 2020
Kuching, Malaysia113 contributions56 helpful votes
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The Village House at Santubong embraced me with a tranquil outdoor and healthy environment. The boutique hotel with its colourful & artistic scenery and pool area is located at a stone trow of the authentic fishermen village and beach of Kampung Santubong. The numerous little waterfalls surrounded me with the peace of mind to relax, enjoy today and pick up a book.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jake Y wrote a review May 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
I found myself stranded here at the Village House as the only guest during the Covid-19 outbreak, when gov lock down began. The kind owner of the village house allowed me to stay on in this lovely quiet location whilst I waited to get my flight back home. I ended up staying a month. The location of Santubong is a quiet and friendly small village just outside of the city Kuching. I was allowed out to walk locally on the wonderful beach (although you cant swim) and walks into the national forest up Santubong mountain. I spent most of my days relaxing in the pool or working online. The internet connection wasn't great, but sufficed just enough. Although the staff were excellent in cleaning the rooms, it did become a bit frustrating that our communication didn't always work well and I found that the choice of food became very limited. Perhaps outside of Covid-19, food would have been fine? it is a very beautiful property in design, full of peace and relaxation. There is a pretty garden to wander in, lovely designed rooms. I ended up staying in a dorm room which was very affordable and just as comfortable as the standard rooms. The property is about a 2 min walk to the beach/sea. Although you wont be able to swim there due to crocodiles unfortunately. However, there is a lovely pool, so perhaps not so necessary.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Jonathan W wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed during the last week of December, so we enjoyed the Christmas decorations in the tropics. The staff are very helpful and nice. The small bar and restaurant offers some tasty meals and drinks. The internet is only accessible near the lobby area, which may be problem if you need connectivity in your room.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Village House
Which popular attractions are close to The Village House?
Nearby attractions include Mount Santubong (2.3 km), Borneo Samariang Resort City (5.4 km), and Damai Beach (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Village House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Village House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Village House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Village House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lim Hock Ann Seafood, Beach Sea Food Restaurant, and Ahsoh Buntal Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Village House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Village House have airport transportation?
Yes, The Village House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Village House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Village House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Village House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sarawak Cultural Village (10.2 km).