I can’t remember when the last time I visited Miri (Sarawak) was but the other day, I flew over,,,
…for a brief stay there.
The flight was on schedule…
…and in no time at all, we were out of the airport and on our way.
I have stayed at many hotels in the city on my working trips before I retired for meetings, workshops, seminars or to conduct courses for teachers and give talks to students and this was one of them…
I managed to call them and book a superior twin room for RM170 nett with breakfast for two and checking in was a breeze. Why, they did not even ask me for my identification (other than my credit card that I gave to them for swiping upon checking in) – maybe, after all this time, they still have my personal details in their computer system. The lobby has remained unchanged…
…and is exactly the same as I remember it to be. They’ve changed the lifts though- nice, brand new ones, not that the ones they had before were old or anything…and they have refurbished their rooms too…
Of course, unlike those new hotels, the rooms here are very big and comfortable.
This was the view of a section of Miri city from the room window…
…and I do recall that I enjoyed the food that they served at their cafe…
…where we had breakfast the following mornings…
…during our stay there…
On the first morning in Miri, I noticed that they had stewed eggs – braised chicken and stewed eggs,,,and I absolutely love my eggs done like that so I had two…
…along with some of the other things they had on their breakfast buffet spread.
When I went for my second round, I saw that they had had sone refills – and in place of the fried kway teow, they had fried noodles instead so I had a bit of that to give it a try…
…along with the rest.
Members of the staff were very friendly and helpful and you may request for free shuttle service to the main shopping malls in the evenings. Ah yes!!! There is something new here. You can get to enjoy free internet connection, absolutely free and it is very fast. I did not need to use my mobile wireless broadband modem that I had brought along, not at all.
All things considered, I do think this is a good place to consider staying should anybody decide to hop over anytime soon.
35 thoughts on “Nothing’s changed…”
ah Dynasty… memories… stayed there once, went downstairs to the bar… the lobby.. same same…
No more there, the music lounge/fun pub on the first floor. Used to have a very good 7-piece Filipino band, was there every night and we became friends. They split after Miri – met the guy (lead singer) in Kuching Hilton, two of the girls and the keyboard guy were in Sibu for a while (didn’t last very long, just three months as though they were good singers, they were not pretty) and the father & the son at Concorde KL – the sister had gone home to get married.
2 biji telur? Baru balance right? 😛
Had to resist 3…or more. 😉
extra eggs for me too please! don’t often see stewed eggs at a hotel buffet 😀
First thought that crossed my mind was that it was left over from the previous night’s dinner…but anything stewed, the older the better. It was very very nicely done indeed.
the fast internet would have convince me to stay there. hahaha.
Maybe they have that in all Miri hotels, I wouldn’t know. Best thing, it’s free…unlike the one where I stayed in Kuching. Strong signal…but have to register and pay before use. I did not bother, just used my mobile modem. 😦
Hubby stays there when he is in Miri. I dont think I see any stewed eggs before in a morning buffet.
Must have been my lucky day. 😉
Good morning STP…
I loves the view from the room window…
I love rooms with a nice and pleasant view. Some hotels – you look out and you see the back of the block behind or some junkyard…and there are hotel rooms with no windows. 😦
Been to Miri once too a long time ago, my friend took us to eat the signature food, kolo mee, cangkuk manis, the sea cucumber soup, and we went to Brunei too, drove in and stayed a night there. Those were the good old days!
When was that? A long long time ago? Ooooo…it is so very different now. Should make a trip there again.
Stewed chicken and eggs for breakfast? This is not normally served for breakfast but who cares? I would have gone for it too and I would have taken 3 eggs hah…hah…hah… 😀
My sentiments exactly. I attacked those eggs right away, no second thoughts. Skipped the chicken though – as you said, that’s more for lunch or dinner.
I love the stewed eggs.. Seldom see it in hotel buffet spreads.. Normally for breakfast, I only know they have omelette or scrambled eggs.. I can eat 4 of those stewed eggs if cooked together with my MIL’s braised (fatty) pork dish..
