Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
3-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
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Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

"The staffs really helpful, near padang merdeka."

Muhd U. - December 26, 2019

Superior Double - Bed Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu
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Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market 250 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 530 m
Night Market, Kota Kinabalu 580 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 620 m
Mamutik Island 650 m
Sabah State Museum 2.28 km
Manukan Island 7.92 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.13 km
Sapi Island 8.15 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.21 km
Nearby landmarks
Sabah Court House 170 m
Dataran Desoka 180 m
Atkinson Clock Tower 180 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 250 m
Main Post Office 310 m
City Park 310 m
General Post Office 330 m
Cathay Ciniplex 330 m
Net Access 330 m
Milimewa Superstore 350 m
8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Daily disinfection in common areas
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 92% of guests
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Very good cleanliness
7.9 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.9 room quality and comfort

Overall a good place to stay as it is within walking distance to famous eateries and Filipino market.

Christine | February 25, 2020

The staff kind and friendly even with late request for housekeeping and they also did great work.

William L. | March 11, 2020

Is very comfy for me to have a very nice sleep for few days.

Siew H. | January 20, 2020

The hotel 2 bell boys from the hotel are very helpful.

Nazween | December 19, 2019

I think your hotel have the best bed and pillow ever.

Siew H. | January 20, 2020

Very quiet at night, nice breakfast and lots of food.

Muhd U. | December 26, 2019

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.4 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

7.9
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Standard Double (No Window)
Standard Double (No Window)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Twin
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)
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 Triple No Window
Standard Triple No Window
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Triple
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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高级双床房
高级双床房
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  • Shower
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标准双人房(无窗)
标准双人房(无窗)
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu offer hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is available at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu.

How frequently are common areas disinfected at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Common areas of Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu are disinfected daily.

Does Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu accept food delivery services other than room service?

Third party food delivery to rooms is available at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu.

Does Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu check the temperature of people entering the premises?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu offers temperature checks for staff and guests as a service, but it is not a condition of check in.

Is there physical distancing on the premises?

Social distancing measures are enforced in common areas.

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

Check-in at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu starts from 02:00 PM. Guests must check-out before 12:00 PM to avoid additional fees. You may request early check-in or late check-out as a special request through the booking form. This may be offered by the property, subject to availability. You are welcome to use the luggage storage provided by the Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu to store belongings prior to check-in, or after check-out. The hotel front desk operates 24 hours a day.

How do I get to Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

You can travel around in Kota Kinabalu easily with taxi service provided by the property.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Buffet breakfast is offered at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

What are my dining options at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu has an in-house restaurant for hungry guests to dine-in. Dreamtel Cafe comes highly recommended by the property. The finest international cuisine is served at the restaurant. You can choose from an all-you-can-eat buffet, or select signature dishes with the set menu option .

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 meetings, corporate events and seminars. The business venues at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu can hold up to 120 people.
Interested in hosting a business event? Let Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu know through the Special Requests section in the booking form. The property will be notified and reach out to you directly.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu?

Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is a smoke-free property in all rooms. However, guests are permitted to smoke in the designated smoking areas provided.

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What people love about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "The room was nice and good place to stay."

    NUR M.

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    November 13, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "This hotel is nice palce, comfort bed."

    heesu

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    February 25, 2020

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Spacious, clean and good location."

    Nazween

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    December 19, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,449 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
7.9/10
Review score - United States
8.3/10
Service score
8.3/10
Couples review score
8.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
5,463 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Breakfast definitely nice and very complete.
Siew H. from Malaysia
Business traveler
More about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

More about Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Located in the lovely area of Central Business District, Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, beaches, restaurants hub of Kota Kinabalu. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.4 km away, and it normally takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Sabah Court House, Night Market, Dataran Desoka.

The facilities and services provided by Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, postal service.

The ambiance of Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kota Kinabalu.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
213 mentions
Housekeeping
132 mentions
Internet
45 mentions
Food & Dining
24 mentions

What they offer

7.2
Very good

"other is the best for stayed at this hotel"

AZIZAN

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November 20, 2019

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Dreamtel Cafe
Cuisine:Asian, International, Local
Menu:Buffet

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Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
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Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.3
Value for money8.2
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9.0
Exceptional
Zaheera from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Excellent hotel - no complains at all.”

Location, Staff, Comfort

I've been staying at the Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu for the past 1 and 1/2years. It's my go to hotel in Kota Kinabalu and I return every month. Staff performance is excellent, they polite and friendly. They have recently upgraded their WIFI so it's much better now. Breakfast has a good range of breads, asian rice or noodles, egg station, fruits and juices. Hotel cleanliness is also good the rooms are comfortable.

