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Pantai Inn

"TV channel, bathroom shower and hot water is good."

kong - March 7, 2020
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Pantai Inn

57 Jalan Pantai, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Gaya Street Sunday Market
Within 90 m of property
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Popular landmarks
City Park 80 m
Dataran Desoka 80 m
Sunday market 80 m
Gaya Street Sunday Market 90 m
Milimewa Superstore 100 m
Net Access 120 m
Milimewa 130 m
General Post Office 130 m
Atkinson Clock Tower 150 m
Main Post Office 150 m
Nearby landmarks
Gaya Street Sunday Market 90 m
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque 350 m
Signal Hill Observatory Platform 490 m
Night Market 510 m
Mamutik Island 840 m
Sabah State Museum 2.5 km
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 7.95 km
Sapi Island 7.97 km
Manukan Island 8.33 km
Poring Hot Springs 14.23 km
8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

Cheaper than 87% of all properties in Kota Kinabalu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,449 Kota Kinabalu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.8 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Pantai Inn

Twin
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Junior
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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Junior Suite (Window)
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    Twin Two Double Beds
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      Standard Queen Room(With Breakfast)
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        Junior Suite
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          2 Beds
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Pantai Inn?

            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 Pantai Inn?

            Pantai Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Pantai Inn 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, Pantai Inn has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. 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 Pantai Inn?

            Pantai Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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            What people love about Pantai Inn

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "Hot spots area with good facilities."

              Azrizal

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              October 20, 2019

            • 9.2
              Exceptional

              "Me and my gf enjoyed staying here."

              Mohd

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              March 8, 2020

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Overall are very good stay."

              Shahme

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              January 2, 2020

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            Location score
            8.9/10
            Room comfort score
            7.2/10
            Couples review score
            8.0/10
            Room size
            20 sqm.
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            Overall rating:
            7.9
            Very good
            1,489 reviews
            Cleanliness
            7.8
            Facilities
            7.2
            Location
            8.9
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            What travelers say they love:
            The hotel is worth for money and clean.
            KAI from Malaysia
            Family with older children
            More about Pantai Inn

            More about Pantai Inn

            Situated in Central Business District, Pantai Inn is the perfect place to experience Kota Kinabalu and its surroundings. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.8 km away, and it normally takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Dataran Desoka, Gaya Street Sunday Market, General Post Office within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

            Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Pantai Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

            All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Pantai Inn is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kota Kinabalu.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping
            78 mentions
            Food & Dining
            17 mentions
            Internet
            16 mentions
            Breakfast
            7 mentions

            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Room is clean and room size is average."

            HAN

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            September 23, 2019

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            Asian

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            Reviews of Pantai Inn from real guests

            Overall rating
            7.9
            Very good
            From 1489 reviews
            8.9Location
            8.1Value for money
            7.9Service
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            Rating via Agoda7.9
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            10
            Cleanliness7.8
            Facilities7.2
            Location8.9
            Room comfort and quality7.2
            Service7.9
            Value for money8.2
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Janaver from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

            Amazing hotel and staff!!!”

            We arrived here around past 8PM. Receptionists Rani and Stallone welcomed us. They are very accommodating and attentive to our needs (all the staff are nice actually! My bad for not getting all their names). I'm glad that they were able to provide all our requests without any hesitations. Room is super clean! I am very particular with the bathroom cleanliness and they didn't disappointed us. Although the sliding door is a bit weird 'coz you can't close the toilet and shower at the same time but not a big deal! We booked a twin room and the size is perfect for 2 people. WIFI is stable and fast. Design of the room is cozy and relaxing. Good job for refurbishing the hotel after 20 years of operation - for your info guys! ;) Location is excellent. Well all in all, our experience was beyond our expectation! Kota Kinabalu is such a beautiful place with beautiful people. Would definitely come back! Thank you Pantai Inn for the great time!!!

            Reviewed February 19, 2018
            9.7
            Exceptional
            JENNY from Philippines
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in July 2013

            i am a satified guest...will definitely go back!”

            cleanliness, friendly staff, accessibility to airport

            superb!I will definitely visit Kota Kinabalu again and will surely stay again in Pantai Inn because, first, its very reasobaly priced, second, it is bery accessible to and from the airport, and of course, they have a friendly staff! I have also informed my friends because i want them to experience the experience i had during my stay in Kota Kinabalu. Can't wait to visit again!