Yes, best with fatty pork, stewed…but I guess this is a halal cafe. No matter, those eggs were really good, very well done.
can’t believe that i haven’t been to Miri yet.. hahaha..
Oh dear! Oh dear! And you’ve been to other countries so far away. And I bet you can count the number of times you’ve come to Sibu with one hand, right? If you ask me, I would declare with no reservations whatsoever that the best is right here at our doorsteps. No need to waste money going so far!
Very nice hotel and a good view of miri as well. You only have sausages and noodles for the buffet ?
Two eggs! Those would be enough to last the whole day…no need for anything else but I did have a bit more. 😉
Not bad, from your room got to see the view of Miri, most hotel I stayed always face the backyard or the inside!!!
Yes, I have had my share of those hotels in KL… 😦
nice hotel!! clean and tidy room, looks comfortable, and nice food from the buffet spread.. 🙂
All good, no complaints. Great place to stay.
Owh, my 1st time seeing stewed eggs in a hotel buffet. Interesting. Both helpings looks nice.
All nice. This one’s a lot nicer than that one where I stayed in Kuching – that one has a much more elaborate buffet spread but that does not necessarily mean that the food is nicer…and the service here is better too. Sometimes being big has its weaknesses.
The room looks clean, spacious and cosy. Breakfast looks great too.
Yes, can’t get anything close to this at this price in KL, that’s for sure.
It’s nice that the hotel is well-maintained. A big bonus that the rooms are spacious.
Yup, they’re very small in the newer hotels unless you are willing to pay a lot more.
I’m yet to visit Miri but I hear the caves are something special to see nearby.
I wish I were younger. I would want to visit the caves – can fly there, not a problem at all. It’s the walking and climbing that I may not be able to manage…not anymore. 😦
I miss Miri. The last time I visited Miri was 4 years ago. My honeymoon trip. We stayed at Parkcity Resort. What I missed most about Miri is the place is not so chaotic as Kuching. huhu…
That would be the former Holiday Inn, if I’m not mistaken – not in the city centre. Ya, traffic’s not heavily congested…but the city is very hot – not that great for walking around.
Nothing changed but there are new things. It is good that the Internet connection at that hotel is good. I visited one hotel in Subic is very slow. I even had to go to a Internet shop just to send email.
That’s why I always bring my mobile wireless modem when I travel. Can’t use it outside the country though. 😦
Same here. I always bring my mobile modem because some hotel are not reliable when it comes to Internet connection.
Or they will make you pay through your nose. Daylight robbers!
can’t believe i am born bred malaysian but have never stepped foot in sarawak. ): paisehhh
No worries, you’re not alone. Hey! Same name as my daughter, thanks for dropping by.
really, we have the same name?! that’s pretty cool (:
Yes, coincidentally… 😉
Sounds like a very good hotel! You sure enjoyed your stay ya?
Goes without saying.
That’s a very nice room… and the picture of food made me miss Malaysian style buffet breakfast! All the fried bihun, fried kway teow.. yum yum!
You can always cook your own there. Wink! Wink! 😀
Stewed eggs on breakfast buffet, interesting! I have seen it on lunch or dinner but not breakfast, i think i still prefer my sunny side up or scramble or omelette.
I love stewed eggs. Sure will order if I see it available at chicken rice places. I don’t think their omelette is nicer than mine…dunno their scrambled, didn’t try. Hehehehe!!!!
A friend’s husband hails from Miri. Said small town. Friendly faces everywhere
It attained city status many years back. Spread out, many areas – like where we had brunch, next post, can’t walk from hotel…so the city centre looks small, walking distance generally to anywhere around, and not that busy. Sibu is a small town but centralised so always congested in the morning and peak hours.
The room rate is a steal, room looks clean and not run-down..includes breakfast some more. Btw haven’t seen stewed eggs on a breakfast buffet spread. Something different, huh 🙂
A pat on the back of the management people here – they have maintained it so well and kept up the standard all round. Been so many years since I last stayed here – still good!