Reviewed September 06, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Christina from Ireland
Group
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Excellent hotel in convenient location, good value for money”

Stayed at the Dreamtel for 3 nights, excellent hotel in convenient location close to waterfront and shopping malls. Rooms are spacious & comfortable with tea/coffee making facilities, tv with Fox movies & BBC World news. Good buffet breakfast with selection of fruit, cereals, eggs, breads & Asian dishes. Staff are professional & friendly. Bus stop for airport bus is across the road, RM5 to airport & takes 30-40 minutes to airport depending on traffic. I highly recommend Dreamtel & will stay there again if I return to Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed November 08, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Tsu from Malaysia
Group
Standard Triple No Window
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Fantastic hotel at the heart of KK City.”

Excellent buffet breakfast, clean rooms and great service

We had an enjoyable experience at the Dreamtel KK. The hotel staff were professional, friendly and made us feel welcome. The rooms were clean, comfortable and surprisingly very quiet despite its location along the main road. The buffet breakfast was just superb. There was a selection of both Asian and western food choices. The location of the hotel is at the heart of the city. You can basically walk to any of the restaurants and shopping malls from the hotel. There is also a bus station outside the hotel, very convenient! Room rates are also very reasonable. Will definitely return to this hotel when we next decide to go to Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed July 27, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Joni from United Arab Emirates
Group
Standard Triple No Window
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

Great stay!”

We shared a triple room and loved it! The room was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and, despite having no window, it felt light and airy inside. The free breakfast was an awesome value too! Our doorman recommended a friend to taxi us around Mount Kinabalu and the day was spectacular as well as affordable! We recommend Dreamtel highly and will stay here any time we are back in Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed April 06, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Sharon from Australia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Great value, good location. ”

Clean and comfortable. Great value. Good location.

Was very comfortable. We only stayed one night after our climb of Mt Kinabalu. Clean, good showers, good reasonable restaurant downstairs. Good buffet breakfast. Good wifi in rooms. In fact it had everything we needed!! We would definitely recommend it and would also stay there again if we return to Kota Kinabalu. Overall, a great choice!!! Thanks dreamtel!!

Reviewed July 08, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
PEI from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

New hotel, nice location to the street market”

Newly furnished hotel, strategic location to the street market and local food

My stay at the Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu was superb. The room is newly furnished with reasonable price. The location is just opposite the local street market and local food can be easily found nearby.

Reviewed May 27, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from Canada
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

Great Stay in Kota Kinabalu!”

Service, Location, Hotel Condition

We had an excellent stay at the Dreamtel in Kota Kinabalu. The staff were all both helpful and genuinely warm. The service for breakfast was also excellent, and although I enjoyed the buffet food more than my wife, we agreed that the food was clean, well-prepared, and of high quality. This hotel's location was extremely convenient, steps from Jalan Gaya and Chinatown, and a short walk from many other attractions around town.

Reviewed July 25, 2014
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
8.8
Excellent
Siddiq from Malaysia
Group
Superior Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

yeah... was okay...”

This is not a posh hotel, so don't let the price point fool you. What that could say of Kota Kinabalu is that cheaper priced accommodations could be worse off. On the upside, there was a large crowd at breakfast on a Saturday morning, so the hotel is doing well enough to keep a healthy booking of guests. Location is walking distance from Gaya Street and so still pretty much in the heart of the city. Breakfast buffet spread was good. Replenishing food was okay. Some of the staff did not need to be in uniform and they had no identifier (name tag) to indicate they were staff. was only able to tell because they were instructing uniformed staff as well as assisting to clear and set some tables. The sink tap and shower in the bathroom - the temperature was a little out of control.

Reviewed August 01, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
King from Malaysia
Family with young children
Standard Twin (No Window)
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Great location, superb value, friendly staff”

This hotel is well worth the money for staying in Kota Kinabalu. I got a nice comfy bed, clean room, shower with strong water pressure, good aircon and included breakfast with adequate variety with omelet station. It's also within walking distance to Gaya Street and the Atkinson Tower. Of course, if you are willing to pay, you do get better hotels in this city, with nicer newer rooms.

