Mandarin Hotel
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8.7Excellent

2,529 reviews

2,529 reviews

Location 9.2
Service 9.2
Cleanliness 8.7
Value for money 8.6
Room comfort and quality 8.3
Facilities 7.8
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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Sunday market
40 m
Dataran Desoka
50 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market
60 m
Atkinson Clock Tower
90 m
City Park
140 m
Popular landmarks
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
350 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform
470 m
Night Market
550 m
Mamutik Island
830 m
Sabah State Museum
2.5 km
Closest landmarks
Teksi Car Park
120 m
Net Access
120 m
Main Post Office
200 m
Pos Malaysia Car Park
210 m
Sabah Court House
260 m

Mandarin Hotel

No. 138 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88820 - 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.

Highlights

Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

70 meters to Gaya Street Sunday Market

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

This property is in high demand!

7 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.6
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Mandarin Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

standard superior
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Standard Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single Room
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe No Window
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Room No Window
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Single Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Superior Room With Window
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What public parks are in close proximty of Mandarin Hotel?

While residing at Mandarin Hotel, enjoy your early morning or evening wander at nearby park which include City Park, Sembulan River Park, and Likas Sport Leisure Park.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Mandarin Hotel?

Mandarin Hotel's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 7 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

Is a refundable security deposit needed upon check-in at Mandarin Hotel?

Mandarin Hotel will require a security deposit upon check-in. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

How many rooms does Mandarin Hotel have?

Mandarin Hotel has a total of 81 rooms.

What was the average room rate for Mandarin Hotel been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Mandarin Hotel in the past month is 145.59 MYR, compared to city's average of 207.67 MYR.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Mandarin Hotel's food?

65.0% of our verified guest evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Mandarin Hotel down in the review.

What is the average rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Mandarin Hotel?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Mandarin Hotel an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to Mandarin Hotel?

Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Mandarin Hotel an average rating of 8.8. You can look up on more descriptive customer testimonials, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What do local visitors think about Mandarin Hotel?

Verified local travelers that have stayed at this property have given Mandarin Hotel an average rating of 9.1. You can look up on more descriptive customer evaluations, and responses for this property down in the review section.

What dining places are nearby Mandarin Hotel?

Mandarin Hotel’s neighborhood is Central Business District which includes favorite restaurants such as Nook Cafe.

What time is check-in and check-out at Mandarin 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 time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Mandarin Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff and clean room"

    david

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    July 13, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Hotel's rooms are clean."

    BOONPOH

    |

    July 3, 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Nice location"

    Hawming

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    July 12, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 2,070 Kota Kinabalu properties
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
9.2/10
Service score
9.2/10
Better than
98
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
95
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
Better than
93
%
of Kota Kinabalu properties
More about Mandarin Hotel

More about Mandarin Hotel

Mandarin Hotel

Mandarin Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu. Experience an urban escape in Kota Kinabalu with a stay at Mandarin Hotel, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
Mandarin Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring Kota Kinabalu even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Mandarin Hotel is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms. The hotel also offers bottled water and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Reasons to stay here

Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.
This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 93% of competition within the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

133 mentions

Food & Dining

19 mentions

Breakfast

17 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Room service
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

No. 138 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88820
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports
  • Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    7.2 km
  • Labuan Airport (LBU)
    119.3 km
Public transportation
  • South Bus Terminal
    1.4 km
  • Tanjung Aru Railway Station
    4.5 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Klinik Kesihatan Ibu dan Anak Pekan
    280 m
Shopping
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    60 m
Convenience store
  • Orange 24 Hours
    140 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    70 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    60 m
  • Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
    350 m
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform
    470 m
  • Night Market
    550 m
  • Mamutik Island
    830 m
  • Sabah State Museum
    2.5 km
  • Sapi Island
    8.0 km
  • Manukan Island
    8.4 km
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    8.5 km
  • Poring Hot Springs
    14.2 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Sunday market
    40 m
  • Dataran Desoka
    50 m
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market
    60 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower
    90 m
  • Teksi Car Park
    120 m
  • Net Access
    120 m
  • City Park
    140 m
  • Milimewa Superstore
    140 m
  • Milimewa
    150 m
  • General Post Office
    190 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.

