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What travelers to Kota Kinabalu are saying

A nice town / city, with plenty going on, and good access to regional ,state and international attractions. Shame about the smoke haze. malaysia needs to get its conservation act together, and deal with its own, and particularly the indonesian...
heather c. 14 Sep 2015
KK is a nice town, although the environmental degradation occurring all over Mayaysian Borneo is evident here as well. Overfishing of the reefs, Tourists stepping on corals, rubbish in the water. Eco tourism needs to be pushed harder by the...
Steven M. 10 Oct 2015

The Kota Kinabalu Rundown

The city of Kota Kinabalu, with its pleasant Kota Kinabalu hotels, has proven to be one of the prime resort destinations in Malaysia. Located on the west coast of Sabah State, Kota Kinabalu is close to tropical islands, rich in natural attractions, and is the preferred access point to Borneo Island. One main reason to find accommodation in Kota Kinabaluand to stay in this coastal city is the splendid Kinabalu National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its thick jungles and various flora and fauna. But most importantly, it is home to Mount Kinabalu, the region’s most prominent peak, sought after by avid mountain climbers from all around the world.

On your trip to the city also referred to as KK, the massive Kota Kinabalu City Mosque will command your attention, but it is the Sabah Museum, Sabah Art Gallery, and the Marri Marri Cultural Village that will open your eyes to the city’s rich and enduring culture. Appease your appetite at the Chinese Street Market and waterfront restaurants and view splendid panoramas of the sea and the parklands at Signal Hill. Before returning to your Kota Kinabalu accommodation, be sure to catch a glimpse of the city’s simplest yet most prized possession: the lovely view of the sunset by the seaside.

The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the main gateway to Sabah. However a ferry or bus from Sarawak, Brunei, and Borneo will also get you there. When booking hotels in Kota Kinabalu, sign up for free membership with HotelClub to take advantage of our member benefits.

Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

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From US$58

1 Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

4 stars
3.9 / 5 19 reviews

Lorong Ming Garden, Map

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Boasting an enviable location right in the centre of the bustling capital, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences Kota Kinabalu offers corporate travellers and holidaymakers with genuine Malaysian... More

Hotel with free shuttle bus to city
Hotel is opposite to new Imago shopping mall but unable to walk across the very busy road. There is a big drain between the road and s/mall. Free shuttle bus to a few places in the city and...
29 Dec 2015
From US$178

2 Gaya Island Resort

5 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

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Gaya Island Resort in the island of Pulau Gaya welcomes leisure travellers to luxurious waterfront accommodations surrounded by lush rainforest and steps away from Malohom Bay. This secluded Kota... More

Family trip
the restaurant CP low,room service always need to call twice times.many things need to pay for.
9 Feb 2015
From US$253

3 Gayana Eco Resort

5 stars
5.0 / 5

Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Lrg Haji Saman Map

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Gayana Eco Resort welcomes travellers to luxurious and elegant accommodations while in a nature getaway in the vibrant city of Kota Kinabalu. Visitors at this deluxe resort can first explore area... More

From US$143

4 The Pacific Sutera Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 12 reviews

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Map

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The Pacific Sutera Resort is a luxurious accommodation on a private beach ideal for holidaymakers looking for tranquil haven in Kota Kinabalu. This lavish hotel places guests close to Sabah State... More

Excellent Resort for families
Stayed for 9 nights as a couple but this hotel caters for families as well as couples. Hotel was clean, comfortable and our overall stay was great. Close to town and all amenities.
30 Nov 2015
From US$137

5 Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

5 stars
4.0 / 5 12 reviews

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong Map

Free High-Speed Internet, 15% off at Avantang Spa

With a wide range of dining options, leisure facilities and well-appointed accommodations, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu makes for an ideal base in the bustling Kota Kinabalu. This posh Malaysia property... More

My husband and I have stayed here for 11 nights for CNY. We were upgraded to sea view room and it was quiet. It also has DVD player. It is next to Wisma Merdeka S/Centre and walking distance to...
15 Mar 2015
From US$34

6 Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu

3 stars
3.9 / 5 17 reviews

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Strategically set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu near commercial and business districts, Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Hotel makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers exploring... More

Convenient stay
Its worth my money, clean room and comfortable bed, good Wifi connection and the location is really good. Can easily reach many locations (shopping mall, bus top/taxi station).
8 Jan 2016
From US$335

7 Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa Map

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Vacationers seeking a luxurious and secluded escape find idyllic at the deluxe accommodations and resort amenities of Bunga Raya Island in Kota KInabalu. This Sabah property is placed off the sandy... More

From US$88

8 Brahminy Kite Holiday Home

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Jalan Wong Thau Yong Map

Brahminy Kite Holiday Home Kota Kinabalu Hotel invites cosmopolitan holidaymakers to a plush resort-style retreat in an idyllic private hill setting, away from the hustle of this Sabah capital.... More

From US$227

9 Kinabalu Park Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Foot of Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Parks Map

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Nestled amidst lush greeneries and located 1,500 metres above sea level, Kinabalu Park Hotel makes for an ideal retreat for travellers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. This... More

From US$207

10 Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

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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... More

Lovely relaxing holiday
We are an older couple who were a little worried that as the hotel catered so well for children that the noise levels might bother us. However, everything was so well set out and the areas so large...
5 May 2015
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