            Reviewed August 05, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Wayning from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

            average level hotel but is a bit old”

            in town area

            is not a modern hotel, consider clean (at least no dust, no insect). but look old and grey. provided tv (but connection is a little bit poor for some channel). dislike their basin, hot n cold water tap is separate. but is fine with the shower tap. location is in centre of the town. service is good. receptions are friendly. ground floor is link with a seafood restaurant. (but is a risk too. in the 2nd night, is a small fire accident from the restaurant, mnake the fire alarm ring for 5mins, smoky through the ground floor) price is acceptable but i found another more valuable hotel which near with pantai inn. (is about same price but is more high class)

            Reviewed January 11, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Su from Malaysia
            Group
            Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            Best hotel for best price (renovated hotel)”

            It was a very nice stay for a very affordable price. The room is small but clean and tidy, has hot shower, clean bed, nice staff and good location (. I dont think there's any hotel out there that provide rooms like this with this kind of price. Value for money! There's only one thing to improve, I hope they can add more movie channel and fix the movie channel with clearer view.. Anyway, it's excellent.. It's my second stay here and thank you to Pantai Inn!

            Reviewed September 23, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Jobetha from Philippines
            Group
            Twin
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

            Pantai Inn is a value hotel and so much more”

            Pantai Inn is conveniently located -- near kopitiams, ATMs, convenience stores and a supermarket. It's walking distance to a lot of tourist spots -- the boardwalk, the Pillars of Sabah, Gaya Sunday market, among others. The staff are friendly and accommodating, allowed us to check in early. The hotel also has a water dispenser so you can refill your tumblers -- very economical and environment-friendly. The bathroom sliding door is a bit awkward because you cannot use the bathroom and toilet at the same time. But otherwise, highly recommended.

            Reviewed November 12, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Adrian from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018

            Newly Refurbished & Excellent Hotel !”

            This hotel has the best location in town. So many restaurants nearby to choose and dined in. Shopping malls are also a short distance walk from the hotel. The hotel staff was polite & friendly. Room & toilet was very clean, air conditioner was in tip top condition. Water dispenser can be found on every floor, such a convenient !! Highly recommended hotel and will visit again on my my next trip to Kota Kinabalu soon.

            Reviewed July 29, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            vikki from Brunei Darussalam
            Family with teens
            Junior
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            Comfortable stay..good location ”

            Pantai Inn is located in the heart of Gaya street (next to Thien Thien restaurant) with access to many nice restaurants. It was only a few minutes walk from the bus stop where we took the bus to Brunei and around 10 minutes to Suria Sabah mall. The room was clean and comfortable. The shower head was lovely but we couldn't enjoy it without hot water. Took a long time for the water to become mild warm. Staff were friendly and helpful.

            Reviewed December 25, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            RAJA from Malaysia
            Group
            Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

            Perfect stay after got back from mountain climbing ”

            First of all, everything looks new & clean. I booked this hotel after read the last review saying that the hotel has just re-furbished . I guess they did. No bad comments, everything is good, clean, very comfortable & value for money. They provide daily room service ; clean your room, provide clean towel, coffee & tea. The best part for the ones that just got back from mount Kinabalu is that this hotel have elevators / lift. So no need to climb more stairs. Just that the wall is not so thick, you can hear noise from the corridor and at the back road from Sunday market.

            Reviewed April 18, 2017
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Anuar from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Twin
            Stayed 7 nights in November 2011

            Excellent Location with excellent customer service”

            The hotel is really in the middle of Kota Kinabalu town. Walking distance to Gaya Sunday market, restaurants, Philipino Market and etc

            pantai Inn is a Good Budget Hotel with Excellent customer service. I booked for 7 days but arrange for 2 days out to stay in the cool Kundasang town. The staffs put a lot of effort in entertaining my request eventhough they don't have to. Ultimately, they fulfill my request. Everybody happy.

            Reviewed December 07, 2011
            8.3
            Excellent
            Edwin from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 5 nights in May 2011

            A budget inn with a friendly and helpful service”

            it is located in the center of kk town. so, it makes the location very easy to access by foot to all the interesting and nice places.

            i have stayed in pantai inn for 5 nights. for me, i think it is located in the center of all the shopping malls and interesting places in kk town. the vicinity of the inn has everything from supermarket, shopping mall, pasar tani, great local food, etc. even though the room is small, it is still a good budget inn to stay considering it is clean and accessible to many places.

            Reviewed May 19, 2011
            8.4
            Excellent
            Antoni from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

            Clean and modern hotel”

            It's worth paying £4/5 extra and staying here in comparison to the other options you may be contemplating. Clean and modern hotel with friendly staff, good wifi and a decent restaurant next door. One drawback is there isn't a movie channel on the TV, I know it's not essential but Kota Kinabalu tends to be a quiet town so you may be in your hotel more/earlier than you be normally!

            Reviewed April 22, 2017
            8.8
            Excellent
            kalala from Malaysia
            Couple
            Twin
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Beyond expectation”

            For a hotel in Pantai, I was quite shocked at the size of the room. I got a room at the end of the level, 2 single bed room, and it was more spacious than I thought. The shower room was spacious as well but the design of the shower room and the toilet is quite weird. Only 1 door slides between these two rooms so when you are in the shower, and your partner wants to use the toilet, either one of you has to do your thing without closing the door. And we asked for a non-smoking room but somehow the smell of smoke penetrates somehwere. Overall, a nice stay.

