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Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
Highly rated by guests – 92% would recommend
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9.1

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Handicraft Market 40 m
Starbucks 100 m
Night Market 120 m
Vals Bundle Shop 140 m
Times Books & Magazines 150 m
Mega Laundry - Kampung Air 150 m
Mega Laundry - Sinsuran 160 m
Filipino Market Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 160 m
Warisan Square 160 m
Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront 180 m
Nearby landmarks
Night Market 120 m
Mamutik Island 590 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 630 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 880 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 1.04 km
Sabah State Museum 2.14 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.66 km
Sapi Island 7.68 km
Manukan Island 7.85 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.76 km
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

"Hotel buffet for Lunar New Year Eve was yummy and lots to choose from."

Yong - January 29, 2020
Vista Twin Sea View, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s) Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
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Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Night Market
Within 120 m of property
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First aid kit
  • 930 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

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Cheaper than 80% of all properties in Kota Kinabalu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,449 Kota Kinabalu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.100 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.4
Presidential Suite, Club lounge access, Sea view, High floor
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  • Room size: 168 m²/1808 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Duplex Suite, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Bi-level Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Le Meridien Suite Vista, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Le Meridien Suite, Club lounge access, 1 King, City view
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Club Urban, Club lounge access, Guest room, City view
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Club Vista, Club lounge access, Guest room, 1 King, Sea view
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Club Vista, Club lounge access, Guest room, Sea view
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Club Urban, Club lounge access, Guest room, King, City view
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Le Meridien Suite Urban, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 84 m²/904 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Loft Suite, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Bi-level Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM. 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 Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu?

Le Méridien 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 with the additional charge of 175 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 Le Méridien 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, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 5 MYR per day. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered 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.

What is the smoking policy at Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu?

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

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What people love about Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Hotel location is very convenient, room was comfortable."

    Marycris

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    May 26, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very near to Centrepoint, very strategic place."

    Hj

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    December 29, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "It has one of the best Seaview from the room."

    Yong

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    January 29, 2020

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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Location score
9.0/10
Couples review score
8.5/10
Room size
60 sqm.
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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
3,237 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
The room was nicely decorated and all the things worked well...
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More about Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

More about Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu

This ultra elegant hotel, featuring newly refurbished rooms, situated in the downtown area, is within walking distance to the commercial district. Guests will enjoy an easy walk to a vast selection of historic, cultural, and commercial areas as well as the business and financial centers. The hotel also provides immediate access to some the most pristine beaches in Malaysia in addition to professional golf courses. The hotel also boasts magnificent city views, alluring vistas of Mount Kinabalu, and panoramas of the South China Sea. Four unique restaurants serve a vast compilation of fine cuisines in a refined atmosphere perfect for intimate meetings or business dinners. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Hotel is a luxurious venue that offers opulent surroundings, amazing views, and unfettered city access.

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Housekeeping
71 mentions
Internet
60 mentions
Breakfast
59 mentions
Food & Dining
46 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Serving staffs are polite and welcoming with smiles."

Yong

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Food and dining

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Vegetarian
Full English/Irish
Gluten-free

Restaurants on site

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Cuisine:Asian, International, Local
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
Favola Italian Restaurant
Cuisine:Italian
Menu:Buffet
Latitude 05
Cuisine:French, International, Local
Menu:Buffet
Azure Pool Bar & Cafe
Cuisine:French, International, Local
Menu:Buffet

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8.5
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Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Vista King Sea View, Guest room, 1 King, Sea view
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Great luxury hotel near waterfront and nightlife”

Really nice luxury hotel in walking distance to near the waterfront and nightlife. Level 14 has a nearly opened rooftop sky bar which would be probably the best location in Kota Kinabalu. There is also a special private club lounge on level 14 which is worth the daily upgrade if you take advantage of the amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner buffers and drinks. The hotel feels brand new and there was lots to see and explore within the complex. The pool on Level 2 is great relief to avoid the day time heat. The daily night market and other markets are very close by which are worth visiting to see more of the real Kota Kinabalu culture. We highly recommend this hotel for couples, groups and for business conferences. We attended a Wedding dinner on Level 3 and the service and atmosphere were excellent.

Reviewed September 23, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Suzanne from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2010

Excellent choice!”

Spacious and clean room, convenient location, excellent view, great sunset viewing from pool and bar. Good cocktails.
I was only there for one night, but I have no criticisms except that it was a little difficult to figure out where all the dining options were located. That could have just been us, though. Everything was lovely.

My husband and I came into Kota Kinabalu 2 days earlier than expected and stayed at another hotel until our reservation at Le Meridien. We were eager to leave the other hotel, so we checked out early and headed to Le Meridien. Reception was courteous in informing that the room was not ready yet (we didn't expect it to be because we were a few hours early), but they would be happy to take our luggage so we could have a drink in the lounge while we waited. After a few excellent cocktails and a snack we were able to check in with no delay. The suite was superb and we were extra delighted that we had a view of the harbour and the night market across the street. We only regretted that we hadn't know to make the reservation for the two days before.

