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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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9.0 Excellent (5,809 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hilton Kota Kinabalu is the only upscale full service hotel strategically located in the Asia city precinct and just 15 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. With its 305 technologically-advanced guest rooms, choose to stay in a spacious suite that features a separate living area and private bedroom, or opt for an executive room that offers exclusive access to the Executive Lounge. Located on the 9th floor, the Executive Lounge provides complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments and stunning views of the city skyline. For a touch of luxury, choose a Presidential Suite featuring three bedrooms, an expansive living area and a whirlpool tub. Hilton Kota Kinabalu has a wide range of facilities that includes dining, meeting and recreational activities. The all day dining restaurant located on the ground level encompasses live cooking stations and serves both a la carte and buffet selections. Located on the rooftop, the specialty restaurant specializes in grilled favorites whereas its Zest Bar is located on the ground floor and is exclusive to those with exquisite taste in life.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location - excellent service & standard in all respects. Highly recommended and good value
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location service large room Great breakfast n pool
Cons: Bathroom was lacking essentials like ear buds body cream extra soap razor. Insufficient water in room. Could do with more tea bags milk n coffee sachets
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
9.0 Excellent (1,074 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Gaya Island Resort in Gaya Island, you'll be on the beach and close to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was fantastic! And staff Chloe was really kind to arrange all activitiesnfor us! We really had good schedule thanks to her! Perfect small getaway from KK Highly recommend the mangrove kayaking Expereice with Justin! Really unforgettable
Cons: There was no buggy service from hotel. We booked nice view and the location was very high and had to hike up every time we went up. So we stayed down in the main area alot! But the view was still worth it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A fairytale location. Conveniently close to Kota airport but far enough away to feel remote. Excellent facilities, the food in the restaurants was amazing, excellent water sports available and activities both free and paid. Plus a private beach, just a 5min boat ride away. Heavenly.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved it! I went with an old friend and we had a perfect weekend. The service was fantastic, the resort was beautiful (and so was the beach), and there were just enough activities to keep us busy when we weren't reading by the pool. Looking forward to going back.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Staffs - Every staff greet when they walk by. The food - The food in Fisherman’s Cove is great. The tiger prawn (Catch of the day) is the best.
Cons: The Room - When we arrived the reception, the staff informed the Kinabalu Villa (South China sea view) we reserved three months ago was not available due to hot water issue. They should have informed us earlier before we got there because we came here to see that view. Therefore, they said they have to downgrade us to Canopy villa (no sea view) with the agreement on refunding MYR $200 to us when we check out. Facilities - We rent the hydrobike that was additional charge and we paid full price in cash immediately. While we bike it far away from the shore, the chain of the hydrobike broke suddenly because of rusted chain. We had to drag the whole bike back to the beach by swimming that wasted our time. They need to keep up the maintenance! Trust issues - First, they promised to refund MYR$200 when we check out as mentioned above. They didn’t do that! When we looked at the bill summary, they still charge us the same price pretending we still stayed in the Kinabalu Villa which we didn’t. We had to ask them then they changed it. If we didn’t double check the bill, they would have charged us without letting us know. Seriously? In addition, they still charged us for the hydrobike rental even through we have already paid it in cash. We told them about it, they doubt us and they called the beach rental place to confirm. Then, they took the charge off. Again, they would have charged us already if we didn’t ask. If you go there, make sure to ask them to give you receipts of everything you paid. The under water view - Just don’t Snorkel in the there. There is nothing much to see.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was a relaxing break on a beautiful island we saw lots of fish snorkelling, beautiful sea and staff couldn't do enough for you, so friendly and helpful, also very peaceful The shuttle boat was a great service and very efficient we went over to the private beach which was beautiful definitely recommend this
Cons: We were in room 916 it was up a very steep hill and lots of other villas also, which was fine for us but may not be for everyone. The food and drinks was lovely but very expensive compared to the rest of Borneo but it should be expected as in a tourist spot!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous property, great staff, beautiful pool, nice villa
Cons: Over priced boat transfers, limited choice for vegetarians and vegans, guests reserving sun lounges, rubbish in the sea
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The island provides great privacy and the view of Mt Kinabalu. After climb the mountain, we truly need a good rest in resort. The staff are friendly and dinner is gorgeous. Highly recommended!