Children 0-6 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
  • A security deposit of MYR 100 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • Free Transportation from hotel to airport start as 7am - 5pm daily.
  • 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 rooms 81

Reviews of Mandarin Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
Location9.2
Service9.2
Cleanliness8.7
Value for money8.6
Room comfort and quality8.3
Facilities7.8
High score for Kota Kinabalu
Rating
9+ Exceptional (684)
8-9 Excellent (219)
7-8 Very Good (215)
6-7 Good (56)
<6 Below Expectation (79)

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10.0
Exceptional
Afidah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Exceptional”

My favourite hotel in KK.. Thanks to reception for upgrade my room, very friendly staff, clean & tidy room. Near to Api-api night Market(Friday & Saturday), Gaya street sunday market, Wisma Merdeka, Suria Sabah & Todak Waterfront.. Best location at center town. Good value for money🫰🏻

Reviewed December 26, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
jiao from China
Family with young children
Deluxe No Window
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Good service and good location”

Stayed in this hotel for a total of 8 days. Originally booked the famous 63 hotel for only 3 days due to late reservation, and the British colonial style Jaisalmerton for 2 days. The Wenhua hotel I booked was a windowless room, so I didn't have high expectations, but the result was very satisfying. Since I arrived early, they tried their best to let me check in if there were available rooms. There is a dedicated doorman at the entrance, and all the staff at the front desk will greet you as you pass by. There is a staff member who can speak Chinese and will try to help you as much as possible, and will proactively inform you about nearby places to eat and exchange money. Although the windowless room is small, it is equipped with an air purifier, so there is no need to worry about air quality. The hotel also provides a laundry service, which is very user-friendly. Just call the front desk and a staff member will come to pick up the clothes and hang them on the rooftop. The clothes will be returned to the room in the afternoon, which is convenient and can also kill bacteria with UV light. The staff also cleaned the room every day without disturbing us, and it was very tidy, making us feel very happy. The other two hotels I stayed at were both worse in terms of cleanliness and more expensive than this one. If you don't care about the luxury and size of the hotel, I recommend staying at this hotel. It is very convenient for dining, located next to Jalan Alor. It is a 3-minute walk to Yifeng Tea House and a 5-minute walk to the Durian Market under the Sky Bridge. There is also a pharmacy and a small supermarket nearby. During the Chinese New Year, there are performances and markets under the Durian Sky Bridge, which is very lively. It is a 10-minute walk to Yau Kee Xin Kee Bak Kut Teh and Prince Coconut. It is also within walking distance to Mid Valley Mall, Sungei Wang Plaza, and Pacific Mall for currency exchange, dining, and shopping. You can also walk to the Philippines Market and the local seafood market. If the weather is not hot, you can also walk for fifteen minutes to reach Big Chili, so this hotel is the king of cost performance.

Reviewed January 31, 2020
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10.0
Exceptional
Osman from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Located at the heart of City”

Surrounded by visitors attraction specially the Gaya street Night market.

Reviewed February 04, 2023

Hello Mr. Osman.. we are waiting you to come back. Feel free to come again. Thank you

Responded March 15, 2023
Mandarin Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
SANTIAGO from Brunei Darussalam
Family with young children
standard superior
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Great place to stay, very clean and near to restaurants”

Highly recommendable place to stay , staff are friendly and helpful, rooms are very clean, very near to places to eat.

Reviewed December 31, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Hsiao-Yun from Taiwan
Group
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2023

Exceptional”

Location very good. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Reviewed February 22, 2023

Thank you sir. Its an honor to serve you better. please come again

Responded March 15, 2023
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