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  Average price (weeknight): RM 463
  Average price (weekend night): RM 305

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Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (1,076 reviews)
RM 1,212+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Gaya Island Resort in Gaya Island, you'll be on the beach and 7 minutes by foot from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. 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).
7.9 Good
Pros: Beautiful, well taken care of Resort. The staff was wonderful and never passed you without saying good morning, good afternoon or good evening. Loved having options for our evening meal besides a standard buffet (that got old after a month on Borneo). The pool was beautiful and they have the BEST beach chairs ever!
Cons: The property was beautiful, varied food and options to eat were great and staff was wonderful but for the money to stay there to rest and relax our last week of vacation, we were super disappointed that we had to “escape” the beautiful pool because of SO MANY screaming kids 24/7 (rude and obnoxious parents and we even saw someone washing out their dish in the pool!!!) Even the “adult” beach area there was kids running around and yelling. Not a peaceful spot if you want a quiet vacation and it stunk to not be able to use all the facilities we paid for.
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
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, we saw monitor lizards right outside our room (they're much larger than I thought they'd be).
Cons: Food was ok but not fantastic, and pretty expensive, as was the mandatory boat ride.
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: Nice location. Friendly but untrained staff. Excellent F&B team headed by Ramesh and the chef. They were delightful
Cons: Rooms not ready and check in time and the hotel handled it badly. Even when asked manager did not arrive ( inspite of being present ) to address the issue. Could do with better maintainence.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Service, all the staff are attentive to details and friendly. The food tastes great and has a diverse selection to pick for, we had a good time in the restaurant.
Cons: Many mosquitoes, but the resort has provide healing blam and insect repeller for each room.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Kind staff and very quiet ambiance. All the facilities are very nice.
Cons: Nothing.
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort And Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (20,846 reviews)
RM 1,004+
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, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Kota Kinabalu? This resort has facilities measuring 7190 square feet (668 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was pleasant. The staffs did room clean several times a day to keep towels enough and room clean, which was very helpful. Every staff we met was very kind and friendly. Especially, the staff at Horizon Club Lounge, Joanne was very sweet. She helped us to get the two rooms we reserved to be arranged near each other. Also, I loved the swimming pool and activities at Star Marina. Sunset is really beutiful.
Cons: Actually not much. Maybe the price? Everything is pretty expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well maintained room & nice restaurant
Cons: Too many ugly Koreans
7.0 Good
Pros: The facilities - water, pool, beach area was great with lots of activities around. Water safety was prioritized. Kids room was great, so was the gym. Breakfast buffet was great, even at peak hours the staff managed everything well. Location near the airport, ample parking space. Bath tub was a plus. Clean room and facilities all around. A fun and happening resort with lots of activities. Lots of Koreans around, seems to be targeting the foreign tourists from mainly Korea, and some from China and Hong Kong. Recommended for stay with families with young or older kids, a honeymoon, or just to relax. Good view of the sea, and don't forget to watch the sunset at the nearby Tanjung Aru beach.
Cons: Very strict with the check-in guests. High deposits to be paid upfront. Room design seems dated, and considering the price i paid, the room size isn't as big or as luxurious, and also the attention to service was lesser compared to other hotels of the same price range.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great for kids. There were a lot of activities to keep them busy. An I cream bar next to a waterslide, what more do you want in life?
Cons: Jellyfish season made the beach unswimable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great facility and staffs
Cons: Lack of signs to show direction, poor food if you eat at the grill bar near the swimming pool.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Good location for seeing beautiful sunset Traditional building interior Nice and clean swimming pool
Cons: The worst five-star hotel I have ever stayed in. You must read these information below. First, a bell man who worked daytime had no will to offer services for customers. When I arrived this hotel from airport, he just stared at me and did nothing for me. So, I had to open the car door and unload my luggage on my own. It is terrible attitude for the forefront hotel staff. Second, most hotel staffs were inhospitable. When I went to the reception to ask something, I have been waited more than 10 minutes. Some staffs caught their eyes on me, however, they disregard me. Third, housekeepers were careless when doing their jobs. After making up room service, I found a cosmetic that I and my partner didn't bring in my room. In addition, I saw a Korean family wasn't able to check in after 4 o'clock due to delayed housekeeping.
Grandis Hotels and Resorts - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
8.8 Excellent (3,343 reviews)
RM 431+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location of hotel connected to mall & bfast was good & room so spacious & can see de sea & boats & ships.