7.5 Good
Pros: friendly staff
Cons: had to walk a long way to room
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.8 Excellent (19,904 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kota Kinabalu (Tanjung Aru), Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is within a 15-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Anjung Samudera. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This resort has facilities measuring 7190 square feet (668 square meters), including conference space. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
4.2 Okay
Cons: I am very disappointed.. When I checked in, the hotel locked an amount on my card. When I was checking out, I paid half in cash and I was expecting a refund from the amount held on my card. However, that never happened. I called the hotel many times however they were not cooperative.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Good customer service. Accidentally left some items behind and was promptly found and delivered back to us.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good place for kids
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel and excellent hospitality! Superb sunset view Very suitable for family, many outdoor games Good food
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, helpful staff, great pool area, perfect bteakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Swimming pool and sunset beach
Cons: Lockers near pool
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.8 Excellent (484 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa in Gaya Island, you'll be on the boardwalk and convenient to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Sapi Island. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Gaya Island? This resort has facilities measuring 2000 square feet (186 square meters), including a meeting room. A ferry terminal shuttle is available for a surcharge.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly and the location was amazing. Get a good feel of nature and encounter many different types of wildlife. Food was amazing, as you have a good selection of Malay cuisine and as well as international cuisine. Great value for money. Will definitely recommend and come back!
Cons: Sand flies! Worst than mosquitoes. I wish the hotel briefed us on these horrible bloodsuckers.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location is stunning a white sandy beach with clear blue sea and coral reef at the edge of the jungle. Loads of flora and fauna to admire. The staff on the island are fantastic so friendly and helpful. A really nice place to get away from it all. Will hope to return one day.
Cons: Our check in experience could have been better. We arrived at our agreed arrival time to be informed that we had missed the free boat transfer for the day and would have to pay for the next one two hours later or pay for a private boat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Resort is located in the most beautiful bay surrounded by primary rain forest, absolutely stunning! We are so glad we chose this over the other resorts on the island, the location and view is unbeatable!! Each room is in an own cottage hidden in the forest. Very friendly and helpful staff! The vegetables and fish are all organic and from the resort’s own farms. The resort is also plastic free, which is really great :)
Cons: There are only two complimentary boat transfers per day, at other times you have to pay the transfer. However there is an office from the hotel at the boat terminal at Kota Kinabalu where you can easily leave the luggage and explore the city.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff could not have made more effort to make our stay extra special! It was our first wedding anniversary and the team incorporated lots of little touches into our stay which made it even more special. The whole team we’re friendly helpful and so accommodating the entire time. We returned again with our families for a day trip because we loved it so much, and I would highly recommend to anyone.
Cons: There is literally nothing to say here. Everything was wonderful.
7.1 Good
Pros: The stuff is so frindly
Cons: I have twins 3yd but they just allowed one kids in the room and they charge my for the other The villas it's not safe for small kids because the pool and the area beside is totally open
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place exceeds expectation....a wonderful stay, couldn't find fault in anything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bunga Raya went above and beyond to celebrate my birthday. Everyone was incredibly kind, courteous and happy. It is an experience I will never forget
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and atmosphere
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful place, beautifully maintained, lush and green with great amenities and activities. The staff were extremely welcoming, the room was spacious and comfortable and the food was delicious.
The Magellan Sutera Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (4,945 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Imago Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness, staff are really welcome, bed, selection of food n pool
Cons: None
5.8 Okay
Pros: Swimming pools
Cons: Room conditions
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect service. Helpful staff with excellent knowledge of English. The room with sea view is great (sunsets are unforgettable). There’s everything in the room what you need. Right of reception is the tour firm. They offer wonderful tours. We bought Mari Mari (very informative and exciting). And diving (super crew!!!). Very close from the center («welcome seafood restaurant is pretty good, fresh seafood), not expensive on the taxi.
7.0 Good
Pros: Breakfast location was excellent . But as my partner was vegan it was sad to see many meat dishes and very few vegan options . The breakfast didnt really cater for westerners but if you were Asian it was fantastic . The quality was excellent and service was very good
7.1 Good
Pros: Beautiful scenery
Cons: Activities are limited for the day. No introduction on children activities or kids club on arrival.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Your entire staf hospitality makes my family had so much fun!!!!
