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Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5 Stars

20 Jalan Aru Tanjung Aru Kota Kinabalu 88100


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Rating
Cleanliness 5
Facilities 5
Service 5
Location 5
Pricing 5
Overall 5
Nestled on 25 acres of gardens overlooking the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park islands, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa creates an ideal retreat for vacationers looking for a tropical getaway in Kota Kinabalu. Holidaymakers at this lush resort enjoy a dip in the private beach or a visit to Sabah State Museum And Heritage Village. Visitors also tee off at Sabah Golf and Country Club or shop at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

Location
Tanjung Aru Shangri-La's is on Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. During free time, tourists explore rugged landscapes and watch Orangutans in the natural habitats at jungles in the area.

Rooms
Sleep to the sound of crashing waves in the lavish rooms and suites equipped with satellite/cable TV, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee maker, wireless Internet access and private balcony.

Restaurant
The restaurants at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru serve delectable Western cuisine, Asian dishes and Italian specialties. Patrons can also have snacks and drinks at the bars on site.

General
Shangri-'s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa provides banquet and conference rooms, tour and travel desk, currency exchange and laundry services. Recreation facilities at the resort include golf course, ball courts, jogging track and pool with tapered shoreline, infinity section and Jacuzzi beds. Visitors can have pampering treatments at Chi, The Spa or try water sports at STAR Marina, both on site.

Additional Information

  • NOTICE: The children's water play area will undergo renovations from 16 November until 12 December 2014. During this period, the resort offers complimentary return transfer to the private beach on the nearby Mamutik island, roundtrip airport transfer or RM75 worth of food and beverage voucher valid for one room/night.
  • 10 min drive to the International Airport (Kota Kinabalu)

Hotel Facilities

  • Baby Sitting Service
  • Concierge
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Parking Facilities (At Cost)
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Court
  • Cafe
  • Currency Exchange Services
  • Jacuzzi / Whirlpool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa / Wellness Centre

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Pay-per-view Movies
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Voicemail
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Guest Reviews (110)


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
5 out of 5

My mum and I stayed at Shangri-La Tanjung Resort for 3D/2N, with a overall very happy experience. I booked the mountain view room at the Kinabalu wing but was upgraded for free to the Tanjung Wing room facing the pool and beach. The facilities are very clean and covers all the amenities you would need. Rooms are spacious and clean with a big balcony where you can dine or just relax. There is a very big pool area- one infinity pool 1.9m deep- great for adults where its quiet. and 2 childrens pool and 4 slides. There is also a private beach within the resort where its nice to lay back and enjoy the sea breeze. Breakfast buffet is covers both asian and western delights with a childrens selection as well. I tried the room service- borneo tafel for 2, which was very reasonably priced and tasted great! It arrived to my room in 20 mins!! (i expected much longer- which is usually the case with hotel room services)

Natalie Ng wrote on September 3, 2012


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
4 out of 5

This resort is good for BOTH families and couples. Kid would be happy to play around the pool area with waterslides, night entertainment for kids. Couples would be happy, there are are some quiet areas, like small private beach, distance-from-pool area for quiet out-door sleeping/reading. Famous Sun Set? No better location than this resort in Kota Kinabalu. (not kiding) The balcony has a ceiling fan, great great great.... If I want to pick a bone, The breakfast buffet has many many many variety of food, and they change the menu every day (We stayed there for 6 nights. No manu was repeated.) However, the taste of food was very light. (I means for those hot food - it wouldn't be a problem for fruit/salad/toast/egg/cold-cut eaters.) If you are couples, The coco Joe BBQ dinner should be enjoyable. For couples, Sunset Bar is a must try for Sunset (although actually you could see good sun set from other spots in the resort.) Pls be there latest 5:30pm otherwise all the chairs would be grabbed. (Sunset time is always somewhere around 6:00PM) For families, you are better not going to Sunset bar to avoid disturbing the romantic feel -- there are many spots in the resort for good sunset. I believe this resort is the top one in KK,enjoy..............

Your cousin wrote on December 26, 2011


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
4.6 out of 5

good hotel, i will recommend it to those visiting KK

Anonymous wrote on July 12, 2010


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
4.6 out of 5

I love this hotel because it is a complete package though I think they should start renovating their rooms but the overall experience was really fantastic

Ma Gina De Guzman wrote on March 28, 2010


Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
4.8 out of 5

Enjoyed the stay at the resort. The resort has been around for a long time but is in very good condition. Close to KK city which is handy. Staff were very friendly and accomodating Due to the location, there are not that many other eating options available - you needed to take a cab to KK city.

Asha Puvan Iswaran wrote on June 15, 2009


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall5 out of 5
Cleanliness5 out of 5
Facilities5 out of 5
Service5 out of 5
Location5 out of 5
Pricing5 out of 5

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Guest Reviews

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5 out of 5

My mum and I stayed at Shangri-La Tanjung Resort for 3D/2N, with a overall very happy experience. I booked the mountain view room at the Kinabalu wing but was upgraded for free to the Tanjung Wing room facing the pool and beach. The facilities are very clean and covers all the amenities you would need. Rooms are spacious and clean with a big balcony where you can dine or just relax. There is a very big pool area- one infinity pool 1.9m deep- great for adults where its quiet. and 2 childrens pool and 4 slides. There is also a private beach within the resort where its nice to lay back and enjoy the sea breeze. Breakfast buffet is covers both asian and western delights with a childrens selection as well. I tried the room service- borneo tafel for 2, which was very reasonably priced and tasted great! It arrived to my room in 20 mins!! (i expected much longer- which is usually the case with hotel room services)

