Staying in Bintulu while exploring Sarawak? Or here on business?
You’ll need somewhere nice to stay where you can get a good night’s sleep, cool down in a pool and be ready for the next step in your journey.
This is what I was looking for on my recent trip to Bintulu, and I decided to stay at the ParkCity Everly Hotel Bintulu. It ticked all my boxes and looked like a nice place to stay. So was it?
Below, you can find my full ParkCity Everly Hotel Bintulu review including a look inside the rooms, the facilities, your dining options and more. You’ll soon know if this is the perfect hotel for you or not.
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ParkCity Everly Hotel Bintulu Review
The ParkCity Hotel Bintulu Sarawak is home to 228 rooms as well as many facilities and dining options.
I parked my car easily on arrival, with my only complaint being that there was stairs between the car park and reception.
Check-in was quick and easy. I was soon on my way to my room
Address: Jalan Tun Razak, 97000 Bintulu, Sarawak
The ParkCity Everly Bintulu Sarawak is in a good spot by the water close to the centre of Bintulu. It’s not quite walking distance in the heat, but, at just under 2 kilometres from the CBD, it’s a short taxi ride.
There are many shops and restaurants close by especially as The Spring shopping centre is right next door. There’s also a nice waterfront walk and area outside.
There are a range of room types with standard, deluxe and executive options which come in double and twin options. They all come with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, flatscreen TV and minifridge. They have a desk area and somewhere to sit as well.
Standard and deluxe rooms are 25m² and the main difference is that the deluxe rooms have a partial sea view.
Executive rooms are bigger at 30m² and also have sea views.
For more space and comfort, you can also stay in a suite which has a living area, some have kitchens and some have balcony terraces as well. Staying in a suite also gets you access to an executive lounge.
I decided to stay in an executive king room as it was just me and I love a sea view.
I did not have the best first impression when I opened the door and the room smelled of old cigarettes and body odour 🙁 🙁 🙁
On my left side as I walked in was the bathroom. This was a decent size with a shower over the bath, toilet and basin area. A decent range of toiletries were supplied. There was also a bathrobe behind the door.
On my right side was the cupboard space. Inside was a safe and slippers and plenty of space.
Entering the room, my king size bed was on the right with two bedside tables. On the left was a shelf for my luggage, a flatscreen television, a minifridge, a desk area and tea and coffee making facilities.
By the window was a two seater couch and coffee table.
My view was nice, especially as the day approached sunset.
My bed was super comfortable, my room very quiet and I had a great night’s sleep. The room did look scruffy and old, albeit well maintained. The minifridge was only slightly cooler than the room.
The smell was a deal breaker though, and I felt the room was overpriced for what I paid. It was only a little cheaper than the Pullman in Miri (read about it here) which was far superior.
As always, my favourite facility at the Park City Bintulu was the pool. There’s a great pool with an attached kids pool in a pretty garden setting. It’s bigger than it looks in the picture. It was perfect for washing off a day of travel.
There is also a big garden around it with plenty of space for kids to let off some steam. The only shame is that it fronts on to the pretty riverfront area, but there’s no way to walk out of the hotel here to enjoy it as it’s all fenced in.
There is also a gym and free wifi.
I used the free parking which was easy and plentiful right out the front.
If you’re hungry, there’s dining on-site, even if you arrive late.
You can eat all day at M&D’s Restaurant which is open from 6am to midnight. It has an international selection as well as a breakfast buffet in the morning.
For snacks or a coffee, there is the Luconia Bay Coffee Terrace open from 10am.
There’s also room service.
I saw mentioned in some listings for this hotel that there was a Waves Pub here, but this is no longer the case.
ParkCity Everly Hotel Bintulu is a solid midrange hotel in Bintulu. I had a great sleep here and my room was clean and comfortable. The pool area is great and the location is handy.
If it wasn’t for the smell in my room, I would have had a great stay here. However, I do think the hotel is a little overpriced for what it is. Still, it’s hard to beat a waterfront setting with a big shopping centre next door.
I overall enjoyed my stay here.
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