Cons: Nothing worth to mention about
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I can use pacific facilites. It has many outdoor pool.
Cons: It has too small private beach
Grandis Hotels and Resorts - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (3,575 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Grandis Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and limited parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ocean view was very nice The room was fully equipped with all the amenities and perfect for those travelers not bringing their toiletries (within expectation as its 4* hotel) Parking was ample, secured infront of the hotel though need to pay RM10 for each day Breakfast was not bad, could have improved further in terms of food variety, quality and service
Cons: The A/C in the room couldn't be control, always full blast at 17 degrees C, at some point, we have to shut it down Room lighting and bathroom lighting was quite insufficient. At the minimum parking should be free upon request.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location was great. Staff at all level were fantastic. Go all way out to assist you and try to accommodate your request.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room and spacious
Cons: Room service menu not much choices and the bell boy service very poor. Service by bell boys should be enhanced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: Not applicable
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very near place, bts Anything is good But aircorn is very noisey
Cons: Hae to change aircorn
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice view, good facility and strategic location
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staffs. Spacious, clean and comfortable room. Beautiful sunset view on the rooftop
Cons: Certain guests were smoking on the non-smoking designated floor. It would have been even more pleasant if the Non-Smoking policy was properly enforced by the hotel Manager.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Our shower wasn’t draining properly and they had it sorted very quickly. Room was pristine, maids were all so friendly as well. Great location for food/shops. Handy as well for the pier if people are going to islands/snorkelling/diving.
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (3,563 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Edging the waterfront, Le Méridien is an urban sanctuary in the heart of Kota Kinabalu's central business, retail and entertainment district. Immerse yourself in 5-star comfort in stylish hotel accommodations with stunning sea and city views, contemporary amenities and refined design elements inspired by the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo. Upgrade your stay to Le Méridien Club or Suite with exclusive access to the newly refurbished panoramic motion sea view Club Lounge. Explore nearby cultural fascinations and complete the experience with distinctive local and international cuisine at our restaurants. Celebrate and succeed in sophisticated meeting space and relax with creative cocktails as you enjoy a sunset in motion at our sunset rooftop bar. After a full day, exhilarate your body in our fitness center or rejuvenate at our spa. Designed to inspire your senses, our sea-view Kota Kinabalu hotel is a haven in a vibrant destination.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room,food and staff very polite and friendly. The lobby area very spacious & relaxing
Cons: The check in time at 1500 hrs. It can be adjust to 1300-1400 hrs.As check out time is 1200, one hour may more than enough to do housekeeping.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staffs were very helpful & cheerful.. fast check in/check out process.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: good breakfast, comfortable bed
Cons: - Bad smell because of philipino market.. - not that cleaned room
9.7 Excellent
Pros: Quick efficient staff, good restaurants, clean rooms, adequate space in the room, central location
Cons: 2 of 4 elevators not functioning but didn’t have to wait too long though
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location near local markets
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The cleanliness and its location
Cons: The building’s paint looks like its shading, need to repaint the building... but the inside was superbbb
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff and management extremely helpful, and made the stay a real treat. Whilst the pool area was being renovated, an offer to use a sister hotels facilities was provided without hesitation - really appreciated.
Cons: Rooms are a bit tired and need a refresh. Limited light in the room, made reading in the evening near impossible.
6.5 Good
Cons: I wanted to change my itinerary and bring my hotel stay a day forward, from the 21st to the 20th. I offerred to pay the difference in rate if any. Hotel staff told me they cannot do that for me as booking was made via a third party. It was actually made via a fourth party as Kayak outsorced it to getaroom.com. The actual helpline indicated in the booking email (469-675-5368) was possibly run by a fifth party. They were utterly unhelpful with my request to change the booking date by a day, even though I did offer to pay any difference in price. Rigidly cited some sort of policy. I went back to the hotel staff in person and tey also continued to refuse to help. The consequence was that I had to book another hotel for the 20th, did not stay at Le Meridien on the 21st and my money was wasted. I will not be booking via Getaroom ever again and I will be avoiding Le Meridien.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Convenience location
Cons: noisy and dirty
Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (334 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Akinabalu Youth Hostel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 9 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and coffee/tea in a common area.