            Reviewed April 13, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Ricky from Malaysia
            Group
            Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

            Newly renovated & very clean!”

            Recommended hotel to stay at Kota Kinabalu. Located just beside Gaya Sunday Market and 10 mins walk to Jesselton Jetty (Island Hoping).

            Reviewed April 16, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            JIANI from Malaysia
            Group
            Standard Double
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

            Good for budget travellers”

            Room is newly renovated and looks clean. At the price we paid, it was a really good deal. Bed is comfortable and air-cond works fine. The shower (good pressure) and toilet is separated but they share the same sliding door (might be inconvenient to some). For those who wish to go to Padang Merdeka (for airport bus/minivan to Kinabalu Park) or to Jesselton point for island hopping, the location of this hotel is perfect.

            Reviewed April 10, 2017
            7.7
            Very good
            Jean from Philippines
            Family with young children
            Twin
            Stayed 1 night in October 2011

            Good value hotel”

            Inexpensive, near waterfront and malls, helpful staff

            the inn is located along the main road of the city and just a few blocks away from the waterfront and several malls in the area. upon arrival, i presented my agoda booking with the receptionist. i was given a key to a room and directed where to go. i was confused because the room number printed on the key is 103 but i was told to get to the lift. when i get to the lift, it became clear to me that the ground floor (g) is not the same as the first floor (1). so off we go to the 1st floor (which is actually on the second level) and to our twin room. the plastic casing on the key chain functions as the key card for the power. there are several switches in the room that can turn on/off the same set of lights and the switch for the aircon was on the same panel but was not properly identified so i thought the aircon unit was broken since i couldn’t make the remote work. the room provided to us has a connecting door to the adjacent room. initially, this concerned me as there are occupants on the other side of the room (i can hear them) but upon close inspection, the door has locks from both sides. the room is bigger than the ones in singapore. glasses were provided but no drinking water (drinking water is for sale on the lobby). the beds are okay, the sheets and pillows are clean. there is a small clothes cabinet at the foot of the bed and provided with a few hangers. toilet is functional but there is no partition between the toilet and shower area. the shower head is positioned near the bathroom door so when you take a shower, you have to close the door or water will spill-over to the bedroom. astro (their cable network) has been terminated so we were left to make do with 1 english channel. although the hotel is fronting the main road, our room is located at the back so the noise of the traffic doesn’t reach us. hotel staffs are helpful but they have difficulty answering me back in english. overall, the price is of good value.

            Reviewed October 13, 2011
            7.7
            Very good
            Romeo from Philippines
            Couple
            Twin
            Stayed 5 nights in November 2014

            Value for money”

            Location, Staff, Value for money

            Here are some issues that others might be interested in. 1. They charge extra for booking Kota Kinabalu tours like the visit to Mari Mari village or visit Mount Kinabalu. Around 30 ringgit more. 2. TV at least in the twin room we stayed in was small box type. It had around 5 or 6 channels all Malay/Chinese/Filipino. There was one channel in english. 3. Internet was unreliable.

            Reviewed November 28, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Chooi from Malaysia
            Group
            Triple
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

            Great location and friendly staff”

            Very clean small rooms

            The Gaya tamu Sunday market is just a street behind the hotel. Enjoyed the shopping experience. There is a restaurant next to the hotel offer delicious food at reasonable prices. There is a seafood restaurant on the adjacent road and local food shops and restaurants around the hotel. The handicraft market, wet market and central market is just about 20 mins walk from the hotel. We had an great time shopping and enjoy the delicious food in KK.

            Reviewed October 20, 2011
            8.4
            Excellent
            jazzeyra from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in October 2018

            A good budget hotel”

            This is my third stay in this hotel whenever I came to Kota Kinabalu. Recommended to book early for your visit to avoid disappointment.

            Reviewed October 19, 2018
            8.3
            Excellent
            Peter from Hungary
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 1 night in May 2014

            Excellent location, professional staff”

            Location, Staff, Cleanliness

            We spent two nights before/after our trip to Mt. kinabalu. We booked the second night at the reception, without any hassle. The hotel is in an excellent location, Gaya street, philippino market, food markets, malls, all in a walking distance. The staff at the reception is very professional. The room was average in size, but spotlessly clean. Great for a shorter stay.

            Reviewed May 22, 2014
            7.3
            Very good
            CHONG from Malaysia
            Couple
            Twin
            Stayed 1 night in June 2013

            comfortable and clean room, nice staff”

            behind the restuarant on ground floor , easy go shopping , market, good receiption.everything is ok

            very good hotel, budget hotel , near night life , shopping centre and foood court and restuarant, provide airport transfer shuttle, nice staff at feceiption counter. any way every thing is very good, i will suggest my friend to stay at this hotel if they are in kota kinabalu next time...

            Reviewed July 06, 2013
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