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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Net Access 80 m
Gaya Shop Lot 110 m
Milimewa 120 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 120 m
Milimewa Superstore 140 m
Maybank 150 m
Consulate of Australia 160 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 170 m
Borneo Books I 180 m
Borneo Books II 180 m
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Gaya Street Sunday Market 120 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 170 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 300 m
Night Market 690 m
Mamutik Island 1 km
Sabah State Museum 2.65 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 8.04 km
Sapi Island 8.06 km
Manukan Island 8.48 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.06 km
KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street

"Convenient for those looking forward to spend much time here;"

Kin - January 14, 2020
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KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street

98-100 Gaya St., Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Gaya Street Sunday Market
Within 120 m of property
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.4 km

Rooms available at KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street

Deluxe Twin Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
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  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Family Suite with Free Wi-Fi (3Pax)
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Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Suite
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What time is check-in and check-out at KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street?

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 KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street?

KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 30 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street 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, KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street has a car park available for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

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What people love about KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Good facilities and service with it's price."

    MUHAMAD

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    March 11, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "It's such a great choice to stay here!"

    lau

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    November 8, 2019

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff, very helpful."

    Lim

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    July 9, 2019

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More about KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street

Set in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s central business district on Gaya Street, this property is merely a five-minute stroll to restaurants and shopping malls. With Jesselton Point and the gateway to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park within walking distance, KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street does indeed provide a convenient location. This unique and distinctive hotel is the first in Kota Kinabalu where they feature rooms that are colorful and vibrant, and each room is a different kind of bird. You can choose which room you want to stay in according to which bird best suits you. Perfect for singles, couples, or families, bird lovers will definitely be impressed. KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street is ideal for bird lovers.

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"This hotel is definitely a great place to stay."

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9.3
Exceptional
Lalaine from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

It was a pleasant stay.”

Location, customer service, clean room

KK Suites Hotel @ Gaya Street is a good hotel, it was sufficient for our needs. Pros: Great location. Bars and restaurants all around, a 15-minute walk to Jesselton Point if you want to go island hopping, Hyatt hotel is a 3-minute walk away. On Sundays, the Gaya Street market is just outside the door. Excellent service. The employees were kind, professional and service-oriented. They speak English well and are always smiling. They respond promptly to requests. The AC in our room worked well, we had to turn up the thermostat because we felt it was too cold. Friends on another floor had a different and less positive AC experience. Free bottled water daily, and daily room cleaning and changing of linens and towels. Hot water in the shower was good. The free breakfast at the Bella restaurant located at the nearby Jesselton Hotel was good and filling. You are offered several breakfast choices. Cons: The room was tiny. There's hardly any room to maneuver at all. Cable TV had a limited channel selection. No free toothbrush and soap. But these aren't deal breakers, just minor things that I noticed.

Reviewed August 26, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
ROBINSON from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

One of the best budget hotel that i ever stayed”

I just love this budget hotel. With budget price, it surely exceeded my expectation. I stayed for 2 nights and booked single bed room and will book again if I had the chance to visit KK or recommend to friends who will do. When I entered the room, I was quite surprise with the cleanliness and tidiness. Though the floor was not covered with carpet, but that is the only one that is missing, The bed was comfy, the shower was great, the water heater worked and flat screen TV with local Malaysian channels were sufficient for any budget travelers. Luckily I got the room with street and sunrise view, and It was awesome. The location is superb. The main spots attraction in the city center is by walking distance. My most favorite is waterfront area with fish market nearby. Do enjoy seafood culinary adventure with very friendly price in the market. The hotel is also near to padang merdeka area which minivan taxis going to Mount Kinabalu national park is stopping. I also met a guy who came from other city and did stay at this hotel for 3 months before settling down. And to quote him, this is one of the best budget hotel around. Keep it up KK suites!

Reviewed July 03, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
MELANIE from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Family Suite with Free Wi-Fi (3Pax)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Value for money”

Centrally located. Short walking distance to the Atkinson Clocktower, Australian Place, Marlin, Wisma Merdeka, Suriah Sabah. Kopitiams surrounding the hotel. Gaya morning market just in front of the hotel on Sundays. Basic room facilities (no fridge nor microwave oven), but room is clean. No English TV channels. Toilet bowl flush in room 302 needs to be fixed (flushing problem). Despite these, still great value for money. Mr. Yoong, the manager, was very helpful in booking our Kinabalu Tour. Thanks Mr. Yoong! KK people are generally nice and friendly. My friends and I had a wonderful stay. Will definitely book here if and when we visit KK again.

Reviewed October 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Joy from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Family Suite with Free Wi-Fi (3Pax)
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Excellent location and value for money”

This is the 2nd time I came back to stay at the hotel, after my Mt Kinabalu climb. I made a feedback on the shower door not being able to close properly on my previous stay and they noted my feedback and fixed the door. However, the 2nd time I stayed there, the aircon wasn't really working well so it was still quite hot and stuffy in the room although the temp was set at 16 degrees Celsius. There are many good foods located right next to the hotel, along Gaya Street. The room is clean and comfy but there is no proper wardrobe and fridge but we're cool with that. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends who are coming to Kinabalu.

