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Imperial Riverbank Hotel

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching 93100 Malaysia
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#11 of 71 hotels in Kuching
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Imperial Riverbank Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Kuching, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kuching, Imperial Riverbank Hotel is located a short distance from Tua Pek Kong (0.2 mi) and Cat Monument (0.2 mi).

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Imperial Riverbank Hotel offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Guests of Imperial Riverbank Hotel are also welcome to enjoy breakfast, located on site.

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant, consider a visit to Top Spot Food Court, Lepau Restaurant, or Topspot Bukit Mata Seafood Centre, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Imperial Riverbank Hotel.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area, and there are several great attractions that are within walking distance of Imperial Riverbank Hotel, including The Brooke Gallery (0.2 mi) and Carpenter Street (0.3 mi).

Enjoy your stay in Kuching!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Naidu wrote a review Jan 2024
Worldwide1 contribution
1. The carpet smells and is old. 2. Breakfast is TERRIBLE. Only two options. The eggs are not fresh. 3. The bread is OLD. The bread is not fresh and there is no brown bread. 4. The toilet has no hand held bidet, and only uses the seated bidet which is unhygienic. 5. Bed has stains and is not clean until changed a few times. Overall this hotel is not worth staying at all.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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teckeong wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions3 helpful votes
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Stayed for 3 nights. Location was excellent. The room given was spacious with a good view of the river. The basic amenities were good. The toilet bowl was shaky but there appeared to be no leaks from the toilet bowl. Breakfast was continental breakfast, which was rather disappointing. Hopefully, the hotel can consider upgrading to American breakfast. Would still recommend the hotel to others.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very convenient location.
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Loyal customer wrote a review Jul 2023
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Hi, anyone know where is suitable parking area nearest hotel? Any suggestion? As i know hotel doesnt have enough space parking for visitor. If you have any suggestion, what is the charges per hour? I will stay this hotel on mid Aug. Thanks
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Abe wrote a review Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
Hotel did not meet our expectations. Breakfast was disappointing little choice and not great quality. The rooms are small and pillows/sheets didn’t smell of clean. In the main hall there were multiple leaks with drips falling on us. We ended dining every night at the Hilton few steps away. Far better establishment with good food.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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wallflower69 wrote a review Apr 2023
Otterlo, The Netherlands271 contributions159 helpful votes
Decent hotel with affordable price. It's just rm10 grab price from hotel to airport. Near to many local food outlets, also McDonalds, KFC and 7-11 nearby. Sampan ride available behind hotel it's nice to do a 30mins relaxing cruise on the river :)
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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lavena90 wrote a review Jan 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions40 helpful votes
nice clean hotel i stay around 4 days then i extend .... i visited breakfast but simply not for foreigner only basic food that may be for local i don't use as i go out daily for breakfast every things is good and clean only when i check up i dont check my bill only late and they not refund me my deposit 50 RM but i find they charge me 3 time manual 18.90 i need explanation about this charges that is misleading ..... not good at all
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: check you bill properly before living the hotel and ask for all the charges
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BTLim wrote a review Oct 2022
Penang Island, Malaysia801 contributions142 helpful votes
Stayed here for 1 night on as a transit hotel, picked this mainly for its location and its served the purpose. Located at the end of the riverside and yet its only 10 minutes stroll towards the pedestrian bridge across the river , which is the most beautiful when it is well illuminated. Despite its name of "riverbank" but the rooms are facing the main street rather than river, so there will be some street noise. The location is just perfect with all the main tourist sites and eateries are all within walking distance. The room is spacious and clean despite the dated but well maintained furniture and "not so appealing " photos. A good choice if some street noise doesn't bother you.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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STELLA08Auckland wrote a review Sept 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand470 contributions192 helpful votes
Very conflicting view of this hotel that we stayed in for a week. The first impression on check in was that the staff definitely need some Customer Service training. Coming from a hotel in KL where the staff were welcoming, smiling & helpful - this reception falls very short in that, and we noticed it time & time again when waiting in reception that more often than not, staff wouldn'teven raise their heads when they heard someone going through reception. We hesitated to ask the staff for help/information on anything local. The lovely older gentleman on the outside door was the only exception to the non-friendly staff. Pretty short on information about the hotel, or breakfast, or anything. Our room was great - no problems there, and the location is superb. We tried breakfast once - and didn't go again. Very basic, and we found one around the corner a bit that was cheaper & gave us eggs so it was a no-brainer.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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JChua wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore895 contributions623 helpful votes
Booked a Twin room and requested for a higher floor, quiet room. But we were given a room facing the road with a partial view of the River. Sound proofing was good but for light sleepers, wear ear plugs especially on weekend nights. Room was very spacious, Twin beds comfy but pillows were too soft for neck support. Minibar, kettle, iron & hair dryer all provided except toothbrush & toothpaste. If you request for slippers, they will be provided, too. Wifi is strong, too. Later did we know that this building is shared with the Riverbank Residence with rooms facing the River. Thus, this Hotel only has road facing rooms. Location is indeed great for foods like Topspot seafood and 126 Laksa (good but expensive). Take a boat across the River to visit Fort Margherita for RM$1. Nearby, also see the Chinese Museum, which is free of charge. Overall, we did have a good 3 nights stay here. Highly recommended if you are tight on budget. Felt more like a 4 stars hotel as we are only paying 3 star prices.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Federico B wrote a review Jun 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia131 contributions116 helpful votes
Had a great time at Imperial! Room was great: clean, spacious, silent and comfortable. Staff was super nice. Just 2 things I would change: 1. They charged 15RM per hour for check out after 1pm. Maybe this should only be charged after a later time, like 2pm. 2. Once I left the room for breakfast, I selected "please, clean my room" on the electronic switch inside the room. Anyway, once i back, the room wasn't cleaned. I then stayed in the room for few hours, and when I came out, the cleaning service wasn't available anymore. They should have at least informed me!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Riverbank Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Brooke Gallery (0.4 km), Waterfront Esplanade (0.3 km), and Chinese Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Southside Cafe Bistro, Balkanico, and Ceylonese Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Imperial Riverbank Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hong San Si Temple (0.5 km).
Is Imperial Riverbank Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.