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Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

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8.1

Excellent

5,542 reviews

5,542 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Padang Merdeka

70 m

The Kinabalu Club

80 m

Sabah Court House

170 m

Sunday market

170 m

Dataran Desoka

180 m

Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

530 m

Night Market

570 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

620 m

Mamutik Island

650 m

Sabah State Museum

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan

130 m

Main Post Office

310 m

Pos Malaysia Car Park

310 m

Teksi Car Park

320 m

Cathay Ciniplex

330 m

2021

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Central Business District, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Room service [24-hour]

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

49 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.4 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Superior Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Twin (No Window)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double (No Window)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Triple
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Triple No Window
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Standard Room (No Window)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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No Window Standard Triple Room ( Healthcare, Firefighting, Army and Police Force Only )
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

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.

How do I get to Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu.

What are my dining options at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in buffet during opening hours. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events and meetings. The 4 venues can accommodate up to 120 people.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is South Bus Terminal, 1.3 km away from Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Welcome Seafood Restaurant, Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant and Kedai Kopi Yee Fung.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Located in the Central Business District area, Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is close to great shopping choices like Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located in Central Business District area, which is famous for attractions such as Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is located within Central Business District, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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What people love about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean room, air conditioning working well."

    azmal

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    November 24, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff were amazing (friendly and courteous)."

    Sylvea

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    November 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Good place and clean."

    Nickfaiz

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    November 13, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,577 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
7.9/10
Cheapest price score
Couples review score
8.2/10
Room size
21 sqm.
Better than
97
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
94
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
88
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
88
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
5,542 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Great hotel, staff and variety breakfast
Suzyati from Malaysia
Family with young children
More about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

More about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Get the most from an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu when you book a room at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu. Located right in the city center, Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Kota Kinabalu. Front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's tours. Packing light is possible at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Enjoy the services offered at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal.
Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as halal available.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 98% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

213 mentions

Housekeeping

132 mentions

Internet

45 mentions

Food & Dining

24 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Dreamtel Cafe

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Local
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
5, Jalan Padang, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.0 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.2 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    1.3 km
  • North Borneo Railway
    4.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    130 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    250 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    110 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    210 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    250 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    530 m
  • Night Market
    570 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    620 m
  • Mamutik Island
    650 m
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.3 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.1 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.2 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.4 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Padang Merdeka
    70 m
  • The Kinabalu Club
    80 m
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    130 m
  • Sabah Court House
    170 m
  • Sunday market
    170 m
  • Dataran Desoka
    180 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower
    180 m
  • Taman Ilham
    180 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    250 m
  • Main Post Office
    310 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
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.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Baby cot is not available at the property.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.4 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors11
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 160
  • Year property opened1970
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu from real guests

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8.1
/
10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.5
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.4
Value for money8.2
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8-9 Excellent (573)
7-8 Very Good (823)
6-7 Good (288)
<6 Below Expectation (316)
Time of the year
Mar - May (751)
Jun - Aug (725)
Sep - Nov (560)
Dec - Feb (734)
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10.0
Exceptional
Lily from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin (No Window)
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

THE BEST PLACE TO STAY”

The room was very pleasant, it was nice and clean. Breakfast was excellent with a variety of food. The hotel team has always been friendly, patient and helpful. That impressed us the most. No matter what time of day or night, you could turn to them with all your concerns. On our next stays, we will definitely check into Hotel Dreamtel again.

Reviewed May 31, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Jailani from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Awesome ”

The hotel is strategically located next to Padang Merdeka where the transportation to Kinabalu Park was located. Room is cleaned and facilities are great too. Staff are friendly and approachable. They serves local and western food for breakfast which is included during our 3 days stay. We had a wonderful stay here.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Nice place”

Everything was great. Variety of food during breakfast. The staff were very helpful and kind. There parking space front of hotel, there's nearby 7-eleven. The location was a tad far to shopping complex or attraction place if you're on foot. There's taxi available front of the hotel. If you happen to stay on Sunday, there's morning market at Gaya Street nearby that you have to check out. Anyway it's a great place for stay.

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
gary from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Absolutely perfect”

For £35 a night, room was clean quiet and convenient, 15 min walk from the jetty and 5 mins to the middle of KK. A totally fantastic breakfast inc bean coffee.. if your looking for a great place to stay 100% recommended.

Reviewed February 28, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Norfadzlina from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

5 stars”

I gave 5 stars because the staff is very helpful and friendly. Having problem my door, they fixed it right away. The room quite clean and spacious. It’s in the heart of KK, everything is walking distance.

Reviewed December 26, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Arthur from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Really good value for money”

Location was excellent, just a stone throw's away from Gaya Street. The room was comfortable, wifi good. A really nice touch with giving out guest souvenirs. Breakfast was average, but we missed out on the omelette station and noodle bar, because they were located outdoors to the restaurant and we didn't notice it earlier. We'd like to highlight a young man named Donald (we're unsure if he was a kitchen staff or trainee), he seemed very dedicated to providing top notch hospitality - we noticed it when we asked for some chilli in sauce. Kudos!