7.9 Good
Pros: It's my 3rd time my booking here. I love their friendly staff and nice place for the price
Cons: No key Lock at dorm upstair(broken and not fix)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything amazing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place to stay in the city center of the KK. The staff is so nice and the room very confortable. Just one step to the night market and Sunday market. Also l¡the living room is very good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very close to the last drop off for airport bus. Just next to local eatery Restoren Pak Haji that serves really good foods & banana fritters.
Cons: The yellow light in the room is really dim. It was so hard to actually did some work on my laptop without making me dizzy & hurting my eyes
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly, the hostel is close to everything, about 10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal to go Brunei and boats to the islands, as well as bus stops, markets, banks, restaurants, etc. In addition the common room is very large and the atmosphere pleasant and conducive to meet other travelers, there is free coffee, tea and water all day
Mandarin Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.6 Excellent (1,610 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mandarin Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), you'll be steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 8 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.
6.0 Good
Pros: The hotel is sitting next to Gaya street, where you could find some decent local foods and pub around. On Saturday night just right in front of the hotel you could see a happening night market, and the next morning there is a Sunday morning market which you could find interesting local fruits.
Cons: The hot shower is too slow, and you have to wait for more than a minute to reach optimal water temperature. It's a rather small bathroom which the water constantly flowing out and flood the entire bathroom. Wifi internet speed is okay but don't expect you can get HD video while watching YouTube.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All i like perfect place for weekend,esay toget halal food,clean,safe,wonderfull room and big,for me im suggest to solo traveler,couple,family,friends,bisness trip,holidyas.for me this hotel is my second home when i come to kk@kota kinabalu sabah.dobt worry about transpot,this hotel aslo have free transpotion go to airpot or terminal,any where just let or info to reception staff,staff is 100% friendly,
Cons: Nothing i dont like
7.5 Good
Pros: Location in center of town and room rates as well as cleanliness of rooms
8.0 Excellent
Pros: bed and shower and they their room services they did a good job. Location very close to night market, i can enjoy my Sarawak Laksa and next to fast food Sugar Bun
Cons: tv posittion and the room a bit cramp but overall is good . I hope they can provide a breakfast... and it will add value to your properties
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
Cons: Make sure no mosquito in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great
The Pacific Sutera Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Bedroom
10
8.5 Excellent (4,894 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kota Kinabalu (Downtown Kota Kinabalu), The Pacific Sutera Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sutera Harbour and within a 5-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Easy access to city center.
Cons: All nothing.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The Sea View.
Cons: 1. Bad Check in Experience. A) Check in experience was well below par for a Club Floor room. Room was not a Club Twin as requested. Was upgraded to a Jr. SUITE without a Twin beds. Had to wait for a Twin room for some time. Stressful check in experience. Booked Sea view. No sea view available had to wait for sea view room to be vacant. B) Service is horrible. Staff not attentive. No managers or supervisors monitoring Staff constantly had to be called for service. C) Food quality & selection is poor. For the price paid :No value for money. Worse Club Cocktail hour ever experienced. D) Lounge full of mosquitoes n staff could do nothing. Bitten all over while drinking bottle of wine. E) Cleanliness of property. The small beach & surrounding waters was dirty. Had rubbish floating in water ect. Pool side Cafe. Staff didn't clear fast enough even though not busy. Pigeons attacked leftovers on plates left uncleared. Huge mess of food bits all over courtesy of the pigeons. Staff not attentive or service oriented. Property needs better maintenance & upkeep.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The Sea View which I had booked & almost didn't get.
Cons: No value for money. Mediocre service n not up to par quality of food. General cleanliness sorely lacking.
7.1 Good
Pros: Water front and good for swim with younger children
Cons: Facility is old and need maintanance
7.5 Good
Pros: Location and facilities, generally staff were friendly , but lacked training
Cons: Tired property and service inconsistent , large % of package holiday makers, which did not make for a relaxed holiday, and very poor Wifi connection
7.5 Good
Pros: The pool is fantastic and usually no problems getting a lounger. Had several great dinners at Cafe Boleh and absolutely excellent service from waiter Josdie, he is a huge asset to the resort. Overall staff were very good and friendly. Fabulous cocktails (best pina colada ever). Lovely, large and refurbished rooms. Very convenient having boat access to islands from resort. Lots of facilities (restaurants, movie cinema, swimming pools, billiards/table tennis/tennis/badminton, bowling alley...).
