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7.4

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Very good location - 10 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
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Popular landmarks
Consulate of Indonesia 180 m
KK Times Square 250 m
Wawasan Plaza 260 m
South Bus Terminal 280 m
Police HQ 280 m
Imago Shopping Mall 330 m
Star City Mall 440 m
Airworld Travel & Tours 470 m
Daihatsu Api-api Centre 500 m
Weston Wetland Park 580 m
Nearby landmarks
Mamutik Island 730 m
Night Market 1.15 km
Sabah State Museum 1.16 km
Gaya Street Sunday Market 1.55 km
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 1.84 km
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 1.96 km
Manukan Island 7.61 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.92 km
Sapi Island 7.94 km
Poring Hot Springs 15.33 km
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

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Kasmah - March 1, 2020

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Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Costal, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Mamutik Island
Within 730 m of property

This property is in high demand!

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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
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Yoga room
  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.5 KM
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.7 km

Rooms available at Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
2 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Premier Double or Twin Room with Premier Lounge Access
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 66 m²/710 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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1-Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
1-Bedroom Deluxe Apartment
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • River view
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ming Garden Hotel and Residences?

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 Ming Garden Hotel and Residences?

A stay at Ming Garden Hotel and Residences 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, Ming Garden Hotel and Residences has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. 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 taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Ming Garden Hotel and Residences?

Ming Garden Hotel and Residences does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast choices was satisfactory."

    Nur

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    October 2, 2019

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "All staff were very friendly ."

    Noor

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    March 5, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very clean and friendly staff"

    Aluwi

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    March 11, 2020

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Room comfort score
7.9/10
Review score - United States
8.0/10
Room size
33 sqm.
Cleanliness score
7.9/10
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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
7,440 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.7
Location
7.4
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Ample parking clean room fast elevator.
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More about Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Kota Kinabalu, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences is the perfect choice. The excitement of the city center is only 0.5 KM away. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Consulate of Indonesia, KK Times Square, Wawasan Plaza.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Ming Garden Hotel & Residences is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping are just a few of the facilities that set Ming Garden Hotel & Residences apart from other hotels in the city.

600 rooms spread over 11 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, bathroom phone, slippers, separate living room, smoke detector can be found in selected rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage, pool (kids) to make your stay truly unforgettable. Ming Garden Hotel & Residences is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"Pro : Kids room and gym were amazing."

Kasmah

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March 1, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
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Buffet

Restaurants on site

Golden Dew Bistro
Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Local
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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7.7
Very good
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10.0
Exceptional
YAP from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

best business hotel in kk town”

New hotel with new furnitures and beautiful design of the room

Ming Garden Hotel & Residences welcomes you with warm Sabahan hospitality. Situated near the junction of several thoroughfares, our strategic location along the Coastal Highway allows fast access to Kota Kinabalu's central business, commercial and places of interest. Located within minutes from the airport, main bus terminal and jetty, this hotel is indeed the ideal choice of accommodation for business and leisure.

Reviewed February 16, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Vicky from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Convenient for the airport and excellent staff”

Friendly staff could not be more welcoming; nothing was too much trouble.

The staff at Ming Garden really make the hotel and I cannot speak highly enough of them. We felt that we were leaving friends at the end of our stay. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food; the breakfast selection in particular was extensive and very good and, as a vegetarian, I was pleased to find plenty of choices. We also had an evening meal in the restaurant and although we ate a la carte (which was excellent) we were very impressed by the buffet which was also available had we wished. As a very new hotel eveything is generally in good order; however, management will need to stay on top of maintenance and repairs as the finish is not especially good (e.g. very thin leather on some of the furnishings, so I noticed that a chair in the bar already had a small tear in it). Although the hotel cleanliness is superb, the counter top in our room was already marked by hot cups and I feel for the cleaners as there really is nothing that they could do to make it look any better. Over time I think this could contribute to the place looking prematurely shabby and worn. As I said though, currently it is immaculate and as long as care is taken to repair and replace as needed, then it may always look as good as it does at present. The hotel is not in the most scenic location, as the area is being developed at present. We were not affected by any building noise though. The hotel operates a regular shuttle into town, stopping at several of the main shopping malls, which is very helpful; however, a similar service to the airport would be particularly welcome. Especially as it's not far at all. I would also have liked a clock in the room, but this is a very small matter. All in all our stay was extremely pleasant. We would highly recommend Ming Garden and look forward to future visits.