Reviewed July 22, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Chee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

Stay At Gaya Street”

This is the first time I am staying at Gaya Street. I have no regret at all to choose KK Suite Hotel. It is located right at the centre of Gaya Street, with several eateries nearby. Staff from the front desk to housekeeping were friendly, courteous & helpful. I definitely will stay here again if I visit KK.

Reviewed February 16, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Sarah from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

KK Suites Good Value and Good Location”

Location, staff friendliness, location

We only stayed one night at KK Suites. It wasn't especially nice by any means but for the money we spent, everything was more than adequate. The staff were exceptionally friendly, and the location of the hotel is the best thing about it if you want to be within walking distance of the main attractions that are central to KK, like the night markets, the Sunday Market on Gaya Street, and many of the other shopping centers and malls. I think this hotel is best for people on a budget that want a little more privacy and better accommodations than a backpacker lodging or a hostel would provide.

Reviewed July 16, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

A Great Budget Hotel In The City Centre”

location, staff, value for money

A great stay in this small hotel. Friendly reception and the hotel is kept very clean. In Gaya street the location of the Sunday market and central to every where. I had a single room overlooking Gaya street and everything worked well. Hot water, AC, Wifi, coffee and tea making facilities and tv with limited channels.breakfast was served in the local cafe next door and hotel guests had 3 options, American, chicken noodles or nasi lemak all served with coffee or tea was adequate. On a bdget my room was about $25 great value for money.

Reviewed February 01, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Markus from Austria
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 7 nights in February 2014

A very pleasent stay in the City center of KK City”

hotel in city center, great value for the price, excellent room service

We had a very nice and comfortable stay at the KK Suites Hotel. The Hotel itself is named "Sarang Nova" from the outside and easy to find. The personnel is very friendly and helpful. The Hotel offers also a tour desk for the usual price. The room is quite small, but newly furnished and very comfortable. 2 bottles of drinking water and coffee and 2 new towels are provided every day! The room service is really excellent! The rooms are always clean. The bath room and shower is quite big! For the breakfast 3 meals are offered in the neighbour Restaurant. The taste is really awful, but thats not a fault of the hotel ;) i can only recommend the American breakfast. The Hotel is in the City Center and everything can be reached on foot in a short walk. The wifi is working very well. All in all it was perfect! ;) we will stay there again whenever we go there!

Reviewed March 21, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Brian from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

Great Location and Modern Ensuite Room”

Right in the heart of the old town on Gaya Street, with plenty of eateries, cafes and shop houses to cater for your needs during your stay in KK. Walking distance to harbour, markets and the Lookout (with cafe from 9am). Adequate size room with modern bathroom and comfortable bed and cool aircon .. plus window over looking Gaya Street from our 3rd floor room. A great base for the independent traveller.

Reviewed January 24, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Robert from Canada
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Standard and dependable, but tired”

Breakfast, Great staff and good value

KK Suites was recommended in Lonely Planet and so we thought it would be a sure bet. The hotel is unfortunately looking tired from years of wear. The room smelled musty, and the bed was uncomfortable. However, having said this, at the price we paid it is a good standard plain hotel, especially if you're trying to save money for onward journeys to other more expensive parts of Sabah (scuba diving or rainforest adventures). The hotel is excellent value for money and good for a one night stopover, and perhaps a few days jaunt in KK. I would not stay here if you're looking to hunker down for a few nights and treat yourself. It's a bit more rough and ready than that.

Reviewed February 07, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Ken from United States
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Good hotel for a night or two”

Location, Clean, Staff

This hotel seems to be in a pretty good location, right in the middle of what appears to be the main tourist and business area. The room in the hotel was very, very small, but actually laid out very well, and was very functional and clean. The room included a hot water kettle, the showers were good and the bed was small, but comfortable. The wifi was weak other then in the lobby. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a choice of a couple of items and was down the street at a restaurant. For the price, in comparison for other hotels in KK the KK Suites Hotel it is just fine for a night or two.

