Excellent 8.6
Based on 2046 reviews

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About Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa


Set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay, Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa beautifully overlooks the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, creating a perfect end to any day. Just 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, this 5-star property is a great place to relax with recently renovated modern rooms which clearly capture the view of the mountain or stunning South China Sea. Also featuring a magnificent pool, Jacuzzi beds, and infinity section, you can visit the iconic Sunset Bar for refreshing drinks. For the little ones, the hotel has a water play area and waterslides to make their trip and enjoyable one. Finally, you should not miss out on the various cuisines ranging from Asian to international favorites, and end it all by opting for a revitalizing time at the award winning CHI, The Spa. Exclusively owned and operated by Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, STAR Marina is a recreational facility providing professional water sport services, boating and cruise facilities, and a learning facility for dive enthusiasts. The facility consists of an exclusive private jetty, a boat yard for repairs and maintenance, a boat ramp, water sports atrium and dive center offering a variety of dive certification classes, facilities, and equipment.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Fishing
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Golf course (on site)
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court(s)

For kids

  • children's playground
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • security [24-hour]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Check-in [24-hour]

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
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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 capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 7 km
Distance to Airport: 7 km
Number of Rooms : 492
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
Year Hotel Built: 1983
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Important notice

Café Tatu will be undergoing renovation from August 26, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
Some guestrooms are undergoing renovation from August 26, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.0
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 8.3
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HyeongSu J.
South Korea
August 30, 2016
Good location!
It is near from town and also has a reasonable price, good staff!!

aik L.
August 05, 2016

chee T.
Brunei Darussalam
July 29, 2016
wonderful sunset & breakfast
would definitely stay here again. we have fun at the swimming pool with my son. the sea view is so nice. there were a lot of china tourist . the food at near the swimming pool is not very nice and expensive too. the room i stay is very spacy and comfortable. the breakfast were superb with a lot of choices. if you were seating outside, there will be a lot of birds picking on the food.

chee T.
Brunei Darussalam
July 29, 2016
would definitely stay here again. we have fun at the swimming pool with my son. the sea view is so nice. there were a lot of china tourist . the food at near the swimming pool is not very nice and expensive too. the room i stay is very spacy and comfortable.

Ibrahim A.
Saudi Arabia
July 24, 2016

Ibrahim A.
Saudi Arabia
July 24, 2016

South Korea
July 19, 2016
the best choice of my summer vacation
There is beautiful sunset, fantastic sea and if someone go there, they can have best vacation !! :D

July 11, 2016
Love the hotel

Mark H.
United Kingdom
July 10, 2016
First Class Resort
I stayed for two nights at this resort when I went to visit someone nearby and ended up having the time of my life. I would say this is one of the premier holiday destinations in the world - the water sports are marvelous, the food is great, the whole ambience is simply paradise ... You'll forget everything after just a day here: if that is what you are looking for, it's well worth the trip!

Fuhsing K.
July 02, 2016
Great resort for family trip
Great resort for family trip


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