Cons: It's pretty busy, so lobby area and breakfast buffet a bit of a madhouse at times. They ran out of pool towels twice in the time we were there which was very annoying and impractical. It's a long walk back to the room for a bath towel and why should you have to? That is happened once was bad, twice was unacceptable (I emailed but did not get a reply). One night a car alarm went off at around 10:30pm and was blaring for over an hour, keeping everyone awake. It went off again at 6:45am the following morning which woke everyone up and this went on for 75 minutes. Breakfast was really average, and every day (we were there 6 nights) there was problems with the coffee machines, at least one (usually more) not working. Difficult to find some of the facilites initially e.g. bowling alley - some signage would be useful as well as info on opening hours and pricing. No bath towels in one of our rooms upon arrival, and no hand towels in the other. Had a couple of spa treatments, they were okay but nothing special and quite pricey. Access to outside area is not great (poor indoor/outdoor flow).
4.2 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Three stars hotel , sold like five stars. Inside the room bad smell
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place for a weekend gateway for me and definitely an excellent hotel for golf players and for families.
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
11
8.5 Excellent (4,064 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is a 14 story highrise in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city overlooking the island-studded South China Sea. Features a 5 story atrium lobby in the heart of of the business, shopping and entertainment district.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Great front desk and concierge services. They were all very pleasant and helpful. The beds are meticulously made, clean and comfy
Cons: The room is comfortable and clean but needs to be updated. Eg the kettle & coffee making facilities were hidden in a drawer instead of out in the open for guests to see. If the staff didn't tell me about it, I wouldn't have known. The pool is also not great.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location
Cons: Although staff at reception was very friendly they did not seem to know much when asked about tourist information
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was lovely, with a great view. Bathroom was great and the staff were brilliant at assisting with additional requests. Great variety at breakfast and location was ideal for exploring the city.
Cons: n/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are amazing. Very accommodating and very help. Especially Lisa and her staff in the restaurant area. Very happy. thank you.
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean .and. comfortable. room.
Cons: Very poor wifi .connection in room.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island in Manukan Island, you'll be on the beach and 6 minutes by foot from Mamutik Island. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beach and villa
Cons: Will come again
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge rooms very luxurious accomodation.
Cons: Rubbish on the beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great villa, didnt expect a two storey villa
Cons: unstable wifi
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like everything except the food
Cons: The food need improvement..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the island, ocean, sunset,.... Thier room facilities... Everything about that island.. The experiences.... So beautiful...
Cons: Everything at the island i like so much...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, hill side villa with the view, friendly staff, local food in the restaurant.
Cons: Plastic waste in the sea and beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, fantastic staff Good breakfast
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The breakfast and the service team
Cons: Hotel only has 1 restaurant for food and it's very pricey. The pool was in very bad condition. The island is filthy with garbage and infested with sand flies towards the evening. The corals were mostly damaged around the beach and the visibility was very poor. There is nothing to do at night.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our 2 night stay at Sutera Sanctuary lodge. We stayed in the hillside villas which were huge, beautiful and further away from the day trippers (yes there are some, but after 4pm you have the island to yourself) than the other rooms. The staff were lovely and extremely helpful and overall it exceeded our expectations by a great deal.
Cons: The sand flies. We were bitten alive the first day we arrived! Luckily we had antihistamines to ease the itching. The next day we used lots of repellent (all day) and were fine. Perhaps our fault for not having researched this, but it would have been appreciated if the hotel had advised us that sand flies are present on the island.

Best rooms in Kota Kinabalu

Adel Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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7.9 Good (233 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Adel Hotel in Kota Kinabalu (Penampang), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Monsopiad Cultural Village and Petagas War Memorial. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island in Manukan Island, you'll be on the beach and 6 minutes by foot from Mamutik Island. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beach and villa
Cons: Will come again
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge rooms very luxurious accomodation.