Reviewed December 29, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Stefanie from Austria
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Great stay”

I enjoyed staying at Dreamtel and it is very near to the city centre. The breakfast is mainly focused on Asian tourists, but you get eggs, toast, fruits, cornflakes and muffins as well. Very quiet at night, but I could hear the sound of the elevator through the door. Very helpful stuff, even received a welcome drink.

Reviewed June 24, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Poh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Triple
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Great Location”

We arrived early from Airport around 9am. 1. Thanks to reception staff. helpful to keep our luggage first. We walk around look for breakfast before check-in. 2. We get really nice room (Triple) great view, good AC, great Wifi. good cleanliness. 3. Breakfast good. 4. We managed to get public transport to Kinabalu park infront hotel. The public transport just infront of hotel. (you can go Kudat, Ranau & others town) 5. looking forward to stay here again in future.

Reviewed May 17, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhd from Brunei Darussalam
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Greatness and Calmness!”

Its really recommended! The staffs really helpful, near padang merdeka. 5mins walk to gaya street. Very quiet at night, nice breakfast and lots of food. Full time available menu at the cafe, well of course its not free, only breakfast. Will stay here soon. Last but not least, cool channels tv.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
nurul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Triple
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Worth to stay. The room is big. Clean. For me is good and suitable to children.”

Maybe hotel can add more menu on breakfast. The food at hotel is tasty. I like. The staff also good and polite. 5 star for all. Thank to all staff at dreamtel.

Reviewed March 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Joseph from United States
Business traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

At the center of everything ”

Very good rooms, clean, good service, very good breakfast and dining facility. My home away from home wen I am in KK

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Shuk from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Triple
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Keep it up ”

Overall is quite good. The staff are friendly, the environment is comfortable. Just a thing make us feel disappointed regarding the free breakfast. It was a Sunday, and I notice quite a lot of guests. The breakfast should be in buffet style. The 'make order' style of breakfast also show us not enough of waiters can serve us, a bit mess but still controllable. I wish to have improvements on my next trip. Thanks for the warm hospitality during our stay in 😉

Reviewed September 03, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
MOHAMMAD from Malaysia
Group
Standard Triple No Window
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

First Time Here, No Regret At All! Awesome Place!!”

Dreamtel was not in our minds at all at first when we were considering a place to stay in KK. While doing price comparison of several familiar hotels, suddenly the name Dreamtel popped up on the screen. The price quoted with the services provided got our attention and we decided to give it a try. We stayed for 3 nights and to our surprise, everything was beyond our expectation. In fact, Dreamtel is way better than any other hotels we stayed in KK before. For the price, breakfast was great for us. We will definitely stay here again when we visit KK in the future. Keep up the good job Dreamtel KK. We highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed April 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
alison from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Twin (No Window)
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

great location”

location is always top priority when I travel for work, Dreamtel KK is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, easy access to most offices and also restaurants. Breakfast with a good variety & superb coffee!

Reviewed December 10, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Bernard from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Wonderful Budget Stay”

With a cost of S$50 a night, this place is a steal. Why? Because there are a variety of fresh asian cooked food, bread corner and two outside fresh cooked stations. Room is new and clean. Location is super near Gaya street and pharmacies. The only improvement is that they have to clear the shower drains, else when you start bathing, the shower area starts to get flooded

Reviewed February 13, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
ANGELINA from Malaysia
Group
Standard Triple No Window
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Great stay ”

The room was big enough for 3 of us. Very clean and the service was good. The receptionists are sweet and polite. Breakfast was great too. Location is very near to Sunday market and there were night markets too. Airport bus is just in front of the hotel. So don't worry. The fare is only Rm5 pertrip to the airport and vice versa.

Reviewed August 19, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Yashini from Malaysia
Group
Standard Triple No Window
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

Great hotel with variety of delicious breakfast, stayed for 2 nights. Worth staying, will recommend for friends and family and whoever planning for a trip to KK

Reviewed July 04, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Poh from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Triple
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Great Location with public transport ”

1. Reception friendly. Warm greeting from Saiful & helpful. 2. We keep luggage at hotel storage for hiking Mount. Kinabalu. 3. Room view awesome, AC good, Wifi great, Cleanliness good. 4. Unfortunately our room 512. The Bathroom cannot lock from inside. The smoke detector with masking tape. We had inform Reception upon check-out. 5. looking forward to stay here again.

Reviewed May 17, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Aaron
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

It was fine”

Parking on public parking spots. Breakfast was ok at best. Place was clean. Room was nice and clean. No problems. There are no private ironing boards just communal ones. There is a convenience store nearby.

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sandra from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

CAN'T SMOKE”

CAN'T SMOKE INSIDE HOTEL ROOM . MUST GO OUT TO SMOKE . BUT I ENJOY STAYING WITH YOUR HOTEL. THANK YOU.

Reviewed March 05, 2021

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