Reviewed January 13, 2010
9.3
Exceptional
Poh from Singapore
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in December 2009

excellent hotel!”

Clean rooms; spacious and comfortable. Excellent pool with a good layout.
Internet access could have been given to all rooms.

The Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu was an excellent choice for my family. With good value for money. Located in a central place with easy access to the city, wharf and shopping centres. Rooms were spacious and clean, with prompt service from the concierge and other services. Staff were polite and attentive, willing to accede to special requests for Christmas (with regards to their donation drive for charity). An excellent hotel and would definitely go back there.

Reviewed May 04, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
Yong from Malaysia
Group
Vista Twin Sea View, Guest room, 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Family trip”

It is a must stay hotel in Kota Kinabalu for family trip. Hotel provide a first class service (concierge, reception, room service, food &beverages), friendly staffs and hospitality. It has one of the best Seaview from the room. Basically you can spend the whole day in the room while enjoying sunrise to sunset! Hotel buffet for Lunar New Year Eve was yummy and lots to choose from. Serving staffs are polite and welcoming with smiles. It has a very nice view when visiting the rooftop in a pleasant day. Definetly recommended to friends and relatives who would like to have a well earned holiday in Kota Kinabalu. Thank you for your excellent service!

Reviewed January 29, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
DENISE from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in November 2009

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu”

Spacious and clean rooms, good size TV and selection of channels. Friendly staff. Great position.
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Enjoyed our stay at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. Could not fault any aspect of the 3 night stay. Even gave us two interconnecting rooms without asking. Friendly staff always willing to do extra, e.g. gave us a late check out when requested and supplied a letter for insurance when bag handle broke on arrival at hotel. Hotel room was clean and spacious with good selection of toiletries. Service and food at breakfast was of a high quality. Fast elevators that work! Great position close to shopping centres (Centrepoint was great for shopping) and many good restuarant choices nearby. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed November 30, 2009
9.2
Exceptional
Sandra from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

A relaxing oasis in KK”

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, and hope to be able to stay there again on another occasion. The Meridien is conveniently located along the waterfront, is close to many eateries of all sorts and also next door to the Centrepoint Mall. -- In terms of facilities, the hotel offers everything one would need; comfortable rooms, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, a clean refreshing pool and thoroughly professional staff. -- For dinner, try the Korean restaurant across the road (you can see it on your left as you exit the hotel) OR go to Kohinoor Indian Restaurant on the Waterfront.

Reviewed September 11, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Sandra from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Perfect for relaxing”

Le Meridien in Kota Kinabalu is an efficiently-run hotel, perfect for a relaxing stay. Although the price I paid per night was rather steep, at least the hotel delivered all they promised. The room was spacious, fully-appointed and sported the most wonderfully comfortable bed. The included buffet breakfast offered a wide variety of tasty food. In addition, the pool was clean and wonderfully refreshing. -- I would definitely consider staying there again.

Reviewed September 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
NURFARAH from Malaysia
Family with young children
Urban King City View, Guest room, 1 King, City view
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

The location very strategic. The facilities very satisfied. The staff are very helpful. Love it!”

We like to stay this hotel because it very near to Jamilah Jewellery and Pasar Kraftangan (Souviner). Just take around 5 minute only. Besides, near to the Night market and others attractive places such as Sabah State Museum, Signall Hill Observatory and Atkinson Tower. When you stay here, you can see the wonderful view of Kota Kinabalu town from your room. Such amazing experience. Thanks Le Mèridian!

Reviewed December 10, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2009

Relaxing stay in a great environment”

Quite luxurious for a reasonable price. Great breakfast with variations each day. Big rooms, very comfortable. Nice pool. Great central location.
Noisy on one side of the hotel due to Rumba night club on the ground floor. Pricey drinks at the pool - even with promotions.

Excellent stay at the Kota Kinabalu Meridian. Really enjoyed our 3 nights there. Felt like we were staying somewhere nice and meant we could relax. The pool was enjoyable and usually very quiet. The breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day. Only complaint was the very noisy room when we arrived. We were on the 5th floor up but on the same side of the hotel as the night club downstairs and the music was far too loud in the room - we could hear the words of the music not just the 'thump thump'. Phoned to get moved (11.30pm) and we were moved to a lovely sea view room down one floor within 30 minutes which was quiet! Pleased with the way it was dealt with. We didn't have to go to the airport till mid afternoon so checked out and then went to the pool which was no problem. All in all a very enjoyable stay and we hope to go back.

Reviewed November 05, 2009
9.0
Exceptional
Yi from Malaysia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Lovely sea view from hotel”

Seafood restaurant

Good location with nice sea view. We are enjoy and relax for holiday. Beside this, Le Meridien hotel is heart of city and 20 minutes to airport. It very convenience to go shopping around. The breakfast provided also good and satisfy. The staffs of Le Meridien kota Kinabalu hotel is very welcome and friendly. I will introduce to my friend to stay at this hotel.

