Staying in Miri as part of your Sarawak adventure and looking for the best place to stay?
So was I! So I stayed at the 4.5 star Pullman Hotel Miri Sarawak thanks to its great reviews, great location and range of facilities and rooms. Was it a good choice? Is it a good place to stay?
Below, I share my full Pullman Miri review with everything you need to know about this hotel from the facilities to the location to inside my room so you can decide if it’s the right hotel for you.
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Pullman Miri Waterfront Review
The Pullman Miri Sarawak has 328 rooms.
I drove to this hotel, and it was easy to work out where to park. I took a card on entry to the car park, parked the car then took the lift down to reception.
Check-in was easy, although I wasn’t given any information at all which was a bit confusing later. I was quickly in my room, however!
Address: Lot 1347, Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre, 98000 Miri, Sarawak
The Pullman Miri Waterfront Miri Sarawak is located by the Sungai Baong river right by the coast. There are views from the hotel both to the river and to the sea that lies beyond.
It’s also close to the centre of Miri with plenty of restaurants nearby, particularly seafood choices. I was able to walk here to many places I wanted to go or it’s easy to take a Grab taxi. The footpaths aren’t the best in Miri so a taxi can be easier.
There are a range of room types at the Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel. The Pullman Hotel Miri price really depends on what you pick. The Pullman Miri price starts at about RM225.
Rooms start with a twin or king superior room option which is still a spacious 48m² and comes with everything you would expect from a top hotel including seating area, desk, private bathroom, toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, minifridge and television. These rooms have a city view.
There are also deluxe rooms which are similar and have a sea view and deluxe executive rooms which also have executive lounge access. Finally, there is a superior suite for extra room.
Rooms are generally for two people, but you can get an extra bed for an extra charge.
I’m always a sucker for a sea view so I stayed in a deluxe room. Unfortunately, the view was a huge let down, but the room was great.
On entry to my room, the king sized bed was right in front of me. It had two bedside tables and a couch for one next to it.
In front of the bed was a flatscreen TV on a wall and then a desk next to that. I really liked how to desk was used like a room divider so I wasn’t looking right into a wall (I am sitting at it as I write this!).
Behind the TV was the hanging space, drawers, mini safe and room for my luggage. One bathrobe was hanging here. I really liked how this was in the room but separated.
There was also a cupboard here which had tea and coffee making facilities and a minifridge. Unfortunately, the fridge did not work.
Along the side of the room was a big window. This was my one big disappointment of the room. I paid extra for the view which I had assumed would be on the opposite side of the hotel facing down the river, the city and the town. That view is amazing.
This view wasn’t terrible, but it was mostly of an apartment block with some sea visible in the background. I wouldn’t have paid extra money for this and it’s certainly wasn’t what was pictured as the view on the hotel’s site 🙁
The bathroom was a great size with the shower and bathtub separated from the rest. There was also a toilet and big basin area with a reasonable range of toiletries.
What was missing in the room and at check-in was any description of the facilities and where I could find them. I only knew what was available from researching this article, but I didn’t know where to find them. I ended up relying on the description next to the levels in the elevator.
The good news is, though, that there are many facilities here. My favourite is the Pullman Miri swimming pool. It’s an infinity pool which has beautiful views over the nearby river and surrounds. Take a look at this view and you’ll see why I was disappointed by my room one.
There is a Pool Bar which serves light snacks and drinks right next to the pool as well so it’s a great place to decompress. There are also two private jacuzzis above the pool with even better views.
While I didn’t get the chance to watch the sunset from the Pullman Hotel Miri swimming pool, I think this would be a great thing to do.
My only complaint was the water was very warm. It was lovely, but I wasn’t able to cool off in it. On the plus side, there was cool music playing, and it had a great vibe.
There’s also a gym, restaurants and bars. The hotel has great wifi.
Car parking is free. Like I mentioned above, you can just drive in. You’ll get a card. When you want to exit, you can swipe the card at reception so you don’t need to pay.
In addition to snacks and drinks by the pool, there are also three other restaurants, a bar and the executive lounge that some room types get access to.
The main Pullman Miri restaurant is the Pullman Kitchen. This serves an international menu and the Pullman Hotel Miri buffet. It’s where you will head to breakfast if you have this included in your room rate.
There’s also The Chamber which serves lunch and dinner and has live jazz some nights. Your final Pullman Hotel Miri restaurant is Le Cafe for snacks, coffee and afternoon tea.
Le Cafe seemed quite popular for a drink in the evenings, and there was also outside seating.
There is also the Drinking Ape, the Pullman’s version of a lobby bar.
You can also order room service.
The Pullman Miri Waterfront is a top hotel to visit with plenty of great facilities in a pretty and easy location.
I’m still a bit bitter that I paid extra for a room without the great view. However, this is my only real complaint. The pool area is great, my room was super comfortable and clean and there are plenty of places to eat and get a drink which seemed popular.
I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting Miri.
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