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Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel
Lai Lai Hotel

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7

Very good

75 reviews

75 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Borneo Books I

50 m

Borneo Books II

50 m

Gaya Shop Lot

110 m

Never Close Super Mart

120 m

Milimewa

120 m

Popular landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market

220 m

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

310 m

Night Market

690 m

Mamutik Island

1.1 km

Sabah State Museum

2.7 km

Closest landmarks
Maybank

100 m

Consulate of Australia

130 m

Net Access

140 m

The Borneo Shop

160 m

Upperstar Cafe & Bar

160 m

Lai Lai Hotel

30 JLN HAJI SAMAN, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia., 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.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

170 meters to Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Shops

Wi-Fi in public areas

Convenience store

Daily housekeeping

Car park [nearby]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kota Kinabalu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.4 km

Rooms available at Lai Lai Hotel

Queen
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  • Smoking allowed
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Twin
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  • Smoking allowed
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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    Standard Queen Room
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      Twin Room
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        Single
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          Single Room - Superior
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                Room Assigned on Arrival
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  Does Lai Lai Hotel have a hot tub?

                  Lai Lai Hotel does not have a hot tub.

                  How much does it cost to stay at Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Lai Lai Hotel?

                  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 front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to Lai Lai Hotel?

                  For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lai Lai Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

                  What is the smoking policy at Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Lai Lai Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

                  What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Lai Lai Hotel?

                  South Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.6 km away from Lai Lai Hotel.

                  What restaurants are nearby Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Lai Lai Hotel is located in Central Business District, famous for good restaurants such as Kedai Kopi Fatt Kee, One Roof Cafe (City Center KK) and Ming Ge Cafe.

                  What popular shopping places are close to Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Lai Lai Hotel is located in Central Business District area which features shopping places such as Gaya Street Sunday Market, Night Market and Suria Sabah Shopping Mall.

                  What are popular attractions near Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Guests at Lai Lai Hotel can easily visit Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum located in the Central Business District area.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Lai Lai Hotel?

                  Lai Lai Hotel is located in the Central Business District area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Mount Kinabalu Botanical Garden and Kokol Hill.

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                  Property ranking|Compared to 1,523 Kota Kinabalu properties
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                  Room comfort score
                  7.1/10
                  Location score
                  8.8/10
                  Couples review score
                  7.6/10
                  Room size
                  8 sqm.
                  Better than
                  94
                  %
                  of Kota Kinabalu properties
                  Better than
                  88
                  %
                  of Kota Kinabalu properties
                  Better than
                  83
                  %
                  of Kota Kinabalu properties
                  Bigger than
                  80
                  %
                  of Kota Kinabalu properties
                  Overall rating:

                  7

                  Very good
                  75 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  6.9
                  Facilities
                  6.1
                  Location
                  8.7
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                  More about Lai Lai Hotel

                  More about Lai Lai Hotel

                  Lai Lai Hotel

                  For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, Lai Lai Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Kota Kinabalu has to offer.
                  At Lai Lai Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Lai Lai Hotel.
                  All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
                  All rooms at Lai Lai Hotel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker and bottled water are provided in some guestrooms.
                  Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer and bathrobes available in some guest bathrooms.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Enjoy the countless activities offered at Lai Lai Hotel. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 92% of them for food and dining.
                  Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.
                  According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 93% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Good
                  Facilities

                  6.1

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Housekeeping

                  6 mentions

                  Internet

                  2 mentions

                  Breakfast

                  1 mention

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                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • Malay

                  Internet access

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

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Convenience store
                  • Daily housekeeping
                  • Elevator
                  • Shops
                  • Smoke-free property
                  • Smoking area

                  Access

                  • Front desk [24-hour]
                  • Pets allowed

                  Getting around

                  • Car park [nearby]
                  • Car park [on-site]

                  Available in all rooms

                  • Air conditioning
                  • Bathrobes
                  • Coffee/tea maker
                  • Desk
                  • Free bottled water
                  • Hair dryer
                  • Internet access – LAN
                  • Ironing facilities
                  • LAN Internet in room [free]
                  • Satellite/cable channels
                  • Shower
                  • Smoking allowed
                  • Wi-Fi [free]
                  Location
                  30 JLN HAJI SAMAN, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia., Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  8.7

                  Airports

                  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
                    7.4 km
                  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
                    119.5 km

                  Public transportation

                  • South Bus Terminal
                    1.7 km
                  • North Borneo Railway
                    4.7 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • Watson
                    330 m

