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Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

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7.3

Very good

1,532 reviews

1,532 reviews

Shops38
Housekeeping36
Car Park3
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 340 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Sabah State Museum 1.1 km
Mamutik Island 1.2 km
Night Market 1.5 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 2.0 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 2.2 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 2.4 km
Manukan Island 7.2 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.7 km
Sapi Island 7.7 km
Poring Hot Springs 15.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Riverson The Walk 160 m
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu 190 m
Imago Shopping Mall 230 m
Habour City car park 400 m
South Bus Terminal 470 m
Sembulan River Park 590 m
Wawasan Plaza 600 m
Consulate of Indonesia 610 m
Parking Tabung Haji 630 m
The Golf Academy Borneo 650 m

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Block A, Lot 6, Ground Floor, KK Times Square, 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. Conveniently situated in the Central Business District part of Kota Kinabalu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sapi Island. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

450 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

220 meters to Imago Shopping Mall

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Body thermometer
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center5 KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.4 km

Rooms available at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Twin Deluxe
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior King
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe King Bed
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive King Bed Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Royal Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Sunset Suite
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  • Shower
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Ocean Twin Suite
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

Does Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu have a hot tub?

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu does not have a hot tub.

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

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 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 Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

Can business events be hosted at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events and meetings. The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 50 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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

The closest train, metro, or bus station is South Bus Terminal, 460 m away from Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

What restaurants are nearby Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes popular restaurants such as Lucy's Kitchen, Mr Ho's Fine Foods and Upperstar Restaurant & Bar.

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

Located in the Central Business District area, Kingston Hotel 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 Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Kingston Hotel 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 Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu?

Kingston Hotel 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 Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "A very nice place to stay."

    Nurul

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    November 1, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Good environment, safe & peace"

    NORMIAH

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    October 20, 2021

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Affordable and convenient"

    Maria

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    October 6, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 1,368 Kota Kinabalu properties
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Room comfort score
7.1/10
Room size
26 sqm.
Location score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
7.2/10
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Bigger than
90
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
83
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
75
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
1,532 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
6.5
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
So nice and the place also good.
ROSHAM from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
More about Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

More about Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kota Kinabalu, make Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu your home away from home. A stay at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Kota Kinabalu can be assisted with taxi, car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided for guests by the hotel. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms have cable TV to keep guests entertained. You may be assured to know that bottled water and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 83% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hotel's food and dining options score it better than 91% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 92% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

60 mentions

Car Park

15 mentions

Internet

9 mentions

Taxi

9 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Parking [paid]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Lock box in room
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi
Location
Block A, Lot 6, Ground Floor, KK Times Square, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    5.4 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    117.4 km

Public transportation

  • South Bus Terminal
    470 m
  • North Borneo Railway
    2.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
    190 m

Shopping

  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    2.0 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sabah State Museum
    1.1 km
  • Mamutik Island
    1.2 km
  • Night Market
    1.5 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    2.0 km
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    2.2 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    2.4 km
  • Manukan Island
    7.2 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    7.7 km
  • Sapi Island
    7.7 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    15.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Riverson The Walk
    160 m
  • Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
    190 m
  • Imago Shopping Mall
    230 m
  • Habour City car park
    400 m
  • South Bus Terminal
    470 m
  • Sembulan River Park
    590 m
  • Wawasan Plaza
    600 m
  • Consulate of Indonesia
    610 m
  • Parking Tabung Haji
    630 m
  • The Golf Academy Borneo
    650 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
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.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until14:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center5 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 48

Reviews of Kingston Hotel Kota Kinabalu from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.3
/
10
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities6.5
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service7.3
Value for money7.3
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (69)
8-9 Excellent (62)
7-8 Very Good (159)
6-7 Good (115)
<6 Below Expectation (194)
Time of the year
Mar - May (127)
Jun - Aug (159)
Sep - Nov (139)
Dec - Feb (174)
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8.0
Excellent
LEE from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Great place to stay and rest.”

services

well, kingston hotel located at kk times square, kota kinabalu, sabah. this is the new developing area at kk town. kingston hotel is located at this strategic location where we can find the convenience shop, restaurants, lounge & bar and also other shop lots at here. however, we're not happy with the parking rate here which we need to pay rm2 per entry which is too costly especially we're hotel guest. hence, suggested this parking rate should be voided for the hotel guest as well. overall, the kingston hotel is the nice place to stay and rest. housekeeping is doing their job well and good customer services is provided. this hotel is value for money and i would like to recommend this hotel to those travel in couple and family.

Reviewed June 04, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Denicia from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Great location and big room”

Gud location

kingston hotel located at kk times square, kota kinabalu, sabah. Kingston hotel is located at this strategic location where we can find the convenience shop, restaurants, lounge & bar and also other shop lots at here.

Reviewed October 29, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Kok from Singapore
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

Tidy and spacious rooms”

The hotel is near to the airport and easy to access. The rooms are neat and spacious.

the hotel is situated in a commercial area with many pubs and businesses. the pubs operate late into the night and if you can't sleep, you can just go downstairs for a drink. the room is spacious and clean, with all the standard amenities. internet is free, so that's a plus. the disadvantage of this hotel is that the town area is not near enough to walk. so you need to take a taxi to town. taxis do not operate on meter in kota kinabalu, so you need to haggle for the prices.

Reviewed June 03, 2012

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7.7
Very good
MOHD from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

Simple, Worth it and meeting my expectation”

Location, restaurant plenty and night-life nearby

I do really enjoy the Kingston hotel due to the above facts. Its certainly affordable for a long stay (I stayed in Kota Kinabalu for two weeks) and thus value for money.

