Cathay Hotel
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Cathay Hotel

Block E, Lot 27 & 28, Sedco Complex, Kampung Air, Jalan Albert Kwok, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Cathay Hotel Reviews

    7.3
    Very good
    /10
    (350 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Overall, worthy to live if you want to stay in a budget hote..."

    Molla

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    October 12, 2018

    7.8
    Very good room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 80% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Cathay Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 860 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.0
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Centre Point Sabah160 m
  • Asia City Complex170 m
  • Golden Screen Cinemas180 m
  • Cathay Ciniplex190 m
  • Sabah Tourism Promotion Corporation210 m
  • IT Point220 m
  • Mega Laundry - Kampung Air280 m
  • Mega Laundry - Sinsuran280 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront280 m
  • Vals Bundle Shop310 m
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 1 hour ago | 12 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center1.8 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport4.6 km

    Rooms available at Cathay Hotel

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe with Window
    Deluxe with Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe No Window
    Deluxe No Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Twin With Window
    Superior Twin With Window
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Family with window
    Family with window
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard With Window
    Standard With Window
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Twin No Window
    Single Twin No Window
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 2 single beds
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Shower
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    Single Room with No Window
    Single Room with No Window
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe Room with No Window
    Deluxe Room with No Window
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    • Shower
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    Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
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    • Shower
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    What people love about Cathay Hotel

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Friendly staffs at the reception."

      Christine

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      November 1, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Room was decent (& basic) for 3 occupants."

      Christine

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      November 1, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Overall this place is very convenient & value for money."

      karthikeyan

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      March 23, 2017

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    6.4
    Good

    "the bed is super comfy, room is comfortable."

    Celona

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    January 2, 2018

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    What they offer

    6.0
    Review score

    "Room is decent."

    Tze Y.

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    July 26, 2017

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Cathay Hotel from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (350)
    7.3
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    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.3
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.5
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Kenny from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good.”

    Nice hotel to stay at KK. The price is cheap and good location.

    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jasmine from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Must stay hotel! ”

    First time staying in this hotel and I'll definitely come back. A very worth budget hotel. Room is very clean. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom amenities is provided. Hot water shower and water pressure is good. 2 bottles of mineral water peovided. 3 wall socket plugs. Double thumbs up for this hotel. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed February 28, 2019

    Thank you for the good review.... Hope to see you again next time

    Responded March 20, 2019
    Cathay Hotel
    6.4
    Good
    Mohammad from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    My overall experience is negative”

    Location is kind of ok. 7-10 mins walk to night and a shopping mall is right across the street. Front desk staffs doesn't have any clues of any private tour operators existance in the city nor they have any pamphlets for sight seeing or restaurant information. It felt like I stayed there to get in and out of the room without expecting any information or suggestions from the front desk when being asked. As I was a tourist, I expected some tourism related info as I am used to get them handy everywhere I go. Air-conditioning takes hours to make the room comfortable. Please avoid staying room 302. I think they should be more active in tourist related services, not only renting the rooms...

    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Christine from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Decent hotel ”

    Stayed for a night with my two friends here. It took us a while to find the hotel and it was hard to find parking spot as the hotel is located in busy city centre. Friendly staffs at the reception. Room was decent (& basic) for 3 occupants.

    Reviewed November 01, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    SAMSIAH from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Very good”

    Lokasi yg baik

    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nora from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Pretty good”

    We were very satisfied with their room & facilities, as everything looks pretty new. We love their high & hard bed but room size might be a bit small (but sufficient for us). We were there during a school holiday so parking was near impossible to get (even after midnight since there's this bundle carnival right in front of the hotel). And they also request a cash deposit during check in. Location wise they're also very strategic, smacked in the middle of asia city-kg air & very near to centre point mall. Last but not least, the staff were pleasant enough but it doesn't hurt for them to smile a bit

    Reviewed August 31, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ebel from Brunei Darussalam
    Family with young children
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Great Location”

    Pros: Excellent location, value for money, good room size Cons: Not soundproof, TV not working It is located at city centre so you can walk to the many eateries surrounding this hotel (Seri Selera Kg Air is just behind the hotel) and malls (5 mins walk to Centrepoint). Room is a good size and clean. Stayed over during christmas weekend, so there were people partying nearby which can be heard in your room, if there is no festive going on, shouldn't be a problem. A good stay given the proximity to malls and eateries and also there are parking spaces in front which is a plus for people who drive.

