Ranee means "wife of a rajah," a fitting epithet for this boutique hotel located in the heart of Kuching’s picturesque Old Town. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the Ranee has been stylishly rebuilt from two traditional 19th-century shophouses and adapted to modern standards of comfort. The hotel harmoniously intermarries old and new elements, with the warmth of natural wood complementing contemporary design and traditional local craftwork. Its 24 spacious suites features individual charm and character—no two are alike. Wide windows and verandas open onto scenic views of the bustling bazaar, colonial heritage buildings or the Sarawak River. Elegant rooms feature glossy hardwood floors and teak accents, king or twin beds, a gleaming wooden writing desk, en suite bathroom with robes, slippers, hair dryer and quality toiletries, flat screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, universal powerpoints, telephone, mini bar, complimentary tea- and coffee-making facilities, personal electronic safe, individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan. Public spaces include a chicly furnished reading lounge with small library, the MBar and Bistro, the casual outdoor Cafe Trio's, and the Ranee Gift Gallery where guests may purchase an exclusive selection of "Made in Sarawak" handcrafts that support individual artisans and underprivileged community members.