Location rating score
"Very good location & reasonable rate ."
MAHAMAD - December 13, 2018
720 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||6.9|
|Nearest airport||Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)|
|Distance to airport||6.5 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Celyn City Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.
Celyn City Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"There are many restaurants nearby"
December 23, 2019
"Overall this hotel is 5*****."
April 16, 2019
"Have free hotel parking."
June 20, 2019
This five-story boutique hotel features an ideal waterside location, home to many of Kota Kinabalu's major business, commercial, and cultural centers. Guests can indulge in a variety of culinary delights and enjoy a multitude of entertainment options at the Warisan Square shopping paradise and the Kota Kinabalu Waterfront complex. For further convenience, the hotel is just minutes away from the international airport. There are 72 well-designed guestrooms to suit the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Combining its convenient location with the finest set of facilities, Celyn City Hotel ensures the utmost comfort for all guests.
"Easy and the staffs really helpful."
December 26, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Celyn City Hotel
Central Business District
Central Business District
Central Business District
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Easy access to shopping areas”
There are a number of boutique hotels within Warisan Complex and I personally feel that in terms of value for money, Celyn City definitely is the best one. It is a few minutes walking distance from the popular Centrepoint shopping mall and also the popular bazaar area. The hotel itself does not provide any breakfast, BUT there are numerous places all around the hotel where you can eat (and pretty cheap too!). For a boutique hotel, we were actually quite surprised that the room was in good condition, the bed was comfortable (although slightly small), and room amenities were provided. But then again, the block that we stayed in was previously of Myne Hotel, which Celyn City had recently taken over. Nevertheless, we always stay here everytime we are in KK for its value and location.
Good Location, Walking distance to Shopping areas”
Our 1st stay at Celyn City Hotel. We arrived around 5pm by road from Brunei. Our Rooms were ready. Good location for shopping.. few steps from Centrepoint which is across of the Hotel Lobby. Walking distance to Oceanus.. and we walked to Suria sabah too.. crossing KK Plaza.. Sinsuran..Segama and Wisma Merdeka... Pasar Pilipin for Pearls and Coffee tenom (pusu and udang kering too) are just within walking distance... However, with the rapidly increasing number of travellers from Brunei who drive to KK.. appreciate if Celyn could provide more Parking space.. as we sometimes hve to wait for Customers who dine in at the Indian Restaurant to finish their meal and go before we could take the parking space... other than that.. no complain. Staff were friendly and helpful!!
Perfect but its getting shabby”
Staffs are amazing. Facilities are worth what I was paying for which for me was easy on my budget (iron & iron board upon request, hair dryer, daily change of towels & bedding set, hot/warm shower, water heater & excellent air conditioner) Location was perfect but, the hotel is getting shabby which in urgent need of renovation. Whenever I am in Kota Kinabalu, I will always stay here no matter how shabby it gets. Cleanliness upon first day entering, it was 5/10 but personally it was bearable. Hopefully, in the near future, this hotel will have its' make over that it derserved & I would not mind paying more.
excellent location & lovely hotel”
i really enjoy staying at this hotel, staffs very friendly & helpful, this hotel located in the city of kota kinabalu, all around shopping complex, for example centrepoint, warisan square.next time i will stay here again..
Good Location and friendly staff”
I'm happy and will recommend to friends. The location was centrally located at Kota Kinabalu Town Center and easy excess to shopping center. The room was very clean and Hotel Staff also very friendly.
Fine for the price”
The Celyn City hotel is located within walking distance of the bus terminal for departures south of KK and also closer to the airport than more central hotels. The hotel itself is fine and comfortable we were on the 4th floor however so couldn't access the wifi. It's a decent choice if you're getting the bus to KK from Menombok, Tenom or Papar etc and then flying out which we were.
A comfortable and enjoyable stay”
A last minute change to travel plans left us ineeding a hotel quickly,the Celyn City was available so we booked one night, and eventually stayed three. The staff were friendly and efficient and the room whilst small was comfortable and clean with an efficient and quiet air conditioner, which is a must. There are no meals served at the hotel but it is surrounded by numerous restaurants catering for many tastes. Access to the "ground floor" lift is up 12 steps from pavement level, which may be an issue for some. Wirless Internet performance from room was poor, from reception area it was OK.
If you're travelling alone/ a backpacker or travelling with your friends and not looking for any fancy room etc, well Celyn City Hotel is the place worth to stay. It has the best location for tourist to mingle around, so many cafes, near to seafood restaurants, shopping malls etc.