Reviewed February 09, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
ERIC from United States
Couple
Premier
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

great hotel for an excellent price”

location, value, friendly staff

We stayed at the Ming Garden and the room condition and staff were just as good as the other hotels (both 5-star) we stayed at in Malaysia. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the service was excellent. In fact, the room alone was better than much higher priced (and smaller) rooms at resorts we stayed at. With resorts, you are paying a large premium for all of the extra facilities. If you are the type who spends most of the time away from the hotel area, then definitely stay at the Ming Garden. Besides the great staff and nice room, the location is also good (right next to Imago, KK's best shopping mall), too. We both felt like the Ming Garden was an excellent value overall.

Reviewed September 20, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Aidan from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in May 2012

Very modern and great 5 star level service”

Beautiful large modern rooms

my stay at the ming garden hotel was exquisite! i enjoyed every facete of my stay there from the quality, size, and cleanliness of the rooms to the hotel facilities including there amazing pool and gym. room service was 24 hrs and was an excellent mix of western and asian food. the breakfast buffett was high quality and extensive. the only small small issue was that the location is slightly out of walking distance to the city centre being about a five min taxi for about 10 myr which is not much but i do like waking up and walking where i want to go... the ming garden hotel offered excellent service and the staff were very friendly

Reviewed June 27, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
YAP from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

best business hotel in kk town”

New hotel with new furnitures and beautiful design of the room

this was my first time trying ming garden in kk. first step into their hotel, the greeting of staff makes you feel a warm welcome. moving up to the room, it was beautiful with all new furnitures and setting of the room. toilet amenities and shower was great after a long day of hard work. located 3 minutes drive away from kk town, ming garden is the place to be for a business traveler with hotel room equipped with high speed internet line for free

Reviewed February 16, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Marsilawati from Malaysia
Family with teens
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Ok lah..”

Foods,

On my trip to kk last school holidays, i stayed at 5 different hotels and i choose Ming Garden Hotel on the 2nd day, after Soluxe Hotel.The rate was quite expensive..but i saw a few of friends and relatives posted pictures and checked in to this hotel on fb.i didn't expect that the hotel was fully booked because i forgot to call and book.so i had to do online booking and didn't get the chance to enjoy my gov servant rate.the room is ok la..for breakfast, variety of foods serves and we had to taste them all because all of them looks nyummy.the only thing that dissappoint me was the swimming pool.i just get to learned how to swim..so i never had a swimming suits.but one of the staff at the pool told me that i can't get into the pool unless i wear the swimming suits.me and my mum went back to our room, packing, and check out early.

Reviewed January 07, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Richard from Canada
Family with teens
Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

Very New Hotel with pleasant staff”

Everything new, comfortable bed, amazing staff

we had a very enjoyable stay. comfortable rooms, conveniently located near the airport (less than 10 mins) for early morning flights. best buffet breakfast i've ever had...lots of choices; malay,indian,chinese/japanese and western. you won't want to leave the dining room!! comfortable pool area; covered bar area with super comfortable sofa-like seats;very breezy,nice view of the state mosque and surrounding area from the pool . excellent staff; if you're just thinking about the possibility of wanting something, they can almost sense it, and you'll find them right there waiting to help. there's just nothing negative to say about the ming garden. the hotel is a little away from the core of kk, but walkable. we trekked into town for lunch or dinner whenever we needed to. just 20 mins to the post office. the door men will be willing to hail a taxi for you, if you choose that alternative.