Cons: Nothing tat i didnt like. All was superb
7.9 Good
Pros: Location and the friendly staff. Very accommodating staff to put our room close to lift as there's baby and elderly people on board.
Cons: No bath tub for babies. And they need to invest in bed bugs vacuum.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location.
Cons: No free parking
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location! Breakfast was really good and a huge variety. Still location is the best.
Cons: A bit pricey for local standards.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location!
Cons: Reception lobby too small for arriving guests and other outgoing guests waiting for transport etc
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.
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.8 Excellent (457 reviews)
RM 1,118+
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.
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
7.0 Good
Pros: Very good breakfast and exceptional location/ views
Cons: Menu choices for dinner / lunch were quite limited, Beef Rendang was very disappointing Sandflies on the beach were atrocious
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place exceeds expectation....a wonderful stay, couldn't find fault in anything!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast buffet and menu. Two really good restaurants on site. Big villas with good bathrooms. Beautiful location!
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
5
8.7 Excellent (4,972 reviews)
RM 756+
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.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location is great, convenient to get to places , spacious property with multi hotel and marina , nice walking path and sunset
Cons: Breakfast variety poor, attention to details in rooms for toiletries replenishments, spa was ok level, duluxe with 2 single beds for family is below standard for a luxury hotel... should upgrade to 2 double beds for family comfort, towels ran out twice in the pool area - needs better planning, kids water area can be improved further.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location, spacious property, multi hotels and marina, convenient to go to location nearby
Cons: Breakfast Varieties poor, deluxe with 2 single beds instead of 2 queen beds uncomfortable for family, lack of towels at pool twice during the visit, fail to replenishment of toiletries full set and laundry plastics daily- attention to detail, kids water play can be improved further with better facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I can use pacific facilites. It has many outdoor pool.
Cons: It has too small private beach
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lots of different pools and you can you can use the Pacific hotel facilties
Cons: The breakfast was nice but all the warm food is cold because they are not heating the bain Marie. Also they need some management of the sun lounges to stop people leaving towels/clothes on them all day when not using them
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Lots of things to do, tennis, billlards, table tennis, badminton - an awesome Gym. Pools were great, lots of loungers. Bed turned down with chocolates. Club lounge fabulous, evening drinks & food.
Cons: People reserve loungers first thing in the morning then don’t use them till Lunch time.
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: I went with my family and booked 2 rooms. Sutera Sanctuary Lodges exceeded my expectations! First off - the rooms are much bigger than I expected (especially the bathrooms!) and are very beautiful and perfectly clean. The beds are very comfortable and the AC is strong. We stayed in the beachside villas and really loved our rooms. Secondly - Sutera Sanctuary employs some of the friendliest staff I've ever encountered. We received great service from the moment we stepped foot on the island to when they sent us off on the boat. Adamz, the hotel manager, personally greeted the guests and gave us a very entertaining tour of the facilities (including meeting Gerry, the giant monitor lizard!). He also made time to chat with us before checking out. The other hotel staff always helped us with big smiles. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and I would love to return. The restaurant also exceeded my expectations. Being on an island, I had very low expectations for food options and taste. But there were lots of both local and Western options and I thought the food was all pretty tasty. The price will be a bit higher, of course, but still within reason.
Cons: Note that a lot of daytrippers come to this island from 9:30 am - 4 pm, so there will be lots of people during the day. Other reviews mentioned a lot of trash, but I didn't notice it. I thought the beach and water were clean. After 4 pm, the island is all yours. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet in the evening and early morning.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful island. Hillside villas are very nice and comfortable. Super friendly and helpful staff and management. Suitable for families. Logistics and everything else well-organized. Jungle trekking to sunset point was a great experience (after sunset you can walk back the paved easy jogging trail). Snorkelling is nice and fun but not top notch.
Cons: Too many day tourists but in the morning and late afternoon it’s quiet. Connected to that is the littering problem, there is simply too much waste around the beach and in the water. In less than ten minutes my son and I collected a plastic bag full of waste.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Overall is good
Cons: The restaurant services.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the stay. Clean, comfy n accommodating staffs. The beach was clean & lovely view of the sea. Restaurant food was good, and staffs were helpful as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location! Has to be as it is the only resort on Manukan Island. Special thanks to Alicia who explained everything very clearly to us on our arrival. She gave a good overview of the resort, what all can we do while we are on the island and answered all our queries patiently. In fact, all the hotel staff was very helpful, they coordinated the ferry back to Kota Kinnabalu and made sure we have a great experience. We stayed in Beach Villa and one could easily see beach from the room. Lovely experience, would love to come back again!
