Location. Situated on a Kota Kinabalu beach, this 5-star Malaysia luxury resort is a 10-minute drive from Sabah State Museum and a 15-minute drive from Sabah State Mosque. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.
Looking out over the South China Sea, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa features views of the islands off Borneo's northern coast. The resort offers 4 restaurants, a private sandy beach with direct access, and 2 swimming pools situated in 25 acres of gardens.
CHI The Spa provides Asian-influenced treatments in 8 spa villas on Pulau Bayu, the resort's private island. An open yoga pavilion features a deck extending out over the water. A health club and fitness facilities; 9-hole mini golf course; and 4 tennis courts are on site. The staff can arrange activities such as deep-sea fishing, banana boat rides, and scuba diving. Airport transfers are also available (surcharge).
A Kids Club, playground and wading pool are also available, as well as 11 meeting rooms and wired Internet access (surcharge). A buffet breakfast is available (surcharge).
Guestrooms. Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers 492 guestrooms, all renovated in 2007. With a nod to Borneo's heritage, rooms include rich textures and fabrics; cherry, teak, ebony, and coconut woods; and mother-of-pearl and tobacco artwork. Rooms feature balconies, mountain or sea views, LCD televisions, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms offer separate showers and soaking tubs. Suites offer separate sitting rooms and wraparound balconies.
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.
Grandis Hotel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Likas Stadium and Sabah State Mosque. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the pool bar. A fitness center and a children's pool are other highlights at this upscale hotel, and rooms offer 24-hour room service and LCD TVs.
Located on Gaya Island, the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is directly on the sandy beaches of the South China Sea. The hotel is two kilometers from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
This beachfront hotel has a full-service health spa on site. Recreational amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with two spa tubs, snorkelling, kayaking, and trekking through the surrounding hillside. Guests can also enjoy the courtesy cabanas located on the resort's private beach, which is directly accessible from the property. The hotel features several dining options like The Koi, Pantai Grill, and The Wine Cave, an underground wine cellar with an alfresco patio. Room service is available 24 hours a day and a complimentary cook-to-order breakfast is offered each morning. The Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa also features complimentary wireless Internet access. Childcare is provided for a fee.
The Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa is comprised of a series of villas, set back in the hillside overlooking the beach and South China Sea. Each timber villa has a private balcony. Rooms are outfitted with LCD televisions and DVD players. Each villa also has a private stone bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, and a shower/tub combinations. Complimentary cots are provided upon request, and rollaway beds are also available.
With access to onsite snorkeling, Manukan Island Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Manukan Island. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Perahu Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this romantic resort offer up nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, along with balconies and minibars.
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.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Gaya Street Sunday Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Wisma Merdeka and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall are also within 5 minutes.
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.
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.
Showcasing the eclectic beauty of Sabah Borneo with its superb views of the city, Mount Kinabalu, and the South China Sea, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu is located at the heart of the city’s vibrant retail and entertainment districts. Pamper yourself at the Solace Spa. Bask in the stunning views of the South China Sea from the outdoor pool. Or explore a myriad of delectable flavours at our four restaurants and bars. Whatever your pleasure, a world of delights awaits. Our 239 sophisticated guest rooms, including 31 suites, boast spectacular views of the city or South China Sea, state-of-the-art technology, serene bedrooms, and sumptuous marble bathrooms—for a stay as stylish as it is comfortable.
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.
At Gaya Island Resort, you can hit the beach to sip a drink at the beach bar or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Likas Stadium. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and mani/pedis. Feast Village, one of 4 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious resort offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and premium bedding.
Putting you within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium, Horizon Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for MYR 75 per vehicle. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, hydrotherapy, or mani/pedis, and Deco Cafe and Bar, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this upscale hotel get the details right with rainfall showerheads and bathrobes.
Located directly on the beach, the Gayana Eco Resort is in Kota Kinabalu, Mayalsia. The resort is 1.9 km from Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 6 km from Limas Stadium, and 6.1 km from Sabah State Mosque.
The Gayana Eco Resort is designed with a Marine Ecology Research Center on site. The resort has a full-service health spa, offering marine-based treatments that help to reduce signs of aging, and relax the body and mind. There are three restaurants on site, serving a range of traditional Malaysian dishes and contemporary Western fare. Additionally, the hotel offers recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, and jungle trekking. The Gayana Eco Resort also offers complimentary breakfast, a concierge desk, tour assistance, and a multilingual staff. For a surcharge, guests can take advantage of the resort's childcare services or airport shuttle.
The Gayana Eco Resort has 52 air-conditioned villas, each set directly over the water on stilts. Room amenities include 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels, DVD players, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibars, complimentary bottled water, complimentary infant beds, rollaway beds with a surcharge, coffee/tea makers, and in-room safes. Each villa has a private bathroom with a shower and complimentary designer toiletries. There are connecting rooms available as well.
Hotel Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu is just 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Tivoli, which serves Asian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a bar/lounge, and rooms offer minibars and room service.
Pros: I can use pacific facilites. It has many outdoor pool.
Cons: It has too small private beach
The Magellan Sutera Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Al Fresco, one of 3 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. There's a golf course and a bar/lounge, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer 24-hour room service and LCD TVs.
Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Wisma Merdeka and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Gaya Street Sunday Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall are also within 5 minutes.
Pros: Water front and good for swim with younger children
Cons: Facility is old and need maintanance
The Pacific Sutera Hotel offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque. 3 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and aromatherapy. Silk Garden, one of 2 restaurants, serves Chinese cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A golf course and a marina are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel offer up nice touches like bathrobes and slippers.
as it was refurbished in the last century, many of the accessories and furnishings are of that era; lots of space and features like kettle, bedside light and table
Pros: Location: walking distance to any central town location; and old-world ambience: it has a lot of character
Cons: the light switches were a bit odd, took a while to figure out; the restaurant did not offer asian menu choices
When you stay at The Jesselton Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Likas Stadium and Sabah State Mosque. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and room service.
Cons: Money and mobile phone were stolen in locked room. Amenity was very old.
Nexus Resort Karambunai sits on 1350ha of natural and landscaped surroundings on the magnificent Karambunai Peninsula. The tranquil resort has six kilometres of pristine white sandy beach and a million-year-old tropical rainforest acts as a backdrop. Luxurious accomodation at Nexus Resort Karambunai include the 235 Borneo guestrooms, nestled within a cluster of 7 two-storey buildings, amid a large tropical garden. Each rooms come with a private balcony or terrace and exquisitely furnished in solid wood accents and restful earth tones.
Borneo Vista Suites Hotel is just 4 mi (6.5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle for MYR 45 per vehicle roundtrip. After getting a workout at the fitness center, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/café or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool and a poolside bar are offered, and apartments have conveniences like kitchenettes and sofa beds.
At North Borneo Paradise @ Marina Court Resort Condo, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. For a bit of exercise, you can visit the fitness center or go for a swim in the outdoor pool. Condos feature conveniences like kitchens, along with balconies and LCD TVs.
Cons: staff did not provide us with water or slippers in the room. We requested them and they never showed up.
Just 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the airport, TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu puts you within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Guests will have free perks like breakfast and WiFi. Rooms offer LCD TVs and room service.
Pros: Love the large rooms and nice beds. Breakfast is good. Views and locations wonderful.
Cons: Could speed up check-in a bit. Showers tend to get the bathroom floor wet.
Just 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the airport, The Klagan Hotel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Wanyan Rooftop Cafe, which serves Asian cuisine and offers ocean views. Rooms offer minibars and free WiFi.