Very good 7.4
Based on 2767 reviews

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About Sabah Oriental Hotel


Ideally located in the metropolitan city of Kinabalu, this luxurious property commands a breathtaking view of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. Boasting elegant and classic rooms, this 4-star property is perfect for both leisure and business travelers. Some of their excellent facilities include six meeting rooms, up-to-date multimedia facilities, and a business center with secretarial services. For leisure and recreational, the hotel features Al Fresco dining, the Tapai Lounge, a fitness center, and a swimming pool with sunset patio. Sabah Oriental Hotel is simply brilliant and makes for an ideal stay for all guests.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service
  • car park
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Food & beverage

  • convenience store
  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • bar
  • halal restaurant


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • wheelchair accessible
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • 24-hour check-in

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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The hotel offers shuttle service to City Center as mention below:

- 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 03:00 PM, 06:00 PM, 08:00 PM

- The selected destination includes Centre Point, Wisma Merdeka, Karamunsing Shopping Complex, Gaya Street and Handicraft Market. For others preferred destination with the city limit, the hotel will assist in accommodating the request, subject to shuttle availability.
- Any pickup requests will also be entertained accordingly upon service of shuttle times.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Distance from City Center: 2 km
Distance to Airport: 7 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 8
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 200
Year Hotel Built: 1997
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.4
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.5
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.3

Mohd I.
July 20, 2016
Space room and good food
Space room with lot of breafast food variety and ery cheap compare to other hotel within the area (cheap only during promo but considered expansive for walk in customer)

Mohd I.
July 20, 2016
Cheap, space room and good food
Old hotel with new design, big space room with cheap price

Daniel F.
July 11, 2016
Good location, staffs
Overall nice place and friendly staff. Also free parking which is a big plus for those renting a car

Koh M.
July 11, 2016
Check in very slow & Can't swim
Check in we wait from 2pm until 4:30pm only get our 2 room!! Very bad service!!! Swimming pool was dirty under maintenance, we can't swim very disappointed!!!

Shean C.
Brunei Darussalam
July 02, 2016
need to improve on cleanliness
need to improve on cleanliness

Ong W.
June 26, 2016
I've stayed here more than 10times already. I enjoy the bathtub and the high ceiling and ceiling fan. The rooms are big and adequately furnished. Before using the bathtub Ialways scrub the tub for at least 20mins, i mean it's an old hotel =) This is hotel is a definition of one which has poorly aged, thus the good pricing

Jennifer L.
June 25, 2016
quiet area
hotel is abit quiet because it was a holiday season. Harvest Festival. Breakfast was simple Asian food. We had dinner a simple local dinner set. very delicious. our room was upgraded to Suite cos there was no room available for us.

Benjamin Y.
June 22, 2016
Another pleasant stay
I dont remember how many times I have stayed at this hotel when I travel to KK. I consider the price to be cheap considering what the hotel have to offer. Breakfast is quite good, a good variety of food. Parking is available. Room is quite spacious.

Boon Y.
June 21, 2016
Bad Experience for my recent stay 15 June to 17 June. Bad choice and will definitely not choose this
Bad Experience for my recent stay 15 June to 17 June. Bad choice and will definitely not choose this hotel anymore. Check in 15 June 2016. - Power trip inside room and call maintenance to resolve. 17 June 2016. - 3am in early morning. Water pipe burst and water leaking inside my room. My Room full of water and I force to change to another room. - Complained to front manager in morning and request for refund, the manager promised will give me an answer latest by 18 June 2016. But until today 21 June 2016 no news at all, not even receive a call from SOH.

June 17, 2016
Surely will visit and stay again