Cons: Rubbish on the beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great villa, didnt expect a two storey villa
Cons: unstable wifi
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like everything except the food
Cons: The food need improvement..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I like the island, ocean, sunset,.... Thier room facilities... Everything about that island.. The experiences.... So beautiful...
Cons: Everything at the island i like so much...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, hill side villa with the view, friendly staff, local food in the restaurant.
Cons: Plastic waste in the sea and beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, fantastic staff Good breakfast
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The breakfast and the service team
Cons: Hotel only has 1 restaurant for food and it's very pricey. The pool was in very bad condition. The island is filthy with garbage and infested with sand flies towards the evening. The corals were mostly damaged around the beach and the visibility was very poor. There is nothing to do at night.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our 2 night stay at Sutera Sanctuary lodge. We stayed in the hillside villas which were huge, beautiful and further away from the day trippers (yes there are some, but after 4pm you have the island to yourself) than the other rooms. The staff were lovely and extremely helpful and overall it exceeded our expectations by a great deal.
Cons: The sand flies. We were bitten alive the first day we arrived! Luckily we had antihistamines to ease the itching. The next day we used lots of repellent (all day) and were fine. Perhaps our fault for not having researched this, but it would have been appreciated if the hotel had advised us that sand flies are present on the island.
Hotel Capital - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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7.9 Good (498 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Capital, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: No breakfast..
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect. A mall across the road; bars, restaurants, the pathway to signal hill and buses to Kinabulu NP all within a short walk. The staff were very helpful with all of my requests and friendly too. A great view to the islands from the window.
Cons: The room was compact. It was a tight squeeze past the table and chair to close the curtains.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room is very well laid out and designed.
Cons: There were those small sugar ants around the kettle area which kept coming back,
6.7 Good
Cons: Pricey Hotel
Grandis Hotels and Resorts - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.7 Excellent (3,575 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Grandis Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and limited parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ocean view was very nice The room was fully equipped with all the amenities and perfect for those travelers not bringing their toiletries (within expectation as its 4* hotel) Parking was ample, secured infront of the hotel though need to pay RM10 for each day Breakfast was not bad, could have improved further in terms of food variety, quality and service
Cons: The A/C in the room couldn't be control, always full blast at 17 degrees C, at some point, we have to shut it down Room lighting and bathroom lighting was quite insufficient. At the minimum parking should be free upon request.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location was great. Staff at all level were fantastic. Go all way out to assist you and try to accommodate your request.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room and spacious
Cons: Room service menu not much choices and the bell boy service very poor. Service by bell boys should be enhanced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: Not applicable
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very near place, bts Anything is good But aircorn is very noisey
Cons: Hae to change aircorn
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice view, good facility and strategic location
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staffs. Spacious, clean and comfortable room. Beautiful sunset view on the rooftop
Cons: Certain guests were smoking on the non-smoking designated floor. It would have been even more pleasant if the Non-Smoking policy was properly enforced by the hotel Manager.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Our shower wasn’t draining properly and they had it sorted very quickly. Room was pristine, maids were all so friendly as well. Great location for food/shops. Handy as well for the pier if people are going to islands/snorkelling/diving.

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Horizon Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.4 Excellent (3,067 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Horizon Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, just a 4-minute walk from Gaya Street Sunday Market and 8 minutes by foot from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel features 323 square feet (30 square meters) of event facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location near to filipine market
Cons: Need to improve breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect for exploring the city with many restaurants and shops across the street. Rooms were excellent. Breakfast was mediocre. Would stay there again
Cons: The pool is nice but most of the day it’s in the shade and faces the jungle not the ocean. It is still very peaceful.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location, it's centrally located in the heart of the city. I love how the nearby streets turned alive at day and night with different activities. Just go out the door and walk the streets.
Cons: The breakfast is tasteless. I've been to smaller hotels and less established but considering this hotel's stature, a lot can bit improved in term of their cookings.
7.9 Good
Pros: Hotel in the city centre
Cons: Hotel need refurbishment
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Near to town, walk away
7.9 Good
Pros: A lot of choices
Cons: The room's floor.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming staff who were cooperative in allowing us an upgrade at no additional cost to stay in the same room for our second night which we had booked separately from our organised trip. Breakfast was extensive and leisurely till !0 am.
