Kuching’s Finest: Luxuriate at the Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel

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Unveiling Kuching’s Hidden Gem: The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel

Tucked away in captivating heritage of Kuching’s Old Town, Sarawak, the Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel offers an unparalleled experience for travelers seeking a unique and luxurious stay. This 24-suite intimate haven, meticulously restored from a pair of 19th-century shophouses, boasts a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern elegance. Each suite is meticulously designed to exude its own distinct character and an atmosphere of individuality, ensuring a stay that is truly personalized experience and memorable for every guest.


A Fusion of History and Modernity

Step into the Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel and be transported to a bygone era. The meticulously restored shophouses, with their intricate facades and colonial architectural influences, whisper tales of Kuching’s rich heritage. Stepping inside, however, reveals a haven of contemporary comfort. The contemporary design elements seamlessly blend with the historical essence, creating a captivating ambiance that is both sophisticated and inviting.

The hotel’s name itself pays homage to history, with “Ranee” referring to Margaret de Windt, the first Ranee of Sarawak. Some of the suites are even christened after her and her family, further weaving the threads of Sarawak’s fascinating history into the very fabric of the hotel.

The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel Exact Location

Nestled in the bustling heart of Kuching, The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel enjoys a convenient proximity, merely a 15-minute drive from Kuching International Airport. Its strategic locale provides effortless access to the downtown area, local delights and a plethora of cultural and recreational sites.

How To Go To Sheraton Kuching Hotel

Getting to The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel from the airport offers several transportation options:

Taxi: Upon arrival at Kuching International Airport, visitors can purchase a taxi ticket from the counters situated inside the arrival hall. Then can just walk out from exit Door 1 where all taxis are waiting there.

Car Rental: Travelers who prefer the convenience and flexibility of driving around the city may choose to rent a car instead. A variety of car options, from cheaper sedan to SUV or the luxurious MPV are available for rental. Car rental services can be found at the airport arrival hall, where travelers can select from a range of internationally recognized companies such as Avis and Hertz. Alternatively, you may book your cars before your arrival here.


It is however, there is no public transport like buses or train from the airport as of the time when I visited Kuching in 2024.

An Oasis of Individualism

The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel prides itself on its’ offering of a diverse selection of 24 distinct suites, each meticulously designed to cater every taste, desires and preference of the discerning clientele. Unlike conventional cookie-cutter hotel rooms, these suites possess their own unique personas. They range from the commodious Deluxe Suites to the opulent Ranee Suites. Whether you yearn for a romantic hideaway, a spacious family enclave, or an indulgent escape, you’ll discover a space that perfectly mirrors your travel preferences.

It is worth to mention that some suites pay homage to prominent women in Sarawak’s history, including Margaret de Windt, Sarawak’s first Ranee, and Sylvia, Leonora, Elizabeth, and Valerie – her granddaughters. Imagine unwinding in a suite named after a historical figure, surrounded by luxurious amenities and imbued with a rich heritage.

Revel in Grandeur: The Signature Suites

Expect spacious layouts, plush furnishings, and thoughtful amenities that ensure a relaxing stay. Here’s a glimpse into some of the havens that await you:

Elizabeth & Valerie Suite

Elizabeth features a king-sized bed and can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. Alongside Valerie, this suite offers a private staircase and ample space. Both suites boast a walk-in dressing area for added convenience. Additionally, each suite is furnished with a cozy day-bed, perfect for leisurely lounging and relaxation.

The Margaret & Sylvia Suites

Indulge in a touch of royalty in this luxurious suite named after a member of a Rajah’s family, namely Margaret & Sylvia. Both suites are accessible by their own private staircase, are luxuriously furnished in tones of linen and natural wood. Each suite features a plush king-size bed, a spacious living area, and a stunning en-suite bathroom. Experience the epitome of luxury in this opulent suite, the namesake of the hotel itself.

Lenora Suite

Leonora offers a king-sized bed and can accommodate up to 2 adults. This suite boasts its own private staircase, along with a distinctive ‘garden’ bathroom concept. Guests can enjoy a private verandah and a charming view overlooking the clay-tiled roofs of Kuching’s Main Bazaar.

The Executive Suite

Executive Suites feature a king-sized bed and can accommodate up to 2 adults. Designed for privacy and comfort, each suite includes a sliding door that separates the lounge area from the bedroom. Guests can also access the ensuite bathroom, which is equipped with both a shower and a bathtub, ensuring a luxurious bathing experience.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suites feature a king-sized bed and can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. Each Deluxe Suite offers a private balcony with views overlooking the quaint back alley of old Carpenter Street and beyond, or a view of the internal air well. Additionally, all suites include an ensuite bathroom equipped with both a shower and a bathtub for guests’ comfort and convenience.