Reviewed December 15, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Sarah from United States
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

Hotel Dreamtel - The Best Value for your Money”

Location, comfy bed, breakfast

We stayed at Dreamtel from July 10-14. When I booked it, I knew the location was good from previous stays in Borneo. It is centrally located, and the things to do within the heart of the city are all within walking distance. If you want to get out of the city, the bus stop is right across the street. Prior to staying here, we stayed at two other places for about the same amount of money. This hotel was easily the nicest as compared to the other two. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in since leaving the U.S., and the continental breakfast (which I made sure I got) was one of the most varied I've seen. There was no way you couldn't find something that you'd want to eat for breakfast. To top it off the staff was always friendly, helpful, and professional. If/when we visit KK again, this hotel will be at the top of our list of places to stay.

Reviewed July 16, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
winston from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

Very comfortable hotel”

Hotel is located in the downtown core area. Close to all shopping and restaurants in just a 10 minutes walk. Its modern, right outside the final stop for the airport and travel by bus within East Malaysia. Food services is excellent from the hotel. They even help with the tour package to see the sights of Kota Kinabalu. Would definitely stay with them again if time permits.

Reviewed May 31, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Muhammad from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Triple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

wonderful stay”

location, near to attractions, clean

very strategic location as it is very near to attractions and we can easily walk to anywhere in the city. taxis and airport/public buses are also available right in front of the hotel. with exception of the hotel, the surroundings looks very rundown. hopefully the hotel can improve the internet connection as the speed is very slow most of the time. i will stay at this hotel if i visit kota kinabalu again.

Reviewed December 16, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Gerrit from Netherlands
Couple
Standard Double (No Window)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Convenient base in Kota Kinabalu”

Location, airport bus across the road. Comfortable room, attantive staff and good coffee during breakfast.

Dreamtel is a new comfortable hotel in a central location, across the road from the airport bus and close to Jalan Gaya with restaurants and bars. Please note that the standard rooms have no windows. We had to upgrade. If you want a window and avoid an expensive upgrade on the spot, better to book a superior or deluxe room straight away. Although it's true that check-in is from 2 PM only, it was disappointing that we had to wait till 2.30 PM indeed having arrived on a morning flight. Otherwise, the staff is attentive, patient and kind.

Reviewed January 12, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
jenny from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Excellent hotel in all areas ”

Outstanding staff,wonderfully comfortable room and an excellent breakfast

We found the staff to be very attentive, we were always greeted with a smile and a hello by all staff . The room was very well appointed - the beds are very comfortable and an abundance of hot water in a very well appointed bathroom. We will definitely return to stay when we vist Kota Kinabalu again

Reviewed August 17, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

The hotel is clean, staff is friendly, breakfast is good!”

This is definitely one if the very pleasant stay in Kota Kinabalu. Even when I leave the hotel at mid night 4am. The staff helps me to get the taxi and put my luggage on taxi. All these simple hospitality has shown their respect to the customer.

Reviewed May 22, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Meifen from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Good Stay, Friendly & Attentive staff”

Attentive, Thoughtful, Good Service Staff

It's awesome that the staff really pay attention to the guest, they are really friendly & helpful and thoughtful. The hotel is near the "chinatown" of kota kinabalu with good food, bar and if you know the short cuts, it's near to the wet market and the beach. And easy access to public transport. It's near the boat terminal where you can go island hopping with cheap deals(: The bed is comfortable too, especially for the price you're paying, i think it's worth.

Reviewed January 02, 2014
8.7
Excellent
LEE from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Short Vacation”

big room, clean and nice staff.

I stayed at Dreamtel for 2 nights with breakfast provided. Staffs are cheerful and efficient. I think there were some problem with their air-condition not only at lobby, but the room too. We are used to sleep with fan only, but due to the hot weather, I have adjusted the aircorn to the max 16 degree and highest fan, only feel cooler but not that cold. Big room and nice staff. If they can have gym and swimming pool that will be great. I will choose Dreamtel again for the next visit.

Reviewed August 18, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
jill from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Good Dreams”

Location was very convenient, staff extremely friendly and well trained, the room was clean and modern and facilities all worked

It was an excellent hotel for our purposes, located in the centre city, modern - opened in 2013 and Malaysian owned. We were able to have a look around the place and also buy essentials such as a replacement Mac computer charge cord I left behind, whuch required visiting 3 differnt shopping malls in various directions from the hotel. Very good value and I highly recommend it. If you're visiting Jakarta, investigate the Dreamtel there- once you get over the Disney- sounding name.

Reviewed January 24, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
nurfazila from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Value for money”

Room comfort, warm services and strategic location

From searching for booking,check in and check out from hotel as simple as ABC! My trip was awesome by staying here in Dreamtel. Strategic location, easy access and reasonable price made this hotel as my 1st choice when im back again in KK!Credit for Agoda for made my choice easier.. :)

Reviewed April 01, 2015
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