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Housekeeping9
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7.3

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Very good location - 10 meters from city center
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Popular landmarks
Consulate of Indonesia 180 m
KK Times Square 240 m
Wawasan Plaza 260 m
Police HQ 280 m
South Bus Terminal 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 720 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 7.93 km
Sapi Island 7.94 km
Poring Hot Springs 15.33 km
Ming Garden Residence

"Second time staying at this hotel and still good as expected."

hjh - March 21, 2018
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Ming Garden Residence

Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Mamutik Island
Within 720 m of property
  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 82% of all properties in Kota Kinabalu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,449 Kota Kinabalu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.5 KM
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport5.7 km

Rooms available at Ming Garden Residence

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.7
2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Courtyard view
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1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Executive Suite
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The serviced apartment 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 Residence?

A stay at Ming Garden Residence also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the serviced apartment. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ming Garden Residence has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the serviced apartment. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kota Kinabalu with private transportation, the serviced apartment can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Ming Garden Residence?

Ming Garden Residence 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 Residence

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "Nice hotel and good location"

    sze

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    September 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Love this hotel very much."

    Joanne

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    January 2, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Cleanliness is good too."

    Francis

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    June 5, 2017

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Room comfort score
7.7/10
Room size
48 sqm.
Cleanliness score
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7.7/10
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Overall rating:
7.5
Very good
536 reviews
Cleanliness
7.7
Facilities
7.6
Location
7.3
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What travelers say they love:
Will come again during my stay in kk.
Joanne from Malaysia
Family with young children
More about Ming Garden Residence

More about Ming Garden Residence

Situated in Central Business District, Ming Garden Residence is the perfect place to experience Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.5 KM away, and it normally takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Ming Garden Residence, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, television to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage, pool (kids). Ming Garden Residence is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kota Kinabalu.

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Breakfast
27 mentions
Housekeeping
21 mentions
Internet
11 mentions
Swimming Pool
10 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"The parking space is very good."

Malai

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December 8, 2018

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Cleanliness7.7
Facilities7.6
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.7
Value for money7.6
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9.7
Exceptional
Raelene from Australia
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Lovely hotel ”

Shuttle bus into the city

i would recommend ming garden to everyone, the staff are helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the meals are lovely and the shuttle bus into the city is a great service too. the hotel is very quiet and it is so easy to get transport if you need it. ming garden was so good, we stayed twice in a week, once on our return from a wildlife tour. go on, spoil yourself.

Reviewed November 02, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Diane from Australia
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 6 nights in May 2012

Nice hotel but some problems”

New hotel, staff were very nice. room was nice with a few problems

We enjoyed our stay at Ming Garden but, looking at the map, it looks like it's just out of town but when you try to walk there, you need to cross many very busy roads and it was easier to catch a cab most of the time beacuse of this. Cost was 12 myr. The room was nice but we had an executive Suite but I'm not sure how this was any different from just a standard room. It did have a big fridge but it was not what I would class as a suite and definately not worth paying the extra money for. The shower was very big but the bathroom itself was so tiny you could barely turn around in it. You had to enter the bathroom and close the door to make any room. The staff were very nice especially one of the Concierge boys Hamizan who helped us extensivly with inforamtion and maps. The breakfast was excellent with many changes to the buffet each day so it never got boring even though we were there for 6 days.The pool was very nice too but unfortunately some parents are unable to control their children and a couple of times we had to leave the pool area because of screaming unruly children that the parents did nothing to stop. (Not the hotel's fault)

Reviewed June 05, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Dr from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

Comfortable and friendly Hotel”

Very friendly and helpful front office staff. Clean and very well lighted room. Easy access to the airport from the hotel.

I have experienced the hotel twice now and the staff were able to recognise me on my second stay. Check in and check out was efficient and in Kota Kinabalu this hotel has internet connection which is reliable. Telephone operators are friendly and reliable. Room service was reasonably priced and served efficently.

