US$91 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 22 Sep 2015 Check-out 25 Sep 2015

Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

5 stars
View map of Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Karambunai Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, 88993

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
15 reviews
Beautiful and natural resort

Room price is reasonable but having a beautiful big and long beach and facing west, can enjoy... See full review

  • Kenji Wu
  • 4 Aug 2014
Reasonable price for a resort but very very bad food quality

It is my first time to be in Kota Kinabalu. I picked this one because the price (HKD$900 per night... See full review

  • Andy Chu
  • 19 Mar 2014
Assuring courteous service and quality amenities, Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu prides itself as an ideal location for business and leisure travellers.
General

The hotel also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that cater to your important business and private events. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness centre, swimming pool, sauna and others.



Location

Situated on the spectacular Karambunai Peninsula, the Nexus Resort is 30 kilometres from the Northeast of Kota Kinabalu city and 40 kilometres from international airport.



  • NOTE: The Kingfisher Restaurant showcases cultural dance daily from 7 PM to 8 PM.
Dining

The Penyu Restaurant serves delicious international and local cuisine for you to feast on. The Kingfisher Restaurant serves local seafood and Malaysian delicacies.
Rooms

This property offers 485 well-appointed accommodation units that have been elegantly furnished with an array of in-room amenities to ensure you a comfortable and pleasant stay.

Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu Rooms

Ocean Panorama
The Ocean Panorama rooms offers guests views facing towards the endless South China Sea, the white sandy beach and the botanical gardens. Access to all guestrooms at every floor is through an open corridor. Each Ocean Panorama room features a private balcony or verandah.
Ocean Panorama Premier
Located on the higher floor, Ocean Panorama Premier promises the panoramic view of the ocean. Limited in its numbers, each room equipped with exclusive designer amenities and is beautifully furnished in subtle, complimentary earth tones, further enhancing the luxurious ambience of the resort.
Borneo Garden Deluxe
Borneo Garden Deluxe, located in 7 clusters of 2-storey kampong like buildings that are surrounded by a large botanical garden of tropical flora. Units are oriented either to the golf fairways, gardens or Karambunai beach and South China Sea. Each room is exquisitely furnished in solid wood accents and restful earth tones with private balcony or terrace. The ambience is further accentuated with usage of local carved wood such as Nyatoh and Borneo rattan.
Nexus Family Room
Welcoming, warm and relaxing, the connecting rooms also have all the conveniences to keep you and your family entertained. Each room also boasts large comfortable beds with the mixture of king size and twin bed and its own individual en-suite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower cubicle. Executive Panorama Room is actually 1 set of connecting room that we join together and it is actually to target those traveler with small children who need to book 2 rooms and request guarantee connecting room. So basically 1 set of Executive Panorama Room consist of 2 rooms (1 Kingsize Bedroom with 50sq meter in size connect with 2 Single Bedroom with 42.5sq meter in size).
Nexus Club Deluxe Room
Experience lavish accommodation that comes that comes with a superior level of personalized services. Gain access to an exclusive private lounge that serves daily breakfasts, either in-doors or on the terrace, and evening cocktails. Enjoy the professional attention of a dedicated team of staff who are always at your service.
Borneo Executive Suite
Spacious living room, bright rooms and furnished balcony or terrace with magnificent panoramic views of the South China Sea. They are ideal for enjoying the sun without having to move from the room. Their functional and practical furniture offers guests a comfortable and welcoming space. Each room is equipped with the facilities and services you need for a unique stay on the valley of Karambunai.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

6.1143 116.1077
Area served
Kota Kinabalu.
Nearby airports
Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Area description
Situated on the spectacular Karambunai Peninsula, upon 3,335 acres of natural and landscaped surrounds, the resort is just 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu city, the capital and gateway to Sabah, and only 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Terminal 2 Kota Kinabalu. Transfers to the resort can easily be arranged by coach, private limousine or taxi. Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai is accessible via direct or single-stop flights from the nations capital Kuala Lumpur and several major Asian cities such as Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Melbourne, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Xiamen.

