The Circle Game…

I suppose 360 degrees make a circle right? Well, that’s the name of the hotel where I was staying in Kuching – the 360 Hotel at the Hock Lee Centre (Hotel Tower). I did not expect anything much and since it was kind of cheap, I thought it would just be another one of those hotels. However, after we had checked in and gone into the room, I certainly was very impressed…

360 Hotel 1

The room is really big and the decor is pleasantly nice with a flat-screen tv…

360 Hotel 2

…and a nice wardrobe with a safe for your valuables…

360 Hotel 3

…plus the usual tea and coffee making facilities…

360 Hotel 4

…and the toiletries…

360 Hotel 5

Wow! This was another thing that I liked. In most hotels, there would be only three – one for the tv, one for the mini fridge and only ONE left for you to use which would hardly be enough for your laptop, your phone charger and what have you. Here, they have FOUR!

360 Hotel 6

One, however, is used for the hair dryer…which they keep in the drawer of the dressing/writing table. There is a cable for free internet connection in the room as well…but I did not use it as I had brought my own external broadband modem.

The view from the room is very good too. I could see Mount Santubong in the distance…

360 Hotel 7

…and part of Kuching city from the other side of the room with Mount Serapi hidden in the clouds…

360 Hotel 8

There is a big fan-shaped swimming pool, as well as a gym, if anybody is interested. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful which is more than what I can say about some hotels where I’ve stayed before. I was using my government privilege and had to pay only RM135 nett per night with breakfast…but I think the normal walk-in rate is pretty reasonable too – RM155 nett, if I’m not mistaken. You definitely cannot get such a nice hotel at these rates in KL or Penang or elsewhere!