                  Shopping

                  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
                    220 m

                  Convenience store

                  • On-site

                  Cash withdrawal

                  • ATM
                    60 m
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
                    130 m
                  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
                    220 m
                  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
                    310 m
                  • Night Market
                    690 m
                  • Mamutik Island
                    1.1 km
                  • Sabah State Museum
                    2.7 km
                  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
                    7.9 km
                  • Sapi Island
                    8.0 km
                  • Manukan Island
                    8.4 km
                  • Poring Hot Springs
                    14.1 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Borneo Books I
                    50 m
                  • Borneo Books II
                    50 m
                  • Maybank
                    100 m
                  • Gaya Shop Lot
                    110 m
                  • Never Close Super Mart
                    120 m
                  • Milimewa
                    120 m
                  • Japanese Shiatsu & Reflexology
                    120 m
                  • Iwase Books
                    130 m
                  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
                    130 m
                  • Consulate of Australia
                    130 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.

                  Infant 0-4 year(s)
                  Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                  Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                  Children 5-6 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
                  • 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

                  The property

                  • Number of floors6
                  • Number of rooms 33
                  • Most recent renovation2009

                  Reviews of Lai Lai Hotel from real guests

                  Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                  7.0
                  /
                  10
                  Cleanliness6.9
                  Facilities6.1
                  Location8.7
                  Room comfort and quality7.1
                  Service6.9
                  Value for money7.1
                  High score for Kota Kinabalu
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (2)
                  8-9 Excellent (14)
                  7-8 Very Good (16)
                  6-7 Good (21)
                  <6 Below Expectation (13)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (14)
                  Jun - Aug (21)
                  Sep - Nov (18)
                  Dec - Feb (13)
                  All guests (75)
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                  9.3
                  Exceptional
                  GOH from Germany
                  Business traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                  "Great Location but small rooms"”

                  Central locations, very convienence acccess to all facilities,

                  This is not my first time staying at this hotel. The rooms is clean and provide me with the basic needs. The staff always serve with a smile which already make your day. Its is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu where you can access to all facilities such as shopping, eateries, pub, transportations, etc.. Strongly recommeded to friend who plan a trip to K.K.

                  Reviewed July 13, 2012

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Bartosz from Poland
                  Solo traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2012

                  Nice, cosy hotel in downtown of KK”

                  Convienient location in city center

                  It's a nice, cosy hotel on a busy street in Kota Kinabalu town center. Room was not too big, nor too small, just fine for a single traveller. Also, very clean and in good shape. One big drawback was thet they don't have wifi internet. They also don't serve breakfast. Another peculiarity was that room's walk in price was significantly lower compared to Agoda's one.

                  Reviewed September 11, 2012

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Abdul from Malaysia
                  Business traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2013

                  good for money”

                  Friendly, clean and cheap

                  Although for a night, I still preferred the Lai Lai hotel cos of their location and worth for money.

                  Reviewed August 05, 2013

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                  7.0
                  Very good
                  koh from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Twin
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2011

                  great hotel with nice location and nice services ”

                  selling point

                  lai lai hotel have a great location and nice services. but room seen a bit small and my room outside view was face with others building not a city view. however that room very clean.

                  Reviewed November 23, 2011

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  PATRICK from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2014

                  get what you paid for”

                  good location, clean and comfortable rooms, reasonably cheap

                  rooms are too small to accommodate 3 adults.(3 of us stayed in 1 room with twin beds + an extra thin old poly foam mattress...on the limited spaced floor + 2 bedsheets/1 acting as a blanket...eeek! but there were 2 pillows.) The hotel should not have publicised that they have rooms with + extra beds.

                  Reviewed October 13, 2014

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  david from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 14 nights in February 2012

                  A very clean hotel ...great value for money ”

                  Top location in the heart of Kota Kinabalu

                  i always stay in this hotel when i am in kk..i do not think its possible to find a better deal

                  Reviewed February 23, 2012

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                  6.0
                  Leung from Hong Kong SAR, China
                  Family with teens
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in April 2012

                  Can get better service with similar price”

                  Great location

                  We have booked 3 rooms in total but only 2 rooms are reserved. Luckily, they got a spare room so can quickly arrange another room for us but on a different floor. Staff were not that friendly, and seem to be impatient when asking about the service/direction. It is located on the main road, so rather difficult to find parking space nearby. Great location with convenience shop, bars, restaurants and body massage right next to the hotel. Rooms are clean but small. Overall it was okay, but I think you can easily get a better service with similar price.

