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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]
"I love the fact that this hotel is the tourist choice to stay in Kota Kinabalu. This means the hotel lobby and breakfast time is very lively. 5 starts for friendly staff. If you're driving, then this hotel will leave you worry-free since there are plenty of parking space provided with security guards. Also it's very close to Imago Shopping mall."
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7.8

Very good

8828 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 32
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Fitness center
  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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8.7

Excellent

2971 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 150
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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8.2

Excellent

9098 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 92
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

6493 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 162
The Aru Hotel
Tanjung Aru,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. Check-in/out [private]
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"Quiet place to stay Clean with swimming pool and gym Walking distance to get food Walking distance to beach"
9.2

Exceptional

73 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
Hotel Grandis
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"Hotel Grandis has upgrade my stay to an Executive Suite with two floors and lovely ocean view, thanks! The hotel is pretty modern comparing with other hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Nice location with a large mall just next door with plenty of food options, also within walking distance to the waterfront and town centre."
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8.6

Excellent

5428 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 116
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. Beachfront
  8. Luggage storage
"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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8.1

Excellent

4480 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 120
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

2690 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 122
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
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. Bicycles
  8. Check-in/out [private]
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
9

Exceptional

1443 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 165
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
"Easy to get to the airport."
9.1

Exceptional

979 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 75
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]
"I love the fact that this hotel is the tourist choice to stay in Kota Kinabalu. This means the hotel lobby and breakfast time is very lively. 5 starts for friendly staff. If you're driving, then this hotel will leave you worry-free since there are plenty of parking space provided with security guards. Also it's very close to Imago Shopping mall."
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7.8

Very good

8828 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 32

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,764 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 scored properties around Kota Kinabalu close to amusement park include MARINA COURT KOTA KINABALU SABAH, 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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