Affordable and complete budget hotel for short stay ”
If your looking for a short stay in Kota Kinabalu this is the place , it located in the center of most attraction and has a service like a hotel with carpeted floor as well as clean toilets and sheets, the room might be sligthly small but it is not a problems as i thik most traveller will spend time outside of the room , food stall and restaurant are nearby walking distance, KK Waterfront is also walking distance
Walking distance to everywhere.”
The hotel is near to everything. Walking distance to Philippines NIght Market...walking distance to MCD..starbucks just behind the hotel.. Makan place is everywhere. The hotel itself located in a shopping mall called warisan square. In front of the hotel is centre point. Hard Rock Kota Kinabalu it just a few hundred meter away
Hotel located middle of kota kinabalu city. Opposite Center Point mall. There is 7 eleven nearby. Walking distance to Phillipines market. Staf are friendly. Room pretty secure with room card access to room. Wifi a little bit slow. Water heater not working.
I love it thumbs up! The hotel is clean. Neat and very close to the shopping centre. I like celyn because it is near to the night market. Cheap things sell there
I love the hotel my 4th time staying here”
I love celyn hotel because it is clean and nice place to stay.. And also it is near to the shopping centre. Cheap hotel. Very affordable. Love it so much
Geat hotel, cheap price”
My first itme in Celyn Hotel. Nice large room with latest design. Comfortable bed and bathroom. Fast check-in and check-out. Nice TV and aircond. Provide coffe and tea, toothbrushes and all complete set of toiletries.
Clean, tidy, functional hotel”
The overall comment is good! The hotel is located in the city of KK and very easy to get around sea side and restaurants. The city centre of KK is not very big and certainly can explore on foot. Hotel is clean, no smell, tidy and functional. The best thing is having free internet access at all time. I reserved a level above standard room so that it equipped with Windows. It could be the case I booked for nearly a week and the receptionist tried her best to keep a room on the 5/F where can see the seaview. It was great! Overall the hotel in/out is not noisy and very reasonable consider the price to paid.
A simple, clean and comfortable hotel ”
This is a simple and clean hotel, centrally located near shopping area and local city attraction. Easy to move around during night time, very close to the night life area of Kota Kinabalu. The only bad impression about the hotel was the staff performance, where i was served by an arrogant and unfriendly old lady with long hair in plait during my check-in. As a staff who serve in the front desk, she was just lack of smile and have very little sense of customer service.
Excellent Service Hotel”
this is our second time staying at the hotel. we specifically requested for a room at the first floor. we actually wanted the same room during our previous visit but we thinik it was not possible. to our surprise they actually gave us that room. the hotel staffs are really friendly and they are always there when we need help especially carrying our shopping bags to the doorstep of our room. they also help us to get a van for our transport to the airport though it was a last minite request. the location of this hotel is superb. it is surrounded by shopping mall, spa and alo other shops. we plan to stay in this hotel in the future.
Consider a budget range hotel include breakfast with price over RM127.00, I think their asking price is over value around 20%. There is no facilities include gym room, swimming pool or fridge refrigerator. Beside the hotel shoplot got three restaurant during night, but their price is also slightly expensive then the area around. It is nearby Filipino market and a big seafood restaurant such as Hua Hing Air-Conditioned Seafood Restaurant. Another drawback is, you need to carry up your luggage above one level before you can use a lift!!
Centrally Located Budget Hotel”
I booked a superior room via agoda 5days prior to my travel. And the day before i called them up to inform my later arrival(after6pm). I arrived at kota kinabalu at 5pm and proceeded to checkin at about 6pm. Upon arrival at the hotel i provided the booking details and they took a good 10mins only to inform me that all rooms are fully booked!!! They suggested to transfer me to another branch which is off the town. I mean how is this possible? I booked it 5days ago and i even called up to inform my late arrival... So this is not a valid excuse. They then managed to get us a room which was supposedly an upgrade from what i paid for. But few of the light in the room was not functioning. So was the toilet. The flush was broke so we had to pull the flush manually.. This is the first time ever i was disappointed staying in a hotel in kota kinabalu which was booked via agoda.
my favorite spot in KK city centre”
lived and worked in KK for many years and used to staying in various hotel around town. after a few years im visiting here again and decided a place right smack centre of town with easy access to the malls, waterfront, gaya street, filipino market & imago for the price , the rooms was complete, good hot shower, not noisy, comfortable beds and helpful front desk