    Reviewed January 06, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Lom from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Great location, but smelly due to nearby restaurant ”

    The location is very strategic. Within 10 minutes walking distance, you will be able to reach numerous of famous attraction. The backlane of the hotel will have restaurant cooking heavily, the smoke will able to penetrate you room if you stay the room of backlane.

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    5.6
    vinia from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    cleaness of the room not really satisfied”

    the rubbish did not been thrown after room service. making some weird smells of the rubbish in the room

    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    chan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    The room are clean and the staff are nice too..”

    I well recommend my family, cousins and friends too..staying at this hotel it is near town too and night time easy to get foods as this hotel many nearby coffee shops and pubs too.

    Reviewed September 05, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jasbillery from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard With Window
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Very good”

    200myr for steam iron. Others are acceptable

    Reviewed August 29, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shahrulanwar from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Suitable with price”

    Overnight stay. Suitable with the price given. It’s budget hotel. The lift & corridor is old. But the room is modern & well renovate

    Reviewed May 08, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Good location”

    Good location. Easy to move around and find food. Nearby to the markets. If you travel using grab or uber tho, you need to tag the location of the nearby mall or the name of the road. Couldn't find it in the app

    Reviewed April 02, 2018
    4.0
    Syarah from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe with Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Acceptable”

    cons:i extend my stay and asked for housekeeping at the reception before going out @ 8am, but when i return @ 1 pm nothing was done. the water flow was very slow and the heater cannot be adjusted. sorry but not really worth the stay. pro: good location

    Reviewed December 31, 2017
    6.0
    siti from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior Twin With Window
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Good for one night stay only”

    The receptionist were not friendly at all. The facilities were all good but there's no sign of kiblat for muslim travelers. I and my family stay in family room. The room was a bit smaller. And the bad things i experienced when staying was the receptionist called our room at 12 midnight and ask for iron. they said another customer want to use it. Does they only have one iron at their hotel?? Wont stay at this hotel if i go to kk next time.

    Reviewed October 18, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    AHMAD from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family with window
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Good place to stay”

    We are travelling to KK for first time and we stayed here for 2 nights. The environment is okay since its in the downtown but the only thing is the parking space might not enough. I barely can park here at noon, luckily we stayed here in non-peak season. So I guess its easier to park the car at night. Facilities here I could rate 5 star but the only thing I get disappointed is the TV channel/Astro is not available during my staying due to breakdown. They apologized for it, and it's okay. The staff is very helpful, polite and friendly. We requested a few things from the receptions and they respond to our request very promptly. That's make our journey feels very smooth and happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed January 09, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Bee from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Value for money ”

    A decent hotel. Areas to improve: 1. The toilet need proper scrubbing. 2. The lobby (receptionist) area doesn't smell good -sweaty smell, perhaps that area need to switch on aircond throughout the day or by installing an air freshener.

    Reviewed October 18, 2016
    5.2
    Stephanie from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Single Twin No Window
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    OK except for the cockroach”

    The whole time I stayed here there was a massive cockroach running around the room. It was huge and pretty disgusting. Other than that though, this hotel was Ok. The location is close to the seafood market and waterfront. The Wi-Fi was pretty good. It can be quiet if nobody is in the room beside you, but if someone is beside you, you can hear them moving around in their room. There is a security guard and receptionist at the desk 24-hours, so that is nice. However, when I asked if they knew where to rent a car, they had no idea. Shouldn't a front desk person at a hotel know that? But they were very nice to let me keep my bags there while I went to scour the city for a car. Overall, I would have liked this place a lot better if the cockroach wasn't there. Maybe they should invest in some pest control.

    Reviewed May 05, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Dexter from Malaysia
    Couple
    Family with window
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Worth the money and superb location”

    Stayed here a night before Borneo Int Marathon. Didn't expect the very complete facilities but a basic cleanliness which is consider good, modern and value my money. A walking distance to major famous eateries and shopping complex. Downside for this place was limited of parking slot and parking during weekend on roadside is free. Parking area opposite this hotel is charged rm5 per entry.

    Reviewed May 02, 2016
    6.4
    Good
    Muneerah from Brunei Darussalam
    Couple
    Deluxe No Window
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    value for money and nice just for a short stay”

    the hotel is nice and good enough for a short stay. however they do not provide breakfast therefore you need to find food yourselves but there are many restaurants and mini marts nearby so it was fine for us.

    Reviewed April 03, 2016
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