Reviewed January 10, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Iskandar from Singapore
Family with young children
Deluxe
Stayed 5 nights in May 2012

A 4 Star Hotel with A 5 Star Atmosphere!”

Nice deco, good staffs & clean environment

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights & we're happy with our choice to stay there. Throughout the stay, we went shoppings & sightseeings & we were really disappointed with the toilets at the malls (we have to pay) & other hotel toilets at their lobby. Ming Garden had the best & clean toilets & it's free! This is important for us as we have little chlidren. Shuttle bus service is also provided at the hotel to & fro certain shopping malls. The hotel is strategically located & easy for us to move around. Our kids look forward for breakfast meals as the hotel served varieties of food & delicious too. The pool area at the hotel is well maintained & safe for children. They even have playroom & gym around the area. We're happy to see our children happy! Will not hesitate to stay there again & would recommend those with children to stay there!

Reviewed June 10, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Ken from United States
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Excellent experience, even though only 1 night”

Efficiency of accommodating needs of numerous guests; excellence of breakfast; courtesy/efficiency of staff

We have everything good to say about Ming Garden. Circumstances caused us to make reservations last minute and for only one night, but it was efficiently handled. We experienced considerable difficulty with "directions" to drive to the hotel in our rental car, even though we telephoned the hotel for instructions, which staff politely provided but which we were unable to successfully navigate. If somehow directions could be made more specific, that would be good for one not using taxi or tour bus. Would recommend this excellent hotel and its staff to ANYONE.

Reviewed October 11, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Joanne from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Nice rooms and good breakfast buffet”

Nice clean rooms, good breakfast buffet, and friendly staff

My stay in Ming Garden Hotel was very pleasant. They have very friendly and helpful staff. They had a good variety of food in the breakfast buffet. The hotel looks fairly new so the rooms were very clean. It is near a shopping center where there is a grocery, pharmacy and fastfood eateries. They also offer a free shuttle service to town which is very helpful getting around the town.

Reviewed June 11, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Chung from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Value for Money City Stay”

Cleanliness, Spacious rooms, and Friendliness of staff

I have booked a room for 2 and somehow we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite due to high occupancy. We are very happy for that surprised arrangement. The location of the hotel is very near to the airport, and close to attractions such as Philippino Market and the newly launched mall, Imago. However, we were a little surprised with the hotel main entrance which looks more like a back entrance to me. The morning breakfast is wonderful with great variety with local and fusions. I will return to Ming Garden for my next visit to KK.

Reviewed June 30, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
SHIN from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Big, Clean, Excellent service”

This my first time staying in this hotel with my family. The most lucky thing is I actually book a standard room with 1 big bed. But at last, the hotel free upgrade me a big family room with 1 big bed +1 single bed for 3 of us. We are so lucky. Thanks for your kind consideration. The room is huge, with mini kitchen, dining table, also a dining room, two toilets, two bed room! The hotel actually is right opposite Imago shopping mall, but may need car to go, take about 10 minutes arrive. Well, around the hotel, within walking distance, there are no shops around. But grab car is around Kota Kinabalu, so no worries at all. I definitely will stay here again.

Reviewed June 13, 2019

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ming Garden Hotel & Residences! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I can only thank you for your feedback, to know that we were able to ensure your moments with us were memorable for all the right reasons is just truly wonderful! We hope to be able to welcome you back to Ming Garden Hotel & Residences in the not too distant future :) Best regards, Shauntay Dawn Communications Manager

Responded July 22, 2019
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
9.3
Exceptional
Christopher from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 8 nights in February 2013

Modern, clean, with very good service ”

Very nice modern rooms

A very nice hotel. I would give it 3 1/2 stars. The surrounding area has some development going on, which detracts from the areas beauty, but it is a 2 minute (although difficult 2 minute) walk from the main street with restaurants and bars. The rooms are good, the pool is nice, and the facilities at the hotel are not bad at all. They do an excellent morning buffet included in the price, and the service is very very good. The hotel is good for families. Kota Kinabalu is quite small anyway so getting around even by taxi is cheap at about 6USD to anywhere in the city. Though the hotel has a shuttle bus, though we never used it.

