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TravelPod Member ReviewsPremier Hotel Sibu
The large hotel is clean and well-maintained. Location is good, there is a small shopping center right beside. Shops close around 8:30pm, so make sure you get any drinks or snacks that you may need in the room. The complementary buffet breakfast has a fair range of dishes and the restaurant staff were at beck and call to provide fast service.
Dinner at the restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. I waited for 15 minutes without being attended to and left for my meal elsewhere.
The hotel's internet booking doesn't allow more than 3 nights. The 4th night could not be reserved via a 2nd log-in because the system recognized the details and disallowed it. The 4th night had to be booked at the counter at a higher room rate. They suggested using their free wifi to book it but the wifi signal was too weak for any use. This resulted in having to move to another hotel for the 4th night.
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