Cons: Hardly anything. Just carry your insect repellant. Nothing to do with property, the island has a lot of mosquitoes generally.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff of this resort are extremely friendly and courteous. I don’t usually participate in surveys, but I have made an exception due to the efficiency and unbelievable friendliness of the entire staff. I intend to return to this place again!
Cons: Nothing!
Mandarin Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
7
8.6 Excellent (1,575 reviews)
RM 175+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: friendly staff Mordern room Good location
Cons: Soundproofing
9.0 Excellent
Cons: what a great little hotel !!! the staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful....but the tv reception is not the best
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendly n nice.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the staff
Cons: the location. It is noisy at night on Saturday.
6.0 Good
Pros: The location is smack right outside the night and day markets.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and clean room.. The staff is friendly and helpful.. Overall is good..
Akinabalu Youth Hostel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
8
8.6 Excellent (347 reviews)
RM 77+
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good Location! Staffs are nice and helpful. The shower and the common area are good. Free coffee and tea are provided!
5.0 Okay
Pros: The room was clean
Cons: The lamps are not bright enough.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing special
Cons: Staff n the way of the staff are really not welcoming..
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Good helpful staff
2.0 Mediocre
Pros: I left straight away after not even an hour. They have no understanding at all, that a solo travelling girl is not going to stay alone with just men at an entire floor. Never felt so unsave in a place!
Cons: I had a booking for a bed in a mixed dorm, the female dorm was already booked. After the check in I was sentto my room at the 4th floor. There were just two rooms without any numbers. I was confused. In both rooms were just men sleeping. In the one room (which was supposed to be mine) were maybe 6 men, two were awake, staring at me, made me feel uncomfortable. There was no luggage in the room, I think these people were not traveller's, had the feeling they're living there. The mattress was dirty and the sheets didn't smell well. Went to the other room, because I thought I accidentally went to the men dorm. In the other dorm was the same, one man was sleeping on the floor. I told the lady from the reception I didn't feel safe, and asked her, where the other girls are. She said the female dorm is full, I have to stay in this room and there are no other girls, because they don't want to stay there. I really didn't feel comfortable. She called the manager, who said it's safe to stay in the room. There are cameras and the lady at the reception will watch me. There are no cameras in the room, just at the floor. . They didn't understand that I did not feel safe alone with just men at a floor. They offered me to stay at the reception, but I could not get my money back. Unfortunately they charged the money from my credit card, while I booked. I left after half an hour and couldn't get my money back,even though I I'd not stay. I know, that I booked a mix dorm, but it turned out to be just a men's dorm and they didn't inform me. I am really very disappointed. At the reception, they have information about bedbugs, seems like there's a problem with that. I went to another accomodation, in the middle of the night.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staffs, great location, a lot of promotion on eco tourism which i love. Lobby area was a great hang out place
Cons: Wow, the beds were squeaky. Slept on an upper bunk and I felt so sorry for every move i made i could be heard by the whole room, and felt by my lower bunk mate.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Toilet and shower are separated and clean, you have a space to dry your clothes, they offer a nice area where to chill and the hostel is well located. The staff was friendly and helpful. If they could provide towels included in the price that would be perfect.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The best thing about this hostel is that they keep the windows open all the time and there's a nice breeze flowing through the common area, an open and relaxing vibe and comfortable couches to relax on. Good place to chill and meet people. They even have a selection of DvDs. The staff is so friendly and down to earth. The location is absolutely perfect. Central, walking distance to everything, and right above the Fri/sat night market which is phenomenal. Lockers and towels available for a deposit. WiFi good and strong, even on the second floor. Simple breakfast of toast and papaya. Will stay every time I'm in KK!
Cons: The only reason this isn't a perfect 10 is because my bed sank in a little bit in the middle so maybe the mattresses need updating. But this didn't take away from my experience.
The Pacific Sutera - Kota Kinabalu - Bedroom
9
8.5 Excellent (4,920 reviews)
RM 577+
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.
7.1 Good
Pros: Staffs were super friendly and they serve with a smile. Location was amazing. Close to everything.