Reviewed November 26, 2013
6.7
Good
Stephen from United Kingdom
Family with teens
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

Pleasant New Year Break”

Competitively priced, reasonably good pool.

A 15 minute walk from central KK, the Ming Garden Residence is a reasonably comfortable and well appointed hotel. The rate was slightly cheaper than that of the central hotels. Whilst we were there the hotel was nearly filled to capacity; as such (and I suppose understandably) we experienced long waits and a lack of selection at breakfast. The queue for coffee everyday was worst; this could be avoided by getting rid of the fancy coffee machine that grinds the coffee beans, prepares your drink in front of your eyes then slowly pours it, all taking about 90 seconds, and simply having the waiters/waitresses put pots of coffee on the table as guests are seated (like the majority of hotels do). We booked a room with a king size bed and an extra bed for our daughter but when we arrived there were none of this room type available, so we were offered a twin room with an extra bed. By virtue of there already being 2 beds in the room we now didn't need, nor indeed did we have the extra bed. Despite asking if I could be refunded for the extra bed that we didn't have the Duty Manager said that he could not refund me. On a final note, though Housekeeping visited our room daily, the carpet was not vacuum cleaned throughout the 4 nights/5 days we were there (this was evident from the sand that my daughters shoes had left all over the place on our first day still being all over the place on our last day! All in all a satisfactory stay but the hotel could do so much better.

Reviewed January 19, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Herbert from Malaysia
Business traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Wonderful”

Clean, quiet, comfortable

The design of the room is perfect for business trip. I can have a short meeting at the living room in my room at noon and do some paper work in a very peaceful condition at night. Thank you for giving me a good stay at Kota Kinabalu.

Reviewed August 05, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Nur from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Apartment
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Best service given from Ming Garden Hotel!”

Family room Cleanliness Best

I'm very satisfied with my stay at Ming Garden Residence. Friendly staffs!

Reviewed March 06, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Abdullah from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

good and relaxing”

room, location and staff

good and very relaxing.They served with a very varienty brrakfast with choices of salad bread pastry etc.but it will be better if they can add on ala carte menu on breakfast choices. Maybe some french toast or omellete will be much better. Anyway it is still a plesent stay I had at Ming Garden Hotel. Thank you so much for the lovely stay.

Reviewed July 02, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Haq from Pakistan
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

My third stay in the hotel”

Buffet breakfast, clean room

this is the third time i stayed in ming garden. i like this hotel as the accommodation is quite good. their buffet breakfast is also quite good as there are a lot of options. the staff is quite nice and friendly.

Reviewed September 12, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Catherine from Australia
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Wonderful place to stay”

Pool, gym, breakfast

even though it is not directly in the heart of kk our stay at mings was fantastic. great breafast with many options available. the pool was lovely and great gym. rebecca at reception made our stay wonderful

Reviewed February 27, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Kant from Thailand
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

resonable price”

Big room, central located, free car park

If you hire a car. Ming garden is strongly recommend. You can go anywhere within 5-15 min. Staying in waterfront area is too noisy.

Reviewed September 10, 2013
7.0
Very good
Rhyssa from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

Great stay at Ming! ”

great staff!great service! easily accessible

I had a great experience at Ming. I booked there from the 21st of Feb till the 25th of the same month this year. The hotel offered tours, which made it easier for us instead of looking for a tour guide outside. All the tour guides were friendly and accommodating and the prices were affordable, so we booked all our tours through the hotel. It was also my first time to try river rafting and the tour guide helped us feel safe by giving us some tips and guiding all throughout the ride.

Reviewed July 13, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Mei from Malaysia
Couple
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Kota Kinabalu is a very small city nothing much ”

made by China, so so environment

Kota Kinabalu is a very small city nothing much , however if you like nature or island trips or mountains is a city of those who seek it

Reviewed December 18, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Sherlyn from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Never Judge a Hotel by its Exterior! ”

Clean and Modern and Swift Service!