Nearby points of interest

  • Mt Kinabalu: 50.6 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
2.9
Value:
3.1

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hong Kong . Kin
Friends
Hong Kong
27 Sep 2014

Not bad but not good

Facilities are too old. Staff efficiency is too slow. When I check-in, I found that the air-conditioning is not working. I immediately call the operator, the operator told me to wait for 15 mins. 15 mins passed, I called the operator again, the operator told me the staff is on the way to my room. Another 15 mins passed, I called the operator the 3rd time. The operator then told me the staff is out for dinner, he has to come to my room after dinner. It is so funny that they asked me to wait for 15 mins and another 15 mins. I cannot believe it is a 5 stars hotel/resort service. The only good thing is the sunset view to very good. And the budget for this resort is acceptable compared with the other 5 stars resort in Sabah. But the resort should have better improvement on their service otherwise they will lose customers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kenji Wu
Family
Hong Kong
4 Aug 2014

Beautiful and natural resort

Room price is reasonable but having a beautiful big and long beach and facing west, can enjoy sunset view everday, so relaxing! All staff are helpful, polite and supportive! For family with little child is especially good choice! Location is quite but not too far to Koto Kinabalu City centre and Mt. Kinabalu! Just the cleanliness need to be improved, always find cockcoaches in the room!~

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Azzam k
Family
Sydney
21 Apr 2014

Too far from anything

The hotel was run down somewhat and needs some TLC. It's isolated from the main centre, a return Taxi to Kota Kinabalu costs around AU$115, very expensive trip down town if you get board staying in the resort.... other resorts I've been to have free Shuttle Buses that guests enjoy but not the Nexus!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Andy Chu
Couples
Hong Kong
19 Mar 2014

Reasonable price for a resort but very very bad food quality

It is my first time to be in Kota Kinabalu. I picked this one because the price (HKD$900 per night included fees) I have paid is reasonable for the resort that I am looking for. However, since this hotel is very far away from the downtown, I will recommend people to either rent a car at airport or ask the hotel to provide you with airport transportation ($90 per way, in a 5-people sedan) The taxi driver is always overcharging tourists. Staff are super friendly and helpful. However, Nexus is a bit too old in terms of their room furniture. Also, food is extremely bad and I strongly recommend to have dinner in downtown with prearranged shuttle service between hotel and downtown. Overall, I will say it is good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Phin
Family
Malaysia
17 Dec 2013

Relax and family resort

We stay at pool villa , is very large for the master room , have two bedroom , suitable for family vacation .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TANN
Family
New Zealand
12 Aug 2013

Very very disappointed stay at pool villa.

This is my second stay at pool villa but both stay are very disappoint me, I call more than 8 times to ask for laundry beg when I want to check out but none of the house keeping come to send the beg until I'm check out. The house keeping is just apposite our villa and can walk less then 5 minits. They should put laundry beg in the villa before the quests come but this is not and we have to request. When I make a complaint to the reception their just ignore it. The pool also so dirty and the light and fan outside not function. The breakfast is not delicious at all and you have the wait for long Q and nobody serve you. All the plate and spoon are so dirty. This is my last stay here and never come again. I'm not going to recommend to my family or friends to stay here becouse it's so expensive and also the service is so bad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
golfmad
Couples
perth WA
9 May 2013

disappointing

Have stayed at this hotel a couple of times but something is very wrong the whole hotel looked run down and shabby the grounds were overgrown and even the golf course was in poor condition, they kept telling us it was off season but sorry not a good enough excuse. I should have heeded reviews as they were completely true.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
redge
Couples
Tasmania, australia
18 Jan 2013

Beach disgrace

The beach at this hotel is a disgrace. We went for an hour or more beach walk on our first day there and were appalled at the amount of rubbish on the beach. Plastic bottle upon plastic bottle. Hundreds of them! Obviously from then on we didn't return to the beach

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

In Kota Kinabalu, Chilli Vanilla is a great place to eat. The city is about 30 to 45 minute drive from hotel depending on traffic.

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CCCC
Family
Beijing, China
14 Oct 2012

great beach view

stayed one night in the 2 bedroom spa suite. very nice room with ocean-view balcony, steam room and spa tub. the beach is long and clean, but not that white as in the promotion picture :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Nexus Resort Karambunai Kota Kinabalu

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
18 Jun 2010

Hotel and rooms in need of update:

Hotel and rooms in need of update: some items in the room did not work ! You can see it's a little decaying here and there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

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