Reviewed November 30, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Sharmaine from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Family Suite with Free Wi-Fi (3Pax)
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Okay-K!! 😀”

The bathroom is really nice (I'm very particular to this) and they provide towels and shampoos too! 😊 Staff is accommodating; they speak good English and were able to give directions to where we want to go and even printed our boarding pass for us 😁 Sockets are three-pronged but you could borrow adaptors from the front desk. Location is very good!! 👍 The hotel's at the center of everything and within walking distance to Suria Sabah Mall if you want to do some shopping or experience their cinemas; and Jesselton Ferry Point if you want to go island hopping and visit Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park 🐳 It's also near the airport which is about 15 minutes away ✈ Hotel is right in front of Gaya Street where the Sunday Market is held, well, every Sunday 😂 We didn't know this when we booked there so imagine our surprise and excitement when we saw the stalls/kiosks/booths that were put up the next day. It was the perfect. There were food, souvenirs, clothes, plants, and a whole lot more 😆

Reviewed March 31, 2016
6.7
Good
Evita from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Family Suite with Free Wi-Fi (3Pax)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Good enough for tourists travelling on a budget”

Good location; the rooms look newer and better than others in the same price range

KK Suites Hotel is good enough for tourists travelling on a budget but are willing to spend a little more for the privacy and comforts of a hotel room (as compared with dorms or backpackers' hostels). Great location too -- right along Gaya Street, and a quick walk to the malls (Wisma Merdeka and Suriah Sabah), Australia Place, and Jesselton Point. The room looks nice and clean and the furnishings are new. The only thing that bothered us was strong smell of disinfectant constantly wafting through the 3rd floor hallway. We also had a slight problem with the toilet/bathroom as the faucet was leaking and the water closet of the toilet took too long to fill up at times. Nothing surprising though, given the cheap price. Tip for those interested in booking tours at the tour desk at the KK Suites hotel lobby: either negotiate for a much lower price and/or check prices with other tour agencies outside -- the sleeker ones along Gaya Street immediately offered much lower prices and discounts, and we didn't even have to haggle at that.

Reviewed June 24, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Gregory from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

Good Hotel”

This is my first tie staying in this hotel. I am surprise that when i enter to the hotel room, the room is so clean and nice. The only problem is the shower is slow, the water is slow. Overall is a good hotel. This time i stay with my partner. I will be back on August, this time will be bringing my family and stay at the same hotel that is KK Suite Hotel. Thanks

Reviewed April 25, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
Lin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Great Location”

Cleanliness, Comfortable and Location

First time staying at this hotel, never expected that the single room that i booked has such a good room size and big wash room which just find for a every single traveler. Located at the famous Gaya Street many eateries shop around this area, 5 minutes walk to the shopping mall nearby and the hotel staffs are friendly, dairy complementary bottle of water and daily cleaning. Would highly recommend this hotel and will come back again.

Reviewed January 18, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Nancy from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Great location”

Great location right on Gaya Street walking distance from everywhere

It's great little hotel in very central location. Room is clean, small but very charming. Bathroom is spacious considering the size of the room. The hotel is right at a tree lined stretch of Gaya street, with a cafe downstairs and across the street as well. The hotel also has a lift so there is no need to carry your bag all any stairs to reach the room.

Reviewed February 28, 2012
7.7
Very good
Chris from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Suite with Free Wi-Fi (2Pax)
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Affordable, Clean & Great location.”

Centrally located, Close to shopping areas, Close to local restaurants

KK Suites Hotel is good enough for tourists travelling on a budget price, as compared with dorms or backpacker's hostels. Great location - right along Gaya Street, and a quick walk to the malls (Wisma Merdeka and Suria Sabah). The room looks nice and clean and the furnishings are new with basic amenities; towels, hair dryer, hot shower, and drinking water. Wi-fi connection was poor.

Reviewed July 21, 2014
8.4
Excellent
Ammar from Saudi Arabia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 7 nights in January 2018

the single room is fitting for a short time solo traveller, one who isn't staying inside.”

room size is small which is fine for those who will go out a lot. the room lacks 2 things, essential even for the outdoorsy traveller: hand soap and a mini fridge now soap is obtainable from the Guardian shop right across the street but the mini fridge is still an issue. i brought with me some sweets for a friend in kk and they almost went stale due to lack of refrigeration. nevertheless, i really enjoyed my stay there, the location is just perfect and they place is very clean. the area is packed with restaurants for food hunters, and the shopping malls are a 10mins walk for entertainment. travel agencies are very close as well for visitors looking to go to the islands and mt. kinabalu. the sunday market is an interesting event that takes place right in front of the hotel. the room is comfy and cosy.

Reviewed January 31, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Kin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Centre of Gaya Street”

The hotel is right smack in the middle of Gaya Street (market). Convenient for those looking forward to spend much time here; also near by everything within KK central.

Reviewed January 14, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Elena from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Run of House Standard Single Suite with Free Wi-Fi
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Excellent”

A hotel right in the middle of Gaya Street, I appreciate the fact that it was walking distance to all the best places to eat, anytime of the day. It's also within the Tourist area so I felt that it was quite safe. The bedroom I stayed in was very small, with a single bed, TV and bathroom. No complaints there, it was just nice for a solo traveller. The air conditioning could use servicing though, took a while for it to cool and even then randomly making noise and sputtering water droplets. And perhaps the bedsheet was not changed because I realised that it was a bit sandy probably from the earlier guest. Didn't manage to complain because only realised it once I woke up, and I ended up leaving a day early.

Reviewed March 26, 2018
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