Reviewed May 29, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Ching from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Excellent”

I stay here ALL THE TIME whenever im in kota kinabalu! Value for money, 1 min walk to IMAGO shopping mall.. convenient.. and 7 mins from airport! my all time fav budget hotel :) highly recommended!

Reviewed April 27, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
ulrika from Malaysia
Group
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Friendly staff and comfy”

Had friends from out of town to KK and booked for them to stay at Kingston. Staff were friendly and the location of the hotel is near to Imago Mall. There's also an artisan market event but will have to check when it will be held each month.

Reviewed January 06, 2018

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7.0
Very good
Chua from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 4 nights in April 2011

Nice Hotel with a decent room”

clean and well maintain room

i was not expecting such a clean and big room with this kind of price. I am impressed. This is a very decent hotel either for business or leisure. With abundance of night spot for meals, casual drinks, karaoke or clubbing, you wont be bored at night nor days. I would strongly recommend this hotel to others and will definitely be back again as i am a frequent traveller to kota kinabalu. Thank you

Reviewed April 22, 2011

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7.7
Very good
Haddi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in September 2011

Convenient hotel”

Well-managed hotel rooms

it was a convenient stay. the hotel is located at a newly developed area in kota kinabalu(less than 5mins drive to the town). if you are looking for a comfy medium budget hotel, i would suggest the place. besides the hotel itself, you will find it easy to find places for you to have a relaxing time within the area (kk times square).

Reviewed September 08, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
kah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

A stay in Kingston Hotel-Sabah”

Nice location near Imago Shopping mall , just a minute of walking...behind the hotel are many restaurant as well Gleneagle Hospital ...And very near to the Kota Kinabalu International airport !

Reviewed February 19, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
SUE from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Good hotel”

Room was clean and comfortable

I only stayed in this hotel for one night but overall i would say It was a good stay for the price i paid. Room was clean and comfortable Comes with basic ameneties.. Tv channels are limited and no Refrigerator. Surrounding the hotels, you can find foods bars and convinient store. Only problem is transport to town. If u have ur own transport, this hotel shd be A good stay. Only 5minutes to town. However, on daytime u need to pay rm2 parking per Entry.. At night is free.

Reviewed November 27, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
jeffrey from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Nice stay for an airport hotel”

Very good value, hotel was clean, the staff attentive. No cafe in the hotel but plenty within the complex. Quiet and comfortable.

Just passing thru on a one day stay. Hotel is 10 minutes from the airport and cab fare about $12 US. Room was small, but quiet and clean. Television was new and remote worked well. Air con too. I mention this, because a hotel in Manila for the same price would be a dump. No cafe in the hotel but plenty of pub types within the complex with beer and vodka. Meals are quite reasonable in price also. Hotel staff arranged transport back to the airport next morning for a fixed fare of 30 ringgit ($12US). English speaking staff and quite nice. No other amenities but then, I wasn't looking for any. Will stay again when in KK.

Reviewed April 27, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Cheong from Malaysia
Business traveler
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

good location”

shopping,dinner,night life

Centrally located Close to parks Close to the ocean or beach Easy access to the airport Activities for older children Child friendly swimming pool Good quality restaurants Nice swimming pools Fast check-in and check-out Good language skills International menu available Close to local restaurants Close to shopping areas Quiet surroundings Affordable business center Nice gardens Well equipped fitness center Attentive staff Fast room service Good bars Close to major attractions Easy access to public transport Activities for young children Airport shuttle available Quality business center High speed internet Friendly staff Great breakfast Wide variety of buffet breakfast

Reviewed June 28, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
yii from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

good centrally located ”

cheap price and 5 star treatment

it is good to return to this hotel. it is centrally allocated. price is cheap. service is good. room is big

Reviewed February 06, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
shahraimee from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Excellent”

Affordable price, Parking is safe, hotel in a compound Imago, a convenient store just below the hotel and of course its central location.

Reviewed October 03, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Suzy from Brunei Darussalam
Family with young children
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

first timers”

it was our first time staying at this hotel. it took quite some time for the hotel to check in eventhough we came around the check in time. this was because the rooms are still waiting to be cleaned by housekeeping. but once we got our rooms, it was very nice and comfortable. there is a 24 hour mamak shop nearby. the only thing was about parking as we had to pay accordingly parking ticket. as for location it was just walking distance to imago shopping mall and we did not have to use our car to go there.

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Felix from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Location”

Close to shopping mall and Kota Kinabalu Airport

Reviewed January 12, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
William from United States
Solo traveler
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in August 2011

Great value”

Modern, Clean, Great Rate

first time i was in kk, just passing through and blind booked this hotel. was very very pleased, rooms are modern and clean. the bars and restaurants in times square are just downstairs, 15 minute walk to the waterfront entertainment and shopping area. i highly recommend this place for a solo traveller, say on business or on a short stay.

Reviewed November 29, 2011

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7.0
Very good
MOHD from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Its affordable and value for money ”

Value for money, nice rooms and good shower

The hotel provides comfortable, clean room and located strategically in Kota Kinabalu, the city center. There were also happening pubs within walking distance.

Reviewed January 31, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
NG from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

hotel that i will be back again”

good location, nice room

had a wonderful stay at this hotel. great locations, warm services, room is clean. Comfort stay with reasonable price.

Reviewed December 05, 2011

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6.4
Good
Anna from Malaysia
Family with young children
Twin Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Good”

room flooring- wooden tiles coming off. no maintenance. Car park.. need to pay almost RM14-16 per night. Extra pillow.. All hotel I have been to. 4 pillows provided in each room.. but Kingston only 3 pillows, to get another 1 extra Need to pay another RM3.00!!!!!! However, Location is excellent- walking distance to Imago. Water supply is good. Cleaner very friendly.

Reviewed June 04, 2018

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