Cons: Pipe broke then my whole toilet flooded after it was fixed. Food was meh. Nothing extraordinary and refills were so slow. Too many Korean travellers that were noisy and rude. Honestly, was disappointed with the price I paid.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room view and swimming pool and food were food. Perfect for a couples
Cons: Very good
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I like the location and the view. Sunset view is to die for
Cons: In sufficient number of restaurants. There is only a coffee house to contend with
7.1 Good
Pros: Water front and good for swim with younger children
Cons: Facility is old and need maintanance
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing pool and great breakfast buffet. Poolside bar staff are very friendly. Oppulent hotel perfect for golfers.
Cons: Didn't think the dinner buffet was good value and it didn't have the 'Fiesta' vibe. We booked a twin room and received an upgrade to a suite but there weren't two beds. Not a locatio n for those who prefer to walk to destinations. Located on a busy highway meaning you need to either shuttle or taxi to everything.
6.0 Good
Pros: Skybar... Room... Buffet
Cons: Very noisy from Chinese customers until 3am!!! Airplanes making a lot of noise all night. Cars outside making lots of noise wheel spinning
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was excellent!
Cons: I requested a bucket of ice via room service. It didn't arrived in my room.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Professional, hospital & friendly staff as well as comfort & convenience for location
Cons: None at this stage
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are excellent. Room is beautiful. Sea view. Cosy bed. Relaxing. Great for family with children - swimming pool will slide bouncer. Lifeguards are great at their job.
Cons: Nothing i didn't like. All are good.
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
10
8.5 Excellent (4,079 reviews)
RM 447+
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.
7.0 Good
Pros: Hotel that is central and within walking distance to the various eating places, the weekend market and shopping centres which is not new but acceptable. The breakfast buffet downstairs in the restaurant was good, had a good range of international as well as local cuisine and it does get very busy but that could also be associated with the month that we were there (December).
Cons: The club lounge certainly need a make over badly and you need to re-orientate the outlook of your lounges to face the sea rather than a wall and TV which was not and we certainly did not want to watch TV when we had such beautiful views over the water.
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good location for our needs, friendly staff, nice room.
Cons: No real negatives
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service was given by the hotel. Can't think of a better location with markets, malls and Jesselton Point nearby. Really amazing views of the ocean and islands in the distance. Enjoyed the stay.
Cons: The room was slightly dated, but still very well kept. The air-con was not as effective as we would have liked to keep room cool during the middle of the day.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Locations
Cons: Aircond control not functioning
Hotel Sixty3 - Kota Kinabalu - Building
11
8.5 Excellent (725 reviews)
RM 289+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Sixty3, you'll be centrally located in Kota Kinabalu, within a 5-minute walk of Gaya Street Sunday Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room and great location
Cons: Parking for guest pickup
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and size of room. Close to all shopping centre and restaurantliked
Cons: Car drop area insufficient
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location for business traveler, stone throw away from mini marts and eatery.
Cons: Been staying in the hotel several times, there is always 1 issue with this hotel:the shower heads. The shower heads is either broken or loosen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location,the room,staff and all about the hotel.The staff is friendly.The ammenities is good & provided with extra pillow,blanket & towels for free.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Big comfy rooms right in the city centre, and walking distance to main attractions, yet quiet.
Cons: Traffic to and from hotel can be jammed.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with a lot eateries within walking distance.
Cons: There is nothing that I dislike
ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam - Kota Kinabalu - Building
12
8.4 Excellent (2,072 reviews)
RM 171+
Overview Reviews
Located in the bustling commercial township of Inanam, ibis Styles Kota Kinabalu Inanam features 184 rooms with free high speed WiFi, restaurant, bar, gym, event halls and a Sky Dex on the top floor overlooking the lush green landscape.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet location. Clean. Easy access to shops.
Cons: Limited breakfast dishes. Dark room colour.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean , free parking , helpful staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice facilities, room is superb
Cons: Please make more varieties of breakfast. All other stuff are excellent
7.0 Good
Pros: New-ish hotel, friendly staff
Cons: There was cigarette smell in the gym room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing

Best rooms in Kota Kinabalu

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: I went with my family and booked 2 rooms. Sutera Sanctuary Lodges exceeded my expectations! First off - the rooms are much bigger than I expected (especially the bathrooms!) and are very beautiful and perfectly clean. The beds are very comfortable and the AC is strong. We stayed in the beachside villas and really loved our rooms. Secondly - Sutera Sanctuary employs some of the friendliest staff I've ever encountered. We received great service from the moment we stepped foot on the island to when they sent us off on the boat. Adamz, the hotel manager, personally greeted the guests and gave us a very entertaining tour of the facilities (including meeting Gerry, the giant monitor lizard!). He also made time to chat with us before checking out. The other hotel staff always helped us with big smiles. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and I would love to return. The restaurant also exceeded my expectations. Being on an island, I had very low expectations for food options and taste. But there were lots of both local and Western options and I thought the food was all pretty tasty. The price will be a bit higher, of course, but still within reason.
