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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

7848 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89
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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8.5

Excellent

5155 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 145
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

1985 reviews

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$ 51
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

4386 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 104
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Will stay again soon, thank you for the service."
7.7

Very good

7116 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 38
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu
Tanjung Aru,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Reception was friendliness, the room is clean and comfortable."
9.4

Exceptional

89 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 179
Sabah Oriental Hotel
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"One of my preferred hotel in kota kinabalu. It is located just outside the busy boundary of kk city centre. Basically you are outside from the busiest part of the town yet you still can walk by foot to the city cemtre and by car, it only took 2 minutes (this because of the traffic light). The service is great, the staff is doing the best that they can to provide comfort. The room is spacious. The room is clean but it look a bit old. There is a nice view from our hotel window. We can see the busy kk town center and at the same time we can see the beautiful view of mount kinabalu. The breakfast is nice. There is a lot of variety to choose from. The restaurant environment somehow make me feel like i am home. Maybe because i have stay in this hotel quite a few time already. I love the lobby environment. The tapai lounge provide variety of drinks and nice relaxing music. You would definitely need to go the bar and relax with your family. I would highly recommend this hotel for family or couple who just want to relax yet at the same time want an easy access to town center. "
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7.6

Very good

6955 reviews

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$ 38
Sutera Sanctuary Lodges at Manukan Island
Manukan Island,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Had a wonderful stay! The staff were incredibly polite and friendly. The restaurant food was very good (particularly the BBQ) and very big portions! Great value for money. The room was lovely and clean and the private beach area was clean and always had sun beds free. There was lots of coral and fish to see when snorkelling. The jungle and sunset walks were also very pleasant with lots of monitor lizards and birds to see. I would recommend this hotel and would return if I am ever back in Kota Kinabalu."
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8.6

Excellent

763 reviews

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$ 254
Hotel No.5
Central Business District,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"Pros: Staffs Attitudes, Cleanliness, Comfort-ability. Cons: Breakfast Variety is too little, Location. The reason why we choose to stayed in this hotel was because of flight transit in Kota Kinabalu International Airport as this hotel is not so far from the airport (around 10mins driving in normal traffic condition). The hotel is new, room is clean enough and everything work fined in bath room. And there is nothing around the hotel. Overall, quite a pleasant stayed in this hotel. "
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7.9

Very good

2091 reviews

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$ 31
Bunga Raya Island Resort
Gaya Island,Kota Kinabalu - View on map
"In more than a decade of business and pleasure travel across the world, this hotel was one of the best we have ever stayed in. Even some days after our departure, we are not able to point to a single area in which our experience at Bunga Raya could have been made more enjoyable. The staff were excellent and no service was too much trouble for them to make our stay so memorable. This was part of our honeymoon, so that is particularly pleasing. Our room was in the hills with a wonderful view over the bay (which, unlike the sister resort Gayana Eco Resort, is completed isolated and has no view of the highrise buildings of Kota Kinabalu). Other guests had villas right on the beach. All the room types seemed similar quality and were specifically designed so that one villa did not unduly interfere with or overlook the neighbouring villas. When we were too lazy to walk to the restaurants, we were given transport in a golf buggy very promptly. Many tables at the restaurants were well positioned to overlook the sea. Where those tables were full, the rainforest area was well developed into beautiful koi carp pond, fed by waterfall and where Monitor lizards basked in the sun. The same sites greeted our breakfast, which was substantial and offered good variety. The beach grill offered a more economical food option to the main restaurant, plus the 'on-beach' setting. Frankly, we were very satisfied with all the food options on the island. The Bunga Raya offers free transport to the sister Gayana Eco resort, where you can directly add costs and expenses to your room bill at Bunga Raya - so you do not have to take cards and money with you. And therefore you have complete escape from the realms of the credit card and the usual forced extraction of cash from tourists. This was a particularly nice touch. The mini bar is free and restocked every day. Cocktails are free or heavily discounted between 6-7pm every day. We wholeheartedly recommend this place."
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8.6

Excellent

572 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 323
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

7848 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 89

Fast facts about Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Accommodations2,212 properties
Popular hotelHotel 7 Suria
Popular areaCentral Business District
Nightly rates from₹402
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 24. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 38. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu is USD 98.

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 24. 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 95.

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 23. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 39. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Kota Kinabalu tonight is USD 88.

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, Pinstay Bayan Suites(King+S.Single)@ Aeropod Squar 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 Sabah Oriental Hotel.

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 Hotel Grandis, Gaya Centre Hotel and Gaya Island Resort.

What hotels in Kota Kinabalu have the best breakfast?

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

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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.