Review by: Natalie Ng
Date stayed September 3, 2012

4 out of 5

This resort is good for BOTH families and couples. Kid would be happy to play around the pool area with waterslides, night entertainment for kids. Couples would be happy, there are are some quiet areas, like small private beach, distance-from-pool area for quiet out-door sleeping/reading. Famous Sun Set? No better location than this resort in Kota Kinabalu. (not kiding) The balcony has a ceiling fan, great great great.... If I want to pick a bone, The breakfast buffet has many many many variety of food, and they change the menu every day (We stayed there for 6 nights. No manu was repeated.) However, the taste of food was very light. (I means for those hot food - it wouldn't be a problem for fruit/salad/toast/egg/cold-cut eaters.) If you are couples, The coco Joe BBQ dinner should be enjoyable. For couples, Sunset Bar is a must try for Sunset (although actually you could see good sun set from other spots in the resort.) Pls be there latest 5:30pm otherwise all the chairs would be grabbed. (Sunset time is always somewhere around 6:00PM) For families, you are better not going to Sunset bar to avoid disturbing the romantic feel -- there are many spots in the resort for good sunset. I believe this resort is the top one in KK,enjoy..............

Review by: Your cousin
Date stayed December 26, 2011

4.6 out of 5

good hotel, i will recommend it to those visiting KK

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 12, 2010

4.6 out of 5

I love this hotel because it is a complete package though I think they should start renovating their rooms but the overall experience was really fantastic

Review by: Ma Gina De Guzman
Date stayed March 28, 2010

4.8 out of 5

Enjoyed the stay at the resort. The resort has been around for a long time but is in very good condition. Close to KK city which is handy. Staff were very friendly and accomodating Due to the location, there are not that many other eating options available - you needed to take a cab to KK city.

Review by: Asha Puvan Iswaran
Date stayed June 15, 2009

4.8 out of 5

Our family (2A & 2C) just spent 3 nights at this resort and it was a luxurious get away. We stayed in the kinabalu wing which entitled us to use the Kinabalu club. The staff were very helpful and pleasant even though the club was very busy at it was Christmas. The resort was very close to the airport and the centre of town. I can recommend it, but it is not cheap. Malaysia is not a cheap holiday destination. Don't expect any bargains.!!!

Review by: Dinah Eichmann
Date stayed January 2, 2009

5 out of 5

Great resort excellent breakfasts.

Review by: Carl Townsend
Date stayed November 1, 2007

5 out of 5

Simply the very best hotel in the area and one that we have travelled back to every time we visit the area - we even detoured our holiday flights to stay at the hotel. Outstanding staff and food with easy access to the city

Review by: mark brown
Date stayed February 26, 2007

5 out of 5

Absolutely everything about this resort is fantastic. The location is great, not too far from the town, plenty of water activities and ferries accross to the islands. Very freindly staff who could not do enough for you. Would highly recommend to young, old, single, families etc....

Review by: Wendy Coop
Date stayed January 3, 2006

5 out of 5

Service from the staff at Tanjung Aru was beyond expectations. Friendly smiles and bowed heads with hands over heart greeted you everywhere. This hotel makes days relaxing and nights magical. From the food to the hotel room to the pools everything was fantastic - including the value. My partner & I would return in an instant.

Review by: Samantha Gomez
Date stayed October 4, 2005

5 out of 5

Fabulous, sensational, loved every minute!! Kids had the best time ever, kid club was unreal, super hotel!! Highly recommend it, great value for money, superb location, all good!!

Review by: Leisel Smart
Date stayed September 28, 2005

0 out of 5

We were there over Easter when the hotel was busy. The staff were not able to cope and the service very poor. Not of 5 star standard. Otherwise a great location for a family holiday.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

The location of the hotel was excellent, beautiful seaview. It''s a normal beach resort, too big to few relax. Too many children in the hotel to create a very noisy environment. The staff wasn''t well trained and friendly like other part of asia. This hotel serves the most terrible buffet breakfast in any 4 or 5 star hotels that I have been to, limited choices with poor quality food. However, the door men were very helpful, and the band at the lobby bar was good. By the way book everything in advance, we wanted to rent the jet ski but they closed at 5 and we couldn''t rent it even when we booked at 4:45, the "beach bum" are really bum. Would not return or recommend this hotel to anyone. Do not waste your time with the Poring Hot Spring!! The mountain and tropical rainforest was very nice.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

My friends and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, we really had a great time, very relaxing and peaceful holiday. Especially hotel staff are nice, friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

My family and I were very happy about the entire stay at the Tanjung Aru Beach Hotel. My mom loved the ocean view, and the food that she just wanted to lay back and relax at the hotel and refused to leave the hotel for anywhere.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

We had a great time at this hotel. The islands are beautiful and easy to get to for some great snorkeling! Staff was friendly and the grounds are fabulous! Could have used a bit more variety of places to eat, but overall the place is wonderful - highly recommended!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

It was a pleasant stay, we had a very good time, it''s very kid friendly.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

One of the best hotels we have stayed for business or pleasure. Would certainly be back and recommend to others.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

High quality service from all staff who were efficient, friendly and there when you needed them. In terms of food, the buffets were of exceptional value in the garden restaurant ( we couldn''t stop our children eating). The Italian restaurant was also good if somewhat pricey. Some of the rooms need to be upgraded but this should be addressed bu a renovation programme that is about to be started in one of the wings. The pools and leisure facilities were enjoyed by the whole family.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

Ideal location for nature and sea lovers. Perfect for scuba diving as you can go from snooze to scuba in 30 minutes!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

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