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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

8157 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 97
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the location of magellan sutera is very good,only 3mins drive to the city centre and easy to look for local food. the room is classic,clean and the swimming pool is also an attraction of the hotel. the most amazing part is the breakfast,there're so many choices of food and drinks (including italy coffee) for us. well,the service,environment,cleaniness,facilities,food and drinks are all above my expectation. it could be considered as the best 5-star hotel in kota kinabalu."
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8.6

Excellent

5433 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 128
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"One of the best hotel in Kota Kinabalu"
7.8

Very good

7383 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 38
Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Best hotel in Kota Kinabalu City Proper"
9

Exceptional

1087 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 160
Hotel 7 Suria
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"I liked the photo of Kinabalu Mountain view in the wall room. The toilet also cleaned and i liked also the mineral bottle by their own signature hotel. The location is strategic for people who like shopping. ✨👍🏻"
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9.1

Exceptional

2338 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 54
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Really nice luxury hotel in walking distance to near the waterfront and nightlife. Level 14 has a nearly opened rooftop sky bar which would be probably the best location in Kota Kinabalu. There is also a special private club lounge on level 14 which is worth the daily upgrade if you take advantage of the amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner buffers and drinks. The hotel feels brand new and there was lots to see and explore within the complex. The pool on Level 2 is great relief to avoid the day time heat. The daily night market and other markets are very close by which are worth visiting to see more of the real Kota Kinabalu culture. We highly recommend this hotel for couples, groups and for business conferences. We attended a Wedding dinner on Level 3 and the service and atmosphere were excellent."
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8.6

Excellent

2581 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 135
The Pacific Sutera Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"The Pacific Sutera (silk) is probably the best Resort hotel in Kota Kinabalu. What they dont tell you in the website is that you can also enjoy the pool areas of the MAGELLAN And their members only "marina" (great for the kids!). THe Marina is the only pool area that has the slides, so if you plan to stay here at the PAcific, walk around the boardwalk - its good excercise and make the huge complex a bit closer to each other. "
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8.4

Excellent

7744 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 126
Hotel Grandis
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Hotel Grandis has upgrade my stay to an Executive Suite with two floors and lovely ocean view, thanks! The hotel is pretty modern comparing with other hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Nice location with a large mall just next door with plenty of food options, also within walking distance to the waterfront and town centre."
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8.6

Excellent

4603 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 109
Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"the horizon hotel in kota kinabalu is situated in the heart of the city close the istanza, the sabah governor’s residence. it’s a new hotel, being only 4 months old. but don’t let that dissuade you from staying here. the general manager, philip d. theseira, who i would now count as a good friend, has a top rate staff. all are very welcoming, polite and most helpful; addressing you by name as to go about your business. they even moved me to a new room, because i couldn’t establish an internet connection in my original room. rooms are spacious having king sized beds, a small area for sitting and relaxing, and large walk in showers. larger rooms are also available for those with children. but the room size i had was perfect for the duration of my stay. the hotel has three levels of secure private parking, which is free to hotel guests. in addition there is a swimming pool and well equipped gymnasium on the sixth floor, allowing for mostly uninterrupted views out across the bay. these are used at the guest’s own risk, as there are no staff or life guards present. the two excellent restaurants, give the guest a choice of food styles from around the region, as well as international cuisine. however please be aware that all food is halal, so there is no pork available on the menus. with its situation in the centre of the city; it’s only a short walk to all the shopping malls, restaurants and bars. i never had to use a taxi once, preferring to walk around and see all that was on offer. it’s also ideally located to all the scuba dive centres that offer very reasonably priced diving off the islands of gaya and sapi. i’ve already planned my next stay, if for nothing else, but the convenience. but that’s not the only reason of course. "
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8.3