Reviewed February 20, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Cheree from United States
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Clean and modern hotel”

comfortable room and helpful staff

The Ming Garden Hotel is not too far from the airport and it is clean and modern. The room and bed were very comfortable and the hotel staff was helpful and spoke good English. The staff was very helpful and I would definetly stay at this hotel in the future. There is a very nice pool and the restraurant is also good.

Reviewed October 08, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Shamini from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great stay ”

A night stay at Ming Gardens was a sudden plan for us with 2 young kids as we were unhappy with the place we booked at kundasang yesterday. Therefore we had to turn back to kk d same day cancelling our stay in kundasang. 1st of all,the staff at d reception was so welcoming and friendly. We checked into the hotel at 10pm on 28th may and the check in procedure was so quick although the hotel had few buses of foreign tourists to check in. Breakfast buffet was fabulous too. Overall our stay was good although it was a short one.

Reviewed May 31, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and ratings! We appreciate your feedback on our services and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ming Garden Hotel & Residences soon! Thanks, Shauntay Dawn Communications Manager

Responded July 22, 2019
Ming Garden Hotel and Residences
8.0
Excellent
SUET from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2012

Best Concierge with a Heart!”

Concierge services with extra-mile!

One of the most notable comments for Ming Garden Hotel is the friendliness of the concierge team who provided us with all the info needed to explore Kota Kinabalu. They genuinely care for the travelers and extended the extra-mile to ensure that we are comfortable with our stay. A huge thank you for their warmness and hospitality.

Reviewed June 04, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Helnie from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Short break ”

Cozy , quiet and relax

3 night staying at Ming Garden Hotel is a good experience for me and hubby. A cozy and quiet.ideal vacation for those having a stress daily life. Nice swimming pool and mini gym. The room a bit smelly because of the carpet but overall it's clean.Friendly staff with a nice smile. We planning to come again to this place on the next holiday.

Reviewed October 23, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Nice value for your money”

Ming is located a mile or so from the downtown area, which can be very busy. You can easily shuttle, taxi or uber to downtown, harbour front, etc. There are many tour groups here from other Asian countries. They seem to visit in large groups and can be rather loud in common areas such as the hallways and restaurants. The staff at Ming is VERY friendly and helpful! This was my favorite part of staying there. The coffee is also quite tasty, and there's plenty of variety on the breakfast buffet (if you request it, the egg station will make you a nice omelette). Note that Ming is quite close to the airport - convenient but you do hear planes overhead at times. It's also walking distance to a nice mall. Overall, good value for the travelers' money.

Reviewed July 13, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Emma from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Lovely Stay”

we had an amazing 2 nights at Ming Garden Hotel. The staff went above and beyond at every part of the stay. We were upgraded upon check in, asked about bed preference and nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff. The only aspect which could improve their rating would be more pool loungers. We considered extending our stay after the high level of service.

Reviewed July 26, 2016
7.7
Very good
Jon from Philippines
Family with young children
Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

The staff were amazing”

The staff and the amenities

The hotel amenities were nice, perfect for relaxation and leisure. The pool was big enough for swimmers to do laps and the gym was never full of guests that you'd have to wait for your turn to use the equipment. The buffet breakfast was also good, although they barely changed anything from the banquet on our 3day stay but still not bad. The best part was the staff. We felt the warm welcome and their eagerness to make our stay very pleasant which it was. They took their time to explain to us the tourist spots and the rates, they always find a taxi that could fit all of us (we're a party of 6) and they extended help in every way they can especially the concierge. Kota kinabalu wasn't the best place I've ever been into but I couldn't say we didn't enjoy because our stay in Ming garden was amazing.

Reviewed September 09, 2014
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