                  Reviewed May 01, 2012

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Zulkarnaen from Malaysia
                  Solo traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2015

                  Location”

                  Location...near to restaurants...near to jeselton.the jetty

                  Clean...has an elevator...noisy because located near the road...some cars racing at midnight...but later than that it becomes quieter...i can live with that...maybe the price can be marked down a bit...

                  Reviewed October 05, 2015

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  maurice from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

                  yes nice hotel”

                  clean and tidy

                  i like that hotel as i stayed there before nice staff and clean rooms

                  Reviewed February 19, 2013

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  maurice from United States
                  Couple
                  Queen
                  Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

                  lovely hotel ”

                  it was nice and clean and staff very good

                  i was happy to find your hotel and will return again next year very good hotel and staff

                  Reviewed January 24, 2012

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                  7.0
                  Very good
                  JEAN from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Queen
                  Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

                  small and new hotel”

                  good location

                  i over nite at kk, this hotel price is ok not expensive, very near the shopping area (medeka area) . the hotel very new, so very clean but very small .

                  Reviewed February 23, 2012

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                  6.4
                  Good
                  Eljer from Singapore
                  Family with young children
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2018

                  Good”

                  I book the family queen room which stated online 1 double bed and 1 single bed..the reason I book the room because of my mother not feeling well..but by the time we arrive the hotel they only give us 1 queen bed..but on your online say 1 double bed and 1 single bed. I was not happy and we tell the hotel staff and they told us that this is not their problem instead it's agoda problem.check inn on 10 Sept 2018.

                  Reviewed September 18, 2018

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  Sim from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Twin
                  Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

                  Location location location”

                  Location, friendly staff, fast check in

                  Location is the best coz this hotel located in the town centre, walking distance to local restaurants and shopping malls. However, the room size is too small and the staff wont get ready the extra bed for you, they will simply put the mattress in the room, then you have to prepare for yourself.

                  Reviewed August 16, 2013

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                  6.0
                  hoi from Hong Kong SAR, China
                  Solo traveler
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                  standard hotel with a good location”

                  good location

                  average hotel with clean room. not impressed with the service. Receptionist cant very professional and I needed to ask them a good few times in order for them to answer my response. In the middle of the nite someone knocked my door say they have new toilet paper for my room. Noone help with the luaggage , staffs just sit there in the sofa using their phones or staring at me moving my luggage myself. But its not expensive so its a fair choice if u wanna stay in the city.

                  Reviewed January 01, 2013

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Leong from Brunei Darussalam
                  Couple
                  Queen
                  Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

                  nice cmfort budget but not sound proof”

                  friend staffs, location, bed.

                  The location was great as it nearby all good food places, major shopping mall and easy access to nearby pubs. The downside was the room not sound proof, we can heard a scooter passed by as if we just beside the street.

                  Reviewed July 26, 2013

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                  8.3
                  Excellent
                  Che from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Queen
                  Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

                  Perfect location, good comfort and decent price”

                  Location, cleanliness and pricing

                  Perfect location, good comfort and decent price

                  Reviewed December 22, 2014

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Norhaadiyah from Brunei Darussalam
                  Couple
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2011

                  great cheap hotel”

                  cheap and near burger king

                  the room was medium size,it was okay for the price.clean.

                  Reviewed January 11, 2012

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                  7.7
                  Very good
                  Kay from Malaysia
                  Couple
                  Queen
                  Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

                  Good Location”

                  Good location for tourist and foods

                  Good & reasonable hotel. Nice place with nearby resources.. foods etc.

                  Reviewed March 10, 2013

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  PATRICK from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2014

                  stop over hotel for a brief rest”

                  location, cleanliness, price

                  did'nt expect too much for the cheap price I paid.....noisy street especially at night as my room was facing the main road.

                  Reviewed October 31, 2014

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                  6.7
                  Good
                  PATRICK from Malaysia
                  Group
                  Queen
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2014

                  get what you paid for”

                  location, cleanliness, price

                  booked a triple room....but learnt on checking in that all rooms are small and have sleeping beds for 2 only: twins and doubles. The "extra" bed is a "soft foam thin mattress laid on the floor with an extra pillow...and 2 bedsheets... 1 of which acts as a blanket(was told) so..... which means, those who want to book a triple room should be aware of this.

                  Reviewed October 31, 2014

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