Standard Suites

Standard Suites feature a king-sized bed and are designed for a maximum occupancy of 2 adults. These cozy suites offer different views; some include balconies that open into the hotel’s internal courtyard, while others feature tall French windows with views overlooking the picturesque Sarawak River, Astana, and Fort Margherita.

A Culinary Journey Awaits: Delectable Dining at The Ranee

No stay at The Ranee is complete embarking on a culinary adventure at its in-house restaurant. The hotel’s all-day dining bistro M Bar & Bistro, serves a delectable mix of Sarawak local specialties and international cuisine, skillfully prepared to tantalize your taste buds. In the evenings, unwind at the cozy bar with a refreshing drink, soaking in the warm ambiance and engaging in conversation with fellow travelers. Do not miss the chance to savor the renowned local tipper: “Tuak”, which is a local thick alcohol traditional glutinous rice’s brew!

For a casual bite or a freshly brewed coffee, head to the hotel’s cafe, where you can savor an array of freshly baked pastries and light refreshments. Relax and observe the lively rhythm of the town from this popular gathering spot for hotel guests, visitors, and locals alike. The Café offers an ideal setting to savor a cup of coffee or tea, indulge in cakes, sandwiches, and snacks, or even catch up on writing postcards to loved ones back home.

Cafe and Ranee Tour Desk

What Can You Do at Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel

Guests who busy travelers or wanted to do something different compared to those offered by some other conventional cookie-cutter hotels, the Ranee Boutique Suite Hotel has it all. Here are 2 activities that you can explore here:

The Reading Lounge

The Reading Lounge, situated on the first floor, is a secluded area dedicated to in-house guests, especially for those busy travelers. It functions as an informal library and private workspace, providing a well-stocked bookshelf and Wi-Fi access. With high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, you can be sure to stay connected and productive during your stay.

Library Space

The Ranee of Sarawak Gift Gallery

The Ranee of Sarawak Gift Gallery showcases the essence of Sarawakian craftsmanship under the Ranee’s patronage. From intricately crafted handmade items sourced from skilled artisans across the state to elegant designer clothing, exquisite jewelry, vibrant artwork, and stunning home decor, you can explore a curated collection that embodies the finest offerings of Sarawak.

Gift Shop

Exploring Kuching’s Environs Beyond the Hotel Walls

Beyond the hotel’s doorstep lies a treasure trove of sights and experiences. Kuching boasts a wealth of historical landmarks, local surprises and natural beauties for every visitor to Kuching to explore.

The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel’s prime location in the heart of Kuching’s Old Town makes it the perfect base for exploring the city’s rich tapestry of history and culture. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of Carpenter and India Street, which lined with heritage shophouses, each one a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of local markets, teeming with colorful displays of fresh produce, handcrafted souvenirs, and local delicacies.

Guests can also easily explore attractions such as the picturesque Kuching Waterfront Esplanade, the breathtaking Darul Hana Bridge and Brooke Dockyard as well as the iconic Cat Family Statue etc.

If you prefer more than just a walk, I will suggest to take the ‘bot tambang” (water taxi) across the riverbank to visit the historic Fort Margherita, or hop on the Sarawak River cruises to appreciate the scenic sunset view along Sarawak River.

Additionally, cultural enthusiasts can delve into the rich heritage showcased at the Sarawak State Museum which houses an impressive collection of artifacts chronicling the region’s rich history, or the further away unique Cat Museum that houses all cats’ exhibits.

For more details of what are the best Kuching Sarawak can offer you, check out our comprehensive guides on The Top 10 Things to do in Kuching and Top 10 Tourists Attraction in Bau.

Tour Desk In The Ranee Boutique Suite Hotel

The Ranee understands that a luxurious stay is about more than just a comfortable room. The hotel offers an in-house tour desk, where helpful staff can assist you in planning your Kuching itinerary. Whether you’re interested in cultural tours, nature excursions, or simply finding the best local restaurants, the tour desk is your one-stop point of enquiry.

A Luxurious Escape Tailored for You

The Ranee Boutique Suites Hotel offers a unique proposition to discerning travelers seeking a luxurious escape steeped in history and culture. With its impeccable design, personalized service, and prime location, The Ranee promises an unforgettable stay in the heart of captivating Kuching. Whether you are a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply a traveler seeking a romantic getaway, or a fun-filled family vacation, The Ranee Boutique Suite Hotel is your perfect sanctuary in Kuching.


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