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11 best hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Spa
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"Good location"
7.8

Very good

8422 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. BBQ facilities
"the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu."
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8.6

Excellent

6224 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 156
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"Really nice luxury hotel in walking distance to near the waterfront and nightlife. Level 14 has a nearly opened rooftop sky bar which would be probably the best location in Kota Kinabalu. There is also a special private club lounge on level 14 which is worth the daily upgrade if you take advantage of the amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner buffers and drinks. The hotel feels brand new and there was lots to see and explore within the complex. The pool on Level 2 is great relief to avoid the day time heat. The daily night market and other markets are very close by which are worth visiting to see more of the real Kota Kinabalu culture. We highly recommend this hotel for couples, groups and for business conferences. We attended a Wedding dinner on Level 3 and the service and atmosphere were excellent."
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8.6

Excellent

2871 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 138
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
9

Exceptional

1357 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 159
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

8833 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 94
Hilton Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Cash withdrawal
"I was speaking at a conference in Kota Kinabalu, and stayed at the Hilton Kota Kinabalu while I was there. The hotel was great in all respects. The food was awesome, the room size was very good, the location was excellent and the reception staff were pleasant. I'd definitely stay at the Hilton Kota Kinabalu again."
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8.9

Excellent

2633 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 124
The LUMA Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Luggage storage
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Bar
  8. Laundry service
"Great stay n you will love the design"
9.1

Exceptional

712 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 73
THE KLAGAN @ RIVERSON HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Cash withdrawal
  6. Fitness center
  7. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  8. Laundry service
"We loved and enjoyed our stay in The Klagan @ Riverson Hotel. The room was spacious and everything were super clean! The kitchenette were complete with everything you may need. The location is the best asset of the hotel. It's a very quiet and safe place yet just steps away from restaurants and cafes and the biggest shopping centre Imago. I want to stay there again next time I'm in Kota Kinabalu. I strongly recommend The Klagan @ Riverson Hotel to anyone looking for a wholesome place to stay."
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8.1

Excellent

1951 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 54
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Valet parking
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Sauna
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Spa
"Having stayed in quite a few different hotels in Kota Kinabalu from 2 to 5 star we thought we would give Hyatt a try this time, Overall we were not disappointed although a few things needs updating like the TV which was quite old and not much to choose from program wise, As i have a business back home i needed access to the internet for checking my emails when i called reception to find out about getting free Wi-fi i was told it was charged my the min or £12 a day which i thought was a bit mean as most hotels in K,Kinabalu, give free wi-fi. We used the restaurant a few times the service was very good and the food well presented. We took our breakfast in our room which was delivered very quickly on a table beautifully presented with a flower vase and a excellent selection. The young man who brought us our breakfast was very friendly and efficient. As for the other staff working at the Hyatt i could not fault them they were wonderful nothing was to much trouble. its not a cheap hotel to stay at and you could probably find an equivalent hotel with free internet for around the same price but overall it was the staff that made it so pleasurable for us. "
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8.5

Excellent

3875 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 127
KK Times Square Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Sauna
  8. Spa
"first time for me to stay in KK Times Square Hotel and already i love the place!will definitely stay there again during future travels with my son.it is conveniently located with restos, bars and a 24-hr convenience store all within walking distance from the hotel.the place is safe even for a solo lady traveler like me that i had no fear of going out of my room and have a late dinner at a nearby restaurant.highly recommended to those who wants value for their money. KK Times Square Hotel is, for me, the "IN" place in Kota Kinabalu!"
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7.7

Very good

4046 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 44
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Spa
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"Good location"
7.8

Very good

8422 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 35

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,661 properties
Popular hotelMing Garden Hotel and Residences
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from$5
AirportKota Kinabalu International Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Nature, Sightseeing

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Frequently asked questions

What are the top accommodations in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Places to stay in Kota Kinabalu that are highly rated by families include Ming Garden Hotel and Residences, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Hotel 7 Suria.

What properties in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified vacationers to Kota Kinabalu have given remarkable testimonials for the views at Homy Seafront Hostel, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.

What are the very best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for business travelers?

Hotels around Kota Kinabalu that are very highly rated by business tourists are Ming Garden Hotel and Residences, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu and Hotel 7 Suria.

What properties found in Kota Kinabalu are exceptionally rated with regards to facilities?

Hotelsin Kota Kinabalu which is exceptionally rated with respect to amenities include The Loft Imago, iSTAY - The Loft Imago and Kota Kinabalu Times Square Imago.

What are the prime hotels in Kota Kinabalu which have bars?

A property that has bars in in Kota Kinabalu which is very highly rated is Iris Suite @ Imago Loft.

What's the best resort in Kota Kinabalu next to a golf course?

Highly rated hotels located in Kota Kinabalu near a golf course include SINGA ANGSA HOUSE, Great Location, Nearby to beach and City Centre and Modern Duplex 1bedroom@KK City, Beside Imago Mall.

What's the best rated property in Kota Kinabalu close to a amusement park?

Highly reviewed accommodations around Kota Kinabalu close to amusement park include Lungo Kota Kinabalu and Spacious & affordable 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment.

What hotspot should I have a look at when I'm planing a trip to Kota Kinabalu?

Best attractions in Kota Kinabalu include Sapi Island, Manukan Island, and Poring Hot Springs.

When should I visit Kota Kinabalu?

Last year, Kota Kinabalu received its most visitors during the month of December. In spite of this, you may want to consider other months during which there are a fewer amount of visitors, as the most popular sights will be less crowded.

How long should I spend my time in Kota Kinabalu?

In the past 3 months, travelers stayed in Kota Kinabalu for 1 nights on average. The perfect duration for your trip will be determined by what you'd be interested to see and explore while there.

Are international tourists allowed into Kota Kinabalu?

International visitors are allowed into Kota Kinabalu, according to our most updated information. Due to changing restrictions, we strongly recommend that you visit here for additional details.

What vaccines are recognized in Kota Kinabalu?

Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, CanSinoBIO, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Oxford/AstraZeneca, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sinovac are currently acknowledged and accepted by the national health authority of the country that includes Kota Kinabalu.

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