Reviewed November 16, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
M from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

a good hotel to stay in Kota Kinabalu”

Le Meridien is one of the perfect places to stay in Kota Kinabalu. The location is at the city center making it accessible to the night market and famous Philippine Market. The hotel is also surrounded by a mall in case you forgot to bring your basic amenities during traveling. Public transport is also easy to get. The hotel facilities are complete e.g. fitness center, free wifi, variety breakfast options and etc.

Reviewed January 07, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
Ruth from Australia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in August 2009

Wonderful spacious rooms”

Great rooms Helpful reception and concierge
Airconditioning very cold in the main restaurant Doors to rooms are heavy so there is a lot of noise when doors in the same corridor close. Our room was beside a staff utility room so we got abit of noise late at night

Le Meridien in Kota Kinabalu is perfectly situated in the centre of town opposite the handicraft market and boardwalk restaurants. Views from the front of the hotel are of the South China see and the Abdul Tamal Island National Park while views from the back overlook a typical Malaysian town and Mt Kinabalu's peak in the distance, the highest mountain in SE Asia.

Reviewed September 01, 2009
10.0
Exceptional
Harry from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Memorable”

It was a short but sweet 3-night stay with my 2 kids. My daughter, who flew in from Singapore to meet us mad it even more special. Great bonding time in the perfect hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Special mention goes to concierge Mr. Dino Raquiza who never fails to make sure we are okay and always smiling and ready assist our every need, no matter how small. Hats off Le Meridien! We'll definitely be back!!

Reviewed March 29, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Sonia from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Thankful ”

Not sure

Due to a very unfortunate incident at the airport, my fiancé and I could not proceed to stay at le meridian . However although it was a non refundable booking, they have agreed to refund 50% off the original amount to ease the pain of what had happened to is upon arrival to kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed April 05, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
YihEn from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Great location in town”

good service

The hotel in the mid town of kota kinabalu, very near to shopping complex, sunday market in gaya street, philipines market and also many tasty food around the hotel. Very conveinience if you are go for business trip, the banking transaction can be done by very easily because it surrounded by many bank ie public, alliance, standard chartered, hong leong, HSBC, cimb....

Reviewed November 14, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Nuraini from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Nice hotel, worth it”

Best experience with friendly and professional staffs

Arrived and checked in and the reception staff gave a very pleasant welcome and thumbs up for all of the staff because of the professionalism. The most important thing that I love about the hotel is that we are treated with well mannered and smile, full of courtesy. Keep it up guys. Will look forward to have another trip to Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed November 14, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Chun from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2009

A short term stay”

I liked most of all is the morning breakfast
Getting transport to mount kinabalu base.

This is a great choice if you are in Kota Kinabalu for a short term stay.It is chean,smart and excellent value for money.Location is good,staff are friendly.It was great staying at Le Meridien as agoda made it easy to book on line and still enjoy the special price.

Reviewed December 30, 2009
8.4
Excellent
Sharmini from Singapore
Family with teens
Club Vista, Club lounge access, Guest room, 1 King, Sea view
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Excellent”

While the hotel is generally slightly dated, the rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the facilities were sufficient. The rooms were also large and spacious and the hotel itself is in an excellent location. The staff were very friendly, efficient and accommodating. At the buffet breakfast, when they realised my family was vegetarian, they asked if we required them to specially prepare something additional to what was was already available. If I were to go back Kota Kinabalu, Le Meridien would my choice again.

Reviewed December 22, 2018
8.3
Excellent
WONG from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2009

A good hotel which is worth to stay”

Good location, pleasant services, clean and tidy room, big room
internet is a bit slow, especially at night time

Le Meridien is located in the city centre which is proximity to handicraft market, KK esplanade, Warisan Square, Centre Point. The room is big, clean and tidy. I stayed for 2 nights on 27-29 Oct 2009 and booked a superior room with reasonable price which incl. bfast and free internet, and seaview. Although the swimming pool is not big, the male changing room is equipped with jaccuzzi, sauna (both steam and dry). I will definitely stay again and recommend everybody to stay when travelling Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed November 06, 2009
9.0
Exceptional
MOHD from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Real 5-star experience”

Strategic Location, Helpful & Very Friendly Staffs, The Best decor in any hotel I've been in Kota Kinabalu

I've been visiting KK for several times because of work, but this is my first time I tried Le Meridien. Maybe due to better offers by other 5-star hotels perhaps. But I'd to say the moment I step into the lobby I was really impressed; this is how a 5-star hotel should be. The staffs are really helpful and awesomely friendly; even though I'm in a business suit they still treat me like I'm special. The room is spacious, tidy, plentiful of bottled water. Just a bit comment here; the TV remote's button is giving away perhaps, because I need to press it really hard for me to change the channel. And if you may, please provide a comb as well. The breakfast buffet also I can one of the best I had in hotels at KK. There are bountiful choices, the taste is good. I can't suggest for more; except more food here hahaha! Location wise, for me Le Meridien is located at the most strategic area in KK. Almost everything is within the walking distance. Overall, I'm really happy and impressed with Le Meridien. Definitely I'd recommend and would return again (if the offer is good hehe).

Reviewed December 07, 2015
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