Cons: Note that a lot of daytrippers come to this island from 9:30 am - 4 pm, so there will be lots of people during the day. Other reviews mentioned a lot of trash, but I didn't notice it. I thought the beach and water were clean. After 4 pm, the island is all yours. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet in the evening and early morning.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful island. Hillside villas are very nice and comfortable. Super friendly and helpful staff and management. Suitable for families. Logistics and everything else well-organized. Jungle trekking to sunset point was a great experience (after sunset you can walk back the paved easy jogging trail). Snorkelling is nice and fun but not top notch.
Cons: Too many day tourists but in the morning and late afternoon it’s quiet. Connected to that is the littering problem, there is simply too much waste around the beach and in the water. In less than ten minutes my son and I collected a plastic bag full of waste.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Overall is good
Cons: The restaurant services.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the stay. Clean, comfy n accommodating staffs. The beach was clean & lovely view of the sea. Restaurant food was good, and staffs were helpful as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location! Has to be as it is the only resort on Manukan Island. Special thanks to Alicia who explained everything very clearly to us on our arrival. She gave a good overview of the resort, what all can we do while we are on the island and answered all our queries patiently. In fact, all the hotel staff was very helpful, they coordinated the ferry back to Kota Kinnabalu and made sure we have a great experience. We stayed in Beach Villa and one could easily see beach from the room. Lovely experience, would love to come back again!
Cons: Hardly anything. Just carry your insect repellant. Nothing to do with property, the island has a lot of mosquitoes generally.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff of this resort are extremely friendly and courteous. I don’t usually participate in surveys, but I have made an exception due to the efficiency and unbelievable friendliness of the entire staff. I intend to return to this place again!
Cons: Nothing!
Adel Hotel - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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7.8 Good (230 reviews)
RM 102+
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.
Marina Condominium Holiday Homestay - Kota Kinabalu - Bedroom
3
8.6 Excellent (108 reviews)
RM 297+
Overview Reviews
The Marina Condominium Holiday Homestay is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. The hotel is conveniently located a short 7km drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The hotel is located close to many of Kota Kinabalu's attractions including Gaya Street and Tanjung Aru Beach. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to the comfort of the hotel. For guests' convenience, airport pickup can be arranged.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner Mr Mark is awesome guy and helpful. Shows us where to park and advice us not to simply park, tells us the rules and regulation inside the condominium. Apartment is breathtaking especially the Seaview just fantastic. All the apartment facilities all nice and they even have water dispenser! Good to stay worth every pennies! highly recommended! Thanks Mark!
Cons: Its better to have 2 car parking instead of only 1.
7.0 Good
Pros: Location fantastic Nice parking place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We book late night and surprisingly Mr Mark still come and meet us at 2AM in the morning! I expect just a regular apartment but we got a sea view apartment facing the waterfront, everything inside just nice. Too bad we only stay for 1 night. Highly recommended, great service from the host meet us during check in and check out time and most important is the apartment such a great place to stay its like a hidden GEM inside the city. Will definitely stay again someday.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The location is good.
Cons: The unit is a bit run down. There are ants in kitchen and dining area which cause our snack/food not edible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, friendly host mr mark and nice apartment view looking forward to stay again someday
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Love the location and the corridor facing the sea...thanks Mr Mark for the great place and hospitality..Will come again next time..
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean and location very good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mark's three-bedroom flat is neat and clean, with great sea views on the ninth floor. It is conveniently located near convenience stores, restaurants and shops, all within walking distance, in a clean neighbourhood. The kitchen is well equipped and the drinking water dispenser is extremely handy. Transport is easily available and if you rent a car there is a parking space that goes with the flat. The daily cleaning service and 24-hour water supply (unlike in some other blocks in complex) are added advantages. Mark responded promptly to our questions, making it so much easier to plan and make the most of our short stay. I would not hesitate in recommending Mark's flat. We first met Mark as a kind and gracious host, and we now think of him as a friend. Thank you Mark for making our visit to KK so special.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all, the price. Its a really good apartment with reasonable price. The place were very cosy. Having the view of the sea at its verandah just blew you away. Thank you for the great hospitality. I will definitely stay here again next time!!!
