US$189 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 25 Aug 2015 Check-out 26 Aug 2015

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

5 stars
View map of No 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, 88100

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
6 reviews
Lovely relaxing holiday

We are an older couple who were a little worried that as the hotel catered so well for children... See full review

  • peter r.
  • 5 May 2015
Amazing resort by the beach, conveniently located between airport and city

My mum and I stayed at Shangri-La Tanjung Resort for 3D/2N, with a overall very happy... See full review

  • Natalie Ng
  • 3 Sep 2012
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.
General
Shangri-La'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.
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.
  • 10 min drive to the International Airport (Kota Kinabalu)
  • NOTE: Buffet meals for children under the age of six and below when dining with at least one paying adult are complimentary (up to a maximum of two children per room). In excess of two children under six years old and for all children above six years old and below 12 years old, a 50% discount of the adult buffet price will be given.
Dining
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.
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.

Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Rooms

Tanjung Sea View Room
With a room size of 47sqm, comes with a king size or twin beds. A private balcony faces the South China Sea and gardens, state of the art facilities and free Broadband Internet Access. Maximum 02 adults and 02 children under 12 years old or 03 adults share in a room.
Kinabalu Sea View Room
With a Room size of 45sqm, private balcony facing the spectacular view of the South China Sea and gardens. It comes with a king size or twin beds, glass-partitioned bathroom and bedroom and free Broadband Internet Access. Maximum 02 adults and 02 children under 12 years old or 03 adults share in a room.
KInabalu Club Mountain View Room
With a room size of 45sqm and a private balcony facing the landscaped gardens or the majestic Mount Kinabalu. It comes with a king size or twin beds, glass-partitioned bathroom and bedroom and free Broadband Internet Access. Maximum 02 adults and 02 children under 12 years old or 03 adults share in a room. Inclusive of Kinabalu Club benefits : Buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30am to 10.30am, evening cocktail from 5pm to 6pm daily(children are not encouraged during the cocktail hours), coffee/tea and one type of juice are available throughout the day, computer and internet services with complimentary half-hour usage of the computer workstation at the Club Lounge, complimentary pressing service for one set of suit or dress upon arrival and a complete concierge service.
Kinabalu Mountain View Room
With a room size of 45sqm, comes with a king size bed or twin beds, a private balcony with a view of the landscaped gardens or the majestic Mount Kinabalu and free Broadband Internet Access. Maximum 02 adults and 02 children under 12 years old or 03 adults share in a room.
Kinabalu Club Sea View Room
With a room size of 45sqm and a private balcony facing the spectacular view of the South China Sea and gardens. It comes with a king size or twin beds, glass-partitioned bathroom and bedroom and free Broadband Internet Access. Maximum 02 adults and 02 children under 12 years old or 03 adults share in a room. Inclusive of Kinabalu Club benefits : Buffet breakfast is served daily from 6.30am to 10.30am, evening cocktails from 5pm to 6pm daily(children are not encouraged during the cocktail hours), coffee/tea and one type of juice are available throughout the day, computer and internet services with complimentary half-hour usage of the computer workstation at the Club Lounge, complimentary pressing service for one set of suit or dress upon arrival and a complete concierge service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

5.9555 116.0416
Area served
No. 20, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Nearby airports
Kota Kinabalu International - BKI
Area description
Kota Kinabalu city, Sabah's state capital is located on the West Coast. It is the eastern gateway to Malaysia's attraction of magnificent beaches, islands, fascinating culture, unique nature parks and more...

Nearby points of interest

  • Mt Kinabalu: 59.2 km

Dining

Coco-Joe's
It is a unique restaurant and bar. It offers snacks, light meals and refreshing drinks. At Coco Joe's table side barbecue and steamboat as well as a la carte menu are available during night time. It opens from 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM daily.
Sunset Bar
The Sunset Bar is perhaps the best spot to be when the sun sets in Kota Kinabalu. Its privileged location is unobstructed - when you are there, there is just the South China Sea between you and an amazing sunset. While the setting sun leaves you breathless, the beverages served in this picturesque bar transport you right to heaven's doorsteps. The intriguing atmosphere in this bar makes it the most popular spot between it's opening hours from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Peppino Restaurant
Listed in Malaysia Tatler's "Best Restaurants in Malaysia 2008", Peppino is located at the resorts main lobby. This Italian restaurant opens for dinner from 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM daily. The menu at Peppino is changed periodically with authentic Italian Cuisine including pastas, pizza, breads, salads, soup and a range of fresh local fish, as well as meats.
Cafe TATU
The Cafe TATU is the resorts most popular place to enjoy a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine either on a la carte or buffet. Part of the restaurant opens onto the gardens with view of the sea, and enclosed air-conditioned section with floor to ceiling glass windows allowing guests to enjoy the view while they dine. Open daily from 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM.
Borneo Lounge
The Borneo Lounge and Bar, overlooking the landscaped gardens and the South China Sea, is a delightful venue to enjoy relaxing drinks and light snacks. Located at the main lobby, it offers nightly entertainment for guests to relax.
Shang Palace Restaurant
The restaurant features two beautifully decorated private dining rooms that are perfect for business dinners or family celebration. Comprehensive menu includes classical Chinese dishes as well as fine local seafood and fresh vegetables, poultry and meat. Dim Sum is available during lunch on weekdays and breakfast on weekends and public Holidays. It opens daily except Mondays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM. It opens for breakfast on Sundays and public holidays at 10:00 AM.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Whether you are planning a meeting for 15 or an annual convention for 800, you can make it a stress-free and efficient affair with Shangri-La.

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 Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
4.8
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
peter r.
Business
Lower Hutt
5 May 2015

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 that it was never a problem. The swimming pool had an adult only area which was strictly enforced and they did not allow people to 'save' pool side chairs with a towel even if there was no one using them(which can happen in other hotels) We arranged a day trip to the Orang Utan Rehabitlitation area in Sepilok but had to change it and the girls in the Travel Office were extremely helpful in rearranging it for us at the best price. All the staff at the resort were very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to see us. We would love to go again.

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

Business

Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Natalie Ng
Business
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Sep 2012

Amazing resort by the beach, conveniently located between airport and city

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)

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

KK International Airport: Rather than paying rm220 for a hotel taxi, get a airport taxi and it only costs rm30 for 2pax single trip to the hotel.

Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Your cousin
Business
Tokyo, Japan
25 Dec 2011

Everything is good, unless i want to pick a bone in the egg

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..............

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

Business

Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
12 Jul 2010

good hotel, i will recommend it

good hotel, i will recommend it to those visiting KK

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

Business

Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ma
Business
Not Provided
28 Mar 2010

I love this hotel because it is

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Asha
Business
Not Provided
15 Jun 2009

Enjoyed the stay at the resort.

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.

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

Business

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