I was only in Miri for 2 days and stayed here at Minda (this place is now called Cocottage Guesthouse now as well). the dorm is fine. there is aircon all day which is always appreciated, but no free locker options. it is also across the street from two very popular, very loud bar/clubs. If you want to have a go at that, this place is incredibly amenable. if you want some peac or quiet, just be mindful before booking that there will be raging music and live singing until at least 2am. but the girls who work the reception desk are lovely, and the free breakfast of toast and coffe in the morning is always appreciated. there is a rooftop area that is incredibly beautiful, with a lot of seating and plants and just smart design. so if you are low maintenance, and want a chill place this is a good option.…
I was here in Sept 2013. I spent two nights and the experience exceeded my expectation. Although the noise from the night clubs could be very distracting for light sleepers but it was very easy to find places from here. It was very easy to find place to eat, transportation to go around the city and I was very happy with the service provided by the staff. They helped me to plan my trip. I would recommend this place for backpackers.
Very suitable for staying place not far from big shopping malls and nightlife. Although relatively quiet at night. Comfy beds, hot shower, toasts for breakfast. Nothing exceptional, but everything in order. And special thanks to nice girls working there, and Willy-the guide, who provided valuable information on travel further to Bario.
Nice dorm room with clean sheets except mine smelt like burning rubber, not good when your trying to relax. Good balcony area to get views and chill. PS I LEFT MY NIKON CAMERA ON MAR 16, IF THE GUESTHOUSE OR SOMEONE READS THIS, PLEASE EMAIL: hunter1616_ @ hotmail.com... Thanks!
the location is good in central city the only problem that we had noise all night from the clubs outside :( the place was clean. the staff were strange and try to over priced us when we left. there are many other hotels around in central same prices .
Good place and good location in Miri, Sarawak,Malaysian Borneo Owner very very hekpful as well as good english.....even remembered my name with a full house. Helped with bus and where to catch bus to airport. Good value.
For those that looking for cheap accommodation in Miri city the Minda Guesthouse is the answer! With it's perfect location can save your time & cost to discover more about Miri. Shopping mall, groceries store, laundry service, open air restaurant, bar & bank is just around the corner. For the 1st timer that visit Miri is really hard to find this place because the signboard is not maintain very well. For those that not like the night life and noisy I'm not recommended you to stay here. The bar is just in front of the building and they will closed around 0200 hrs and it's will become more noisy on weekend. The best things for me is the roof top lounge, hope the owner will do something with it because it will be great place to chill out if decorate something like culture thing's in Miri or surrounding it with green plant (just a suggestion). The toilet, room, and all inside the guesthouse is clean. I'm surprise that no blanket provided and I came quiet late and no one in the counter that can help me. Hope the owner will do something with the service also please put some rubbish bin inside & outside the guesthouse. I will came again one day and hope I will not facing this kind of problem anymore. Cheers!!! ~Visit The Nature, Saved Our World~…
The staff was very friendly and help us to find taxi and buses. The wifi connection was very good. The rooms are not too small and shared bathrooms and toilets was clean. It's a good option to stay if you go to Miri. If you stay here you should avoid the restaurant just downstairs, they change their prices for the meals from one day to another. THIS RESTAURANT IS NOT RELATED TO THE GUESTHOUSE.
Perfect place for an overnight stay in Miri. Very friendly and helpful owner. Dorm room was only 20RM with great AC. Bring earplugs if you're not fond of the noise from the adjacent karaoke bar. It didn't bother me though as I slept right through it.
First of all: Miri doesn't offer much and therefore one night should be one than enough. And that's what the Minda guesthouse (no sign at the door!) is designed for. The double rooms are equipped with a bed, a stool and a tiny table. No reading lights, nothing. The duvet we were given was dirty and had burn holes in it. We preferred our travel sheets cause we didn't trust the cleanliness of the sheet either, despite the fact that a sign at the reception states that all sheets are freshly washed. The floor in our room was clean and it had a fan and AC which was highly appreciated cause the AC didn't work very well. My personal nightmare were the bathrooms. It smells very mouldy, my water preheater didn't work and everything was just yucky. This was topped by the sink's drains which definitely need a good scrub to get rid of hair and probably dirt from more disgusting origin. All in all the bathrooms were everything but clean. Though there is a no shoe policy in the house I didn't dare taking a shower without flip-flops on my feed. And this is basically the reason for my bad review. Running a badly equipped guesthouse is one thing which I'm totally prepared for in Malaysia, not caring about the condition and ripping off the tourists is another. The owner tried to persuade us to take a minibus to Brunei, which are illegal an not insured. Moreover they are more expensive. No thanks. Breakfast and wifi is included, I didn't attend the breakfast though. We've stayed in much nicer rooms for RM 60 on our trip so far. So all in all this place is sufficient for a one night stop-over. Don't waste more time in Miri. We've seen a new hotel on our way through town (Hotel Nu), which seemed nice from the outside and the staff was happy to help us when we were lost searching for a restaurant. This might be worth a try instead. …