Grandis Hotels and Resorts - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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8.8 Excellent (3,343 reviews)
RM 431+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location of hotel connected to mall & bfast was good & room so spacious & can see de sea & boats & ships.
Cons: Nothing tat i didnt like. All was superb
7.9 Good
Pros: Location and the friendly staff. Very accommodating staff to put our room close to lift as there's baby and elderly people on board.
Cons: No bath tub for babies. And they need to invest in bed bugs vacuum.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location.
Cons: No free parking
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location! Breakfast was really good and a huge variety. Still location is the best.
Cons: A bit pricey for local standards.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location!
Cons: Reception lobby too small for arriving guests and other outgoing guests waiting for transport etc
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.

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
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9.0 Excellent (7,416 reviews)
RM 431+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: I rang for housekeeping to get extra towels and waited for one hour , still no towels . Then rang again , still no towels so I gave up. Service was not good .
7.9 Good
Pros: The staff
Cons: The bathroom don’t have bidet
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything was nice, not easy to find Supermarket(Seven eleven, Orange)
Cons: Too much people wait in Lobby, maybe plane time was problem
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room is spacious. Breakfast spread was good. Good location where Welcome Seafood is right behind hotel. About 10min from airport. Convenience store and some small eateries are nearby too. Nice pool with splendid sky view. We enjoyed our stay here.
Cons: Check in was late though at 4pm.
6.3 Good
Pros: Nice room
Cons: Some staff not give good for example no smile when taken order, not focus when i check out.
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
2
8.7 Excellent (3,624 reviews)
RM 516+
Overview Reviews
Edging the waterfront, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is an urban sanctuary in the heart of the city'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 rooms 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 rooftop bar. Designed to inspire your senses, our sea-view hotel is a haven in a vibrant destination.
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place. Comfortable. Grat staff. Swimming pool and fitness. Many restaurants nearby.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location. Near to Philipino market, Centre Point & seafood restaurant. Good hospitality from the staffs.
Cons: 1. The price/rate is much higher compare to Le Meridien KL or Putrajaya. 2. The menu for breakfast was boring ( same menu everyday, no variety ). The menu in Le Meridien KL or Putrajaya are way much better. 3. I had problem with the iron in the room. Need to change twice during the stay. Suggest to provide a better quality iron (not Pyliss) .
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location near town
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff are always very hospitable and they make us feel very welcome with the beautiful smiles and cheerful greetings. Thank you
Cons: The entry drive into the hotel seems to be partially blocked by parked cars most times on our arrival. This has been mentioned to the staff who are aware of the problem but are unable to prevent this happening as they have no jurisdiction to do so.
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was good. Location was good. View is the best!
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.
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
3
8.2 Excellent (4,715 reviews)
RM 321+
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.
7.1 Good
Pros: Wi fi never worked in my room and only half of the time in the reception area Check in took too long
Cons: Wi fi Check in
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location, huge variety at breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms and beds. After staying in KK in another hotel which we found very noisy we were surprised and happy that our sleep at the promenade had none of that traffic noise and was a quiet hotel! Loved our two nights with club access and a great balcony to enjoy the view!
Cons: Pool nice but small for a large hotel but still a good, clean pool.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: That they upgraded to a junior suite as no rooms left that has a queen or king bed
Cons: Carpark was dark. Front desk Staff could be more warm and friendly
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The friendliness of the staff
Cons: Hospitality
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast buffet is awesome. Many varieties of food (local & western) and the place is nice and not crowded.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, amazing room, the bar very nice and singer very sporting. Nice food, room very clean and big. 10 stars keep it up for very good service. Nice hotel location very strategic near by shopping mall, night market, waterfront and esay to get public transport
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu - Building
4
8.1 Excellent (3,857 reviews)
RM 183+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice location, spacious room, great food and everything just nice
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality was excellent. The room was big enough for me and my friend, enough space to move around without bumping into each other and be able to pray. It was also very clean and the breakfast buffet was nice.
Cons: There were no parking space especially during the day. It is fairly easy to find parking space at night, but be sure to put the parking coupons if you plan to go out a little bit late during the day, or you will get some ticket.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: location close to tourist attraction. staff also help alot
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly, nice food, room clean, valuable for
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location.
Cons: To increase variety for breakfast and to increase dine in food quality. Rooms for improvement for room facilities.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room size and location
Cons: Great