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The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Complimentary WIFi 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

5558 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 135
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Exercise area
  7. Bicycles
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
9

Exceptional

1134 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 165
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"The Pacific Sutera (silk) is probably the best Resort hotel in Kota Kinabalu. What they dont tell you in the website is that you can also enjoy the pool areas of the MAGELLAN And their members only "marina" (great for the kids!). THe Marina is the only pool area that has the slides, so if you plan to stay here at the PAcific, walk around the boardwalk - its good excercise and make the huge complex a bit closer to each other. "
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8.4

Excellent

7858 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 126
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Exercise area
  6. Sauna
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Check-in/out [express]
"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

2632 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 139
Borneo Beach Villas
Tuaran,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Hot tub
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Exercise area
"Spent a week in the spa suite apartments for the family and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The location was ideal for those seeking to get away from the busy city, while still remain close to amenities. We rented a car at affordable rates from a local car rental company, and used a mobile app called WAZE to get around - driving around was easy since the app had the most accurate and up-to-date information. Having spent 7 days in the resort, we got around easily to the local restaurants for the best seafood - very cheap and fresh. Check out Gayang Restaurant and their cheap and fresh lobsters and crabs. Convenience shops like 7-11 were everywhere and there is a large supermarket called GIANT just 10 mins from the resort (google "Taman Indah Permai"). Our younger son (age 5) caught a cold and there's a very good and experienced paediatrician called Dr Jeffrey Soon about 30 mins drive away (Lot 66, Lrg Zirafah 10A , Taman Layang Layang , Luyang, 88300 Kota KInabalu), where we got him treated. Around the resort, there's a gorgeous golf course sandwiched between the mountain ridge and the beaches. And there's also a water theme park called "Lagoon Park", where we spent a day with water activities. Generally, while the resort may be about 45 mins drive from the city, there are enough facilities and things for my family to enjoy. The hotel staff were extremely prompt in their responsiveness to our requests (extra towels, utensils for cooking, etc). Very warm and friendly. The stringent security checkpoints also made us feel safe and secure throughout our stay. We had a good deal for this booking via Agoda. Paid for the price of a 4 star hotel but it really felt more like a 5 star. Highly recommended for couples looking for a private place as well as for families looking to get some peace and quiet. "
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8

Excellent

4033 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 125
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Valet parking
  3. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Exercise area
  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

3739 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 126
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. Exercise area
  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

2479 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 120
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Tanjung Aru,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Kids club
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"Good services with friendly and helpful staff."
9.2

Exceptional

314 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 212
Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu
Tuaran,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Transport to airport
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  5. Kids club
  6. Exercise area
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"The hotel/resort is a very very beautiful place... very quiet and tranquil.. The only drawback was that the resort is quit far from the main city.. Food is good especially the one where we dine at "TEPI LAUT".. The room is spacious and I really appreciate the mini pool by the balcony.. Staffs are helpful and very attentive.. If it weren't for the distance between the main city and the hotel, this resort would be really really nice... But, I like the gestures made by the hotel to abate the distances issue, they provide shuttle bus going to and forth from the hotel to the main city..."
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9

Exceptional

301 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 209
The Seraya Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Cash withdrawal
  6. Car park [on-site]
  7. Laundry service
  8. Room service
"Comfortable & strategic near actractive locations"
8.6

Excellent

441 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 34
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Complimentary WIFi 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

5558 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 135

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 27. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 98.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 28. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 44. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 100.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 29. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 47. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 156.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to Megah D'Aru Hotel, The Atelier Boutique Hotel and Goldenhill Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Sapi Island?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Sapi Island have given top reviews to Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Gaya Street Sunday Market have given top reviews to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Ming Garden Hotel and Residences.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Couples who stayed in Kota Kinabalu have given high ratings to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Families who stayed in Kota Kinabalu highly recommend Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel, Hotel 7 Suria and Gaya Centre Hotel.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Escape Backpackers Kk, Akinabalu Youth Hostel and Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, Tuaran and Tanjung Aru.

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