Swift service, staff are of course friendly and the hotel itself is classy (although new and of course there are minor defects here and there) but overall, our stay was all "no complaints". Only 20 minutes (depending on traffic) to the airport and without traffic, it takes only 5 minutes to get to the airport. Located not too far from the waterfront where all the night spots, markets and most attractions are. Other than that, besides the service and location, room is clean, and one thing that we were impressed, in the middle of the day, housekeeping will do their rounds again to clean bathroom again after room has been made. Food is good too, try their Hearty Burger.

Reviewed January 28, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Haq from Pakistan
Business traveler
1 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Great location, good service and affordable”

Clean and new room, big parking

the hotel is quite new so the rooms are clean. for the price, one bedroom is quite spacious. if they have bathtub then it will be a perfect. nevertheless, i will highly recommend this hotel.

Reviewed September 12, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Adrian from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Exceptional Service”

Booked the normal room with 1 Double Bed, no Breakfast option (can't remember the room type though) but unfortunately when we arrived in the evening, only the rooms with 2 single bed option were available. Reception staff immediately gave us a complimentary upgrade to Junior Suite (still no Breakfast option but we never wanted that anyway) on the spot. This hotel has always been a favourite and this exceptional service just adds to the reason of why we love staying here.

Reviewed December 31, 2017
7.7
Very good
Rayzal from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Love the hotel,the room is super nice and clean”

Bathroom,bed,location

The best hotel i ever stayed in kota kinabalu so far

Reviewed December 14, 2014
6.7
Good
Hui from Malaysia
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

It was better than what we expected.”

The breakfast was great, with a wide selection of food.The hotel is very near to the airport. There are shuttle buses to the city.

Overall, our stay was very pleasant. We got a pretty good deal from Agoda. We're a group of 5 with one 4 yr old kid. We stayed in their 2 bedroom residence. We got ourselves an extra bed to fit in 5 of us cuz the bed in the common room was rather small and could only sleep one person whereas the master bedroom's bed could sleep 3. There were two bathroom, one at the living room and the other inside the master bedroom. We had free breakfast every morning and the food is good, highly recommended! Be sure to try out their spa and massage, superb!

Reviewed June 10, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Annette from Netherlands
Couple
Superior Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

perfect hotel, perfect service”

nice room, very good breakfast, service always with a smile

It is only 20 minutes walking to the centre. It is our second time in Sabah; we love it. This hotel is perfect for a good price; buffet breakfast and dinner handy and good. One evening a la carte and that was amazing!!!

Reviewed February 24, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
Francis from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior Apartment
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Overall excellent with minor (not so much of an) issues”

Its a proper hotel that's for sure. 1. Value for money, yes, no doubt about this. 2. Location is great, that is if you have your own transport. Its just opposite the new KK Times Square mall BUT you can't really get there on foot as the nearest crossing is some distance away. You can always catch a cab which is an abundant of them waiting at the front entrance all day long. Its near the airport, the beach and its only 5-10 mins drive to the town centre. 3. Cleanliness is good too. 4. Its a bit noisy when there are other guests at the corridor chatting away how their day went. 5. Breakfast is great too. Its really really complete with tonnes of choices. Its probably due to because the hotel has a high occupancy rate.

Reviewed June 05, 2017

Thank you for taking your time to review on our property. It is very heartwarming to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very delighted and thankful for all the comments and compliments that you have given. We will continue to improve to serve better. Hope that you will still choose to stay with us next time you visit Kota Kinabalu.

Responded June 06, 2017
Ming Garden Residence
7.7
Very good
Kirby from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Affordable and comfortable”

Centrally located, affordable, new design

Room is clean, new comfy design and big TV. It is centrally located and nearby airport, 10mins away. Overall, it's value for money and good service. Hotel is with all amenities and staff performance above average. Even MAS staff are staying here, its a great quality assurance check as the airlines wont appoint below average hotel for its staff. Definately will stay again.

Reviewed November 07, 2013
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