Ariva Gateway Kuching
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAriva Gateway Kuching
The hotel has a rather tired look and feel but it is clean, well located, provides great service (tries very hard to be a 5 star) and is priced well compared to other hotels in Kuching's golden triangle.
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Travel Blogs from Kuching
... laid eyes on the real thing! Maybe during our city tour tomorrow. Our home is the Kuching Hilton, an aging Grand Dame on the riverfront, with rooms three times the size of my boutique hotel in Singapore. It is fabulous!
We walk along the waterfront enjoying the cooling breezes off the river, and board a boat for a sunset cruise. There is commentary along the way by a breathless narrator stuck with an overwrought script which has us ...
... and my rucksack) onto Lar's boat for another 20 minutes upstream to their home. We were met by Freya, their lovely 5 year old daughter, who had heard the boat engine and had run down to the landing point, excited to meet her Dad and see their latest guest! (I was their only guest, the other 2 cancelling a couple of days previously). Freya now had a 10 week old sister Fiona.
Both girls are adopted from Bidayuh families who for various reasons ...
... an hour to find this beautiful waterfall. Two of the group didn't make it, they were not quite made for trekking. Not sure how there gonna cope in the rain forest when we walk to find the wild orangs. Saw the beautiful waterfall and actually went swimming and had a massage from the waterfall it was wonderful. The trek back seemed a lot quicker we did it in about 45 minutes but it was back uphill. Dinner and the night walk. We took one of ...
... recommended to us by one of the Danish guys we were stranded with who lives in Kuching. Ange headed home early as she was in need of an early night and the other four of us had a beer in the back room of this restaurant; it was set up like a bar but was quiet so we could chat. After an hour however the beautiful and fabulous of Kuching started to pour in, the lights dimmed and a DJ started a set. Turns out we were accidentally in Kuching's ...
... a dog in there and cooked it in chicken fat, a bone-chilling shower, and home seems a very long way away.
The modern, commercial end of town where we have ended up, may feel like you are living in the middle of Croydon high street, but it does have its compensations, which gradually begin to dawn on you as you take a wander round the rain washed streets and alleyways. There are a good twenty or thirty small cafes and a myriad of cheap restaurants and ...