Excellent

7271 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 84
Borneo Beach Villas
Tuaran,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Spent a week in the spa suite apartments for the family and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The location was ideal for those seeking to get away from the busy city, while still remain close to amenities. We rented a car at affordable rates from a local car rental company, and used a mobile app called WAZE to get around - driving around was easy since the app had the most accurate and up-to-date information. Having spent 7 days in the resort, we got around easily to the local restaurants for the best seafood - very cheap and fresh. Check out Gayang Restaurant and their cheap and fresh lobsters and crabs. Convenience shops like 7-11 were everywhere and there is a large supermarket called GIANT just 10 mins from the resort (google "Taman Indah Permai"). Our younger son (age 5) caught a cold and there's a very good and experienced paediatrician called Dr Jeffrey Soon about 30 mins drive away (Lot 66, Lrg Zirafah 10A , Taman Layang Layang , Luyang, 88300 Kota KInabalu), where we got him treated. Around the resort, there's a gorgeous golf course sandwiched between the mountain ridge and the beaches. And there's also a water theme park called "Lagoon Park", where we spent a day with water activities. Generally, while the resort may be about 45 mins drive from the city, there are enough facilities and things for my family to enjoy. The hotel staff were extremely prompt in their responsiveness to our requests (extra towels, utensils for cooking, etc). Very warm and friendly. The stringent security checkpoints also made us feel safe and secure throughout our stay. We had a good deal for this booking via Agoda. Paid for the price of a 4 star hotel but it really felt more like a 5 star. Highly recommended for couples looking for a private place as well as for families looking to get some peace and quiet. "
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8

Excellent

3922 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 126
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Very good value for money. Clean, good facilities and fit out is modern and functional. Would recommend to anyone as either business or holiday hotel. Facilities are just as good as some of the more expensive 'Brand' hotels in Kota Kinabalu but at a significantly lower cost."
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8.1

Excellent

8157 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 97

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,265 properties
Popular hotelPromenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from$5
AirportKota Kinabalu International Airport
Reasons to visitBeaches, Nature, Sightseeing

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 25. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 107.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 25. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 41. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu this weekend is USD 108.

What's the average price of a hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 29. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 48. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 107.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Kota Kinabalu International Airport have given top reviews to The Atelier Boutique Hotel, Megah D'Aru Hotel and Goldenhill Hotel.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Sapi Island?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Sapi Island have given top reviews to Gayana Marine Resort and Bunga Raya Island Resort.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu near Gaya Street Sunday Market?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu who stayed near Gaya Street Sunday Market have given top reviews to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the most popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu?

Popular hotels in Kota Kinabalu include Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for couples?

Couples who stayed in Kota Kinabalu have given high ratings to Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What are the best hotels in Kota Kinabalu for families?

Families who stayed in Kota Kinabalu highly recommend Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Hotel 7 Suria and Hotel Grandis.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best views?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the views at Gaya Centre Hotel, Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel and Hotel 7 Suria.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Kota Kinabalu have given top reviews for the breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Akinabalu Youth Hostel and Escape Backpackers Kk.

What's the best neighborhood in Kota Kinabalu to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Kota Kinabalu include Central Business District, Tuaran and Tanjung Aru.

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More about Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu lies on the coastline, close to Mount Kinabalu and Kinabalu National Park. Visitors here get the best of several worlds with beaches, the city center, and a World Heritage site. The city itself is becoming quite a popular resort destination and is also the gateway to tropical islands off Malaysian Borneo. Kota Kinabalu International Airport serves as the entry point and is only eight kilometers from the city center.

Nature lovers, those who both enjoy being among it and studying it, will enjoy a visit to Mount Kinabalu. Borneo’s tallest mountain has great biological importance with a range of different terrains and some 6,000 species of plants. With the peak at 4,000 meters above sea level, the mountain is an excellent destination for hiking and climbing. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is another great destination for the nature lover and beach lover alike. This collection of five islands is a 30-minute speedboat trip from the coast. Tanjung Aru Beach is the most popular in the city with food stalls and bars and is only a 10-minute drive from the city center.

Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kota Kinabalu for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.