Stay In Comfort and with style

In order for you to maximise your experience while attending our coffee events, we handpicked a few hotels at the heart of Kuching (very close to our event venue), where guests can stay in comfort while being immersed in local culture. These are not typical commercial hotels, they all come with with Sarawakian elements, historical background, and great stories to tell.

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Batik Boutique Hotel is a lifestyle hotel located in the Kuching city center, within easy walking distance to many of the city's tourism and gastronomical highlights. It provides all the elements of a luxury accommodation, yet as a small boutique hotel with its enthusiastic and ever-so-helpful team of hotel crew, the Batik becomes your welcome home away from home.

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The building had its history as a coffee shop, a bank and most recently a photoshop, which had moved opposite as if prophesying the birth of The Batik. Together with her architect friend, the hotel’s mistress dreamt out the building’s future as Kuching’s first truly iconic boutique hotel. What captivated the duo was most definitely the rooftop (which subsequently became a royal pain to treat all that leaking), though some was convinced it was the location that sold them the idea.


The Batik is nestled in the epicenter of Kuching’s tourist, dining, entertainment and business sites. Strategically placed along the historic Jalan Padungan, The Batik is most ideal for those seeking access, fun and privacy.

38 Jalan Padungan, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

+6082 – 4 B A T I K (+6082 – 422845)

Complimentary scheduled shuttle is provided for the Borneo Coffee Symposium participants to and from the Old Court House.

Contact us for special room rates as guests of the Borneo Coffee Symposium!

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The Marian sits atop a hill in the heart of town surrounded by the busiest and oldest streets in Kuching, just a few minutes’ walk from the Kuching Waterfront, Main Bazaar, and Carpenter Street (old Chinatown). Wake up to the hustle and bustle of Kuching life from the clanking of hawker stalls to its vibrant surroundings of night activities from nearby eateries and drinking outlets.

Experience colonial Kuching in this uniquely restored 3-storey mansion built in 1885. A labour of love, with its many wooden stairs and intricate timber features salvaged and retained!


The original Boarding House stood (and still stands) on the side of a hill overlooking the main bazaar. On the roof, above the porch, a six-foot cross was constructed. It can still be seen from the bazaar and the river. Directly in front of the house was a courtyard, which was surrounded by a low wall inset with jade green openwork tiles. The entrance to the courtyard was a typical Chinese horned archway.

Former boarders would reminisce, with fondness, about how they knew their former headmistress or matrons were coming just by the sound of the footsteps on the wooden belian floors of the Boarding House. Miss Chong Kim Joon, Matron of the Boarding House from 1914 to 1967, could recognise each and every boarder from their footsteps, voices, screams and giggles!

The old Boarding House saw its last year in 1967 . The Diocesan took over in 1968 and the building was used as a Diocesan guesthouse right up until the day renovations started for the conversion of the property to the Marian Lodging House in 2013.


With eight room types to choose from, each named in honour of former matrons and headmistresses of this former all-girls school, you will be transported to another era where original timber floors and charming architectural features are complemented by contemporary comforts. With its important history and timber architecture, a readaptive use of a former all-girls boarding school led to the creation of The Marian.

Book now for 40% off all rooms!

Promotion effective during Borneo Coffee Events period.


Singgahsana Lodge is a pioneer award-winning Guesthouse in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

Strategically located between the old and new quarters of the city, the lodge is 2 minutes walk from the Kuching Waterfront and diagonally opposite the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the oldest taoist temple in Kuching. It is an ideal base to explore the city’s quaint streets and enjoy the delicious local food all within a stone’s throw away.


Tastefully decorated with an impressive collection of local artefacts, the lodge truly exemplifies all that is Sarawak Style. This coupled with well thought out and comprehensive travel services makes Singgahsana Lodge the favoured accommodation option in Kuching.

Perhaps the main feature of the lodge is the young and enthusiastic crew members who are ready to assist in anyway to make every guests’ stay a memorable one. It is the Singgahsana Lodge mission to welcome you as valued guests and see you leave as friends.


Singgahsana Lodge and its sister companies are founded by travelling husband and wife team, Donald Tan & Marina Foo.  Born and bred in Kuching, Sarawak, both went to the mission schools of St Joseph ‘s and St. Teresa’s and later pursued their tertiary education in Australia and England, respectively.

At Singgahsana Lodge, you book into more than just accommodation, you book into a unique Borneo Experience.  They’ve been around a while now so we would know what it takes to make your stay special. 

Contact us for special room rates as guests of the Borneo Coffee Symposium!