Cons: The dynamic pricing which meant we paid more for a Friday night stay in a lesser room at the beginning of the trip than we did for a superior deluxe room at the end of the trip. They were booked at the same time...why should this be ? I understand supply and demand but this sort of profiteering does not go down well with these foreign visitors.
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.3 Excellent (4,610 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu places you in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, within a 10-minute walk of Imago Shopping Mall and Anjung Samudera. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel has facilities measuring 8396 square feet (780 square meters), including conference space. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
6.0 Good
Pros: the hotel smells nice, good staff, good location, easy parking.
Cons: -tuala lusuh dan hampir berlubang -blurred tv channels -pool tiles have sharp edges
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The workers, room & the food
Cons: The smell of the towel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Anything
7.0 Good
Pros: location
Cons: it was a bit expensive
7.0 Good
Pros: Location strategic
Cons: No variety of choice for breakfast menu Toilet does not provide hose for flush and cleaning
7.0 Good
Pros: Location was good. Rooms comfortable and well presented
Cons: Renovations intrude into atmosphere
5.0 Okay
Pros: Club level breakfast was good. Well located in town.
Cons: The hotel needs renovation to improve their facilities, e.g. gap at the glass door of shower meant the the bathroom floor pooled after a bath. The temperature in my room could not be controlled at all. It was freezing cold the whole time. The fan speed could not be controlled. Towels were all under-rinsed, and smelled stale. I washed and reused the towels provided.
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.1 Excellent (4,107 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, steps from Atkinson Clock Tower and within a 5-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This hotel features 900 square feet (84 square meters) of event facilities.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location.
Cons: Wifi so slow.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Well located central hotel so easy walking to all the city centre. Large comfortable room with nice view over sports field. Good choice at breakfast though try to avoid time when big groups are eating. Fresh eggs cooked to order. Good choice for city centre
Cons: Wifi was weak on upper floor (9). Single use plastic stirrer with coffee/tea making in room. Breakfast can get busy
9.2 Excellent
Pros: -Close by sundry shops -Clean bed sheets
Cons: -Not much buffet options for breakfast -Room carpet needs cleaning as felt very sandy/dusty
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Too expensive for such a windowless room
6.3 Good
Pros: Breakfast was better then most places in Sabah, but very Chinese oriented. Room we initially got was not the room (way smaller) I booked but they corrected it immediately. Staf was friendly. They arranged a packed breakfast accustomed to our dietary restrictions for us for the first night, because we had to leave before breakfast time started.
Cons: It’s outdated. No isolation whatsoever!!!!! If the posted online that there would be a concert next door we would not have booked it. We booked 2 separate nights, because we were going to climb the mountain and we did not sleep the night before because they had to praktisch until midnight (had to wake up at 5 am) and we did not sleep when we came back because of the concert. We had be climbing from 2 am and just wanted a good shower and sleep(we arrived back at 6 pm). Unfortunately again very loud music until midnight. To delay our going to bed because of the music, we did some laundry 550 m away and you could still hear the music loud and clear. It’s not the hotels fault but they should inform future clients if this happens again, so they will have the option to book or not to book. If you do not have to wake up early or go to bed early then you are fine. If you do then don’t book it!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice and helpful staff. Our flight at 5am. Since we booked the room with breakfast they even packed the breakfast set for me. Really thankful for this.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff is extremely polite and nice (when we checked in the second time I told the clerk that I'm feeling unwell and that I was already here 2 days ago, so she speeded things up and it took 1 minute - fantastic!), the rooms were very clean and the breakfast selection was very good for this price. The location is also central, a short walk to the night market, the Signal Tower and the shopping malls/tour operators/the jetty. Overall, I can recommend this hotel, it is a good value for money.
Cons: There is hardly anything to dislike here. If it had a swimming pool, it would be a 10.
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.1 Excellent (1,640 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 10-minute walk of Centre Point and Kompleks Asia City. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed & food during breakfast - excellent!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is very nice and comfy.
Cons: There should be more seats in the lobby. Sometimes, I wanted to sit there, but there were not enough seats.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Provide room with smooking place like balcony
Cons: No
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I like the breakfast very much!
5.0 Okay
Pros: the food and the room
Cons: facilities at room is not under good maintenance
5.8 Okay
Pros: very little selection